Hi, besides making this podcast/blog, I do work in bioinformatics and artificial intelligence. I also advocate for neurodiverse people. I often speak for companies (e.g. P&G, Hubspot, Argenta, Nexxworks) about being neurodiverse (for me, autism and ADHD).
Why? Because for a long time, I grew up unaware of how I processed things differently. Luckily, I was able to fit in by slowly cutting pieces of my authentic self (why be happy if you can be "normal" right?). But seriously, at least I found truth in suffering. I questioned not only my nature and nurture, but also this world that imposes a neurological baseline.
I encourage similar "questioning" for organizations via:
- my slightly awkward talk "Autism, technology and (almost) everything in between, the power of neurodiversity": more info and an excerpt here
- consultancy on an inclusive organisation (e.g. how to do inclusion on/off screen for VRT)
- interactive sessions/coaching for managers, neurodiverse people & teams
- media appearances (e.g. Taboe with Philippe Geubels on tv)
- writing (e.g. Knack, Datanews, personal favorite: https://bit.ly/dm-autisme)
What have I been up to lately?
You can send me a message here.
- Bioinformatics: finding candidate antigens for cancer patients in the immuno-oncology field for Ghent University (Python and R)
- Aligning educational material to neurodiverse people for a company
- Using AI + computer vision on microscopy data for increased sensitivity
- Investigating biomedical data sources, removing ambiguity between them
- Website of the wonderful artist Scyllari (who makes illustrations for my keynotes)
I read many (even too much) books, you can find my reading list here