Associate Project Manager Antwerp, Belgium
Since February 2016
Management of biomarker projects outsourced to HistoGeneX, as part of a clinical trial or within an exploratory setting.
Daily management of projects, including scheduling required tests and shipments, sample querying and reporting, internal and external communication, issue resolution, document creation, budget management.
PhD student Antwerp, Belgium
October 2011 --- September 2015
Developing an approach to study microRNA (miRNA) regulatory functions starting from the genetic level. Designing, optimizing and implementing a multiplex PCR assay for targeted resequencing of 289 miRNA genes. Determining appropriate analysis of massively parallel sequencing (MPS) variant data generated with the assay, participation in development of a software for in silico prediction of effect of miRNA gene variants on miRNA function (from the end-user side), functional validation of miRNA variants by overexpression of mutant miRNA gene constructs in mammalian cell lines.
Voluntary Staff Antwerp, Belgium
September 2011 --- September 2011
Different psychiatric genetics projects.
Laboratory Technician Antwerp, Belgium
July 2009 --- July 2009
Variant screening of susceptibility genes in patients with Alzheimer's disease.
CuriosityCritical thinkingInterest in knowledgeProblem solvingResult OrientedIndependenceCollaborationAttention to detailAnalytical thinkingOrganization
R&DBiotechnology BiochemistryAssay developmentTroubleshootingGenomicsGeneticsMolecular geneticsmolecular biologySchizophreniaMolecular CloningCell CultureMammalian Cell Culture Scientific writingData AnalysisDNADNA extractionDNA sequencingGel ElectrophoresisGenetic polymorphismGrant WritingLaboratory ResearchLaboratory TechniquesMicrosoft OfficeNeurosciencePCRProject ManagementProject PlanningqPCRRNA isolationRT-PCRScientific WritingScientific methodologyProject Coordination
Skills and Expertise
Conduct research at universities Technology researchlifescienceData analysis Interpret data Report data Write paperscoordinating research projectsdrafting grant applicationsManage study budgetManuscript preparation and reviewAttend seminarsPresent data at congressPublication of articlesSolve problemsUnderstand protocols Guide studentsproject managementCommunicate with sponsorManage budgets
PhD in Science in Biochemistry and Biotechnology from University of Antwerp in 2015
Master of Science in Biochemistry and Biotechnology - Molecular and Cellular Gene Biotechnology from University of Antwerp in 2011
Bachelor in Biochemistry and Biotechnology from University of Antwerp in 2009
Expert has 7 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)