BrightOwl Loader Loading


Analytical chemist, with specialization in bio-analysis. More than 6 years of research experience in the biotechnology field. Finishing a PhD in Bioscience Engineering. Experience in the characterization of protein-receptor interaction processes and in bioassay development for the ultrasensitive quantification of protein biomarkers. Author and co-author of international peer-reviewed papers on these topics. Interested in multidisciplinary R&D work, preferentially within an international environment. Specialties: -R&D -Bioassay development (immunoassays, aptamer-based assays) -Binding kinetics (SPR, force-induced dissociation) -Biochemistry (surface biofunctionalization) -Magnetic microparticles


Current Experience

  • PhD candidate - Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher
    Since September 2011
    Nanotechnology-based in-vitro diagnostics: - Characterization of bioreceptors (i.e. DNA aptamers, antibodies) with different techniques (i.e. Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR), Force-induced dissociation, Biolayer Interferometry (BLI)) - Biofunctionalization of sensor surfaces (i.e. magnetic microparticles, gold substrates, polystyrene substrates) - Bioassay (i.e immunoassay) and new diagnostic tools development

Past Experience

  • Visiting Researcher
    February 2013 --- March 2013
    Exploration and optimization of different strategies for attaching DNA-aptamers to magnetic microparticles.

  • Visiting Researcher
    January 2012 --- June 2012
    Application of magnetic tweezers to the study of the force-induced dissociation of protein-protein and DNA-protein complexes.

  • Assistant Scholar
    September 2009 --- August 2011
    Development of magnetic particle based electrochemical biosensors for the detection of pathogenic bacteria.


Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityCommunicativeCollaborationEfficiencyProactivityResult OrientedInterest in knowledgeResponsibilityFlexibility


Self Assessment :
R&D Biochemistry Scientific writingAnalytical ChemistryAssay developmentEnzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)ImmunoassaysFluorescence MicroscopyMicrosoft OfficeBiomarkersBiotechnologyMagnetic particles
LinkedIn Assessment :
BiotechnologyBiosensorsMagnetic ParticleMicrofluidicsScientific WritingWritten & Oral Presentation SkillsElectrochemistryBioassayAptamersBiochemistryImmunoassaysR&DscienceResearchChemistry


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Bioscience Engineering from University of Leuven in 2015
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Chemical, Biochemical and Structural Analysis from Universidad de Oviedo in 2011
  • Licentiate degree in Analytical Chemistry from Universidad de Oviedo in 2010
  • IB diploma programme in from International Baccalaureate Organization in 2005


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Area / Region

Brussels, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes