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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

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 0

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