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Summary

during my academic Career in Biomedical research, i gained a solid expertise in fundamental Stem cell research and Immunology. i am familiar with Project Planning and delivery, and accustomed to establish professional collaborations within academia and biopharmaceutical industry. i am proficient in scientific/medical information retrieval, representation and Communication. i learned that my strengths and passion lie in Project Management, scientific/medical knowledge and Communication. for this reason, i am looking for a challenging opportunity in Clinical research and i am convinced that my skills closely match the requirements for a position in medical affairs.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Project Officer Health & Food

    Brussels, Belgium
    Since November 2016

    coordination of Research projects regarding "Health" and "Food" topics: defining project proposals, analyzing scientific information, composing test schedules, evaluating test results, contacting external experts and specialists, writing technical reports, collaboration with editorial department for Publications in magazines (test-aankoop magazine and test-gezond) or online, and providing active project follow-up.

    Coordination of research projects regarding "health" and "food" topics: defining project proposals, analyzing scientific information, composing test schedules, evaluating test results, contacting external experts and specialists, writing technical reports, collaboration with editorial department for publications in magazines (Test-Aankoop magazine and Test-Gezond) or online, and providing active project follow-up.

Past Experience

  • Postdoctoral Researcher

    April 2015 --- May 2016
    after being successfully graduated with a phd degree in Biomedical Sciences in march 2015, i have been continuing my research work in the Lab of pediatric Immunology at ku leuven in the position of Postdoctoral Researcher. primary objectives included research completion in view of publication in a high-impact journal in the field of Stem cell research, combined with a strong emphasis on Communication with collaborators and funding agencies, and supervision of starting team members.

  • PhD researcher

    December 2010 --- March 2015
    modulation of the natural and adaptive immune system by multistem® my phd research focused on the effect of multistem®, a proprietary Clinical-grade stem cell product of multipotent adult progenitor cells (mapcs), on the Phenotype and functionality of different kinds of immune cells (nk cells and ctls). similar to other adult Stem Cells, multistem is capable of long-term self-renewal and functional multi-lineage differentiation, next to displaying immune and Inflammation modulating properties. therefore, it is currently being evaluated in the clinic as an allogeneic ‘off-the-shelf’ product for cardiovascular and neurological repair, and as immunotherapy in immune-associated disorders. during my doctoral research, the In Vitro immunological behavior of multistem was analyzed and evidence was provided that multistem is low immunogenic and has potent immunosuppressive effects on nk cells and ctls. in addition, we have contributed to a better understanding of this complex immune regulatory mechanism. these data represent an extensive contribution to the current knowledge and will be valuable to optimize future Clinical studies on the immunotherapeutic function of adult Stem Cells in general. i have obtained a broad expertise in both fundamental Stem cell research and Immunology through working in close collaboration within academia (Lab of Clinical Immunology and stem cell institute leuven) and biopharmaceutical industry (athersys/regenesys bvba). i have acquired technical know-how including Cell Culture, immune cell isolation, immunological Assays, Flow Cytometry, Fluorescence-associated cell sorting, Microscopy and standard techniques (PCR, ELISA and Western blot). i have gathered experience in Experimental Design, scientific Communication, Project Planning and delivery. i discussed my work in peer-reviewed Publications and during Presentations at (inter)national meetings. additionally, i have supervised and mentored interns and undergraduate students.

Personality

Self Assessment :
Attention to detailCollaborationCommunicativeCuriosityDiligenceFlexibilityProblem solvingResult OrientedSociability

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Scientific writingBiomedical SciencesClinical researchGood Clinical Practice (GCP)Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)ICH guidelinesImmunoassaysImmunologyLaboratory SkillsLife SciencesMedical writingMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft WordPreclinical ResearchPresentation SkillsStem cell researchTeamwork
LinkedIn Assessment :
Cell Culturemolecular biologyMicroscopyAnimal ModelsStem cell researchImmunologyCommunicationScientific WritingPCRWestern BlottingBiochemistryscienceCell biologyELISAMolecular CloningFluorescence MicroscopyRT-PCRFlow Cytometry

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Doctoral School of Immunology and Microbiology from KU Leuven in 2015
  • Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences, Major research / Minor management - communication from KU Leuven in 2010
  • High School in Science-Mathematics from WICO Campus Mater Dei Overpelt in 2005

Training and Certification

  • Course on Statistics in 0000 Certification
  • Evening course French - CEFR level B2 vantage in 0000 Certification
  • GCP Training Course for Experienced Researchers in 0000 Certification
  • Laboratory Animal Science - FELASA Cat B in 0000 Certification
  • Medical Writing Training Program in 0000 Certification
  • Radiation protection in 0000 Certification
  • Working in cleanroom in 0000 Certification

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Dutch
Native
English
Full Proficiency
French
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Medical Affairs Associate Medical Manager Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Medical Writer
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Antwerp, Belgium Brussels, Belgium Leuven, Belgium Mechelen, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 1 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:
    Yes

Publications

    Expert has 2 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Leuven, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • Yes

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