Project manager Abiotic stress
Since January 2015
Management of projects delivering new technology and data generation on the process of determining differences in plant reactions to abiotic stress, with the objective to register new varieties and create commercial products with a specified set of trait characteristics, according to business requirements.
January 2014 --- December 2014
Responsible for the scientific set-up, planning and execution as well as the analysis and interpretation of experiments, screening the company's germplasm for a whole number of plant traits and abiotic stress factors, thus providing the breeders with specific information for further improving the different sugar beet varieties.
PhD student in biology
August 2013 --- January 2014
Title: Sweet immunity in model plants and important crops. Abstract: Recent data suggest that a universal sucrose and oligosaccharide mediated signaling pathway exists in all plants that contributes to multi-stress tolerance in plants and perhaps in all eukaryotes. This sweet immunity concept will be checked by biochemical and molecular work on tobacco and Arabidopsis as model plants. Future application prospectives will be verified on strawberry and tomato as important crops in Flanders. Tasks: - Grow tobacco plants under stabile conditions. - Plan, execute, process and report on scientific research experiments. - Quantification of sugars (HPLC), enzymatic activities (ELISA) and gene expression (RT-qPCR). - Function within a team, discussing results and experimental setups. - Write and defend project papers and applications in front of a panel of experts. - Assist bachelor and master students in their research projects. - Present topics to large groups of students.
August 2011 --- August 2011
August 2010 --- August 2010
July 2008 --- July 2008
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Skills and Expertise
Report data Technology researchAdjust processes and methodsAnalyse growth / improvement potentialbudgeting of R&D activitiesManage research projectsManage projects resourcesFollow up projectsExecute scientific projectsManage multiple projectsOrganize scientific projects (in biology)Design scientific projects (in biology)coordinating research projectsCollaborate with project teamSet up research projectsCoordinate projects Plant physiology
Master of Science in Biology in from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2013
Bachelor of Science in Biology in Master of Science in Biology from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2011
in Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2009
in Wiskunde - Wetenschappen from Katholiek Onderwijs Landen in 2007
Training and Certification
Laboratory Animal Science in 2013 Certification
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