As a bioscience engineer, I started a PhD studying leaf development in Arabidopsis thaliana. During my PhD I gradually shifted from wetlab to bioinformatics. I mostly worked with expression data: from qPCR, over microarrays to sequencing. As a post-doc, I continued in bioinformatics and set up an RNA-seq workflow in our department.
Currently, I'm heading the Applied Bioinformatics and Biostatistics group. I'm coordinating the different projects and provide consultancy for bioinformatics (mainly sequencing related).
Michiel Van Bel
As a postdoctoral researcher in the ABB group I'm involved in the bioinformatics sections of PSB projects, both internal experiments and industrial collaborations. With a master degree in computer science, a PhD in comparative genomics, and experience with expression data, I'm well equipped to easily answer most questions by either chaining existing tools together or by developing new software. Q&A for wet lab scientists, and continuous support for in-house developed software platforms make up the rest of my responsibilities.
VÃ©ronique Storme has a master degree in biochemistry (1989) and statistical data analysis (2008, awarded with a Quetelet prize). She started at VIB in 1995 in the bio-energy group of Wout Boerjan, where she was involved in genetic mapping and QTL analysis of poplar trees. Her interest in statistics grew more and more while analyzing microarray data. Her area of expertise is statistical genetics, mixed model analysis, multivariate statistics and data mining. Her favorite statistical language is SAS, followed by R.
Matthias De Smet