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PhD in (bio)organic chemistry with a broad experience in academia and pharma industry. Experience as entrepreneur. Knowledge of GMP. My career path has offered me an exciting interdisciplinary scenario, in which I had an opportunity to grow as a professional. Recognized for being flexible and adabtable, I am always keen to learn more.


Current Experience

  • Process Development and R&D Specialist
    Since January 2017
    API Development - technology transfer - R&D, method development - troubleshooting based on the scientific and practical knowledge, project management, broad activities in different areas of expertise - knowledge of GMP

Past Experience

  • Subject Matter expert
    February 2016 --- July 2016
    As SME I was -in charge of the overall management and ownership of an internal business process (Q-Syn/Q-RS), writing, updating and follow-up of regulatory documents describing the synthesis of an API. -acted as a liaison between the different stakeholders in different departments and played an active role by assisting technical teams in the whole Q-Syn/Q-RS process.

  • Expert (postdoc)
    January 2014 --- February 2016
    Responsibility for collaborative projects in organic and sustainable chemistry

  • researcher
    October 2012 --- April 2013
    Chem.responsible for the synthesis of superparamagnetic nanoparticles for their further application in the fields of neurodegeneration, cancer and immunology for the isolation of selective membrane and cell compartments.

  • Co-founder, Programme manager
    July 2009 --- June 2010
    Active involvement in the start-up of a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of safe and effective kinase inhibitors with localized activity. After the start up responsibility for • further platform validation • writing grant proposals • setting up in-house organic chemistry facilities

  • Senior Scientist
    October 2005 --- January 2009
    • development of efficient routes to the target molecules • multi-step organic synthesis • line responsibility for a group of technicians. • coaching young co-workers

  • Wetenschappelijk medewerker
    October 2001 --- October 2005
    Organic synthesis/solid-phase chemistry/MW synthesis Transition metal-catalyzed reactions

  • Wetenschappelijk medewerker
    June 2004 --- July 2004
    Synthesis of biologically active heterocycles. Microwave chemistry.

  • Wetenschappelijk medewerker
    September 2002 --- December 2002
    Synthesis of biologically active heterocycles. Microwave and solid-phase chemistry.

  • Visting PhD student
    October 1998 --- September 2000
    Steroidal chemistry. Synthesis of precursors of vitamins D, their metabolites and analogues. Potato glycoalkaloids as starting material for the synthesis of steroidal hormones. Method development.


Self Assessment :
Organic ChemistryGMPProcess improvementTechnology transferAnalytical Method ValidationScientific WritingNanotechnologyKnowledge of the drug development processChemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC)ChromatographyCMC Regulatory AffairsDrug Development
LinkedIn Assessment :
Organic ChemistryOrganic SynthesisChemistryMedicinal ChemistryHeterocyclic ChemistryDrug DesignSciFinderLifesciencesNanoparticlesEnglishSynthetic ChemistryNMRCatalysisMaterials SciencenanofiltrationDrug DiscoveryLife SciencesNuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)Pharmaceutical IndustryR&Dscience

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Guide students Lab scale batches Write papers Write protocolsAdjust methodsAdjust processes and methods Build the CMC development plan Create SOPs Develop protocolsAPI synthesis route developmentChemistry Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) activitiescollaborate in research projects at universities


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Area / Region

Leuven, Belgium


Driving License
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