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 Expert  722070

Expert in Regulation of Gene Expression

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Expert has more than 14 years of international experience as a researcher in the areas of endocrinology, biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Nijmegen working on the regulation of gene expression of Proopiomelanocortin (POMC) and the neuroendocrine protein, 7B2.

He has created several cell lines overproducing the mammalian pro-protein processing enzyme furin, with highly improved processing capacity for the production of recombinant proteins that require maturation at pairs of basic amino acids and have to be produced in mammalian cells. He has extensive research experience in the area of regulation of gene expression. He has cloned the promoter regions of many genes and has extensively characterized regulatory regions responsible for the regulation of the expression of genes using a large repertoire of assays including promoter truncations, reporter assays and transfection studies in a wide variety of cell lines using all current transfection procedures.

Expert has deep experience in the analysis of gene expression. He has extensive experience with Northern blot procedures (both formaldehyde and glyoxal-based methods) and has extensive experience with RNA isolation procedures. In addition, he has extensive experience with Western blot analysis to characterize protein expression using both colorimetric and chemical luminescence detection systems. He has in-dept experience in DNA amplification, cloning, site directed mutagenesis, and sequencing as well as many bioinformatics tools to characterise genes.


recombinant protein


cell culture


gene expression


mammalian cell culture


gene expression regulation


cell biology


molecular genetics


Northern blotting


DNA amplification


cloning technique


DNA sequencing


gene amplification




site directed mutagenesis

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1991   Ph.D.   Molecular Biology   University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands)  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1999 to






Science Advisor


Works as science advisor for The Expert's Firm (VIB). The VIB is an academic institute with a budget of about USD$60 million, employing over 750 people, working in several areas of molecular biology, plant and human genetics, cell biology, immunology, cancer and neurodegeneration. The institute publishes about 300 publications per year in peer-reviewed journals, of which about 10% are in high-ranking journals (impact factor higher than 10). As a science advisor for the VIB, Expert has to stay abreast of all the science performed within the VIB and in related fields. He also has to stay abreast of the developments in the biotechnology industry and keep track of technological innovations, especially in the areas of functional genomics and bioinformatics. His job enables him to work on many scientific disciplines at a complex level, as he has to give advice on scientific matters but also on technology transfer matters.

1992 to 1998


University of Leuven (Belgium)


Center of Human Genetics


Group Leader


He was a group leader on cancer biology.

1987 to 1991


University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands)


Animal Physiology




He performed molecular biological research.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has over 25 publications.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Molecular and Cellular Biology  
 - Oncogene  
 - Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology  
 - Journal of Biological Chemistry  
 - Endocrinology  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2001 to   European Union   Research Manager   Expert assists in determining areas of cooperation between research programmes of European countries that are part of the EU.
2000 to   University of Gent, Belgium   Research Integrity Officer   He investigates allegations of possible scientific misconduct.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert took part in the on-site audits of the science advisory boards of the Expert's Firm.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2000 to 2000   UK, Germany, France   Expert visited several top European scientific institutes (MRC, EMBL, Curie).
2000 to 2000   USA   He visited several top U.S. scientific institutes (Salk, Scribbs)in order to determine their strategy to maintain their high level of research.
1992 to   Belgium   He first worked as a scientist in Belgium and later as a science advisor for the Expert's Firm.
1987 to 1991   The Netherlands   Expert completed his Ph.D. in The Netherlands.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Dutch   Expert can speak, read and write Dutch.
Spanish   He can speak, read and write Spanish.

Additional Skills and Services:

He has developed training courses on gene expression and the use of promoters for targeting purposes in gene therapy.


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