My academic interests are in the the area of developmental biology and cell biology. At present my work focuses on transcriptomics, developmental biology and evo-devo of the brown alga, Dictyota dichotoma, an excellent model to study fertilization biology and the first asymmetric cell division of the zygote.
I am currently a post-doc (UGent) in the Phycology Research Group of Ghent University.

Female gametophyte of Dictyota dichotoma in the field (credits: H. Verbruggen).