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Current Experience

  • Junior Laboratory Technician Zwijnaarde, Ghent, Belgium
    Since October 2011

    Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), Inflammation Research Centre (IRC), Cell Death Unit led by Prof. Dr. Peter Vandenabeele, technician in the Skin Team led by Prof. Dr. Wim Declercq

    Experience in:

    Tissue culture (stable adherent cell lines, stable suspension cell lines, Hybridoma cell lines for antibody production, Isolation, cultivation and immortalization of primary mouse keratinocytes, Immortalization of mouse embryonic fibroblasts, Isolation of dendritic cells, Transfection and transduction of cell lines, Stainings)

    Microscopy (Phase-contrast, Confocal, Fluorescence)

    Histology (Isolation of organs and tissue from mice and rats, imbedding, microtomy (paraffin and freezing), immuno-histology staining (H&E, DAB, fluorescence, TUNEL))


    Western Blot


    qPCR, RT‑PCR

    in vivo work 

Past Experience

  • Junior Laboratory Technician Ghent, Belgium
    October 2009 --- September 2011

    University of Ghent, Department of Medical Basic Sciences, Physiology group led by Prof. Dr. Luc Leybaert.

    For a reference, please contact Prof. Dr. Luc Leybaert (+329 332 33 66 or

    Experience with: Tissue Culture, Microscopy (2-foton, confocal, fluorescent, bright field), Western Blot, immunostainings, in vivo (rat and mouse), PCR, RNA-extraction, Bacterial work

    General tasks including organization of the lab, following up on orders, stock supply, maintenance of instruments, ...



Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingDependabilityEfficiencyFlexibilityInterest in knowledgeProactivityProblem solvingResponsibility


Self Assessment :
Animal models Cell biology Labtechnician R&DBiomedical SciencesBiotechnologieBiotechnologyCell CultureCell SignalingConfocal MicroscopyDatabase design and maintenanceDNADNA extractionElectrophoresisEnglishFluorescence MicroscopyGel ElectrophoresisHistologyImmunoassaysImmunocytochemistry (ICC)ImmunofluorescenceImmunohistochemistryImmunoprecipitationIn VitroIn VivoMammalian Cell CultureMicrobiological TechniquesMicroscopyMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft WordPCRqPCRreal-time PCRrecombinant DNA technologyRNA isolationSAPSDS-PAGESequence AnalysisTissue CultureTransfectionWestern Blotting

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Use a confocal microscopyAseptic techniquesCell cultureConduct animal studiespcrPerform routine testsUse fluorescence microscopyUse laboratory techniquesUse western blotting technique


  • Master in Environmental Sciences from Open Universiteit, Nederland in 2016
  • Bachelor in Environmental Sciences from Open Universiteit, Nederland in 2014
  • Bachelor in Biomedical laboratory technology, option: Pharmaceutical Biological from Hogeschool Gent in 2009

Training and Certification

  • qPCR in 2012 Training
  • Working wih dangerous agents in 2010 Training
  • First aid & extinguishing small fires in 2008 Training
  • FELASA B in 2011 Certification


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

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    4 weeks
  • Locations I am interested in:
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    80-100% FTE
    BrightOwl employee :    80-100% FTE
  • International:


    Expert has 10 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Ghent, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes