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CASCADE: Cognitive AutonomouS CAtheter operating in Dynamic Environments.

KU Leuven

Recent efforts in robotics and automation research have fostered the development of a wide variety of bio-inspired snake-like continuum robots.These robots require radically different controllers and control schemes compared to conventional rigid robots, but continuum control has not received significant attention in the scientific community. Robotic catheters are a particularly challenging specialization of continuum robots because the vascular tree surrounding the catheter is complex, delic...

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Case alternation in present-day German: A corpus-based analysis of the conditions of use of accusative and dative with non-transparent two-way prepositional verbs

Ghent University

Building on corpus-based analysis, this project explores the motivations behind the case alternation between accusative and dative in verbal constructions with two-way prepositions in present-day German from a constructionist perspective, considering both cases as parts of alternating constructions with semantic functions in their own right, and focusing on the interplay between the constructions and the semantic and morphosyntactic properties of the lexical items.

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Casestudie ontwerp van gebouwen ifv aanpasbaarheid: Mahatma Gandhi-wijk Mechelen. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Het onderzoekproject wordt uitgewerkt in meerdere werkpakketten. In een eerste pakket wordt na de situering van de opdracht binnen het Vlaams/Belgisch duurzaamheidproblematiek een algemeen evaluatiekader opgesteld voor het aftoetsen van het dynamisch karakter van ontwerpvoorstellen op verscheidene niveaus (i.e. wijk, gebouw en element). De achterliggende evaluatiemethodiek is gebaseerd op levenscyclusanalyse (in Engels: Life Cycle Assessment - LCA) en levenscyluskostanalyse (in Engels: Life C...

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?CASPIAN ? a doctoral training for future experts in development and cooperation with focus on the Caspian region?

Ghent University

At the level of Ghent University and the Department of Conflict and Development Studies, this programme contains two doctoral research projects, one on the presence, characteristics and dynamics of the middle class in Azerbaijan, and another on the social impact of the extractive industries in Western Kazakhstan.

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Caste, community and Tradition in Karnataka, India Historic

Ghent University

The fieldwork examines the development and existence of the "caste system" in India. In collaboration with Kuvempu University, Karnataka, India, the research draws out the kind of complexities involved in a region of about 250 kilometres. It tries to describe/narrate the empirical stories about "the caste system" present among the local communities in this region.

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Caste, Community and Traditions in Karnataka, India (year 2) Historic

Ghent University

Research into the nature of Indian society generally starts from the assumption that a caste hierarchy exists, that it is guided by an ideological framework or religious texts, and that it has its roots in the Hindu religion. Through fieldwork interviews and questionnaires, this project investigates whether such a caste system exists as an experiential reality of those who live in Karnataka, a south-Indian state.

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Casterman & Hamers Chair of History and Philosophy of Sciences.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The Chair Casterman-Hamers answers the need for a cross-disciplinary and university-wide education in the History and Philosophy of Sciences by means of annual series of invited lectures. The chair is organized by VUB-Crosstalks with the support of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

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Catalogue of the Belgian Internet Landscape. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The Objective of this project is to build an Internet Site which is a catalogue of the Belgian Internet sites and organisations present on the Belgian Internet. This site must allow the user to locate in an easy way the site of his or her choice. For this purpose the user can use the following mechanisms : A geographical overview map based on a satelite picture of Belgium. A query system allowing to locate a site by key-words. This site should become the most visited one in Belgium, it sho...

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Catalogue of the Belgian Internet Landscape.Program: Information Society New Services on BELNET. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The Objective of this project is to build an Internet Site which is a catalogue of the Belgian Internet sites and organisations present on the Belgian Internet. This site must allow the user to locate in an easy way the site of his or her choice. For this purpose the user can use the following mechanisms : A geographical overview map based on a satelite picture of Belgium. A query system allowing to locate a site by key-words. This site should become the most visited one in Belgium, it sho...

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Catalysis for sustainable processes. Conversion of CO2 to dimethyl carbonate Recently ended

KU Leuven

Catalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide into Organic CarbonatesThe utilization of carbon dioxide as a source of carbon in synthetic chemistry appears very attractive since CO2 is widely available, inexpensive, nontoxic and continuously produced by human activities. Atom-efficient fixation of CO2 with epoxides to valuable products with growing applications as cyclic carbonates or polycarbonates has received much attention. This process requires a catalytic system containing Lewis acid sites for...

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Catalysts for sustainable processes developed using High-Throughput Experimentation. Recently ended

KU Leuven

Catalysis plays a central role in the development of sustainable processes, which are of primary importance to enable the present and future worldwide production and use of energy and chemicals while avoiding negative consequences for the environment. This project aims at the investigation and discovery of heterogeneous catalysts for chemical processesof social and industrial relevance: epoxidation reactions, which find application in the production of many fine chemicals, and the conversion ...

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Catalytic alkynylation of halogenated imines and further transformation of polyhalogenated propargylic amines. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Propargylic amines are important building blocks for the total synthesis of complex natural products, pharmaceuticals, and plant pesticides. In addition to their synthetic utility, some propargylic amine derivatives display interesting biological properties. The most direct access to these important synthetic blocks relies on the alkynylation of imines. Classical methodologies for the preparation of propargylic amines have usually exploited the relatively high acidity of a terminal acetylen...

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Catalytic alkynylation of halogenated imines and further transformation of polyhalogenated propargylic amines.

University of Antwerp

Propargylic amines are important building blocks for the total synthesis of complex natural products, pharmaceuticals, and plant pesticides. In addition to their synthetic utility, some propargylic amine derivatives display interesting biological properties. The most direct access to these important synthetic blocks relies on the alkynylation of imines. Classical methodologies for the preparation of propargylic amines have usually exploited the relatively high acidity of a terminal acetylen...

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Catalytic and photocatalytic properties of metal-organic frameworks with electronically tuned ligands.

KU Leuven

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are built from metal ions or clusters of metal ions, linked by organic ligands like terephthalate. In this project the MOFs will be used as catalysts for organic chemical transformations, and as photocatalysts for hydrogen evolution from water. We will focus on MOFs based on Zr or Fe. The activity of the MOFs will be modulated by introducing electron-donating or electron-withdrawing substituents in the linkers, or by other modifications. Synthesis of MOF crysta...

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Catalytic and Physicochemical Polymer Processing in Ionic Liquids Recently ended

KU Leuven

Scientists have a key role to play in the development of a more sustainable society. Ionic liquids, low melting salts, are an unusual class of compounds which offer a large potential for technological advancements in many sectors. Examples are found in energy storage, biopolymer valorization and product separations. Ionic liquids are excellent solvents for cellulose and have been known to catalyze a whole range of reactions. Therefore, the focus in this work is on the physicochemical and cata...

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Catalytic carbonylation of aziridines to novel beta-lactams as versatile building blocks in heterocyclic chemistry

Ghent University

This project aims at the implementation of homogenous catalysis as a key stap in the synthesis of novel heterocyclic compounds with biological interest. In particular, functionalized aziridines will be evaluated as substrates for a catalytic carbonylation to provide the corresponding beta-lactams. The latter type of beta-lactams will then serve as new building blocks for the construction of a variety of biologically relevant heterocycles such as pyrrolidines, pyrrolidinones, pyrroles, oxolane...

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Catalytic conversion of cellulose into light naphta

KU Leuven

Depletion of the global crude oil reserves causes a shortness of feedstock for the refinery and petrochemical industry. While currently cheap shale gas only compensates the accessibility to short hydrocarbons, longer hydrocarbons and aromatics will be less available in the near future. This PhD thesis therefore investigates the possibility of converting theabundantly available cellulosic feedstock into light naphta. Main focusof the thesis is a fundamental understanding of the required cataly...

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Catalytic mechanism of aspartate transcarbamylase : energetic contribution and functional interactions between active site residues in a R form-stabilized enzym. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Aspartate transcarbamylase catalyzes the first reaction of pyrimidine biosynthesis, the carbamylation of the amino group of aspartate by carbamylphosphate. ATCase ( E.C 2.1.3.2) is an allosteric enzyme which presents different types of interactions between catalytic and regulatory subunits. This enzyme undergoes many of the conformational changes associated with activity and regulation of proteins. These quaternary and tertiary structural changes are related to co-operativity and allostery. A...

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Catalytic poduction of bio-based amines and derivatives

KU Leuven

Amines are commonly used chemicals that are currently produced from petrochemical feedstock. This project intends the synthesis of biobased amine building blocks. Heterogeneous catalysis will play a major role in the conversion of renewable feedstocks towards biobased amines. Focus of the project is on the fundamental understanding of selective C-C and C-O bond cleavage in concert with formation of new C-N bonds

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Catalytic properties of grafted organotin compounds. Integrated charachterization of the interface and liquid state chemistry using hr-MAS (high resolution Magic Angle Spinning) NMR and other advanced NMR techniques. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This project aims at: 1) Investigating the influence of the local polarity of polystyrene grafted dialkyltin catalysis, in order to increase their potential as catalyst in transesterification reactions. 2) Developing new hr-MAS NMR based methodologies, enabling monitoring of catalytic processes, directly in situ at the interface, before, during and after catalysis. 3) Investigating the recycling ability of the grafted organotin catalysts in selected transesterifications. 4) Gaining insight ...

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Catalytic synthesis and ring opening of aziridines ? novel protocols for the preparation of valuable nitrogen-containing target compounds

Ghent University

This project focuses on the synthesis of novel, biologically relevant quinoline derivatives. To that end, new synthetic strategies will be explored, such as catalytic hydroformylation and the synthesis and application of aziridine-quinoline hybrids. The new compounds will be tested for their bioactivities, especially concerning their antimalarial and antimicrobial activity.

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Catastrophic shifts mediated by biogeochemical processes: feedback loops in organic soils. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

In this study, I aim to conduct fundamental research on a set of biogeochemical processes that, after rewetting, inhibit a shift from a drained (previously peat-accumulating) organic soil with net decomposition towards a soil with organic matter accumulation and nutrient retention. The emphasis will be on positive feedback loops on OM decomposition, with experiments to elucidate the effects of water table dynamics, iron chemistry and vegetation assembly.

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Catecholaminergic modulation of auditory processing in songbirds as assessed by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI): a window into cognitive processing in non-mammalian vertebrates. Historic

University of Antwerp

The main question that will be studied during the proposed experiments is the analysis of the role played by the catecholaminergic innervation of the auditory and song control areas in the control of auditory processing in songbirds. Special attention will be given first to norepinephrine (NE), the catecholamine that is most likely associated with the modulation of sound processing. Future studies should also consider the potential role of dopamine.

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Categorial approach of migrant youngsters in the special youth care Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Working with migrant youngsters and their families is a rather new phenomenon for special youth care in Flanders. Due to language problems, cultural barriers and difficulties in the co-operation with parents and youngsters the existing special youth care does not fit these migrants. The search for social welfare interventions that relate to the cultural identity of different ethnics groups recently resulted in the start of a categorical approach. This means that migrant youngsters are grouped...

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Categorical Probability. Historic

University of Antwerp

We aim to apply approach theorie, developed by the research group ATS, on spaces of measures, and thus to obtain a generalisation of the already exisiting so called weak approach structure on such spaces. Thereby, the interaction with the already existing convexity theories [Z. Semadeni, N. Pumpluen, R. Rohrl] will be of paramount importance, as it will enable us to recover the algebraic component of our theory. Thus we have strong indications to obtain a monad for describing Stochastic Proc...

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Category theoretic study of compactness properties in frames

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Joint PhD agreement for Jacques Masuret

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Cathepsins in cell death Historic

Ghent University

Substrates of cathepsins that are known to be involved in apoptosis will here be characterized using a gel-free proteome analytical technique. "In vitro" catalogs will first be generated which will further be validated using "in vivo" setups.

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Catholic Biblical Studies after Trent: Franciscus Toletus & Cornelius aLapide

KU Leuven

My dissertation aims to study Catholic Biblical scholarship in the late16th century and early 17th century since it has largely been ignored by modern scholarship. Building on recent works (i.e. Delville, Wicks, François, O#Malley), my project aims to help fill this void by studying the Jesuit Cardinal Franciscus Toletus and Cornelius a Lapide. By introducing, translating, and analyzing part of their commentary on the Gospel of John (viz. John 17), I hope to shed light on a neglected area and...

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Catholic Dialogue School: A New Paradigm for Catholic Secondary Schoolsin the United States: Theoretical, Empirical, and Pastoral Dimensions.

KU Leuven

The demographics of Catholic education in the United States are changing dramatically. A new context of religiously diverse student populationschallenges Catholic schools to rethink their traditional places as centres of confessional catechesis for Catholic students. This project aims to investigate the extent to which the model of a Catholic dialogue school can serve the needs of Catholic secondary schools in the United States. The methodology of this project includes an analysis of the soci...

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Catholic Territories in a Suburban landscape. Religion and Urbanizationin Belgium, 1945-1975

KU Leuven

This project studies how, in a context of industrialization, urbanization and secularization, the Roman Catholic Church tried to secure a religious presence in the rapidly evolving (sub)urban landscape in Belgium during the post-war period (1945-75). As the Roman Catholic Church can rightfully be considered as a territory-producing actor, we will interpret its impact on the spaces of everyday life by borrowing from the discourse on territoriality in geography and cultural anthropology. The pr...

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Catholic Territories in a Suburban Landscape. Religion and Urbanizationium, 1945-1975.

KU Leuven

This project studies how, in a context of industrialization, urbanization and secularization, the Roman Catholic Church tried to secure a religious presence in the rapidly evolving (sub)urban landscape in Belgium during the post-war period (1945-75). As the Roman Catholic Church can rightfully be considered as a territory-producing actor, we will interpret its impact on the spaces of everyday life by borrowing from the discourse on territoriality in geography and cultural anthropology. The pr...

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CATSENSE.

KU Leuven

The main S&T objective of CATSENSE is to design novel high performance catalysts and biosensors by a new interactive approach combining i. the production of mono- and bimetallic gas-phase clusters of controlled homogeneity, ii. the extensive characterization of their morphology, structure (ex and in situ) and optical properties, iii. theoretical modeling and screening, and iv. catalytic and biosensing laboratory tests. Prototypes of the most promising catalyst and biosensor will be tested in ...

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Caught in the act of protest: Contextualizing contestation (CCC). Historic

University of Antwerp

The central research question of this Belgian research proposal is the role and importance of protest issues or themes in determining who will participate in protest, why they do so, and how they get to do so.

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Causal factors of biodiversity: community structure, phylogeny and biogeography. A comparative study of the fauna of tropical and subtropical estuaries and lagoons. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The aim of the project is a comparalive study of the 'structural' biodiversity and the causal factors by which it is induced and regulated. Present environmental factors and historical background (phylogeny of the biota and geographic evolution of the locality) are indeed main causes of the biodiversity observed today. We therefore plan to study the biodiversity in coastal ecosystems and estuaries in tropical and subtropical areas. Lagoons and estuaries are very productive ecosystems with a m...

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Causality and mechanisms in the biomedical sciences Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

For this project we will research the causality and mechanisms in the biomedical sciences.

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Causal role of actin binding proteins in tumourprogression: focus on beta-thymosin-isoforms Historic

Ghent University

Beta-thymosins are differentially regulated in several tumours. The effect of beta-thymosin-isoforms on cancer-related processes (e.g. celmigration and invasion) will be investigated in an isoform-specific and quantitative way. In oncogenic cells we'll further investigate which actin binding proteins show a changed expression in combination with changed beta-thymosin-expression (micro-array and real-time-PCR). Combinated (over/down)expression may then reveal causal mechanisms of tumourpr...

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Cause and consequence of the altered cortisol metabolism and the role of bile acids during critical illness.

KU Leuven

Adrenal release of the stress hormone cortisol is an essential component of the human adaptation to stress, as it prevents shock, fosters the acute provision of energy and protects against excessive inflammation. During the severe stress situation of critical illness, an insufficient adrenal response is common and may be detrimental for the patient. In healthy people, production and release of cortisol from the adrenals is stimulated by the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). However, the con...

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Causes and Consequences of Interlocking Directorships and Seat Accumulation in Belgian Companies. Historic

University of Antwerp

In this research project we investigate the causes and consequences of interlocking directorships and seat accumulation in Belgian companies. First, we investigate the determinants of interlocking directorships. Second, we investigate how interlocking directorships on firm value. To what extent do interlocking directorships destroy or create value? We analyze the impact on both stock market value and accounting profitability, taking into account other firm characteristics. In a first part of ...

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Causes and consequences of variation in complex secondary sexual song characteristics: a longitudinal and multidisciplinary approach by integrating behavioural, physiological and molecular data. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

During this project we aim to study, in an integrated manner, the causes and consequences of variation in a wide range of song characteristics in the great tit. By utilising automatic song recording systems, we will register and quantify all possible aspects of the song of at least 200 free-living great tits in full detail. We aim to monitor as many males as possible during their life time. The unique dataset obtained in this way will be used for further cross-sectional and longitudinal analy...

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Causes and consequences of variation in complex secondary sexual song characteristics: a longitudinal and multidisciplinary approach by integrating behavioural, physiological and molecular data. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project represents a research contract awarded by the University of Antwerp. The supervisor provides the Antwerp University research mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions stipulated by the university.

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Causes and consequences of variation in queen number and polydomy in a highly polymorphic and isolated Formica rufa population Historic

Ghent University

Recent genetic analyses in an isolated wood ant (Formica rufa)population in the Sint-Sixtus forest revealed strong variation in relatedness among workers, and in colony structure and number of queens ruling a colony. This project aims to determine udnerlying causes and consequences of this variation. Hyptheses will be tested through a combination of behavioural observations, morphometric measurements, experimental manipulations and genetic analyses.

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Causes and motives of the early retirement of teachers. An empirical investigation. Historic

University of Antwerp

This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand the Flemish Public Service. UA provides the Flemish Public Service research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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Causes and prevention of distal tubular crystal retention, an essential phase in the development of nephrocalcinosis and -lithiasis. Historic

University of Antwerp

In order to get a better insight in causes and prevention of nephrocalcinosis and -lithiasis, this project aims to answer the following questions: -is a non-differentiated distal tubular phenotype that is associated with damage/regeneration, the causal factor of crystal retention? -what is the role of osteopontin (OPN), CD44 and hyaluronic acid (HA) in the process of crystal retention? -can crystal retention be prevented by anti-inflammatory therapies?

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Causes of death in Belgium. Analyses of socio-economic inequalities in cause-specific mortality. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The National Database Mortality permits a detailed study of socio-economic mortality differences in Belgium. The databank consists of a linkage between the 1991 census and register data on mortality and emigration during the five year period following the census (from 1/03/1991 until 1/03/1996) and death certificate data on causes of death between 1/03/1991 and 31/12/1995. Analyses of the data concentrate on socio-economic mortality differences among youth and young adults (aged 15-29), adult...

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CAUSINEQ: Causes of health and mortality inequalities in Belgium: multiple dimensions, multiple causes

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Research on the causes of health and mortality inequalities in Belgium: multiple dimensions, multiple causes

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Cavity-confined Luminophores for Advanced Photonic Materials: A Training Action for Young Researchers Historic

Ghent University

This project has two objectives. (1) To create an environment well suited for multidisciplinary and complementary training in synthetic and supramolecular chemistry, advanced chemical and physical characterization and nanotechnology (2) To provide new concepts toward the production, engineering and exploitation of luminescent materials within nanoscale containers.

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CAWIE2 - COLLECTIVELY AGREED WAGES IN THE NEW EUROPEAN ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE- ALTERNATIVE VIEWS AND PERSPECTIVES. Recently ended

KU Leuven

In response to the problems posed by the financial and economic crisis,the European Union has since 2010 seen the emergence of a “new Europeaneconomic governance”. As part of this, wage policy has become an important issue on the European policy agenda. The objectives of the CAWIE2-project are to discuss and debate the current policy perspectives that dominate the role attributed to collectively-bargained wage systems in thisnew European economic governance.As such, the project builds upon th...

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Cayley-Hamilton Algebras in Noncommutative Geometry. Historic

University of Antwerp

One of the main results obtained in earlier research is a proof for the Popov conjecture [1] for quiver representations, i.e. the quotient maps are not equidimensional if the quotient variety has singularities. This study is to expand to the more general situation of Brauer-Severi varieties (introduced by M. Van den Bergh) over (smooth) Cayley-Hamilton orders. The dimension of the fiber of the Brauer-Severi fibration over an arbitrary point in the variety of isomorphism classes of trace prese...

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CcASPAR Historic

Ghent University

The climate is rapidly changing and is challenging Flanders. The past years the research focus was on mitigation. Nowadays we have more backgroundinformation on the subject and adaptation is coming forward. For four years the research project CcASPAR (Climate change and changes in spatial structures in Flanders) focuses on the spatial impacts of climate change. The final goal is to develop spatial adaptation strategies and sustainable policy implications for Flanders on different scales.

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CcASPAR: Climate change and changes in Spatial structures in Flanders. Historic

University of Antwerp

Abstraction of the success of mitigating short term measures, climate change will anyhow influence the way in which Flemish society organises its use of land and space. Instead of closing our eyes, it is time to develop strategies to anticipate to possible effects of climate change, or ¿ put in other words ¿ to assess new investments in spatial development and to investigate how to make them climate proof so they can withstand the effects of climate change. Therefore, key words of the researc...

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CD56+ human blood dendritic cells: unique mediators of strong natural killer and gamma-delta T cell activation to promote antigen-specific T cell immune responses in health and disease.

University of Antwerp

CD56+ myeloid blood DC constitute a unique and potent accessory cell type to promote and/or restore innate lymfocyte activation (NK and γδ T cells) and are superior to conventional myeloid DC for the induction of (tumor) antigen-specific T cell responses. The overall objective of the project is to to investigate the immunobiology of CD56+ DC-like in human blood cells of healthy individuals and of AML patients.

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CD56+ human blood dendritic cells: unique mediators of strong natural killer and gamma/delta T cell activation to promote antigen-specific T cell immune responses in health and disease.

University of Antwerp

Human blood contains several immune-competent cells including cells of the innate and adaptive immune system. Over the past years, the phenotypic and functional boundaries distinguishing the main cell subsets of the immune system have become increasingly blurred. While it has been already established that T cells may share some phenotypic and functional features of natural killer (NK) cells, more recent evidence points to the existence of such overlap between NK cells and dendritic cells (DCs...

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Cd-induced oxidative stress : damage versus signalling. Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

Cadmium (Cd) is a non-essential element that forms a major threat to the environment and public health. It is essential to examine the responses to Cd stress. In the Center for Environmental Studies (CMK) several research groups have already shown that Cd causes oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is a disturbance of the redoxbalans, which may cause damage to membranes, proteins and DNA. More recently it was shown that oxidative stress also plays an important role in signaltransduction by whic...

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Celebrations en nationforming : a historical research of the political and cultural part of holidays. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The studies of Benedict Andersen Imagined Communiuties: reflections on the origins and spread of Nationalism (1983) , Ernest Gellner Nation and Nationalism (1983) and Eric Hobsbawn Nation and Nationalism since 1780. Programme , Myth , Reality ( 1990 ) have already examined the complexity of the relation between nations, states and nationalism.Further specific research is required to find out in what way these notions are applied and interpreted in the Belgian community by the various polit...

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Celebrity acitivism: An Empirical Study of the Co-operation between Social Movements and Flemish Celebrities. Historic

University of Antwerp

The core question of this project looks at how celebrity engagements exert influence on the operations of social movements, and on the relationships of these social movements with one another and with the citizens-consumers. To what extent and in what way is the support of a famous person a necessity for a social movement in a society dominated by media and market-philosophy? In what ways does the presence of the celebrity-activist influence the ideas and actions within the movement or action...

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Celebrity activism: An Empirical Study of the Co-operation between Social Movements and Flemish Celebrities. Historic

University of Antwerp

An analysis of the impact of the growing celebrity activism: the cooperation between organisations that make up civil society and Flemish celebrities. This entails: the impact of celebrity activism on the content and functioning of social movements and the relationships between these organisations and citizens-consumers. A comparative case design is operationalized via multi-methodical data collection and analysis.

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Cell-associated HIV RNA as a superior marker of treatment success or failure.

University of Antwerp

This project represents a research agreement between the UA and on the onther hand IWT. UA provides IWT research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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Cell-based delivery of adenosine in the hippocampus of a mouse model for temporal lobe epilepsy Recently ended

Ghent University

For temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) patients who cannot be treated with the cuurently available treatments, local delivery of adenosine in the epileptic hippocampus might present a solution. Through video-EEG monitoring this project aims to evaluate the anti-epileptic effects of intrahippocampal adenosine delivery by adenosine producing neural stem cells, originating from men or mice, in the intrahippocampal kainic acid mouse model for TLE.

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Cell biological and experimental study of the mechanisms and modulators underlying the protective effect of erythropoietin. Historic

University of Antwerp

Erythropoietin (EPO) has recently been shown to protect the kidney both functionally and morphologically against acute renal failure induced by ischemia/reperfusion injury, as seen for example after kidney transplantation. The mechanisms underlying this renoprotective effect are not known. This project aims to elucidate the mechanisms of the EPO-induced renoprotection both in vivo (ischemic rat model) and in vitro (human renal tubular cells culture), this in order to justify further clinical ...

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Cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. Historic

University of Antwerp

The network investigates the structure, function and expression-regulation of matrixcomponents, adhesion molecules and morphogens (collagens, laminins, FGFs, Wnts, BMPs...); the enzymes and enzyme-inhibitors that are responsible for the controlled assembly and turnover of these molecules (MMPS, serine-proteases, TIMPS, serpins...); cognate cell-surface receptors (cadherins, integrins, syndecans, glypicans, receptor kinases...); the connections of these receptors with the cytoskeleton and intr...

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Cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. Historic

University of Antwerp

Our interest focusses on the role of growth factors in the early embryonic development and in the wound healing in the embryo. This project will also do some research on the relationship between extracellular matrix components and programmed cell death (apoptosis).

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Cell-cell communication in the neurogliovascular unit at the level of the blood-brain barrier: focus on endothelial-glial interactions, inflammation and the role of Ca2+ and connexins

Ghent University

The research proposal focuses on the fundamental understanding of connexin-based intercellular Ca2+ signaling in the neurogliovascular unit, where brain endothelial cells that form the blood-brain barrier interact with glial cells and neurons, and in choroid plexus epithelium that forms the blood-CSF barrier. We study these connexin-dependent intercellular signaling processes in an inflammatory context that is associated with many CNS diseases.

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Cell cycle control in proximal epithelial cells during progression of acute kidney injury to chronic kidney disease in vivo.

University of Antwerp

The proposed project aims at getting profound molecular insight in cell cycle control of the proximal tubular epithelial cell in injured kidneys, an event recently recognized to play a critical role in the progression of acute kidney injury to chronic kidney disease.

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Cell cycle modulated gene expression in plants and animals Historic

Ghent University

Cell division represents one of the most fundamental biological activities. Proper regulation of gene activity during the cell cycle is likely to govern critical aspects of diverse processes. Therefore a global perspective on gene regulation on the transcriptional and translational level will expand our understanding of cell division. This project aims the identification and functional characterisation of essential cell cycle genes in mammalian and plant cells on a genome-wide scale using cDN...

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Cell death modulation in atherosclerosis : interaction between apoptosis, autophagy and necrosis. Historic

University of Antwerp

Cell death modulation in atherosclerosis : interaction between apoptosis, autophagy and necrosis.

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Cell guidance carcass classification Historic

Ghent University

Support of the government service ABKL in matters which deal with the classification of slaughtered pigs and slaughtered adult bovines, training and evaluation of the classifiers and of the supervisors, and control in the slaughterhouses on the conformity and reliability of the classification system (Article 24 of the Decree of the Flemish government of 23-01-04 and Article 26 of the Decree of the Flemish government 03-10-03).

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CELLSENSOR: Manufacturing of cell based medicinal products.

KU Leuven

Manufacturing of cell based medicinal products: development and validation of sensors for selected biomarkers towards improved process control and prediction of in vivo behavior.

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Cells in the casino: stochastic gene activation as an alternative to sensing-signaling cascades.nbsp; Recently ended

KU Leuven

In order to survive in a fluctuating environment the cell has to adapt its phenotype or behavior to sudden changes. The classical and best studied strategy of adaptation is based on the detection of a change (environmental or intracellular) by specialized sensor and activation of a signaling cascade, which leads to a direct response to an outside cue. But maintenance of sensing/signaling systems is metabolically costly and may outweigh the advantages of obtaining a specific response, especial...

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Cell sorting for immunological applications. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This proposal is joint-application of the Laboratory of Physiology and of Immunology. Both labs need cell-sorting capacity in a number of projects. The Laboratory of Physiology a developed the adeno- and lentiviral transduction of dendritic cells with chlmeric constructs resulting in the presentation of tumor-antigen-derived epitopes in both the context of HLA class I and II. This allows the identification of new class I and class II restricted epitopes recognized by CD8+ and CD4+ T-cells. To...

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Cell sorting for immunological applications. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Altough local therapy, such as surgical excision or ablation with radiation, remains a mainstay for the treatment of the primary cancer and is curative for a percentage of patients, many malignacies willrecurr locally or, more commonly, at a distant site. Thus, the prevention of metastasis remains a major focus in clinical oncology. Altough chemotherapy is often the modality of choice for treatment of established metastasis in the adjuvant setting, it's use is often limited because of its t...

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Cell therapy using spermatogonial stem cells: (epi) genetic aspects. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Research on the genetical and epigenetical aspects of testiculary stem cells transplantion. Dedifferentiation and transdifferentiation of spermatogonial stem cells will also be investigated by (epi)genetical aspects and immunocytochemistry.

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Cell type specific functional analysis of inflammasome signalling in the colon, and its role in IBD.

Ghent University

Defects in inflammasome signalling are linked to IBD development in humans. Moreover, inflammasome signalling influences the composition of the gut microbiome. As inflammasome activity depends on the enzymatic function of either caspase-1 or caspase-11, we will investigate wich of these caspase units is involved in these connections and in which intestinal cell type(s) this acts to influence intestinal inflammation.

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Cell type specificity in plant hormone responses Historic

Ghent University

The major goal of this project is to add on the understanding of the regulation of plant hormone signalling pathways. The specific objectives are to unravel cell type-specific effects of ethylene and GA in shoot growth and to shed light on the role of key factors that drive this process. The analyses will be focussing on photo- and skotomorphogenesis of seedling shoots and their phototropic response.

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Cell type specificity in plant hormone responses Historic

Ghent University

The major goal of this project is to add on the understanding of the regulation of plant hormone signalling pathways. The specific objectives are to unravel cell type-specific effects of ethylene and GA in shoot growth and to shed light on the role of key factors that drive this process. The analyses will be focussing on photo-and skotomorphogenesis of seedling shoots and their phototropic response.

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Cellular and experimental research of causal factors in nephrolithiasis. Historic

University of Antwerp

Retention of crystals in renal tubuli leads to the formation of kidney stones. Multiple factors have been correlated with this initial phase of nephrolithiasis: renal injury/-regeneration, upregulation of osteopontin (OPN) and hyaluronan (HA) - known crystal binding molecules - and redistribution of their common receptor CD44. In this study we will try to elucidate the role of renal injury, OPN and HA in crystal retention by using animal models of nephrolithiasis on one hand and OPN knock-out...

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CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR IMPAIRMENTS IN FRAGILE XSYNDROME: INSIGHTS INTO CYFIP1 AND AMYLOIDPRECURSOR PROTEIN FUNCTION/S. Recently ended

KU Leuven

The correct development of neuronal connections (synapses) is essentialfor brain functions. The malfunctioning of the neuronal connections is associated with impaired cognition. Several neurological diseases such as Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Alzheimer disease and FragileX Syndrome are characterized by a synaptic dysfunctions and are referred to as “synaptopathies”. During my PhD I studied the molecular basis ofone synaptopathy, the Fragile X Syndrome.The Fragile X Syndrome is a...

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Cellular and molecular mechanisms mediating the adverse respiratory effects of particulate air pollution: focus on the epithelium

Ghent University

We will examine the mechanisms how particulate matter inhalation promote allergic sensitization. More specifically, we will study how diesel exhaust particles affect the communication between airway epithelium and lung dendritic cells, since these cells are critical in inducing allergic inflammatory responses in the lung.

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Cellular functions of teleost PPARs: in vitro and in vivo characterization of the molecular mode of action of selected PPAR-ligands in the zebrafish (Danio rerio). Historic

University of Antwerp

Cellular functions of teleost PPARs: in vitro and in vivo characterization of the molecular mode of action of selected PPAR-ligands in the zebrafish (Danio rerio).

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Cellular growth of the etiolated Arabidopsis hypocotyl. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The Arabidopsis hypocotyl has two growth phases. During the first phase, all cells grow slowly and synchronous and they are 'prepared' to start the second phase. During the fast asynchronous growth, cells elongate dramatically. Based on micro-array results specific differentially expressed genes that allow cells to start and proceed through the second growth phase are studied.

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Cellular immunology in cancer and HIV, and multidisciplinary cell therapy research and clinical studies.

University of Antwerp

My research plan focuses on the establishment of a cellular immunology research unit within the Laboratory of Experimental Hematology studying the immunobiology of dendritic cells and molecular modulation of their function in vitro and in vivo for applications in cancer and infectious disease models (HIV, CMV). This translational research is also being translated to clinical application in early phase I/II clinical trials perfomed at the Center for Cellular Therapy and Regenerative Medicine (...

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Cellular Interactions and Heterogeneity in Ischemic Cardiovascular Disease

KU Leuven

Cardiovascular disease, and specifically ischemic heart disease, remains the leading cause of death worldwide. Failure of state-of-the-art therapies emphasizes the need for a better understanding of key pathogenetic events in the evolution of the disease that can lead to early identification of individuals at increased risk and to novel therapeutic strategies reducing acute ischemic damage and remodeling towards heart failure in advanced disease. Several risk factors have been identified that...

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Cellular Interactions and NK Cell-Activation in Early Liver Metastasis. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Pit cells induce cytolyis and apoptosis in syngenic CC531s colon carcinoma cells in vitro. This cytotoxicity is enhanced when pit cells cooperate with Kupffer cells. When one million CC531s cells are injected into a mesenteric vein, only a few dozen metastatic nodules develop. Our working hypothesis is, that this substantial metastatic-inefficiency is based on the defensive action of pit cells and Kupffer cells. Almost all studies in this field are based on in vitro studies, and therefore alm...

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Cellular Interactions and NK Cell-Activation in Early Liver Metastasis. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Pit cells induce cytolyis and apoptosis in syngenic CC531s colon carcinoma cells in vitro. This cytotoxicity is enhanced when pit cells cooperate with Kupffer cells. When one million CC531s cells are injected into a mesenteric vein, only a few dozen metastatic nodules develop. Our working hypothesis is, that this substantial metastatic-inefficiency is based on the defensive action of pit cells and Kupffer cells. Almost all studies in this field are based on in vitro studies, and therefore alm...

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Cellular production of Wnts, secreted growth and differentiation factors and their use as coordinators of organ specific stem cells. (STEM CELLS) Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Wnts encode secreted signals that regulate growth and cellular differentiation of various stem cells during embryonic development. No useful systems are available to express the Wnts in their biologically active form and to maintain the stem cells undifferentiated in vitro. We will develop efficient recombinant production applicable to any given Wnt. The biological activity of the produced Wnts will be tested in vitro with cellular readout systems and in early Xenopus embryo. The consortium ...

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Cellular regulation of transient receptor potential melastatin 3 (TRMP3) and its role in skin sensation.

KU Leuven

The skin is not only a barrier between our body and the environment, but also functions as a huge sensory ‘surface’, involved in sensing various stimuli, as well as in the etiology of itch and pain. As such, the skin can be envisaged as our largest (multi)sensory organ. Ion channels of the transient receptor potential (TRP) family are considered as cellular sensors, due to their sensitivity to various physical and diverse chemical stimuli, including endogenous mediators as well as various exo...

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Cellular responses to peroxisome-derived oxidative stress Recently ended

KU Leuven

Peroxisomes are ubiquitous and multifunctional cell organelles involvedin diverse metabolic pathways, including a- and b-oxidation of fatty acids, the biosynthesis of docosahexaenoic acid and ether-phospholipids, and the metabolism of reactive oxygen species (ROS). In recent years, the peroxisome research field has been the subject of spectaculardevelopment. For example, growing evidence suggests that peroxisomes participate in redox-, lipid-, inflammatory-, and antiviral-signaling events. In...

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Cellular targets for Ang IV: a molecular and pharmaceutical study Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is widely recognised as the most powerful signalling system for controlling sodium balance, body fluid volumes and arterial blood pressure. The major peptide of the RAS is the octapeptide angiotensin II, but there is accumulating evidence that this system encloses additional effector peptides such as Angiotensin IV (Ang IV). Ang IV has been suggested to exert its physiological effects by inhibiting the metabolism of other bioactive peptides (e.g. vasopressi...

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Cement composites under impact loading Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The behaviour of textile reinforced cement composites will be studied under impact loading

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Cementitious materials with selfhealing properties by using bacteria, polymers or pozzolans Historic

Ghent University

The aim of the project is to obtain selfhealing of concrete constructions by use of calcium carbonate precipitating bacteria, by introduction of polymers or resins, or by activation of the pozzolanic reaction in high volume fly ash concrete.

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Census Monography: Households 1981-1991 Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The monography "households" is one of the 10 studies based on the censuses of 1981 and 1991. These data are an exhaustive list of all residents in Belgium irrespective of nationality. All individuals are being classified according to the older INS-classification and according to the LIPRO-typology. The latte permits to link every individual according to age and economic activity to one of the eleven household types distinguished by LIPRO. Such detailed information will be available by commune...

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Center for Data Based Modelling and Model Quality Assessment.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The ultimate goal of the project is to set up and maintain a centre for system identification, summarized in the motto: "From data to model" The aim of this centre is to develop, acquire and disseminate advanced system identification methods. This project follows three lines towards this long term goal: - Development of advanced identification methods for dynamic systems - High risk new challenges: Development of a 'non-asymptotic' identification theory Identification in the ...

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Center for Environment and Health

Ghent University

Aims: to collect, analyse and provide data; execute problem solving scientific research; execute fundamental scientific research; provide scientific service. The mission: perform scientific research on the impact of the environment on the health of the Flemish population. A maximum of relevant and usefull information will be provided for the Flemish Government in support of the policies of this government.

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Center for nano- and biophotonics (NB-Photonics) Recently ended

Ghent University

The Center for Nano- and Biophotonics sets up research lines in the area of nanoparticles, microlaser technology and optical switches, biosensors, bio-spectroscopy, scanning of biomaterials, electro-optical particle manipulation and active nanophotonic implants.

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Center for nano- and biophotonics (NB-Photonics) Recently ended

Ghent University

The Center for Nano- and Biophotonics sets up research lines in the area of nanoparticles, microlaser technology and optical switches, biosensors, bio-spectroscopy, scanning of biomaterials, electro-optical particle manipulation and active nanophotonic implants.

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Center for nano- and biophotonics (NB-Photonics) Recently ended

Ghent University

The Center for Nano- and Biophotonics sets up research lines in the area of nanoparticles, microlaser technology and optical switches, biosensors, bio-spectroscopy, scanning of biomaterials, electro-optical particle manipulation and active nanophotonic implants.

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Center for nano- and biophotonics (NB-Photonics) Recently ended

Ghent University

The Center for Nano- and Biophotonics sets up research lines in the area of nanoparticles, microlaser technology and optical switches, biosensors, bio-spectroscopy, scanning of biomaterials, electro-optical particle manipulation and active nanophotonic implants.

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Center for nano- and biophotonics (NB-Photonics) Recently ended

Ghent University

The Center for Nano- and Biophotonics sets up research lines in the area of nanoparticles, microlaser technology and optical switches, biosensors, bio-spectroscopy, scanning of biomaterials, electro-optical particle manipulation and active nanophotonic implants.

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Center for Reading Research (continuation)

Ghent University

In this renewal application we ask for the continuation of the position as a professor with a primary focus on research to continue research at the Center for Reading earch, financed by an Odysseus grant from the Government of Flanders.

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Center for the study of giftedness. Historic

University of Antwerp

The Centre for the Study of Giftedness (CBO) is specialised in giftedness. The CBO is the driver behind the awareness of this domain in Flanders. Within this discipline the CBO is active in social service, education and research. The CBO has a unique position amongst the Flemish Universities and continues to occupy that role in the future.

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Center of excellence ECO. Historic

University of Antwerp

The main theme of the Center of Excellence ECO is the study of the effects of changes in the abiotic (i.e. non-living) environment on ecological systems, on the condition and health of plants and animals ¿ including humans ¿ and on the cultural heritage. With regard to the ecological systems hierarchical levels ranging from the cell and organism, over ecosystems to the landscape and region, are considered. Essentially we examine both causes (abiotic changes, disturbance of the living environm...

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Center of excellence NANO. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project represents a research contract awarded by the University of Antwerp. The supervisor provides the Antwerp University research mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions stipulated by the university.

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Center of excellence NEURO. Historic

University of Antwerp

The research activity in the research excellence centre NEURO focuses on molecular genetics and clinical neurology of neurodegenerative diseases comprising diseases of the central nervous system such as Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, frontotemporal dementia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis and related diseases; and of the peripheral nervous system such as motor- and/or sensory neuropathies and related disorders. The centre brings together basic and clinical researcher...

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Central auditory nervous system integrating capacities of simultaneous acoustic and electric stimulation: an electrophysiological approach.

Ghent University

Cochlear implantation (CI) is the standard intervention for severe to profound hearing loss. Due to technological improvements, CI-candidacy has extended to include patients with residual hearing in the non-implanted ear (bimodal hearing). There is an unexplained inter-subject variability in bimodal outcome. Therefore, the major objective of this study is to gain insight into the central processing underlying bimodal hearing.

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Central nervous system infections in children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: bacterial meningitis versus cerebral malaria.

KU Leuven

Marguerite Marie Delacroix research : Central nervous system infectionsin children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: bacterial meningitis versus cerebral malaria.

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Centre for Archaeological Sciences 2 - New methods for research in demognd interregional exchange

KU Leuven

The original CAS aimed at integrating and making available archaeological (exact) sciences to all Leuven-based archaeological projects, next toexpanding existing interdisciplinary expertise. However, processes and resources at sites studied by Leuven groups are not determined by location or territory alone, but also by influences of broader impact, such asclimate change, people movement, political events, or new resources andtechnologies. CAS2 therefore aims at 1) further developing an intern...

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Centre for equal education opportunities Historic

Ghent University

The centre for equal education opportunities is an integration of three centres that in the past give support to the Flemish policy of equal education opportunities. The centre for equal education opportunities conducts research, develops teaching materials and methods and provides in service teacher training for pedagogical counsellors, school teams and teachers to counteract arrears and exclusion of these children and to provide maximal learning and development opportunities of ALL children.

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Centre for Health and Environment Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This Centre for Health and Environment consists of a consortium of all Flemish universities and institutions such as VITO, PIH and OPZ-Geel and the university of Maastricht. The main objective is to offer as much information as possible to the Flemish authorities concerning the impact of the environment on the health of the Flemish society. The department focuses on the development of environment and health indicators as policy supporting tools.

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Centre for Literature in Translation

Ghent University

The researchers involved in this ?Alliantieonderzoeksgroep? aim at identifying the textual units in literary translations that reflect the discursive presence or absence of the translator(s)in a clearly marked or relevant way; units studied include paratexts, specific sections of multilingual texts, self-translations, retranslations, the sociocultural frame of references etc. The research group further intends to explore how translation studies can significantly inform studies in literature a...

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Centre for R&D Monitoring. (ECOOM) Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The mission of the Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM) is to develop and consolidate a consistent and performing system of R&D and Innovation (RD&I) indicators which provides the Flemish Governement with actual and relevant statistic data for mapping and monitoring the RD&I efforts in the Flemish region. At the same time ECOOM develops a portfolio of relevant scientific research activities to support this mission. Therefore, ECOOM (1) has a series of targeted, long term task packages to map,...

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Centre for R&D Monitoring. (ECOOM)

University of Antwerp

The mission of the Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM) is to develop and consolidate a consistent and performing system of R&D and Innovation (RD&I) indicators which provides the Flemish Governement with actual and relevant statistic data for mapping and monitoring the RD&I efforts in the Flemish region. At the same time ECOOM develops a portfolio of relevant scientific research activities to support this mission. Therefore, ECOOM (1) has a series of targeted, long term task packages to map,...

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Centre for Traffic Safety Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The Human Ecology department focuses in this Centre on environmental and health care. Our first research project focuses on the use of data of hospitals, National Health Services, insurance companies to correct the accident data. The other project focuses on impacts, broader than accidents alone, of traffic on the public health and the development of risk indicators. The additional research project is a pilot study focusing on gaining insight in the impact of traffic accidents on the quality...

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Centre for Urban Research COSMOPOLIS". Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Centre for Urban Research COSMOPOLIS".

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Centre of Expertise for Environmental Policy Sciences (2001-2006). Historic

University of Antwerp

Scientific and policy oriented research within the environmental policy domain Valorisation of expertise Forge the critical mass necessary to build a centre of expertise Education of junior researchers in this field

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Centre of expertise for environmental policy sciences - Interactive and argumentative decision-making in environmental policy. Historic

University of Antwerp

Given the scientific and social complexity of current environmental policy issues, Flemish environmental policy is in need of innovation in relation to decision-making. The purpose of this project is to put forward promising concepts and methods for interactive and argumentative decision-making. Comparative case studies of foreign and Flemish experiences with the implementation of such concepts will result in a practicable checklist of local points which civil servants could use in the design...

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Centre of expertise for environment and health - Applied and health-economic research. Historic

University of Antwerp

Gearing social scientific research to health and environmental policy options requires knowledge-building in three areas: ° insight into risk perceptions and assessments by the public; ° insight into adequate ways of communicating about risks and risk assessments; insight into the new communicative role of the authorities in the context of a more proactive and preventive position in relation to environmental and health risks. Attention needs to be focused on how these insights can be translat...

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Centre of Expertise for Environment & Health. Historic

University of Antwerp

See continuation in the Centre of Expertise for Environment and Health 2007-2011 (project id 21603)

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Centre of Expertise for Environment & Health (2007-2011). Historic

University of Antwerp

The 2007-2011 program is on one hand a continuation of the 2001-2006 program: Social scientific research and guidance within the inter-university Flemish centre of Expertise on Environment and Health, especially in the human biomonitoring, including risk communication and the Action Plan (models of participation and social involvement in scientifc research and policy interpretation). New topics are the consultation procedures for the selection of Flemish hot spots for human biomonitoring and...

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Centre of Expertise for Environment & Health (2012-2015)

University of Antwerp

This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand the Flemish Public Service. UA provides the Flemish Public Service research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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Centre of expertise for falls prevention in Flanders.

KU Leuven

On 5 December 2008, the Flemish Government ratified the covenant between the Flemish Government and the Centre of Expertise for Falls Prevention in Flanders (EFF). The EFF started on 1 November 2008 and is a cooperation between the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the University of Gent,Domus Medica, the Scientific Association of Flemish Physiotherapists, the Scientific Association for Nursing and Midwifery, the Flemish Association for Occupational Therapy, and the Belgian Association for Gero...

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Centre of Expertise Gender

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

RHEA is a multi-disciplinary and interfaculty research group devoted to fundamental and applied research about gender and especially gender inequality and its interactions with other sources of inequality. RHEA affiliates around 30 researchers, including professors, post-docs, pre-docs and freelance researchers from the research teams of POLI (Political Sciences), FILO (Philosophy), JURI (Law), TALK (Language and Literature), MOSI (Mathematics, Operational research, Statistics and Information...

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Centre of expertise in Science Communication

Ghent University

This is not a typical research project, but is about the exploitation of a centre of expertise in science communication. This centre, embedded in the Communication Department of Ghent University, has a mission to stimulate efficient, effective and interactive science communication at Ghent University, on the one hand by facilitating and coaching others, on the other hand by own projects, with these final purposes: sensibilise, gain interest, inform and stimulate opinions.

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Centre of Expertise R&D indicators (2007-2011). Historic

University of Antwerp

Centre of Expertise R&D indicators (2007-2011).

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Centres and peripheries in Austria-Hungary. The dynamics of the construction of collective identities in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1878-1918 (on the basis of literary documents) Historic

Ghent University

This research project examines the construction of a Bosnian cultural identity as the result of a dynamic cultural interrelation between a number of political and cultural centres (Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Zagreb) and the Bosnian (Bosnjak, Serb, Croat) cultural community/ties, with their centre in Sarajevo.

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Centrifuge for the determination of permeability for unsaturated soil Historic

Ghent University

The subject of this study concerns the development of a simple, accurate measurement technique for the determination of the permeability, ie the hydraulic conductivity (k-value), of unsaturated soils. The techniques should be accurate determination of the k value and allow it within a limited time.

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CEPROMA: Centre for proteome analysis. Supporting core facilities.

University of Antwerp

This project represents a research contract awarded by the University of Antwerp. The supervisor provides the Antwerp University research mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions stipulated by the university.

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Ceramic hollow fibres for gas fission in sustainable energy production. Historic

University of Antwerp

This doctoral research aims at the development of a functional, gastight ceramic membrane, with a hollow fiber geometry and optimal proton or oxygen ion conduction, applicable in the precombustion and/or oxyfuel route for future thermal power plants. In the oxyfuel route pure oxygen ( obtained from ambient air via membrane separation) is used as oxidans for the fuel, while in the precombustion route the fuel is gasified and H2 is separated from the H2/CO2 mixture. The development of the appro...

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Cerebellar function in relation to cortex : models and experiments. Historic

University of Antwerp

Cerebellar function in relation to cortex : models and experiments.

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Cerebellar function in relation to cortex : models and experiments. Historic

University of Antwerp

Cerebellar function in relation to cortex : models and experiments.

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Cerebellar neurocognition: a neuropsychological and neurolinguistic investigation of cagnitive dysfunctions after cerebellar lesions in children and adolescents. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The current FWO-research project, consisting of a neurolinguistic and neuropsychological research topic was subdivided in to 2 PhD grants via external funding and support of the OZR. This application concerns a predoctoral position (predoctoral opvangmandaat) for the period after my FWO/OZR-doctoral scholarship in order to complete my PhD dissertation (date planned for defence: May 2009). Since there was an unforeseeable lack of paediatric patients, a collaboration was initiated with child ne...

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CEREBNET - Timing and plasticity in the olivo-cerebellar system. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

In this project we will use a multidisciplinary approach to investigate neuronal and circuit functions in the cerebellar network, which plays a critical role in sensori-motor control and is probably also involved in higher cognitive functions. The project will focus on timing and plasticity in the network.

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Cerebral energy metabolism in multiple sclerosis.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The progressive phase in multiple sclerosis (MS) is characterized by an ill understood diffuse axonal degeneration. The current hypothesis suggests that a primary axonal energy failure is responsible for this axonal degeneration. However, our recent finding that a reduced level of creatine kinase-B (CK-B) is responsible for a reduced astrocyte phosphocreatine (PCr) metabolism in MS patients, generates a new hypothesis that impaired energy metabolism in astrocytic endfeet contacting the axonal...

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Cerebral (re)oragnization following acquired aphasia: influence of lesion, stage of recovery, and language therapy Historic

Ghent University

The cerebral (re)organisation of syntax and working memory will be followed for 12 months (post-stroke) by repeated fMRI assessment. The localisation and extend of the lesion will be examined as well. To visualize the functional recovery and the correlation between the different factors, the fMRI assessment will be associated with the performance on language and working memory tasks.

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Cerebral (re)organisation following acquired aphasia Historic

Ghent University

The cerebral (re)organisation of syntax and working memory will be followed for 12 months (post-stroke) by repeated fMRI assessment. The localisation and extend of the lesion will be examined as well. To visualize the functional recovery and the correlation between the different factors, the fMRI assessment will be associated with the performance on language and working memory tasks.

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CERT-ICD.

KU Leuven

No English Abstract

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Certified education program maritime transport and inland navigation Historic

Ghent University

Coordination, teaching and evaluation of a short term course related to maritime transport and inland navigation for civil servants rank A.

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Certified education program raod transport Historic

Ghent University

Coordination, teaching and evaluation of a short term course related to road transport for cival servants rank A.

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Certified training of federal civil servants on Mobility and intermodality

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Certified training of federal civil servants on Mobility and intermodality. The objectives of this training are: Obj.1. To identify different stakeholders, actors, organisations and institutions who are involved in the isuue of mobility and their competences. Obj.2. The understanding of interactions, respective roles and interests of the different stakeholders. Obj.3. Knowing the concepts, instruments and goals of mobility and transport policies Obj.4. Analysing and evaluating policy prop...

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Cervicalgie: diagnosis and therapy. Historic

University of Antwerp

This study aims to review scientific literature on diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic neck pain. The objective is to propose clinical guidelines to diagnose and treat patients who suffer from neck pain. The implentation of the final recommendations in Belgium will also be considered.

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Cervicogenic headache. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Cervicogenic headache.

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CFD matching. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

CFD matching.

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CFD modeling of air and particle flow in plant canopies

KU Leuven

Agrochemical sprays are widely used to protect crops from the ravages of weeds, pests and diseases and so to maintain yields. The most obvious priority with any crop spraying operation is to achieve a distribution of chemicals such that sufficient active ingredient reaches the sites necessary for effective control of the weeds, pests and diseases. This must be achieved at minimal cost. Spray drift is considered the most challenging problem facing applicators as well as manufacturers of pestic...

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CFD modeling of local air quality and ultra fine dust. Historic

University of Antwerp

The overall objective of the project is to set up, evaluate and demonstrate an advanced and comprehensive air quality modelling system and associated web-based service, containing novel elements specifically designed for air pollution policy support in hot spot regions.

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CFD modelling of biomass slow pyrolysis in screw reactors for theproduction of biochar and charcoal.

Ghent University

Slow pyrolysis is a biomass conversion process in which biomass is converted into char with the aim of improcing its solid fuel properties, of to serve in new applications such as biochar (soil amendment). in this project, a CFD reactor model will be developed to simulate these slow pyrolysis processes, as carried out in a screw reactor. Amultistage approach is followed in which, first a single particle pyrolysis model is developed. next, the single particle model is integrated into a populat...

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CHAARM Recently ended

KU Leuven

No English Abstract

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Chained for life: Amnesty International and the United Nations (1961-present

Ghent University

Since Amnesty International?s founding in 1961, it has a symbiotic relationship with the United Nations. This (archival) research will analyse this relationship and the influence on international human rights law (1961-present) from a legal historical angle by reconstructing the general institutional history of this relation and by a limited number of illustrative historical cases, as well as a current case.

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Chain model for the impact analysis of contaminants in primary food products Historic

Ghent University

The main objectives of the research project are: - to develop a generic model for the calculation of contaminant transfer in the agro-ecosystem to primary food products - to develop a methodology for the impact analysis of contaminated primary food products - to couple the transfer and impact analysis modules in an integrated model - to evaluate the model against experimental data

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Chair - BNP PARIBAS FORTIS in banking (Solvay Brussels School ULB -Solvay Business School VUB)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Starting with the new academic year, the Solvay Business Schools of both the VUB as the ULB will receive together a BNP Paribas Fortis Chair in Banking. With this chair, the bank wants to give a boost for the coming 5 years to the education and scientific research regarding the banking world.

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Chair UCSIA-IJS/UA Jewish-Christian relationships. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The purpose of this Chair is to promote the study of the History of Judaism and Hebraism from the perspective of the Jewish-Christian dialogue, leading to a better understanding of the impact of this tradition on contemporary European culture and of its contribution to the interreligious dialogue.

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Chalcogenide glass combined with silicon for optical signal processing Historic

Ghent University

In this project, we will study non-linear nanophotonic devices based on the combination of chalcogenide glass and silicon for optical signal processing, both in a classical sense and using the liquid computing paradigm.

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Challenges in Global Collaborative Genomics Research

KU Leuven

Genomics research promises better health at the global level and GlobalCollaborative Research is a necessary and growing component of that. Global collaborative genomics research is associated with sample and data sharing in response to need of genomics research to have access to biological samples and associated medical data in a large scale. In this sense, population biobank as a repository of biological samples and related medical and environmental data which is collected for multiple futu...

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Challenges to the Chinese educational system: the critical status of school autonomy Recently ended

Ghent University

This PhD research focuses on the development and evaluation of a model in relation to School Autonomy in the Chinese setting and how this is related to principal and teacher variables. The study is set up in Chinese senior middle schools. Clear questions are asked about the impact on school performance. The following research questions are dealt with: RQ1: What levels of school autonomy can be distinguished in the Chinese high school context?; RQ2: What is the relationship between school auto...

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CHAMELEON: domain-specific hyperspectral imaging systems for relevant industrial applications. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The goal of CHAMELEON is to design the next generation vision system that exploits the benefits of spectral information. The mission and novelty of CHAMELEON is: To enable and demonstrate flexible, but domain-specific hyperspectral imaging systems for relevant industrial applications. More specifically, Chameleon will promote direct usage of hyperspectral imaging by the industry by providing flexibility in terms of: • System exploration and simulation tools • Novel camera architectures, inclu...

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CHAMP: Cross-layer planning of home access networks for multiple play. Historic

University of Antwerp

The overall objective of the CHAMP project is to develop a methodology and dimensioning rules to ensure that multiple applications (HSI, VoIP, SDTV, HDTV, gaming, multimedia-rich applications) can run at high enough quality over access and home networks.

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CHAMP: Cross-layer planning of Home and Access networks for Multiple Play Historic

Ghent University

The goal of this project is to investigate the performance of future extensions of triple play (currently consisting of VolP, SDTV and HSI data services) over access and home networks. These future extensions will include HDTV video, and some new serices such as gaming, streaming audio and multimedia-rich applications will be included in the new service offering.

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Chance on influx of contaminated ground and surface water from the sub-area "Steertse Heide" to the vulnerable nature reserve "Grote Meer". Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand INBO. UA provides INBO research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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Change-centric Quality Assurance (Cha-Q) (Changes as First Class Citizens during Software Development).

University of Antwerp

This project represents a research agreement between the UA and on the onther hand IWT. UA provides IWT research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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Changed activity and travel behaviour of people with Multiple Sclerosis: identification of factors based on dynamic activity-based transportation models, while taking into account personal limitations Historic

Universiteit Hasselt

Persons with MS suffer from decreased driving ability, mobility and ability to perform activities, increased dependence on the social environment, because of physical, perceptual and cognitive personal limitations. The complete decision processes that individuals with a disease, specifically persons with MS, consider when making a trip, are modelled and explained, taking into account some multi-dimensional personal parameters. For this, dynamic activity-based transportation models are used, t...

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Change in Police Organizations: A study of commitment, communication, culture , leadership and participation. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand AMS. UA provides AMS research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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Change of ensemble in small systems. Historic

University of Antwerp

Change of ensemble in small systems.

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Change of ensemble in small systems. Historic

University of Antwerp

Change of ensemble in small systems.

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Changes in gene expression in different human cell types after irradiation Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Our study uses cDNA microarray technology to investigate the molecular pathways induced by irradiation in transformed and non-transformed human cells. Profiles of gene expression obtained with cDNA microarrays will be regarded as steps to characterize the general response to ionizing radiation and, possibly also, differentiating the response between transformed and non-transformed cells. Possible implications of such research include the development of radiosensitizing (to maximize the effect...

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Changes in metal biogeochemistry resulting from wetland creation : bioavailability, toxicity and risk. Historic

University of Antwerp

In the vicinity of rivers, flooding of available lowlands can be considered as a possibility to store river water temporarily at high water, minimizing the flooding danger of inhabited areas. It can function as a tool to deal with excessive water quantities, fitting in the concept of Integral Water Management. Creation of wetlands or controlled flooding areas can also be considered to develop a habitat for specific animal or plant species. However, due to industrial activities river water, so...

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Changes in nuclear shell structure studied by their nuclear moments. Recently ended

KU Leuven

This project aims to investigate the structure of exotic nuclei, in particular in regions where a change in the shell structure is expected, bycomparing measured nuclear g-factors and quadrupole moments to nuclear model calculations.nbsp;For this, an evaluation of all available static quadrupole moments is recommended.nbsp;Quadrupole moments are extracted from measured quadrupole frequencies if the electric fieldgradient (EFG) is known.nbsp;In the last years, reliable calculations of EFG’s ha...

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Changes in physical (in)activity, physical fitness and health-related parameters (2002-2006 -> 2012-2015), role of (epi-)genetic risk profiles

KU Leuven

The human ageing process is associated with a significant decline in skeletal muscle mass and muscle strength. This progressive loss in muscle mass and strength, known as sarcopenia, disturbs the daily life of elderly and may hinder healthy ageing. As it has been reported that a number of saropenia-related phenotypes are highly heritable, it is important to understand how ageing and its interactions with lifestyle and genetic factors affect physical fitness. The following doctoral project the...

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Changes in the extracellular concentrations of neurotransmitterse in the hippocampus of the rat during bacterial sepsis: a study using microdialysis. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The pathogenesis of septic encephalopathy remains largly unknown. The aim of the study is to investigate changes in neurotransmitter concentrations in the CA4 region of the hippocampus using a microdialysis technique in freely moving animals during bacterial sepsis. During sepsis the EEG is also analyzed. During general anesthesia a microdialysis probe, an intravenous catheter and epidural EEG electrodes are implnted in a rat. one dzy later during continuous cerebrald microdialysis and EEF re...

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Changes in the late 19th and early 20th century art of paintings in Belgium: relation between artistic innovations and technological changes in the oeuvre of Ensor, De Braekeleer and their contemporarians. Historic

University of Antwerp

The aim of this project is to study the relation between the artistic changes in de art of painting in Belgium at the end of the 19th century and the new pigments that were introduced during that period. For this, approximately 100 paintings will be studied by means of instrumental analytical techniques (XRF, light microscopy and electron microscopy). The patterns in pigment usage and stratigraphy present in paintings will be studies as well.

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Changes in the representation of traumatic experiences during psychodynamic psychotherapy and relations to subjective well-being, affect regulation and (inter-)personal functioning.

Ghent University

Traumatic experiences often have a tremendeous impact on someone?s functioning and cannot easily be integrated within the narrative identity. In this study it is investigated by means of systematic case studies how representations of traumatic experiences are constructed and change during psychodynamic psychotherapy. Effects on general well-being, emotional and relational functioning are also investigated as are facilitating therapeutic actions.

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Changes in the stress sensitivity of plants and ecosystems in a future climate. Historic

University of Antwerp

This project examines whether the resistance of plant communities and their composing species to stress will change in a future climate. Specifically, whether a future climate: 1) modifies the dose-response of stressors 2) modifies synergistic or anatagonistic effects between stressors 3) changes the influence of neighbours on the stress response of individuals.

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Changes in the stress sensitivity of plants and ecosystems in a future climate. Historic

University of Antwerp

This project examines whether the resistance of plant communities and their composing species to stress will change in a future climate. Specifically, whether a future climate: 1) modifies the dose-response of stressors 2) modifies synergistic or anatagonistic effects between stressors 3) changes the influence of neighbours on the stress response of individuals.

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Changes in the stress sensitivity of plants and ecosystems under climate change conditions. Historic

University of Antwerp

The central research question of this project is whether the resistance of species-rich plant communities to different stress factors will change in a future climate. To this end we will grow grassland mesocosms in sunlit controlled chambers under either the present or future climate conditions, and expose them to a wide range of stressors: drought, nitrogen deficiency, nitrogen saturation (eutrophication), and heavy metals (cadmium). Stressors will be applied separately to assess dose-respon...

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Changes in the stress sensitivity of plants and ecosystems under climate change conditions. Historic

University of Antwerp

The central research question of this project is whether the resistance of species-rich plant communities to different stress factors will change in a future climate. To this end we will grow grassland mesocosms in sunlit controlled chambers under either the present or future climate conditions, and expose them to a wide range of stressors: tropospheric ozone, drought, nitrogen deficiency, nitrogen saturation (eutrophication), and heavy metals (cadmium). Stressors will be applied separately t...

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Changing automatic processes in psychopathology and health related behavior

Ghent University

Learning is a core ability of all living organisms. Nevertheless, there is still much debate about the relation between conscious and unconscious learning and the processes underlying these types of learning. Within this large IUAP project, we focus on learning via instruction.

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Changing automatic processes in psychopathology and health related behavior

Ghent University

Many phenomena in clinical and health psychology are charachterized by a lack of conscious control over behavior and feelings. Within psychology, such phenomena are typically attributed to automatic processes. This research community aims to bring together researchers that made important contributions to research on changing automatic processes in clinical and health related behavior.

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Changing behaviour of Health care professionals and the general public towards a More Prudent use of anti-microbial agents. (CHAMP) Historic

University of Antwerp

The aim of CHAMP (Changing behaviour of Health care professionals And the general public towards a More Prudent use of anti-microbial agents) is to promote the appropriate use of antibiotics by developing effective tools to change behaviour of health care professionals, patients in primary care, and the general public on the prescription and use of antibiotics. Effective interventions in this field should take into account cultural differences between countries and be based on knowledge of pe...

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Changing behaviour of Health care professionals and the general public towards a More Prudent use of anti-microbial agents.(CHAMP) Historic

University of Antwerp

Changing behaviour of Health care professionals and the general public towards a More Prudent use of anti-microbial agents.(CHAMP)

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Changing conceptions of the good. MacIntyre and Kierkegaard on the virtues and the good life.

University of Antwerp

The second half of the twentieth century saw, especially through the work of Alasdair MacIntyre, a rehabilitation of classical virtue ethics, which is now considered to be one of the most influential ethical paradigms. But because the virtue ethics MacIntyre rehabilitates risks being too classical to find proper application in our times, it needs to be confronted with a strongly modern ethics. In this research project the virtue ethics MacIntyre rehabilitates is, for that reason, confronted w...

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Changing families and sustainable societies: policy contexts and diversity over the life course and across generations (FamiliesAndSocieties).

University of Antwerp

The main objectives of this project are to investigate the diversity of family forms, relationships, and life courses in Europe; to assess the compatibility of existing policies with these changes; and to contribute to evidence-based policy-making. The project will extend our knowledge on how policies promote well-being, inclusion and sustainable societal development among families.

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Changing formats. Court and household in the Habsburg Netherlands, 1598-1647 Historic

Ghent University

An approach the Court of Brussels of the sovereign archdukes Albert and Isabella, of the princely governor don Ferndinand of Austria and of the interimgovernor don Francisco de Melo (1598-1644). Two lines of research are pursued. The first puts the emphasis on network-analysis. The second concentrates on the role of this Court in the context of the Habsburg monarchies.

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Changing formats. Court and household in the Habsburg Netherlands, 1598-1647. Historic

University of Antwerp

Since the 1980s courts and households have regained the interest of historians. By comparison little study has been devoted to the Court of Brussels. Yet it offers a unique case, particularly as regards to the first half of the seventeenth century. The residence of sovereign princes at the turn of the century, the court subsequently houses a landvoogd (or viceroy) of the blood royal and then becomes the seat of a grandee that serves as interim-governor-general. This project wants to study the...

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Changing grounds. 'Free' and 'unfree' coffee-growing labour in the Kivu region, Beglian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi, 1920-1960

Ghent University

The project explores the new coffee frontier in the region around Lake Kivu in Central Africa in the period 1920-1960. After the 1920's, Kivu developed in a successful coffee growing region. The dominant oriducion models east (smallholders) and west (plantations) of Lake Kivu diverged considerably. This project will focus on a/ the interaction between large scale (plantations) and small scale (smallholders) production systels, b. the mobilisation and employment of 'free' and &a...

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Changing images in the mirror. The figure of Maximilien Robespierre in German 20th century literature.

KU Leuven

Das Thema des Forschungsprojekts ist die literarische Darstellung von Maximilien Robespierre in der deutschen Literatur. Zentral steht vor allem die Frage, welche ideologischen Annahmen und pertinenten soziopolitischen Themen der diskursiven Konstruktion von Robespierre unterliegen. Mitanderen Worten, es wird nachgeforscht, wie die Robespierrefigur literarisch instrumentalisiert wird um abstrakte (bzw. persönliche) Ideen darzustellen. Es ist die Absicht, anhand einiger Fallstudien (Karl Warte...

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Changing implicit evaluations by means of the approach-avoid training task. Recently ended

Ghent University

In this research project, we investigate how implicit evaluations are learned and how they can be changed. We will therefore explore the effects of a task that involves approach and avoid responses. We will further our knowledge on the crucial factors that cause these changes and examine whether conscious knowledge can produce and influence these effects.

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Changing implicit evaluations by means of the approach-avoid training task.

Ghent University

In this research project, we investigate how implicit evaluations are learned and how they can be changed. We will therefore explore the effects of a task that involves approach and avoid responses. We will further our knowledge on the crucial factors that cause these changes and examine whether conscious knowledge can produce and influence these effects.

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Changing legal culture in late medieval Flanders (c. 1280-c. 1477): a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the princely legislative discourse

Ghent University

This research proposal aims to map the evolutions that occured within the Flemish legal culture throughout the 14th and 15th century. It intends to determine to what extent the prince remained to be seen primarily as a judge, or also as a legislator and a source of grace, and how his subjects privileges related to the princely legal prerogatives.

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Changing mutual intercultural involvement of the Moroccan Diaspora in Flanders. Historic

University of Antwerp

Changing mutual intercultural involvement of the Moroccan Diaspora in Flanders.

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Changing Patterns of Participation and Representation in Contemporary Democracies. A Comparative Research on the Relation between Citizens and State. Historic

University of Antwerp

Within the scientific literature, there is a broad consensus about the importance of mass participation as a defining characteristic of a well-functioning liberal democratic system. Various hypotheses have been formulated about the impact of internet on participation patterns. While some authors fear that internet will have a detrimental impact on participation levels, others argue that new forms of electronic communication will boost political participation, thus empowering citizens. Another...

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Changing Patterns of Participation and Representation in Contemporary Democracies. A Comparative Research on the Relation between Citizens and State. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Participation and representation are concepts that have been at the centre of political debates and of political theory for a few decades. This debate refers to (still ongoing) deep changes in the way citizens are linked to the process of political decision-making and in the procedures and principles that organize the democratic dialogue between state and society. This pressure on democracy has multiple dimensions and multiple origins: - Sociological change: Erosion of traditional communitie...

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Chaotic complexity in socio-economic processes. The environmental impacts of the liberalisation of the energy market. A system, multi-actor view on policy-making in the EU. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The liberatisation of the energy markets, gas and electricity, underway in the European Union (EU), popses important challenges to all private and public actors. The main one is the difficult reconciliation of competitive operations and environmental sustainability. Two main problems will be highlighted: i) the commitments within the EU, taking into account the international conventions for limiting the CO2 emission generated from the use of fossil fuels; ii) the specific waste problems posed...

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Chapter 8 - Coast and sea in MIRA T-2005 Historic

Ghent University

Text of chapter T08 Coast & sea in the report MIRA T2005 & backing documents (AG) 2.21 Coast & sea, including methodology documents for various indicators. Chapter 8 - Coast and sea in MIRA T-2005.

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Chapter 'Urban environment' within the MIRA-T report. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Elaboration of the chapter 'Urban environment' within the MIRA-T report (Report on the Environment and Nature in Flanders: themes) for the year 2004.

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Cha-Q: Change-centric Quality Assurance (Changes as First Class Citizens during Software Development)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Software systems are changed continuously. For instance, in order to repair a reported bug or in order to ensure that a new functional requirement is met. This constant need for change drives the manner in which modern software systems are developed, as evidenced by the trend towards iterative and agile development processes. Automated testing approaches, bug trackers and static analyses still start from the fundamental assumption that they act upon a single, complete release of the system. ...

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Character Development and Virtuous Life: Rehabilitating Virtues in Catholic Church's View on Moral Education

KU Leuven

Character development and virtuous living are two essentials of moral education. In the ancient past, both the Catholic Church and the Indian tradition have emphasised these aspects. But neither Gravissimum Educationis (1965) nor later documents of the Congregation for Catholic Education mention explicitly virtues. Since the seventies of the 20th century moral education became value education. In an attempt to reverse moral erosion the Indian Report of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Valu...

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Characterisation and bioavailability of organic matter at the basis of marine foodwebs Historic

Ghent University

The amount and bioavailability of organic matter that reaches the bottom of the sea is an important structurig factor for the trophic composition of benthic communities. To determine the quality of organic matter a Victor3 multilabel reader will be used. This reader allows different measurements of food sources including cell quantification, cell conditions, enzymatic activity, protein measurements.

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Characterisation and correction of electronic instabilities in TEM . Historic

University of Antwerp

This project will measure the short and long term stabilities of the electrical sources in a tranmission electron microscope, in order to optimise their performance. With an active feedback loop, the instabilities will be reduced. The project will focus on the high tension source, which is directly related to the stability of the energy axis in EELS mode, but the equipment is chosen to be flexible enough to study other sources of instabilities like lens current sources and temperature.

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Characterisation and dynamics of metal toxicity in carp using gene expression profiles. Historic

University of Antwerp

In aquatic ecosystems fish are being exposed to metals through water, food and sediment. However the relative importance of these exposure routes for uptake of metals and the relationship between uptake, accumulation and occurrence of effects at different levels of response still remains largely unknown. For a better understanding of these toxic responses and effects there is a growing need for more sensitive tools to determine early effects of metal exposure. Since gene expression can be c...

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Characterisation and dynamics of metal toxicity in carp using gene expression profiles. Historic

University of Antwerp

In aquatic ecosystems fish are being exposed to metals through water, food and sediment. However the relative importance of these exposure routes for uptake of metals and the relationship between uptake, accumulation and occurrence of effects at different levels of response still remains largely unknown. For a better understanding of these toxic responses and effects there is a growing need for more sensitive tools to determine early effects of metal exposure. Since gene expression can be c...

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Characterisation and identification of sediments in shallow water by means of high frequency accoustic 'remote sensing'. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Characterisation and identification of sediments in shallow water by means of high frequency acoustic remote sensing Steve Vandenplas This doctoral project fits within the scope of scientific research in order to gather in a reliable and accurate way information about the structure and the morphology of the sea floor. The actual commercially acoustical measurement instruments can only provide empirical based information about the nature of the sediment layers. An inverse procedure based o...

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Characterisation and in vivo validation of the therapeutic potential of JAK/STAT antagonists in neuroblastoma Historic

Ghent University

Evaluation of JAK/STAT pathway inhibitors on neuroblastoma (NB) cell-lines revealed a dramatic reduction in cell viability in comparison to control cells. Further characterisation of the cellular effects and identification of the actual targets of the tested compounds can provide important insights in the critically deregulated pathways in NB and can implicate a fundamental acquisition for the future treatment of NB.

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Characterisation and modeling of the initial growth and stability of anisotropic Au and Au/Ag nanoparticles at the atomic scale.

University of Antwerp

The overall goal of this project is to characterise and simulate the growth and stability of anisotropic Au and Au/Ag nanocrystals at the atomic scale. In order to reach this final objective, our intermediate technical goals are: • To experimentally determine the p osition and chemical nature of each individual atom in anisotropic Au and Au/Ag NP's. • To develop a reactive force field required for the atomistic simulations.

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Characterisation and modelling of high volume fly ash concrete - physico-chemical properties, microstructure, durability and sustainability Historic

Ghent University

The objectives are: (1) determine important structural and durability characteristics of high-performance concrete with a high volume (35-70%) of coal fly ash explain structural and durability behaviour of HVFA concrete by investigating microstructure and chemical and mineralogical composition (3) describe the behaviour of fly ash concrete with theoretical models (4) compare the environmental effect of fly ash concrete with reference concrete, using life cycle analysis.

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Characterisation and modulation of the enteric neuroimmune environment during endotoxin-induced ileus. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

In the current project, we initially aim to identify the different neuroimmune players and their interactions in the gastrointestinal tract during septic ileus. Afterwards, we seek to modulate the interactions between neurons and inflammatory cells at the neuronal level or via immune modulation.

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Characterisation and optimalisation of polyester tubes for potable water transportation. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The properties of polyester tubes for transportation of potable water will be optimised. Contamination of the drinking water by (1) migration of residual low molecular weight compounds of the polyester, (2) permeation of soil pollution and (3) hydrolysis of the unsaturated polyester will be studied. The influence of the basic components, the polimerisation mechanism and the production technique will be investigated. Hereby, optimisation of the price-quality relation will be kept in mind. Ach...

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Characterisation and sources of carbonaceous atmospheric aerosols Historic

Ghent University

The research project involves: (1) development and deployment of improved sampling procedures and analysis methods for carbonaceous atmospheric aerosols (2) identification of novel organic compounds in continental aerosols (3) detailed carbonaceous aerosol characterisation in Europe and tropical and equatorial regions (4) source identification and chemical mass closure and (5) assessing the direct and indirect effects of carbonaceous aerosols on climate.

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Characterisation and validation of biological markers of dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Historic

University of Antwerp

This research project aims to establish (1) the added diagnostic value of a combined analysis of b-amyloid protein(1-42), protein tau and Phospho-tau in CSF (with/without APOE genotyping) to discriminate Alzheimer's disease from other forms of dementia in 500 clinically diagnosed and 100 neuropathologically confirmed dementia subjects; (2) the predictive value of such a combined biomarker analysis for the conversion to dementia in 150 subjects with mild cognitive impairment.

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Characterisation and validation of biological markers of dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Historic

University of Antwerp

This research project wil! establish the role and value of BAP, tau, P-tau and APOE as biomarkers in the diagnostic work up of MCI and dementia in a large population of patients of which a substantial number wil! get neuropathological confirmation of clinical diagnosis of dementia. The research project wil! moreover lead to a better characterisation of the several disease groups studied and wil! probably identify subgroups of patients with common biochemica! and/or behavioural features.

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Characterisation and validation of biological markers of dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Historic

University of Antwerp

As the biomarkers that have been selected for this research project are reflecting the neuropathology of several neurodegenerative dementias, we hypothesize that specific biomarkerprofiles will result in high levels of diagnostic accuracy, even in preclinical dementia stages. Following validation, new biomarker-based diagnostic models will be tested and apllied in a clinical-diagnostic setting. This research project will -last but not least- result in a better characterization of patients wit...

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Characterisation of A20 as a cellular inhibitor of NF-kB plays an essential role in immune response to T-cell receptor stimulation Historic

Ghent University

The transcription factor NF-kB plays an essential role in immune responses, lymfoid differentiation, growth control and development. Deregulation of NF-kB activity is correlated with several diseases. Some cellular components that inhibit NF-kB activity have been characterised, including the zinc finger protein A20. This research project studies the role of A20 in negactive feedback regulation of T-cell receptor mediated activation of NF-kB.

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Characterisation of ACR4-mediated formative cell divisions in Arabidopsis root development Historic

Ghent University

All organisms, especially multicellular ones, require formative cell divisions ? which are mainly asymmetric (stem) cell divisions ? to produce tissues and organs (Scheres and Benfey, 1999). Therefore, a tight control of such divisions and preventing over-proliferation is crucial for the postembryonic growth and development of plants. For instance, overexpression of the cell cycle regulators E2FA/DPA leads to proliferation and non-formative cell divisions resulting in plants with more cells b...

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Characterisation of auxin-induced Ca2+ signaling via chemical genetics

Ghent University

Auxin is one of the most important regulators of plant development. Recently, we found that calcium plays an important rol in the regulation of auxin tranport. Here, we will screen a chemical library for inhibitors of auxin-induced Ca2+ signaling. Through the analysis and characterisation of such molecules and their targets, we aim to unravel the underlying molecular mechanism

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characterisation of auxin-regulated genes in barley root development

Ghent University

the pattern of lateral roots (LR) formation defines the final shape of mature root system architecture. however, the exact mechanism of auxin-dependent LR positioning is still an open question. our studies on auxin influx carrier HvLAX3 in barley (hordeum vulgare) suggests its possible role in generating auxin maxima that precede the LRs priming and defines the futre position of LRs.

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Characterisation of brain inflammation in an epilepsy model by means of longitudinal in vivo PET/MRI imaging. Historic

University of Antwerp

The neurobiological processes that eventually result in epilepsy are still not completely understood. It is well known that brain injuries such as neurotraumata, febrile seizures, infection and status epilepticus are associated with the acute occurrence of seizures and a higher risk of developing epilepsy after a latent period. Recent studies strongly support the hypothesis that brain inflammation plays an important role in the pathophysiology of seizures and epilepsy. The asset of this compr...

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Characterisation of connexin43, pannexin1 and corresponding hemichannels as tissue biomarkers in acute liver failure: a combined in vitro-in vivo study

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Connexins and pannexins are the building stones hemichannels, which mediate extracellular communication. Hepatocytes typically express connexin32, though in several liver pathologies, including acute liver failure, they switch to a connexin43-based mode. Compelling evidence underscores a prominent function for connexin43-based hemichannel signalling in liver disease, in casu in acute liver failure, specifically in the process of cell death. On the other hand, pannexin1-based hemichannels were...

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Characterisation of Cystinyl aminopeptidase using newly developed angiotensine IV analogues. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Animal studies revealed that the hexapeptide angiotensin IV (Ang IV) improves memory and learning. High affinity Ang IV binding sites have recently been identified as the crystinyl aminopeptidase enzyme, a membrane-associated zinc-dependent exopeptidase of the M1 family. Its major substrates, oxytocin and vasopressin, are well known for their positive role in cognition. It has therefore been proposed that the physiological effects of Ang IV are related with its ability to inhibit the activity...

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Characterisation of distinct tumor-associated macrophage subsets and their bidirectorial interaction with intratumoral lymphocytes. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Many cells of our immune system infiltrate tumors. In this respect, macrophages -one of the main pathogen recognizing cells of the body - are also important regulators of tumor growth and spread. Recently, we identified different types of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) with different functions, but it is unclear how these cells are regulated. In this project, we will investigate the eo-localization of macrophage subsets and lymphocyte subsets in different tumor types. Subsequently, by sp...

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Characterisation of enteric neurons during the development of the zebrafish, Danio rerio. Historic

University of Antwerp

The morphological, neurochemical and electrophysiological characteristics of the enteric neurons during the development of the zebrafish gut will be unravelled to define the neuronal types of the enteric nervous system. This knowledge is necessary to analyse the functional changes in the enteric nervous system of zebrafish mutants which are used in studies of gastrointestinal diseases.

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Characterisation of epigenetic control of cancer-inflammation by jumonji histone demethylases during hypoxia Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Therapy resistant metastatic tumors with a bad prognosis typically demonstrate a strong inflammatory gene expression profile and severe hypoxic and hypoglycemic growth conditions.In macrophages and different tumor cell types, we want to characterize combined effects of hypoxia and inflammation on NFkB-, Stat3- and HIF-dependent signaling pathways resulting in epigenetic programming of cancer cells by PML, Jmjd3, LSD1 and SIRT chromatin-associated factors

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Characterisation of genes involved in arenavirus - host interaction Historic

University of Antwerp

To determine genetic factors involved in the evolutionary outcome of arenavirus-rodent host interaction, I will characterise genetic markers involved in the cellular host-parasite interactions of three murid-arenavirus systems: Mastomys natalensis-Morogoro virus and two new arenaviruses I discovered in 2008 in Mus minutoides and Lemniscomys rosalia. I will then investigate the polymorphism of these markers in nature.

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Characterisation of human embryonic stem cell derived VASA-expressing cells. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Characterisation of human embryonic stem cell derived VASA-expressing cells to have a better insight of the differentiation capacity of hESC to gamets.

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Characterisation of innate immune responses in the central nervous system: modulation towards immunological acceptance of allogeneic cellular grafts. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

In this project, we aim to further elucidate the mechanisms leading to immune-mediated rejection of allografts in the CNS. For this, we will non-invasively (by in vivo bioluminescence imaging) identify the exact timing and degree of microglia immune-reactivity in relation to immune-mediated rejection of different allogeneic adult-, embryo- and placenta-derived cell populations.

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Characterisation of nanostructures by advanced electron spectroscopy and filtering. Historic

University of Antwerp

This project aims at the optimisation of the methodology of the simultaneous determination of the electronic and atomic structure and the chemical composition and speciation of nano configurations in a single instrument. The required instrumentation is already available at EMAT (Electron Microscopy for Materials Research) within two different electron microscopes, but the optimal registration of the data and the interpretation of the results still require an integrated effort from various res...

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Characterisation of neurochemical markers of dementia. Historic

University of Antwerp

This project aims to characterise neurochemical markers of dementia across diagnostic categories (n = 500). The different neurotransmitter systems (noradrenergic, adrenergic, serotonergic, dopaminergic and cholinergic systems) will undergo an in-depth neurochemical, genetical and histopathological characterisation and will be correlated with phenotypical (cognitive and behavioural) characteristics of the study population.

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Characterisation of neuroinflammation in an epilepsy model by means of longitudinal in vivo PET/MRI imaging. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Various brain injuries in humans are associated with the acute occurrence of seizures and an increased risk of developing epilepsy after a latent period. An important feature regulating the reorganization of the neuronal network after the occurrence of a neuronal insult is neuroinflammation. Most recently, the hypothesis has been postulated that inflammatory processes within the brain mght constitute a common and crucial mechanism in the pathophysiology of seizures and epilepsy. Advances in s...

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Characterisation of new targets for the treatment of the fragile X syndrome. Historic

University of Antwerp

Characterisation of new targets for the treatment of the fragile X syndrome.

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Characterisation of new targets for the treatment of the fragile X syndrome. Historic

University of Antwerp

This project represents a research agreement between the UA and on the onther hand IWT. UA provides IWT research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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Characterisation of Notch mediated human intrathymic T cell differentiation Recently ended

Ghent University

T-cells play a crucial role in the immune system and therefore it is clinically important to better understand their development. During this developmental process, Notch receptor-ligand interactions are critical and require strict regulation for optimal T-cell differentiation and to prevent tumor formation. Therefore, we wish to carefully dissect the Notch signaling pathway.

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Characterisation of novel microbicide safety biomarkers in East and South Africa Historic

Ghent University

Vaginal microbicides are being developed to expand HIV prevention options. Up to recently, safety trials included naked-eye pelvic exams, colposcopy and vaginal fluid microscopy to visualize genital epithelial. However, recent experiences suggest that these measurements are insufficient to predict harm. We propose to characterize biomarkers of inflammation, epithelial integrity, immune activation and antimicrobial activity in the cervicovaginal environment.

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Characterisation of phase dependently regulated factors in the locust central nervous system. Recently ended

KU Leuven

The desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria, is a textbook example of phenotypic plasticity (polyphenism), exhibiting two distinct forms called phases. The complete transition from the solitarious to the greggarious phase is a generation spanning process. However, the change in behaviour provoked by certain gregarisation stimuli occurs in a matter of hours. Therefore, this insect can stand as a model for plasticity on different time scales. In this project, we aim to investigate the molecular me...

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Characterisation of preclinical biomarkers of epileptogenesis for the evaluation of antiepileptogenic properties of monoaminergic antidepressants Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

It has become general knowledge nowadays that neurodegenerative and inflammatory processes are crucially involved in the pathogenesis of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE).In this project, we will evaluate whether preclinical biomarkers of neurodegeneration and inflammation can be utilised as biomarkers for epileptogenesis. Simultaneously, we will investigate the neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory and antiepileptogenic properties of a series of antidepressants. To investigate whether the primary m...

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Characterisation of protective HIV-specific T cell responses in HIV-discordant couples in Dakar, Senegal. Historic

University of Antwerp

In collaboration with the Laboratory of Virology of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) Le Dantec in Dakar, Senegal a population of HIV-discordant couples will be followed up longitudinally. The role and function of HIV-specific T cells in protection against HIV infection will be studied in HIV-seronegative partners of HIV-positive patients with documented unprotected sexual exposure to HIV.

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Characterisation of protein-protein interactions in Toll-like receptor (TLR) induced signaling pathways Historic

Ghent University

The molecular mechanisms that initiate and control an immune response against pathogens are the focus of this project. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play an important role in the recognition of microbial components. In this project we will identify proteins that interact with specific TLR signaling molecules (e.g. IRAK4) and that are involved in the TLR-induced activation of NF-kB mediated gene expression.

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Characterisation of Proximal tubular Cell Lines and Genetically Engineered cell Lines with respect to their biotransformation Capacities Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

In accordance with the needs of ECVAM, which have been indentified in discussion between the VUB and ECVAM, the following work programme has been defined: 1. Measurement of the basal phase I and phase II biotransformation in monocultures of control cell lines contains vector DNA without CYP isoform cDNA provided by ECVAM. 2. Measurement of the phase-I and phase-II biotransformation capacities in co-cultures of the genetically engineered cells transfected with cDNAs of human biotransformation...

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Characterisation of radiation-induced processes in the DNA sugar unit: an EMR and DFT study on sugar single crystals. Historic

Ghent University

The proposed project aims at combined experimental and theoretical research of radiation-induced processes in sugar single crystals. The main goal is to gain insight in the radiation physics and chemistry of the deoxyribose sugar unit in DNA.

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Characterisation of somaclonal variation in Petunia sp.

University of Antwerp

This project represents a research agreement between the UA and on the onther hand IWT. UA provides IWT research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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Characterisation of ST2/IL-33 signaling and evaluation of the therapeutic potential of nanobody mediated targeting of IL-33 Recently ended

Ghent University

Interleukine-33 (IL-33) is a recently identified cytokine that binds the ST2 receptor and regulates the activity of several cells that are involved in immunity. In this project we will use several molecular biological approaches and mouse models to study the mechanism of action of IL-33 and the therapeutic potential of IL-33 inhibition.

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Characterisation of sulphide layers on silver-copper alloys and of yellowish films that are formed during atmospheric plasma treatment of tarnished silver Historic

University of Antwerp

The aim of this project is to understand why yellowish films are formed during plasma cleaning of tarnished silver-copper alloys. The intensity of these films for alloys containing less than 97 w% of silver increases with the amount of copper in the alloy. In order to understand this phenomenon both sulphide layers and yellowish films will be analysed in detail.

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Characterisation of the acoustic input signal of exhaust systems for internal combustion engines. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Noise, produced by cars can be divided into 3 parts : engine noise, airborne noise and tire noise. To reduce the noise level for the environment, the engine noise will be reduced by acoustic absorption and isolation on one hand and by the exhaust system at the other. An extensive research, based on a program (Sound Propagation in Exhaust Systems), developed by ourselves, proved a non linear influence from the engine noise on the transfer function of the exhaust system. The aim of the project ...

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Characterisation of the antimalarial constituents of 4 medicinal plants from Congo. Historic

University of Antwerp

This project deals with the characterisation of the antimalarial (antiplasmodial) constituents of 4 plants used in traditional medicine in Congo, the activity of which has been confirmed in preliminary in vivo experiments in mice, i.e. Phyllanthus niruri, Cassia occidentalis, Euphorbia hirta and Morinda morindoides. The aim of the project is to find new leads for antimalarial drugs, and to provide a scientific basis for the traditional use of local preparations, including the possibility of s...

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Characterisation of the humoral immune response in multiple sclerosis and effects of immunomodulatory therapy

Universiteit Hasselt

Recently, the humoral immune response (antibodies and B cells) was identified as an important player in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS). Clonally expanded B cells were found in MS plaques and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). These cells are able to produce autoantibodies which can cause damage in the central nervous system (CNS). Autoantibodies can be used to identify new diagnostic and predictive biomarkers. No good biomarkers are available to diagnose MS and no research is done on the...

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Characterisation of the in vitro activation conditions of anti-leukemic T-cells from leukemia patients using different types of antigen-presenting cells. Historic

University of Antwerp

Characterisation of the in vitro activation conditions of anti-leukemic T-cells from leukemia patients using different types of antigen-presenting cells.

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Characterisation of the in vitro activation conditions of anti-leukemic T-cells from leukemia patients using different types of antigen-presenting cells. Historic

University of Antwerp

Characterisation of the in vitro activation conditions of anti-leukemic T-cells from leukemia patients using different types of antigen-presenting cells.

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Characterisation of the natural phenotypes of Tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.) in West-Africa and their ecophysiological response to drought and salinity stress. Historic

University of Antwerp

Characterisation of the natural phenotypes of Tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.) in West-Africa and their ecophysiological response to drought and salinity stress.

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Characterisation of the noise for modal analysis with high spatial resolution. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The aim of this study is the development of an automatic procedure to improve the efficiency of the identification procedure, so that these techniques can also be used by engineers who are unfamiliar with these methods.

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Characterisation of the role of astrocytic B2-adrenergic receptors in multiple sclerosis: an invivo approach. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, disabling disease of the central nervous system (CNS), mainly affecting young women. Due to its chronicity and its preponderance to affect young patients MS has a major socio-economic impact. The cause of MS remains largely unknown. Unraveling the mechanism causative for MS by means of animal models remains a cornerstone in our growing knowledge about this mysterious disease. These models mimic many of the typical aspects of MS. However, these models ha...

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Characterisation of the toxicological mode of action and effect-evaluation of fluorinated organochemicals in marine and estuarine organisms. Historic

University of Antwerp

Research investigating the environmental fate and effects of halogenated organochemicals has largely focused on brominated and chlorinated organics. The group of fluorinated organochemicals (FOCs), however, has up to now received less attention. Nevertheless, these compounds are being produced over 50 years and have a broad application spectrum in industry and households as surfactants, adhesives, medicines, fire retardants, agrochemicals, food packaging, textile, carpets, etc. A recent study...

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Characterisation of the toxicological mode of action and effect-evaluation of fluorinated organochemicals in marine and estuarine organisms. Historic

University of Antwerp

Research investigating the environmental fate and effects of halogenated organochemicals has largely focused on brominated and chlorinated organics. The group of fluorinated organochemicals (FOCs), however, has up to now received less attention. Nevertheless, these compounds are being produced over 50 years and have a broad application spectrum in industry and households as surfactants, adhesives, medicines, fire retardants, agrochemicals, food packaging, textile, carpets, etc. A recent study...

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Characterisation of TRPM3, a novel heat-sensitive ion channel in nociceptors. Recently ended

KU Leuven

Thermosensing can be considered as the most elementary sense, as it is absolutely crucial for our survival. A prompt reaction to contact with noxiously cold or hot objects is crucial to prevent acute potentially fata injury. Moreover, in order to maintain the core body temperature around 37°C, heat production and heat loss must equal. This requires the permanent monitoring and integration of thermal information from skin (through peripheral thermoreceptors) and deep body structures (through c...

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Characterisation of wear resistant nitride layers on moulds for aluminium extrusion. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

For the production of aluminium profiles by extrusion, moulds are used. In order to improve the wear resistance of the moulds, a thermal gas phase process is applied to obtain surfacial nitride layers. The contact between the mould and the aluminium during the extrusion process generates in some cases surface defects on the aluminium profile. The aim of this project is to characterise the nitriding process, and to correlate it with the surface defects. The study consists of three parts: ...

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Characteristic glycosylation patterns displayed on porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and PRRSV-infected cells and their role in interactions with sialic acid-binding immune system lectins Recently ended

Ghent University

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is an important pathogen of swine. This research project aims to analyze the nature of the virus-linked glycans and the influence of PRRSV infection on cellular glycosylation. Furthermore, the interaction of these glycans with sialic acid-binding immune system lectins will be analyzed, as these are often crucial in regulation of immune responses.

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Characteristics and and position of non-formal education in the socio-cultural adult work Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

In 2007, the Agency Socio-Cultural Work for Youth and Adults to decide the production of a report describing the trends and characteristics of non-formal education are identified. Recent policy developments and other developments related to adult education in general and non-formal education in particular, both international and Flemish level, the report analyzed and synthesized. It was this focus on the educational component of the socio-cultural work. The report presented in the first pla...

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Characteristics and position of non-formal education in Flanders Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Informal learning and non-formal education have an increasing interest in the discourse on lifelong and life wide learning. This trend is noticeable in the theory, the research and educational practice. In Flanders, the sector of social-cultural work for adults, one of the leading providers of non-formal adult education. Within this sector, since 2003, thirteen regional adult education active. They got the name Vormingplus centra. They provide in Flanders and Brussels for the development, dis...

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Characterization and analysis of particulate compounds in multiple workplace atmospheres.

University of Antwerp

This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand VLIR. UA provides VLIR research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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Characterization and exploitation of the mycothiol redox system of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Tuberculosis (TB), once referred to as the ''white death'', is a debilitating human disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). Every 20 seconds a person dies from TB, which sums up to over 2 million deaths each year. Mtb lives and survives in macrophages, which generate antimicrobial radicals such as reactive oxygen species and reactive nitrogen species. As a successful intracellular pathogen, Mtb has evolved with powerful defense strategies to detoxify superoxide and nitric oxide in...

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Characterization and functionality of enzymatically produced cocoa butter equivalents Recently ended

Ghent University

Cocoa butter (CB) is an important ingredient in chocolate and other confectionery products. There is an increasing demand for chocolate products and as the price of CB is high and the supply uncertain and variable, alternatives such as cocoa butter equivalent (CBE) should be found. Commercial and low cost vegetable oils can be modified to valuable products through enzyme catalyzed modifications.The fatty acid (FA) composition on TAG backbone is the most important property of the starting oil....

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Characterization and modeling of natural convection in open-cell aluminium foam

Ghent University

The objective is to characterize the thermal and hydraulic phenomena of open-cell foam in natural convection, independent of the spatial constraints. Accurate numerical simulations will be performed on representative volumes to extract the characteristics of the foam (volume averaging technique). This will allow studying metal foam heat sinks of an arbitrary shape.

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Characterization and modulation of microglial responses following transplantation of allogeneic bone marrow-derived stromal cells in the central nervous system of immune competent mice. Historic

University of Antwerp

The short/long term survival of allogeneic bone marrow-derived stromal cell grafts will be determined through a combination of non-invasive in vivo imaging techniques, immunohistochemical analyses specific for different involved cell types and immunological assays (ELISPOT). The stromal cells will be genetically manipulated to express neuro-immune regulatory proteins in order to modulate microglial responses.

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Characterization and modulation of the enteric neuroimmune environment during septic ileus.

University of Antwerp

In the current project, we initially aim to identify the different neuroimmune players and their interactions in the gastrointestinal tract during septic ileus. Afterwards, we seek to modulate the interactions between neurons and inflammatory cells at the neuronal level or via immune modulation.

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Characterization and Optimization of Remote Phosphor LEDs

KU Leuven

800x600 The use of high-power light-emitting diodes(LEDs) for general lighting applications is beyond discussion. One of the keychallenges nowadays however, is to increasethe LED and light source efficacy.Luminous efficacy values of LED sources currently compete with those of(compact) fluorescent lamps, but higher numbers should be attained in the nearfuture.The common way to produce white light from LEDsis the excitation of yellow phosphor through blue light or UV radiation. In themost popul...

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Characterization and optimization of thermal processing of biomass contaminated with heavy metals after phytoremediation by phytoextraction - valorisation possibilities of biomass Historic

Universiteit Hasselt

In order to apply the fytoremediation process of heavy metal contaminated soils, the bottleneck of the whole setup of the obtained polluted biomass is its valorization.. One of the possibilities is fast pyrolysis by low residence time and at relative law operation temperature. This process happens in oxygen free environment by using a lab scale reactor setup. Three main cracking products are formed: char, oil and gas. By using different analytical tools like: TGA coupled with MS and FTIR; GC-...

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Characterization and physiological function of higher plant plasma membrane redox components. Historic

University of Antwerp

Plasma membranes of higher plants contain specific electron transporting redox components, including a specific b-type cytochrome. The physiological function of these components is being investigated by altering their expression levels in Arabidopsis and by investigating their specific distribution in different tissues. The cytochrome will be purified and its primary structure will be analyzed.

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Characterization and sources of carbonaceous atmospheric aerosols Historic

University of Antwerp

The objectives of the project are to better characterize the fine size fraction (aerodynamic diameter < 2 ?m) of atmospheric aerosols which is relevant to climate and the health of humans and animals. Emphasis will be placed on: 1. detailed characterization of organic compounds containing acidic groups; 2. development of methodology for the determination of water soluble compounds, including levoglucosan and humic-like substances; and 3. determination of marker compounds for atmopheric oxida...

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Characterization and validation of ApoE-/- Abcc6-/- mice as an animal model for rupture of atherosclerotic plaques.

University of Antwerp

Rupture of atherosclerotic plaques remains the main cause of acute cardiovascular syndromes and death. The need for novel plaque stabilizing therapies is high, but adequate animal models of plaque rupture are lacking. We recently discovered that apolipoprotein E knock-out (ApoE-/-) mice with a heterozygous mutation (C1039G+/-) in the fibrillin-1 (Fbn1) gene show elastin fragmentation and arterial stiffness which leads to acute plaque rupture, myocardial infarction, stroke and sudden death. Al...

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Characterization and validation of biological markers of dementia and mild cognitive impairment Historic

University of Antwerp

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a clinical heterogeneous syndrome that is characterised by memory problems or other cognitive complaints that are not severe enough to fulfil the diagnostic criteria of dementia. The diagnosis of MCI refers to a state intermediate between normal ageing and dementia. Yearly, approximately 12% of the MCI patients convert to dementia, mostly AD, although a number of MCI patients remain stable or even improve and do not convert to dementia at all. Development...

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Characterization and validation of biological markers of dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Historic

University of Antwerp

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a clinical heterogeneous syndrome that is characterised by memory problems or other cognitive complaints that are not severe enough to fulfil the diagnostic criteria of dementia. The diagnosis of MCI refers to a state intermediate between normal ageing and dementia. Yearly, approximately 12% of the MCI patients convert to dementia, mostly AD, although a number of MCI patients remain stable or even improve and do not convert to dementia at all. Development...

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Characterization of 3D-form. Historic

University of Antwerp

Characterization is a problem that arises in numerous engineering applications and computer vision. One can characterize the boundary of an object or the entire region the object surrounds. This characterization is possible using different metrics: area, perimeter, compactness, etc. In this project we investigate another technique: decomposition in eigen-functions. For this decomposition we use Fourier-analysis and wavelets, we also investigate their (dis)advantages. Before we can decompos...

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Characterization of 3D-form. Historic

University of Antwerp

Characterization is a problem that arises in numerous engineering applications and computer vision. One can characterize the boundary of an object or the entire region the object surrounds. This characterization is possible using different metrics: area, perimeter, compactness, etc. In this project we investigate another technique: decomposition in eigen-functions. For this decomposition we use Fourier-analysis and wavelets, we also investigate their (dis)advantages. Before we can decompos...

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Characterization of a novel Leishmania 'stealth' phenotype by development of monoclonal antibodies and gene expression profiling.

University of Antwerp

The goal of this project is to characterize this novel phenotype and to develop the tools to allow us to routinely etect 'stealth' amastigotes. This wil be done by developing monoclonal antibodies that can discriminate 'stealth' from regular amastigotes using immunofluorescent stainings and to evaluate differential gene expression between 'stealth' and regular amastigotes in macrophages.

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Characterization of a novel pathomechanism causing Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and its therapeutic targeting.

University of Antwerp

Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases are essential enzymes, governing the precise translation of genetic information into proteins. Mutations in six of them lead to different subtypes of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), the most common inherited peripheral neuropathy. We established that Dominant Intermediate CMT type C (DI-CMTC) is caused by genetic defects in tyrosyl-tRNA synthetase (YARS). It is challenging to understand how mutations in this primordial enzyme lead to a specific neuronal degenerat...

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Characterization of a putative hybrid cyclic nucleotide dependent protein kinase/phosphatase in Arabidopsis thaliana en Nicotiana tabacum. Historic

University of Antwerp

The project aims at establishing the biochemical properties and physiological role of a number of splice variants of a totally new putative hybrid cyclic nucleotide dependent protein kninase/phosphatase from higher plants by means of a combination of state of the art methods in genetic analysis and proteome analysis. A focus is put on a presumed role in the regulation of the plant cell cycle.

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Characterization of B-cell functions in multiple sclerosis Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system in which autoreactive B cells are clearly involved. Until now, research has mainly focused on the production of (auto)antibodies although the recent success of B cell depletion as a therapy for MS has increased interest in the antigen presentation function of B cells. However, the antigenic targets of autoreactive B cells remain largely unknown and the role of B cells as antigen presenting cells (APC) in MS has n...

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Characterization of biologically active plant metabolites and carbonaceous aerosols using mass spectrometric methods. Historic

University of Antwerp

This project concerns structural investigation research on biologically active plant metabolites and carbonaceous aerosols using mass spectrometric methodology based on a soft ionization technique, i.e. electrospray ionization (ESI), in combination with collision-induced dissociation (CID) and tandem mass spectrometric (MS/MS) techniques. Methods will be developed for the determination of the strength of non-covalent drug-haem interactions and for the characterization of plant metabolites in ...

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Characterization of biological markers of dementia. Historic

University of Antwerp

Diagnosis of sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD) is based on clinical exclusion criteria and the required diagnostic work-up is time-consuming and expensive at best resulting in a diagnosis of probable AD. In specialized centers, a diagnostic accuracy of maximally 65-90 % is obtained. Besides, diagnosis is only definite on post-mortem neuropathological examination of the brain. Therefore, a validated biological marker allowing diagnosing AD at an early stage of the disease is highly desirabl...

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Characterization of biological toxins on tension-sensitive K+ canals. Historic

University of Antwerp

The focus of this project (in collaboration with Prof. Jan Tytgat, KULeuven) is to expand the knowledge of the mechanism of action of biological toxins. . Using these toxins, we will also explore in more detail the structure, function and pharmacology of potassium (K+) channels. The goal is to find toxins or mechanisms of action that have important therapeutic or physiological implications. The first step is to screen the crude venoms electrophysiologically for toxins that have an effect on ...

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Characterization of biological toxins on tension-sensitive K+ canals. Historic

University of Antwerp

The focus of this project (in collaboration with Prof. Jan Tytgat, KULeuven) is to expand the knowledge of the mechanism of action of biological toxins. . Using these toxins, we will also explore in more detail the structure, function and pharmacology of potassium (K+) channels. The goal is to find toxins or mechanisms of action that have important therapeutic or physiological implications. The first step is to screen the crude venoms electrophysiologically for toxins that have an effect on ...

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characterization of chemotherapy-induced damage to human overian follicular reserve Recently ended

Ghent University

Improvements in cancer therapy have led to a significant increase in survival rate of young female patients who overcome their disease. The purpose of this proposal is to determine both the level and mechanism of the impact of chemotherapy on ovarian tissue in immunodeficient mice to study the individual toxicty of chemotherapeutics.

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Characterization of circulating dendritic cells (DC) in multiple sclerosis (MS): evaluation of subtypes and functionality. Historic

University of Antwerp

To date, knowledge with regard to the distribution of myeloid and plasmacytoid dendritic cells in the circulation of MS patients is lacking. To support the hypothesis that a disturbance in the distribution of DC subtypes and/or DC function contributes to an imbalance in the regulation of immunity and tolerance, the number, phenotype and function of DC in the peripheral blood of MS patient and healthy controls will be determined.

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Characterization of equine blood mesenchymal and mammary gland epithelial stem cells. Recently ended

Ghent University

The isolation and characterization of equine mesenchymal and epithelial stem cells are the main goals of this project. A phenotypical and functional characterization will confirm that the isolated cells are genuine stem cells. The niche (or micro-environment) of both cell types will also be studied more thoroughly. Hereby, the effect on stem cell vitality and differentiation potential will be evaluated.

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Characterization of growth, bacterial population and cadmiumresponsen of ccr mutant Arabidopsis thaliana and the potential of endophytes to increase the biomass and phytoremediation-efficiency

Universiteit Hasselt

The competition for cultivating food and biomass crops is a raising problem. This problem can be limited by growing lignocellulosic biomass (eg willow or poplar) on less fertile soils. In an ideal case, the woody plants can be grown on marginal soils (including cadmium (Cd) contaminated soils). An additional advantage is the decontamination of these polluted soils by making use of plants (phytoremediation). During processing the lignocellulose biomass to pure cellulose fibers, the recalcitran...

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Characterization of high-spin transition metal compounds by means of sophisticated EPR-techniques at high microwave frequency. Historic

University of Antwerp

By means of high frequency (95GHz) EPR-techniques specific families of organo metallic compounds can be studied. These systems have a high groundstate spin and can behave as single molecule magnets. The key to such behaviour is the zero-field splitting of the energy levels (=splitting of the energy levels in the abscence of a magnetic field). These zero-field splittings can be precisely analyzed using high frequent EPR techniques.

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Characterization of high-spin transition metal compounds by means of sophisticated EPR-techniques at high microwave frequency. Historic

University of Antwerp

By means of high frequency (95GHz) EPR-techniques specific families of organo metallic compounds can be studied. These systems have a high groundstate spin and can behave as single molecule magnets. The key to such behaviour is the zero-field splitting of the energy levels (=splitting of the energy levels in the abscence of a magnetic field). These zero-field splittings can be precisely analyzed using high frequent EPR techniques.

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Characterization of immune responses against allogeneic stem cell implants in the central nervous system. Historic

University of Antwerp

In this project, we will investigate the role of innate (microglia) and adaptive (T-cells) immune responses leading to immunological rejection of allogeneic stem cell implants in the central nervous system of immunocompetent mice.

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Characterization of interfaces and electrical gradients by means of 3D nr optical imaging.

KU Leuven

We will develop a technique that can visualize electrical properties oflight emitting diodes (LED) and other photo-electric or photovoltaic devices. These devices typically consist of many layers. It is important to investigate the areas where these layers meet and how the electric field is divided inside the layers, since these electrical properties determines how efficient the device works. By using advanced optical properties combined with an optical microscope we will visualize these laye...

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Characterization of jurisdiction agreements in European and international law. Historic

University of Antwerp

Great uncertainty exists on the law applicable to international jurisdiction agreements. Their hybrid nature results in both contractual and procedural characterizations. Divergent approaches, different from State to State or even from court to court, threaten legal security. The project attempts to develop a new approach which would promote legal certainty in transnational situations.

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Characterization of metabolisation patterns and pathways for two groups of contaminants (PBDEs and PCBs). Historic

University of Antwerp

The proposed project aims firstly at optimizing and validating analytical methods based on liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) for the determination of metabolites of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in biological samples. Next, the project aims at identifying and predicting metabolisation pathways of PBDEs and PCBs in various top-predators.

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Characterization of molecular mechanisms that enhance hematopoietic reconstitution of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC). Recently ended

KU Leuven

The overarching goal of this proposal is to increase the number of "engrafting hematopoietic stem cells (HSC)" from umbilical cord blood (UCB),whose use is restricted to smaller patients due to the limited number of HSC present in the each unit. To enhance the blood reconstitution ability of a given number of HSC, present within e.g. one unit of UCB, can include developing methods to increase absolute HSC expansion, and/or achieve absolute HSC homing. One way to increase the number of "engraf...

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Characterization of new mouse models for frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Historic

University of Antwerp

Recently, ubiquitinated and N-terminally truncated forms of TAR DNA binding protein (TDP-43) were also identified as a major protein constituent of nuclear and cytoplasmic inclusions in patients of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Almost all TDP-43 mutations have been identified in patients with sporadic and familial forms of ALS. Besides, mutations in the valosin-containing protein (VCP) and progranulin gene have also been identified to cause ...

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Characterization of Nitrogen- and Sulfur-Containing Compounds in Renewable and Petrochemical Fractions using Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography Historic

Ghent University

Typical petroleum or bio-oil samples contain thousands of individual hydrocarbon compounds and their heteroatom derivatives. Many of them exist in extremely low concentrations. Improved characterization of sulfur and nitrogen containing compounds will allow to gain understanding about how these species react and how they are formed in biochemical and petrochemical processes.

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Characterization of novel autoantibody targets in rheumatoid arthritis Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

At the Biomedical Research Institute of Hasselt University we recently performed a high-throughput autoantibody profiling approach to identify highly needed novel disease markers for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which resulted in the identification of 14 novel autoantibody markers for RA. The aim of this project is to characterize the most interesting autoantibodies and their target antigens to provide more insight into the biological significance of these autoantibodies in the underlying RA di...

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Characterization of novel autoantibody targets in rheumatoid arthritis Historic

Universiteit Hasselt

At the Biomedical Research Institute of Hasselt University we recently performed a high-throughput autoantibody profiling approach to identify highly needed novel disease markers for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which resulted in the identification of 14 novel autoantibody markers for RA. The aim of this project is to characterize the most interesting autoantibodies and their target antigens to provide more insight into the biological significance of these autoantibodies in the underlying RA d...

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Characterization of novel genetic causes of combined OXPHOS deficiencies Recently ended

Ghent University

The goal of this project is to discover new genetic causes in patients diagnozed with an OXPHOS deficiency. This will be performed using genetic analyses in tissues and cells from patients with combined deficiencies involving either complex I+IV or complex I+II. Once new genetic variants have been detected, experiments will be done to confirm the pathogenic character of the mutation.

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Characterization of oxidation products of isoprene in biogenic rural aerosols. (R. SZMIGIELSKI, Polen) Historic

University of Antwerp

Characterization of oxidation products of isoprene in biogenic rural aerosols. (R. SZMIGIELSKI, Polen)

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Characterization of pancreatic stem/progenitor cells promoting neogenesis. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The objective of this project is to be able to manipulate progenitor cells in diabetic mouse pancreas in order to allow for robust regeneration of beta cells. Manipulation is aimed by administration of pharmalogical agents like growth factors that naturally occur in the human body.

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Characterization of plant parasitic nematodes and host resistance in rice production in Tanzania

Ghent University

The present research proposal aims to do a survey of nematode problems in Tanzanian rice fields and to study rice defence mechanisms through biological, biochemical and molecular characterization of resistance of lines from Oryza glaberrima and Oryza sativa and their interspecific hybrids.

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Characterization of Plant plasma membrane aquaporin trafficking Recently ended

Ghent University

This postdoctoral project aims at identifying molecular interactors of a subfamily of plant aquaporins, the plasma membrane intrinsic proteins (PIPs), which modulate their activity and/or trafficking to the plasma membrane (PM).

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Characterization of porous geomaterials in 2D and 3D Historic

Ghent University

Optical and fluorescence microscopy visualizes pores in 2D. CT data allows characterization of complex pores in 3D. This urges for a calibrated system by fusing the standard fluorescence and petrographical microscopy images with 3D data of the high-resolution CT scanners. By fusion of XRF data, a correct characterization of geomaterials will be obtained in a structurally and chemically calibrated way.

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Characterization of propagation for advanced MIMO Ultra Wideband systems

Ghent University

IWT/SB-lichting 2014 IWT/SB/Hanssens Brecht/131453 Characterization of propagation for advanced MIMO Ultra Wideband systems

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Characterization of protein-DNA bindingenergies by means of solid state nanopores Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The aim of this work is the development of a device that allows the accurate, fast and cheap measurement of binding energies of protein-DNA interactions. The aim is not only to deduce position weight matrices but also to determine the cooperative binding energies in function of the distance in bp of the various binding sites. We have already shown that with these energies the method to allocate scores can be considerably improved.

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Characterization of semiconductor interfaces by nonlinear optical techniques Recently ended

KU Leuven

Since computers need to be ever faster and faster, smaller devices areneeded to accommodate more of these devices on the same size ofintegrated circuit. By doing this, there are more surfaces andinterfaces present in the integrated circuit which determine theperformance of the computer ultimately. Therefore, we need to knowwhat influencethese interfaces have on the device performance. Inthis thesis, we choose to explore a nonlinear optical technique (morespecifically frequency doubling) for t...

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Characterization of signaling pathways involved in differenttiation of pluripotent stem cells towards liver cells Recently ended

KU Leuven

Embryonic stem cells can undergo extensive self-renewing cell divisionsand differentiate into all cell types. The Verfaillie lab developed a protocol to differentiate pluripotent stem cells towards mature hepatocyte-like cells. The protocol uses growth factor cocktails that play a role in liver embryonic development, and directs the cells stepwisethrough primitive streak, mesendoderm, definitive endoderm, and finallyto hepatocyte-like cells. Tgf&#61538; members play an important role indirect...

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Characterization of slope failures in lakes as a tool for quantitative paleoseismology in South-Central Chile Historic

Ghent University

This project will generate quantitative paleo-earthquake information for South-Central Chile. We reconstruct the temporal evolution of slope stability of sedimentary sequences in several Chilean lakes. This allows us to reveal the strength of paleo-earthquake shaking which made these sequences collapse. For this, a bathymetric and geotechnical study is executed in collaboration with ETH Zürich and MARUM Bremen.

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Characterization of specific signally pathways activated in humane chondrocytes by artrose. Analysis of biological effects of gentherapy on the phenotype of OA cartilage Historic

Ghent University

With the help of proteome analysis, the chondrocytes of OA affected cartilage tissue of patients will be compared with the healthy parts of the cartilage tissue of the same patient and the cartilage tissue of healthy control subjects. Characterization of specific signally pathways activated in humane chondrocytes by artrose. Analysis of biological effects of gentherapy on the phenotype of OA cartilage.

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Characterization of Staphylococcus aureus primase DnaG, a potential antibacterial target.

KU Leuven

The increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics is a major health issue. Infections caused by (multi) drug resistant pathogens continue tocause serious morbidity and mortality. Many of these bacterial infections are caused by methicillin-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus (S.aureus) (MRSA). Despite the major impact on public health only a few new antibiotics have been developed in recent years. In this project we will therefore evaluate DnaG, the primase from S. aureus, as a pote...

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Characterization of structure-function relations in cytochromes b561, new players in vitamin C metabolism of plants and animals. Historic

University of Antwerp

Despite the essential role of vitamin C in the protection of plants and animals against threatening environmental conditions, important aspects of vitamin C metabolism remain unknown. This project aims at the characterization of a poorly characterized group of proteins that play a role in vitamin C maintenance and in oxidative stress defense responses.

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Characterization of the ACR4-AUR1/2-PP2A phosphorylation module in root growth

Ghent University

This research aims to investigate the role of the ACR4-AUR1/2-PP2A signaling module in regulating cell division plane orientation and asymmetric cell division in the root and consequently root growth. Specifically, we will characterize the unexplored role of this module in root development on the level of protein-protein interactions, changes in the downstream phosphoproteome, and identification of synthetic molecules that interfere with ACR4?AUR1/2?PP2A interaction/signaling.

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Characterization of the action of biological toxins on K+ channels. Historic

University of Antwerp

This project aims to characterize the biological targets of toxins isolated from biological venoms. The voltage dependent K+ channels are considered as important candidates. Also the binding site will be characterized by mutagenesis of the channel and by alterations of the peptide toxins.

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Characterization of the acute and chronic phase of tubulointerstitial fibrosis after renal ischemia reperfusion injury as new strategy in prevention, diagnosis and treatment Historic

University of Antwerp

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), characterized by a progressive loss of renal function, is a major public health problem and generally progresses to chronic and end stage renal disease, requiring dialysis and/or transplantation. Although the initial causes of CKD are either unknown or extreme diverse, all events converge in a single cell biological process: fibrosis. The present research project aims to study both the acute (reversible) and chronic phase in the onset of tubulointerstitial fibros...

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Characterization of the ARF7/ARF19 mediated signal cascade regulating root hair growth.

University of Antwerp

Two kinases and one kinase-interacting protein were identified using 2 microarray datasets of root hair mutants coupled to a comprehensive reverse genetics approach. The project aims to reveal how they are regulated by auxin and how they regulate tip-growth in root hairs. This can be summaried by the following objectives: 1) The genes are auxin-regulated in an auxin response factor-dependent manner (ARF7/ARF19). Chromatin ImmunoPrecipitation (ChIP) followed by gene-specific PCRs will reveal w...

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Characterization of the effects of the US3 protein of alphaherpesviruses on the cytoskeleton and viral spread in order to identify new antiviral strategies Recently ended

Ghent University

The US3 protein kinase of alphaherpesviruses induces rearrangements of the actin cytoskeleton that promote viral spread. The aim of the project is to identify cellular proteins that are crucial in initiating or exerting the US3-induced changes in the actin cytoskeleton, thereby representing potential novel targets in the development of antiviral strategies.

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Characterization of the facies and diagenetic variation in microbial and coquinas reservoirs located in the pre-salt Campos Basin, Brazil Recently ended

KU Leuven

In recent years, important discoveries of huge volumes of oil were performed in carbonate reservoirs in the Santos basin pre-salt offshore Brazil. The microbial and coquinas carbonate rocks that forming these reservoirs are extremely heterogeneous and exhibit a wide range of facies and intensity of diagenesis (early and late). These effects result in large variations in the quality of the reservoir (porosity and permeability), as well as their vertical and lateral continuity. Thus, all these ...

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Characterization of the fatigue behaviour of fibre-reinforced plastics through accelerated fatigue tests of composite beams and plates with electromagnetic shakers Recently ended

Ghent University

In recent years, the interest for fatigue testing of fibre-reinforced plastics has strongly increased, because composite materials are used more and more in structural load-carrying components. In such components, fatigue life time is much more an issue than in secondary, non-critical components. On the other hand, lab-scale fatigue tests show a lot of limitations and it takes a very long time to characterize the fatigue behaviour of one single type of compotiste material. In this project the...

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Characterization of the fatigue behaviour of fibre-reinforced plastics through accelerated fatigue tests of composite beams and plates with electromagnetic shakers Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Increasing oil prices have intensified the trend to use composite materials more and more in the so-called primary components of cars and in aerospace applications. As a consequence the fatigue behaviour of composites becomes an issue again. During the last few decades, the problem of fatigue of fibre-reinforced plastics was partially avoided because the application of composites was mainly limited to so-called secondary components and the maximum strain in composite components was arbitraril...

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Characterization of the function of biological toxins on K+ canals. Historic

University of Antwerp

Characterization of the function of biological toxins on K+ canals.

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Characterization of the genetic defects and molecular pathways invovled in heritable connective tissue disorders and cancer

Ghent University

The general goal of this proposal is (i) to gain a full understanding of the function of selected genes involved in connective tissue diseases and some forms of cancer, both in humans and in animal models, (ii) to study the gnetic basis underlying the phenotypic variation observed in these diseases and (iii) to develop and test new therapeutic strategies for these and related common disorders based on direct targeting of specific cellular pathways.

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Characterization of the hygric properties of building materials via dynamic methods and inverse modelling.

KU Leuven

Moisture transfer in building materials is a major determinant for the durability and sustainability of built structures and for the achievement of a healthy and comfortable indoor environment. To reliable quantify moisture transfer via numerical simulation, the moisture storage and moisture transport properties of building materials are required. Currently, these properties are, however, not defined for the full moisture range. In the mid-saturation range, knowledge on the hygric properties ...

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Characterization of the in vivo generated hepatic progeny from adult human skin-derived precursor cells and evaluation of their potential use for in vitro safety screening of pharmaceuticals and liver disease.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Hepatocytes in the liver represent the central place where pharmaceuticals are biotransformed. They are as such highly susceptible to toxicity leading to so-called Drug Induced Liver Injury (DILI). Currently, DILI is a major cause for drug attrition, demonstrating that the available models for assessing liver toxicity are not performing adequately. Hence, the pharmaceutical industry urgently needs novel, preferably in vitro test systems that are more suitable to predict adverse liver response...

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Characterization of the in vivo role of MALT1 protease activity in inflammation and immunity Historic

Ghent University

Inappropriate immune activation can lead to inflammation and autoimmune diseases. MALT1 is an intracellular protease that plays a key role in antigen receptor induced signaling in lymphocytes. However, the physiological role of MALT1 in disease development is still largely unknown. The objective of this project is to tackle this by use of genetically modified mouse models.

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Characterization of the in vivo role of MALT1 proteolytic activity in inflammation and immunity Historic

Ghent University

Lymphocyte activation plays a critical role in immune responses and a defect results in severe immune deficiencies/lymphoma. The paracaspase MALT1 is of special interest, although the mechanism by which MALT1 triggers NF-kB activation is still largely unclear. The aim of this project is to study, by using newly generated mouse models, (1) MALT1 inactive and (2) MALT1 resistant A20, and also analyze the effect of MALT1 peptide inhibitors.

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CHARACTERIZATION OF THE MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF PLANT GROWTH REGULATION BY JASMONATE OXYLIPINS IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA Recently ended

Ghent University

Stress and growth responses are modulated by signal transduction mechanisms that seem universally employed by different phytohormones and involve pleiotropic and specific proteins. In this project we will functionally characterise two novel proteins that have been isolated in an ?interactomics? screen and are potentially involved in the jasmonate signalling cascades that steer plant growth and defence.

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Characterization of the molecular pathways and their triggers underlying vascular calcification in chronic kidney disease and diabetes.

University of Antwerp

In this project, the cell biological changes will be compared in calcified arteries from CKD patients and diabetics. To have a better insight into the molecular mechanisms underlying calcification in the arterial media and define the specific stimuli that regulate this process, the differential effects of inflammation versus phosphate on the transdifferentiation of medial smooth muscle cells will be investigated.

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Characterization of the morphological, ecophysiological, cell physiological and molecular response of Baobab (Adansonia digi L.) to drought stress. Historic

University of Antwerp

The African baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) is a multipurpose, widely-used tree species with medicinal properties, numerous food uses, and bark fibres used for a variety of applications. In this way, the tree is playing an essential role in the rural communities of Western Africa as a supplement of the local diet, a buffer against crop failures and a support of the local economy. Although baobab is being used by millions of people on a daily basis, the species has not yet been given the right ...

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Characterization of the morphological, ecophysiological, cell physiological and molecular response of Baobab (Adansonia digi L.) to drought stress. Historic

University of Antwerp

The African baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) is a multipurpose, widely-used tree species with medicinal properties, numerous food uses, and bark fibres used for a variety of applications. In this way, the tree is playing an essential role in the rural communities of Western Africa as a supplement of the local diet, a buffer against crop failures and a support of the local economy. Although baobab is being used by millions of people on a daily basis, the species has not yet been given the right ...

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Characterization of the Neurogenin 3 target gene Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Characterization of the Neurogenin 3 target gene

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Characterization of the p53 network and exploration of p53-dependent and p53-independent molecular therapy in neuroblastoma Historic

Ghent University

Neuroblastoma is the most common extra-cranial childhood cancer and less than 2% of the tumors harbor a mutation in p53 at diagnosis. The study of p53 and understanding its signaling network is of paramount importance to design strategies for therapeutic intervention for this aggressive cancer. We are probing p53 pathway and aiming to identify possible p53-dependent and p53-independent molecular targeted therapy in neuroblastoma.

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Characterization of the physiological role of the NF-kB and IFN regulatory proteins A20 and DUBA by genetic modification in the mouse. Historic

Ghent University

A20 and DUBA are two proteins that negatively regulate immune responses, but the physiological role of these proteins in specific tissues or cell types is largely unknown. In this project we aim to study the function of A20 and DUBA via the generation and characterization of cell type specific conditional knockout mice.

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Characterization of the physiological substrates of the hepatitis C virus NS3-4A protease and proteome analysis of the influence of NS3 inhibitors on the host cell Historic

Ghent University

This project aims at characterizing the physiological substrates of the HCV NS3-4A protease using novel proteome analytical techniques. Such studies will be done both in vitro and in vivo. Possibly, this might lead to the discovery of specific biomarkers of HCV infection. In parallel, unwanted side-effects of current NS3 inhibitors will be analyzed by proteomics.

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Characterization of the recently identified gene underlying the osteopetrotic "Incisors Absent" ratmodel. Historic

University of Antwerp

This project aims the characterization of a gene we recently identified causing disturbed bone resorption in the osteopetrotic "incisors absent" rat. Functional characterization as well as the evaluation of its role in human bone homeostasis is aimed. The data generated might become a basis for further studies towards therapeutic applications for the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis.

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Characterization of the regulated secretory pathway in neurons of a mouse model for autism.

KU Leuven

Autism is a severe neurodevelopmental disorder. It belongs to a group of pervasive developmental disorders with a prevalence of 0,7%. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed purely on clinical grounds by impairment in social interactions and communication and repetitive, stereotyped patterns of behaviour and interests. Twin and family studies indicate a strong genetic contribution to the aetiology of autism, although environmental causes are not excluded. Recently we have identified a novel c...

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Characterization of the risk increasing effect of progranulin missense mutations: generation of a Grn knock-in mouse model. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Dementia is a severe neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system that is characterized by a progressive decline in cognitive functioning of the patient. Currently there are approximately 30 million dementia patients and, without an effective therapy it is estimated this number will double over the next 20 years. Alzheimer disease (AD) represents the most frequent cause of dementia (50 - 70 % of dementia patients), especially among the elderly. In young patients (onset of disease...

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Characterization of the risk increasing effect of progranulin missense mutations using in vitro cell models Historic

University of Antwerp

Progranulin (GRN) null mutations were identified as a cause of frontotemporal lobar degeneration. In addition to null mutation, missense mutations were observed. However, the contribution of these latter to the risk of neurodegeneration remains unclear. We will generate in vitro cell models that will distinguish polymorphisms from pathogenic mutations. This model will have important implications towards DNA diagnostics.

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Characterization of the role of MALT1 paracaspase in antiviral immunity Historic

Ghent University

MALT1 is an intracellular protease that has so far mainly been studied in the context of antigen induced signaling in lymphocytes. In this project we aim to study the role of MALT1 in innate immunity against viral infection. We will concentrate on the role of MALT1 in antiviral signaling in response to specific pathogen recognition receptors.

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Characterization of the role of the cystine/glutamate aniporter or system xc and other glial glutamate transporters in multiple sclerosis: possible link with B2-adregenic receptor dysfunction. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Within this project we investigate the involvement of glutamate transporters, and more particular the cystine/glutamate antiporter or system xc-, in the pathology of multiple sclerosis.

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Characterization of the self-healing phenomenon in cementitious materials

Ghent University

Abstract (max. 60 woorden): The goal of this thesis is to obtain a better understanding of the self-healing phenomenon making the link between different scales from microscopic scale to real size small beams. This project aims at providing answers to fundamental modelling questions. A first hydro-chemo-mechanical model is developed to simulate autogenous healing by further hydration. New environmental healing conditions are developed to increase and accelerate natural healing efficiency by ca...

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Characterization of the target gene Neurogenin 3 Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Characterization of the target gene Neurogenin 3

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Characterization of the unique molecular network that controls T cell development.

Ghent University

T-lymphocytes are derived from hematopoietic stem cells and their differentiation depends on the integration of multiple transcriptional regulators such as GATA3, TCF1, BCL11B and Notch signaling. The kinetics and expression levels of these factors are critical for T-cell development. In this project, we wish to investigate how these factors interact to modulate downstream gene expression during normal human T-cell development.

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Characterization of toxicity and grouping of chemicals based on toxinogenomics in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and in Daphnia magna. Historic

University of Antwerp

This project represents a research agreement between the UA and on the onther hand IWT. UA provides IWT research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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Characterization of toxicity and grouping of chemicals based on toxinogenomics in Daphnia magna. Historic

University of Antwerp

Characterization of toxicity and grouping of chemicals based on toxinogenomics in Daphnia magna.

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Characterization of toxicological effects on the energy metabolism after exposure to endocrine disrupting compounds. Historic

University of Antwerp

In the present project we will investigate if endocrine disrupting chemicals are able to disrupt pancreas, liver and adipose tissue function; if they could alter insulin, glucagon and leptin levels; and if they could induce molecular mechanisms related to metabolic diseases such as diabetes, obesity and/or cardiovascular disorders. A limited list of endocrine disrupting chemicals, all known as environmental pollutants, will be studied. With this project we will attempt to show that some of th...

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Characterization of toxicological effects on the energy metabolism after exposure to endocrine disrupting compounds. Historic

University of Antwerp

In the present project we will investigate if endocrine disrupting chemicals are able to disrupt pancreas, liver and adipose tissue function; if they could alter insulin, glucagon and leptin levels; and if they could induce molecular mechanisms related to metabolic diseases such as diabetes, obesity and/or cardiovascular disorders. A limited list of endocrine disrupting chemicals, all known as environmental pollutants, will be studied. With this project we will attempt to show that some of th...

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Characterization of wear resistant nitrided layers on moulds. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This project aims at (1)characterizing the nitriding processes, including pre and post treatments, for the production of wear resistant layers for the protection of moulds used in the extrusion of aluminium profiles, and (2) studying the influence of the layers on the surface quality of the extruded profiles. The layers are produced in the installations of Corus Duffel, both on small test samples and on moulds. Moreover, a benchmarking is performed against the nitriding processes used in oth...

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Characterizing a rupture-prone mouse model of aortic aneurysm: the road to post-mortem validation of AAA rupture risk predicted by biomechanical computational models

Ghent University

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a local dilatation of the aorta that can lead to sudden death when it ruptures. Patients are currently operated when the aneurysmatic diameter exceeds 5.5 cm. In this project, we want to investigate whether numerical techniques can characterize and predict the actual rupture incidence and location in a novel, rupture-prone mouse model of the disease.

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Characterizing genes and molecular mechanisms involved in frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) using an integrated approach of molecular genetics and functional genomics. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

In this project, we will apply an integrated approach of molecular genetic and functional genomic strategies to identify novel genes causing FTLD, modifying one's risk to develop FTLD, and/or altering clinical expression of the disease. Further, we will identify functional pathways and cellular processes that are affected in FTLD. Studies of the function and dysfunction of FTLD genes and pathways will greatly expand our knowledge of neurodegenerative disease mechanisms.

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Characterizing host-pathogen interactions and biofilm formation in patients developing pneumonia on assisted ventilation.

University of Antwerp

Our study proposes to firstly identify early predictors of pneumonia and secondly, utilize both human samples and rodent models to investigate distinct host-pathogen signatures during colonization and development of VAP by two marker organisms, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli that not only show diverse pathogenetic profiles but are also most important for VAP etiology.

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Characterizing the effects of inhaled particulate matter on airways: an overall study design from atmosphere to alveoli. Historic

University of Antwerp

Characterizing the effects of inhaled particulate matter on airways: an overall study design from atmosphere to alveoli.

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Characterizing the effects of inhaled particulate matter on airways: an overall study design from atmosphere to alveoli. Historic

University of Antwerp

Characterizing the effects of inhaled particulate matter on airways: an overall study design from atmosphere to alveoli.

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Characterizing the effects of inhaled particulate matter on airways: an overall study design from atmosphere to alveoli. Historic

University of Antwerp

Characterizing the effects of inhaled particulate matter on airways: an overall study design from atmosphere to alveoli.

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Characterizing the effects of inhaled particulate matter on airways: an overall study design from atmosphere to alveoli. Historic

University of Antwerp

Characterizing the effects of inhaled particulate matter on airways: an overall study design from atmosphere to alveoli.

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Characterizing the naso-oro-pharyngeal microbiome and resistome in the European population. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The present study aims to combine culture-independent high-resolution sequencing techniques with functional screens to fully characterize the human naso-oro-pharyngeal microbiome and study variations in the antibiotic resistance reservoir in geographically diverse European populations.

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Characterizing urban morphology and land use based on high resolution remote sensing Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The goal of this project is to develop new approaches to characterize and describe different types of urban morphology based on high resolution remote sensing data that provide information on the two and three dimensional structure of urban areas. Information on urban land cover will be derived from optical remote sensing data (type Ikonos, Quickbird). Information on the 3D-structure of the urban environment will be obtained through stereoscopic analysis of high-resolution image data or by ma...

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Charactersiation of the local loop to allow advanced internet access Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Now that ADSL is a mature technology for high speed data communication and VDSL will soon be commercially available, operators evaluate different deployment scenarios for these services. The following questions arise: what is the overall quality of my network for these new services? How many people can be reached? What is the quality of the service? Is there a need to modify the cable plant? To get an idea, many operators have started field trials to investigate the possibilities. However, t...

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Charaterisation of the impurity profile of drug substances: a combined chromatographic on chemometric approach. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The characterisation of impurities in a new drug substance is important because of the protection of the patient against unwanted side effects. All substances that occur as impurities in a pharmaceutical substance with a concentration of more than 0,1 or 0,05% must be characterized. This concerns substances that orginate during synthesis, purification or storage. In the early stages of the investigation of a new drug substance, one does not know the impurities. the project aims at developing ...

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Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathies: from genes to protein networks and disease mechanisms. Historic

University of Antwerp

This project aims to apply novel molecular approaches to model Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) mutations, validate gene function and the interaction networks.

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Charge carrier dynamics in luminescent materials

Ghent University

In this project we focus on luminescent materials: these emit light, which is not caused by heat and are used in light emitting diodes, displays,... They will be studied with advanced experimental techniques using powerful x-ray sources (EXAFS, XANES). The aim is to improve our understanding of a number of phenomena in these compounds such as: thermal quenching, anomalous emission, persistent luminescence,?

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Charged defects at interfaces of semiconductors with nanoscale insulators.

KU Leuven

An experimental study, based on combined spectroscopy of internal electron photoemission, charge trapping, and defect spectroscopy, will be carried out with the intention to address interfaces of Si as well as high-mobility semiconductors (Ge, InGaAs, InP) with high-permittivity oxide insulators (Al2O3, ZrO2, HfO2) prospected for the future generations of nano-electronic devices. Results from electrical analysis will be correlated with the data delivered by atomic-sensitive techniques such as...

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Charge density studies on novel organometallic semiconductors and extension of a theoretical pseudoatom database. Historic

University of Antwerp

The aim of this project is to acquire knowledge of and experience in the use of experimental charge density methods in the field of structural chemistry through original research.

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Charge exchange spectroscopy diagnostic physicist at the JET facility in Culham, UK Historic

Ghent University

The project consists of the development and exploitation of the charge exchange spectroscopy diagnostic at JET, the world?s largest tokamak for studying controlled thermonuclear fusion. The diagnostic measures the temperature and rotation velocity of fully ionised impurity ions in the plasma, important parameters to realise the high temperatures and confinement times that are required for the nuclear fusion reactions.

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Charge transfer in semiconducting polymer / CVD diamond heterostructures Historic

Universiteit Hasselt

The general objective of this project proposal is the study of the formation and the characterisation of organic materials/diamond heterostructures. Besides the fundamental interest in investigating different aspects of this new class of material systems, such structures can play an important role in future photovoltaic applications, photoelectrochemistry, etc. The key issues of the project are the deposition of new conjugated polymers and short change organic molecules, tailored for attachme...

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Charge transfer in semiconducting polymer / CVD diamond heterostructures. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The general objective of this project is the study of the formation and the characterisation of organic materials/diamond heterostructures. Besides the fundamental interest in investigating different aspects of this new class of material systems, such structures can play an important role in future photovoltaic applications, photoelectrochemistry, etc. The key issues of the project are the deposition of new conjugated polymers and short change organic molecules, tailored for attachment to dif...

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Charge transfer in semiconducting polymer / CVD diamond heterostructures Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This project is related to the fundamental study of solar energy conversion using novel self-assembled monolayers of organic molecules and their interfaces to inorganic surfaces. Specifically, the project involves two materials that receive significant attention these days: electro-active organic molecules and CVD diamond. By the formation of novel organic/inorganic systems, more specifically polymer/diamond heterostructures, this project envisages the fundamental study of charge transfer mec...

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Charles Taylor: From secularization to a post-secular religion Recently ended

KU Leuven

This thesis will be a critical study of Charles Taylor's view on secularization and the future of religion. In his most recent book, A Secular Age, Taylor develops a new view on the development of the West and the rise of a secular culture. reacting against former secularization theories (such as those of Löwith, Blumenberg, or Gauchet) he develops his own Reform Master Narrative emphasizing mainly the moral dimension of the whole development and not only the intellectual one (as in Löwith, B...

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Checkpack: Integrated optical sensors in food packaging to simultaneously detect early-spoilage and check package integrity

Ghent University

The aim of this research project is the development of an optical sensor in packaging films which on the one hand detects spoilage of food products, packaged under modified atmosphere. It also measures on the other hand the amount of CO2, present in those packages.

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Chemical analysis and speciation modeling of lead solubility under ecotoxicity testing relevant exposure scenarios Historic

University of Antwerp

Develop and evaluate a methodology to predict dissolved lead concentrations as function of the chemical composition of the exposure solution under ecotox~cityte stlng relevant conditions. For this purposes the solubility of lead will be measured under a broad range of relevant conditions and total lead concentrations.

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Chemical analysis of organic pollutants in serum and urine in the framework of the Centre for Environment and Health.

University of Antwerp

This project represents a formal service agreement between UA and on the other hand VUB. UA provides VUB research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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Chemical and biological characterisation of ambient air coarse, fine, and ultrafine particles for human health risk assessment in Europe (PAMCHAR). Historic

University of Antwerp

Participation in the physicochemical characterisation of ambient air PM in WP2 by conducting ED-XRF analyses of total elemental content in reference PM samples.

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Chemical and biological investigations of Vietnamese herbal medicines from the Euphorbiaceae family to develop high-value healthcare materials and their quality control Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The project will have the following objectives : 1) to find natural compounds or extracts from Euphorbiaceae plants used in Vietnam as herbal medicine with interesting biological activities to contribute as new material for the pharmaceutical or food industries, e.g. as food material, functional food, nutraceuticals, ... 2) to survey medicinal plants from the Euphorbiaceae family used in traditional medicine in Vietnam. The study will focus mainly on Phyllanthus, but also on Mallotus specie...

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Chemical and lipase catalyzed interesterification of vegetable oils Historic

Ghent University

Vegetable oils are modified by hydrogenation, fractionation and interesterification. Interesterification can be easily and economically performed and is often applied using basic catalysis. However, the use of chemical reagents can lead to chemical transformation. The use of lipase will eliminate these side-reactions.

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Chemical and lipase catalyzed interesterification of vegetable oils Historic

Ghent University

Vegetable oils are modified by hydrogenation, fractionation and interesterification. Interesterification can be easily and economically performed and is often applied using basic catalysis. However, the use of chemical reagents can lead to chemical transformation. The use of lipase will eliminate these side-reactions.

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Chemical and structural characterisation of the individual welding aerosol particles using the combination of EPMA and micro-Raman techniques. Historic

University of Antwerp

To optimise the effective trapping of welding particles, their chemical composition and morphology need to be determined. Electron Probe X-Ray Microanalysis (EPMA) has been used successfully to characterize individual aerosol particles in an automated way, and can give detailed information about their elemental composition, size distribution and morphology. The application of µ-Raman Spectrometry in conjunction with the EPMA/EDX creates the possibility to further characterize the particles as...

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Chemical characterisation of fine particles - Levoglucosan analyses 2010. Historic

University of Antwerp

This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand VMM. UA provides VMM research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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Chemical characterisation of individual fine particulate matter with respect to their health impact. (NOVAKOVIC., Servië) Historic

University of Antwerp

The main goal of this research project was to investigate the composition of size segregated airborne particles with respect to the health risk attributable to particulate matter (PM) air pollution in the urban, suburban and rural region. This study is directly related to the current projects carried out by the host unit: "Health effects of particulate matter in relation to physical-chemical characteristics and meteorology (PARHEALTH)" in cooperation with partners from KULeuven, UGent, ULBrus...

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Chemical characterisation of nanostructured materials. Historic

University of Antwerp

The project aims at the development and application of advanced methods for the local chemical analysis of tailored surfaces. To obtain molecular information on the surface components, high mass resolution laser microprobe mass spectrometry (MS) and static secondary ion MS are used. Plasma modelling is applied to elucidate the fundamental processes in the plasma deposition of thin films and during plasma polymerisation.

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Chemical characterization of particulate matter - EC/OC analysis 2010. Historic

University of Antwerp

This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand VMM. UA provides VMM research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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Chemical genetics for the study of root development Historic

Ghent University

Recently, 10.000 small molecules were tested on their potential regeneration-inducing capacity on plant roots. A small group of selected proteins were identified that most likely interact with proteins that are crucial for the formation of new roots in the plant. This project proposal aims at the identification of these target proteins using a novel yeast-3-hybrid strategy.

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Chemical Manufacturing Methods for the 21st Century Pharmaceuticals Industries (CHEM21).

University of Antwerp

CHEM21 is a project that will develop a broad based portfolio of sustainable technologies for green chemical intermediate manufacture aimed at the pharmaceutical industry. Initially working with the EFPIA members the collaborators of CHEM21 will analyse a number of projects that are in development to decide which the priorities are for technology development.

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Chemical optimalization of monomer/polymer gel dosimetry for the preclinical verification of high-precision radiotherapy Historic

Ghent University

Gel dosimetry is promising for 3D verification of radiotherapy. Monomer molecules captured in a gel matrix polymerize during irradiation. A MR-scanner allows reconstructing the dose distribution in the gel. The polymer gels still have some instability. Structure analysis and computer simulations of the reactions can help to find the cause, leading to a more optimal recipe for the gel. We will use static light scattering and NMR diffusion measurements.

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Chemical, physical and optical characterization, mass balance and sources of the fine aërosol in Europe. Historic

Ghent University

Novel collection and analysis methods will be developed, validated and implemented for the study of the fine aërosol in Europe. The chemical mass balance will be examined and the source categories of the major fine aërosol components will be evaluated. Comprehensive research will be performed of the chemical, physical and optical aërosol characteristics, and the impact of aerosols on climate.

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Chemical (pyrolytic) and mechanical recycling of plastics and composites. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

In this proposal chemical (pyrolytic) and mechanical (compatibilizing) methods are tested for recycling plastics, especially mixtures and composites that cannot be reprocessed by simpler methods. The project is structured accordind to a number of tasks, each of wich is tackled by a partner with previous experience in the field and aided by the entire team.

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Chemical quality of polysulphated polysaccharides for therapeutic use Historic

Ghent University

Studies to determine the chemical quality of novel sulphated polysaccharides for therapeutic use in in bone/joint disease.

Project

Chemical reactivity Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Chemical reactivity from an ab initio molecular dynamics and Density Functional Theory perspective: methodologic aspects and applications in organic- , anorganic- and biochemistry.

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Chemical reactivity from an ab initio molecular dynamics and Density Functional Perspective : Methodological Aspects and Applications in Organic, Inorganic and Biochemistry Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

4.3. Outline of the project The main project objective is to combine the research areas of conceptual DFT and ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) since it can be anticipated that such a combined approach will have an important advantage and added value in the complex study of chemical reactivity. This approach will consist of a methodological part on one hand and applications in organic, inorganic and biochemistry on the other hand. 4.3.1. METHODOLOGICAL ASPECTS Objective 1 : Sampling of the ...

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Chemical stabilisation of natural geomaterials for construction and industrial applications. (Jordan) Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Aim of the project is to set up a research community in the University of Jordan around material characterisation. The centre will do research, training (university, industry, authorities) and will be self supporting in the future. The malor aim is to fulfill the needs of the Jordanian community.

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Chemical synthesis of nano(hetero)structured metal oxides with remarkable physical properties Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

State-of-the-art nanosized oxide materials with remarkable physical (e.g. a layered structure or a structural phase transition) and electronic (e.g. correlated electron effects) properties have currently drawn a lot of attention. Correlated electron effects, such as the Mott metal to insulator transition (MIT), struggle with limited understanding. The Mott transition takes place in materials (e.g. metal oxides such as those from the vanadium oxide or manganite family) where band theory predic...

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Chemical synthesis routes towards 3-dimensional metal oxide nano-architectures for energy generation and storage

Universiteit Hasselt

The current project develops innovative routes for the synthesis of new materials systems with controlled nanoarchitectures in three dimensions. The multimetal oxides and phosphates selected here, have been recognized to show strong potential for improved electrochemical energy storage and generation in the most recent scientific literature. The project addresses three challenges: the synthesis of phase pure new material compositions, the formation of complex shaped powder materials and 3D or...

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Chemical water quality assessment of the Kleine and Grote Nete river-basins, on behalf of management and protection of fish-stocks. Historic

University of Antwerp

From January 2003 until January 2004, 28 physico-chemical parameters will be analysed on 78 sample-sites distributed over de the Kleine and the Grote Nete river-basins. According to the seasons, four samples per year will be taken at each site. The results will be discussed and presented as an advice on to the fish-restocking program.

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Chemisorption reaction mechanisms for ruthenium atomic layer deposition (ALD)

KU Leuven

Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) has become an important thin film deposition technique for nanotechnology applications. ALD uses a cyclic processof self-limiting chemisorption reactions (of the so-called precursors) to build the film atomic layer by layer. As such, nanometer thin films of high quality may be obtained on flat as well as on shaped substrates. Many compounds have been deposited by ALD, mainly metal oxides and nitrides. ALD of Ruthenium (Ru) is required for future nano-electronic d...

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Chemo-epitaxial directed self-assembly of cylindrical phase block-copolymers for contact hole and via patterning

KU Leuven

Patterning of features in semi-conductor manufacturing relies on photolithography techniques. The rapid improvement in performance and decreasein cost/power per transistor over the past decades has been possible due to the continuous shrinking of feature sizes. This shrinking has been achievable because of advances in photolithography techniques. However, due to physical limits of these top-down patterning methods, photolithography has become increasingly expensive as we try to work around it...

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Chemokines and chemokine receptors. Historic

University of Antwerp

Chemokines and chemokine receptors.

Project

Chemometric analysis of fast liquid chromatographic data obtained on monolithic silica columns Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Since the introduction of monolithic silica columns on the market, there is an increasing amount of information available about the performance of these columns, their stability and many other column characteristics. At the start of this research project, there were only few publications on this subject and therefore there was need for research in this field of chromatography. Since monolithic columns allow faster separations than conventional silica columns, we were interested to know wheth...

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Chemometrics. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The research group chemometrics comprises scientists of different universities, who do chemometric reserach or use the results of such research.

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Chemometrics and metabolite profiles for the prospective study and quality control of plants of pharmaceutical interest: bringing this untapped approach into the field

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Most of the currently available drugs are either natural, as phytomedicines, or were inspired in products obtained from natural sources. In fact, it is estimated that half of the drugs approved and released for use were based on natural products. For this reason, modern approaches that might enhance the success of studies for the discovery of new bioactive compounds, as well as new methods that improve the quality assurance of marketed herbal products are of great interest. In this sense, ...

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Chemometrics and qualimetrics in pharmacy and fine chemistry. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The project aims to the development of chemometric and qualimetric techniques which will be applied to some important problems of analytical and synthetic chemistry.

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Chemometrics in separation techniques : method development and -optimisation; extraction of information Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

In the pharmaceutical and biomedicao analysis one observes the tendency to develop miniaturized methods on the one hand and fast ones on the other. This project includes research in both areas. The miniaturized techniques used are capillary electrophoresis (CE) and capillary electrochromatography (CEC). Our research in this domain is mainly focussed on the development strategies that allow a fast screening for the enantioselectivity of chiral molecules. Where earlier screening strategies,...

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Chemometric study for analysis of data taken from an ATOFINA process concerning the preparation of styrene-butadiene copolymers by anionic polymerisation. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Chemometric study for analysis of data taken from an ATOFINA process concerning the preparation of styrene-butadiene copolymers by anionic polymerisation.

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Chemo-sensory coding modulated by STDP and Dynamical I/Otransfer function of cortical neurons in vivo.

University of Antwerp

This project represents a research contract awarded by the University of Antwerp. The supervisor provides the Antwerp University research mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions stipulated by the university.

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Chemotherapy during pregnancy: pharmacokinetics and short and long termeffects on the neonate.

KU Leuven

The aim of this investigation is to examine the transplacental transport of chemotherapeutics, the potential differences in kinetics between pregnant and non-pregnant women and the effects of the use of chemotherapeutics during pregnancy on the mother and her child.This study is performed in preclinical models (mouse, baboon), as well as in a clinical study.Transplacental transfer is examined by simultaneous blood samplings in the fetus and the mother at certain time points after intravenous ...

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ChemPro Tools - Development of chemical tools and proteomics methodology for the study fo proteolytic systems.

University of Antwerp

This project represents a research agreement between the UA and on the onther hand IWT. UA provides IWT research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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CHESS : Climate,hydrochemistry and economics of surface water systems Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The CHESS project has as its overall objective to investigate how expected changes in climate will affect the quality of freshwater resources in Europe. To achieve this, a common modelling framework is developed, comprising catchment and river models of water quantity and quality and that incorporates pollution from diffuse sources(e.g. agricultural) and point sources (e.g. industrial and urban effluents). Simulators used in this framework are SWAT (USDA) and Questor (Institute of Hydr...

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Chiefs of police! An analysis of the function of chiefs of the local police in Belgium Historic

Ghent University

This research aims to analyze whether the job description and the respective requirements for chiefs of the local police in Belgium are still adequate for an optimal selection. It concerns a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the legal, real and ideal function profile.

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Child Death Reviews Recently ended

Ghent University

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Child-directed speech and language development: hearing children of different SES backgrounds and deaf children with a cochlear implant. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

In this project we want to test the hypothesis that this relative poverty of the input is already manifest during the prelinguistic and early linguistic stages of language acquisition: particular aspects of the input make the discrimination of sounds more difficult, and make the segmentation of speech into sounds, and words, and phrases much more difficult.

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Child-, parental- en educational factors as indicators for disease behavior at children with reccurente abdominal pain. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Contribution of the child-, parental and education attributes to explain the differences in the level of activity and /or disease behavior at children with reccurente abdominal pain.

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Child poverty, childhood disability and the work-care nexus: Data collection and a first empirical exploration of the social policy package in Flanders

University of Antwerp

The main purpose of this KP-BOF project is to initatiate new empirical research on the link between child poverty and childhood disability. Drawing on administrative data which will be disclosed for the first time, the project aims to conduct a proper overview of the poverty risk of children with disabilities in Belgium and to develop new hypotheses on the impact of social policy on the poverty risk of these children.

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Children and persuasive communication on the Internet.

University of Antwerp

For the past three decades, scientific and public debates have been held on the influence of advertising on children and adolescents. Today, this remains an important subject of scientific research. However, the research conducted so far focuses almost exclusively on mass-media advertising. With children spending increasing amounts of time online, there is a clear need for empirical research on children/teens and their ability to understand the persuasive intent of commercial messages on the ...

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Children and youth affected by armed conflict: where to go from here? Recently ended

Ghent University

Following a successful conference in 2009, a new conference ion the theme of rehabilitation and reintegration processes of children and youth, affected by war and armed conflict will be held. With this conference, we want to reflect on "the way forward", as many evidence already exists, but important gaps in our knowledge and in information sharing still remain. To involve as much as possible researchers, practitioners and policymakers from the most affected regions (Central and Easters Afric...

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Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study

KU Leuven

My doctoral project addresses one of the major challenges of Western European societies, namely the achievement gap between minority and non-minority youth. This study aims at enhancing our understanding of why, on average, minority pupils are less successful in school than majority group youngsters. For this purpose, data from the CILS4EU project - a uniquenbsp;longitudinal and cross-national survey among secondary school students, as well as their parents and teachers -, and the Flemish Leu...

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Children on the run in detention. Historic

University of Antwerp

This research project scrutinizes Belgian asylum law and practice in light of international human and children's rights standards. It focuses on detention and conditions of care with regard to migrant children, and makes recommendations for legislative change.

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Children's acquisition of phonotactic and prosodic knowledge: an empirist, inductive alternative for current nativist, deductive approaches. Historic

University of Antwerp

Optimality Theory (OT) is the central paradigm in current theorizing about phonological acquisition. OT is a deductive model: (a priori) linguistic knowledge is represented in the child's linguistic (grammatical) competence. In this project we explore an empirist, inductive alternative for this approach. An empirist, inductive model is defined as a model in which the mental lexicon is central in acquisition. Linguistic knowledge is collected and stored in the lexicon. The contrast between gra...

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Children s literature in Europe - Cultural diversity in books for young people. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

It is the main aim of this international congress to present recent research on intercultural aspects of European youth literature. Variety, migration, racism and the problems of refugees are dealt with in European youth literature. Youth literature is translated into many languages. Several speakers will comment economical factors and the impact of editors, illustrators and translators. The congres will be combined with an exhibition on Austrian youth literature in exi

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Children's Rights in a globalized world: from principles to practice. Historic

University of Antwerp

This international, interdisciplinary course seeks to insert a children's rights dimension into global development challenges such as poverty, exploitation, migratino and armed conflict. It departs from a traditional implementation perspective by raising critical questions on the empowerment potential of children's rights under conditions of globalisation.

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Children's rights not allowed? Police interrogation of juvenile offenders

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Police interrogations are the starting point of criminal procedures against juvenile offenders. Research conducted in the US suggests that particularly juveniles would be vulnerable for the various manipulative and potentially coercive techniques police uses to get suspects to incriminate themselves. However, and in contrast with research on interrogations of child victims of sexual abuse, empirical research on police interrogation of juvenile offenders remains scarce. In Belgium this seems e...

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Children's Rights Obligations of Non-State Economic Actors.

University of Antwerp

The conception of nation States as the sole subjects of international law has been strongly shaken by challenges brought about by globalization. The emergence of non-State economic actors (NSEAs) such as transnational corporations or international financial institutions (IFIs) with de facto economic and political power is a reality that needs to be reckoned with, both politically and legally. Recent years have seen an ever-growing academic interest in illuminating the human rights obligation...

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Children's use of subtraction by addition. Recently ended

KU Leuven

De voorbije 30 jaar is er heel wat onderzoek gedaan naar de manier waarop hoofdrekenopgaven worden opgelost. Wanneer we focussen op aftrekopgaven, dan kunnen we een onderscheid maken tussen directe aftrekstrategieën, waarbij het kleinste getal rechtstreeks afgetrokken wordt van het grootste (vb. 75 - 43 = . via 75 - 40 = 35 en 35 - 3 = 32), en indirecte optelstrategieën, waarbij bepaald wordt hoeveel er aan het kleinste getal moet worden toegevoegd om het grootste te bereiken (vb. 75 - 43 = ....

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Child soldiers and the EU policy on children and armed conflict. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The project will survey the reasons and practices of recruiting children in armed conflicts today, providing a map of the relevant countries, identifying the worst perpetrators and offering a definition of 'child soldier'.

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Chilling of beef carcasses: optimiation and alternative systems Recently ended

Ghent University

The quality of meat is determined among other factors by the postmortal chilling rate. The objective of this project is to investigate, including the use of simulation models, whether optimization of the existing chilling systems in abattoirs is possible and may improve meat quality. In addition, the potential of novel alternative chilling systems will be explored.

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Chilling of Meat

KU Leuven

Apart from its application in meat preservation, chilling is also employed to maintain uniform color throughout the muscles by reducing the rate of post-mortem changes. The rate of physiological and biochemical changes in the muscles of slaughtered animals depends on the temperature of the carcass. The rate and extent of these changes determine the color quality of meat especially in the internal parts of carcasses.Low temperatures slow the rate of these changes which in turn reduces color in...

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CHILLY : Improved cut edge corrosion protection of painted Al-rich metallic coated steel. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

An important part of the project is the supply of appropriate samples in the beginning of the project and after definition of a draft corrosion mechanism. In order to simplify the search for the corrosion mechanism it is planned to split the work in three successive part: investigation of the active state with continuos wetting, investigation of dry/wet cycles as found in exterior weather conditions and the investigation of the influence of geometric effects.

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China&apos;s rise in the international system: historical predecessors, geo-economic implications and geopolitical consequences Historic

Ghent University

This is an inquiry into China&apos;s rapidly changing position within the international system. Will the power shift to China unfold peacefully and give way to an &apos;Asian Century&apos; with China as the new hegemonic force, or will it engender confontations in which a China frustrated in her ambitions challenges the international system? The hypothesis is that China&apos;s rise can be compared with the rise of Imperial Germany.

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China, Belgium and the Netherlands: Economic opportunities and threats. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The role of China in the world economy evolves rapidly. There is much uncertainty about the effects of the rise of China on the Belgian and Dutch economies. In this study, the effect of the rise of China on specific Belgian and Dutch enterprises and industries will be investigated in depth by collecting unique data that will be analyzed with advanced econometrics.

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China?s Maritime Commerce and Naval Activities in Northeast Asia During the ?Yuan-Ming Rupture? (late 14th century)

Ghent University

The Penglai port (north China) has been used as a strategic commercial and military base for maritime enterprises since ancient times. A comparative analysis of written and archaeological sources will shed new light on China?s maritime policy and the interaction of official (naval) authorities and private commerce in a much understudied geographical space during a period of a fundamental dynastic shift.

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China's Outward Foreign Direct Investment. How can Belgium benefit ? Historic

University of Antwerp

China's Outward Foreign Direct Investment. How can Belgium benefit ?

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Chinese4Business.

KU Leuven

Chinese for business partnerproject.

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Chinese enterprise clusters in our neighbouring countries: analysis and benchmark of the factors underlying the appearance of these clusters. Historic

University of Antwerp

This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand Province of Antwerp. UA provides Province of Antwerp research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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Chinese Legal Thought and Criminal Law: from Tradition to Modernism. Historic

University of Antwerp

Since Chinese legal thought has far-reaching impact on Chinese law practice, the main idea of this project is to survey the influence of Chinese legal thought on current Chinese criminal law and to compare with the western standpoint on human rights in the criminal law field. In order to analyze the phenomena and problems between Chinese modern criminal law in practice and Chinese legal thought, I will concentrate on these issues and compare them with the European Convention on Human Rights. ...

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Chips for Life (C4L).

University of Antwerp

Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are a huge burden in terms of mortality and morbidity worldwide. To improve the management of the bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, the institution of an appropriate antimicrobial therapy as soon as possible has also been shown to be a key element for reducing morbidity and mortality. The aim of our project is to develop a panel of dedicated rapid diagnostic tests to allow the medical staff to link antibiotic prescription on evidence-based diag...

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Chips scale Optical Paramtric oscillators

Ghent University

In this project chip scale optical parametric oscillators are envisioned. The challenge is the devel;opment of OPO?s with a low threshold. Due to the fact that the crossection of silicon waveguides is very small high intensities can be obtained in these silicon waveguides. Nonlinear interactions become possible at low powers in these waveguides. The OPO?s will be fabricated in such silicon photonic waveguides

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Chiral states of bilayer graphene in the presence of Rashba and intrinsic spin-orbit couplings. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The aim of this project is to realize an analytically solvable model by deriving an effective Hamiltonian for the low-energy states of a BLG. We will assume that the system is in teh ballistic regime and will use the famous Landauer-Büttiker formula to study the charge and spin-dependent transport. In order to solve the effective Hamiltonian, at first we will look for an analytic solution. Subsequently, we will switch to find a numerical solution by using methods based on finite-difference...

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ChiRoPing - Developing Versatile and Robust Perception using Sonar Systems that Ingegrate Active Sensing, Morphology and Behaviour. Historic

University of Antwerp

Versatile and robust systems able to respond sensibly to challenges not precisely specified in their design depend on (amongst other competences) effective perception systems able to function in complex and variable conditions. The principal objective of the proposed project is to discover how to engineer such systems, specifically embodied active sonar perception systems which can serve as a complement to vision and facilitate the deployment of robotic systems in situations where vision is i...

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Chiroptera-Inspired Robotic Cephaloid: a Novel Tool for Experiments in Synthetic Biology (CIRCE) Historic

University of Antwerp

The goal of this project is to reproduce, at a functional lever, the echolocation system of bats by constructing a bionic bat head that can then be used to systematically investigate how the world is not just perceived but actively explored by bats. This bionic bat head must be of similar size to a real bat head to reproduce the relevant physics and consist of an emission/reception system capable of generating/processing bat vocalisations in real-time, a multi-degree of freedom mechanical sys...

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Chitinase (3-like) proteins as novel acute kidney injury biomarkers in intensive care patients

Ghent University

Up to 2/3 of human intensive care patients develop acute kidney injury (AKI), which is independently associated with hospital-mortality. In canine patients, AKI is also accociated with a high mortality. Urinary chitinase (3-like) proteins are promising AKI biomarkers in our mouse sepsis model. Their genesis, function and processing in preclinical, as well as their diagnostic value in clinical conditions, are investigated.

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