Background

 

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

 

Education

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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Courses

• Management & Leadership

• Financial basics Horizon2020

• Mass spectrometry

• Radiation

• Career planning 

• Writing scientific grant proposals

Work history 

  • As academic project manager, I am currently responsible for supervising and monitoring international research projects  such as the Horizon 2020 ROBOX project. This project is aimed at exploitation of oxidative biocatalysis and comprises a collaboration of 17 industrial and academic partners from eight different countries.
  • Though valuable, my manufacuring experience at DSM Biologics revealed that my profound understanding of research is one of my biggest strengths. 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.

Skills & Expertise  

Core skills

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

 

 Expertise

 

#Molecular biology #Microbiology #Biotechnology #Recombinant protein production (USP) #Protein purification (DSP) #Protein engineering #Assay development #IVD #GMP #ISO13485 #MS Project