Birgit Coucke is a Master Thesis student in Biomedical Sciences at KU Leuven. She graduated as a Biomedical Laboratory Scientist (Pharmaceutical and Biological Laboratory Science, Bachelor's degree) at HOWEST University College Bruges in 2016. For completion of this grade she performed an internship at the Department of Pharmacy and Department of Biotechnology of Chandigarh Group of Colleges (Punjab, India) under supervision of Dr. Arpit Sharma and Dr. Palki Sahib Kaur. The bachelor's research project title was 'Optimisation of Parameters for fermentative Wine Production from Grapes'. From 2016, Birgit enrolled in Forensic Biomedical Sciences at KU Leuven. After short interships at the Sexual Assault Care Center (SACC), Experimental Psychology Laboratory (KU Leuven) and the Technical and Scientific Police of West Flanders, she is currently working on the TREASURE research project for her Master's Thesis at OMFS-IMPATH. Besides that she works on several other projects in order to gain experience in the field. The internship and Master Thesis are under promotership of Prof. dr. Reinhilde Jacobs (Department Imaging and Pathology, KU Leuven) and Prof. dr. Constantinus Politis (Department of Oral and maxillofacial surgery). The mentors are Anna Ockerman and Myrthel Vranckx, PhD candidates at the OMFS-IMPATH research group.
Prof. dr. Reinhilde Jacobs