Curriculum Vitae

Summary

Dr. Bart Cuypers is a molecular systems biologist who develops and applies multi ‘omic approaches to unravel the molecular biology and drug-resistance mechanisms of pathogens. Currently, his post-doctoral research project occurs at the interface of 3 research groups;  The Adrem Data Lab (University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium), the Molecular Parasitology Unit (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium) and the Notredame Group (Visitin Researcher, Center for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain).

Bart has a background in biology (BSc) and cell- and systems biology (MSc).  During his PhD, Bart studied the functional and adaptive role of aneuploidy and gene copy number variation in the protozoan parasite Leishmania, a pathogen of which the molecular biology is still elusive. As such, he worked on the collection, analysis, integration and interpretation of (epi-) genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics data over a wide array of genetic backgrounds, life stages and resistance profiles.            

As a bioinformatics enthusiast and strong supporter of interdisciplinary research he has a leading role in the ISCB Student Council (ET, treasurer) a global network of more than 2000 master students, PhD students and young post-docs that are passionate about computational biology. Further, Bart is involved in several research consortia, such as BIOMINA (Biomedical Informatics Research Network, Antwerp, steering committee member) and the Tuberculosis ‘Omics Research Consortium (TORCH).

Present Affiliations

Post-Doctoral Fellow – ADReM Data Lab
Department Of Computer Science
Faculty Of Science
University Of Antwerp
Antwerp, Belgium

June 2018 – Present

Post-Doctoral Fellow – Molecular Parasitology Unit
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Insitute Of Tropical Medicine
Antwerp, Belgium

June 2018 – Present

Visiting Researcher – Notredame Lab
Bioinformatics and Genomics
Centre for Genomic Regulation
Barcelona, Spain

October 2019 – Present

Education

University of Antwerp

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

University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Greatest distinction (85%), July 3, 2013

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

Teaching Highlights

Lecturing the students about the current technologies and bioinformatic analysis for genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics & metabolomics as well as their integration. 

Master Course in Biology, University of Antwerp. 

Teaching the students how to write their own analysis workflows in Python. 

Master Course in Biology, University of Antwerp.