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I am a Biologist (PhD in Biotechnology) with many years experience in Biotech industry. I am passionate about science and innovation, and I love combining research activities with managing tasks from planning to organize or integrating data and communicating with all level colleagues and partners. Co-workers and friends describe me as caring, optimistic, determined, result-driven, accurate and reliable; while people I coached or supervised would define me as a motivator, empathetic, flexible, leading by example and always going the extra effort to help out. Above all, I am a very versatile scientist who enjoys new challenges. I am seeking a new career step in agrobiotech or healthcare where I can share my enthusiasm, experience and expertise in scientific research and project management, preferentially in a dynamic and multidisciplinary team prizing broad/creative thinking. Specialties: molecular biology, synthetic biology, project management, targeted genome optimization, enabling technologies, (scientific) communication, protein-protein interaction.


Past Experience

  • Research Scientist; Cloning & Molecular Discovery; Molecular Biology
    September 2008 --- July 2016
    Design experiments, supporting bench colleagues and contribute with technical expertise, coordinate pipeline activities, interpret data and report results, interact with external partners. Implementing and develop innovative technologies, manage research projects, provide scientific support for filing patent application. Performing of molecular biology bench work: molecular cloning, yeast research work (gene editing and protein interaction map), etc Expertise: molecular biology, molecular cloning, project management, (scientific) communication, innovation, genome engineering (via CRISPRcas), protein-protein interaction.

  • Wetenschappelijk medewerker
    January 2004 --- January 2006

  • Short-term Research Employee (for Microscopy/Expression Studies)
    September 1996 --- March 1997


Self Assessment :
OptimismAdaptabilityCommunicativeProblem solvingWillingness to compromiseStrivingInterest in knowledgeCreative thinkingCollaborationCuriosity


LinkedIn Assessment :
molecular biologySynthetic BiologyBiotechnologygenetic engineeringplant biologyMolecular CloningResearching New TechnologiesDesign of ExperimentsProject CoordinationInternal & External CommunicationsWork Package ManagementTeamworkCoaching & MentoringProtein-protein InteractionsData ProcessingData ReportingGene Expression ProfilingMicrobiologyYeast


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biotechnology from Ghent University in 2003
  • in Bio-informatics & Bio-statistics from Institute for Continuing Education in Science - Ghent University in 2001
  • Master's degree in Biology from Universidade de Lisboa in 1994


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

Area / Region

Ghent, Belgium


Driving License
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