Scientific Support Association

The Scientific Support Association (SSA) is run by and for technicians. Their goals include:

  • To stimulate the exchange of know-how between labs
  • To increase communication between the scientific support staff, including all lab managers and all lab technicians, and the rest of our research center

The SSA organizes monthly meetings about a technology topic to discuss the do's and don'ts and to exchange practical information about consumables, reagents or equipment to be used, including price and quality comparisons. At the end of each meeting, 5–10 minutes are reserved for “on the spot” troubleshooting. To put new ideas and initiatives into actions, small work groups are assembled.

They aim to be a positive influence on the research center and VIB by sharing ideas and solutions and by building bridges between the department and the staff.

Meeting time: the first Tuesday of every month at noon in room 07.339

For information and suggestions, please contact ssa@kuleuven.be.

The SSA organizing committee consists of Sabine Kuenen, Krist’l Vennekens, Katleen Craessaerts, Ann Geens, Sofie Vandenbogaerde and Eline Creemers.

Scientific support representatives across our different groups:

Meet the team

Eline
Creemers

Lab Technician
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Nicole
Hersmus

Staff employee
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Sandra
Fernandez Gallego

Lab Technician
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Katleen
Craessaerts

Staff employee
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Ann
Geens

Lab Technician
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Sabine
Kuenen

Staff employee
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Annelies
Janssens

Staff employee
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Sofie
Vandenbogaerde

Lab Technician
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Wendy
Vermeire

Lab Technician
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Valerie
Christiaens

Staff employee
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Sam
Lismont

Lab Technician
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Stef
Rous

Lab Technician
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Hannah
Wilkinson

Staff employee
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research