Hilde Janssens

Hilde Jansseens


hfp consultant, specialises in communication, presentation and recruitment


Hilde Janssens obtained a masters degree in biology and a teaching diploma at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium). She then moved to Basel (Switzerland) to do a PhD in cell biology and developmental genetics in the laboratory of Prof. Walter Gehring. During her five years as postdoctoral research fellow at Stony Brook University (NY, USA) she accumulated a competitive publication record in the fields of developmental genetics and mathematical modelling of biological systems. At the same time, she taught molecular biology to high school teachers in the context of a professional training program provided by the university in Stony Brook. For the following three years, she worked as a computer officer at a database for comparative genomics at the Department of Genetics of the University of Cambridge (UK). During this time, she gave numerous international workshops and training sessions. In 2008 she went back into research as a laboratory manager at the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona (Spain), where she also become involved in giving workshops and lectures to PhD and postdoctoral students about science communication, presentation and interviewing skills. Her path crossed that of hfp consulting in 2009.


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