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Subcontracting between VUB and Hasselt University on the project "update of the rating report 'Women on top'" Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

In 2008 SEIN (along with the UCL) published a report on the presence of women in top positions, commissioned by the Institute for the equality of women and men. Equal representation of women and men in decision-making bodies was still far from being realized. The general conclusion was that women were significantly underrepresented in higher positions. Following the publication of the report was a broader public and social debate in which this situation was denounced. Measures were taken by b...

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Driving under the influence of illicit or psychoactive drugs: detection in blood and oral fluid Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The proposed project aims firstly at detecting the use of illicit and psychoactive drugs while driving by chromatographic determinations of blood and oral fluid samples from traffic surveillance or traffic accidents. Secondly it aims to explain oral fluid screening tests that are false-positive according to the Belgian legislation.

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Comparative biochemical and functional study of the different dipeptidyl peptidases. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

this research project studies proline selective peptidases. It has the following aims : 1. Characterization of inhibitors and selection of potent and specific inhibitors of DPP4 related enzymes DPP8, DPP9 and FAP. 2. Study of the expression of the DPPP mambers in endothelia of different origin and this under normoxia as well as hypoxia. 3. In vitro study of the effect of selective ans not selective inhibition on endothelial cell activation. 4. The in vitro study of the effect of selective and...

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Screen certain samples on cadmium and lead accumulation in kidney, liver and bone. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project represents a formal service agreement between the parties Universiteit Antwerpen and Ministry of Health Sril Lanka. Universiteit Antwerpen provides MOH Sri Lanka research results on "Screen certain samples on cadmium and lead accumulation in kidney, liver and bone" under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

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Record of fees and compensations: judicial DNA-research Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This project represents a formal service agreement between the parties BIOMED (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, 'het Gerecht van Brugge'. BIOMED provides 'het Gerecht van Brugge' research results on the judicial DNA-research under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract. The work covers all states of the month December 2012

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Interpersonal communication training of natural language interaction with autonomous virtual characters (deLearyous). Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The goal of the deLearyous project is to develop an interactive serious 3D-game for training interpersonal communication skills in a professional context, e.g., employer-employee or customer-seller relations. The game allows trainees to interact woth virtual autonomous characters who react in a realistic and expressive way to the input of the trainee. In this way, the trainee can exercise different behavioural patterns and roles in a safe virtual environment. The role of CLiPS in the project ...

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Research agreement concerning 'EUMARR FWO-project : Toward a European Society: Single Market, Binational Marriages, and Social Group Formation in Europe' Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The research institute 'VUB' and the 'Universiteit Groningen - NIDI' have entered into a service-agreement concerning the project' Nederlandse versie van de internetsuvey van het EUMARR project'. The research results can be transferred to the company, there can be a reasonable return in case of commercialisation or there is another kind of agreement on intellectual property, as outlined in the concluded agreement.

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The interaction between plant-associated bacteria and poplar under cadmium stress: effects of inoculation with PGPB (plant growth promoting bacteria) on the proteoomlevel and biomass production as a function of fytoextraction. Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

Fytoextraction, which is the use of plants including plant-associated microorganisms to remove harmful contaminants from soil and water,is often pushed forward as a cost effective environment friendly alternative for the remidiation of soil contaminated with heavy metals and may contribute to the handeling of the major pollution in Belgium. Knowledge and understanding of the metabolic pathways used, can give us a better picture of how plant-associated bacteria, in particular growth stimulatin...

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Preclinical research on the role and mechanism of MDM2 "small molecule" inhibitors combined with conventional chemo- and/or radiotherapy under normoxic conditions. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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DaCoTa: Road Safety Data Collection, Transfer and Analysis Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

Road safety policy should be based on scientific evidence and the European pooling of knowledge is the most efficient way to transform knowledge into policy. DaCoTa aims to provide policy makers with adequate data, information and tools for performing evidence-based policy making. In earlier and current EU projects, a rich variety of data, information and methods has been gathered and will continue to be gathered. It is now time to make this stock of knowledge accessible and directly usable f...

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Local party sections and the local elections of 2012: organization and strategies Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

In October 2012 elections will be organized in all 589 Belgian local municipalities. Replicating a design that we already used in 1994, 2000 and 2006 we will send a questionnaire to all the local sections of all political parties. The questionnaire deals with a variety of themes, like the organization of the local sections, the strategies for the upcoming elections, the list formation, the process of coalition formation in 2006 and the evaluation of the previous term in office or in oppositio...

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Mapping the landscape of consumption: digitalising nineteenth-century 'adresboeken' of Antwerp and Bruges Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The goal of this project resides in securing the necessary funding for a database-structured breakdown of almanacs, and this for three well chosen sample years (1837, 1867 and 1897), and for two differing, but complementary nineteenth-century cities, namely Antwerp and Bruges. Almanac are unique sources, which provide information on the morphological, social and economic functioning of cities not readily found elsewhere. These databases will first be rendered fruitful in the context of my own...

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VIB-Integrative molecular study of the Lewy body brain disorders spectrum. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Lewy body disorders are a group of brain diseases characterized by specific brain lesions, called Lewy bodies. Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's disease with dementia and Lewy body dementia are important players in this disease spectrum that show overlapping clinical features that lead to significant disability and reduction of the quality of life. An accurate differential diagnosis in the early stages of the disease is important for prognosis and treatment, but is hampered by the clinical ove...

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Synthetic diamond films as platform material for novel DNA sensors with electronic detection principles Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This proposal has three major objectives: 1) A thorough characterization of the 'molecular brushes' formed by single -and double stranded DNA fragments covalently attached to CVD-diamond. 2)A study of the electronic structure at the semiconductor-electrolyte interface, its modification by the presence of charged DNA macromolecules, and a possible pinning of the Fermi level due to surface states. 3)Understanding the influence of sensor design on the performance of a label-free, electronic sens...

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Agreement for the payment of the allowance for UOS cofinancing (structural financing of the institution coordination for university development + sensitization initiatives) 2012 of VLIR Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This agreement between VLIR and the University of Hasselt concerns the allowance, the modalities of execution and management of the budget for structural co-financing of the institution co-ordination for academic development cooperation at the University of Hasselt.

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Basic neural mechanisms of trait inferences : the role of time integration Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Research on the neural basic mechanisms on personality traits.

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'Scanning' and wide field microscopy of (bio) organic systems Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

The research community 'scanning' and broadfield microscopy of (bio) organic systems, that in addition to two groups at KULeuven, a group at Ghent University and a group of UHasselt, include seven foreign groups, will develop a state of the art range of microscopy techniques following priorities. 1) Optical microscopy techniques with a resolution below the diffraction limit based on STED (stimulated emission depletion microscopy) and S-PALM (stroboscopic photo assets table localization micros...

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Tracking the biological control on Si mobilisation in upland ecosystems. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

It is well known that anthropogenic land use changes have strongly influenced the occurrence of biota and soil formation over the last millennia. Land use changes can have a strong effect on the export of carbon, nitrogen and weathering products. The poor knowledge of the biological component in silica biogeochemistry challenges our ability to predict the effects of these land use changes on the silica cycle. Current models for silica export to the ocean still consider it constant. This assum...

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Visualising Experiences: An Artistic Research Project on the Perception of Comtemporary Abstract Art. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project is a practice-based research on the use of context in the presentation of abstract work. The focus lies on the question how the mental context and the use of different narratives can influence the experience of the spectator towards the abstract (and empty) painting. Artistically this is an attempt to give social relevance to abstract paintings - and at the same time it is a research on the level of 'autonomy' of abstract work. Toon Leën is a painter and video-artist and combines...

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Preparation of a Biotic Ligand Model (BLM) for the metals cupper and cadmium in marine and estuarine environments by the target species: the European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This study attempt to prepare a BLM for marine and estuarine environments. the aim of this BLM is to provide a model which includes the strong influence of site-specific environmental factors, such as hardness, chemical speciation, pH, temperature and salinity, as well as the strong influence of the physiological characteristics of the organism so that the bioavailability of the metals can be evaluated. Consequently, a possibility may arise of establishing appropriate site-specific water qual...

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Research for new mechanisms of resistance in fluorochinolone resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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The determinants of the liquidity impact of financial analysts’ forecasts – A quantile regression approach Recently ended

Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel

The importance of financial analysts’ role on financial markets has spurred research on how analysts influence informational efficiency of capital markets (Lys and Soh, 1990; Womack, 1996; Barber et al., 2002), on how financial analysts influence the dissemination of information (Lobo and Mahmoud, 1989; Ayers and Freeman, 2003) and on how analysts’ errors can be used as a signal to implement trading strategies (Frankel and Lee, 1998; Hughes et al., 2008). However, little research has focused ...

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Onderzoek naar de performantie van een Nederlandstalig zoeksysteem dat gebruik maakt van de vertaalde MeSH-termen Recently ended

University College Ghent

We leven in een informatie-maatschappij: het internet brengt informatie die voor de vorige generatie wetenschappers nog ontoegankelijk was binnen handbereik van de gewone leek. Het komt er op aan niet te verdrinken in deze informatiepoel, en efficiëntie als norm te stellen. Een van de factoren die een efficiënte zoektocht naar digitale publicaties in de weg kunnen staan, is de taal. Dit onderzoek spitst zich toe op de biomedische sector, waar het Engels de voertaal is. In hoeverre dit de ef...

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On the function of maternal yolk androgens in birds: from early adjustments to post-hatching conditions to long-term effects. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The effects of maternal hormones in birds are thought to represent examples of so-called maternal effects and are thought to have evolved to translate the environmental conditions experienced by the mother into adaptive phenotypic variation of the offspring. Their adaptive significance is therefore likely to depend on the post-hatching conditions, but long-lasting changes in offspring phenotype need to be considered too.

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Compare the relative effectiveness of a magnesium (MG)-based phosphate binder (OSVAREN) with an other phosphate binder on the development of vascular calcifications in a rat model with adenine-induced chronic renal failure (CRF) - Multiple Dose study. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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At the Cradle of the Creative Economy? Following the Fortunes of the Alumni of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp (1846-1866) Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project aspires two crucial databases of the Antwerp population registers of 1846 and 1866, which offer us unique last snapshots of the Antwerp society before the advancing modernisation altered its character forever. Besides the immediate implementations for the promoter's research, these databases on nineteenth-century Antwerp would guarantee a direct impact within the Department of History and the Centre for Urban History as a whole.

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La traducción de la ironía en un corpus literario. Análisis basado en fragmentos de novelas hispano-americanas (siglo XX) y sus traducciones al francés, inglés y neerlandés. Recently ended

University College Ghent

Ironie in vertalingen. Aan de hand van een beperkt (reeds vertaald) corpus wordt nagegaan hoe ironie werd vertaald. Daartoe worden volgende aspecten onderzocht: 1. ironie in literaire werken 2. ironie in vertaling 3. analyse van het corpus.

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Advanced quantitative tomographic image reconstruction. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The aim of the project is to develop advanced techniques for efficient quantitative 3D microwave imaging. We intend to improve the current quality of 3D microwave reconstruction by joining our complementary expertise: electromagnetic forward modeling and inverse microwave reconstruction (INTEC), numerical aspects of nonlinear inverse problems (ETRO/IRIS) and statistical and multiresolution image modeling and image restoration (TELIN/IPI). Although the emphasis is on the algorithms and concept...

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Genetic stability in human embryonic stem cells (hESC): genes involved in the hESC phenotype and comparison with induced pluripotent cells Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Introduction We have derived human embryonic stem cell lines (HESC) from embryos surplus to IVF treatment or embryos shown to be affected after preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) since 2002. This project is a collaboration between the Centres for Reproductive Medicine and Medical Genetics of the UZ Brussel (University Hospital Brussels) and the Department of Embryology and Genetics of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).

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A structural and functional study of new microbial and nematode globins. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This is a fundamental research project financed by the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO). The project was subsidized after selection by the FWO-expert panel.

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Bacterial leaf symbiosis in tropical Rubiaceae: origin, (co-)evolution and function. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The main aim of the project is to advance our knowledge in the evolution and function of bacterial leaf symbiosis within Rubiaceae by addressing the following questions: 1. When and how did bacterial leaf symbiosis originate in different Rubiaceae genera? 2. How strict is the congruence between the phylogeny of host plants and their endosymbionts? 3. At what level and through which mechanisms do bacterial leaf symbionts provide advantages to plants or vise versa?

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From "black as ebony" to "black as ink"; The Dutch and Flemish variants of "Snow White" in the literary-historical reception of Grimm's fairy tales. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project investigates the most important tendencies in the Flemish and Dutch reception of Grimm's fairy tales. It compares the translations, adaptations, illustrated versions and parodies of "Snow White" with Grimm's source text and interprets the stylistic, structural and thematic shifts in the light of the dominant and changing attitudes towards the fairy tale, fantasy literature, children's literature and translated literature.

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Infectious disease models: wildlife ecology, ecological disturbance and transmission to humans. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Changing environmental conditions (e.g. climate) are likely to affect the ecology of infections, through changes in the abundance of susceptible natural host populations or by affecting transmission rates (directly or through vectors). This project investigates these effects, through observations, experiments and mathematical modelling, for five model infections selected for their different characteristics (hantaviruses in voles, plague in gerbils, arenavirus in African mice, dengue fever in ...

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Antimicrobial usage, project EO1669. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Assist 12 non-EU countries with data collection, analysis and rporting of standardized data on the usage of antimicrobial agents for humans at regional/national levels; provide verification and validation of submitted data.

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Investment returns and risk premia for Belgian corporate bonds (1832-2010) Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The Brussels stock exchange was one of the top ten most important stock exchanges in the world in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Companies from all sectors (railways, coal mines, zinc companies, metal, glass, banks, electricity companies etc.) were listed on it. Moreover, the Brussels Stock Exchange was very internationally oriented before the First World War with many shares, government bonds and corporate bonds from goverments and companies all over the world (or Belgian companies opera...

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Flemisch inter univeristy project for structural studies on hard and soft materials with synchroton radiation (ESRF-DUBBLE). Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This project is a part of a inter uiversity cooperation that already exists for a few years within the framework of ESFR = European Synchroton Radiation Facility. This porject will proceed under the conditions as stipulated in present contract.

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Development of functional and stable hepatocyte cultures, applicable in drug research, by epigenetic modification mechanisms. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

II. AIM OF THE PROJECT In drug research, in vitro models are in particular used during the preclinical development phase, usually in a high throughput screening setting to quickly get an idea with respect to the potential toxic effects and the pharmacological efficacy of the molecule under study. The project proposed here is situated in the field of drug development and testing of existing molecules, namely the aim is to develop a robust and functional long-term culture model for hepatocytes ...

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Effects of a magnesium based phosphate binder (OSVAREN) on bone metabolism in a rat model with chronic renal failure. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

In this study, the effects on bone metabolism of CaMg treatment at doses able to inhibit vascular calcification will be investigated in a rat model with mild secondary hyperparathyroidism. Furthermore, it will be examined if the effects on bone previously observed in the adenine model either are due a direct effect of Mg on bone or develop as a consequence of the high phosphate binding capacity of CaMg.

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Top management team attention patterns in the banking sector: A comprehensive multilevel research model Recently ended

University of Antwerp

In order to gain insights in the origins and (continued) existence of today's crisis, it is highly relevant to explore the attention patterns of top management teams in banking. This project concerns the empirical testing of a comprehensive multilevel research model on these attention patterns, including antecedents and outcomes, as well as contextual variables. It shows the potential to contribute significantly to both theory and practice.

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Research on an evaluation method for assessing the sustainability of an architectural design from the early design stages. DESUSA method: DEsign SUpport for Sustainable Architecture Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

Although sustainability is currently very topical,' sustainable building ' still gets too little attention in the current architectural design process. However, the design process offers a great potential to exercise an impact on the sustainability of a building. From the start of the design process the important characteristics of the building are being established, such as compactness and orientation, which have an impact on sustainability. However, in this phase of the design there is litt...

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In Silico Materials Design and experimental validation for novel optical coatings (ISIMADE). Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The primary objective of this SBO is to develop advanced tools for pragmatic materials modeling. However, to stimulate the interaction with experimental work at Flamac and their industrial partners early on, we have targeted one application area; particularly optical thin film materials. These applications have been chosen on the basis of their high technological relevance, industrial interest in Flanders, environmental issues, and feasibility to make impact with modeling.

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Epigenetic regulation and multiple myeloma: identification of potential targets. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Multiple myeloma (MM) is an incurable plasma cell malignancy hallmarked by the accumulation of monoclonal plasma cells in the bone marrow (BM). MM accounts for 2% of all malignancies and is the second most commonly diagnosed hematological malignancy. In the BM, the normal cells and components provide signals to the MM cancer cells to survive, grow and escape drug-induced cell death. Although new drugs targeting these signals have demonstrated a significant improvement in the overall survival,...

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Study of µTCA as a new standard in the design of FPGA-based embedded (data acquisition) systems. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

TERA-Labs, a joint research group of the Karel De Grote Hogeschool specialised in Embedded Systems, datacommunication and ICT partners with the experimental Elementary Particle Physics group of the University of Antwerp in research of high performance distributed FPGA-based data acquisition systems based on µTCA, a promising new standard in embedded technology. The aim is to establish and expertise platform in the hardware-software co-design of complete data acquisition systems with pure scie...

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Evaluation of the Flemish 24 uur not smoking campaign (2012). Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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The use of glass as a strengthening strategy for 19th century glass roofs Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This research wants to use the renewed knowledge about structural glass and bonded joints to make 19th century glass roofs fulfil the building codes about safety (by applying laminated glass), comfort (by applying double glass) and structural integrity (strength, stiffness and stability). The research about the structural capacities of glass plates loaded in plane is evolving the last few years. These different PhD theses are looking at the use of single and laminated glass as bracing elemen...

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SAFE-IS: Software Abstractions for Event-Intensive Systems Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED RESULTS OF THE PROJECT In distributed systems research, programming language and middleware research are often considered as competing approaches to tackle similar problems. SAFE-IS envisions that one single approach will not cover all aspects of the problem described above. On the one hand, we believe that the scale and volatility of the information produced results in a computational model that is irreconcilable with the traditional thread-based models in order to mo...

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XANES meets ELNES: a study of heterogeneous materials at different length scales. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The project aims to confront and compare the results of two related techniques for obtaining information on the structural environment of metals in solid materials: X-ray absorption near-edge spectroscopy (XANES) and electorn loss near-edge spectroscopy (ELNES). Both probe the density of unoccupied electron states in atoms and the manner in which this distribution is influenced by the neighbours of these atoms. Both methods employ different primary projectiles (resp photons and electrons) and...

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Large scale genetic approach for molecular characterization of autosomal-recessive Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

We aim to perform a large-scale study on the molecular basis or ARCMT, taking advantage of our unique collection of nuclear inbred families from different geographic regions and ethnic groups of the world. We will apply an approach of simultaneous genetic search for several trait-causing loci with large scale genotyping, that will allow identification of novel loci, genes and disease-causing mutations, respecting at the same time the genetic heterogeneity of ARCMT.

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Gift to support fundamental research on fragility by eldery Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Gift to support fundamental research on fragility by eldery by AXXON

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Travel grants provided by the city of Hasselt Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

A travel scholarship is a financial compensation for students at e Flemish university or college for an individual study trip to a developing country. The study trip is part of an approved course, such as an internship or a thesis. Before leaving the student has to find a supervisor at the home university or college. even in the country of destination the student has to find a lokal supervisor responsible for the coaching at the scene. On the institution , the student gets a preparation, with...

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Synthesis and optimisation of tailor-made supported titania layers for photo-induced processes. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

In this project the influence of the synthesis conditions and the applied coating techniques on the final properties of deposited thin layers of titania (TiO2) will be studied. Innovative methods for the formation of porous powders (UA, promotor P. Cool) will be combined with the expertise on the formation of thin layers (UHasselt, promotor M.K. Van Bael). Also post-modification synthetic techniques will be applied in order to further control the stability and the properties of the materials....

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New finance model research: ZAP start credit 2010 Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Start credit for new ZAP members

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Sinusoidal analysis based on audio-score alignment. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Sinusoidal analysis is an important technique used to analyse audio. However, when analysing polyphonic audio, the harmonic components of different notes tend to overlap and the resulting system matrix cannot be solved. Using additional information, mainly from a music score, should enable us to start from a better initial guess of the model, and determine the correct number of parameters beforehand. This should result in a much more robust and accurate analysis. The first part of this projec...

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School, younsters, parents and neighbourhood: partners in the creation of an optimal school career. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project proposal is driven by seven central aims. (1) to give an overview of the educational situation of migrant youth in Flanders, especially in Antwerp, Ghent and Genk; (2) to give an overview of the school career of all pupils of the second grade of secondary education in the selected cities (Antwerp, Ghent and Genk); (3) to study the impact of the individual socio-psychological factors on the school career; (4) to study the impact of the proximal processes in the family, the school,...

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Preklinisch testen van procedures voor diagnose en therapie voor hart- en vaatziekten met behulp van ultrageluid. Recently ended

University College Ghent

De hoofddoelstelling van het onderzoek bestaat uit het ontwikkelen van een geavanceerd fysisch vierkamermodel van het menselijke hart, waarbij vooral aandacht wordt besteed aan:- De realistische geometrie, voornamelijk van het linker en rechter ventrikel (i.e. de pompkamers)- De passieve en actieve mechanische eigenschappen van het wandmateriaal- De echogene karakteristieken van het wandmateriaalteneinde realistische vervormingen van de hartwand en fysiologische intraventrikulaire stromingspa...

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Optimization and integration of analytical methods for characterizing particulate air pollutants. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

In the past, analytical methodologies have been developed for the characterization of particulate air pollutants. However, further optimization is needed in order to integrate their complementary output into one model. Therefore, efforts will be made to develop a tool which will automatically generate (size-dependent) compositional information on airborne dust samples.

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Managing the triangle of regulatory governance. Explaining how regulatory agencies maneuver between political principals and societal interests. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project aims to explain how networks with ministerial departments and parliaments (both at national and EU-level) and stakeholders affect a regulatory agency's capacity to regulate market behavior. It does so by developing and testing an explanatory model that incorporates agency preferences, institutional arrangements governing the relation with its political principals and characteristics of the constituency environment

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Lithic technology of the final Palaeolithic and the early Mesolithic in the Campine Region. A study of human adaptation across the Pleistocene-Holocene transition. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The last two decades, intensive archaeological research in the Campine region shed new light on its Final Palaeolithic and Early Mesolithic habitations (De Bie & Van Gils 2009). However the focus of this research was mainly on settlement systems and land use. Thorough investigations of the material culture in this area have remained rather limited (Van Noten 1978; De Bie 1999). Within this project we attempt to define and explain the technological changes across the Pleistocene-Holocene trans...

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The protection of cultural property during armed conflict: towards an integral prevention strategy. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

During the 20th century a lot of prevention measures to tackle the destruction of cultural property during armed conflict were designed. However, the destruction and looting of cultural property tends to increase the last decennia. Therefore, this research will analyze what causes the failure of this strategy. A first phase of the research agenda is descriptive and explanatory. Bottom-up, starting from the different prevention measures, a typology will be designed, which will be then translat...

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ROLE OF BONE MARROW-DERIVED CELLS IN REGENERATION OF THE ENDOCRINE PANCREAS IN DIABETES Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The overall aim of this research proposal is (i) to discover the mechanism that drives regeneration of the beta cell mass in the pancreas of our diabetes mouse model and (ii) to use this knowledge to further develop pre-clinical models and evolve to clinical trials. SPECIFIC AIMS Within this research project we want to answer the following questions: 1. What is the role of the angiogenic factor VEGF? 2. Can a primary, bone marrow-derived population of cells be induced or/and insolated ...

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Development and global application of a mechanistic soil carbon model (FWO Vis.Fel., Bertrand GUENET, Frankrijk). Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This is a fundamental research project financed by the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO). The project was subsidized after selection by the FWO-expert panel.

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A phase 1/2, randomized, open-label, study to assesss the immunogenicity and safety of a vaccine enhancement patch (vep) when administered with two doses of intramuscular inactivated influenza h5n1 vaccine in healthy adults. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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Seroprevalention 2012. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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Nano-scale and low-dimensional correlated systems. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Theoretical study of correlation effects in classical and quantum systems as e.g. low dimensional systems consisting of colloids, dusty plasma and nanostructures made of superconductors and graphene. Teams of complementary expertise in computational techniques and a common interest in multidisciplinary subjects are brought together.

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Research in the domain of Nephrology. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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Experimental research on the reversibility and prevention of nephrocalcinosis and nephrolithiasis. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Goals of the project: 1. To investigate the bio-physicochemical mechanism of crystal clearance and the role of pH and inflammation therein. 2. To study the fundamental effects of acute hyperphosphatemia induced by therapeutic oral sodium phosphateintake on (i) the systemic regulators of the phosphate balance, (ii) the tubular epithelial phenotype and (iii) renal function, and investigate if these effects can be eliminated by limiting or inhibiting phosphate absorption in the intestine.

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Evaluation of neuroplasticity-induced changes following repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a promising treatment for various neurological disorders, using rapidly changing magnetic fields that non-invasively stimulate neuronal ensembles. The effects of rTMS outlast the period of stimulation, therefore suggesting the induction of long-term neuroplasticity. We will use complementary multi-modal imaging of the rat brain to visualize and evaluate alterations in neuronal excitability and longlasting changes in functional connectivit...

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Discovering housing preferences using discrete choice experiments Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The aim of this project is to run an online discrete choice experiment to quantify housing preferences of young people in Antwerp. We will ask a panel of respondents to choose between different housing accommodations ranging from collective housing to individual studios. The study will allow us to validate our latest Bayesian design methodology and to define a policy plan in the housing market.

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Jespersen's cycle. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The term 'Jespersen Cycle' refers to a set of hypotheses on the development of negative markers. The data on which these hypotheses are based come from the standard languages of Europe. The project has two major aims. The first is to look outside of Europe, and the second is to refine the analysis.

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The economics of theatre arts: a comparison of England, France, the Netherlands and Flanders. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Three related questions are studied in the context of a comparison of England, France, the Netherlands and Flanders for the case of theatre arts: 1) What are the institutional differences in the context of arts in the Netherlands and Flanders against the background of the Anglo-Saxon and continental European approaches? 2) What are the similarities and differences between successful and unsuccessful arts producers in the Netherlands and Flanders? 3) To what extent can differences in the drive...

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Statistical analysis of isotope-labeled MALDI-TOF mass spectra Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

The focus of the project is on the methods of the analysis of isotope MALDI-TOF mass spectra. Isotope labeling of peptides with, e.g., 18O, consists of replacing two 16O-atoms at the carboxyl-terminus of a peptide by two 18O-atoms. As a result, the measurements for peptides of the labeled sample shift by (ideally) 4 mass units to the right of the spectrum. Consequently, they can be distinguished from the measurements for peptides of the unlabeled sample. In this way, the two samples can be co...

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Quantitative analysis of time-and cell type-dependent immune responses after autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplants in the brains of healthy mice. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project represents research between the UA and a private institution. UA provides the private institution the research results named in the title of the project.

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Study of the role of selection history on the association between developmental instability and stress and fitness: habitat islands as model system. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

With this project we aim at disentangling the role of (recent) selection pressures and evolutionary response on the levels of DI and its sensitivity as a measure of stress and fitness. We will compare patterns between traits that are under stabilizing selection and under recent or more ancient directional selection.

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The assessment of hypertonic saline in cystic fibrosis patients. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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Preclinical development of an optimized dendritic cell-based vaccine against acute myeloid leukemia Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This research aims to develop new strategies to enhance the immune stimulating and antitumor activity of dendritic cell therapy in acute myeloid leukemia.

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Applications of sparsity to the regularization of ill-posed inverse problems in physics Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Applications of sparsity to the regularization of ill-posed inverse problems in physics This research project focuses on a very important and timely problem in applied mathematics and computational physics, namely on the role played by sparsity in inverse problems. Modern technology provides us with an impressive capacity for data acquisition and data storage-- more than our algorithms can handle, despite the constant speed-up in computation described by Moore's law. On the other hand, the ve...

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Virtual Machine Support for Many-Core Architectures: Decoupling Abstract From Concrete Concurrency Models Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The upcoming many-core architectures require software developers to exploit concurrency to utilize available computational power. Today's high-level language virtual machines (VMs), which are a cornerstone of software development, do not provide sufficient abstraction. Furthermore, they do not account for the drastic changes of the design of many-core memory architectures. To overcome this shortcoming, this project will investigate the design and implementation of VMs with respect to concurre...

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International place of death study Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Demographic and cultural changes will increasingly confront health care systems with the care needs of dying people. According to the WHO, the delivery of appropriate palliative care has grown into a major public health issue. Regardless the aspiration of many to die at home, in Belgium, a majority of patients die in hospital and many are, often unnecessarily, transferred to hospital near the end of life. More systematic knowledge regarding place of death and end-of-life hospitalization is ne...

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Radiation and radionuclides in a multi-contaminant context : effects induced in Lemna minor. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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Pathophysiological mechanisms in amyloidosis mouse models for Alzheimer's disease. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This is a fundamental research project financed by the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO). The project was subsidized after selection by the FWO-expert panel.

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Scientific Research GP Centre Merksem, ZNA Jan Palfijn. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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TEM Work. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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Edition collected work by Louis Paul Boon. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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Long-term effects of non-invasive ventilation in hypercapnic COPD patients. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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Behaviour, speciation and toxicity of metal oxide nano particles in aquatic toxicity testing Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The use and production of nano particles is increasing steadily, but the knowledge of their environmental behaviour and toxicity is still very scarce. A major drawback in studies that investigate the toxicity of nano particles is the difficulty in determination of actual exposure concentrations, which is caused by e.g. the dynamics of aggregation and dissociation in solutions. The project aims on the investigation of the dynamics and uptake kinetics of different forms of zinc oxide nano parti...

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Sleep-disordered breathing in obese children and adolescents. 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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Private international law: the border between european and national rules Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The purpose of this project is to continue my research on the exact delimitation between European and national rules of private international law (PIL). This was the topic of my PhD thesis (2005). Since that time, questions concerning the relation between European and national rules have remained pertinent, even increasingly so. In the first place I would like to collect Belgian case law in which EU legislation on private international law is applied, and assemble this in a database. In the f...

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Biomarkers for differential dementia diagnosis. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The CSF biomarkers Ab1-42, T-tau and P-tau181P have been developed to allow (early) dementia diagnosis. The contribution of biomarkers to the differential diagnosis between Alzheimer's disease (AD) and non-AD dementias is clinically very relevant but remains poorly studied. The primary aim of the research project that is described in this grant application is to validate the role of the above-mentioned CSF biomarkers for differential AD versus non-AD dementia diagnosis using biomarker-based d...

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The environmental impacts of intermittent RES. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

An electricity system with high penetration levels of wind and Photo voltaic energy will need a flexible producer to balance the intermittent nature of such energy sources. Flexible producing plants like gas turbines and turbo jets may create additional environmental stress. This study assesses the environmental consequence of using more intermittent energy for the production of electricity, taking flexible production units into account. It gives a better quantitative insight on the effects o...

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Cinema & diaspora. A comparative study into ethnic film cultures in Antwerp: Bollywood, Northern African, Turkish and Jewish cinema. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project investigates the film culture(s) of diaspora in Belgium. A case study analyses and compares the film cultures of Indian, North African, Turkish and Jewish minorities living in the city of Antwerp. The structural analysis of film distribution and exploitation is combined with a reception analysis. Special attention is given to the contributions of such film cultures to the construction of cultural identities.

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Biobank (Antwerp) of the Born Bunge Institute: supporting core facilities. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The primary research projects of the different laboratories of the IBB study Alzheimer's disease and related conditions, Parkinson's disease, frontotemporal dementias, Creutzfeld-Jacob disease, epilepsy, peripheral neuropathies and muscle disorders. The IBB focuses at a better integration and correlation of fundamental, clinical and neuropathological data concerning neurological conditions employing molecular genetics, biochemistry, experimental analyses of behavioural alterations and computa...

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Epidermal neurobiology: exploiting the endocannabinoid signaling. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

C- Methods and objectives: In Vivo models: knockout animals Skin stress models: Murine epidermis will be subject to 4 types of stress models: Acute Barrier stress: by tape stripping of the SC. Removal of the later will induce a prompt response characterized by the formation of new corneocytes including: cytokine release, instant secretion of lamellar bodies of the underlying epidermis, the activation of terminal differentiation of the suprabasal cell layers and a proliferative reponse of the ...

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Unravelling the nebkha-ecosystem as a potential tool against desertification. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The overall goal of this project is twofold: to investigate how nebkha landscapes are formed and maintained, and to test whether the presence of nebkhas in the landscape increases the reistance and resilience against climate change (aridification). To this end, the interactions between nebkha plants, wind, water and sediment are modelled first at the scale of the individual nebkha, and subsequently for the nebkha landscape as a whole.

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Computational modeling of materials (FWO Vis. Fel., Hasan SAHIN, Turky). Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Recent developments in synthesis and characterization of nanoscale materials have motivated theoretical work in exploring quantum effects at the nano-level. The aim of the project is to conduct theoretical research in order to identify and understand the fundamental physical mechanisms underlying the surface, interface and transport behavior of a variety of nanoscale materials using computational methods.

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Pottery production, distribution and consumption at the Late Bronze Age site of Alassa: modelling the socio-economic and political organisation in the Kouris Valley (Cyprus) Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This project aims to develop a new model for the research on the socio-economic organisation of protohistorical cultures based on material culture studies.

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Aberration-Corrected (S)TEM-EELS Characterization of 0-D Nanomaterials. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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HPLC analyses in activation of the kynurenine pathway in the acute phase of stroke, and its role in depression and fatigue following stroke. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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Identification of functional molecular pathways in the pulmonary neuroepithelial body micro-environment: an initial gene expression analysis Recently ended

University of Antwerp

A 'whole mouse genome microarray' analysis will be performed to compare the gene expression patterns of pulmonary neuroepithelial bodies (NEBs) and control airway epithelium. This approach may characterise ion channels, molecular receptors and signalling transduction pathways that make the NEB micro-environment unique. The 'unbiased' approach should allow for more focussed functional studies of these complex sensory airway receptors.

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Participation of the UA, UGent and VUB in the CERN CMS experiment at the LHC in Cern. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This project is part of the so-called Big Science Financing of participation in big international research facilities.

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Tailored nanoparticle arrays produced by the micellar technique for the study of proximity effects in hybrid systems of metallic, superconducting, magnetic, and organic constituents. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This is a fundamental research project financed by the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO). The project was subsidized after selection by the FWO-expert panel.

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Phenotyping of moderate to severe COPD (GOLD) patients using functional imaging. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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Improving performance and scalability of sparse linear algebra codes on multi-core and distributed memory architectures Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The aim of the project is to develop efficient numerical methods for solving PDEs using stencil computations and sparse linear solvers on modern multi- and many-core hardware. Resulting methods will have to exploit the memory layout to achieve good per core performance and good scaling over multiple cores. We will also focus on scalability of Krylov solvers (CG and GMRES) for sparse linear systems on very large distributed memory clusters.

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Social-functional relevance and underlying neural mechanisms of action disturbances in depression. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This is a fundamental research project financed by the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO). The project was subsidized after selection by the FWO-expert panel.

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SURVIVAL OF BETA CELL ALLOGRAFTS IN TRANSIENTLY IMMUNOSUPPRESSED TYPE 1 DIABETIC PATIENTS Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Objectives The objectives of our beta cell transplant trials are 1. To maintain optimal glucose control long-term in order to arrest or delay diabetic complications; 3. To achieve these goals using a therapy with a low risk for serious side effects Specific Aims This project consists of two parts: The first part is a continuation of a protocol developed during the first Center grant, and studies the outcome of an intraportal beta cell graft using a standardized procedure that was found to ind...

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Development of a Large eddy Simulation methodology for compressible flows on unstructured grids with application to non-premixed combustion. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Development of a Large eddy Simulation methodology for compressible flows on unstructured grids with application to non-premixed combustion.

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Histokinette TP1020 Rotary Automatic Tissue Processor for Histology Applications. 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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Nonlineair Dynamics in Nanosystems: Flux Quanta in Nanostructured Superconductors, Colloids, Nanocluster. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Nanotechnology will be the technology of the 21st century. The major industrialized countries are comprehensively intensifying their research in material sciences with a focus on nanotechnology. Quantum-mechanical principles in nano-structured materials respresent one of the most exciting fields of modern physics. Nano-structured superconductors (NSSC) play a special role due tot the macroscopic quantum state of the superconducting charge carriers and the appearance of quantized flux lines (v...

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The role of angiotensin IV and identification of its targets Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Evidence is accumulating that Ang IV, a major metabolite of Ang II, exerts physiological effects in its own right. Its central actions are already well-known to include the increase of memory recall and learning in passive and conditional avoidance behavioural studies. Additionally, we also found that i.c.v. administered Ang IV protected rats against pilocarpine-induced seizures. In the periphery, in vivo as well as in vitro studies with vascular smooth muscle cells have also pointed at the p...

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Group life insurances and matrimonial property law: a failed marriage? Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The main purpose of this KP BOF-project is to conduct fundamental, intradisciplinary research on the consequences of group life insurances on matrimonial property law. Notwithstanding the high practical relevance, the application of the Insurance Act causes uncertainty in legal practice due to its incompatibility with the principle of equality in the Constitution. This project aims to accessibilize the legal practice and to construct a clear, certain, workable, acceptable and coherent theory.

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Reflective Reconfiguration Support for Context-dependent Software Updates (RECOCO) Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Aim Ensuring that software can display different behavior in different use contexts requires adapting software at runtime in dynamically created scopes (e.g. in a thread, in a client session, in a collaboration). Context-Oriented Programming (COP) [12]offers dedicated language constructs for performing such dynamically scoped adaptations. However, like any dynamic software adaptation technique, COP hits a conceptual barrier when new variations of existing program entities are integrated into ...

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Clinical and preclinical research of the effect of cellular mediators on the modulation of pathogenic responses in multiple sclerosis. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

In this project, we want to further investigate and exploit the capacity of DC and Treg to correct or modulate pathogenic responses in MS patients. Current research will provide the foundation for the eventual development of a cellular vaccine for the treatment of MS. Depending on the results of this study it can be envisaged to treat patients suffering from MS with tolerogenic DC and/or immunosuppressive Treg in order to eliminate or inactivate autoreactive T cells.

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Social significance and legal protection of private relationships. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This research project addresses the question whether and to what extent a supplementary of imperative legal framework for informal relationships, can be justified. To adequately answer this question gaining insight into the subjective meanings and public functions fulfilled by the various private relationships is essential. Based on qualitative research methods, the research questions are examined using both sociological and legal paradigms in a multidisciplinary setting.

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Reasoning with Incomplete RDF Databases on the Semantic Web Recently ended

University of Antwerp

In this project we propose to address the problem of representing and reasoning with incomplete information for RDF for the semantic web vision. This is an unexplored but very relevant problem for both, the database and semantic web research communities. We intend to divide our research program into three autonomous but connected modules, each with its own outcomes. First, we study the semantics of incomplete RDF databases; second we study the problem of query answering and its complexity; an...

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Research into the mechanics and hydrodynamics of the aquatic food intake. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This research project focuses on the biomechanics of the feeding apparatus in fishes. The large diversity in cranial morphology in this group of animals is particularly intriguing. The most common strategy for fish to capture prey is by generating suction. They do this by rapidly increasing the volume of the mouth cavity, thereby drawing water and prey towards, and into the mouth. Although many fish species share this strategy to capture prey, evolution has resulted in a tremendous variati...

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Therapeutic potential of histone deacetylase inhibitors for the stabilization of atherosclerotic plaques. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The incidence of death and disability caused by atherosclerosis still ranks as the number one health threat in developed countries. So far, even the most successful drugs for atherosclerosis, statins, remain ineffective in about two-thirds of patients. More robust treatment strategies are therefore needed. This project focuses on the therapeutic potential of histone deacetylase inhibitors in the stabilization of atherosclerotic plaques.

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Subnational diplomatic activities as motor of reterritorialisation? The case study of the Mediterranean region. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Substate diplomacy questions our assumptions with the nature and the dynamics of the international system. Especially the territorial framework of the international system can be questioned. Some scholars speak of "the end of territory", but it can be assumed that the arrival of subnational entities on the international scene has, beside a process of deterritorialization, also started a dynamics of reterritorialization. Reterritorialization can be defined as "developments which occur when cer...

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From orbital imaging to molecular quantum similarity in momentum space Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

Molecular orbital theories are playing an essential role in studies of chemical bindings en reactions, molecular interactions and responses, or electron transport phenomena at the nano-scale. The topology and spread of orbitals are studied in great details nowadays by means of advanced electron or atom impact ionization experiments, among which 'Electron Momentum Spectroscopy'. The first goal of the present project is to develop and apply new theoretical methods to calculate orbital densities...

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A flexible method for modelling non-normal hierarchical data structures Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

In this project, we propose a flexible modeling framework for non-Gaussian hierarchical data, simultaneously and flexible addressing (1)clustering (normal random-effects) and (2) overdispersion. In this project we want to formulate a general and flexible model for arbitrary data types, which allows both phenomena together. Apart from model formulation they will focus on several estimation methods in inferential routes. The proposed model will be used in three principal areas, all belonging t...

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Show me your colour, I will tell you your quality Recently ended

University of Antwerp

While body colour can provide important information about animal health, relatively little is known about the relationships between female colour, egg colour and health status. We propose to investigate the relationship between the colour of the body parts of female birds and their individual quality, and between the colour of eggs and their composition. We aim to use colour measurement as a non-invasive method to access bird and egg qualities.

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International trade and economic development in the Austrian Netherlands, 1760-1790. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

With this research we intend to study the impact foreign trade exerted upon the eighteenth-century economic development of the Austrian Netherlands. On the basis of documents generated by the Council of Finance (Department of Custom Duties) a comprehensive reconstruction and interpretation of the foreign trade and foreign trade policy is envisaged.

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Borrelia infections in songbirds and bird-specialized ticks Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Songbird-tick interactions supposedly affect the human risk of tick-borne diseases. Making use of diagnostic tests, this project aims to increase our understanding of the contribution of resident woodland songbirds and bird-specialized ticks in the terrestrial cycles of Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. by focussing on the infection risk in birds, and the capacity of bird-specialized ticks to transmit Borrelia bacteria.

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Positional cloning of two genes responsible for an abnormal bone density. Recently ended

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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A taxonomic reconceptualisation of personality disorders: personality dimensions and level of dysfunction Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The current project makes a valuable contribution to the development of the authoritative diagnostic taxonomy, DSM, by elaborating and empirically validating a dimensional model of personality disorders. Specific attention goes out to the dimensions of personality and dysfunction. Prototypes based on the lower-order structure of the Five Factor Model (FFM) can appropriately describe the specific DSM-IV-TR Axis II categories in terms of adaptive and maladaptive personality traits. However, the...

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Match or mismatch? A cost-benefit analysis of maternal effects in canaries (Serinus canaria). Recently ended

University of Antwerp

A lot of research has already been performed on the function of maternal hormones in the eggs of birds. The observed effects have however always been described independently of the environment the birds live in, although an effect might be positive in one environment while being negative in another. This makes the environment an essential factor in this research topic. In addition, studies so far have mainly been done from the chicks' point of view. Nevertheless, what is positive for the pare...

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Molecular genetic research into the complex genetics of frontotemporal lobar dementia. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) is a form of dementia characterized by progressive alternation of personality and/or language problems. In up to 50% of FTLD patients a family history of the disease is observed indicating an important role of genetic factors to the development of the disease. Causal mutations are found in the PGRN, MAPT, VCP and CHMP2B genes, which explain now 10 to 20% of FTLD patients. In this project I seek to identify novel genetic factors that contribute to the r...

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VIB-Identification of a novel gene implicated in Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy using massive parallel transcriptome sequencing. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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Terminology Extraction for Semantic Interoperability and Standardization Recently ended

University College Ghent

De dynamiek van document- en termencreatie vereist een flexibele en accurate terminologie-extractie, die per domein on-the-fly termen kan extraheren. Terminologie-extractie kan eenvoudigweg omschreven worden als de extractie van termen uit eentalige of meertalige documenten. Een eenduidig en gecentraliseerd terminologiebeheer leidt tot een efficiënte productie en distributie van meertalige inhoud. Daarnaast is het ook onontbeerlijk voor indexering en “intelligent informatiebeheer”. Alhoewel d...

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Exploring "new career" models and coaching. 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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Empowering the poor or protecting the powerful? Externally induced reforms and agency of local actors. A case-study on land dynamics in Rwanda and Burundi. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Using land dynamics as its prism, this research project aims to understand 1) how opportunity structures - defined by norms, institutions, actors and implementation processes at the local, national and international level - interact with localized life-worlds and the agency of local actors; 2) how externally induced reforms may impact upon this interaction. Two case study countries will be considered: Rwanda and Burundi. The project adopts an actor-oriented perspective that aims to capture th...

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Enhancing tumor immunity by intranodal injection of mRNA encoding tumor antigens and activation stimuli. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Active immunotherapy through vaccination with tumor antigens has gained a lot of interest. Messenger RNA (mRNA) encoding tumor antigens and activation stimuli may represent an important immunogenic reagent for cancer immunotherapy. Recently, intranodal (IN) antigen administration was suggested to be more immunogenic when compared to other vaccination routes. However, IN administration of mRNA has not been investigated thus far. In this project we aspire to develop an of-the-shelf anti-cancer ...

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Military occupation as a transnational form of politics. A social and cultural history of the German occupation administration in Belgium during the first and the Second World War. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

In this project, the German occupation administration of the First and the Second World War in Belgium will be studied from within, as an internally coherent structure embedded in society. By using a perspective of intertemporal comparison, it tries to reveal similarities, continuities and differences between both administrations. Thus, it aims at providing insights into the history of military occupation as a specific form of politics. The starting point is that occupation administrations a...

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Vrouwen aan de Top: realisatie van een update van het cijferrapport. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This assignment aims at preparing an update of all the figures from the brochure "Women at the top", published in 2008 by the Institute for the Equality of Women and Men, accompanied by a brief, gender-sensitive explanation in a publishable format.

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Cross-fertilisation Between Children's Rights and Human Rights in the Field of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Towards an Integrated Conceptual Framework. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Children's Rights are human rights. Nonetheless, children's rights and human rights tend to be studied as two separate fields of study. In this research, the mutual enrichment of both fields of study is scrutinized. In particular, it is examined how their respective conceptual frameworks could inform each other, and how both could be integrated into one single framework. Economic, social and cultural rights are focused upon.

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Development of an in vitro experimental dialysis-model with colonic-phase to simulate the metabolisation by the gut flora and the resorption of naturally occurring polyphenolic antioxidants from the human diet. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project comprises the development of a continuous flow in vitro dialysis model with a colonic-phase which simulates the gastro-intestinal tract and permits to investigate the absorption and metabolisation of different food constituents. This study focuses on the metabolisation by the gut flora of polyphenolic food constituents, and the antioxidative effects of the metabolites formed and absorbed.

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Boosting the cross-talk between human dentritic cells and natural killer cells by Toll-like receptor ligand-loaded leukemia cells for optimal anti-leukemia T cell responses. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Both innate and adaptive immune responses can contribute to the eradication of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells, with natural killer (NK) cells and cytotoxic T cells (CTL) as the key players respectively. Dendritic cells (DC) bridge innate and adaptive immune responses by interaction with NK cells and cross-presentation of leukemia-associated antigens (e.g. VVTI) to T cells. Tolllike receptor (TLR) ligands were recently identified as important danger signals recognized by both DC and NK cel...

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Public Housing and Public Housing policies in Greater Cairo Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Joint PhD for Dooa Ahmed Shehata Abouelmagd

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ECOSCORE 2012 Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The research institute 'VUB' and the 'VITO (Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch onderzoek)' have entered into a service-agreement concerning the project' Dienstverleningsovereenkomst ECOSCORE 2012'. The research results can be transferred to the company, there can be a reasonable return in case of commercialisation or there is another kind of agreement on intellectual property, as outlined in the concluded agreement.

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Statement of work 3 under the consultancy agreement with Shire-Movetis (V-798) Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This statement of work represents a formal service agreement between the parties Censtat (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Shire-Movetis. The research institute Censtat provides Shire-Movetis research results under the conditions as stipulated in the framework agreement V-798.

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Methodology for the molecular depth profiling and 3D analysis on the sub-micro and nanoscale of NIR-fusable polymers with industrial applications. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

A methodology is being developed for different kinds of UV-curable polyacrylates that allows depth profiling and 3D-analysis on sub-micro and nanoscale by Time-of-Flight Static SIMS. The information about the molecular distribution and interactions is necessary to provide a continuous optimalisation and innovation of high-tech materials.

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Hot-spots in biological transformation of silica (Hobits). Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The overall objective of the proposed research is to increase our understanding of the biological Si processing in tropical river systems. We will investigate bio-Si cycling in large tropical wetlands. We will conduct studies in two tropical systems, which can be considered hot-spots for biological Si cycling: the Okavango Delta (Botswana) and the Fly River (Papua New Guinea). Research fits in the growing recognition that biota control the global silica cycle, which has tight connections to o...

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A tool for measuring teachers' motivation for teaching in Flemish higher education: developing a variant which can be used internationally Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Motivation is a powerful, but rather neglected force in teaching at universities. In the strive for excellence in teaching a better understanding of academics' motivations for teaching is necessary. Last year we developed a Flemish instrument to measure teacher's motivation for teaching in higher education. A validation study, in which 231 teachers of Flemish higher education were involved, revealed the instrument as valid and reliable. In this study we first develop an English variant which ...

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Living virtual lives: from moral practices to a theory of ethics in social virtual worlds. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The general research question to be addressed in this research project is the following: To what extent and with what ethical consequences is there dis/continuity between moral practices in virtual and 'real' worlds? Since virtual worlds are socially constructed worlds, they turn eo ipso into morally qualified spaces where selves can look upon themselves as related to and responsible for online fellows. One might assume that in their social interaction virtual selves give, as a matter of cour...

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The source of masked priming effects: lexical or episodic memory? Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Masked priming is a technique in which a word is presented so briefly that it cannot be consciously perceived, while at the same time it has an effect on the processing speed of a subsequently presented word. For this reason the technique is often used to investigate the nature of memory structures and processes underlying word recognition. However, recently the lexical nature of these masked priming effects has been called into question by Bodner and Masson (2003, 2004, 2006). Do these effec...

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Regulation of de novo pyrimidine biosynthesis in hyperthermoacidophilic Archaea. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This project aims at the unraveling of the regulatory mechanisms that modulate the expression of the genes for de novo biosynthesis of pyrimidines in the hyperthermoacidophilic Archaea. Archaea constitute a separate domain of life, besides the Bacteria and the Eukarya. Archaea are true prokaryotes, just as the Bacteria. They share a number of characteristics ith the Bacteria such as the morphology and genome organization. On the other hand, the archaeal information processing machineries such...

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An integrated experimental and modelling approach for the reliable determination of characteristic electrochemical parameters. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Electrochemical processes are at the heart of a multitude of industrial activities like electrowinning and electrorefining of metals, electrosynthesis, plating, electro-chemical forming and machining, etching, polishing, anodizing, protection against corrosion, batteries and fuel cells, waste water treatment. In order to remain competitive in those sectors, product innovation is essential. Hence, there is a continuous search for novel products and more advanced technologies. On the other side...

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

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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Learning style development through the school career in secondary and higher education. A longitudinal study. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The main target of this research project is to assess the development of learning styles (relationships between learning conceptions, motivational aspects, metacognitive and cognitive learning strategies) in secondary and higher education by means of a longitudinal research design. The influence of different personal and contextual factors on learning style development are analyzed

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Phytochemical studies of two plants used in traditional medicine in Pakistan: Ziziyphus oxyphylla and Cedrela serrata. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

In this project the biologically active constituents from two medicinal plants from Pakistan, more in particular Ziziyphus oxyphylla (Rhamnaceae) and Cedrela serrata (Meliaceae) will be investigated. Their constituents will be chromatographically isolated, identified by spectroscopic means, and pharmacolligically evaluted in various models.

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VIB-Application of next generation sequencing to unravel the genetic architecture of Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathies. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Inherited peripheral neuropathies (IPN) are clinically and genetically diverse disorders occurring in 1 out of every 2500 individuals. IPN are characterized by progressive length-dependent axonal degeneration in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) resulting in gait difficulties due to pronounced distal muscle weakness and sensory loss. In the current research project we focus on a less characterized subgroup of IPN namely Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy (HSAN) that are known to ha...

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Effect of land reclamation or loss and high water levels in the Scheldt estuary: historical effects (1550-1800) as a reference for current management. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

To reduce the risk of flooding along the Schelde estuary, polders are restored to tidal marshes. However there's no empirical data available that describes the relationship between tidal marsh restoration and water level reduction (~ flooding). Therefore, as comparative model, we will study the effects of historical land loss and reclamation along the Westerschelde (1550-1800) (near sea) on the water level of the Zeeschelde (inland), using protists (Diatoms and Testate amoebae).

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Design and evaluation of a Brain Computer Interface headset for alternative communication and diagnostic support. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The goal of this project is to find the requirements for the design of a comfortable, wirelessly operating EEG headset which will be a first step towards medically approved EEG-BCI devices that can be used to communicate by patients and support clinicians in the diagnosis of patients suffering from brain disorders. New ways to model the human head will be researched using statistical analysis, different types of materials and electrodes will be compared and simulations of pressure exerted by ...

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New finance model research: ZAP startcredit 2010 Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Start credit for new ZAP members

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New finance model research: ZAP startcredit 2010 Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Start credit for new ZAP members

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Biodiversity, population dynamics and metabolite analysis of lactic acid bacteria involved in the fermentation of vegetables Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Fermentation techniques such as spontaneous fermentation and backslopping have been used since ancient history to extend the shelf-life and to improve the organoleptic properties and safety of foodstuff. In several industries (e. g. the dairy and meat industry) the use of bulk starters has already been introduced. By using bulk starters, the fermentation process can be controlled and predicted in a better way. In the vegetable industry however, the use of bulk starters is still in an experime...

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Development of a guidance document for the valuation of ecosystem services in estuaries. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand VITO. UA provides VITO research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.n het project onder de voorwaarden zoals vastgelegd in voorliggend contract.

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Research in the field of modified materials for membrane technology and research to develop new heterogeneous catalysts. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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Divorce and inequality in education. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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Physiological signaling pathways for adaptive beta cell proliferation and maturation Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

KEY QUESTIONS AND AIMS Principle objective of the current project is the comparison of the beta cell phenotypes in the various physiological conditions of adaptive beta cell proliferation, in comparison with the phenotype of adult, differentiated beta cells. Phenotype is considered here as integration of specialized function (insulin synthesis and secretion measured in vitro) and gene/protein expression pattern (measured in flow-sorted pure cell fractions). We will focus on the major differen...

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Nanobody Translational Molecular Imaging Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The proposed project for the GOA funding includes fundamental, applied and translational research. The fundamental research is focused on the further improvement and characterization of the labeled Nanobodies including new radio labeling methods and the use of alternative Nanobody formats. The applied research is focused on the development of new Nanobodies for imaging specific targets and includes the whole process of pre-clinical validation and lead selection. Translational research is focu...

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Informal caregivers caring for a frail older person living at home: coping with acute and gradual changes in health and dependency. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Title Informal caregivers caring for a frail older person living at home: coping with acute and gradual changes in health and dependency. Background In the near future, the ageing of the population will have a major impact on the demand for formal and informal long-term care services. Informal care is mainly provided by relatives, especially spouses and children. In Belgium, almost 10% of persons aged 15 years or over provide informal care. Yet, they are often 'invisible'. They don't seek h...

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Violence in the name of Honour: Myth of Reality ? A pilot study in Flanders. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This proposal is grounded on the hypothesis that 'honour-related volence' can be understood as gender-based violence and as a way of boundary-making between 'gendered' cultural codes of family and local community and the 'gendered' norms and values in the dominant society. In contrast to the high attention at the international level (f.e. Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, Germany), no comprehensive research on the issue of honour-related violence has been undertaken within the Belgian con...

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Biomonitoring of air quality on the basis of plant characteristics. Recently ended

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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The influence of antibody fragments on the micro fibrilogenese of beta 2-globulin. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Study on the molecular mechanism of the fibrillogenesis of B2-micro globulin by utilizing single-domain antibody fragments of camel (nanobodies).

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The role of genetic variation in explaining the invasion success of nonnative species Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The invasion success of nonnative species depends on the interaction between life history characteristics of species and environmental characteristics. It however remains difficult to characterize the probability of successful species invasions, or to explain why some introductions are successful whereas others fail. This is, at least partly, due to the fact that, up to date, the role of genetic variation during species invasions has largely been ignored. Based upon the invasion of Europe b...

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Simulation of Electrode form changes in electrochemical processes described by Multi- Ion transport and reaction models. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Simulation of Electrode form changes in electrochemical processes described by Multi- Ion transport and reaction models.

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First food, then morals: the impact of (new) media on the ongoing decline in commensality, and the consequences on the development and activation of moral attitudes and moral behaviour Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Due to an increase in television consumption, family meals are in decline. This also implies a loss in daily rituals of moral socialization, which might explain why low frequencies in family meal consumption correlate with lower psychological wellbeing. This project aims to investigate the relation between commensality, morality and wellbeing, with a focus on new media, and commensality outside the family context as new research angles.

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The clinical significance of circulating endothelial cells in multiple myeloma and their role as surrogate marker for determining the effect of anti-angiogenic agents. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a malignant B-cell disorder characterized by a monoclonal expeansion of plasma cells (PC in the bone marrow (BM. Reciprocal interactions between MM cells and the BM mediate not only MM cell growth, but also protect them against apoptosis and cause bone disease and angiogenesis. In recent years, several new agents which do not only target the MM cell directly, but also its interactions in the BM, including angiogenesis, have been introduced in clinical practice. The a...

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ICatcher in the Sky Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

ICatcher in The Sky is the embodiment of a three- dimensional dream catcher . It's a large sphere in which , with the aid of four projectors, a seamless image on the surface is created. The result is a visualization of the " dream " . The dream can be described as a stream of thoughts , resulting in a constantly transforming and unfraimed iconoclasm . We get to see powerful visual illusions in all colors and shapes. Abstract , cinematic , recognizable and disorienting images are reviewed. The...

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Follow-up study of 2,5-year-old children born after embryo biopsy Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Research questions which emerge are the following 1. Does PGD/PGS induce more congenital malformations and inborn pathologies in comparison to ICSI and to the general population? 2. Does PGD/PGS induce growth restriction prenatal and/or postnatal? Is there a difference within the PGD/PGS group comparing growth parameters after the removing of one versus two blastomeres? 3. Does PGD/PGS induce alterations in psychomotor, mental, psychosocial and language development of children? 4. Does the di...

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Scientific research in the field of Nephrology. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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Biogeochemical cycle of heavy metals in natutal freshwater tidal marshes and in flood control areas. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

As a transition zone between land and sea, estuaries accommodate specific and valuable ecosystems and often act as a filter for the load of nutrients and pollutants increased by human activities. Intertidal areas play a key role in these functions. The area of natural tidal wetlands can be extended by bringing the planned controlled flooding areas under influence of the tide. Within the pilot project of the controlled inundation area with controlled reduced tide (CRT) Lippenbroek and mesocosm...

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Sustainable indoor air-purifying technology based on plasma assisted catalysis. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The indoor air quality has decreased greatly in the last couple of decades due to the increasing concentration of volatile organic compounds in indoor air. This increase is a result of the improved air tightness of buildings and the growing use of numerous synthetic chemicals. It is therefore necessary to remove these harmful compounds so that the general quality of indoor air can be improved. One possible way of doing so, is by means of plasma assisted catalysis. This is a very promising tec...

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Grant from the National Bank of Belgium for the BOF-project: "Olfactory marketing: the role of fragrance and its interaction with other atmospheric cues in a shopping experience" Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

The grant of the National Bank wil be used to co-finance the operation coasts of the BOF-project: "Olfactory marketing: the role of fragrance and its interaction with other atmospheric cues in a shopping experience" In this project, the efficacy of fragrance marketing is examined. Within the concept of sensorial marketing, fragrance is becoming more and more important and retailers are becoming increasingly interested. There are, however, still a lot of research endeavors, not in the least w...

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Identification of new dynamic changes associated with mental retardation. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

With this project we want to increase our insights in the role of dynamic mutations in mental retardation. By means of molecular techniques (MS-MLPA, MSP, array-MLPA) we will identify new rare fragile places off CGG-repeats in the human genome and characterise the underlying genes. Selected genes who's involvement in mental retardation in humans seems most probable, are subjected to a detailed functional characterisation, among other things by use of animal models.

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Rewriting of professional texts: Revision analysis through research tool Inputlog. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project represents research between the UA and a private institution. UA provides the private institution the research results named in the title of the project.

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Validation of advanced, macrophage-targeted vaccines for MS Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

Recently, a new receptor was identified as a protein exclusively expressed on specific immune cells. Because of the important role of these immune cells in the immune system, targeted manipulation of these cells via this receptor might be promising in steering immunity. Therefore, we are developing a technology that can either provoke, subtly modify or completely eradicate an immune response. To evaluate if the technology can be used for treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), we aim to study ...

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Dipeptidyl peptidases beyond glucose homeostasis: from biochemistry to physiological importance. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project aims to better understand the effects of chronic dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP) inhibition on pre-defined aspects of cardiovascular, renal and bone (patho)physiology. Inhibitors with defined selectivity profiles will be developed as tools. Expression and inhibition of DPP4 and related peptidases will be studied on the molecular level, in cultured cells and in rat models of ischemia/reperfusion injury of heart and kidney.

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New finance model research: ZAP startcredit 2010 Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

New ZAP members received a startcredit of EURO 50.000.

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Research agreement: guidance of doctoral project Lieselotte Goessens Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Doctoral project: Broadcasting, politics and ideology. Research into the music programming and policy of the INR/NIR and the broadcasting associations during the period 1929-1960.

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Pollution tolerance of Daphnia magna populations: evolutionary potential and interaction with natural stressors from an ecotoxicological, genomic and ecological perspective. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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Climate Impact and Air Quality Modelling for Policy Support. (CLIMAQS) Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The Flemish Region in northern Belgium suffers from air pollution levels that rank among the highest in Europe. At the same time, the effects of global climate change are increasingly being experienced in Flanders. In view of climate and air quality policy support, atmospheric models are crucial tools as they are able to provide prognoses and scenarios, and to date, particularly 3-D prognostic computer models are the best available instruments. However, these models are often limited to acade...

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New challenges to many-body Green's function and advanced Dyson orbital theories: from orbital imaging to molecular quantum similarity in momentum space. Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

New challenges to many-body Green's function and advanced Dyson orbital theories: from orbital imaging to molecular quantum similarity in momentum space Benchmark orbital-imaging studies and quantum-chemical methods for computing molecular orbitals and electron densities in momentum space are nowadays very much needed for the development of new molecular descriptors of use in QSAR theories (Quantitative Structure / Activity Relationships). Besides interpreting 'orbital-imaging' Electron Momen...

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Aberration-free implementation of a liquid crystal moiré profilometer, using telecentric lenses Recently ended

University of Antwerp

During my PhD, I realized an optical profilometry setup to accurately measure shape and deformation of macroscopic objects like eardrums. New insights show that redesign of the setup with new optical components (e.g. telecentric lenses) will optimize the resolution and make the apparatus aberration-free. This achievement will be the first but necessary step in the further development of the technique towards a clinical application.

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Cancer and proactive medicine. Recently ended

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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Development of a set-up for single-molecule spectroscopy and imaging of individual carbon nanotubes Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Our state-of-the-art wavelength-dependent fluorescence excitation setup (previously used for bulk spectroscopy) will be adapted to study single-walled carbon nanotubes at the single molecule level, through the purchase of a high numerical aperture oil-immersion objective and an xyz-translation stage. Using a SiCCD camera, the nanotube dynamics and the filling-dynamics can be imaged and studied by optical spectroscopy.

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Research and training activities in the field of rheumatology. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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Téléthon Belge - PROJET 2011: Molecular diagnosis in isolated Complex I deficiency in patients. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Mitochondria are the energy providing system of the cell. This process, referred to as oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) or the respiratory chain, is controlled ot the genetic level by two genomes : the mitochondrial and the nuclear genome. A disruption of the OXPHOS system, which consists of five large multimeric enzyme complexes, results in life threatening diseases. These mitochondrial cytopathies are a heterogeneous group of disorders with an onset at any age and, very often, a multisyst...

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Support for start-up and outbuild of research network JIIP Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The research institute 'VUB' and the 'TNO Quality of life' have entered into a service-agreement concerning the project' Ondersteuning voor opstart en uitbouw van onderzoeksnetwerk JIIP.'. The research results can be transferred to the company, there can be a reasonable return in case of commercialisation or there is another kind of agreement on intellectual property, as outlined in the concluded agreement.

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Record of fees and compensations: judicial DNA-research Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This project represents a formal service agreement between the parties BIOMED (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, 'het Gerecht van Brussel'. BIOMED provides 'het Gerecht van Brussel' research results on the judicial DNA-research under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract. The work covers all states of the month December 2012

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In vivo non-vasive imaging of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) immunotherapy in mice. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project represents a research 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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Induction of multiple sclerosis (MS)-specific immune toleration using tolerogene dendritic cells and regulatory T cells. Preclinical evaluation of the therapeutic potential of cellular immune therapy in MS. Recently ended

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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Analogue modelling of morpho-structural processes in active volcano-tectonic regions Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This project aims at establishing an Earth science analogue laboratory at the VUB to investigate volcano-tectonic and geomorphologic processes. Specifically, experimental devices will be developed to investigate processes controlling volcano morphologies in the East African Rift, including: 1) the role of tectonic stresses and fault movements on volcano shape and instability, 2) the effect of volcano load and magma chambers on the distribution of eruptive centres and on the local tectonic arc...

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Exploiting the Advantages of Order and Cofinement for a Greener Chemistry Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The CHIS group has its research activities at the borderline of chemical and biochemical engineering. In contrast to most traditional departments, the focus is at the microscopic and molecular level and hence similar to the approach in molecular biology. Nature is a constant source of inspiration for the design and optimization of separation and reaction devices. Modelling is an important tool for analysis of detailed experiments and in designing new devices or processes. Applications are to ...

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The role of afferent neurons in the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal postinflammatory motility and sensitivity disturbances. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The aim of this project is to study the effect of experimental rat colitis in the postinflammatory phase (remission) on the motility of the gastrointestinal tract and the sensitivity of afferent nerves innervating the colon. We will study the pathophysiology of the postinflammatory motility- and sensitivity disturbances by investigating the involvement of TRPV1 and P2X3 receptors, mast cells and serotonin-containing enterochromaffin cells.

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Analysis of images from the respiratory system (AIR). Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The project will in general investigate and develop a number of innovative imaging, image reconstruction and analysis techniques specifically for lung diseases, which can become market ready in a few years.

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Search for biomarkers for asthma and airway allergies in non-invasive matrices. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways that is common in young children. For the moment diagnosis of this disease is not possible under the age of 6. This project focuses for new biomarkers for asthma that can be detected in non-invasive matrices. To accomplish this, differential analysis of proteins will be assessed in saliva, nasal lavage fluid and exhaled breath condensate in asthma patients and healthy controls. Because of the non-invasive way of sampling, a diagnostic test based on t...

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Learning at the workplace during formal education Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Although both research and policy advocate the use of workplace learning, the understanding of what high-quality workplace learning, as part of professional education, entails, remains limited. Much can be gained from an increased understanding of the nature of high-quality workplace learning. Moreover, both education and workplace are looking for crucial success factors in designing workplaces as learning environments. We recently collected data on both issues. We investigated how future en...

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Reactive magnetron sputter deposition : a hybrid model and its experimental verification. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Basic aspects of the project "Reactive magnetron sputter deposition : a hybrid model and its experimental verification": This project aims at the development of a hybrid model for the description of the reactive sputter process. This goal shall be reached by a combination of simulations and experiments.

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Acteer de cesuur! Onderzoek naar de bruikbaarheid van de klassieke acteermodellen binnen de postdramatische theateresthetiek Recently ended

University College Ghent

De Duitse theaterwetenschapper Hans-Thies Lehmann duidt met zijn 'Postdramatisches Theater' op de aanwezigheid van een cesuur binnen de hedendaagse theatertheorie en -praktijk. Het postdramatisch theater dat zich ontwikkelt sinds eind jaren 80, omschrijft hij door te wijzen op de verschillen met het ‘klassieke’ dramatische of aristotelische theater. In het postdramatisch theater staat de tekst niet meer centraal. De tekst is een perifeer element geworden naast andere niet-tekstuele elementen ...

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The hybrid identity of the HIV / AIDS patient: longitudinal research into the impact of antiretroviral drugs on the lives of HIV / AIDS patients in sub-Saharan Africa. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project represents research between the UA and a private institution. UA provides the private institution the research results named in the title of the project.

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Clinical and preclinical research of the effect of cellular mediators on the modulation of pathogenic responses in multiple sclerosis Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

In this project, we want to further investigate and exploit the capacity of DC and Treg to correct or modulate pathogenic responses in MS patients. Current research will provide the foundation for the eventual development of a cellular vaccine for the treatment of MS. Depending on the results of this study it can be envisaged te treat patients suffering from MS with tolerogenic DC and/or immosuppressive Treg in order to eliminate or inactivate autoreactive T-cells.

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Record of fees and compensations: judicial DNA-research Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This project represents a formal service agreement between the parties BIOMED (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, 'het Gerecht van Hasselt'. BIOMED provides 'het Gerecht van Hasselt' research results on the judicial DNA-research under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract. The work covers all states of the month December 2012

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Evolution of intra-sexual colour polymorphism in female damselflies of different shape frequencies. Recently ended

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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Research agreement VUB - ICCI Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The research institute 'VUB' and the 'Informatiecentrum voor het bedrijfsrevisoraat (ICCI)' have entered into a service-agreement concerning the project' Onderzoeksovereenkomst'. The research results can be transferred to the company, there can be a reasonable return in case of commercialisation or there is another kind of agreement on intellectual property, as outlined in the concluded agreement.

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New financing model research: ZAP start credit 2011 Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Start credit for new ZAP members 2011

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3DTV 2.0 : preparing for the next generation of 3DTV applications Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

The goal of the 3DTC 2.0 project is to prepare for the next generation of stereoscopic 3DTV applications by improving capture and display technology, by building new applications such as 3D media sharing and gaming and by studying the 3D viewing/using/playing experience through lab experiments and in people's natural environment, when available in a living lab setting. First of all, research will be carried out into basic 3D capture and display technology. 3D video quality improvement is a f...

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Identification and characterisation of genes responsible for age-related hearing impairment. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The general aim of this project is to acquire better insights into the development of ARHI, a complex type of hearing loss. To achieve this we will firstly perform additional investigations on two recently identified ARHI susceptibility genes, GRHL2 and GRM7, using genetic and functional studies.

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Role of impaired mobilization and dysfunction of endothelial progenitor cells. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Role of impaired mobilization and dysfunction of endothelial progenitor cells in: - in-stent restenosis - cardiac remodeling after a first myocardial infarction - coronary microvascular dysfunction - coronary plaque rupture in acute coronary syndromes

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Role of angiogenesis and angiogenetic factors (VEGF, PLGF) in portal hypertension and fibrosis formation in animal models of cirrhosis, steatosis and portal hypertension Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

AIM The aim of this project is to study the role of placental growth factor (PLGF) in the development of portal hypertension and its complications, in the development of cirrhosis and steatosis/NASH. - We will focus on the role of PLGF in the formation of angiogenesis in the mesenterium, of collaterals (shunts) in the peripheral, splanchnic and pulmonary circulation, with also the study of initiating factors such as hypoxia (HIF pathway). The clinical complications of cirrhosis will be evalua...

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QoS support in heterogeneous wireless sensor networks using distributed Reinforcement Learning techniques Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The main research objective of this project is to develop an adaptive QoS network architecture for heterogeneous wireless sensor networks, incorporating a genuine multi-agent systems reinforced learning (MAS-RL) algorithm for taking distributed, intelligent decisions on the optimal operation mode of each sensor node, hereby taking into account multiple interests and constraints. In order to achieve the overall research target, the work will be broken down into 4 main tasks, each with their ow...

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Developing and managing cyclic distribution strategies in logistics. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The starting point of this research project is to reconcile both trends in the inventory routing literature by breaking the underlying assumptions: (i) situations with an inherent demand uncertainty do not necessarily require a dynamic, short-term approach; and (ii) a cyclic solution can also be valid under varying circumstances. The resulting research question, which is the cornerstone of this project, is as follows: to what extent is a cyclic approach suitable for distribution planning in s...

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Politics beyond the State III. Representation, coordination and accountability in multilayered settings. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

In a first fase, the topics of political representation and policy-making in complex and multi-layered systems remained the central focus. In this proposal, we build further on what has been before. The analysis of the consequences of the changing institutional context of politics has after ten years indeed become one of the major research themes of the Department of Political Science at the VUB. The second part of the proposal presents two major research lines: - First one: focuses on the c...

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Price Valine de Spoelberch: Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathies: from genes to protein networks and disease mechanisms. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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The effect of balance training in combination with transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on postural control in stroke patients. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

During this project, motor training will be combined with non-invasive brain stimulation in stroke patients. By means of a double-blind, sham-controlled study the effect of additional static balance training which makes use of visual feedback in combination with transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on postural control in stroke patients is examined. This project will contribute to the implementation of a new treatment modality in clinical practice.

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Long-term effects of non-invasive ventilation in hypercapnic COPD patients. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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Argumentative networks: a still missing integration of philosophical approaches to argumentation with ai-models, with an application to mathematical practice. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

3. Aim(s) of the project Our first aim is based upon the observation that both fields of argumentation theory and the work on argumentative networks are, at the present moment, still acting more or less separately (as can be easily established by comparing references and bibliographies). Nevertheless, they could be mutually quite inspiring. Hence, a comparative study is urgently required. However, in order to avoid "mere" theoretical results, our second and more specific aim is, as mentioned ...

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Diffusion of proteins in biological membranes: a physical-based microfluorimetric study. Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

Present project aims to contribute to the methodology for a more unambiguous determination of the complex diffusion behavior of proteins in the plasma membrane of living cells. The general objective can be formulated as follows: recognition of anomalous diffusion behavior of membrane proteins in living cells and to identify the causes of this behavior by providing different length and time scales with microfluorimetrische methods. In this project an experimental and a theoretical orientatio...

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Revealing the sermon: transcription and construction of a database of sixteenth-century father confessor sermons Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This research project wants to open up the sixteenth-century collections of father confessor sermons. This aim will be achieved by printing or scanning ready existing microfilms of sermon manuscripts and by transcribing a relevant corpus of sermons. The specific details on sermons, on the collections in which these sermons are preserved, and on the preachers and sister scribes will be put in a database, which - later on - can be connected to already existing databases.

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Identification, evaluation and prioritization of the current (2011) landscape of biomarkers for the clinical triage of HPV positive women to aid in the diagnosis and/or monitoring of cervical pre-cancer. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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Energy Conversion Park (ECP) for the processing of local biomass flows Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This project seeks to demonstrate the economic benefits of the utilization of locally available biomass flows who often do not or are difficult to use. To achieve this, a so-called "Energy Conversion Park (ECP)" concept will be developed. It's about a smart and energetic optimal combination of various processing technologies in one location.

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Senses as tools. A philosophy of the sensory modalities. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Perception has an objective and a subjective aspect. We perceive events and objects, but at the same time these appear to us in a certain manner. An important role in the determination of 'how objects appear to us' is played by the sensory modalities. Philosophers from Aristotle to Paul Grice have considered the question what precisely distinguishes the senses: What makes hearing into hearing, and seeing into seeing? But also the question of what connects the sensory modalities has strongly ...

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BOF: 1 year fellowship. 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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Conferentie "16th IFAC Symposium on System Identification" SYSID 2012 - juli 2012 Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The 16th IFAC Symposium on System Identification (SYSID 2012) was held in Brussels, Belgium, July 11-13, 2012. This symposium covered major aspects of system identification, experimental modeling and signal processing, ranging from theoretical and methodological developments to practical applications. Brussels is conveniently located in the middle of Belgium and Europe, within sight of Brussels National Airport. Belgium is a small country but the significance of its central geographical locat...

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Identification of novel surface-expressed factors mediating virulence and biofilm formation in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Methicilline-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) recently became of the leading causes of hospital-acquired infections (HA) and infections that are acquired in the Community (CA). HA-MRSA and CA-MRSA show major differences in the distribution of toxin and antibiotic resistance genes. The worldwide spread of some HA-MRSA clones may be associated with an increased expression of virulence genes in these bacteria. In addition to a more aggressive virulence, also a different survival strategy i...

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STADiUM : Software Technology for Adaptable Distributed Middleware. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Contemporary distributed software systems have become extremely heterogeneous, dynamic and large-scale; they may include backend servers, regular PCs, various mobile and ubiquitous devices, plus diverse network infrastructures, such as mobile ad-hoc and wireless sensor networks. The STADiUM project, funded by IWT, addresses this complex context and investigates a next generation management platform that is adaptable to various operational conditions and available system resources. The platfor...

Project

Research in the field of dentistry. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

Project

Power-sharing and human rights. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The project will consider, both from a theoretical as well as from a policy-oriented perspective, the constraints and opportunities of a human rights approach to power-sharing agreements, which have become the dominant mode of conflict resolution in Sub-Sahara Africa.

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Parental Stress and Adolescent Problem Behavior: The Mediating Role of Mothers' and Fathers' Parenting. An Actor-Partner Interdependence Mediation Approach Recently ended

University of Antwerp

There is a general societal trend toward increased father involvement in children's live. Previous studies on parenting, however, have paid little attention on how mothers' and fathers' parenting styles may interact to affect adolescent outcome (Lamb, 2010). In this research, we will assess the direct and mediating impact of mother's and father's parenting on offspring outcome. We first focus on the role of parent's personal characteristics and contextual sources of stress in shaping parentin...

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Electrochemical generation and property modification of supported metal and alloy nanoparticles. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The aim of this project is threefold. First, we aim at the generation of supported metal and alloy particles on different substrates by surface mediated chemical or electrochemical deposition. Second, we concentrate on the modification of these particles by changing their surface properties. In view of the complexity surrounding the investigation of the structure and electronic properties of systems with nanoscale dimensions, a variety of complementary experimental methods will be used. The u...

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Orchestration in nomadic network applications. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Orchestration in nomadic network applications.

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Group life insurance: new challenges for the legislator? Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Group life insurance play a growing role in the second pension pillar, giving that they mostly foresee an additional income after retirement. The legislator has chosen to regulate group life insurance in the Wet Landverzekeringsovereenkomst (the Act on Insurance Law). Recent developments/regulations/judgments in other areas of the law have set this perspective under pressure. The goal of this project is to map the existing problems and to formulate concrete suggestions to the legislator on th...

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"Shadow princes" - favouritism and state formation in the archducal Low Countries, 1598-1621. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project represents research between the UA and a private institution. UA provides the private institution the research results named in the title of the project.

Project

Novel macrophage and myeloid dendritic cell markers for in vivo imaging and therapy of inflammatory diseases; inflammation trackin "inflammatrack". Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Macrophages (MFs) and myeloid dendritic cells (mDCs) play a crucial role in immune and inflammatory responses. Besides being cells that capture and destroy pathogens and present antigens to T cells, MFs and mDCs are now well described as a heterogeneous group of cells with various specialized activities in different anatomical locations. Many of these activities appear to be antagonistic in nature, e.g. pro-inflammatory versus anti-inflammatory, immunogenic versus tolerogenic, and tissue-dest...

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Search for nano-and microparticles to optimize mRNA "delivery" methods for HIV immunotherapy. Recently ended

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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Crop based systems for sustainable risk based land management for economically marginal degraded areas, phase II: demonstration projects and evaluation decision support tool. Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

The goal of the project Rejuvenate 2 is to enable a transparent and robust decision-making process to facilitate the responsible, sustainable and appropriate use of contaminated marginal land for biofuel and other biomass production. A consistent decision making approach will support an increase in the land area for biofuel crop growth, by improving the effectiveness of decision making and providing a common platform for different stakeholders, e.g. land owners, developers, planners and regul...

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Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with liquid crystal overlay Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Context Liquid crystals are materials that are widely used in displays nowadays, but they are becoming more and more popular for applications in photonics. They have unique electro-optic and opto-optic properties. This means that the optical behavior can be altered by applying either an electrical or an optical signal. The main advantage is that a large optical effect (in terms of refractive index change) can be obtained with very modest electrical or optical fields. Spatial soliton generatio...

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Optimization of the potty training in healthy young children. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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Dynamic effects in coupled superconductor-ferromagnet nanosystems. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The main objective of this project is to investigate experimentally and theoretically the physical properties of coupled, mutually influencing, superconductor-ferromagnet nanosystems. We will study the different contributions of the ubiquitous electromagnetic coupling and the more fragile exchange coupling. This will include the back-coupling from the superconductor to the (soft) magnetic system. A complementary theoretical approach will be developed by studying more general systems like cold...

Project

Scientific research in the field of Cardiology. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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-EXPERTISES of proposals submitted to the EC (oa. letter 151629 eHealth), 165764, (173023), 507170, AL00071113, AL00097821 Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

--EXPERTISES of proposals submitted to the EC (oa. letter 151629 eHealth), 165764, (173023), 507170, AL00071113, AL00097821

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VIB-Genetic service facility: external services. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The Genetic Service Facility (GSF) is an academic service facility that was established in the VIB Department of Molecular Genetics (http://www.molgen.ua.ac.be/) as a centralized facility. The GSF offers a wide range of DNA genetic services (Sanger sequencing, DNA fragment analysis applications such as microsatellites, AFLP, SNP analysis, mutation detection, genome wide scans), all using our state-of-the-art highly automated platform. Genome wide scans are done with an in-house developed mark...

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Research in the field of "Public Administration". Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

Project

Optimisation and application of 'Full-field' X-ray fluorescence imaging as quantitative method of analysis. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This is a fundamental research project financed by the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO). The project was subsidized after selection by the FWO-expert panel.

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Research on the quality of gymnastic clubs, joined at the Gymnastic Federation Flanders Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Research on the quality of gymnastic clubs, joined at the Gymnastic Federation Flanders

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Magnetism in nano-pore graphene Recently ended

University of Antwerp

With possible applications in carbon based electronics and spintronics, nano- pore graphene (NPG) has great potential. We will study NPG theoretically and computationally with the use of microscopic tight-binding Hamiltonians. Focus will be on effect of defects in the nano-pore lattice and distributions of pore sizes and shapes on the band structure and magnetism of this material. Numerical codes will be developed to run on graphical processing units (GPU). The acquisition of a high-end GPU w...

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Structure/function analysis of tRNA modifying enzymes and enzyme complexes Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

General objectives and positioning of the project In the previous years my research within the Ultrastructure Department in the Free University of Brussels has been focused on the detailed analysis of the structure and function of model enzymes acting upon relatively simple substrates, such as nucleoside hydrolases and thiamin diphosphate dependent decarboxylases (8;9). This expertise will now be employed and extended to tackle the study of the more challenging tRNA modifying enzymes from bot...

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Software development for laser closed loop control system for shaker table motion sensor response verifications and calibrations Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The research institute 'VUB' and the 'GVC PEERAER' have entered into a service-agreement concerning the project' Software development for laser closed loop control system for shaker table motion sensor response verifications and calibrations'. The research results can be transferred to the company, there can be a reasonable return in case of commercialisation or there is another kind of agreement on intellectual property, as outlined in the concluded agreement.

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Signal transduction and oxidative stress in Arabidopsis thaliana exposed to toxic concentrations of cadmium and/or copper. Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

Heavy metals are becoming more and more important as abiotic stress factors for all living organisms because of their use in (agro)industry and consecutively their environmental dispersion. Reduced biomass production is often observed in crops/plants growing on metal-enriched soils. Therefore, a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms of metal toxicity is of primary interest. To get a better insight in the underlying cellular and molucelar processes involved in metal toxicity ans s...

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PRODEX-9 project: Three-dimensional Ballistocardiography in microgravity (Vecto-Ballistocardiography) (B3D) in support of the ILSRA-2009-0729 project Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract--Balistocardiography was recorded in 3-D on a free floating astronaut in space as well as on healthy volunteers participating to a dry immersion study in a terrestrial laboratory. We demonstrate a new technique suitable for the analysis of 3-D BCG. The spatial curve of the displacement vector is analyzed instead of the three components of acceleration. The technique presented is invariant from the axis of representation and provides important novel physiological information.

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Juveniles desist-from-crime: qualitatif research into young adults with a juvenile justice history. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Criminological research on criminal trajectories of minors and young adults traditionally focuses on the question why these youngsters persist in committing criminal acts. This (mainly etiological) research focuses mainly on individual and social elements or risk factors which can predict and explain recidivism and the development of persistence, without investigating what these factors mean according to the delinquent (Burnett en Maruna, 2004). The What-works tradition, within this viewpoint...

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Protein domains as information processing units Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The fundamental subject of molecular biology is information and more specifically the way in which information is encoded, transformed and perpetuated in living cells and organisms. DNA structure carries evolutionary selected information on how to build proteins, whereas protein conformational and assembly states hold the environmental information on which cells have to act in real-time (1). Notwithstanding its central role, we still do not study the processing of information by biological sy...

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The courts of the administration of punishment at work. Etnografic research into their interactions, decision making and practices Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

2. General purpose of the research To uncover the characteristics of the multidisciplinary implementation courts through study of their interactions, decisionmaking processes and practices with regard to the different elements in the detention trajectory of the prisoner. An open process analysis of the formal and informal arguments and interactions (frontstage and backstage) between all professional and non-professional participants before, during and after court sessions, and of the specific...

Project

Determination of active biomechanical properties of middle ear muscles Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The goal of this project is to incorporate the biomechanical activity of middle ear muscles in a finite element model of the human middle ear, which has been neglected in models up till now. The middle ear muscles have an important function in the protection of the inner ear against exposure to high sound pressures. To model the middle ear muscles it is very important to know their exact (visco)elastic parameters and the forces they can produce. A very sensitive measurement set-up is required...

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VIB-Validation of prognostic and disease biomarkers for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease 1A (CMTA1). Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

Project

Ligua Cluster: meer euregional neighbour languages, cultural knowledge, leverage for euregional social and economical mobility Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

The cluster contains some six actions, which include the entire initial education from toddler age till higher education on the one hand and also the advanced labour market-oriented studies on the other hand. Moreover, not only class education but also virtual language education will be paid attention to. The Centre of Applied Linguistics (CTL) of Hasselt University is primarily in charge of the development of the virtual platform to learn languages, in addition to which not only the pure...

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Neuro-TARGET : integrated platform for target identification, validation and drug discovery with applications for neurodegenerative diseases. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

In light of the ever increasing incidence of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, in our ageing population in the western world, we propose to establish an integrated platform for target identification, validation and drug discovery to foster the development of novel therapeutics for neurodegeneration. Using cutting-edge technologies we will identify new disease-related genes from human biosamples and humanized yeast models. Generic and strategic research t...

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Innovation and reduction of time-to-market through designed experimentation. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This projects aims at developing novel search algorithms for finding optimal experimental designs. For that purpose, the newest methods for combinatorial optimization in operational research, involving metaheuristics, will be used in a new application area, the design of experiments. Both problems with a single objective as problems withmultiple objectives will receive our attention.

Project

New finance model research: ZAP startcredit 2010 Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Start credit for new ZAP members

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Separation of binary mixtures on metal-organic frameworks Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Objectives of the project 1. To mine the potential of MOFs in separation of binary gas or liquid mixtures, by identifying combinations of ?MOF + binary mixture??that afford high separation factors; 2. For selected cases, to follow the interaction between the MOF surface and the adsorbates (pure or as a binary mixture) by spectroscopic or diffraction methods; 3. For these cases, to identify relationships between adsorptive preferences of MOFs in separations, and their physicochemical character...

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Integration of high-throughput approaches to link culturable microbial diversity with metabolic potential in traditional fermented foods: towards a new strategy for functional starter culture screening Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Development of an intelligent high-throughput strategy for the inventarisation of culturable LAB-populations in traditional fermented foods.

Project

Record of fees and compensations: judicial DNA-research Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This project represents a formal service agreement between the parties BIOMED (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, 'het Gerecht van Antwerpen'. BIOMED provides 'het Gerecht van Antwerpen' research results on the judicial DNA-research under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract. The work covers all states of the month December 2012

Project

Functional-ecological study of the combined effects of predator- and pesticide stress on aquatic insects: from gen to community. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The central objective of this project is to evaluate to what extent biomarkers can be used to predict pollutant effects at the community level, with special attention for the interaction with predator stress and competition. Focus will be on studying the pesticide endosulfan, worldwide one of the most commonly used insecticides. Model organisms will be three aquatic insect groups: midge larvae (Chironomidae), water boatmen (Corixidae) and damselflies (Coenagrionidae).

Project

The meaning of the principle of solidarity in European law. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The principle of solidarity is becoming increasingly significant in European law. On the one hand this stems from the existing European Treaties and the reinforcement of the principle of solidarity in the Treaty of Lisbon and in the EU Charter of fundamental rights. It also follows from the most recent developments in the case law of the European Court of Justice with regard to the implementation of parts of community law such as European citizenship, internal market and competition. The prim...

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Contract for the conduct of observational studies : "MOVE-1: Mobility improvements with spasticity in Multiple Sclerosis" Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This clinical study represents a formal service agreement between the parties Biomed (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Almerall SA. The research institute Biomed provides Almerall SA research results on " MOVE-1: Mobility improvements with spasticity in Multiple Sclerosis" under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

The courts of the administration of punishment at work. Etnografic research into their interactions, decision making and practices. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

General purpose of the research: To uncover the characteristics of the multidisciplinary implementation courts through study of their interactions, decision-making processes and practices with regard to the different elements in the detention trajectory of the prisoner. An open process analysis of the formal and informal arguments and interactions (frontstage and backstage) between all professional and non-professional participants before, during and after court sessions, and of the specific ...

Project

Bacterial virulence as new target for protease inhibitors. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The goal of this project is to gain insight in the role and applicability of protease (DPP4) inhibitors in bacterial infections. The proof-of-concept will be obtained in Porphyromonas gingivalis models with the following objectives and work packages: 1. Development of in vitro and in vivo virulence models for P. gingivalis. 2. Evaluation of enzyme inhibitors using purified recombinant P. gingivalis DPP4. 3. Evaluation of DPP/protease inhibitors in bacterial in vitro and in vivo models. 4. SAR...

Project

CcASPAR: Climate change and changes in Spatial structures in Flanders. Recently ended

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...

Project

Ontwikkeling van een methodiek voor ergotherapeutische ondersteuning van de mantelzorger bij ouderen met een chronische aandoening Recently ended

University College Ghent

Het project situeert zich in het domein van wat ergotherapie kan betekenen voor de mantelzorg en hoe dit professioneel ingevuld moet worden. Het onderzoek heeft als doel het ontwikkelen, het testen en het evalueren van een methodiek voor ergotherapeutische ondersteuning van de mantelzorger bij ouderen met een chronische aandoening. Drie specifieke projectdoelen worden geformuleerd. In een eerste fase zal een nieuwe methodiek worden uitgeschreven die beoordeeld wordt door een klankbordcommissi...

Project

MedicaSpec Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

In the past decades many new drugs were developed that allow a successful treatment of different types of cancer. However, the ability to detect the presence of a tumour at an early stage is most of the time an important prerequisite but currently very difficult. Besides the mammography screenings for breast cancer, no tools are available that allow routine screening of large populations at risk for the development of a certain cancer type. This projects aims to develop a high throughput a...

Project

Nanostructured Polymer Photovoltaic devices for efficient solar Spectrum harvesting (PolySpec) Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

Purposes: The purpose of the project is twofold and related to the realisation of an important evolution on two critical domains for the development of technology leading to polymere or organic solar cells to be used under 1-zon circumstances. On the one hand an important increase in efficienty of this class of thin film solar cells is aimed at. The realisation of an energy conversion efficiency of 10% or more must lead the way to photovoltaic systems that can be used for large scale energy p...

Project

CONGRAN: Confinement in Graphene Nanostructures. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The qualitative goal of the project is to demonstrate and exploit the novel scientific possibilities of tunable gdots in comparison to conventional quantum dots defined in semiconductor heterostructures. We will investigate spin effects in the energy spectrum of gdots, the modified spin blockade in gdot systems and the transport properties of gdots under Coulomb blockade at elevated temperatures.

Project

Overeenkomst Windbelasting reclamezuilen Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The research institute 'VUB' and the 'Toys For Boys BVBA' have entered into a service-agreement concerning the project' Overeenkomst Windbelasting reclamezuilen'. The research results can be transferred to the company, there can be a reasonable return in case of commercialisation or there is another kind of agreement on intellectual property, as outlined in the concluded agreement.

Project

A model of childcare services: households and governments from the viewpoint of welfare economics. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project provides a welfare evaluation of various policy alternatives regarding the provision of childcare. To do so, it enhances the existing 'collective household model' with children as effective actors in the decision making process. Moreover, it compares policy measures regarding childcare services in Flanders, Finland, Germany and the UK, focussing on the distributional outcomes (between households and the intrahousehold allocation).

Project

Structural and biophysiscal characterisation of toxic oligomers of the Alzheimer’s beta peptide Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most prevalent neurodegenerative disease in the growing population of elderly people. A pathologic hallmark of AD is the aggregation of amyloid ? into insoluble amyloid deposits. The neurotoxic amyloid-? (A?) is a small protein fragment that self-assembles to form amyloid fibres which accumulate in the brain in Alzheimer's disease (AD) (Iwatsubo et al., 1994). Besides amyloid fibrils, A? peptide forms small soluble particles that may represent a major cause of ...

Project

Belgian policies for disabled citizens: what is the European impact in these matters? Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The research project analyses the Belgian disability policies, its structures, the division of competencies and policies themselves. It is a first step towards a larger research on the Europeanization of national disability policies, in which the process of national disability policy-making in different EU Member States is studied.

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Principles of Pattern Set Mining. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The overall goals of this project are 1) to establish a general computational framework for pattern set mining, 2) to study the computational properties of different types of selection predicates, 3) to develop algorithms and systems for dealing with pattern set mining, 4) to investigate how principles of constraint programming apply to pattern set mining, 5) to evaluate pattern set mining techniques on standard data mining and machine learning tasks, both conceptually and experimentally, and...

Project

Effect of acute cardiac decompensation in the release of endothelial progenitor cells in the circulation. Relationship with peripheral endothelial function. 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.

Project

The legal status of advance directives and living wills at the end of one's life. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

Project

Epigenetic regulation of multiple myeloma cells within the bone marrow microenvironment: identification of new potential targets Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Multiple myeloma (MM) is an incurable plasma cell malignancy which resides in the bone marrow (BM). In the BM signals are provided to the cancer cells to survive, grow and escape drug-induced cell death. Although new drugs targeting these signals significantly improve the overall survival, patients inevitably relapse and develop non-responsive disease. Consequently, further trials and identification of novel targets and (combinations of) drugs are still needed. Increasing evidence demonstrate...

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Mechanical properties of the eardrum - measurement and modeling. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Beginning in the early 90's, finite element modeling is used to study the complex behaviour of middle ear mechanics and the action of middle ear prostheses and - implants. Up till now, however, the current models are still restricted to the acoustical regime and the elasticity parameters of the tympanic membrane are determined inaccurately and incompletely. Therefore, we will measure pressure variations in a healthy middle ear and determine tympanic membrane elasticity parameters via inverse ...

Project

Flemish Supercomputer Center (VSC). Recently ended

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.

Project

Whole exome sequencing for identification of a novel gene for autosomal recessive Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

In this project, I aim to perform whole exome sequencing (WES) analysis in order to identify disease causing mutations in a novel gene for Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy located on chromosome 9q.

Project

Study trips for students from Flemish institutions for higher education 2012 (AUHL) Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

A travel scholarship is a financial compensation for students at e Flemish university or college for an individual study trip to a developing country. The study trip is part of an approved course, such as an internship or a thesis. Before leaving the student has to find a supervisor at the home university or college. even in the country of destination the student has to find a lokal supervisor responsible for the coaching at the scene. On the institution , the student gets a preparation, with...

Project

Port Performance Indicators: selection and measurement (PRISM). Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

Project

Development and global application of a mechanistic soil carbon model. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Existing soil carbon models are primarily empirical. Hence, these empirical models cannot be applied to simulate soil carbon changes under future atmospheric conditions that never occured during the observation phase. In this project, we will aim do develop a generic mechanistic module that describes soil carbon cycling by recognized and acknowledged mechanisms and a common set of first principles, which will be applicable globally, as well as under future atmospheric conditions.

Project

Study of Photoactive carbon for decontamination of wastewater containing organic pollutants Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

On 28 June 2012, the Research Council apporoved the short stay of Dr. P. S. Suchithra, Nano-Ceramics, MMD, National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, India. During this stay, Dr. P. S. Suchithra will perform research in the research group Applied and Analytical Chemistry, under promotership of Prof. Jan Yperman.

Project

Study of phagocytosis of apoptotic cells in human atherosclerotic plaques. 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.

Project

ODIS: Database Intermediary Structures Flanders. Recently ended

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.

Project

Experimental and numerical study of the slamming wave impact on deformable composite structures Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Objectives The aim of this project is the experimental and numerical study of wave impact on deformable composite structures. The objectives are threefold: * carrying out extensively instrumented slamming tests on deformable composite structures, including the monitoring of the resulting instantaneous deformations and the damage and stiffness degradation of the composite material, * the numerical simulation of the dynamic pressures that act in the interface between the composite structure a...

Project

The social brain: timing and localization of inferences on other persons Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The aim of the project is to expand our understanding of the brain regions and functions underlying inferences about other people using novel brain imaging techniques like functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and event-related potentials (ERP). fMRI and ERP techniques provide information on the spatial location and temporal dynamics respectively of neural mechanisms, and so allow unprecedented insight in how the brain is involved in cognitive and affective processes, including social ...

Project

Defining key regulators of neural stem cell self-renewal and differentiation. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Although neural stem cell (NSC) transplantation holds great promise as a potential cellular therapy for several central nervous system disorders, a number of major challenges remain in this research field. One of the limitiations in NSC transplantation research to date is the lack of an unambiguous marker to identify undifferentiated neural stem cells. The shared expression of marker proteins between NSC and astrocytes greatly complicates the assessment of the in vivo fate of transplanted NSC...

Project

Climate change, news media and democratic debate: an investigation into frame sponsorship and media representation Recently ended

University of Antwerp

In the past years, it has been widely acknowledged that handling climate change is one of the greatest political challenges the industrialized world faces today. This brings forward important questions regarding the social role of news media in democratic societies and the relationship between media, power and democracy. Characterizing climate change as a risk conflict between various groups with competing values and interests, the research question of this proposal is whether and to what ext...

Project

Primary synthesis and (trace) analysis of glass using 15-17th century recipies and starting materials. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The goal of the project is to verify a number of 15-17th C. recipes for synthesis of primary glass, as used for the production of stained glass windows and of utilitarian and decorative glass artefacts. The influence of unpurified starting materials (SiO2-rich sand and Na or K-rich flux) and of recycled glass on the required fusion temperature and fusion time will be investigated. Also we will verify experimentally the manner in which the fusion process influence the trace element pattern of ...

Project

Pharmacokinetics in the rat of propofol after intravenous dosing at 10 mg/kg and of two propofol pro-drugs (SMC0001-11 and SMC0001-45) after single oral dosing at 30 mg / kg eq. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

Project

CONVERGE - European welfare states are converging towards a single European social model? Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

Project

Influence of progenitor cells to liver regeneration after major resection in pathological liver conditions. Recently ended

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.

Project

Nested modelling of the Greenland ice sheet in support of the dating and the interpretation of the NEEM ice core record (NEEM-B) Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

1. Background and importance of the project Starting with the initial projects in the 1960s (Camp Century and Byrd), deep ice cores have become a crucial pillar of knowledge about Late Quaternary palaeoclimatic changes. The current state of the art is represented in Greenland by the detailed records drilled at Summit (GRIP - Greenland Ice core Project - and GISP2 - Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2) and at NGRIP (NorthGRIP), cf. Dansgaard et al. (1993), NGRIP project members (2004). The most comp...

Project

Research on effects of prevention among sex workers. Recently ended

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.

Project

Complex patterns of host-pathogen interaction: the role of behaviour in mediating the spread of infectious disease through structured host populations Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Contrary to the large, well-mixed theoretical populations on which the spread of infectious disease has traditionally been modelled, most wildlife and human populations are socially or spatially structured into distinct groups. This is significant, as infection transmission within a structured population will also depend on group dynamics including group connectivity via individual movements. But while theoretical studies have modelled the effects of population structure and connectivity on i...

Project

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

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...

Project

Prioritization of target groups in relation to the vaccination for seasonal influenza - part 2. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The two research questions are: - What is the impact of vaccinating children for seasonal influenza vaccination? - What is the cost-effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccination, for each vaccination scenario?

Project

Participation of UA, UGent and VUB to the CERN CMS (Compact Moun Solenoïd) experiment at the LHC (Large Hedron Collider) in CERN. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The project is part of the FWO Big Science funding which allows participation in large-scale international experiments at CERN and elsewhere. The funding covers our participation to the CMS experiment at the LHC in CERN in terms of logistic personnel support, contributions to the 'Maintenance and Operation' of the CMS detector and the development of local GRID infrastructure..

Project

Identification of novel surface-expressed factors mediating virulence and biofilm formation in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Objectives A first objective of the project is the identification of genes encoding novel virulence factors, which are expressed at the bacterial surface of MRSA. In particular the project will focus on new bacterial surface components that are involved in biofilm formation and in the recognition of the host. This will be performed by screening for transposon-induced or bacteriophage-resistant mutants with altered biofilm formation or virulence in the surrogate host Caenorhabditis elegans (C....

Project

Involving volunteers and their effect on the governance and functioning of private non-profit organisations. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Involving volunteers and their effect on the governance and functioning of private non-profit organisations.

Project

Development and fundamental evaluation of high efficiency capillary liquid chromatography Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

2. Objectives The present project aims at the fabrication of maximal length capillary columns for high resolution liquid chromatography (N ??100,000 theoretical plates) and the evaluation of their ability to separate complex sample mixtures. To evaluate the best possible column format allowing to achieve the desired high number of theoretical plates in the shortest possible time, many different column formats (packed beds of fully or partially porous particles, silica- and polymer monoliths, ...

Project

VIB-Identification of the molecular pathways involved in mutant YARS related DI-CMTC in Drosophila. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

Project

City Platform Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The Brussels Metropolitan platform UAB is a network that has been set up within the University Association for education and research around the maximise synergy.

Project

Diamond shadow and luster. Giving new meaning to diamond with the help of new technologies. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project relies on a cross-over between artistic jewellery creation on the one hand and innovative materials science and technology on the other. Since observation is highly subjective, the way of presenting "things" can evoke very different feelings. In this project, classical jewellery materials, such as diamond and gold, will be looked at differently, mounted differently and we will experiment with new techniques to change typical colours and connections.

Project

Nanobodies in Health : Next generation Antibody fragments for Medical Applications Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Naturally occurring camelid Heavy-chain antibodies have evolved to be fully functional in the absence of a light chain. In a previous VUB-funded GOA project, a network consisting of the research groups of S. Muyldermans, J. Steyaert and P. De Baetselier has built on fundamental research into the properties of Heavy-chain antibodies to develop medical applications of Heavy chain antibody-derived single-domain antibody fragments referred to as Nanobodies. Collaborative scientific achievements o...

Project

Understanding nonprofit employees’ motives: a 'discrete choice' analysis Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Nonprofit research is on the rise. With the growing importance of the nonprofit sector, scholars have started to broaden the understanding of why nonprofit organizations (npos) exist, how they behave and what their objectives are, from both an empirical and theoretical point of view. In recent years, there is an increased interest in the motives of the (paid and voluntary) individuals who are employed in the sector. Understanding their motives and how these do or do not correspond with the ob...

Project

New factory of the future: "productivity and decomposition analysis of Limburg and Flemish companies" Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

The aim of the project is to contribute to the realization of a competition and productivity offensive in Flanders. VKW Limburg wants to sensitize companies to achieve transformations in their business models. To make sure VKW Limburg has a sufficient substantive base on which elements would have had an impact on growth in the economy of Limburg during the past 10 years, Prof. Dr. Mark Vancauteren was asked to make a 'productivity and decompositionanalysis on Limburg and Flemish companies'. T...

Project

Integrated Marketing Communications: Creating synergies through advertising in different media Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The project (a longitudinal study on real-life ads in 4 countries) investigates potential synergies between different media to achieve maximum return (more favourable consumer reactions to ads, consumer activation (information search, website visits, word-of-mouth) and sales). We study moderating effects like socio-demographic profile (age, social class, ...), media usage and connectedness, buying behaviour and cross-cultural differences.

Project

Dying well with dementia. Studying mortality statistics and investigating the quality of end-of-life care according to the experiences of physicians, patients and their families. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Despite the growing number of persons dying with dementia and the need to improve their end-of-life care, important gaps remain in our knowledge of the quality of care delivered to persons dying with advanced dementia and their families. It is unclear which components of care or treatments influence the quality of end-of-life care or lead to positive and preferred outcomes for dementia patients and their families. Overall goals of this research are: (1) to build an epidemiological database o...

Project

Classification of Hyperspectral Images using Mathematical Morphological Profiles Recently ended

University of Antwerp

An extensive study on the use of mathematical morphology for the processing and analysis of multispectral and hyperspectral image data is carried out, taking into account both the spectral and spatial property of the data. State-of-the-art techniques are enhanced and new methods are developed. As application we investigate the use of colour and multidimensional image processing in remote sensing, i.e. the classification of hyperspectral images using mathematical morphological profiles for veg...

Project

Raman spectroscopy of structure and kinetics in solution. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The research proposal deals with two applications of Raman spectroscopy. The first part is situated in the field of intermolecular interactions, and involves the study of molecular complexes held together by C-Y¿X halogen and/or C-H¿X hydrogen bonds, using solutions in liquid rare gases. The second part involves the use of Raman spectroscopy for the optimization of the reaction parameters of organic reactions that are catalysed by palladium and/or copper-complexes, and the characterization o...

Project

The influence of leafontogenesis of pear(Pyrus communis) on the infection ability of Erwinia amylovora: a study of defense-related mechanisms. Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This project aims to create a first step to gaining insight into the relationship between the leaf age of the peer with the matching composition of anti-oxidative enzymes, phenols and flavonoids in the leaves. Then we want to examine whether these enzymes and secondary metabolites are involved in building a defense mechanism in the leaves against the bacterium E. amylovora and whether the imposition of abiotic stress leads to increased resistance to fire blight.In this way a foundation can be...

Project

Multiferroics based on the Pb lone pair. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The goal of this project is to realize and fully characterize new multiferroics. The chosen materials are based on the prediction of multiferroic properties in perovskite based oxides with A cations with a lone electron pair in combination with magnetic B cations. The lone pair will provide the ferroelectric properties, while the magnetic B-cations take care of the magnetic properties.

Project

Treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia

Project

Téléthon Belge - PROJET 2011: Differential expression profiles in normal and FSHD-carrying human embryonic stem cells. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Human embryonic stem cells (hESC) have two important characteristics: first, they can be maintained in undifferentiated form indefinitely, and secondly, can be coaxed into differentiating in derivatives of all three germ layers such as muscle, neurons or insulin-producing cells. This is why they carry great hope for use in regenerative medicine and cell therapy. Moreover, these cell lines can be of great help to study molecular physiology linked to specific mutations, whether they are used ...

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Toward a European Society: Single Market, Binational Marriages, and Social Group Formation in Europe. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The project will examine trends since 1980 in the proportions of binational marriages between citizens of European Union countries. It will pay special attention to the nationalities of those entering these marriages. The goals of the demographic analysis will be to assess to what extent the European single market has contributed to an increase in binational marriages. In addition, it will attempt to determine to what extent changes in the proportion of binational marriages and the distributi...

Project

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

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...

Project

Structure analysis of hard and soft condensed matter using synchrotron radiation (ESRF-DUBBLE). Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This is a fundamental research project financed by the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO). The project was subsidized after selection by the FWO-expert panel.

Project

Tolerance and Immunogenicity of ProCervix, an adjuvanted therapeutic vaccine composed of 2 recombinant adenylate cyclases, in HPV 16 and/or 18 infected women with normal cytology. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

Project

Puumala hantavirus variation in heterogeneous environments in western Europe : ecological drivers and epidemiological outcomes Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project aims to investigate how large and small scale genetic variation of Puumala virus (PUUV), a common hantaviral zoonosis in Europe, is linked to heterogeneity in PUUV epidemiology and potential micro-evolutionary patterns in Belgium. Secondly, want to identify the ecological drivers of the observed genetic variation in PUUV, taking into account reservoir host genetics.

Project

Three-dimensional characterisation of precipitates in Ni-Ti shape memory alloys by slice-and-view in a FIB-SEM dual-beam microscope. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Ni-Ti based alloys are at present the mostly used materials in shape memory and superelastic components for applications in a wide variety of fields ranging from stents and orthopedic wires in the medical sector over mechanical actuators to various clutching devices. The martensitic transformation from a cubic B2 austenite structure to a monoclinic B19' martensite structure is the basis for this special behavior. Depending on the application different compositions are used, usually around...

Project

HYPERspectral remote sensing for ENVironment and water management - HYPERENV Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The objective of this project is to examine the potential of hyperspectral data for hydro-ecological research in urbanised catchments and for biomonitoring of urban ponds, in order to improve our understanding of runoff processes in urbanized areas, occurrence of groundwater dependent ecosystems, clear and turbid alternative stable states of ponds. This will contribute to more integrated water management practices in urbanised areas as required by the EU water framework and groundwater direct...

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Parametrized Model Order Reduction (PMOR): Sparse Data and Sparse Models. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The main objective of this project is the development of robust and stable rational modelling algorithms to build parameterized reduced order models for complex physical systems. The order and complexity of the scalable rational models are specifically tailored towards the application at hand. The approximation and/or interpolation models are based on sparse scattered data, spread over the design space of interest, and the models are aimed to be sparse themselves in order to guarantee a minim...

Project

Ontogeny of drug transporters and metabolizing enzymes in the minipig: a genomic approach Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Drug transporters and metabolizing enzymes play a pivotal role in the pharmacokinetics of most drugs. The ATP-binding cassette (ABC) drug efflux transporters and cytochrome P450 isoenzymes (CYP) are the best known of these two groups, respectively, but numerous other subgroups are involved in the absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination of drugs. The presence and activity of these systems in hepatocytes and enterocytes influence oral bioavailability and as such they may determine ...

Project

Synthesis of diamino acid derivatives with a cyclopropane or aziridine skeleton and their application in the synthesis of potential physiologically active alpha,gamma-diaminobutyric acid derivatives. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Objectives of the project: - Development and optimization of the stereoselective synthesis of new derivatives of 1,2-diaminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid, 2-amino-2-aziridin-2-ylacetic acid and 2-amino-3-aziridin-2-ylpropionic acid. - Development of ring opening reactions of 1,2-diaminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid derivatives, 2-amino-2-aziridin-2-ylacetic acid derivatives and 2-amino-3-aziridin-2-ylpropionic acid derivatives towards potentiallyphysiologically active amino acid derivatives...

Project

Exome sequencing to identify novel mental retardation genes. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The human genome project has led to the identification of all base pairs in the human genome. Moreover, technological breakthroughs have led to the development of equipment that enables laboratories of our size to sequence all coding exons of an individual in a single run. Intellectual disability occurs in 2-3% of the world population. This means that in Flanders alone between 120.000 en 180.000 persons are affected. In maximally half of patients a diagnosis is made. This implies that no spec...

Project

The effect of endosymbionts on the evolution of arachnid dispersal. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This is a fundamental research project financed by the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO). The project was subsidized after selection by the FWO-expert panel.

Project

Identification of disease genes through next-generation sequencing Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is a revolutionizing technique for the identification of disease-causing genes. In this project, we attempt to identify the disease-causing mutation in 2 families with autosomal recessive forms of nonsyndromic deafness, in which a narrow candidate region has been delineated by linkage analysis. To obtain a successful gene identification, a thorough screening of these regions will be done using NGS techniques.

Project

Endocrine-disrupting environmental chemicals: From accumulation to their role in the global "neuro-endocrine" epidemic of obesity and its metabolic consequences. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

It is recently hypothesised that the disturbance of weight homeostasis leading to obesity in humans might at least partially be influenced by endocrine disrupting chemicals. This study particularly investigates the accumulation and role of older and new emerging endocrine disrupting chemicals in the pandemic of the 21st century called obesity. The effects are studied at molecular, cellular and organism level using in vitro and in vivo approaches, analytical techniques, cell culture, genomics...

Project

Record of fees and compensations: judicial DNA-research Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This project represents a formal service agreement between the parties BIOMED (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, 'het Gerecht van Turnhout'. BIOMED provides 'het Gerecht van Turnhout' research results on the judicial DNA-research under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract. The work covers all states of the month December 2012

Project

The end of secularization? Charles Taylorr and Marcel Gauchet on the significance of the religious in a secularized world. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The confrontation between Gauchet and Taylor starts from the following research question : what is the cultural and social relevance and significance of the religious in the secular world? The aim of this question is to make explicit the tension which currently occurs between the religious experience which is circumscribed in terms of the sacred, the godlike and the transcendent on the one hand and the advancing process of secularisation on the other

Project

Ecotope surfaces and intactness index. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

Project

Flanders High Performance Computing Lab. Recently ended

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.

Project

Dendritic cell immunology and dendritic cell based immunotherapy of HIV and cancer. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The aim of this project is to combine fundamental insights into the immunobiology of dentritic cells and the development of an optimized dendritic cell-based vaccine for anti-cancer and anti-HIV immunotherapy. Hereto we will: - Develop the tools to study the immunobiology of mouse and human dendritic cells and to evaluate the immune responses in preclinical animal models. - Develop the strategies to optimize the immunogenicity of the cellular vaccine and to interfere with immunosuppressive m...

Project

TEM work: investigation of polyurethane samples. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

Project

ACCESS: Assistance in Clean Coal and Environmentally sound Storage Solutions Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

The overall objective of the action is to build capacity for the development of Clean Coal Technologies (CCT) and the identification of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) potential in Kazakhstan. These new technologies can improve the efficiency of coal combustion and can reduce environmental impact of the coal industry. In addition, focus will lie on capacity building on economical, social and environmental aspects of CCT and CCS. Since Kazakhstans dominant fuel for energy production is its o...

Project

Biodiversity and phylogeny of the Typhloplanidae Graff, 1905 (Rhabdocoela: Dalytyphloplanida) Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

With about 300 species described, the Typhloplanidae is one of the most species-rich families of free-living flatworms. However, it is not only the high number of species that makes this taxon worth studying, but especially the high diversity in morphology and ecology that representatives of this taxon exhibit. Most of the species only occur in freshwater, while others are exclusively found in marine environments. Most interesting, however, is that many species have adapted to a life in semi-...

Project

In-vivo visualisation and quantification of endogenous neuronal stem cell recruitment in the songbird brain using imaging methods (BLI and MRI). Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project aims at visualising and quantifying endogenous neuronal stem cell recruitment in the brain of living songbirds using Bioluminescent Imaging (BLI) with the reporter gene luciferase and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) using either the reporter gene Ferritine or MRI contrast agents that are internalised by the neuronal progenitor cells in the subventricular zone. The developed tools will then be used to study the underlying mechanisms of seasonal changes in neuronal recruitment.

Project

Genetic analysis of the role of sFRP1 and 4 in the bone homeostasis. Recently ended

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.

Project

New finance model research: ZAP Startcredit 2010 Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Start credit for new ZAP members

Project

Back to work: Reintegration of employees who were medically incapable of work after subacute health problems within the services provided by an external service for the prevention and protection at work. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

Project

Violence in the name of hnour: myth or reality? A pilot study in Flanders. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Eergerelateerd geweld kan, in de context van migratie, begrepen worden als een vorm van gendergerelateerd, geweld dat als functie heeft cuturele grenzen van minderheidsgroepen te bepalen en de morele eigenheid van de groepsidentiteit af te bakenen ten aanzien van de genderspecifieke normen en waarden van de dominante cultuur in de samenleving. Daarbij worden aan meisjes/vrouwen en jongens/mannen verschillende rollen en normen opgelegd. Eergerelateerd geweld omvat niet alleen (pogingen tot) er...

Project

Local elites in a changing society: a comparative study of power in Flemish and Brabantine villages (13th-16th centuries). Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The aim of this project is to explain regional divergences in the organisation and dynamics of late medieval village elites by linking them to the equally regionally divergent patterns of rural commercialisation. In order to do so we have to question the basic assumption that an early and intensive commercialisation of agriculture was always paralleled by an equally early concentration of political and economic power in the hands of 'new' village elites, and that, vice versa, in more traditio...

Project

"Tonight, in the Grand Théâtre…": The reconstruction of the calendar of theatrical performances in Antwerp between 1680 and 1795 Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project will result in the creation of an annotated database or calendar of all the secular, mainly commercial theatrical performances organised in Antwerp between 1680 and 1795. This database will be supplemented by transcriptions of hitherto unknown letters written by the theatre impresarios or directors of the various companies. This research project supports and is closely linked with the postdoctoral research project "The business of performance: Theatre impresarios and the dramat...

Project

Database cleaning Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

The goal of this project is to develop of new database techniques to support the cleaning of data, metadata and data transformations. In this context, cleaning is to be understood as the identification and correction of incompleteness , inconsistencies, inaccuracies ans errors.

Project

Research and formation in post-conflict development and local / regional governance. Recently ended

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.

Project

Physical characterization and understanding of spatially incoherent emission regimes of semiconductor lasers and implementation in targeted applications. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This project deals with both theoretical and experimental aspects of a particular type of semiconductor laser: the broad-area vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (BA-VCSEL). Following the recent discovery (2005) within the Department TONA of a special nonmodal emission regime in this type of lasers, we want to carry out theoretical and experimental work to further quantify and explain this this phenomenon, and investigate application prospects. An important application of this research is ...

Project

Construction of a high-resolution middle ear model for optimization of middle ear implantable middle ear implants and middle ear microphones (Type 3). Recently ended

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.

Project

Direct C-H bond functionalization reactions: development of procedures to remove a pyridine directing group Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Direct C(sp³)-H functionalizations alfa to nitrogen in aliphatic amines can be efficiently achieved when pyridine is involved as a directing group (DG). Pyridine is however a stable directing group and was therefore considered to be irremovable after the functionalization step. This project focuses on the development on pyridine removal strategies.

Project

Study of the pathogenische/anti-pathogenische features of the p50 NF-kappaB comonent with African trypanosome infection as working model. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

During inflammatory immune responses against pathogens, the recruitment of immune cells to the site of infection is necessary. This infiltration can result in tissue damage by a continuing inflammatory. Therefor, it is important to understand the basic mechanisms of the recruitment and activation of inflammatory immune cells. Experimental infections with African trypanosome, an extra cellulary parasite who causes sleeping sickness at humans and nagana at bovine animals in sub-Sahara Africa, r...

Project

Long & Mid-term Training Session on Senior Administrative and Personnel Management for Executives from the PR of China. Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

Hasselt University organizes during 10 weeks (October - December 2012) a specialized training program for Senior Managers of Public Relations of China, comprising subjects in administrative and personnel management. The topics of the program will be taught by professors of Hasselt University or under responsibility of Hasselt University.

Project

Structure and mode of action of lectin-like bacteriocins Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

3. Objectives LlpA represents the prototype of a novel family of proteins with antibacterial activity. This project proposal aims at acquiring insight in the as yet unknown and probably unprecedented mode of action of these Pseudomonas bacteriocins. Elucidation of this mechanism may disclose a novel target for combating pathogenic bacteria. The knowledge thus acquired will be instrumental for the elucidation of the function of MMBL-like modules in the variety of 'hypothetical proteins' that a...

Project

Parallel corpora for Dutch word sense disambiguation - Het gebruik van parallelle corpora voor automatische desambiguering van woordbetekenissen in het Nederlands Recently ended

University College Ghent

De informatie-explosie die we de laatste jaren meemaken op het World Wide Web en de vertaalexplosie die niet alleen een typisch Europees probleem is en ook o.a. samenhangt met de economische realiteit (zoals de kortere levenscyclus van producten en de globalisering van het aanbod), zorgen voor een groeiende vraag naar automatische vertaalsystemen. Ondanks de grote vooruitgang de laatste decennia heeft de performantie van taaltechnologische applicaties, zoals machinevertaling, heden ten dage n...

Project

Transitions between symmetrical and asymmetrical bipedal gaits: neuromechanical and evolutionary context. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This projects investigates the transitions between different gait types (walk-run/trot; trot-gallop; walk-gallop and vice versa) during actual overground accelerations/decelerations. Kinematics, ground reaction forces, and EMG patterns are collected and data are used for further calculations (mechanical energy, inverse dynamic modeling¿). Ultimately, the project aims at gaining insights in the interaction between mechanical and neural control of transitions (locomotion in general).

Project

The effects of auditor gender on controle declaration Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dit onderzoek wenst de effecten van auditor gender op de inhoud van het controleverslag en de zwaarte van de controleverklaring te bestuderen. Op internationaal vlak is, met uitzondering van een beperkt aantal studies, nog geen onderzoek verricht naar de effecten van gender in een audit context. De externe auditor heeft als taak om via het controleverslag een deskundig oordeel uit te brengen over de getrouwheid van de financiële staten en vervult alzo een belangrijke taak ten aanzien van dive...

Project

Regulation of the molecular and functional heterogenity of tumor associated macrophage populations in breast- and longcarcinoom models Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Study on the relevance of tumor-associated macrophage for the gradient of tumor growth.

Project

Monograph "The Lure of the Dynasty. The Habsburg Court of Brussels in the Age of the Archdukes Albert and Isabella, 1598-1621". 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.

Project

SPARSITY: Regularization, optimization, computation! Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This research project focuses on a very important and timely problem in applied mathematics, namely the role played by sparsity in inverse problems and related computational issues. Modern technology provides us with an impressively growing capacity for data acquisition, data storage, and computation. As a result, even problems that until recently were "dense" will soon be "sparse", in the sense that the number of physical degrees of freedom will be small compared to the volume of data acquir...

Project

Oligomeric Analogues of Poly(sulfur nitride) for Semiconductor Applications. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Novel conjugated materials, hybrids of organic and inorganic conjugated systems, applicable in semiconductor-based devices such as sensors and organic memories, will be synthesised, characterised using diffraction and spectroscopic techniques, and evaluated as electro-active components in these applications.

Project

Record of fees and compensations: judicial DNA-research Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This project represents a formal service agreement between the parties BIOMED (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, 'het Gerecht van Tongeren'. BIOMED provides 'het Gerecht van Tongeren' research results on the judicial DNA-research under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract. The work covers all states of the month December 2012

Project

The impact of nutrient spiraling in the tidal freshwater zone of estuaries: the Scheldt, a case study. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Estuaries are one-dimensional flow systems, transforming particulate and dissolved substances before reaching the coastal zone. However, estuarine substances may be temporarily trapped in intertidal marshes and mudflats, the primary low-flow zones. These processes, referred to as spiraling, allow intense biogeochemical processing with major consequence for the functioning of estuaries as nutrient filters. The tidal freshwater area has received scarce attention compared to the saline counterpa...

Project

Learning the family business - Part II Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

The project "The learning family firm" has shown that a necessary condition for continual improvement and innovation is "organizational learning." Investing in continual innovation is essential for family firms to sustain competitive advantage. Family firms' success is, as is the case in any firm, highly dependent on product, process and organization innovation. Organizational learning is mainly embedded in the network of conversations and relationships that members of the family firm co-enac...

Project

Optimal estimation and processing of diffusion kurtosis parameters to evaluate their clinical relevance. Recently ended

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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Work Incapacity and Early Retirement in Flanders. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The research project aims to explore how work incapacity fits into early retirement schemes in Flanders, and to compare the Flemish situation with that in other welfare state regimes. It intends to set out in search of substitution effects between different early exit mechanisms and to find explanations for early retirement patterns in Flanders. Factors such as health, demographic evolutions and employer characteristics shall be taken into consideration.

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Survival of Beta Cell allografts in transiently immunosuppresed type 1 diabetic patients. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This project consists of two paarts: The first part is a continuation of a protocol developed during the first Center grant, and studies the outcome of an intraportal beta cell graft using a standardized procedure that was found to induce a state of insulin-independence at posttransplant month 12. It will address the following specific aims: 1. To monitor over five years the beta cell secretory capacity and the insulin sensitivity in intraportal graft recipients and compare the data with tho...

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Research into the use of and need for care for children between 3 and 12 years and review of current state / Lot 1: Research among parents of children between 3 and 12 in the Flemish Region Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

One of the key tasks of Child & Family concerns the direction of child care in Flanders. Under this task Child & Family is missing recent information on the use and the need for after school care. This task includes the mapping of the use of care for children between 3 and 12 years with the possibility of comparison with the research already conducted by Child & Family in the years 2000 and 2004. This investigation must include a number of directions that Child & Family has in mind for a new...

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RECAP: Reservoir Computing for Auditory Pattern Recognition. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The aim of this project is to carry out fundamental research into the possibilities and difficulties of applying RC to some challenging auditory pattern recognition applications such as spatial environment recognition from a multi-channel active or passive sonar signal and continuous speech recognition in background noise.

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First Mutual congress of the Belgian, Spain and Luxembourgian Mathematical fellowship. Luik 06/06/2012 - 08/06/2012 Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The KWG unites all those who are interested in Mathematics, both in professional as in personal way.

Project

Precarious work, precarious lives and health. Constructing and testing of an indicator for precarious work and health in a crossnational context Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Research problem and research aims During the past decades, the classic employment relationship has undergone fundamental changes. These have put pressure on the psychological contract between employer and employee, leading to a decline of what is considered as the "standard employment relationship", offering employees "relatively permanent employment in exchange for adequate task performance" (Cooper 2002). These changes in the standard employment relationship should be taken into account wh...

Project

From press release to news report: what's translating got to do with it? Recently ended

University of Antwerp

What's translation got to do with it? Journalists often say that they do not 'translate' foreign news; they produce new(s) stories. Prior research has shown that journalists actually do have to translate sometimes, even though they are not always trained to do so. By looking at the differences between a set of news articles (news papers, news websites) and a set of foreign language press releases on which these articles are based, we want to shed light upon the role and the nature of translat...

Project

DNA methylome and RNA transcriptoom analysis in proximal tubular cells, blood and urine during development of chronic kidney disease in mice Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Chronic kidney disease encompasses all renal conditions which, irrespective of their cause, are characterized by histomorphological damage and/or a decreased glomerular filtration rate (<60 ml/min/1,73m2), either of which are present for at least 3 months. Up to now, end stage renal disease (i.e. the final stage of chronic kidney disease) can only be treated by dialysis or transplantation. DNA methylation is an epigenetic modification of DNA governed by DNA methyltransferases (Dnmts). DNA met...

Project

Monograph "The principle of mutual recognition in the EU internal market and the EU criminal justice area - A study into the viability of a cross policy approach". 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.

Project

Scientific research in the field of hepatology. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

Project

A Powerful Modeling Framework for Efficient Design and Analysis of Life Sciences Studies Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

A powerful encompassing biostatistical modeling framework will be developed for the design and analysis of life sciences data, leading to accelerated speed of assessment, reduced sample sizes, and more reliable conclusions for clinical and pre-clinical biopharmaceutical studies, epidemiological investigation, public health and survey research, environmental and toxicity experiments, risk assessment, biomarker, surrogate marker and surrogate endpoint evaluation, genetic studies, microarray dat...

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Conceptual Density Function Theory: Towards a General Treatment of Chemical Reactivity and Design of Molecules with Optimal Reactivity Properties. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Conceptual Density Function Theory: Towards a General Treatment of Chemical Reactivity and Design of Molecules with Optimal Reactivity Properties.

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Zonal distribution and molecular regulation of apoptosis in organotypic hepatocyte cultures Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Initially, this research project deals with the investigation of the molecular regulation mechanisme of apoptosis occuring in cultivated hepatocytes. Various organotypical culture systems such as the co-culture of hepatocytes with primitive biliary epithelial cells and the collagen gel sandwich configuration will be testes. Especially the effect of trichostatin A, which is a prototype of histone deacetylase inhibitor, but also structure analogues, on apoptosis will be examined in order to dev...

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Yes we canon! A discursive analysis of canon debates in post-war Flemish theatre (1945-2010). Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project investigates repeated debates over what is to be called a theatre classic in Flanders between 1945 to the present. It does so not only because such debates have never been seriously investigated although they have occurred at regular intervals in post-war Flemish history; but also because such debates are revealing of a broader, fundamental uncertainty of the place and meaning of theatre (subsidies) in society: should theatre strive for social relevance, or should it only be 'art...

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Human exposure to endocrine disrupting phenolic contaminants. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The proposed project aims at investigating the pathways of human exposure to a class of emerging environmental contaminants, namely, the phenolic endocrine disruptors, such as bisphenol-A. After validating suitable analytical methods, the project aims at assessing the extent of exposure for the Flemish population and importance of each exposure route (e.g. via diet, air, dust, dermal contact). Special attention will be given to children's exposure.

Project

Strong-coupling phenomena for impurity atoms interacting with condensate fluctuations. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

In short, cold atomic gases appear as a new and potent way to investigate an essential problem in many-body physics: particles (strongly) coupled to a bath of bosons. This basic problem falls precisely in the expertise of our research group, so we do not want to miss out on this opportunity to valorize previous results. We plan to develop the path-integral treatment so that it describes the polaronic effect in cold atomic gases on three levels: ground state properties, response properties, an...

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OPTIMech+: Optimal Procedures for Testing and Identification in Mechanical Engineering. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The aim of the present project is to optimise testing procedures and identification/modelling techniques in the field of mechanical engineering. OPTIMech+ is an extension of the ongoing research that was initiated in 2002. It is clear that Modal Analysis has some characteristic properties requiring dedicated testing and identification techniques. The aim of this project, called OPTIMech+ is to design such dedicated techniques allowing an optimal testing and identification of mechanical systems.

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The impact of international migration on migrant communities and on demographic processes and structures in the receiving country. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The impact of international migration on migrant communities and on demographic processes and structures in the receiving country.

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Development for large data sets and their application to non-coding genetic information involved in psychiatric diseases. Recently ended

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.

Project

The role of insulin-like growth factor-I in protection and regeneration after transient focal brain ischemia Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Stroke represents the principle cause of invalidity in adults. Brain damage as a result of cerebral ischemia is a consequence of necrosis and apoptosis of neurons and glial cells and leads to upregulation of IGF-I expression in the central nervous system. However, maximal IGF-I concentrations are reached only after 5 days or longer. The literature shows that administration of the neurotrophic growth factor IGF-I after induction of focal cerebral ischemia in rats reduces cell death and tissue ...

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International Francqui Professor Leerstoel 2010-2011 : toegekend aan Prof. dr. Jostein Gripsrud. (University of Bergen, Norway) (Voorheen Interuniversitaire Buitenlandse Francqui Leerstoel genoemd) Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The general theme of the class of excellence, which includes an inaugural lecture and 4 seminars is "Democracy and the digitisation of audiovisual culture". Also the end symposium will deal with this theme. Inaugural Lecture: 'Media and the public sphere' - This lecture aims to generate attention for the class of excellence, but most importantly for evidence-based debates on the media and their importance for democratic societies. Seminar 1: 'Changing structures of the public sphere - The...

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Analysis of the foot using finite-element modelling Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The technique of finite-element modeling will be applied to a complex biological structure: the human foot. After construction of the morphological model, and assigning relevant mechanical properties, the stress on internal foot structures will be evaluated, based on externally imposed loading regimes (forces and plantar pressures) known from our own previous work.

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Organisation 30th International Conferenve on Conceptual Modelling (ER 2011) Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

A mental model captures ideas in a problem domain, while a conceptual model represents 'concepts' (entities) and relationships between them. A Conceptual model in the field of computer science is also known as a domain model. Conceptual modeling should not be confused with other modeling disciplines such as data modelling, logical modelling and physical modelling. The conceptual model is explicitly chosen to be independent of design or implementation concerns, for example, concurrency or data...

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What about Sign Language? A longitudinal Study on parental views, intersubjective development and language acquisition in young deaf children witj cochlear implants. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Recent technological developments in cochlear implantation and universal newborn hearing screening have led to an important increase of the number of deaf babies (<12 months of age) with a cochlear implant (CI). As research findings indicate, those children seem to have a significant higher access to hearing and the acquisition of spoken language. The access to spoken language acquisition has changedso importantly that the necessity and benefits of the use of Sign Language in the early educat...

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A New Order, a New Man. Masculinity and Fascism in Belgium, c. 1930-1945. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This research project probes into the influence of fascist ideas on the masculine ideal in Belgium (c. 1930-1945). This study aims at a deeper insight into the relationship between gender and twentieth-century politics by investigating the construction, reception and political use of male images in (1) the youth movement, (2) the visual arts and (3) the new cult of the body.

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Understanding long-run demographic and economic change in the Low Countries: towards a comprehensive database for early modern parish registers Recently ended

University of Antwerp

What caused the birth of modern economic growth? Historians and economists increasingly refer to the demographic behaviour of households in the past to explain big questions. This project contributes to major debates in economic and social history by creating a comprehensive database of early modern parish registers. It provides the necessary empirical foundations to analyse demographic and economic change in the pre-industrial Low Countries.

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Molecular genetics and functional genomics of frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) is a heterogeneous group of irreversible clinical conditions that are characterized by progressive neuronal loss in the frontal and/or temporal cortices. Motor neuron disease (MND) and parkinsonism complicate the disease in up to 15% of patients, and overlap with symptoms of Alzheimer disease (AD), corticobasal syndrome (CBS), and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is not uncommon. In the age group below 65 years, FTLD is the second most common type ...

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Research Grant: EHA Fellowship (Dr. Janka Matrai) Hepatic gene therapy for hemophilia using integration-defective lentiviral vectors: Effect of miRNA regulation on induction of immune tolerance. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The José Carreras Foundation-EHA Young Investigator Fellowship Program provides seed funds for promising young investigators to encourage and promote quality research in hematology. The fellowship is sponsored through the EHA via unrestricted educational grands from the three European José Carreras Foundations: José Carreras International Leukemia Foundation, Fondation José Carreras pour la lutte contre la leucèmie, Genève, and Deutsche José Carreras Leukämie Stiftung e.V. Lentiviral vectors...

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Media monitor of the energy issue, case study Dutch- and French-language press. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Through setting-up a media monitor on the energy issue, the aim of this project is to analyze the circulation and reproduction of images and discourses on the 'energy issue' (and its relevant actors) through a comparative analysis of several Dutch- and French-language newspapers. This comparative analysis will reveal (i) how the boundaries of the energy debate in Belgium shift following specific events, (ii) how Dutch- and French-language newspapers differ in their representation of the ener...

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Operational modal analysis and structural health monitoring using transmissibility measurements and fiber sensor technology Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Operational Modal Analysis allows identifying the dynamic behavior of structures in operational conditions. In my previous and ongoing research a new OMA approach based on transmissibility measurements was proposed that increases the reliability and applicability of OMA techniques. The goal of structural health monitoring (SHM) is to detect damage before it becomes critical for the structure's integrity. In my previous research a promising approach based on transmissibility measurements for d...

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Electrochemical generation and property modification of supported metal and alloy nanoparticles Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Aim of the project The aim of this project is threefold. First, we aim at the generation of supported metal and alloy particles on different substrates by surface mediated chemical or electrochemical deposition. Second, we concentrate on the modification of these particles by changing their surface properties. In view of the complexity surrounding the investigation of the structure and electronic properties of systems with nanoscale dimensions, a variety of complementary experimental methods ...

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Multiple identities in a late medieval and early modern city: Mechelen in the 15th and 16th centuries. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project aims at analysing multiple identities that town dwellers adopt and (re)produce and in doing so it will try to present a more nuanced image of pre-modern urban society than traditional social and cultural history usually permits. For the case-study of Mechelen in the late medieval and early modern period, it wants to identify how identities are constructed (by the participation of different groups in civil society), how they are performed in the public arena and how identities are...

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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 Recently ended

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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Visiting postdoctoral (senior) fellowship : Drugan Madalina (Romania) Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Visiting postdoctoral (senior) fellowship : Drugan Madalina (Romania)

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Analysis of HDAC repressor complexes with a function during liver fibrosis Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

2. Aim and objectives. The inhibition of HSC activation by HDAC complex inhibition could offer possibilities for therapeutic intervention during liver fibrogenesis and fibroproliferative disease on the whole. The underlying molecular mechanism of this HDAC inhibitor-dependent stellate cell inhibition is largely unknown primarily because the HDAC inhibitor used in the initial studies on stellate cells were large spectrum and there are 11 HDACs identified so far(11,12). Moreover, most research ...

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Peasants, farmers and the rise of rural commodity markets. Test-case: the 18th century Land van Waas Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This research project tackles one central question: did rural societies with diverging household and production (income) strategies, also differed in consumptive behaviour? In Early Modern Europe, rural communities predominated by peasant smallholding and proto-industrial development coexisted with regions of specialised capitalist farming. The possibility for economic growth generated by both communities has long been debated in historiography, but mostly from the perspective of agricultural...

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Learning, adapting and primed voters. Effects of the Antwerp 2012 local campaign on voters. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Do voters learn something during the final sprint towards Election Day? This topic is central to public opinion research because political knowledge is crucial for the functioning of democracy (Delli Carpini & Keeter, 1996). The elections for the Antwerp city council of 2012 are a good case to study such campaign effects. It is a local campaign, which means the issues are closer to the citizens and there is a larger chance of learning effects. Also, the expected battle between two politicians...

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Establishment of the Interfaculty Centre for Health Technology. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

Project

Meiotic restitution in microspores of higher plants Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The formation of haploid (n) male gametes in flowering plants follows a well defined developmental pathway culminating in the formation of of bi- or tricellular pollen. Meiosis results in a haploid spore that will further divide mitotically during microgamatogenesis, giving rise a vegetative cell and two sperm cells. Deviating meioses giving rise to gametes with the original 2n chromosome number, are at the basis of natural polyploidization phenomena and contribute to the evolution of plant g...

Project

Research on turnarounds in the legal proceedings. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand the de Orde van Advocaten Antwerp. UA provides the de Orde van Advocaten Antwerp research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract. The objective is to analyse the duration for the treatment of second line legal assistance requests, to look into the decisive factors and to come forward with proposals and recommendations for improvement.

Project

The City is my Church. Constraints and opportunities of urban and rural environments for social capital in contemporary society Recently ended

Ghent University

Traditionally, rural environments have been celibrated as fertile grounds for social solidarity, while urban places were accused of being obstacles for building close and helpful ties. These traditional views have been challenged by authors emphasizing the positive aspects of large settlements and others denying the relevance of the rural-urban divide. The central concern of this dissertation is to find out to what extent rural and urban environments represent constraints or opportunities for...

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Eco-evolutionary dynamics in natural and anthropogenic communities (FWO Vis. Fel, Alexis RIBAS SALVADOR, Spanje). Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The aim of the project is to understand how concomitant infection with helminths and viruses affects the ecology and evolutionary outcome of host-parasite interactions. Concomitant infection, which refers to the situation where two or more infectious agents coexist in the same host, is frequent in nature (Cox 2001). The interaction between concomitant infecting parasites can modify host susceptibility, parasite load intensity and the pattern of parasite distribution within the host population...

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Exploring the relationship between educational beliefs and the use of ICT in Education Recently ended

Ghent University

The research literature acknowledged that teachers&apos; beliefs tend to be associated with their specific use of ICT in the classroom. It appears that these bliefs influence to the way ICT is bein used in the context of education. The increasing number of studies that refers to educational beliefs calls for a systematic review about this relationship.

Project

Estimates of the benefits provided by the Flemish Natura 2000 network. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

Project

Characterization of a precipitate in a resin Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Dupont Performance Coatings. The research institute TANC provides Dupont Performance Coatings research results on 'Characterization of a precipitate in a resin' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Comparative GPC analysis of PES polymers Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Du Pont de Nemours. The research institute TANC provides Du Pont de Nemours research results on 'Comparative GPC analysis of PES polymers' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Characterization of a precipitate in N, N-dimethyl dodecyl amine Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Dupont Performance Coatings. The research institute TANC provides Dupont Performance Coatings research results on 'Characterization of a precipitate in N, N-dimethyl dodecyl amine' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Research of TiO2 samples Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Du Pont de Nemours. The research institute TANC provides Du Pont de Nemours research results on 'Research of TiO2 samples' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

FTIR microscopy of coatings Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Dupont Performance Coatings. The research institute TANC provides Dupont Performance Coatings research results on 'FTIR microscopy of coatings' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Micro-ATR-FTIR spectroscopy of a topcoat / basecoat / primer system Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Dupont Performance Coatings. The research institute TANC provides Dupont Performance Coatings research results on 'Micro-ATR-FTIR spectroscopy of a topcoat / basecoat / primer system' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Characterization of a residue on car paint Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Dupont performance Coatings. The research institute TANC provides Dupont performance Coatings research results on 'Characterization of a residue on car paint' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Analysis of a cleaning product, related to crater formation in water-based paints. Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Dupont Performance Coatings. The research institute TANC provides Dupont Performance Coatings research results on 'Analysis of a cleaning product, related to crater formation in water-based paints' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Analysis of TiO2 masterbatch (PE) Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Du Pont de Nemours. The research institute TANC provides Du Pont de Nemours research results on 'Analysis of TiO2 masterbatch (PE)' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Characterization of products a residue and dissolved in a solution Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Dupont Performance Coatings. The research institute TANC provides Dupont Performance Coatings research results on 'Characterization of products a residue and dissolved in a solution' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

FTIR microscopy of coatings Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Dupont Performance Coatings. The research institute TANC provides Dupont Performance Coatings research results on 'FTIR microscopy of coatings' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Analysis of water-based paints Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Du Pont de Nemours. The research institute TANC provides Du Pont de Nemours research results on 'Analysis of water-based paints' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Analysis of a water sample Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Du Pont de Nemours. The research institute TANC provides Du Pont de Nemours research results on 'Analysis of a water sample' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Analysis of butyrolactone solutions Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, De Pont de Nemours. The research institute TANC provides Du Pont de Nemours research results on 'Analysis of butyrolactone solutions' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

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Determination of the N-content in a coating Dimethylacetoacetamide Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Du Pont de Nemours. The research institute TANC provides Du Pont de Nemours research results on 'Determination of the N-content in a coating Dimethylacetoacetamide' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

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Wetting Problems of water-based paints Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Dupont Performance Coatings. The research institute TANC provides Dupont Performance Coatings research results on 'Wetting Problems of water-based paints' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Thermal desorption GC / MS analysis of a PVC / PMMA film Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Protec nv. The research institute TANC provides Protec nv research results on 'Thermal desorption GC/MS analysis of a PVC/PMMA film' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

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Determination of the Ca-content in a cleaning product Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Dupont Performance Coatings. The research institute TANC provides Dupont Performance Coatings research results on 'Determination of the Ca-content in a cleaning product' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

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Analysis of a zinc sample Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Lenssen Verzinkerij. The research institute TANC provides Lenssen Verzinkerij research results on 'Analysis of a zinc sample' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

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Research of degradation and thermal degradation products of four octyfenol based novolaks Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Sumitomo Bakelite Europe. The research institute TANC provides Sumitomo Bakelite Europe research results on 'Research of degradation and thermal degradation products of four octyfenol based novolaks' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Analysis of an acetone sample Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Datwyler Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Datwyler Pharma research results on 'Analysis of an acetone sample' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

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Determination of the Cl content in EVA / PVC samples Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Smile Plastics Netherlands. The research institute TANC provides Smile Plastics Netherlands research results on 'Determination of the Cl content in EVA / PVC samples' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

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Separation, recovery and re-use of organotin derivatives. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Organotin derivatives form a very important class of reagents in the organic synthetic chemistry. Due to the toxicity of the currently used organotin reagents, the difficult purification of the reaction products and the problem to recover and re-use the formed tin waste in a simple manner the industrial applications are hitherto limited. This project describes a simple though sustainable solution for the triple problem.

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Characterisation of novel microbicide safety biomarkers in East and South Africa Recently ended

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.

Project

Subsidie Congres Neurocog 2012 te KVAB in Brussel 3 en 4 december 2012 Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

NEUROCOG'12 conference, 3 & 4 December 2012, Brussels, Belgium

Project

FT-IR spectroscopy of a number of products Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Eftec nv. The research institute TANC provides Eftec nv research results on 'FT-IR spectroscopy of a number of products' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Analysis of additives in cosmetics Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Estee Lauder. The research institute TANC provides Estee Lauder research results on 'Analysis of additives in cosmetics' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Determination of VOC and fogging levels Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Eftec nv. The research institute TANC provides Eftec nv research results on 'Determination of VOC and fogging levels' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Analysis of condensate samples Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Eftec nv. The research institute TANC provides Eftec nv research results on 'Analysis of condensate samples' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Comparative analysis of two plastic packaging materials Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Estee Lauder. The research institute TANC provides Estee Lauder research results on 'Comparative analysis of two plastic packaging materials' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

HPLC analysis of additives in cosmetics. Determination of the Zn0 content in a cosmetic product. Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Estee Lauder. The research institute TANC provides Estee Lauder research results on 'HPLC analysis of additives in cosmetics. Determination of the Zn0 content in a cosmetic product.' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Determination of additives in cosmetics Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Estee Lauder. The research institute TANC provides Estee Lauder research results on 'Determination of additives in cosmetics' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Determination of VOC and fogging values Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Eftec nv. The research institute TANC provides Eftec nv research results on 'Determination of VOC and fogging values' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

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HPLC analysis of additives in cosmetics Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Estee Lauder. The research institute TANC provides Estee Lauder research results on 'HPLC analysis of additives in cosmetics' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Determination of VOC and fogging values Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Eftec nv. The research institute TANC provides Eftec nv research results on 'Determination of VOC and fogging values' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

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GPC analysis of dissolved PU samples Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Bekaert nv. The research institute TANC provides Bekaert nv research results on 'GPC analysis of dissolved PU samples' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Determination of VOC and fogging levels Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Eftec nv. The research institute TANC provides Eftec nv research results on 'Determination of VOC and fogging levels' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Analysis of additives in cosmetics Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Estee Lauder. The research institute TANC provides Estee Lauder research results on 'Analysis of additives in cosmetics' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

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Determination of the Al and Cl content in a cosmetic product Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Estee Lauder. The research institute TANC provides Estee Lauder research results on 'Determination of the Al and Cl content in a cosmetic product' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

FT-IR spectroscopy of an additive Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Eftec nv. The research institute TANC provides Eftec nv research results on 'FT-IR spectroscopy of an additive' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Determination of the content of Bi in an electrospray coating Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Eftec nv. The research institute TANC provides Eftec nv research results on 'Determination of the content of Bi in an electrospray coating' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Analysis of two samples of Plastisol Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Eftec nv. The research institute TANC provides Eftec nv research results on 'Analysis of two samples of Plastisol' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Determination of Al and Cl content in cosmetics Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Estee Lauder. The research institute TANC provides Estee Lauder research results on 'Determination of Al and Cl content in cosmetics' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Determination of VOC and fogging values Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Eftec nv. The research institute TANC provides Eftec nv research results on 'Determination of VOC and fogging values' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

FT-IR spectrum of an additive Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Eftec nv. The research institute TANC provides Eftec nv research results on 'FT-IR spectrum of an additive' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Determination of chloride content in PVC materials (analysis for Arena Comet) Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Sirris. The research institute TANC provides Sirris research results on 'Determination of chloride content in PVC materials (analysis for Arena Comet)' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

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Comparative analysis of two polyamide pellet samples Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, SB Diest nv. The research institute TANC provides SB Diest nv research results on 'Comparative analysis of two polyamide pellet samples' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Analysis of modified silicone oil Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Datwyler Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Datwyler Pharma research results on 'Analysis of modified silicone oil' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Research asbestos supplied samples Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, VE-CO bvba. The research institute TANC provides VE-CO bvba research results on 'Research asbestos supplied samples' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Solid-state proton wideline NMR study regarding the cure of photopolymers N93T Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Agfa Gevaert. The research institute TANC provides Agfa Gevaert research results on 'Solid-state proton wideline NMR study regarding the cure of photopolymers N93T' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Solid-state proton wideline MNR study regarding the cure of photopolymers N99V Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Agfa Gevaert. The research institute TANC provides Agfa Gevaert research results on 'Solid-state proton wideline MNR study regarding the cure of photopolymers N99V' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Molecular biomonitoring for exposure to neurotoxic environmental pollutants. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project will contribute to a better characterization of the toxicological response of environmental pollutants with transcriptomics. A special emphasis will be put on the induction of neurological damage. It is envisioned that the approach will provide a better understanding of the mechanism of action of environmental contaminants. Furthermore, the project may provide valuable information for developing a molecual biomarker panel indicative for neurological damage. Such a panel may hold ...

Project

Fundamental analysis of nematode-induces plant response Recently ended

Ghent University

In this project the plant response in rice upon nemathode infection will be analysed using RNA-seq, an ultramodern transcriptome profiling method. Rice, a model organism for monocots Meloidogyne graminicola and the migratory nemathode Hirschmanniella oryzae. Gene expression after infection was analyzed and currently the data is thoroughly analyzed and interpreted.

Project

Influence of surfactants ont the behaviour of pesticides in biopurification systems. Recently ended

Ghent University

Pesticides are retained and degraded in the organic matrix of the biomurification system. The aim of this project is to gain insight into these process involved in pesticide-surfactant interactions in an organic matrix and to quantify these by modelling.

Project

CORINTHIAM: Central Offices Responsible for the Integration at Home of Internationalization as Assurance of quality in the Meda region Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Strengthening the cooperation between EHEA and Middle East region by establishing structural measures that facilitate exchange mobility, joint programmes and mutual recognition of diplomas.

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Regionalization private housing legislation (Study Centre Living Issues). Recently ended

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.

Project

Visiting Foreign Researcher, Dr. Davies Recently ended

Ghent University

Within two months of cooperation we will look for: An in depth understanding of the research method of &apos;collective biography&apos; (and its application for Disability Studies) The relevance of Butler&apos;s work for the field of Diasbility Studies (with focus on (disability) identity)

Project

Overeenkomst provinciaal onderzoek, vervoer woonzorgcentra Een onderzoek in opdracht van het provinciebestuur Oost-Vlaanderen Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

research in order of the provence Oost-Vlaanderen - transport of eldery houses

Project

Determination of the Al content Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Datwyler Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Datwyler Pharma research results on 'Determination of the Al content' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Interpretation of FT-IR spectra Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Datwyler Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Datwyler Pharma research results on 'Interpretation of FT-IR spectra' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Determination of Cd and Pb levels in rubber plugs Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Datwyler Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Datwyler Pharma research results on 'Determination of Cd and Pb levels in rubber plugs' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Analysis of a sample of acetone Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Datwyler Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Datwyler Pharma research results on 'Analysis of a sample of acetone' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Comparative analysis of silicone Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Barco nv. The research institute TANC provides Barco nv research results on 'Comparative analysis of silicone' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Determination of Cd and Pb levels in rubber plugs Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Datwyler Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Datwyler Pharma research results on 'Determination of Cd and Pb levels in rubber plugs' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Analysis facade - construction element Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Sumitomo Bakelite Europe. The research institute TANC provides Sumitomo Bakelite Europe research results on 'Analysis facade - construction element' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

P determination Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Recticel. The research institute TANC provides Recticel research results on 'P determination' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

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IC analysis Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Recticel. The research institute TANC provides Recticel research results on 'IC analysis' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

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Characterization of a coating Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Decelcor bvba. The research institute TANC provides Decelcor bvba research results on 'Characterization of a coating' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Comparison of PAEK material - part 3 Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, ZF Wind Power Antwerpen. The research institute TANC provides ZF Wind Power Antwerpen research results on 'Comparison of PAEK material - part 3' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Grundtvig Voorbereidend Bezoek N° 2012-PV-020-VLA : Campobosso (Italië) Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

EPOS vzw is the National Agency responsible for the implementation of the European Education and Training Programmes in Flanders. This includes the Life Long Learning Programme until the end of 2014, and Erasmus+ from 2014 onwards. EPOS vzw stands for 'Europese Programma's voor Onderwijs, Opleiding en Samenwerking', or 'European Programmes for Education, Training and Cooperation'.

Project

Synthesis of Cr(III)salt Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Vishay Electronics Gmbh. The research institute TANC provides Vishay Electronics Gmbh research results on 'Synthesis of Cr(III)salt' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Analysis of a tube ZrO2 Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, IMEC vzw. The research institute TANC provides IMEC vzw research results on 'Analysis of a tube ZrO2' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Comparative analysis of resoles Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Sumitomo Bakelite Europe. The research institute TANC provides Sumitomo Bakelite Europe research results on 'Comparative analysis of resoles' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Comparative analysis of two PP samples Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Chevron Philips Chemicals. The research institute TANC provides Chevron Philips Chemicals research results on 'Comparative analysis of two PP samples' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Determination of the residual moisture content in polymers Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, ANL Plastics. The research institute TANC provides ANL Plastics research results on 'Determination of the residual moisture content in polymers' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

Research blistering - polyester layer of a pool Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, Claeys bvba. The research institute TANC provides Claeys bvba research results on 'Research blistering - polyester layer of a pool' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Project

DSC analysis of PET material Recently ended

Universiteit Hasselt

This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other hand, A4BS Alliance for Business Solutions. The research institute TANC provides A4BS Alliance for Business Solutions research results on 'DSC analysis of PET material' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

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