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After graduating as a master in Biotechnology in 2002, I worked for 12 years as a researcher at the Laboratory of Veterinary Immunology (Ghent University), where I obtained a PhD on DNA vaccination in 2007. During this period, I obtained as trong background in immunology and a lot of research experience in immunology and molecular biology (including in ELISA, ELISPOT, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, monoclonal antibody development, cell culture work…) and experience in assay design, analysing, interpreting and presenting data, coordination of research projects, training of students and lab technicians and writing scientific documents.


Since May 2015, I’m working as a Scientific Support Specialist at BD Biosciences. In this position, I give scientific advise to customers regarding their flow cytometry experiments and help them with their assay design and troubleshooting. In addition, I'm also giving customer training for cellsorting with the BD FACSAria and the BD FACSAriaFusion.


Current Experience

  • Scientific Support Specialist Flow Cytometry Erembodegem
    Since May 2015

  • Post-doctoral researcher
    Since April 2007

Past Experience

  • PhD student
    October 2002 --- March 2007


Self Assessment :
Attention to detailCoordinationCritical thinkingFlexibilityProblem solvingResult Oriented


Self Assessment :
Flow CytometryCell Based AssaysImmunology Animal modelsAntibodiesAnimal trialAssay developmentBiotechnologieCell CultureData AnalysisCustomer ServiceELISAFACSTechnical SupportScientific Support
LinkedIn Assessment :
Immunologymolecular biologyFlow CytometryCell biologyELISACell Based AssaysPCRTransfectionImmunohistochemistry (IHC)In VivoAnimal ModelsConfocal MicroscopyProtein ExpressionIn VitroMicroscopyImmunoassaysFluorescence MicroscopyBiotechnologyVaccinesFACSElispotSDS-PAGECell CultureImmunofluorescenceTissue CultureAntibodiesMonoclonal AntibodiesWestern BlottingLifesciencesLife Sciences

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Analyze data Control data Create SOPs Interpret data Report data Use a confocal microscopy Write papersAssist with experimentsAssist with proceduresWrite protocolsPresent data at congressDesign scientific experimentsCustomer Support


  • PhD in Veterinary Sciences from Ghent University in 2007
  • Master in Biotechnology from Ghent University in 2002

Training and Certification

  • FELASA B in 2007 Certification
  • FELASA C in 2007 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Area / Region

Berlare, België


Driving License
  • Yes