A quadrilingual PhD in organic Chemistry with more than 14 years experience as R&D manager in the pharmaceutical and feed additive industries. • 2001 co-founder of Kemin Pharma • Setting up a research lab from scratch • Leading a motivated group focused at the discovery and development of new anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory products. • Actively participated in o the isolation and structure elucidation of natural antibiotics o organising clinical trials o bringing a new probiotic to the market • 2011 return to the agrifoods business working on projects for world-wide launch. As a senior scientist, I spearheaded the development of a degradable biopolymer as alternative growth promotor and health protecting agent (e.g. for the aquaculture industry). • Inventor on a range of issued and commercialized patents • Author of several successful grant applications • Multiple company prices won for oral presentations, regulatory dossiers and peer-reviewed papers During my career I gained a significant amount of experience in team management, working with advanced analytical techniques, clinical trials and product development. My ambition is to manage a team and use my strong scientific, analytic, organisatory and presentation capacities to help an innovation-driven company grow.
PostDoc in Chemistry from Brussels University in 1999
Ph.D. in Chemistry from Antwerp University in 1996
Master of Science in Chemistry from Antwerp University in 1990
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