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over the past years i have amassed a multidisciplinary panel of skills including a sound scientific basis (focus on Biochemistry and molecular biology), team-leading and people management competencies, resource management, and last but not least Leadership and social skills to build a pleasant professional environment. throughout my Career, i enriched my Personal Development with different experiences, such as international stays, working in multicultural teams, leading teams in an academic as well as industrial setting, gaining r&d insights and expertise in the Pharmaceutical/biotech industry, as well as in the regulatory field in an agricultural crop science setting.


Current Experience

  • Study Manager/ Protein scientist - Regulatory Science

    Ghent, Belgium
    Since March 2012

Past Experience

  • Scientist Team Leader - CMC Process Development Ghent, Belgium

    July 2011 --- March 2012

  • Associate Scientist - CMC Process Development Ghent, Belgium

    August 2010 --- July 2011

  • Postdoctoral researcher Munich, Germany

    December 2006 --- June 2010

    plant Genetics and molecular biotech and Biochemistry in the field of plant-microbe/fungi interactions, in particular root symbioses and Biological nitrogen fixation

  • Scientific Researcher

    August 2006 --- November 2006
    plant-microbe division of plant Systems Biology department


LinkedIn Assessment :
BiochemistryOrganisational LeadershipBiotechnologyLifesciencesmolecular biologyOperational EfficiencyGeneticsProtein PurificationscienceProtein ExpressionFlexible SchedulingCell biologyDecision MakingProtein chemistryChromatographyCell CultureqPCRPCRmanagementLife SciencesBiology

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
• Scientific writing of publications (“Academic English - Writing skills: Biomedical Sciences” Certificatemolecular crosstalk in plant/microbe interactions• Established networking skills• Team-drivenPeople managementR&D expert in plant biochemistry/ plant geneticswith a result-oriented and passionate mind set to reach goals • Very organized• Resource management: forecast and monitor the budgets/ FTEs for assigned regulatory studies• Experience with working in a multicultural team• Peer-reviewing of manuscripts for international journalswill take initiative if a need is identifiedproblem-solving • High quality and performance at expert level • Long-life learning • Challenge status quocompleter/finisherpro-active and open-minded • Decision-makerand accountable to maintain integrity at all times • Good eye on interpersonal relationships and harmonization • Flexiblerespectfulstructured and efficient to accomplish a transparent and fluent way of working • Honest and reliableExpertise in plant transformationregulatory strdy planning and coordinationstudy management and coordination excellent presentation skills


  • PhD in Sciences: Biotechnology in Plant Genetics from Universiteit Gent in 2006
  • Master in Biochemistry in from Ghent University in 2001
  • Bachelor in Chemistry in from Ghent University in 1999
  • ASO Modern Languages- Sciences in from St Jozefschool Erpe-Mere in 1997


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

Work Preferences

  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 2 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:

Area / Region

Ghent, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes

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