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Summary

Multidisciplinary postdoctoral researcher working in the interface between chemistry, bioconjugation, drug delivery and immunology. Capable of developing and implementing new ideas in both individual and team-based projects. Dependable, resourceful, efficient and creative.

Experiences

Past Experience

  • Postdoctoral researcher
    July 2013 --- October 2014
    Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine & Pharmacology (LMRP) Guidance: Prof. Jeffrey A. Hubbell Project: Photocleavable and redox-sensitive block copolymers for drug delivery and vaccine development - Development of stimuli-triggered vaccines using conjugated polymers to oligonucleotides and peptides. I synthesized, purified, characterized and assembled the conjugates into nanometric micelles of various formulations and they were studied in their in vivo application as vaccines. - Organizer of group meetings for the nanoparticle subdivision

  • Postdoctoral researcher
    July 2011 --- June 2013
    Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Guidance: Prof. Dennis E. Discher. Project: Photocleavable and redox-sensitive block copolymers for drug delivery and vaccine development - Development of stimuli-sensitive worm-like micelles as drug delivery systems. Expanding into the field of drug delivery I synthesized, purified, characterized and assembled (DNA-)block copolymers into worm-like micelles that were implemented as successful drug delivery carriers for cancer treatment. The results are currently being written into a manuscript for submission. - Project supervisor and trainer of students at B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. - Teaching "Nanoscale Systems Biology". - Responsible for the maintenance of the gel permeation chromatography (GPC) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) machines. - Developer of scientific proposals. - Reviewer of manuscripts.

  • PhD student
    August 2006 --- April 2011
    PhD student in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. Stratingh Institute for Chemistry. Promoters: Prof. Gerard Roelfes and Prof. Ben L. Feringa. Thesis title: Development of functional DNA-based systems (ISBN 978-90-367-4832-2) - Construction and application of DNA-based functional systems. In a promising but still emerging group in the field of DNA-based systems I established the conjugation of metal catalysts, peptides and organic molecules to oligonucleotides as well as their purification, assembly and application in catalysis, molecular sensing and light harvesting. As a result my work was published in several peer-reviewed scientific journals. - Project supervisor and trainer of students at B.Sc. and M.Sc. levels - Teaching of practical courses: "Organic Synthesis for Pharmacy" and "Synthesis and Analysis I" - Jury member in the 2007 Stratingh Award for the best student colloquium in the department of molecular organic and inorganic chemistry.

  • Researcher
    February 2011 --- March 2011
    Researcher at the Stratingh Insitute for Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Gerard Roelfes. Project: An ATP sensor based on DNA-directed split murine dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) reassembly

  • Trainee
    September 2003 --- January 2004
    Training at the gas chromatography department

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
NMRDrug DeliveryOrganic SynthesisOrganic ChemistrySpectroscopyMass SpectrometryPolymer ChemistryChemistryHPLCBiochemistryGPCscienceProtein chemistryProtein ExpressionSupramolecular ChemistryBiomolecular ChemistryBioconjugationNanoparticlesConjugation

Education

  • Master's degree in Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry from Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen in 2006
  • Bachelor's degree in Organic Chemistry from Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen in 2004
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Universitat Jaume I in 2004

Area / Region

Lausanne, Switzerland

Others

Driving License
  • No