I’m not only using my brain in the lab but also behind my chessboard. Sometimes my brain needs to relax, then you can find me hanging on the boulderwall, running around in Amsterdam or relaxing in yoga/pilates. I knew early that I wanted to be a lab technician in a medical or pharmaceutical research lab, so that is why I studied a Bachelor in Pharmaceutical and Biological Laboratory Technology. I completed this bachelor’s in 2017 in Ghent. After this study, I had the feeling that I wanted to learn more about the different diseases. That is why I started a second Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Technology, I completed this one in 2019 (also in Ghent). In 2019, I started my first job as lab technician at the KuLeuven in the lab of Bart De Strooper, under the supervision of Evgenia. After 1,5 years, Evgenia asked me to join her here in Amsterdam.