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Skilled, enthusiastic, competitive and internationally-oriented scientist with interests in engineering, (bio)technology and project management related to the life science industry. I am passionate about developing expertise in new and challenging topics and keeping up to date with innovative technologies.


Current Experience

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    Since October 2014
    TOPIC: Mitochondrial (dys)function and autophagy in metabolic disorders fundamentally linked to the liver -Design and coordination of multidisciplinary research on mitochondrial function and autophagy in fatty liver disease in vitro and in vivo -Implementation of techniques to evaluate mitochondrial function and apoptosis for research and diagnostic purposes SKILLS -Training and daily supervision of PhD students and lab technicians -Coordination of (international) collaborations -Writing scientific articles and project applications -Lab work: cell culture, animal trials, enzymology, spectrophotometry, q(RT)-PCR, western blot, ELISA, fluorescence and confocal microscopy etc

Past Experience

  • Visiting Academic
    November 2014 --- December 2014
    TOPIC: Learn biochemical techniques to evaluate mitochondrial function TECHNIQUES: Enzymology, spectrophotometry, standard biochemical assays

  • PhD student
    October 2010 --- October 2014
    TOPIC: Exploite yeast as a model to investigate mitochondrial dysfunction and apoptosis -Design, execution, analysis and interpretation of experimental results to detect apoptosis and mitochondrial dysfunction in yeast and higher unicellular eukaryotic models -Fundamental research related to peptide-based drugs and repositioning of existing drugs, in combination with mode of action analysis SKILLS -Training and supervision of several master thesis students -Coordination of (international) collaborations -Manuscript writing, poster and oral presentations -Lab work: all standard microorganism-related techniques (transformation, propagation), flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, mammalian cell culture, PCR, object oriented programming

  • PhD student
    January 2014 --- January 2014
    Department of Medicine and the Stony Brook Cancer Center


Self Assessment :
Attention to detailAssertivenessCommunicativeCoordinationFlexibilityInterest in knowledgeOptimismProblem solvingResponsibilitySelf-disciplineStrategic thinkingWillingness to compromise


Self Assessment :
Project ManagementFlow CytometryJavaFluorescence Microscopy
LinkedIn Assessment :
ProgrammingscienceR&DMicrobiologyResearchLabVIEWBiochemistrymolecular biologyLifesciencesChemistryLife SciencesCell CultureCellAssay developmentScientific WritingPCRCell biologyBiotechnologyEnglish

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Develop clinical trial protocols Molecular Diagnostics Technology research Use a confocal microscopy Write papersBiomarker ResearchCoachCollaborate with project teamConduct animal studiesCoordinate projectsDesign clinical trialDesign inclusion criteriaDiscuss treatments with investigatorInterpret dataManuscript reviewOral presentationOrganise meetingsOrganize scientific projects (in biology)People managementPrepare manuscriptR&DRead medical literature


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Bioscience Engineering from KU Leuven in 2014
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Biochemical Engineering from Groep T - Internationale Hogeschool Leuven in 2010
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Groep T - Internationale Hogeschool Leuven in 2009

Training and Certification

  • Laboratory Animal Science Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    6 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Preclinical Scientist Project Manager R&D Associate Scientist Scientific Writer drug discovery
  • Positions I am NOT interested in:
    Clinical Project Leader Clinical Trial Manager (CTM)
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
  • International:


    Expert has 8 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Leuven, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes