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If a research project evolves towards a routine analysis, the implementation of a quality system is an important issue. A bit in the same manner changed my career. A path which started off as molecular microbiologist in an academic research lab has led towards my current position as quality manager of a forensic institute. Specialties : * Molecular Microbiology / Molecular Biology * Forensic Sciences * Quality Management Systems (ISO 170205 – ISO 15189) * Quality assessments/audits (internal and external) * Validation * CAPA * People management


Current Experience

  • Quality Assurance (QA) Manager
    Since December 2011
    Quality Assurance Manager at Nationaal Instituut voor Criminalistiek en Criminologie / Institut National de Criminalistique et de Criminologie Coordination of the total quality management for all forensic laboratories in the institute. Maintaining the ISO 17025 accreditation and expansion of the scope. People management. The fields of expertise of the laboratories are: biology (DNA, microspores, entomology), drugs and toxicology, ballistics and digital information; and analytic chemistry (fibers, paints, glass, ..)

Past Experience

  • Guest Lecturer "Integrale Kwaliteitszorg" (TQM)
    September 2011 --- September 2013
    IKZ voor medische laboratorium technologen. 3e bachelor MLT

  • Molecular Biologist
    September 2010 --- November 2011
    Molecular Diagnositcs (Molecular Microbiology). - Viral Detection and Typing. - Bacterial Identification and Typing - Fungal Identification

  • QA Manager Lab Clinical Biology
    September 2010 --- November 2011
    Qualtiy Assurance of the Clinical Biology Laboratory ISO 15189 accreditation

  • Head of the Reference Lab Listeria
    May 2009 --- September 2010
    Routine identification, serotyping. Molecular serotyping, PFGE, MLST, MLVA Molecular techniques for other reference labs (meningococci, salmonella). eCDC reporting

  • FWO Postdoctoral researcher
    January 2004 --- April 2009
    Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biofilm Research

  • Postdoc researcher
    January 2004 --- January 2005
    Medical Microbiology, Taxonomy

  • PhD student
    January 1996 --- January 2002
    Medical Microbiology, Diagnostics

  • Assistant Product Manager
    July 1995 --- March 1996


LinkedIn Assessment :
molecular biologyQuality Assurance (QA)DiagnosticsMicrobiologyInfectious diseasesPCRVirologyQuality SystemsQuality AuditingDNAForensic InvestigationsqPCRValidationscienceMolecular DiagnosticsQuality SystemsClinical researchChemistryHardware DiagnosticsLifesciencesLife Sciences


  • in Quality Expert from Amelior in 2014
  • in PhD in Medical Sciences from Universiteit Gent in 2002
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.), Biotechnology in Msc, Biotechnology from Universiteit Gent in 1994
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Chemistry in from Universiteit Gent in 1992
  • in Postgraduate Studies in Medical Mycology from Universiteit Gent in 0

Area / Region

9870 Zulte, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes