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Tinne Mertens

Tinne Mertens




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My New Project

Introduction to DataCamp Projects

My New Course

Introduction to Python

Analytical pathfinder, blazing trails to new insights and discoveries.

My Work

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Introduction to SQL


Introduction to R


Introduction to Python

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

Galapagos | Feb 2020 - Present



The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


(UTHealth) | Jun 2016 - Feb 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Investigating the role of multiple cell types in the development of pulmonary fibrosis. Isolation of multiple cell types from lung tissue for in vitro research. Setting up in vitro models to study interactions between fibroblasts and alveolar epithelial progenitor cells. Managing cell culture facilities and tissue biobank.
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Leiden University Medical Center | Apr 2012 - May 2016


Investigating the role of human bronchial epithelial cells in asthma and COPD

Hasselt University | Sep 2009 - Jul 2011

MSc Graduate in Environmental Health Sciences


VITO | Nov 2010 - Jun 2011

Senior Practical Training

Evaluation of an in vitro assay for the detection of respiratory sensitizing substances; Optimization and application of an air-liquid interface cell culture for in vitro exposure to respiratory sensitizing substances

Hasselt University | Dec 2009 - Apr 2010

Junior Practical Training

Localization of zinc-transporters in the fungus Suillus luteus

Hasselt University | Jan 2005 - Jan 2009

BSc graduate in Biomedical Sciences


My Education

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The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
MSc, Environmental Health SciencesUniversiteit Hasselt | 2011
BSc, Biomedical SciencesBSc at Hasselt University | 2009
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Doctor of Philosophy - PhD, Chronic lung diseaseLeiden University | 2016

About Me

Tinne Mertens

I have a PhD in Biomedical Sciences. During my experiences in academia (3.5 years postdoc) and in industry (3 years scientist), I came to realize that what I really love to do is crunching data! I am working on specializing as a data scientist.

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