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Current Experience

  • Scientific collaboration and volunteering Leuven, Belgium
    Since March 2016

    Topic: Biocontrol, host-pathogen interaction, innate immunity, an immunological role of angiotensin converting enzyme.

    Activities: Scientific writing (research proposals and journal articles), publication, presentation, and consultation.

    Achievements: Published 2 scientific articles on a peer-reviewed ELSEVIER journal (General and comparative endocrinology), gave an oral talk at an international conference, developed joint research proposals for a grant application.

Past Experience

  • PhD researh Biochemistry and Biotechnology Leuven, Belgium
    July 2011 --- October 2015

    Topic: Innate immunity, cytokine identification, molecular investigation of locust-pathogen interaction.

    Specializations: molecular biology, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, data collection and documentation, data analysis and interpretation, scientific writing and presentation, independent research, teamwork, collaboration, time and people management.

    Main achievements: Published scientific articles (3 as first author and 1 as the second author). Promoted research through presentations (2 internal and 2 external). Effectively completed self-initiated and other collaborative researches. Supervised successfully 5 bachelor students, 1 master student and 1 internship student.

  • Research Assistant
    November 2010 --- June 2011
    Activities: Molecular biology research (cloning, cell culture, genome editing), data collection and documentation.

  • M.Sc. student research Molecular Biology
    September 2009 --- September 2010
    Research area: Yeast genetics, molecular biology, and biochemistry Activities: Research (site-directed mutagenesis, screening xylose-fermenting superior yeast strains, genome-wide mutation analysis, QTL mapping), data collection, quantitative data analysis, writing and presentation.

  • Plant Sciences
    August 2003 --- August 2008
    Teaching and research (agronomy, crop production and management, plant breeding) Research area: Pulse crops improvement


Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingAdaptabilityApproachabilityAttention to detailAssertivenessAuthenticityCommunicativeCreative thinkingCollaborationDependabilityDiligenceFlexibilityIndependenceInterest in knowledgeOrganizationProactivityProblem solvingSelf-confidenceResult OrientedResponsibility


Self Assessment :
Biochemistry Cell biology R&D Scientific writingAnalytical methodsAntibodiesAseptic TechniquesBiologyBiomarkersBiotechnologieBiotechnologyCell CultureCell SignalingCell EncapsulationChromatographyConfocal MicroscopyData AnalysisData ManagementDNAELISAEndocrinology and metabolismEnglishFluorescence MicroscopyImmunocytochemistry (ICC)ImmunofluorescenceImmunologyImmunoprecipitationIn vitro diagnostics (IVD)In VitroIn VivoLaboratory ResearchLaboratory SkillsLife SciencesLiquid chromatographyMass SpectrometryMetabolismMicrobiologyMicroscopyMicrosoft Officemolecular biologyPeptidesProject ManagementProtein ExpressionProtein PurificationProteinsreal-time PCRrecombinant DNA technologySDS-PAGESPSSStatistical Data AnalysisStem cell researchWestern Blotting
LinkedIn Assessment :
molecular biologyMicrobiologyCell biologyPlant sciencesBiochemistryBiotechnologyLife SciencesAgricultureImmunologyscienceqPCRCell Culture

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Analyze data Develop protocols Guide students Interpret data Molecular Diagnostics Use a confocal microscopy Write papers Write protocolsAnalyze proteinAnalyze data/information to determine potential relationships.Aseptic techniquesAssist with experimentsAssist with proceduresAssist with routine testsAttend investigator meetingAttend seminarsAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyBiomarker ResearchCell cultureCollaborate with principal investigatorCollaborate with project teamConduct literature searchesConduct animal studiesConduct limited data and/or statistical analysis.Conduct research at universitiesConduct university research Design scientific projects (in biology)Interpret electrical schematicsInterpret datalifescienceManuscript preparationManuscript preparation and reviewproject managementPublication of articlesPublish scientific projectsR&DUse fluorescence microscopyWrite papersWritten presentation


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biochemistry and biotechnology from University of Leuven in 2015
  • Master's degree in Molecular Biology from KU Leuven and VUB in 2010
  • Bachelor's degree in Plant Sciences from Haramaya University in 2003

Training and Certification

  • Laboratory animal science (40 hours) KU Leuven 2013-2014 Certification
  • Mass spectrometry data processing (8 hours) VIB 2012 Certification
  • Next generation sequencing users meeting VIB 2012 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    1 week
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Account Manager - Life Sciences Associate Scientist Biologist Data Manager Intern Lab Analyst Lab Scientist Laboratory Assistant Laboratory Technologist Molecular Biologist Postdoctoral fellow Post-doctoral Fellow Postdoctoral Research Fellow Postdoctoral Researcher Production Manager Project Manager R&D manager R&D Scientist Research associate Research internship researcher Science teacher Scientific Researcher Scientific Writer Scientific Officer Technician
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Aarschot, Belgium Antwerp, Belgium Brussels, Belgium East Flanders, Belgium Flemish Brabant, Belgium Genk, Belgium Ghent, Belgium Leuven, Belgium Mechelen, Belgium Tienen, Belgium Vilvoorde, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    50-100 % FTE
    BrightOwl freelancer :    20-40 hours Hours per week
  • International:


    Expert has 6 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Wilsele, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes