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Deirdre Cabooter

The Power List 2018


Deirdre Cabooter

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Leuven, Belgium.

Research 
We are looking into new ways to rationalize and automate liquid chromatographic method optimization for complex samples by developing new software and hardware tools. Plus, together with Gert Desmet, we continue our work on trying to better understand mass transfer phenomena in liquid chromatography.

Greatest achievement
I’m grateful to have been given a permanent position at the University of Leuven, giving me the space, tranquility and freedom to explore new research ideas. I’m also very proud of my current research group, consisting of smart, enthusiastic people that work together in a very constructive way.

Scientific hero
Gert Desmet, who is my mentor, my friend and my greatest source of inspiration. He is incredibly intelligent, extremely dedicated and one of the most original analytical scientists I know.

Advice
Work hard, be persistent and don’t give up too easily! Take every opportunity you can to learn, and collaborate to expand your horizons.


Part of the Power List 2018

The Fab Forty

The Top 40 Under 40 Power List returns to celebrate the gifted young scientists making waves in analytical science. Here we present the rising stars of the field (in alphabetical order), as nominated by our readers and shortlisted by our independent judging panel.

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