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Summary

I am a translational infectious disease researcher, educated in biotechnology and specialized in medical molecular microbiology and virology, and with work experience in academic, industrial and clinical research laboratories. The focus of my research is on the characterization of the cervicovaginal microbiome, safety and effectivity of vaginal probiotic formulations, safety of vaginal microbicides and diagnosis of HIV and other reproductive tract infections.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Science Teacher Eeklo, Belgium
    Since September 2017

  • Lecturer Biochemistry Ghent, Belgium
    Since September 2016

Past Experience

  • Science Teacher Ghent, Belgium
    January 2017 --- February 2018

  • Science Teacher Eeklo
    September 2016 --- September 2017

  • Science Teacher Deinze
    March 2017 --- June 2017

  • Science Teacher Anzegem, Belgium
    May 2016 --- June 2016

  • Science teacher Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
    October 2015 --- April 2016

  • Science Teacher
    February 2015 --- April 2015

  • Program Manager - Network for Education and Support in Immunisation
    May 2013 --- May 2014

  • Program Coordinator - STI Research
    November 2012 --- May 2014

  • Technical Advisor - STI diagnostics
    January 2009 --- May 2014

  • Senior Scientist - Reproductive Tract Infections
    December 2010 --- November 2012

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    April 2006 --- December 2010

  • PhD student - Vaginal Microbiome
    April 2000 --- April 2006
    Characterization of the vaginal microbiota

  • Researcher - Assay development
    January 1997 --- April 2000
    Development of HIV drug resistance assays on the INNO-LiPA platform.

  • Researcher - HIV Drug Resistance
    March 1994 --- December 1996

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
ImmunologyCell biologyMicroscopymolecular biologyAssay developmentInfectious diseasesLaboratoryClinical researchVirologyBiotechnologyLifesciencesImmunisationVaccinologyBiochemistryPCRVaccinesLife SciencesMicrobiologyqPCRCell Culture

Education

  • Specific Teacher Training in Chemistry & Biology from Ghent University in 2016
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Master Class in from Het Perspectief in 2015
  • Specific Teacher Training in from Het Perspectief in 2015
  • Doctor of Biomedical Sciences in Medical Microbiology from Ghent University in 2006
  • Master in Biotechnology from Ghent University in 1993
  • Sciences in from OLVP Sint-Niklaas in 1988

Languages

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

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    1 week
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl freelancer :    40 Hours per week
    BrightOwl employee
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

Zwijnaarde, Ghent, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • Yes