01/04/2014 - Campustalks Jette


1 Apr 2014

VUB, Campus Jette, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy (Room FORUM), Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussel

Part of project: 
(2009-...): Campustalks

This Campustalks takes place in the context of Research Unlimited 2014, a one-day seminar for PhD-students who are a member of the Doctoral School Life Sciences & Medicine (DSlsm), lab assistants, technical engineers, post-docs, professors and all people who are interested.



12.30-13.30h.: PechaKucha session during lunch.

The PechaKucha concept: each speaker has 6 minutes 40 seconds for a presentation in 20 images. Each image is on screen for only 20 seconds. No more, no less. 20 images x 20 seconds. Tempo, story, tension, show-and-tell.

_ Nele Adriaenssens: My life as a Professor
_ Tiffany Roosens & Eva De Smedt: Starting a PhD
_ Markouli Christina & Dominika Dziedzicka: My life as a foreign student at the VUB
_ Sofia Batista Leite: What after my PhD?



To see the full program of the Research Unlimited 2014, visit the Research Unlimited website


To register for the 2014 edition of Research Unlimited, click here.

Bios / Slides

In 2008, Nele Adriaenssens graduated as Master in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy at the VUB and started doing clinical research on the physical complications of breast cancer treatments at the Breast Clinic of the UZ Brussel. In 2012 she obtained her PhD with this subject. Recently, she became a professor at the VUB for the courses Vascular Pathology, where she teaches physical therapy students how to treat complications of breast cancer treatments, Lymphatic physiotherapy and Oncologic Rehabilitation. Meanwhile she is still physical therapist at the Breast Clinic, where she mainly organizes the unique consultation ‘Edema’ for internal and external edema patients. She is also coordinator of the Oncologic Rehabilitation at the UZ Brussel.

In 2005, the Portuguese Sofia Batista Leite graduated in Biochemistry from the Faculdade de Ciências Universidade de Lisboa (pre-Bologna, 5-year degree) and worked for 2 years as junior Researcher at Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica (IBET/ITQB), Lisbon on brain cells. She developed her PhD thesis in the same research group, entitled Novel Approaches for Culturing Hepatocytes for Drug Testing Applications finalized in March 2012. During her PhD she got the opportunity to work at the European reference Laboratory on Alternative Methods (JRC-ECVAM) in Italy. Since April 2012 she is a Post-Doc at the VUB working in the LIVR group on 3D systems to co-culture different liver cell types, under the supervision of Prof. van Grunsven.

Christina Markouli was born and raised in Greece where she lived until sha was 22 years old. In 2011 she moved to Brussels for her master studies and now she is pursuing a PhD in Medical Sciences in the field of human embryonic she loves cooking, learning foreign languages, and in her free time she does acrobatics and dance.

Dominika Dziedzicka comes from Warsaw, Poland. In May 2013 she finished the Master program in Medical Biotechnology at the University of Warsaw. Afterwards, she moved to Belgium and started doing a PhD in the Research Group Reproduction and Genetics at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She already knew VUB because in 2012 she had already participated in the Erasmus exchange programme and attended courses of the Master program in Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology. She extended her stay in Belgium for the summer in order to complete the 3-month internship in the same research group in which she is working at the moment.

Tiffany Roosens and Eva De Smedt both started their journey at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2007. They studied Biomedical Sciences at the VUB Jette, and although their journay took one year longer than expected, they finally made it and graduated in 2013. Eva started her PHD at Hematology and immunology lab in september 2013 while Tiffany first had to go trough the IWT-procedures to finally start in january 2014 at the liver cell biology lab.