BrightOwl Loader Loading


Current Experience

  • Managing Director
    Since June 2013

    • Director R&D @ Facio Therapies (09/2014 - present)
    • Providing support and advice in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors in a wide range of areas.

    - critical assessment of novel opportunities
    - defining the strategic direction of drug discovery projects
    - establishment and implementation of an optimal project strategy
    - leading internal and outsourced R&D programs
    - selecting and managing vendors and collaborators for single studies or integrated collaborations
    - obtaining grant support
    - reviewing target and disease areas, assessment of alternative indications for existing drugs/novel targets, analysis of competitive landscape

Past Experience

  • Director Discovery
    January 2011 --- May 2013

  • Preclinical Project Manager
    February 2007 --- December 2010

  • Research Associate
    August 2002 --- December 2006

  • Senior Associate Quality Assurance R&D
    November 2001 --- July 2002

  • Interim Auditor
    June 2001 --- September 2001

  • Research associate
    October 2000 --- May 2001


Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingCuriosityCritical thinkingCreative thinkingProblem solvingProactivityStrategic thinkingAttention to detail


Self Assessment :
R&DBiologyDrug DiscoveryDrug DevelopmentDue DiligenceGrant WritingGrant PreparationOutsourcingPharmacodynamicspharmacologyPre-clinical researchPresentation SkillsProblem SolvingProject ManagementProject CoordinationR&DResearchReport WritingscienceSmall moleculesStrategy

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analyze data Interpret data Receptor PharmacologyAlzheimerBiomarker Researchbudgeting of R&D activitiesCollaborate with principal investigatorCollaborate with project teamCommunicate effectively on different company levelsCompile informationConduct literature searchesEvaluate licensing opportunitiesEstablish contractsExecute scientific projectsGastrointestinal diseasesIdentify risksInterpret dataInterpret research resultsLiaise with professionals in other divisions of the company as requiredLiaise with research teamlifescienceManage multiple projectsManage risksmanaging a small teamManuscript preparation and reviewNew indications of marketed drugObtain grantsOrganize scientific projects (in biology)project managementProvide trainingR&DWork cross-functionally


  • Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from Ghent University in 2007
  • Master in Bioengineering from KULeuven in 2000

Training and Certification

  • Small Molecule Development in 2011 Training
  • Business and Biotechnology in 2010 Training
  • S-plus in 2005 Training
  • Summer school on Neurogastroenterology in 2003 Training
  • Languages

    BrightOwl Assessment:
    Self Assessment:
    Full Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl freelancer
  • International:


    Expert has 20 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region



Driving License
  • Yes