Assistant Professor at the Physiopharmacology Research Group
Setting-up research projects on:
- the role of autophagy in cardiovascular ageing and disease.
- cardio-oncology, i.e. investigating the effects of radiation therapy on vascular biology.
- cardio-oncology, i.e. cardiovascular adverse events of chemotherapeutics.
- safety pharmacology, i.e. investigating cardiovascular adverse events of new drug candidates.
Teaching Pharmacology to Bachelor students in Medicine, Farmceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences.
IOF Research and Innovation Manager for EGAMI - University of Antwerp
April 2012 – September 2017 (5 year 6 months) Antwerp Area, Belgium
EGAMI stands for Expert Group Antwerp Molecular Imaging and represents a platform that integrates all imaging techniques and expertise present at the University of Antwerp. EGAMI, therefore, offers a wide range of specific imaging applications, ranging from the subcellular level to in vivo imaging in small animals.
As Research and Innovation Manager of EGAMI I am matching academic imaging expertise with industrial needs to establish win-win partnerships.
Project leader Safety Pharmacology - Bio-Plus services
February 2010 – April 2012 (2 years 3 months)
Bio-Plus Safety Pharmacology is a contract research organization providing fast, flexible and standardized solutions in the field of non-clinical cardiovascular safety (CVS) pharmacology. Whithin this field Bio-Plus-SP presents an unique product: “an integrated CVS-risk-assessment platform” enabling early screening at low cost, but with validated outcome.
Cardiovascular Safety, project associate, PhD - Bio-Plus services
December 2008 – March 2010 (1 year 4 months)
Bio-Plus services provides enabling services to bio-pharmaceutical industry, both hands-on and evidence base.
post-doc - Universiteit Antwerpen & Johnson & Johnson
2007 – 2008 (1 year)
Post-doc position on a project linking pre-clinical and clinical cardiovascular safety data at Center of Excellence for Cardiovascular Safety Research.
PhD student - University of Antwerp
August 2003 – September 2007 (4 years 2 months)