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Summary

1.Leading a group of 7 in charge of developing RNAi-based solutions for crop protection. 2. Expert in Life Sciences; interest in developing new opportunities. 3. Expert in Environment - Biodiversity monitoring. 4. Expert in Evolutionary Biology (insects and plant-pollinator evolution). Specialties: (1) Molecular Biology, Cell Biology; (2) Bioinformatics (Phylogenies, Molecular modelling, Protein-ligand docking); (3) Entomology; Electrophysiology, Behavioral Biology; (4) Databasing, GIS.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Team Leader Entomology
    Since September 2014
    Leader of the Entomology team (7 direct reports) Experiments planning; results interpretation and presentation; Insect production; screening; assay development; etc.; Incorporation of new technologies; Connect the Entomology team to other research groups; Contribute to maintaining Ghent as Center of Excellence for RNAi; Promote innovation within the team, technology scouting, etc.; Accountable for budget, people management, and facilities.

  • Scientific Collaborator
    Since January 2008
    Untangling the big picture of the evolution; Picking examples in gene, insects and plant-pollinator evolution. Skills: Molecular Biology; Bioinformatics

Past Experience

  • Senior Scientist
    October 2008 --- September 2014
    1. Developing new means for pest control Methods used include: Molecular Biology, Cell based assays, GPCR screening, Behavioral approaches. Skills: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology; Electrophysiology, Behavioral Biology; Bioinformatics (Phylogenies, Molecular modelling, Protein-ligand docking)

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    October 2004 --- October 2008
    Understanding the big picture of the evolution of bees, with a specific focus on the biogeographical role of desert regions in the diversification.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    January 2007 --- January 2007
    Understanding the big picture of the evolution of bees, with a specific focus on the biogeographical role of desert regions in the diversification.

  • Visiting Research Scientist
    September 2005 --- December 2005
    Research

  • Visiting Research Scientist
    November 2004 --- November 2004
    Research

  • Professor Assistant
    January 1999 --- January 2004
    Understanding the big picture of the evolution of bees, with a specific focus on the biogeographical role of desert regions in the diversification.

  • Ph-D fellow
    October 1997 --- October 1999
    Deciphering the evolution of Panurginae (Hymenoptera, Andrenidae).

Personality

Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAssertivenessCreative thinkingAnalytical thinkingStrategic thinkingFlexibilityEfficiency

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
Cell Culture/Cell Based AssayMolecular Biology/Molecular CloningEntomologyEvolutionary Biology/TaxonomyElectrophysiologymolecular biologyBiotechnologyscienceResearchBiochemistryBioinformaticsGenomicsBiodiversityCell biologyArcGISR&DProduct developmentNegotiationLifesciencesEnvironmental ConsultingEnvironmental IssuesConservation BiologyConservation IssuesAssay developmentEcologyPCRCell CultureMolecular CloningEvolutionary BiologyBiologyProtein PurificationSequence AnalysisScientific WritingCellMicroscopyDNA sequencingRNA isolationDNA extractionLife SciencesDNA sequencing

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Interpret data Analyze data Create SOPs Develop protocols Molecular Diagnostics Design case record forms Technology researchAdjust processes and methodsCoachCoach staffData miningEvaluate licensing opportunitiesWrite papersStatistical analysisStorytellingResearch at universitiesPublication of articlesQuality control processPublish scientific projectsOrganise meetingsOrganise steering committeeOrganize scientific projects (in biology)

Education

  • Post-Doc in Entomology from Cornell University in 2007
  • Ph-D in Entomology Systematic and Biogeography from Faculté universitaire des Sciences agronomiques de Gembloux in 2001
  • DEC-DEA in Entomology from Faculté universitaire des Sciences agronomiques de Gembloux in 1997
  • BSc-MSc in Zoology from UMONS in 1995
  • in Sciences from Athénée royal Louis Delattre in 1991

Training and Certification

  • Collaborating accross boundaries in 2015 Training
  • Foundation of Leadership in 2015 Training
  • Languages

    BrightOwl Assessment:
    Self Assessment:
    English
    Full Proficiency
    French
    Native
    Dutch
    Elementary Proficiency
    German
    Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Work From Home:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl freelancer
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

Ham-sur-Heure-Nalinnes, Belgique

Others

Driving License
  • No