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Current Experience

  • Ph.D. Student Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Since October 2012

    Fluorimetric imaging of nanoparticles in cells
    Impact of nanoparticles on dendritic cells

    Promoter: Prof. dr. Marcel Ameloot, co-promoter: Prof. dr. Jef Hooyberghs

    The nano-bio interaction in living cells was studied using advanced optical imaging methods, including image correlation spectroscopy and single particle tracking microscopy. Nanoparticle uptake, their intracellular transport and fate were assessed in hematopoietic progenitor cells and dendritic cells. Functional effects of nanoparticles on dendritic cells were investigated as well. Here, cells were exposed to a mixture of nanoparticles and allergens. Combined exposure to both nanoparticles and allergens resulted in a competitive effect on the allergic sensitization response in which the observed effects were at least partially attributed to changes in the nanoparticle protein corona composition.

Past Experience

  • Research Assistant (Holiday Job) Zonhoven, Belgium
    July 2011 --- August 2012

    Research project: Early warning monitoring system for prediction of disease outcome and for design of life saving therapy in sepsis and inflammation

    Supervisor: Dr. Eugene Bosmans

    During this holiday job, I was involved in biomarker research of serum samples of patients from ZOL (Genk). Here, I analyzed the kinetic profiles of several serum proteins and cytokines using flow cytometry and turbidimetry. 


Self Assessment :
CompetitivenessCuriosityFlexibilityKindnessResponsibilityResult OrientedTrustWillingness to compromise


Self Assessment :
Cell biology Scientific writingNanotechnologyToxicologyStem cell researchIn VitroIn vitro diagnostics (IVD)

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Analyze data Create SOPs Guide students Interpret data Report data Use a confocal microscopy Write papersAseptic techniquesCell culturecollaborate in research projects at universitiesCollect dataConduct literature searchesConduct research at universitiesInterpret scientific dataInterpret research resultsManuscript preparationOral presentationOrganise meetingsPresent data at congressPublication of articlesTeachingTeach university studentsUse fluorescence microscopyUse western blotting technique


  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Universiteit Hasselt in 2016
  • Master in Biomedical Sciences from Universiteit Hasselt in 2012
  • Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences from Universiteit Hasselt in 2010

Training and Certification

  •  Laboratory Animal Science – FELASA C in 2012 Certification
  •  Radiation Protection in 2012 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Professional Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    1 week
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Post-doctoral Fellow Research Assistant Associate Scientist
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Belgium Netherlands
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
    BrightOwl freelancer :    38 Hours per week
    BrightOwl employee :    100% FTE
  • International:


    Expert has 4 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Bilzen, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes