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After extensive experience in scientific research, both in the fields of cancer immunology and cardiogenetics and electrophysiology, at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, I switch to the pharmaceutical industry. There I first gained experience in the organization and conduct of clinical trials at Amgen via Valesta. At the moment I am working as a Scientific Communications manager at Amgen (via Valesta)


Current Experience

  • Scientific Communications Manager Brussels, Belgium
    Since September 2017

    • Scientific review of internal and external material
    • Provide HCP with additional, scientific information
    • Provide general scientific support

Past Experience

  • Clinical Trial Associate Brussels, Belgium
    April 2016 --- August 2017
    Support, coordination and administration of clinical trials at Amgen

  • Research Scientist-Genetics Brussels, Belgium
    June 2011 --- April 2016

    Researcher at the Centre for Medical Genetics

    Research to unravel the genetic and functional causes of hereditary cardiac arrhythmias:

    • Design, realization and maintenance of a patient and variant database
    • Identification of novel variants in genes using Sanger sequencing
    • Design, optimization and validation of targeted resequencing gene panels for Next generation sequencing
    • Next generation sequencing data analysis
    • Functional studies


  • Academic Assistant Physiology Brussels, Belgium
    August 2011 --- August 2014

    Teaching practical lab sessions for Medical, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmaceutical students
    and for student in Biomedical Engineering

  • Researcher Spain
    July 2013 --- March 2014

    Functional studies to determine the effects of genetic variants in proteins associated with ion channels:

    • Construction and cloning of plasmids
    • Promoter studies
    • Patch clamp experiments

  • Research Scientist Brussels, Belgium
    August 2007 --- June 2011

    Researcher at the Laboratory for molecular and cellular Therapy
    Research to determine the effect of P-STAT3 inhibition in skin cancer:
    − Detection of P-STAT3 in cancer cell lines and cells obtained from patient biopsies
    − Inhibition of P-STAT3 in immune cells and analysis of the functional effects
    − Inhibition of P-STAT3 in mice by intratumoral injection of lentiviral inhibitors of STAT3


Self Assessment :
Problem solvingEfficiencyAdaptabilityAttention to detailCuriosityFlexibilityInterest in knowledgeOptimismSelf-discipline


Self Assessment :
Cell biologyImmunologyIn VitroIn VivoLaboratoryMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMolecular & Cellular BiologyPhenotype PowerPointScientific WritingStatisticsGood Laboratory Practice (GLP)Genetics R&D Scientific writingCancerCardiologyClinical Data Management (CDM)Data AnalysisDatabase design and maintenanceDNAGenetic polymorphismGood Clinical Practice (GCP)Time ManagementScientific Communications

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
DNA sequencingNext Generation Sequencing (NGS)Cell cultureELISAFlow cytometrywestern blotpatch clampvirus productiontransductiontransfectionelectroporationRNA extractionprotein extractionTeachingliterature reviewmanage and execute scietific researchOral presentationDesign database Data analysisCreate standard operating procedure (SOP) Report data Interpret datascientific writingmicroscopymolecular cloningpcrRT-PCR


  • Master in Biomedical Sciences from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2007
  • Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2005

Training and Certification

  • Communication training in 2017 Training
  • Meeting skills in 2016 Training
  • Advanced NGS course Genomic Resequencing: Variant Detection and Interpretation in a Diagnostic Context, Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre (NBIC) in 2012 Training
  • Time management in 2010 Training
  • Flow cytometry course BD in 2008 Training
  • ICH-GCP training in 2017 Certification
  • Bio-safety in 2012 Certification
  • Interuniversity certificate Human Genetics in 2012 Certification


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Work Preferences

  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 3 days per week
  • International:


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

Area / Region

Brussels, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes