about me

My motivation

I believe that the culture of science needs to be changed: creativity and inspiration need to find their way back into our every-day lives, our means of communication, our conferences and interactions. We need to shift our focus to human needs and values, and to the social context in which we do science. This change of culture cannot be pre-ordained from above. It needs to be achieved bottom-up, starting by creating awareness.

All of this change is highly necessary. And feasible.

My professional background

– 2010-currently: freelance international trainer & consultant

– 2008-2014: laboratory manager, Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona (Spain)

– 2006-2008: computer officer, Flymine Database, University of Cambridge, Cambridge (UK)

– 2000-2005: postdoctoral research fellow, Stony Brook University (NY, USA)

– 1995-1999: PhD in cell biology & developmental genetics, Biozentrum, Basel (Switzerland)

– 1994-1995: teaching diploma, Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)

– 1990-1994: masters degree in biology, Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)

Throughout my scientific career, I taught and coordinated scientific and professional development courses. In parallel I started working as a freelance international trainer, designing and teaching Laboratory Management Courses for Scientists in academia and research institutes. I currently focus entirely on training and workshop facilitation.

For more details, see LinkedIn/Hilde

For my work as a trainer, I have been cited here:

– Leadership Tips for Women

– Lab Management Courses: Becoming a Trainer

List of scientific publications

can be found here

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