Scientific Officer Italy
Since January 2012
I work for European Centre for Validation of Alternative Methods (EURL ECVAM) and manage the content of DataBase service on ALternative Methods to animal experimentation, which is a public repository of SOP's and review papers on methods that refine, reduce and/or replace animals in experimental research:
Project Leader Trade Finance Brussels, Belgium
February 2008 --- January 2012
I worked there four years as a Project Leader, in the Trade Finance department. It was a very vibrant, multidisciplinary environment with passionate and competent colleagues. Our department handled all trade finance products offered by KBC bank to mostly corporate customers: documentary credits, collections, bank guarantees, forfaiting, reverse factoring and middle-long term finance. Each product group was handled by a specialised unit. I was a part of Policy Support unit, which included 6 full time project leaders, whose task was to facilitate all projects related to business operations, innovation, back and front-office system development and maintenance, quality assurance and risk management. My domain was risk management and innovation.
My work in particular spanned several projects related to the regulatory capital requirements for credit risk under Basel II and Basel III, including reporting, monitoring and development of a credit risk model of bank guarantees. The biggest project I led at KBC was the functional analysis, development and integration of a back office system for processing of financing solutions for trade finance products. It cost approximately 1500 mandays of 3 expert collegues and 2 developers. The system is currently used in production.
Medical Writer Mechelen, Belgium
October 2007 --- January 2008
I worked there 4 months as an interim staff. I drafted 2 Phase I clinical study reports for a senior customer (study sponsor) and provided support in 2 other projects in Data Review and Medical Affairs departments, as a brief participation in a complete process under Good Clinical Practice: from writing of the Study protocol to the reporting of serious adverse events (SAE), data review and final Clinical study report.
Postdoctoral researcher Antwerp, Belgium
January 2004 --- September 2007
I was rewared a 3-year long fellowship from the Flanders Science Foundation to study signal transduction in plants.
The primary scope of this post-doc project was jasmonic acid, a phytohormone responsible for defence responses and reglation of secondary metabolism in plants. I characterised jasmonate responsive and auxin- and proteasome-dependent gene-expression of the ILR1 family of metallopeptidases using Q-RtPCR, and morphological analysis of mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana.
As a post-doc I was also responsible for teaching of practical courses and mentoring of PhD students.
Postdoctoral researcher Rotterdam, Netherlands
April 2004 --- September 2004
I worked on a short assignment at the Department of Cell Biology, led by Prof Frank Grosveld, on the subject of haematopoiesis the role of the chromatin remodelling in this process. This is one of the world's leading research centres in this field. In the 6 moths I spent there I had a unique opportunity to work with a brilliant team of talented researchers from all over the world. I learned there all the relevant techniques in mammalian cell culture, DNA cloning and protein analysis that became indispensible in all my subsequent projects.
I designed, cloned and transfected into mammalian cell line 20 RNAi constructs targeting transcription factors that bind GATA-1, to investigate their involvement into chromatin remodelling during erythrocyte development.
DependabilityOrganizationKindnessInterest in knowledgeCuriosityPerspectiveApproachabilityImpulse commandEfficiency
IndependenceDiligenceCuriosityInterest in knowledgePerspectiveSociability
ResearchClinical trialsLifesciencesProblem SolvingScientific methodologyScientific WritingTeamworkData Analysis
Endocrinology and metabolismDermatologyMedical oncology HematologyUnderstand levels of research evidenceSearch literature on clinical trialsInterpret clinical trial resultsProject ManagementPhases of clinical development (phase I to IV)Clinical trial designPharmacogenomics (study of genetic variation)Scientific methodologyDrug metabolismActions and modes of action of drugs in the human speciesPhase IScientific WritingData Analysismolecular biology
Skills and Expertise
Analyze dataCollaborate with project teamCollaborationCommunicationConduct research at universitiesInterpret dataLiaise with research teamlifescienceSolve problemsNetwork
Analyze data/information to determine potential relationships.Attend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companycollaborate in research projects at universitiesCollect data as required by the protocol and complete case report forms and reviews for completeness.Conduct literature searches.Conduct limited data and/or statistical analysis.Conduct research at universitiesDirect co-workers to achieve resultDiscuss the results of testing with medical statisticiansEnsure consistency between the protocol and CRFInteract with computer specialistsInteract with information specialistsLiaise with professionals in other divisions of the company as requiredObserve and report trends in data/information.Execute scientific projectsManage projects resources to finish on time and within budget Use content management systems
Ph.D. in Biology from Universiteit Antwerpen in 2003
MSc in Biotechnology from University of Wroclaw in 1998
BSc in Biotechnology from University of Wroclaw in 1996
Training and Certification
Current Advances in the Implementation of the Principles of Good Laboratory Practice in 2014 Training
EMBO workshop on Non-Coding RNA in 2014 Training
Expert has 6 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)