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Ahmed Ben Mohamed, AFENNAS

AFENNAS, Ahmed Ben Mohammed

Birthdate 18/06/1972
Birthplace Zele, East Flanders, Belgium
Residence Lebbeke, Belgium
Workplace UZ Brussel - CRG Fertility Lab
Function Lab technician
Studies Farmaceutical & Biological Techniques
Degree Bachelor
Institution KaHo Sint-Lieven, Gent

Started in January 2000 in the DMBR at the VIB/UGent in the group of Prof. Dr. Claude Libert. Under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Claude Libert and Dr. Tino Hochepied this small group started with the implementation of transgenic techniques (mice models) at the DMBR. In June 2003 the DMBR moved out to a new state of the art building in Zwijnaarde (Gent) where TCF started up oficially as a service core facility to the whole department. In September 2006 Ahmed left the department to discover new horizons.
Begin october 2006 Ahmed started in the UZ Brussel at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine (CRG: FR/EN) as lab technician in fertility.

Techniques acquired :
Fertility : Routine sperm analysis - Oocyte pick-up - Embryo Transfer Assistance - ICSI/IVF - Cryopreservation (oocytes, embryos)
Transgenics : Animal Husbandry - Management of mice colonies- Health screening murine colone (PCR: helicobacter spp) - Surgical Techniques (Adrenolectomy, Vasectomy) - Pronuclear micro-injection - Blastocyst injections - murine embryonic stem cell cultivation - Murine tissue culture - ES cell aggregations - ES cell derivations - Cryopreservation ES cells - Cryopreservation murine embryos - Embryo transferts - Cleaning murine stocks by rederivation of embryos - Ultrapurification of DNA - Transgenic screening litters by PCR.

Follows late evening courses for Graduate Informatics : programming - relational Databases (SQL) - Webdevelopment & design - Network management & technology.

Hobbies : Webdesign & develop - Arabic calligraphy - Walking - Good movies …

Carreer summary

UZ Brussel - CRG Lab technician Fertility
04/2004 09/2006 UGent - DMBR Lab technician Transgenics
01/2000 03/2004 VIB - DMBR Lab technician Transgenics

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