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Belgian Red Cross blood donor and NHS registered blood donor

Prize for best Oral Presentation (2nd)

MOSA conference Maastricht, The Netherlands

Supporter of The Brain Charity

The Brain Charity offers emotional support, practical help, and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends and carers.


2016-present PhD 

"Does social isolation accelerate ageing?" Understanding stress-induced immune system dysfunction and molecular drivers of ageing.

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

2015-2016 Senior Internship

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

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

2014-2015 Erasmus+ Interschip

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

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

2014 Junior internship

“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)