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Current Experience

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    Since March 2012
    ROCK inhibition as a neuroprotective and regenerative therapy in glaucoma (in collaboration with Amakem NV, IWT innovation mandate) ROCK inhibition in diabetic retinopathy Understanding metalloproteinase functions in blood retinal barrier disruption during inflammation of the eye The role of matrix metalloproteinases in the development of the mouse cerebellar cortex

Past Experience

  • PhD student
    September 2007 --- March 2012
    The role of matrix metalloproteinases in the development of the mouse cerebellar cortex (IWT fellowship)

  • Laboratory Technician
    January 2007 --- August 2007
    Microscopy, Imaging & Histology


Self Assessment :
TrustResponsibilityProactivityOptimismInterest in knowledgeCuriosityCollaborationFlexibilitySelf-disciplineOrganization


Self Assessment :
Animal models Cell biology Diabetes Scientific writingAnesthesiaAntibodiesBiologyBiomedical SciencesCell biologyCell CultureConfocal MicroscopyFluorescence MicroscopyGrant WritingGraphPad PrismHistologyImmunocytochemistry (ICC)Immunohistochemistry (IHC)In VivoIn VitroInflammationLaboratory SkillsMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft WordMolecular & Cellular BiologyNeuroscienceOphthalmologyPCRPhysiologyPre-clinical researchProtein ExpressionProteomicsqPCRreal-time PCRReport WritingScientific WritingSDS-PAGESurgeryTeachingTissue CultureWestern Blotting
LinkedIn Assessment :
NeuroscienceImmunohistochemistryWestern BlottingNeurodevelopmentOphthalmologyAnimal WorkGlaucomaRetinaEx VivoFluorescence MicroscopyCryosectioningScientific Writing

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Guide students Develop protocols Interpret data Use a confocal microscopy Write papersUse western blotting techniqueUse fluorescence microscopySupervise PhD studentsSupervise techniciansSetup of research equipmentPublish scientific projectsPresent data at congressPeople managementManuscript reviewInteract with ethics committeeExecute scientific projectsEthics committee submissionsdrafting grant applicationsConduct literature searchesConduct animal studiesCell culture


  • Doctor (dr) in Biologie (Biology) from KU Leuven in 2012
  • Master's degree in Biologie (Biology), Animal Physiology and Neurobiology from KU Leuven in 2006
  • Bachelor's degree in Biologie (Biology) from Universiteit Hasselt in 2004
  • in from Sint-Jozefscollege in 0

Training and Certification

  • Biosafety and Radioactivity Certification
  • Course Thematic Research Training: BioSCENTer-Doctoral School course ‘Life Science Technology Watch’ Certification
  • Expert Laboratory Animal Leader (FELASA C) Certification
  • VGM- safety, health, environment in the lab’ Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Professional Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Scientist Laboratory Manager Molecular Biologist Postdoctoral Research Fellow Preclinical Scientist Project Leader R&D project manager - Preclinical research - Neurodegenerative Diseases Research associate
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Antwerp, Belgium Brussels, Belgium Flemish Brabant, Belgium Limburg, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 1 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:

Area / Region

Tielt-Winge, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes