is associated professor at KU Leuven (Campus Antwerpen) at the Department of Applied Linguistics. She lectures German grammar and Terminology and IT in the Bachelor in applied language studies and medical translation in the Master in Translation. She completed a PhD in Language and Literature awarded in April 2005 at the Free University of Amsterdam (Netherlands). The topic of her doctoral thesis dealt with the translation of the ICD-9-CM classification and the associated problems. Her main areas of interest are specialized (medical) translation, terminology, translation tools and terminological computer applications, applied cognitive linguistics (medical sublanguage), and frame semantics. Her current research focuses on medical ontologies and their relationship to terminological concept systems. She is also affiliated researcher of the Faculty of Arts at KU Leuven and head of the research unit Translation and Technology.