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Summary

PhD in Life Sciences, Biotechnology.

Experience: 10 years.

Scientific research projects management.

Scientific background: cancer - development; molecular/cellular biology; genetics - laboratory mouse models - transgenesis.

Written and oral scientific communications in English and in French.

Experiences

Past Experience

  • Postdoctoral fellow Gosselies, Charleroi, Belgium
    October 2012 --- September 2015

    Research in Developmental Biology - Neurosciences

    In 2012 I obtained the postdoctoral fellowship "Chargée de recherches" from FNRS.

    I continued my work in the Laboratory of Developmental Genetics (ULB) to study the role of several proteins in the development of the brain using laboratory mice.

    Assigned tasks:
    - To design and conduct research projects/experiments: 2 publications published in peer-reviewed international journals; generation of a new transgenic mice colony.
    - To analyse and interpret reliable results.
    - To develop and manage the use of laboratory mice in the laboratory.
    - To stay up-to-date with the scientific literature.
    - To supervise the work of PhD students, MSc students and technicians.
    - To write SOPs and progress reports for research projects.
    - To present the results in national and international meetings.
    - To collaborate with other scientists.

     

  • Postdoctoral Researcher Gosselies, Charleroi, Belgium
    September 2010 --- September 2012

    Research in Developmental Biology - Neurosciences:
    The work of the Laboratory of Developmental Genetics (ULB) aims to determine the molecular mechanisms that control the development of the central nervous system. This field of research is particularly important to understand diseases of the nervous system such as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease. How specific proteins function to control brain development remained to be clarified. To further address this question, I studied the role of several proteins in the development of the brain using laboratory mice.

    Assigned tasks:
    - To design and conduct research projects/experiments: 2 publications published in peer-reviewed international journals; generation of a new transgenic mice colony.
    - To analyse and interpret reliable results.
    - To develop and manage the use of laboratory mice in the laboratory.
    - To stay up-to-date with the scientific literature.
    - To supervise the work of PhD students, MSc students and technicians.
    - To write SOPs and progress reports for research projects.
    - To present the results in national and international meetings.
    - To collaborate with other scientists.

  • PhD student Ghent, Belgium
    October 2005 --- July 2010

    Cancer Research - p53 regulation:
    The Laboratory for Molecular Cancer Biology focuses its work on a protein known to possess “tumor-suppressive” properties. This molecule is deficient in about half of human tumors, suggesting its importance to prevent cancer development. During my five years spent in the laboratory, I aimed to give new insights into the understanding of the activity of this “tumor-suppressive” protein. To reach this goal I studied the role of specific oncogenic proteins impacting the “anti-tumor” activity of the protein of interest using laboratory mice.

    PhD project title: "Study of the physiological and oncogenic properties of Mdm2 and Mdm4".

    Assigned tasks:
    - To conduct research experiments: 10 publications published in peer-reviewed international journals.
    - To stay up-to-date with the scientific literature.
    - To collaborate with other scientists.
    - To supervise the work of MSc students.
    - To write SOPs.
    - To present the results in national and international meetings.

Personality

Self Assessment :
Interest in knowledgeOrganizationCoordinationEfficiencyAttention to detailIndependenceResponsibilityProblem solvingCollaboration

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
R&DCancer ResearchNeuroscienceCancer and development signaling pathwaysmouse modelsGeneticsTransgenesisRNA interferenceFunctional genetic screenmolecular biologyMolecular CloningBacterial TransformationDNA analysisPCRRNA analysisRT-qPCRProtein AnalysisImmunostainingWestern BlottingCellular biologyTransient and stable transfectionCell-based assaysMACSHistologyMicroscopy

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Scientific researchDesigning and conducting research projectsAnalysis and interpretation of resultsSupervising lab technicians and MSc/PhD studentsGrant applicationsOral communicationsWriting scientific publicationsWriting SOPsWriting progress reportsSetting up collaborations with other scientists

Education

  • Ph.D. in Sciences in Biotechnology from Universiteit Gent in 2010
  • Master in Molecular Biology from Université Libre de Bruxelles in 2005

Training and Certification

  • Basic course in Laboratory animal science (FELASA C) in 2007 Certification

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
French
Native
English
Professional Proficiency
Dutch
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    R&D Project Manager Research Scientist Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Antwerp, Belgium Brussels, Belgium Charleroi, Belgium Flemish Brabant, Belgium Ghent, Belgium Walloon Brabant, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • International:
    No

Publications

    Expert has 5 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Brussels, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • Yes