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.
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.
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.
August 2003 --- August 2008
Teaching and research (agronomy, crop production and management, plant breeding) Research area: Pulse crops improvement http://www.haramaya.edu.et/academics/college-of-agriculture-and-environmental-science/dept/School%20of%20Plant%20Sciences/
Analytical thinkingAdaptabilityApproachabilityAttention to detailAssertivenessAuthenticityCommunicativeCreative thinkingCollaborationDependabilityDiligenceFlexibilityIndependenceInterest in knowledgeOrganizationProactivityProblem solvingSelf-confidenceResult OrientedResponsibility
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 chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC-MS)Mass SpectrometryMetabolismMicrobiologyMicroscopyMicrosoft Officemolecular biologyPeptidesProject ManagementProtein ExpressionProtein PurificationProteinsreal-time PCRrecombinant DNA technologySDS-PAGESPSSStatistical Data AnalysisStem cell researchWestern Blotting
Skills and Expertise
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
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