Research expertise

For my PhD research, I combine techniques from the fields of Bioinformatics and Microbiology to better understand microbial adaptation. In particular, I study bacteria from the genus Salmonella, and aim to improve our understanding on how they develop antimicrobial resistance and increased pathogenic potential towards humans.

I am supported by a Strategic Basic Reasearch (SB) PhD grant from the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO).


  • Tropical Bacteriology Unit, ITM
  • Adrem Data Lab, University of Antwerp


PhD supervisors:
Prof. Kris Laukens (UA), prof. Sandra Van Puyvelde (UA), dr. Pieter Meysman (UA), Prof. Jan Jacobs (ITM), dr. Stijn Deborggraeve (msf)


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Teaching expertise

Pratcical assistent for the Bioinformatics course of prof. Kris Laukens at the University of Antwerp (2018 - 2020)

Services expertise

Chair of the 16th ISCB Student Council Symposium* (10-11 July 2020)

Co-Chair of the ISCBSC web team (2020 - ...)


* The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) Student Council (ISCBSC) is an international community of students, PhD students & Junior Postdocs in the fields of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Research interests

Microbial Genomics



Computational Biology

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