Technician – Lab for Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Stem cell Transplantation (UGent, UZGent)
Principal investigator: prof. Tim Lammens (PhD)
Pediatric cancer is the most common cause of disease-related death in children. Cure rates have significantly improved over the last years, but therapy-related late effects are still a common problem.
Our research group’s goal is to help increase survival rates and to decrease side effects. We focus on various hematological malignancies in children.
As lab technician I’m involved in several research areas within our research group, including working on cancer predisposition, preclinical evaluation of new treatments, establishing strategies to develop highly specific personalized drugs…
In addition, I’m also responsible for maintenance and treatment of cell cultures and the development and validation of new techniques.
I obtained a Bachelor in Pharmaceutical and Biological Laboratory Technology (HoGent, 2017).
A year later I also completed my Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Technology (HoGent, 2018).
As of January 2019, I’m a cancer research technician at the Lab for Pediatric Hematology-Oncology.
I have experience in cell culture, nucleic acid extractions from tissues and body fluids, nucleic acid quality control, protein assays, PCR, RT-qPCR and ELISA.