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Current Experience

  • Lecturer/Researcher Food Science and Dietetics

    Since September 2013
    Research: development of a self-assessment tool for dietetitians with private practice. Teaching: Mathematics, Physics and Food Analysis Research: Development of a self-assessment tool for dietetitians with private practice. Teaching: Mathematics, Physics and Food Analysis

Past Experience

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Enteric Neuroscience Program

    April 2011 --- April 2013
    - formulate Research aims and hypotheses - design, plan and execute Laboratory experiments - collect, calculate and analyze Research data - Coach Laboratory technicians - write, summarize and review Research papers - present data at (inter)national scientific meetings - techniques: primary Cell cultures (gastric interstitial cells of cajal and bone- marrow macrophages), Immunohistochemistry, animal handling (glucose measurement, insulin injection, gastric emptying, intravenous injections), Genotyping, q-PCR, wb, ELISA, and more advanced techniques like mirna profiling - peer-Reviewer for the journal of neurogastroenterology and motility

  • PhD in Physiology, Mechanisms of human disease

    October 2006 --- March 2011
    "the ghrelin receptor family in the regulation of Energy and glucose Metabolism in diabetic mouse models." - designed, planned and executed Laboratory experiments. statistically evaluated experimental data. - Training for the safe handling and welfare protection of Laboratory animals - Training for the safe handling of radio-isotopes in Laboratory experiments - Teaching experience: supervised master students during the preparation of their final thesis through follow-up and critical evaluation - used techniques: basic molecular/genetic techniques, (IHC, q-PCR, wb, ELISA, ...), smooth muscle contractility studies, stable isotope breath test, animal handling (ip, icv, iv injection, hypothalamus dissection. diabetic mouse models), ampk Immunoprecipitation assay


LinkedIn Assessment :
molecular biologyWestern BlottingCellScientific WritingPCRqPCRRNA isolationBiochemistryCell biologyProtein ExpressionRT-PCRGeneticsMicrobiologyMolecular genetics


  • Master of Bioscience Engineering (Bio-ingenieur) in Animal Sciences, Minor Health and Nutrition from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2006
  • in from Heilig Hartcollege Tervuren in 0000

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