Senior Project Manager, Biopharma Technology Deputy Dir.
Since January 2013
Director of Process Development
December 2011 --- December 2012
Leading of the R&D team at Novasep Process Belgium (ex Henogen). As part of the Novasep CMO activity, analytical development, development & scale-up of upstream & downstream processes of biopharmaceuticals destined for preclinical or phase I to III clinical trials, including recombinant proteins (API, MAb, subunit vaccines), attenuated /pathogenic wildtype (up to BSL3) viruses & viral vectors/vectorized vaccines. Budget, ressources & planning assessment for PD activities. Management of analytical & process development activities. Management of external & internal (with cGMP manufacturing teams) technological tranfers. Report to the Novasep Process Belgium CEO.
September 2000 --- December 2011
Henogen is a Contract Manufacturing Company (CMO) active in the manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals. It was acquired in July 2009 by NOVASEP, a leading producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and purification technologies for the life science industries (http://www.novasep.com). Management of process development and manufacturing of preclinical and phase I-II clinical batches of a variety of biotherapeutics, with a focus for recombinant proteins expressed in prokaryotic systems, attenuated viruses & viral vectors. Report to the Henogen CEO.
Post-doc researcher, Head of a Research Unit
October 1993 --- August 2000
Applied research in vectorology, process development of viral vector manufacturing & cancer-targeted gene therapy.
Doctoral researcher (PhD)
October 1987 --- September 1993
Research in molecular cancerology, vectorology & cancer-targeted gene therapy (Focus: development of parvovirus-based vectors). PhD Thesis: "Analysis and exploitation of the antineoplastic activity of autonomous parvoviruses"
Bachelor & Master in Sciences (Molecular biology) from Université libre de Bruxelles in 1985
Bachelor in Degree in Science Teacher Education from I.S.T.A. in 1980
Training and Certification
CGMP in 2015 Training
Project management in 2013 Certification