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Expert in Biomedical Sciences (Human Genetics), Quality Control, and ISO-15189

Expert ID: 738249 Germany

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Expert has 13+ years of experience in biomedical sciences, human genetics, quality control and ISO-15189. He is well versed in data interpretation, knowledge of cutting-edge technologies, technical expertise and troubleshooting, and assay development. In 2009, Expert received his PhD in Philosophy and Biomedical Sciences, with a specialization in Genetics and Genomic Sciences. His thesis was on genomic imprinting in normal and intrauterine growth restricted human placentas.

Expert currently works for a technology company based in Berlin, that is a a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek. Prior, he was a Senior Clinical Scientist at CENTOGENE, a world leader in the field of genetic diagnostics for rare diseases dedicated to improve patients' lives every day. Here, he was responsible for supervising medical analyses, data interpretation, and writing clinical reports from various techniques including high-throughput sequencing (next generation sequencing), PCR, Real-Time PCR, MLPA and sequencing.

Skills: PCR, sequencing, molecular diagnostics, qPCR, human genetics, high throughput screening, DNA sequencing, SNP genotyping, data analysis, biostatistics, pyrosequencing, gene expression profiling, DNA methylation, document review, next gen, SPSS, statistical data analysis, laboratory safety, sample management, epigenetics.

Expert is based in Berlin.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2009 Degree: PhD Subject: Philosophy, Biomedical Sciences Institution: Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Application Specialist Department:
- Product demo and training: set-up and delivery of on-site demonstrations of products at the customers’ facility. Provide training to the direct sales and distributors in the field.
- Technical support to end-users, direct sales teams and distributors, assistance to the sales team with local customer visits providing technical expertise. Assessment of customer needs, act as technical expert and consult in product applications in the customers’ environment. Monitor progress and report to sales team. Perform troubleshooting towards problem solving in close collaboration with the international customer service team.
- Execution of product presentations to customer groups: seminars, workshops.
- Customer feedback: collection of product feedback from customers. Recommendation on improvements on the products to international marketing to improve customer satisfaction. Maintenance of record of customer communications and technical support through available tools.
- Quality: compliance with company quality management systems, policies and procedures. Consult customers in implementing products into their quality system.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to 2015 Employer: CENTOGENE GmbH Title: Senior Clinical Specialist Department:
- Supervision of medical analyses
- Data interpretation
- Writing of clinical reports from various techniques including high-throughput sequencing (next generation sequencing), PCR, Real-Time PCR, MLPA and sequencing
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2011 to 2014 Employer: University of Louvain Title: Laboratory Supervisor Department:
- Supervision of a team of 12 technicians
- Supervision of laboratory medical analyses
- Good team leader as well as team player for crucial issues in the laboratory (e.g. allocation of work, technical problems, confirmation of deadlines)
- Data interpretation
- Strong analytical-reasoning skills, critical mind while keeping an eye for detail required for data interpretation
- Decision-making on technical issues
- Accurate and efficient oral and written communication of laboratory findings by writing of clinical reports from various cutting-edge technologies including CGH arrays, sequencing and high-throughput sequencing, Real-Time PCR
- Curiosity and interest in getting trained in cutting-edge technologies while wanting to be among the first people to learn about innovations, development and new technology (state-of-the-art)
- Development of assays for the screening of new genes
- 1.5 years active participation in the preparation of the department for the ISO-15189 accreditation.
Tasks assigned: writing of SOP-standard operating procedures, validation files, performed internal audits, engagement and participation in different committees (metrology, telemetry)
- Mentorship and training of team members and colleagues (scientists and technicians that were technical experts in other fields) via technical presentations, demonstrations, troubleshooting technical issues and data analysis
- Responsible for the accurate orientation of samples to external laboratories, contact person of the laboratory for all genetic tests (genetic registry database)
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2010 to 2011 Employer: Technical University of Munich Title: Scientist Department:
- Key member of the molecular diagnostic team
- Experience with various cutting-edge technologies and data analysis software including CGH arrays, high-throughput SNP genotyping and high-throughput sequencing, sequencing, PCR, Real-Time PCR
- Development of assays for the screening of new genes
- Responsible for the setting-up of a new molecular diagnostics laboratory (worked to a budget of Euros 50,000)
- Mentored and trained team members via technical presentations, demonstrations, troubleshooting technical issues and data analysis

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Belgian Society of Human Genetics
Licenses / Certifications
Medical Genetics - Belgian Society of Human Genetics
Awards / Recognition
Doctoral Studies Scholarship by Onassis Foundation
Publications and Patents Summary
9 publications

Fields of Expertise

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