Marleen Verbeeck, is a trainer/coach and has been working at the European Centre for Clinical Research Training (ECCRT) since 2004. She obtained her PhD in molecular biology at the University of Utrecht in 1990. After fundamental research positions at the universities of Utrecht, New York, Leuven and Maastricht, she changed her academic career in 1995. She gained solid grounding in clinical research, first as a clinical research associate, later as a medical writer combined with a position as trainer. Marleen enjoys developing, lecturing, evaluating and developing comprehension tests of courses as well as boosting confidence and competence of clinical research professionals with different experience levels from the pharmaceutical, medical device industry and non-profit research organisations. She has more than 15 years of educational expertise. She is author of scientific papers, clinical trial study protocols (phase I - IV) and clinical study reports. She has experience in medical areas such as : CNS, Gastroenterology, Gynaecology, Rheumathology, Cardiology, Oncology, Orthopaedics and Immonutherapy. In addition, recently Marleen is also a regulatory consultant on European clinical trial legislation. Acquiring and conveying knowledge has always been her interest throughout her professional career.