Intensive training, both within and outside NLO, means I am increasingly gaining expertise in national and international patent law. As a trainee patent attorney, I aim to combine these two fields of knowledge in order to optimally protect our clients’ innovations.
Before joining NLO, I completed a PhD in microbiology at KU Leuven, with my thesis focusing on the evolution and mechanisms of antibiotic tolerance in pathogenic bacteria. As part of this research I authored and co-authored 7 publications in international scientific journals.
- PhD in Bioscience Engineering, KU Leuven (2013-2017)
- Master in Bioscience Engineering: cell and gene technology (graduated with high distinction), KU Leuven (2011-2013)
- Bachelor in Bioscience Engineering (graduated with distinction), KU Leuven (2008-2011)
- Michiels JE, Van den Bergh B, Verstraeten N, Michiels J (2016) Molecular mechanisms and clinical implications of bacterial persistence. Drug Resistance Updates 29, 76-89.
- Michiels JE, Van den Bergh B, Fauvart M, Michiels J (2016) Draft genome sequence of Enterococcus faecium strain LMG 8148. Standards in Genomic Sciences 11, 63.
- Michiels JE, Van den Bergh B, Fauvart M, Michiels J (2016) Draft genome sequence of Acinetobacter baumannii strain NCTC 13423, a multidrug-resistant clinical isolate. Standards in Genomic Sciences 11, 57.