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In June last year I defended my doctoral thesis at the department of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Antwerp. From 2008 until 2014 I was a mandatory assistant at the Laboratory of Applied Veterinary Morphology of the Department of Veterinary Sciences where I studied the structural and functional development of the small intestine in low birth weight piglets, a model for low birth weight infants. I have presented the results of this research on several international and national conferences and published the results in international journals. Besides a research assignment I was responsible (Biochemistry of domestic animals II, Food and environmental chemistry) and participating in teaching (Analytical chemistry, Biochemistry of domestic animals III) practical courses to bachelor students of the Department of Veterinary Sciences. Since the beginning of this year, I work as a Staff member at the Centre for Evidence Based Practice at the Belgian Red Cross Flanders. I’m responsible to collect the best scientific evidence available to develop guidelines and systematic reviews and to scientifically underpin all activities of the organisation.

In 2005 I graduated as a Master in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Antwerp. After graduating I worked as a research assistant at the Translational Cancer Research Group Antwerp, a collaborative effort between the University of Antwerp and the Sint-Augustinus Hospital and I was responsible for the collection of human blood and bone marrow samples and analyzing several parameters of patients with breast cancer. Thereafter, I moved abroad and was appointed a position for two years as research assistant by the Medical Research Council in het Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at the University of Oxford. In this laboratory the molecular basis of multiple sclerosis is investigated using humanized mice models.

I am happy to work both independent and in team and love a new, challenging assignment. I naturally have a strong scientific curiosity and I learned to statistically analyze and describe results clearly in scientific papers and reports.


Current Experience

  • Staff Member Evidence Based Practice Mechelen, Belgium
    Since January 2016

Past Experience

  • Ph.D. Student Antwerp, Belgium
    October 2008 --- September 2014

  • Research Assistant Oxford, United Kingdom
    March 2007 --- September 2008

  • Research Assistant Antwerp, Belgium
    October 2005 --- September 2006


Self Assessment :
Attention to detailCommunicativeCoordinationCuriosityEfficiencyFlexibilityIndependenceOrganizationProactivityProblem solvingSelf-disciplineTrustAnalytical thinkingAuthenticityCritical thinkingResponsibilityWillingness to compromise


Self Assessment :
Animal models Biostatistics Biochemistry Cell biology Scientific writingAnimal ModelsAntibodiesCancer ResearchCommunication SkillsData AnalysisRT-PCRRNA isolationResearchreal-time PCRrecombinant DNA technologyQuantitative PCR (qPCR)SDS-PAGESPSSTeachingTeamworkTranslational MedicineWestern BlottingBiomedical SciencesCancerCell biologyCell CultureCleanroomDNADNA extractionDNA sequencingELISAEnzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)GastroenterologyGraphPad PrismHistologyImmunocytochemistry (ICC)Immunohistochemistry (IHC)ImmunologyIn VitroIn VivoLaboratoryLaboratory ResearchLaboratory SkillsLaboratory ManagementLife SciencesMammalian Cell CultureMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft WordMolecular & Cellular BiologyOutlookPCRPowerPointPrenatal developmentProtein Expression

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Analyze data Guide students Report data Write papersCell cultureCollect dataConduct animal studiesConduct literature searches.Conduct studiesFollow up projectsGastrointestinal diseasesInterpret analytical resultsInterpret scientific dataNetworkOral presentationPrepare manuscriptProtocol managementPublication of articlesRead medical literatureStatistical analysisTeach university studentsWrite papers


  • Doctor in Veterinary Sciences from University of Antwerp in 2015
  • Master in Biomedical Sciences from University of Antwerp in 2005

Training and Certification

  • FELASA C in 2009 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Professional Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    3 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Biomedical Scientist Doctoral Researcher Lab Scientist Laboratory Manager Medical Writer Sample Coordinator
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Mechelen, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:

Area / Region



Driving License
  • Yes