Sara began in 2009 as a patent attorney assistant at LC Patents, which has been part of the A&S group since July 2020. Sara has a strong scientific-oriented background and a strong focus on clients in the Life Sciences sector, particularly universities, knowledge institutions and spin-offs of these. She likes to bring structure into the organisation of her work and that is also reflected in a transparent reporting to her clients.
*2020 – present: Owner Sunville Patents Bv and in that position she is assigned to Arnold & Siedsma as patent attorney.
2018 – 2020: Belgian and European Patent Attorney at LC Patents
2014 – 2018: European Patent Attorney at LC Patents
2009 – 2014: Trainee Patent Attorney at LC Patents
2004 – 2010: PhD – Medical Sciences at KU Leuven
Van Gool B, Storck SE, Reekmans S, Lechat B, Gordts PLSM, Pradier L, Pietrzik CU, Roebroek AJM. “LRP1 Has a Predominant Role in Production over Clearance of Ab in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease.” Molecular Neurobiology. 2019 Apr 19
Reekmans S., “Is there a Future for Medical/Diagnostic Patents in the US?.”- In: International Pharmaceutical Industry, Vol.5 Issue 1 (2013), p. 20-21
Roebroek AJ, Gordts PL, Reekmans S.,”Generation of a series of knock-in alleles using RMCE in ES cells”, Methods Mol Biol. 2011; 693: 277-81
Reekmans S, Pflanzner T, Gordts PL, Isbert S, Zimmermann P, Annaert W, Weggen S, Roebroek AJ, Pietrzik CU.,”Inactivation of the proximal NPXY motif impairs early steps in LRP1 biosynthesis”, Cell Mol Life Sci. 2010 Jan; 67(1): 135-45
Gordts PL, Reekmans S, Lauwers A, Van Dongen A, Verbeek L, Roebroek AJ.,”Inactivation of the LRP1 intracellular NPxYxxL motif in LDLR-deficient mice enhances postprandial dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis”, Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol., 2009 Sep; 29(9): 1258-64
Roebroek AJ, Reekmans S, Lauwers A, Feyaerts N, Smeijers L, Hartmann D., “Mutant Lrp1 knock-in mice generated by recombinase-mediated cassette exchange reveal differential importance of the NPXY motifs in the intracellular domain of LRP1 for normal fetal Development”, Mol Cell Biol. 2006 Jan;26(2):605-16