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Summary

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.

Experiences

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 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

Personality

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

Knowledge

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

Education

  • 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 in 0000 Certification

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Dutch
Native
English
Full Proficiency
French
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:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
  • International:
    Yes

Publications

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

Area / Region

Leuven, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • Yes

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