Senior Data Scientist, GSK (2023-Present): Currently serves in the Immune Informatics Team, contributing to discovery projects, and elucidating the link between antigen exposure and immune response.

Senior Researcher Reverse Vaccinology, University of Antwerp & GSK (2021-2023): Developed a reverse vaccinology workflow that utilized ‘omics expression data, immune-informatic predictions, and machine learning to predict immunogenic bacterial antigens.

FWO Post-Doctoral Fellow: Pathogen Integrative Omics, University of Antwerp & Institute of Tropical Medicine (2018-2021): Granted a personal competitive fellowship to study the impact of aneuploidy on the transcriptome, proteome, and metabolome of Leishmania. Also co-initiated a Leishmania immuno-informatics research line and Nanopore sequencing wet- and dry lab.

FWO PhD Student – Junior Researcher: Pathogen Systems Biology, University of Antwerp & Institute of Tropical Medicine (2013-2018): Studied molecular adaption (drug-resistance, endemic areas) of Trypanosomatid parasite Leishmania.

Soft Skills

Leadership: Leading project teams, mentoring junior colleagues and supervising multiple projects.

Communication: Actively involved in networking and science communication, disseminating complex information to various stakeholders.

Teamwork: Collaboration with various teams across multiple scientific communities.

Problem-solving: Utilization of innovative research methodologies to overcome challenges in bioinformatics.

Adaptability: Able to shift between different projects, fields, and areas of interest.

Time management: Balancing between leadership roles, research responsibilities, and personal interests.

Continuous learning: Highly engaged in soft skill learning and educational activities.

Hard Skills

Genomics, Transcriptomics, and Next-, and Third Generation Sequencing.

Metabolomics and Proteomics.

Data Mining & Machine Learning

Immunoinformatics and Reverse Vaccinology.

Infectious Diseases

Omics Integration.

Python, R, Bash, HPC


Bart is a dedicated mentor and supervisor, having co-promoted 2 FWO Strategic Basic Research PhD fellowships and co-supervised several other PhD students. He was the daily supervisor of the Industrial Research Fund Project Leapseq, and played an investigative or supervisory role in many of the bioinformatics support requests at the BIOMINA core facility at the University of Antwerp


PhD in Biomedical Sciences (2013-2018)

University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Defended: May, 23, 2018
Title: ‘A systems biology approach for a comprehensive understanding of molecular adaptation in Leishmania donovani’
Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp as guest institute

Master of Science in Cell and Systems Biology (2011-2013)

University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Greatest distinction (85%), July 3, 2013

Bachelor of Science in Biology (2008-2011)

University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Great distinction (84%), July 5, 2011


Publication List

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Soft Skill Learning
Science Communication
Hiking & Backpacking