Find out what I studied and explore my work history as well as my skills and expertise.



2000-2003 Medical Biology (Msc)

Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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1997-2000 Biochemistry  (Bsc)

HZ-University of Applied Sciences, Vlissingen, the Netherlands



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• Management & Leadership

• Financial basics Horizon2020

• Mass spectrometry

• Radiation

• Career planning 

• Writing scientific grant proposals

Work history 

  • As academic project manager, I supervised and monitored international research projects  such as the Horizon 2020 ROBOX project. This project was aimed at exploitation of oxidative biocatalysis and comprised a collaboration of 17 industrial and academic partners from nine different countries.
  • As manager product development at IQ Products, I led the R&D department and coordinated research projects aimed at the development of diagnostic tests (ELISA / flow cytometrie) and biomarker discovery.
  • To follow my industrial interests, I transitioned into the biopharmaceutical sector and started as bioprocess engineer at DSM (Patheon) Biologics. Here, I played a key role in the manufacure of therapeutic antibodies under GMP. 
  • After obtaining my PhD, I worked as (academic) scientist at the University of Groningen on different applied projects together with different industrial partners. These projects were aimed at redesigning and optimizing enzymes for biotechnological purposes or as substitute for chemical catalysts,
  • My PhD research dealt with the biogenesis of bacterial membrane proteins. Specifically, my work focused on characterizing the molecular factors involved in membrane targeting, insertion, folding, assembly and turnover of newly synthesized membrane proteins. During this period, I worked as guest researcher at the department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University, Sweden in the lab of Prof. dr. G. von Heijne.
  • PhD thesis: Characterization of the evolutionary conserved role of Escherichica coli YidC in membrane protein biogenesis.

Skills & Expertise  

Core skills

#Accurate #Motivated #Committed #Problem-solver #Efficient #Goal-driven #Quality-focused #Accountable #Science writer




#Biochemistry & Molecular biology #IVD #GMP #ISO13485 #MS Office & Project #Regulatory compliance #Research management #Quality management (Q-pulse) #Technology transfer