2004: Bioscience Engineering, cell & gene biotechnology (bachelor UAntwerpen, 2001 & master KU Leuven, 2004).
2008: PhD in Bioscience Engineering (FWO scholarship) - promotors Prof. Jos Vanderleyden & Dr. Sigrid De Keersmaecker of the Centre of Microbial & Plant Genetics (CMPG): microbiology, genetics, probiotics
2008-2011: Postdoc KU Leuven (PDM & FWO): urogenital probiotics & mucosal immunology
2011-2016: Research professor (TTZAPBOF) at the departement of Bioscience Engineering (UAntwerpen) + 10% guest lecturer at KU Leuven
2014-2019: Member of the Young Academy - Belgium (Flanders)
2016-current: Associate professor in Microbiology & Biotechnology (ZAPBOF) at the departement of Bioscience Engineering (UAntwerpen)
2016 - 2019: Spokesperson IWT-SBO project 'ProCure' on defining the future of probiotics for the upper respiratory tract
2016-current : Member of the Academic Board of the 'International Scientific Association on Probiotics & Prebiotics (ISAPP)'
2017: LABIP award for Senior Scientists with “Outstanding Excellence in Lactic Acid Bacteria Research with an Industrial Relevance”
2017- current: Member of the Academic Board of the Belgian Society for Microbiology (BSM)