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Summary

- 11 years of experience in pharmaceutical research
- Strong laboratory skills and broad technical background
- Management of successful scientific projects fromtheir conception and development phases to the dissemination of results
- Proven track record in the design and evaluation of drug delivery systems
- Demonstrated leadership with the proven ability to mentor technicians, master and PhD students
- Broad collaborative network
- Excellent written and oral communication skills

Throughout my career in Brussels, Paris and London, I have gained international and multidisciplinary experience. I have a significant expertise in the development of novel drug delivery systems and, in particular, the administration of nucleic acid-based drugs.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Guest Lecturer
    Since September 2014

    Parts of the courses «Pharmacie galénique» and «Nouvelles orientations en pharmacie galénique» in the Master in Pharmacy program at UCL

  • FNRS postdoctoral researcher
    Since October 2012

    • New strategies for improving immunogenicity and delivery of nucleic acid-based cancer vaccines
    • Co-supervision of several research projects in drug and gene delivery

Past Experience

  • researcher
    November 2010 --- October 2012

    • Optimization of nucleic acid delivery methods: Electrotransfer, Plasmid design, Chitosan nanoparticles for siRNA delivery
    • Co-supervision of several research projects in drug and gene delivery

  • Research assistant
    April 2010 --- October 2010
    Genetic vaccines for HIV

  • Research assistant
    October 2008 --- March 2010
    Generation of protective immune response against the P815 tumor by DNA electrotransfer

  • FNRS Research Fellow
    October 2004 --- September 2008
    DNA electrotransfer after intradermal injection for immunisation (Part of the European-funded MOLEDA research project)

  • Scientific stay
    January 2005 --- June 2005

  • Researcher student
    January 2001 --- January 2004
    Biodegradable polymeric micelles for amphotericin B delivery

Personality

Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingAttention to detailAuthenticityCollaborationCommunicativeCreative thinkingCuriosityInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeProblem solvingResult OrientedResponsibility

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Cell biology Animal models R&D Scientific writingAllergy and immunologyAnimal trialAntibodiesAssay developmentBiological Drug DevelopmentCell Based AssaysDNA DiabetesDNA extractionDNA sequencingELISAGalenicsBiotechnologyGrant Writinggrant writing and designLaboratory ManagementLaboratory ResearchMolecular & Cellular BiologyMolecular CloningVaccines
LinkedIn Assessment :
Gene DeliveryDNA vaccinesLife SciencesVaccinesDNAGeneticsmolecular biologyDrug DeliveryFormulationCulture de cellulesBiologie cellulaireBiotechnologieRecherche

Education

  • PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences in from Université catholique de Louvain in 2008
  • DEA in Pharmaceutical Sciences in from Université catholique de Louvain in 2006
  • Master's degree in Pharmacy in from Université catholique de Louvain in 2004
  • Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy in from Université catholique de Louvain in 2001

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
French
Native
English
Professional Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Locations I am interested in:
    Brussels, Belgium Walloon Brabant, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
  • International:
    No

Area / Region

Hoeilaart, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • Yes