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Following my PhD and Post-doctoral positions as a Bio-science engineer I am looking for new challenges in the life-science industry. I aim to transfer my academic knowledge and skills to an, as of yet, new industrial area.


Past Experience

  • Postdoctoral Researcher Heverlee, Leuven, Belgium
    November 2015 --- December 2016

    • Co-management of the research group (Salmonella & Probiotics)
    • Project management of FP7-EU-COATIM project
    • Project management IWT-SBO research project (
    • Research & Development of small-molecule biofilm inhibitors
    • Tech Transfer of research results
    • Project development and application


  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    October 2013 --- September 2014

    • Study of broadly applicable biofilm inhibitors and their applications
    • Co-supervision and scientific support at the Salmonella & Probiotics group (9 PhD students, 3 technicians)
    • Group management and scientist in FP7-EU-COATIM project (
    • Collaborator and scientist in IWT-SBO-NEMOA project (

  • PhD Student
    September 2008 --- September 2013
    Doctor of Bioscience Engineering, KU Leuven, Arenberg Doctoral School Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology Fellow PhD thesis: Identification and characterization of new, broadly applicable small molecule inhibitors of Salmonella biofilm formation Promoters: Prof. J. Vanderleyden and Dr. S. De Keersmaecker Group management and scientist in FP7-EU-COATIM project ( Scientist in IWT-SBO-NEMOA project (


Self Assessment :
CollaborationPerspectiveInnovative thinkingIndependenceFlexibilityCreative thinkingAdaptabilityResiliencyWillingness to compromiseAssertivenessCritical thinkingOptimism


Self Assessment :
Cell biology R&D Scientific writingBiotechnologyDNADNA extractionDNA sequencingDrug development processEarly development stageFlow CytometryFluorescence MicroscopyGood Publication Practice (GPP)GeneticsIn VitroInfectious diseasesKnowledge of the drug development processLaboratoryLaboratory study designMicrobiologyMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicroscopyMolecular & Cellular BiologyMolecular CloningPCRPeptidesPowerPointProject ManagementPre-clinical researchProtocolProblem-solving methods and troubleshootingScientific methodologyScientific WritingStrategic PlanningTeam Leadership
LinkedIn Assessment :
Scientific Writingmolecular biologyGeneticsMicrobiologyTechnology transferBiofilmsSalmonella

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analyze data Develop protocols Guide students Interpret data Lab scale batches Report data Technology research Use a confocal microscopy Write papersAdjust processes and methodsAssist with experimentsAttend seminarsAttend investigator meetingCollaborate with project teamConduct literature searchesConduct university research Confocal microscopyDesign scientific projects (in biology)Design protocolDesign studyEvaluate protocolsExecute scientific projectsInterpret dataLiaise with research teamManage laboratory proceduresManage projects resourcesmanaging a small teamManuscript preparation and reviewNegotiate budget Oral presentationOrganise meetingsOrganise steering committeeOrganize scientific projects (in biology)Present at steering committeePresent data at congressProtocol managementPublication of articlesPublish scientific projectsReport dataResearch at universitiesReview data interpretationSupervise techniciansWritten presentationWrite protocolsWrite papers


  • Ph.D. in Bioscience Engineering (Microbiology) from KU Leuven, Belgium in 2015
  • Master in Bio-science Engineering in Major: Cell and Gene Biotechnology, Minor: Food- and health from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2008

Training and Certification

  • Exploitation of Research - Technology & Knowledge Transfer in 2012 Training
  • Intellectual Property Management in 2011 Training
  • Languages

    BrightOwl Assessment:
    Self Assessment:
    Full Proficiency
    Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Scientist Sciences & Maths teacher Project Manager researcher Drug Safety Officer Product Manager Quality manager Research Scientist Project Coordinator
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Antwerpen, België Beerse, Belgium Brussel, België Geel, Belgium Hasselt, Belgium Herentals, Belgium Heverlee, Leuven, Belgium Leuven, België Mechelen, België Puurs, Belgium Vlaams-Brabant, België
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:


    Expert has 7 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Oud-Heverlee, België


Driving License
  • Yes