VIB Screening Core, UGent, BE


In July 2005, Dominique Audenaert obtained his Ph.D. in biomedical sciences at the VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology under the supervision of Christine Van Broeckhoven and Peter De Jonghe. In October 2005, he started working as a VIB postdoctoral fellow at the VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology. In October 2006, he obtained a six-year FWO postdoctoral fellowship to study plant development by means of chemical biology approaches. During his postdoctoral research, he contributed to the development of an automated screening platform. This led to the establishment of the VIB Compound Screening Facility (current VIB Screening Core) in January 2007, which he has been leading since then. In 2017, he also became principal coordinator of the UGent Centre for Bioassay Development and Screening (C-BIOS). As head of the VIB Screening Core and C-BIOS, he act as a spokes-person of the platform, manages the daily operational activities, is involved in business development and is responsible for strategic decision-making. Together with his team he has automated/miniaturized a broad range of cell-based and biochemical assays, implemented siRNA screening, performed automated high-throughput screenings and implemented high-content imaging/screening.