Summarized research career:
From 1978 till 1987: junior researcher at the Research Institute for small Stock Husbandry, Merelbeke.
In 1987: PhD at the University of Ghent. Title: Energy evaluation of raw materials for rabbits and estimation methods”.
From than off engaged as a fix staff member of the Agricultural Research Centre Ghent
In 1989: promotion till senior researcher, responsible for the Rabbit Research Department
In 2006: Head of rabbit and poultry research at the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) at Melle (Belgium)
Doctor Honorus Causa: by the University of Kaposvar (Hungary) in September 2006