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Charlotte Verstraete

Patent attorney

‘Creativity and hard work are the driving forces for innovation’
Charlotte Verstraete

Charlotte Verstraete

  • Chemistry
  • Trainee Patent Attorney

Charlotte Verstraete received her Bachelor and Master degree in Biochemistry and Biotechnology at the KU Leuven. She received her PhD in chemistry in 2019 with a dissertation titled Application of Nonlinear Optics in Entomology in the group of Prof. Thierry Verbiest, also at the KU Leuven. Charlotte joined V.O. in 2019 because of her broad interest in science and technology in general and her affinity with languages and law.

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Education

  • PhD in Chemistry, KU Leuven, 2019
  • MSc in Biochemistry and Biotechnology, KU Leuven, 2014 (magna cum laude)
  • Erasmus in Chalmers University of Technology (Göteborg, Sweden)
  • Master thesis in imec (Leuven), “Gold nanostars for specific targeting of cancer cells: solving the protein corona problem”, 2014
  • BSc in Biochemistry and Biotechnology, KU Leuven, 2012 (cum laude)

Publications

  • Antoine D’Hollander,  Hilde Jans, Greetje Vande Velde, Charlotte Verstraete, Sam Massa, Nick Devoogdt, Tim Stakenborg, Serge Muyldermans, Liesbet Lagae, and Uwe Himmelreich. “Limiting the protein corona: A successful strategy for in vivo active targeting of anti-HER2 nanobody-functionalized nanostars.” Biomaterials 123 (2017): 15-23.
  • Charlotte Verstraete, Matthias Ceulemans, Maarten Bloemen, B. Manshian, Stefaan J. Soenen, Tatjana N. Parac–Vogt, Uwe Himmelreich, and Thierry Verbiest. “The development of multimodal nanoparticles for an early detection of tumors.” In Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging and Drug Delivery, pp. JTu1C-4. Optical Society of America, 2017.
  • Charlotte Verstraete, Sébastien R. Mouchet, Dimitrije Mara, Stijn Van Cleuvenbergen, Ewan D. Finlayson, Rik Van Deun, Olivier Deparis, Thierry Verbiest, Bjorn Maes, Peter Vukusic and Branko Kolaric. “Nonlinear optical spectroscopy and two-photon excited fluorescence spectroscopy reveal the excited states of fluorophores embedded in a beetle’s elytra.” Journal of the Royal Society Interface Focus 9, no. 1 (2018): 20180052.
  • Charlotte Verstraete, Sébastien R. Mouchet, Thierry Verbiest, and Branko Kolaric. “Linear and nonlinear optical effects in biophotonic structures using classical and nonclassical light.” Journal of biophotonics 12, no. 1 (2019): e201800262.

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French

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Events

European Patent Seminar

Hotel Excelsior München, Schützenstraße, Munich, Germany

Know the latest ins-and-outs concerning examination, opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO. Be updated on the unitary patent and the unified patent court. Continue reading

Improve your practical knowledge at the IP Academy 2019 – Basic

Winthontlaan 6, 3526 KV Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

Follow the annual course on patents, trademarks and designs. For innovative entrepreneurs who wish to improve their intellectual property (IP) know-how, V.O. Patents & Trademarks organizes a basic course on IP on Thursday 26 September. Continue reading

IP World Summit 2019

Amsterdam, Paul van Vlissingenstraat, Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam

IP World provides the opportunity to network with senior IP professionals from across the Globe, and from global corporates across the high tech, telecoms, software, pharmaceutical, retail, FMCG, online and oil & gas industries. Continue reading