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Jens Vandevelde

Born on 3 March 1990 in Kortrijk, Belgium
Address: Berliner Straße 33d - 201, 55131 Mainz
Phone: +49 (0) 15759 47 55 28

I am a motivated biomedical researcher eager to learn new skills. Currently I work as a PhD student at the Luhmann lab in Mainz. My research interests include, but are not limited to, neuroscience and neuroelectrophysiology in animals in vivo.



KU Leuven (link)2011 - 2015

Master: Biomedical Sciences minor Research
3rd Bachelor: Biomedical Sciences

Advanced elective courses:  System and Cognitive Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Microscopy,
 Biology of the Cell/Neuron, Molecular Cell Biology

KU Leuven afdeling Kortrijk (KULAK) (link)2008 - 2011

1st and 2nd Bachelor: Biomedical Sciences

Secondary school

Sint-Amandscollege Kortrijk 2006 - 2008

3rd grade: Sciences - Math 8 hours

Sint-Amandscollege Harelbeke 2002 - 2006

2nd grade: Sciences
1st grade: Latin


Luhmann lab (link)

PhD March 2015 - present

Title: 'Lateral inhibition in layer 2/3 of the barrel cortex in mice'
Electrophysiology combined with optogenetic research in head fixed mice

Kloosterman lab in NERF - Imec (link)

Internship October 2014 - December 2014

Master's thesis September 2013 - August 2014

Title: 'Navigation and spatial memory in freely moving rats: the role of the subiculum'
Chronic implantation of multiple tetrodes, silicon probes and optic fibers using a self-engineered reusable micro-drive array device, neuroelectrophysiology in CA1 and dorsal subiculum, optogenetics, histology

Lab rotations

Laboratory LUCMFR (link) 22 April - 17 May 2013

Digital breast tomosynthesis, medical imaging, phantoms

Laboratory Experimental Abdominal Wall Surgery (link) 11 March - 19 April 2013

Abdominal wall surgery, biological meshes, synthetic bioabsorbable meshes, HPLC analysis

Laboratory LENS (link) 11 February - 8 March 2013

Fluorescence microscopy, calcium imaging, synaptic activity

Summer job

Callens & EMK (link) 2007 - 2013

Warehouseman, logistics, management (Axapta)

Biomedical skills
Neuroelectrophysiology:  tetrodes, silicon probes, Neuralynx systems (link), optogenetics,
 stereotaxic brain surgery in rats and mice

Molecular biology: cell culture, western blotting, PCR, ELISA
Certificates: laboratory animal science, instrumental technical abilities, basic life support, first aid
Other: medical imaging, confocal microscopy, histology, HPLC, bioinformatics, scientific writing

Language skills

Mother tongue: Dutch
Excellent: English
Good understanding: French, German

Computer skills

Windows, Linux, MATLAB, Spike2, Python, Solidworks, Adobe Photoshop/illustrator
Microsoft Office, Statistica, Mendeley HTML, CSS, basic programming

Personal skills

Social, perfectionist, flexible team worker, independent

Other skills

Belgian driving licence B, blind typing

Swimming, cycling, fitness
Computertechnology and automotive enthousiast

Prof. Dr. Fabian Kloosterman (link)
Mail address: NERF – Kapeldreef 75 – 3001 Leuven – Belgium
Phone: +32 (0) 16 28 35 14
Mobile: +32 (0) 474 82 09 49
Fax: +32 (0) 16 28 10 97

Dr. Jyh-Jang Sun (link)
Mail address: NERF – Kapeldreef 75 – 3001 Leuven – Belgium
Phone: +32 (0) 16 28 80 59
Fax: +32 (0) 16 28 10 97

Last updated: 25 June 2015