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Summary

my passion lies in making the bridge between science and people

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Events and Communications Officer & Project Manager


    Since January 2016
    since october 2015, i'm also the ecsite Project Manager of a new eu-funded project, nano2all, an initiative to help establish the rri Policy and governance on nanotechnologies. Since October 2015, I'm also the Ecsite project manager of a new EU-funded project, NANO2ALL, an initiative to help establish the RRI policy and governance on nanotechnologies.

Past Experience

  • Events and Communications Officer

    March 2015 --- December 2015
    i’m responsible for the coordination and logistical Planning of ecsite’s annual conference, the most prominent meeting of science engagement professionals in europe. i work closely with the communications manager in developing and delivering ecsite’s communications offer. this includes ecsite’ website, ecsite’s monthly digital magazine – spokes, Social Media, corporate Publications like annual reports and brochures, materials for the ecsite annual conference, contributions to the dissemination actions of the european projects, etc.

  • Doctoral Researcher Leuven, België

    October 2010 --- February 2015
    as a doctoral Researcher i continued my work on understanding the causes leading to parkinson’s disease. i developed Analytical Skills and learned to work independently. i managed my own projects and communicated the outcome in team meetings and international conferences. i designed and optimised my own protocols and trained new students.

  • researcher

    October 2009 --- September 2010
    as a Researcher at janssen pharmaceutica i generated and optimised a new monoclonal antibody. this tool proved to be crucial to the screening of prospective drugs for parkinson’s disease.

  • Intern

    September 2008 --- August 2009
    as an Intern at janssen i was exposed to the life cycle of Drug Development. i was involved in pre-Clinical research and my task was to develop a cellular assay for the screening of candidate inhibitors of lrrk2 function, the main genetic factor leading to parkinson’s disease.

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
CommunicationPresentationsmanagementNeurosciencemolecular biologyCell biologyBiochemistry

Education

  • Master's Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Universidade de Coimbra / University of Coimbra in 2009
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, General from Universidade de Coimbra / University of Coimbra in 2007

Training and Certification

  • Efficient Oral Presentations by Jean-luc Doumond, partner at Principiae in 2014 Training
  • Media training, by Robin Vissenaekens, radio and TV journalist in 2014 Training
  • Writing for non-peers and press by Ann De Ron, former journalist in De Morgen in 2014 Training
  • Introduction to Communication Science in 0000 Certification
  • Summer School for Science Communication and Communicative Competences ‘Let’s talk Science!’ in 0000 Certification

Publications

    Expert has 3 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Belgium

Others

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