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Summary

2013  Literature study

“Adjacent level fracture after vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty.”

Promotor: Prof. Dr. J. Vandevenne (Hospital Oost-Limburg, ZOL, BELGIUM)

2014 Bachelors practice 

“Do mast cells protect from the negative effects of astrogliosis after spinal cord injury in mice? The influence of protease 4 on the degradation of scar tissue and functional recovery after spinal cord injury.”

Promotor: Prof. Dr. S. Hendrix (Uhasselt, BIOMED, BELGIUM)

2015 Junior Internship

“Identification of the recurrent PAR1 deletions in Leri-Weill dyschondrosteosis and idiopathic short stature reveals the presence of a novel SHOX enhancers”

Promotor: Prof. Dr. K. Heath ( Instituto de Genética Médica y Molecular (INGEMM), Hospital Universitario La Paz Madrid, SPAIN)

2015-2016 Senior Internship

"A disintegrin and metalloproteinase 17 (ADAM17): an important factor to improve regeneration after CNS trauma via macrophage polarization"

Promotor: Dr. M. Gou Fabregas, Prof. Dr. S. Hendrix (Uhasselt, Biomed, BELGIUM)

2016-present PhD 

" Does social isolation accelerate ageing?"

Promotor: Dr. G. Sheridan, Dr. M. Flint, Dr. M. Yeoman (University of Brighton, UK)

Education

2016present

PhD 

University of Brighton

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences 

20142016

Masters Biomedical Sciences

UHasselt

Clinical biomedical sciences 

20142015

Erasmus 

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

Neuroscience and neurophysiology

20102014

Bachelors Biomedical Sciences

UHasselt

Biomedical sciences 

20042010

High school

Kardinaal van Roey institution (KVRI)

Economics and modern languages 

Skills

Languages

English, French, Dutch, Spanish

Analytic programs

Graphpad Prism 5.0, SAS/STAT, GeNorm, ImageJ, Gene Mapper 3.5, Oligo 6

In vivo experiments

Induction of SCI in mice, perfusion, spinal cord isolation, brain isolation, bone marrow isolation, Basso mouse scale (BMS), rotarod 

Molecular techniques

PCR, RT-PCR, ELISA, Western blot, protein expression/purification, DNA/RNA extraction, primer design, multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA), FISH, microsatellite design, array comparative genomic hybridisation (CGH), luciferase assay, Griess assay, BrdU assay, MTT assay, LDH assay

Microbiology techniques 

Phage and virus transduction

Cellular techniques 

Cell culture, flow cytometry, liquid chromatography

Immunohistochemistry & immunocytochemistry

Immunostaining 

Microscopy

Fluorescent, confocal 

Certifications

2013Present

FELASA B

 Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Associations

FELASA B accreditation