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Highly motivated and skilled Research Expert in Biosciences engineering, in particular in recombinant production and engineering of complex proteins and in unraveling their structure-function relationships, seeking new opportunities in life sciences.


Current Experience

  • Post Doctoral Researcher/Project Manager
    Since October 2013
    Project manager of FP7 European collaboration project entitled 'Sucrose Synthase as cost-effective mediator of Glycosylation Reactions" (SUSY) at the InBIO lab at the University of Ghent. The project aims to develop a technologic platform to engineer carbohydrate-modifying enzymes for use in cost-effective glycosylation processes of flavanoids compounds. As such, the platform technology offers a potential alternative for expensive and less efficient glycosylation reactions used in food-processing or pharmaceutical industry nowadays.

Past Experience

  • Visiting Research Fellow Würzburg, Germany
    August 2014 --- September 2014

    HPLC method optimization

  • Research associate
    January 2013 --- August 2013
    Co-operation with the design and development of a Bacterial-Two-Hybrid System for detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa DNA polymerase/bacteriophage interactions

  • PhD in Bioscience Engineering
    October 2008 --- January 2013
    My PhD thesis focussed on the fields of molecular genetics and biotechnology, more specifically on the potential development and optimization of bacteriophage encoded peptidoglycan lytic enzymes into effective agents to combat multi-drug resistant bacterial infections.


Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingAttention to detailCollaborationCuriosityFlexibilityIndependenceProblem solvingResponsibilitySociabilityStrategic thinkingInnovative thinkingCoordination


LinkedIn Assessment :
molecular biologyMicrobiologyEnzyme AssaysCell CulturePCRGel ElectrophoresisFPLCGeneticsBiotechnologyBiochemistryLife SciencesscienceDNABioinformaticsScientific WritingCell biologyResearchProtein chemistry

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Analyze data Guide students Interpret data Lab scale batches Molecular Diagnostics Report data Technology research Use a confocal microscopy Write papers Write protocolsAdjust methodsAdjust processes Advise on strategyAnalyze proteinCell cultureCoachcollaborate in research projects at universitiesCollaborate with project teamCollaborate with PI and institution to respond to any audit findings and implement-approved recommendations.Conduct literature searchesConduct research at universitiesCoordinate projectsWritten presentationUse laboratory techniquesSupervise PhD studentsSolve problemsReview protocolsR&Dproject managementPeople managementOrganise meetingsOral presentation


  • Module 1 in Spanish Language from Centrum voor Levende Talen in 2015
  • Module 3 in French Language from Centrum voor Levende Talen in 2014
  • Module 2 in French Language from Centrum voor Levende Talen in 2013
  • Master's degree in Bioengineering, Cell and Gene Technology from KU Leuven in 2008
  • Bachelor's degree in Bioengineering from KU Leuven in 2005
  • in Science/Mathematics from Ursula Insituut in 2003

Training and Certification

  • Mentoring programme (MenTa) @ UGent in 2016 Certification
  • Communication Training: learn how to communicate European projects in 2014 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Professional Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    3 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Account Manager - Life Sciences Biomedical Scientist Biologist Business Development Manager Chemical Analyst Doctoral Researcher Team Leader Study director Senior Scientist Senior Consultant Scientist Scientific Researcher Scientific consultant Scientific Advisor Research Scientist Project Manager Principal Scientist Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Locations I am interested in:
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 2 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:


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

Area / Region

Aarschot, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes