CV

Professional Summary

I am interested in the analysis of omics data and I have a fascination for for statistics and machine learning. I personally try to keep a pragmatic outlook on research, starting with simple approaches and increasing complexity where needed. In my Chemistry education, I specialized in computational Chemistry and later in bioinformatics. I further developed my knowledge of machine learning while working in the fields of metabolomics and cellular image analysis. In my PhD research I use statistics and pattern recognition to identify factors that shape our immune system in health and disease. In this research I use omics data, like genomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics.

Also, to make science more accessible to the public, I write blogs and create vlogs about science.

Skills

R (programming language)   Python     Matlab    Bioinformatics 
Adobe Creative Cloud 
   Science communication    Design   

Work Experience

2020 - present

Post-doctoral researcher @ CeMM, Austria

Christoph Bock Lab, CeMM 

2015-2019

PhD student @ Radboudumc, The Netherlands

Prof. Dr. M.G. Netea’s Lab, Radboud University Medical Centre, Department of Internal Medicine, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Project: Investigating the mechanism by which exogenic and endogenic factors influence the immune response hemoeostasis using bioinformatics approaches.

2012-2013

Researcher @ Radboudumc, The Netherlands

Dr. R.A. Notebaart's Lab and Prof. Dr. M.A. Huynen’s Lab, Radboud University Medical Centre, Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands Project: Applying constraint based metabolic modeling to study the consequences of mitochondrial disorders and adaptation to gene knock-out/deletions.

Education

2009-2012

Master of Science in Chemistry @ Radboud University, The Netherlands 

Summa Cum Laude (top 2%), Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2006-2009

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry @ Radboud University, The Netherlands 

Summa Cum Laude (top 2%), Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Interests

I love data analysis in many way shapes and forms: I use it for my work and my hobbies. I enjoy working with big "omics" datasets for large cohorts of patients, which is what I do at work. But I also love analysing data about myself, which is my hobby. I collect every type of data you can think if, from weekly brain MRIs and sleep EEGs to immune measurements. I want to see what I can learn about myself based on this data.

I also enjoy hiking, playing vinyl records, cycling and weight lifting.

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