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Nieuwelaan 38

1860 Meise

België

    Expertisedomeinen

  • B290-taxonomie-van-planten
  • B300-plantenfylogenie

Beroepservaring

- 18 April 1990 – 31 March 1992

                        Employer: ISO Tervuren (= actual CODA Site Tervuren)

                        Function title: Eerste Technicus der Vorsing

                        Job description:

-Assist with the research on acylacid-transpherases, execution of enzymatic assays.

-Optimalisation of the purification of  anthocyanins via electrophoresis and HPLC.

                        - 01 April 1992 – 31 December 1993

                        Employer: Ghent University

                        Function title: Eerste Technicus

                        Job description:

-Planning, desiging, installation and monitoring of pilot waterpurification installations on laboratory scale.

-Wateranalyses using AAS, auto-analyser, spectrofotometry and microbiological analysis.

                        - 01 January 1994 – 31 August 2006

Employer: CODA Site Tervuren

                        Function title: Deskundige

                        Job description:          

-Identification of Mycotoxines using nano-HPLC and MS.

-Responsible person for all laboratory equipment within the audited laboratory.

-First aid helper.

                                - 01 September 2006 -

Employer: National Botanic Garden of Belgium

Function title: Laboratorium Deskundige (*, 80%) and Researcher Eumycetozoa (°, 20%)

                        Job description:          

Algology (*)

-Processing raw diatom samples and making microscopy slides of the purified material.

-Management of the raw and purified sample collection.

-Management of the Diatom slide collection.

-Making the product orders.

Macromolecular Laboratory (*)

-Extraction, PCR, Restriction, Electrophoresis of DNA-samples of various specimens.

-General laboratory work.

-Programming and managing the primer-database of BR.

Research Eumycetozoa (°)

-First study of Protostelids in Belgium, cultivation, identification, photography and ecological survey.

-Study, identification, photographing and documenting of Myxomycetes specimens in the herbarium of BR.

-Taxonomic studies of myxomycetes from Africa, in view of the publication of three volumes in the series Fungus Flora of Tropical Africa.

 

Onderzoeksexpertise

Diatoms:         

-Study of the Achnantes, Cymbella, Frustulia, Navicula and Nitzschia type slides in the Grunow diatom collection in the Natural History Museum of Vienna, Austria.

-Taxonomic SEM study of diatom taxa under supervision of Prof. Dr B. Van de Vijver (Antarctic and European samples) and Dr C. Cocquyt (African samples).

Eumycetozoa: 

-Taxonomic studies on myxomycetes of Belgium in general and with special attention to the genera Licea and Oligonema.

-Preliminary work for a monograph on the Eumycetozoa of Belgium: gathering documentation, describing and photographing specimens, making water colour plates, ecological surveys, etc.

-Taxonomic studies of nivicolous myxomycetes in the French Alps.

-Initiation and execution of the first survey of Protostelidae in Belgium.

-Initiation and execution of the first survey of Protostelidae in D.R. Congo.

-Taxonomic studies of myxomycetes from Africa.

 

Onderwijsexpertise

-Tutor of three courses of six lessons “Introduction to the Myxomycetes” and two advanced courses of three lessons “Identification of Myxomycetes” organised within the Royal Antwerp Mycological Society and Royal Flemish Mycological Society.

-Tutor of GTI Training “Identification of Myxomycetes and Managing Collections” of Dr. T.E. dela Cruz from the Fungal Biodiversity and Systematics Group, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, 3-30 April 2011.

-Tutor of GTI Training “Identification of Myxomycetes and Managing Collections” of Dr. George G. Ndiritu from the Centre for Biodiversity National Museums of Kenya, 3-30 November 2012.

-Tutor of GTI Training “Identification of Myxomycetes and Documenting Collections” of Dr. George G. Ndiritu from the Centre for Biodiversity National Museums of Kenya, 16 August -15 September 2013.

Recentste publicaties

  1. Amphora micrometra Giffen and Halamphora valdeminutissima sp. nov., two tiny benthic diatom species observed in the Black Sea

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftA1: Web of Science-artikelpeer review

  2. Premier inventaire des myxomycètes (Amoebozoa: Conosa: Eumycetozoa: Myxogastria) de Mayotte, Archipel des Comores, France.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftA2: Artikel in een internationaal wetenschappelijk tijdschrift met peer review, dat niet inbegrepen is in A1peer review

  3. Fine-tuning a method for DNA-extraction of myxomycetes

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftA2: Artikel in een internationaal wetenschappelijk tijdschrift met peer review, dat niet inbegrepen is in A1peer review

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