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Innovation Policy and Clusters in Europe: Economic Performance of Young Innovative Companies.

Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel

TYoung Innovative Companies (YICs) are playing a prominent role in Western knowledge-based economies. Their impact on the European economy is however relatively limited compared to their position in the US economy. This is attributed to the stronger barriers to innovation facing young innovators in Europe, although empirical evidence remains incomplete. This project contributes to the understanding of early-stage survival and economic performance of YICs. It brings a new perspective by perfo...

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Innovation project for higher education 2001: Towards a competence driven and flexible education for mathematics. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The goal of this project is to tackle in innovative manner current problems when teaching mathematics in human sciences. Often the education in this field has to cope with heterogeneous groups of students with a lack of mathematical background and skills regarding the use of graphs, symbols and concepts. Furthermore one is confronted with a kind of education where traditional learning environments offer insufficient possibilities for differentiation. These traditional environments tend to sti...

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Innovation projects in education (OVP 2001 : Problem-based learning in the curriculum pharmacist, an education laboratory Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

SITUATION There is a rapid evolution in the professional world as well as in the contemporary society. Science and knowledge are explosing. As a consequence there is a change in competences in each profession. New competences required to in this society are mobility, flexibility, communication skills and rapid knowledge acquisition. Again the consequence of this is that also educational changes were required. In a system of education there is definitely a lack of interdisciplinarity and...

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Innovations in cast iron in 19th century in Belgium. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Innovations in grey cast iron constructions in 19th century Belgium.

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Innovation through optimized and integrated Patient and Supply Flows in hospitals.

Ghent University

HIPS Innovation through optimized and integrated Patient and Supply Flows in hospitals iMinds

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Innovative and experimental concrete constructions in Belgian architecture 1890-2000 Historic

Ghent University

Interdisciplinary research on the influence of innovative experiments, in the field of concrete construction, on Belgian modern modern architecture. This research is situated in the broad field of technology, historiography, constructive endurability, multimedial accessibility of data.

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Innovative Catalyst Design for Large-Scale, Sustainable Processes

Ghent University

A systematic and novel, multi-scale model based catalyst design methodology will be developed. The fundamental nature of the models used is unprecedented and will represent a breakthrough compared to the more commonly applied statistical, correlative relationships. The methodology will focus on the intrinsic kinetics of (potentially) large-scale processes for the conversion of renewable feeds into fuels and chemicals. Non-ideal behaviour, caused by mass and heat transfer limitations or partic...

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Innovative catalytic materials and mechanisms for aerobic decarboxylation and non-redox decarboxylation of amino acids.

KU Leuven

Biomass valorization generally aims at extracting carbohydrates or oils for applications in bio-fuel or chemicals production, whereas the protein fraction (20-40 wt%) is often considered of lower value or even as waste. After chemical or enzymatic hydrolysis, proteins yield highly functionalized amino acids, several of which, like glutamic acid, have the potential to become platform chemicals in their own right. Alternatively, many pure amino acids are available in large scale through ferment...

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Innovative Catalytic Strategies for Decarboxylation of Functionalized Carboxylic Acids.

KU Leuven

Amino acids can be considered as precursors of high-value nitrogen-containing chemicals, e.g. functionalized amines, di-isocyanates and aminonitriles. Decarboxylation or selective elimination of the carboxylic acid functional group on the alpha-carbon atom, is a useful strategy to transform this inexpensive and renewable feedstock to interesting building blocks for the synthesis of e.g. polymers and pharmaceutical compounds. Furthermore, the concept of decarboxylation is generic, therefore th...

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Innovative Catalytic Technologies & Materials for Next Gas toLiquid Processes (NEXT-GTL Recently ended

Ghent University

Current Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) processes are too expensive or face important technological barriers. The aims of this project are:- reducing the cost and energy requirements of synthesis gas production and enhancing the catalyst stability- the development of GTL processes that can be implemented at smaller scales- the development of processes for the production of liquid fuels and chemicals

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Innovative chemical analysis of solids : development of instrumental methodologies. Historic

University of Antwerp

Innovative chemical analysis of solids : development of instrumental methodologies.

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Innovative concepts through multi-disciplinary approach Historic

Universiteit Hasselt

By working with various actors in a given sector, EDM wants to develop new concepts in the field of innovation with ICT resources, with special attention to human aspects and end users. Through this project EDM aims for this sector to formulate opinions, make relevant information available, testing the relevance and usefulness of new technologies, to write out the feasibility of integrated concepts. As a concrete case 'innovative service flats was chosen. The idea is, taking into account the ...

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Innovative credit scoring modeling using textual and social network data.

University of Antwerp

It is the purpose of this research project to come up with new, original and groundbreaking approaches for credit risk modeling through innovations in input data to model different aspects of credit risk. For financial institutions, it is important to know which input data has the best prediction performance, how these data should be handled and which intrinsic characteristics should be taken into account to obtain the most accurate credit risk prediction. This research project will focus on ...

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Innovative education for students with a job. Recently ended

KU Leuven

Since the academic year 2011-12, the faculty of law KU Leuven - Kulak organises a Bachelor of laws, as a separate and new degree for students with a job. A system of blended learning was chosen to allow a flexible organisation of all learning activitities. The aim of the current projectis the optimalisation - from an educational perspective - of the learning processes for a student population with a diverse background. This will be achieved through the adaptation and development of teaching m...

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Innovative electromechanical converter with multiple electrical and mechanical ports for hybrid electric vehicles

Ghent University

The project deals with an electromechanical converter for an electric continuously variable transmission (EVT) in a hybrid electric vehicle. This electromechanical converter consists of several electrical machines that are coupled in a mechanical and electromagnetic way. It has two mechanical ports (MP?s) and two electrical ports (EP?s). In the EVT in a hybrid electric vehicle, the two MP?s are the combustion engine on the one hand and the wheels on the other hand. The two EP?s are connected,...

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Innovative electronic learning environment for use in the education of mathematics and statistics Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

ILO aims at the renewal of the education in mathematics and statistics. The goal of the project is 1. to develop an interactive environment for the mathematics and statistic courses and to experimentally implement this environment into the associate faculties, 2. to disseminate the innovation towards similar courses in other faculties, 3. to extend the innovation to other courses within or outside the faculties involved in this project. The ultimate goal is to come to an educational form in w...

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Innovative hybrid simulation techniques for plasma-neutral interactionsin plasma edge modeling for next step fusion devices

KU Leuven

The exhaust of particles and the control of the heat flux distribution is crucial for a good design of a nuclear fusion reactors. Because of the high cost and time consumption of experiments, it is necessary to makeuse of numerical simulations, in this case plasma edge modeling is used. Two kinds of particles will be modeled: the plasma (consisting of ionsand electrons) and the neutrals. In current codes fluid equations are solved for the plasma and the neutrals are treated kinetically with t...

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Innovative imaging techniques to predict treatment outcome in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea.

University of Antwerp

The aim of this research project is to identify markers that could predict the outcome of this surgery in obese children with OSA. In a first study, we will identify markers that correlate with the severity of OSA in these children. More classical markers include for instance body mass index, neck circumference, tonsil size, etc. We will also use a more innovative approach with parameters obtained from CT-scanning and functional imaging methods to describe more detailed physical characteristi...

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Innovative Information Systems Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The activities of WISE concentrate on innovative information systems, such as innovative web applications, cross-media solutions and multi-model interaction systems, and on engineering methodologies and tools for effectively and quickly realizing these kind of innovative applications. There is a strong emphasis on conceptual modeling and design, semantics, reasoning on designs, adaptation and personalization, localization and globalization, accessibility, and usability in general. Important t...

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Innovative Logistics in waste management for a Sustainable Environment (ILSE).

University of Antwerp

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

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Innovative Management for Europe's Changing Coastal Resources (IMCORE) Historic

Ghent University

The aim of IMCORE is to promote a transnational, innovative and sustainable approach to reducing the ecological social and economic impacts of climate change on the coastal resources of Northwest Europe. The project will demonstrate how the innovative expert couplet approach, (i.e collaboration between coastal practitioners and scientist) can help with the effective implementation of adaptive management strategies for coastal resources.

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Innovative Medical Imaging for Neurological Disorders (iMIND). Historic

University of Antwerp

Epilepsy is a frequently observed neurological disorder that is characterized by repeated epileptic seizures. These seizures are characterized by a sudden and unexpected change of the behavior and/or the consciousness of the patient as a result of excessive and uncontrolled electrical activity in a well-defined region in the cerebral cortex (the so-called epileptogenic zone). By placing electrodes using a standardized setup on the scalp surface, one can measure the electrical or magnetic fie...

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Innovative Medical Imaging for Neurological Disorders (iMIND). Historic

University of Antwerp

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

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Innovative microbial functionalities in sourdough production

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The research institute 'VUB' and the 'PURATOS' have entered into a service-agreement concerning the project' SDFSDF'. 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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Innovative micro RNA-based differentiation strategy to develop metabolically stable long-term hepatocyte cultures, applicable in early preclinical drug research. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The main objective of this project is to develop a primary hepatocyte culture system in which functional differentiated hallmarks are kept stable for extended periods via in vitro modulation of the hepatic miRNA repertoirein favour of the in vivo-like hepatocellular phenotype. Furthermore, a combination with the epigenetic strategy already developed in the host laboratory, could increase the efficacy of this very innovative miRNA-based methodology.

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Innovative microRNA-based differentiation strategy to develop metabolically stable long-term hepatocyte cultures, applicable in early pre-clinical drug research. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The occurrence of liver toxicity during (pre-)clinical studies is one of the most important reasons for stopping the further development of drug candidates [1]. As such, there is an urgent need for suitable in vitro screening models to detect, in an early stage of the drug development process, hepatotoxicity and more precisely chronic liver toxicity. Indeed, the currently available liver-based in vitro models are either cell lines displaying limited in vivo functionality, or (modified) primar...

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Innovative research of pertussis-specific anti-pertactine IgG as a proxi for incident infections. Historic

University of Antwerp

Different antibodies, e.g. anti-petactin IgG (PRN), anti-pertussis toxin IgG (PT) and anti-filamentous haemaglutinin IgG (FHA), appear to be related to B. pertussis immunity. On a subset of the serumbank, which is being collected for the Belgian seroprevalence (2006) study, besides the traditional anti-PT IgG antibodies, also anti-PRN will be studied through this BOF-project. This will allow the identification of recent B. pertussis infections as well as the pertussis immunity in the age grou...

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Innovative small-scale water harvesting for food security in Niger Recently ended

Ghent University

This study will evaluate small-holder WH techniques as strategies for ensuring food security in semi-arid Niger. They will be compared in terms of efficiency in combating the low available water in the rootzone, caused by erratic rainfall and imbalanced rainfall partitioning, through the study of the rootzone water balance, adoption constraints, yield increase and hydrological impact.

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Innovative Social and Employment Policies for Inclusive and Resilient Labour Makets in Europe.

KU Leuven

The main objective of the INSPIRES project is to contribute to the resilience and active inclusion of labour markets in European countries. INSPIRES provides in-depth analyses of the evolution of labour markets, employment and social policies and the quantitative and qualitatieve position of vulnerable groups. The project identifies innovative policies thatcontribute to resilience and inclusiveness and analyzes strategies of policy learning that facilitate the development and transfer of thes...

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Innovative strategies and assays for bio-engineered cotton fibres with improved processing and end-user properties ? BIOCOT II Historic

Ghent University

The general purpose is the selection of novel cotton lines that produce fibre with improved reactivity, flammability, or moisture sorption. This project will develop the fundamental knowledge and small-scale tests that will allow optimizing the selection process towards the most relevant end-user properties.

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Innovative techniques for integrated structural health monitoring of heritage constructions. Recently ended

KU Leuven

Due to mechanical and environmental deterioration effects, our built cultural heritage requires dedicated maintenance, restoration and strengthening. Hereby, structural health monitoring is an important tool as it provides knowledge on the damage accumulation and supports the design andevaluation of strengthening measures.In a first phase of the project, innovative monitoring techniques, based on Acoustic Emission (AE) detection, will be developed to obtain more information on the time-depend...

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Innovative treatment approaches in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps by humanized monoclonal antibodies

Ghent University

beurs Bauke Pauwels Innovative treatment approaches in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps by humanized monoclonal antibodies UZ Gent

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Innovative views on diversity in organizations Historic

Universiteit Hasselt

The objective of the project is to let important social actors - representatives of employers and workers organizations, immigrant associations, local authorities, political actors, the competent Flemish administration, VDAB, entrepreneurs and researchers reflect together in two moments on multiculturalism in the Flemish labor market and the workplace starting from innovative perspectives.

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Innovative work behaviour and innovative labour organisations: A process-based multi-level approach Recently ended

Ghent University

The project aims to advance the innovation research thanks by examining four research perspectives: a) A multi-level approach in which the individual, team, organisational and supra-organisational aspects are taken into account. b) Comprehensive investigation on the successful introduction of innovative work behaviour and innovative labour organisations linking theoretical insights directly with the practice field for application. c) A systematic study of innovation interventions in order to ...

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Innovatory project : differentiated applications of a digitalized analysis frame for the autonomous - coached learning of historical skills by students in higher education. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The goal of the project is the designing and development of a digitalized learning environment for the autonomous - coached learning of basic skills in the context of historical thought and historical-critical reflexion. The target group are first year students in higher education. For the development of the product, the already acquired basic historical skills serve as a starting point and students are expected to carry out themselves research on historical information.

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Innovatory project: Learning paths for learning style differentiated and skill orientated education: development of general and discipline related skills for humanities in a digital learning environment Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This project focuses on the creating and developing of flexible, high-quality, effective learning environments, new educational methods and techniques; the developing and generating of electronic study material and testing; the training of teachers in using new educational technology. The project is based on the observation that students use different learning styles in approaching learning material, as stated in the research of Kolb and Vermunt. In order to provide the students the most su...

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Innoveren via de verpakking van levensmiddelen Historic

University College Ghent

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Inorganic Chemistry: Adsorption and Catalysis.

University of Antwerp

Although much research is focused on the synthesis of materials and their applications, the attention for understanding the impact of structural and physicochemical properties on the performance of materials in various applications is an interesting, challenging field that still requires a lot of efforts. Indeed, the know-how on this matter can provide valuable feedback in order to control the synthesis of materials with properties engineered and adjusted to the specific applications as well ...

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INPLANBEL : Invasive Plants in Belgium : Patterns, Processes and Monitoring. Historic

University of Antwerp

The specific aims of this project are (1) to provide a synthesis on plant invasion in Belgium in the form of a structured list of exotic species and an evaluation of their success ; (2) to identify universally valid principles of biological invasion through a combined analysis of ecophysiological species and community traits, as a basis for pre-invasion risk assessment; (3) to provide a detailed analysis of the spreading of a set of invasive species at the landscape level, for a better unders...

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In-plane liquid crystal lasers

Ghent University

Novel in-plane liquid crystal lasers that can be used to couple light into single mode fibers or for efficient biosensing will be developed. The technology, experimental setup and theoretical modeling of in-plane lasing devices will be investigated. As a proof-of principle, an optofluidic device will be demonstrated in which biological species are illuminated by an integrated in-plane liquid crystal laser.

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In pursuit of masculinity. Constructions of masculinity in the work of Ernest Hemingway and David Herbert Lawrence Historic

Ghent University

This project investigates how characters in the works of Lawrence and Hemingway try to find a foundation for their masculinity. The theoretical framework for this research is Judith Butler's gender theory, so that not only will the literary corpus be analysed from a new angle, but also will the validity of "queer theory" as a reading method be tested.

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In Quest for Effective Service Delivery: decentralization, district balkanization and local governance challenges for the next decade and in Uganda.

University of Antwerp

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

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INRAM: Integrated risico-analysis and monitoring of micropolluants in Belgian coastal waters Historic

Ghent University

Within this project, INBO will investigate the data of growth parameters of seabirds from the Zeebrugge harbour.

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INSAFETY- Infrastructure and safety. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Road safety engineering measures may reduce casualties by 6.5%. However, the rather high cost of traditional infrastructure construction / adaptations is a prohibiting factor. The combination of new technologies with existing infrastructure may lead to much more cost-efficient solutions. IN-SAFETY project aims to use intelligent, intuitive and cost-efficient combinations of new technologies and traditional infrastructure best practice applications, in order to enhance the forgiving and self-...

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In search for anticonvulsive and antiepileptogenic neuropeptides as a strategy for innovative future antiepileptic drug development Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Although the anticonvulsant properties of NPY and SRIF were first described in the late 1990's, many questions regarding their mechanisms of action and the role of specific neuropeptide receptor subtypes remain unanswered. In this context, we were the first to show that in addition to the known NPY Y2 receptor-mediated inhibition of hippocampal excitability, sigma-1 receptor-mediated increases in hippocampal dopamine and the resulting increase in activation of hippocampal dopamine D2 receptor...

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In Search for Docetism: A Critical Study of the History of Research, with Special Attention to Ignatius of Antioch and the Johannine Literature

KU Leuven

This project proposes to study the origins and earliest traces of #Docetism# in ancient Christian literature. It starts from the widespread observation that both the labels #Docetic# and #Docetism# are in themselvesproblematic. They are used in ancient literature and modern scholarshipto denote a variety of phenomena that all have something to do with ways of explaining, and thereby denying or somehow obscuring, the reality of Jesus# suffering at the cross. Because Johannine literature and th...

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In search for molecular players underlying altered physiology and behavior caused by (neuro)endocrine disrupting compounds in zebrafish by differential peptidomics and proteomics.

University of Antwerp

The increasing impact of human activities on the environment has world-wide consequences, especially when chemical pollutions are concerned. Endocrine disruptors are considered as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) because they interfere with endocrine systems or lead to adverse developmental, reproductive or neurological effects in both wildlife and humans. These endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) can be found in many products including toys, detergents, flame retardants, cosmetics an...

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In search for new effective anti-Salmonella treatments using a systems biology approach

KU Leuven

The general aim of this project is to investigate the molecular link between genotype and observed phenotype, using two different cases. The first part of the project is will focus on identifying natural isolates ofEscherichia coli and Salmonella that exhibit tolerance to ethanol. This will involve screening the E. coli reference collection (Ochman & Selander, 1984) the Salmonella reference collections A, B & C (Boyd & Selander, 1993) and Salmonella strains isolated from the Norwegian feed in...

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In search for the good Catholic M/F. Feminization and masculinity in Belgian Catholicism (c 1750-1950) Historic

Ghent University

This project focuses on the idealtypical represenation of the 'good Catholic' -men and women. Sources for this research are saint's life stories, sermons, popular religious and educational press, flyers, pictures and images. Within, the framework of this project, gender segregated data will be gathered on religious participation. These data have to be interpreted and put into perspective.

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In search of a national (s)cul(p)ture. Belgian sculptors abroad and foreign sculptors in Belgium (c. 1815-1916)

Ghent University

This project researches the social and cultural phenomenon of transnational exchange and nationals 'schools' in the 19th century, via the less studied field of sculputre, and with Belgium as a case iimportance is paid to the reciprocity of the exchanges: the presence and reception o Belgian sculptors abroad, as well as the sojoums and exhibiting of the foreign sculptors in Belgium.

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In search of a national (s)cul(p)ture. Belgian sculptors abroad and foreign sculptors in Belgium (c. 1815-1916)

Ghent University

This project researches the social and cultural phenomenon of transnational exchange and nationals ?schools? in the 19th century, via the less studied field of sculpture, and with Belgium as a case. Importance is paid to the reciprocity of the exchanges: the presence and reception of Belgian sculptors abroad, as well as the sojourns and exhibiting of foreign sculptors in Belgium.

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In search of a new paradigm for the professional career: Individual versus organization. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The question of this project is: to what extent do individual, career psychological variables versus organisational, personnel strategic variables determine the career type and the definition and extent of the career success of this individual?

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In search of economical behaviour in times of global budgetary scarcity - Effects of autonomy, control, task and management on overhead costs in public organizations: Theoretical- empirical research using non-obtrusive data and 3 analysis methods.

University of Antwerp

In these times of global financial and fiscal crisis, governments all over the world are looking for ways to reduce the budgetary burden of public organizations and to foster their economical and cost-conscious behaviour. The budgetary policies of the EU are also a major factor in this. One crucial element is the reduction of overhead costs within public organizations, as this allows budgetary savings and the reallocation of relative more budgetary means to the primary activities of public or...

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In Search of 'New emotional movements'. An international and comparative research on a potentially new type of social movements. Historic

University of Antwerp

In this research we focus on the sociological uniqueness of the Belgian white movement. A lot of these characteristics don't fit in the traditional social movement theory: media alliance, heterogeneous supporters, almost no organisation, the central position of victims' Focussing on these characteristics we try to find out whether a number of well chosen other social movements in other countries share these features and whether we could speak of a new kind of social movements.

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In search of sustainable building blocks: the analytical path to a bio-aromatic society.

University of Antwerp

The focus of this research project is the detailed characterisation of lignin hydrolysis and depolymerised mixtures. Using various chromatographic techniques, the volatile and soluble fractions of these mixtures will be characterised. The (insoluble) residue, will be further investigated using novel pyrolysis techniques coupled to two dimensional gas chromatography with mass spectrometric detection. The expectations are that by using novel techniques in combination with powerful separation te...

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In Search of the Hidden God: God -Talk in Deutero-Isaiah and in Bhagavad Gita. A Case of Hindu-Christian Comparative Theology

KU Leuven

Religious plurality is an increasingly important characteristic of our time. In the face of this diversity, several attitudes are possible, from completely denying the truth claims of other traditions, to considering all religions as expressions of the same common human experience. Attempts to reduce all religions to a common denominator have often proven unsuccessful. Aspects of a religion that are regarded as accidental or historically determined in these attempts, may be very essential to ...

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In search of work-home balance: a study on individual and contextual antecedents and career outcomes. Recently ended

KU Leuven

Headlines, such as “Why women still can’t have it all” (Slaughter, 2012), European guidelines on working hours (EU Working Time Directive) and quality of work life (Eurofound), conferences dedicated solelyto the topic of work and family (e.g., WFRN Conference), self-help books, such as “Work-life balance for dummies” (Lockett & Mumford, 2009), management seminars on health, balance and happiness (Achor, 2010), lists of the top 25 companies for work-life balance (Smith, 2013), there is no deny...

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Insect cells as bioassay for novel environment friendly insecticides Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This project will investigate the potential of the use of insect cell cultures in vitro as bioassay to investiagte and screen for novel environment friendly or biorational insecticides.

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Insectcontrole via poreuze materialen en natuurlijke signaalmoleculen

KU Leuven

Insect pests are a common problem in both households and agriculture. A notorious example is the pharaoh ant, which is particularly difficult to abate. These small ants nest inside heated buildings such as hospitals, where they damage electrical equipment and infect open wounds of patients. Currently, pharaoh ant control involves toxic substances which are harmful to humans and higher vertebrates. However, an increasingly stringent regulation of pesticides has led to a need for research into ...

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Insect herbivores and predators/ parasitoids in the Eucalyptus

Ghent University

Eucalyptus provides multiple environmental and socio-economic benefits. In Ethipia, many insect herbivores have established themselves on eucalypts outside and developed into a pest. This project will study the nature and impact of pests on forest productivity by experimental approaches and field surveys.

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Insects as sustainable ingredient for animal feeds

Ghent University

Insects are able to convert low value biomass into high quality protein, which is a potential alternative for expensive and low sustainable traditional protein sources in animal feeds. The objective of the present project is to examine the nutritional composition of the black soldier processing techniques and the effect on the digestibility in the pig. A sustainability assessment will also be performed

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in semiconductor nanostructures and ultracold atomic gases.

University of Antwerp

The subject of the research project is the theory of semiconductor nanostructures and ultracold atomic gases in the regime of strong light-matter coupling, with the goal to advance the theoretical models, to elucidate conceptual issues and to devise technological applications.

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Insha’Allah. Attitudes, beliefs and practices regarding death and dyingof elderly female Muslims of Moroccan and Turkish descent living in Antwerp, Belgium. Recently ended

KU Leuven

This project studies the attitudes, beliefs and practices regarding death and dying of elderly female Muslims of Moroccan and Turkish descent living in Antwerp, Belgium. More specifically it focuses on the followingspecific aspects: their attitudes and practices regarding care for the elderly (1); their religious views on dying, death and the afterlife (2); their beliefs and practices (including rituals) regarding spiritual end-of-life care (3); their practices (especially rituals) at the mom...

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INSHORE: Integration of optical and acoustic remote sensing data over the backshore-foreshore-nearshore continuum, a case study in Oostende Historic

Ghent University

This project will develop and test a methodology to produce spatially integrated sedimentological and morphological maps over the inshore continuum.

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Inside the image. Immersion and narration at the intersection between theater and film. Historic

University of Antwerp

Immersion evokes the sensory experience of being submerged in another world. Although this notion is commonly related to Virtual Reality, immersion is from all times. And from all media. Visual arts developed illusionist image strategies expressing an age-old wish to evoke an immediate or authentic experience beyond the limits of representation. The use of perspective and trompe l'oeil aims mostly at catching and pulling (the attention) of the viewer into the image, stretching the fictional s...

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Insight in the contribution of a secondary substrate binding site to the biochemical and functional characteristics of glycoside hydrolase family 11 xylanases.nbsp; Recently ended

KU Leuven

The objective of this project is to generate basic insight in the structure-function relationship of the glycoside hydrolase family 11 xylanasefrom Bacillus subtilis and the family 8 xylanase from Pseudoalteromonas haloplanktis, concentrating in particular on the role of a recently discovered surface binding site on substrate binding and enzyme efficiency. Firstly, several xylanase mutants are made in this specific surface region based on available crystallographic data. These mutants are sub...

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Insight into microbial processes and performance in biodegradation of contaminated soil and groundwater Historic

Ghent University

Intrinsic biomremediation is an effective "green technology" for cleanup of subsurface contamination. Insight into the in-situ microbial processes and performance for biodegradation under contamination stress becomes a key. This research investigates the relationship among microbial community, the associated pollution and groundwater flow, and models the contaminant reactive transport with support from microbiological and hydrogeological evidences.

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Insight into the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental disorders through the study of the ANK3 gene. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The main objective of this study is to increase our insights into how variation in ANK3 leads to a variety of neurodevelopmental manifestations. Mutations in ANK3 were recently described by our group to cause autism, ADHD and cognitive deficits in one patient and intellectual disability and behavioral problems in other patients. In other studies, ANK3 was linked to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This study will ultimately lead to a better understanding of the molecular interconnection o...

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Insight into the reactivity and molecular interactions between lanthanide containing polyoxometalatesand proteins.

KU Leuven

Normal 0 21 false false false NL-BE X-NONE X-NONE Selective hydrolysisof amide bonds in proteins is one of the most important procedures inanalytical biochemistry, biotechnology and modern proteomics. However, theextreme kinetic inertness of the peptide bond, with a half-life estimatedbetween 250 and 600 years under physiological conditions, makes this achallenging task. Our preliminary studies have also shown that in addition tothe selective hydrolysis of hen egg white lysozyme by [Ce(α...

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Insights in the evolution of equid limb morphology from biomechanical analyses of locomotion of extant species of Perissodactyli. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The fossil horse sequence is a popular example of a phylogenetic pattern resulting from the evolutionary process. However, the seemingly transitional stages are actually derived from a scattered sampling of horse fossils within the multi-branched horse evolutionary tree. The current hypothesis is that the reduction in the number of digits was necessary for the cursorial lifestyle of today's horses. Lengthening of the distal segments and toe-tip running increased the stride length and thus the...

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Insights into Golgi stress response from a new glycosylation disorder

KU Leuven

Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation (CDG) are a group of genetic diseases, due to deficient protein and lipid glycosylation. Our group recently identified MAN1B1-deficiency as a frequent type of CDG associated with impaired Golgi glycosylation, intellectual disability and obesity. It was demonstrated that MAN1B1 is Golgi-localized, and may have a gatekeeping role to retrieve escaped misfolded glycoproteins back to the ER for degradation. We hypothesize that MAN1B1-deficiency would lead to a...

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In silico and in vitro Models of Angiogenesis: Unraveling the role of the extracellular maTRIX.

KU Leuven

Angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels from the existing vasculature, is a process that is fundamental to tissue growth, repair and disease, as blood vessels deliver oxygen and nutrients to cells, and remove their waste products. The control of angiogenesis is of importance for tissue regenerative therapies as well as for the treatment of major diseases, such as cancer, however this remains a challenge. The extracellular matrix is one of the key controlling factors of angiogenesis, ...

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In silico and in vitro Models of Angiogenesis: unravelling the role of the extracellular matrix (MAtrix)

KU Leuven

Within the MAtrix project novel computational and experimental approaches will be developed to study mechanisms of cell-matrix mechanical interactions in a more quantitative way. Central to the project is the creation of a multiscale computational framework (#in silico# model) that relates the extracellular microenvironment to intracellular processes and that provides feedback mechanisms between mechanical and biochemical signals. Another important aspect is its interdisciplinary character, i...

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In silico and in vitro Models of Angiogenesis: unravelling the role of the extracellular matrix (MAtrix).

KU Leuven

Angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels from the existing vasculature, is a process that is fundamental to normal tissue growth, woundrepair and disease. Large volumes of cells and tissues are only viable if the tissue is vascularized, as blood vessels deliver oxygen and nutrients. The control of angiogenesis is of utmost importance for tissue regenerative therapies as well as the treatment of diseases, like cancer. Cell-matrix mechanics is one of the key controlling factors of angio...

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In silico design of patient-specific treatment strategies for large bone defects

KU Leuven

Bone tissue engineering (TE) is a promising alternative for the treatment of large bone defects. In the current state of the art scaffolds are seeded with cells and subsequently implanted. Despite some successful studies, bone TE to date still suffers from unpredictable and qualitatively inferior results. Moreover, even when satisfactory and reproducible results are obtained in an ectopic implantation site, this does not necessarily mean good results will be obtained in orthotopic implantatio...

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In silico evolution of circadian clocks

KU Leuven

The functioning of living cells is regulated by genes and their products (mRNA and proteins) working in an orchestrated manner through complex feedback mechanisms. Such systems can be described by networks (referredto as Gene Regulatory Networks (GRN)). An example of GRN is that underlying the biological clocks, also known as circadian clocks, which regulate the physiology of a great number of organisms along the day, allowingthem to anticipate the variations of the light in the environment. ...

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

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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In silico prediction of ADME-tox properties: QSAR models based on quantumchemical information Historic

Ghent University

The prediction of ADME-properties for potential medicinal molecules is very important. This allows us to reduce the cost of the development of drugs. The purpose of the project is to develop an ADME-predictionmodel based on quantumchemical information. This will lead to a more universal applicable model and will allow us to investigate the scientific basis of the ADME-processes.

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INSILICO - The in silico Wet Lab Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Many experiments investigating gene expression at the genome-wide scale need to be performed only once and can then be turned into in silico assays. An in silico assay is the combination of a genome-wide database and a dedicated data mining tool to query it with a gene or a group of genes. We propose to develop know-how in in silico assay design that will lay the foundation of a spin-off providing services to the drug and biotech industry R&D. It must be recognized that most biology-oriented ...

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INSILICO - The in silico Wet Lab Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Many experiments investigating gene expression at the genome-wide scale need to be performed only once and can then be turned into in silico assays. An in silico assay is the combination of a genome-wide database and a dedicated data mining tool to query it with a gene or a group of genes. We propose to develop know-how in in silico assay design that will lay the foundation of a spin-off providing services to the drug and biotech industry R&D. It must be recognized that most biology-oriente...

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In situ analysis of cellular and molecular interactions following cell transplantation into the central nervous system in laboratory animals.

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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In situ analysis of protein-protein interactions using a receptor-based detection and screening platform Historic

Ghent University

The aim of the program is to optimise, extend and apply a newly developed mammalian two-hybrid method. This receptor-based method permits the identification of interactions, which are difficult or impossible to detect using conventional yeast two-hybrid or biochemical methods. Applications will be on selected targets, relevant to viral diseases, inflammation and cancer.

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In situ analysis of the interactions between pulmonary neuroepithelial bodies and a population of stem cell-like airway epithelial cells: a possible link with small cell lung carcinogenesis. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

For the planned studies, the mouse was chosen as a model, because we have been able to gather for this species a considerable amount of morphological and neurochemical data related to pulmonary NEBs and the associated vCE cells, and of course also because of the additional possibilities that are created for the use of transgenic and knock-out (KO) mouse models. Also, we will be able to use the in situ mouse lung-slice model that was recently developed in our lab (Pintelon et al. 2005), and w...

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In-situ characterization of phase formation and texture evolution during solid-state reactions in thin films Historic

Ghent University

We propose to build an in-situ measurement setup, which will be used to study the formation of germanide and carbide films, and to study texture selection and evolution during microstructural changes in thin films.

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In-situ characterization of substituted N4-macrocyclic metal complex SAM layers on gold with the aim of developing stable electrocatalysts Historic

Ghent University

This project focuses on the modification and optimization of gold electrodes with different types of substituted N4 macrocyclic structures with the aim to garantee a covalent bonding. With this work the basis is laid for new and more efficient electrochemical sensors.

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In situ conditioning of dredging species and mineral sludges Historic

Ghent University

Dredging species commonly contain an amount of organic material, that -in anaerobic conditions (due to compat storage) - can be biodegraded into biogas. Gas production in stored sediment is pernicious in terms of consolidation rate, final stability and greenhouse gas emissions. The aim of the research project is the finding of techniques to 1) prevent gas accumulation and 2) accelerate consolidation.

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In situ determination of the small strain material damping of soils Historic

Ghent University

In this research several interpretation methods for the determination of the small strain dynamic soil parameters (with emphasis on material damping) out of in situ tests (SASW, SCPT?) will be tested on numerical synthetic signals (with and without noise) before applying on in situ test results. Furthermore in situ experiments will be performed on 3 test sites with known dynamic soil characteristics. Also 1 cross hole test will be performed on a site for verification of the calculated results.

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in situ Electron Magnetic resonance study of coordinative and structural transformations in paramagnetically doped metal organic frameworks

Ghent University

The goal of this joint project proposal of hte EMR and COMOC research reams of Ghent University is to sudy electronic and structural changees occurring in metal oranic frameworks. the focus lies on understandig the mechanisms of catalysis and transformations in the flecibility of these materials . Eectorn magnetic resonance techniques will be used as promary spectroscopic tools.

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In situ investigation of biochemical and nanocolloidal dynamics using fast optical nanoscopy: Video rate high resolution fluorescence microscopy in material science and biochemistry.

KU Leuven

Nanotechnology is everywhere, yet peoples are growing weary about the negative consequences of this technology. To proper investigate the negative effects that these materials can have new methods are necessary proping at the scale at which these special nanomater sized materials work and interact. The science investigating this is called nanotoxicology. Further, his project wants to propose to investigate these "materials" with these special techniques, that should allow new insights in the ...

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In-situ investigation of novel approaches for the conformal deposition of complex oxides by combining ALD with solid-state and electrochemical reactions

Ghent University

We investigate the synthesis of conformal films of complex oxides by combining atomic layer deposition with solid-state and electrochemical reactions. Additionally, we study the structural and/or phase changes during these reactions using in-situ methods such as X-ray diffraction and ellipsometry.

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In situ labeling of endogenous neuronal stem cells and the visualization of their recruitment and incorporation in the mouse brain with in vivo microMRI. Historic

University of Antwerp

In healthy adult mice the major location with the production of neural precursor cells is 'the subventricular zone (SVZ' located near the later ventricles of the brain. From this region, the neural precursor cells migrate towards the olfactory bulb where they differentiate into new interneurons. This migration occurs in healthy animals along a specific pathway, the Rostral Migration Stream (RMS). In vivo examination of this normal migration is the first step towards possible manipulation of e...

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In situ labeling of endogenous neuronal stem cells and the visualization of their recruitment and incorporation in the mouse brain with in vivo microMRI. Historic

University of Antwerp

In healthy adult mice the major location with the production of neural precursor cells is 'the subventricular zone (SVZ' located near the later ventricles of the brain. From this region, the neural precursor cells migrate towards the olfactory bulb where they differentiate into new interneurons. This migration occurs in healthy animals along a specific pathway, the Rostral Migration Stream (RMS). In vivo examination of this normal migration is the first step towards possible manipulation of e...

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In-situ observation and manipulation of ligands of colloidal quantum dots using liquid NMR Recently ended

Ghent University

This project plans to further develop and apply NMR spectroscopy to obtain fundamental insight in the surface chemistry between organic ligands and nanoparticles in colloidal dispersions

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In-situ reduction of hazardous pollutants in groundwater/aquifer with injectable Fe-based particles. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The research focuses on the developlnent of groundwater rehabilitation technologies with injectable Fe-based micro- (100 nm < d < 100 pm) and nanoscale particles (< 100 nm). The general idea of the methods to be developed is to inject small sized particles into the subsurface where they either directly react with the present contaminants (DNAPLs) or build a permeable reactive zone where the dissolved contaminants are being degraded.

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In-situ spectroscopic investigation of organic (mono)layers adsorbed on metal and metal oxide surfaces under controlled deposition conditions Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The aim of this work is to introduce a complimentary experimental methodology with a particular stress on the in-situ approaches which are able to study the process of layer deposition under controlled external conditions. This task can only be performed by a broad combination of techniques correlating the microscopic geometrical and electronic structure parameters of the organic films with their macroscopic electrical and optical behavior. META possesses a significant portion of the research...

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In situ study and development of processes involving nanoporous solids. (INSIDE PORES) Historic

University of Antwerp

This Network of Excellence focusses on the research collaboration between 19 excellent European research centres, and 10 European satellite partners. The joint research activities are build on 5 main process pillars: 1) synthesis processes; 2) catalytic processes; 3) sorption processes (separation and storage); 4) membrane processes; 5) innovative processes. The laboratory of adsorption and catalysis aims to develop new formation processes of porous materials with specific properties in the f...

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In-situ study and modelling of the controlled growth of ultra-thin organic layers on metallic oxides. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

In-situ study and modelling of the controlled growth of ultra-thin organic layers on metallic oxides. Research on aluminium and its oxides.

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In situ study of nucleation and growth during atomic layer deposition using synchrotron-based X-ray fluorescence and scattering techniques

Ghent University

This project aims at an improved understanding of the nucleation and growth of atomic layer deposition (ALD) processes. In situ synchrotron-based x-ray fluorescence and grazing incidence small angle x-ray scattering will be used to obtain insights in the initial growth phase, in the evolution of the internal film structure, and in the evolution of surface topography during ALD on nanoparticles.

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In situ synthesis and anchoring of gold and titania nanoparticles on metal organic frameworks

Ghent University

In this project water stable MOFs will be synthesized. In a second step the MOFs will be applied as host matrixes for the anchoring of gold and titania nanoparticles which will be synthesized in situ in the MOF framework. The resulting NP@MOF materials will be evaluated as catatalysts in the epoxidation of different olefins and as a photocatalyst.

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INSITU: Tools for investigating the properties of nanoparticle suspensions during processing.

KU Leuven

De ontwikkeling van methodologieën en tools om de eigenschappen van nanodeeltjes tijdens processing te onderzoeken.

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INSITU: Tools for investigating the properties of nanoparticle suspensions during processing.

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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In-situ x-ray based study of the nucleation and growth of metals during atomic layer deposition (ALD)

Ghent University

A fundamental understanding of the surface chemistry and of key effects that control the initial nucleation and subsequent evolution of film morphology during metal-ALD will be achieved. As prototype systems, the focus will lie on three ALD chemistries for Ru and Ag. The experimental approach utilizes x-ray based surface-sensitive characterization techniques that can be applied in situ or without vacuum break.

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In situ XRF and XAS study of Atomic Layer Deposition on flat and porous sustrates - deposition of bimetallic materials. Recently ended

Ghent University

The research involves the development of synchrotron based measuring techniques for the in situ characterisation of an atomic deposition process of inorganic materials in/onto solids. As specific application the deposition and formation of bimetallic materilas are studied.

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InSol - Innovative Material Systems for Solar Energy Harvesting in Photoelectrochemical Cells.

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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INSOTEC - (International) Socio-Technical Challenges for implementing geological disposal. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

INSOTEC aims at identifying the main socio-political challenges for implementing geological disposal and their interplay with technical challenges. It will furthermore provide the IGD-TP with concrete suggestions on how to address these entangled socio-technical challenges. The biggest challenge today lies in adapting the generic concept of geological disposal to the real world environment (both natural and social) in which it needs to be implemented and with which the whole of the waste man...

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Inspecting school inspections: Describing and explaining (un)intended effects

University of Antwerp

The effects of external evaluation of educational institutions are subject to much debate, although they have only scarcely been subject of elaborate and fundamental research. There is very few research on the questions as to which quality aspects should be taken into account to assess the effects of school inspections, and as to what the expectations are of different stakeholders on what the effects of inspection on schools should be. The same holds for the assumptions on which the rationale...

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(In)stability of X chromosome inactivation in human pluripotent stem cells Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Because of their unusual capacity of self-renewal and pluripotency, human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), exemplified by human embryonic stem cells (hESC) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC), are often considered as an in-vitro model for human development and disease modelling, as well as a promising cell source for regenerative medicine. Several studies, however, have demonstrated that long term in-vitro culture of hPSCs can influence their genetic and epigenetic stability. Ther...

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Installation allowance. Historic

University of Antwerp

Installation allowance.

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Instance disorders of the cerebral cortex: looking for new genes as stepping stone to prevention. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Study on disorders of the cerebral cortex, search for new genes in order to prevent disorders.

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Instant interactive data exploration.

KU Leuven

Today, we can easily store massive amounts of information, but we lack the means to exploratively analyse databases of this scale. That is, currently, there is no technology that allows to ‘wander’ around the data, and make discoveries by following intuition, or simple serendipity. While standard data mining is aimed at finding highly interesting results, it is typically computationally demanding and time consuming, and hence not suited for exploring large databases.To address this problem, w...

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Instant Interactive Data Exploration.

University of Antwerp

Today, we can easily store massive amounts of information, but we lack the means to exploratively analyse databases of this scale. That is, currently, there is no technology that allows to 'wander' around the data, and make discoveries by following intuition, or simple serendipity. While standard data mining is aimed at finding highly interesting results, it is typically computationally demanding and time consuming, and hence not suited for exploring large databases. To address this problem, ...

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Institute for Broadband Technology (IBBT)

KU Leuven

IBBT want to create a lasting and positive impact on society through ICT innovation: 1° demand driven, interdisciplinary research in collaboration with technology suppliers and users; 2° excellence in research in domains with a high societal relevance; 3° stimulating entrepreneurship; 4°a wide (inter)national ecosystem for ICT innovation. As legal research group in ICT, is one of the founding groups of IBBT.

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Institutional aspects of regulation policy: the organisation of the law giving process. Historic

University of Antwerp

A policy towards the quality of legislation implies care for the organisation of the legislative process. This project wants to analyse the organisation of the decision making process. It aims to consider the institutional actor's strong and weak points in the legislative process and to find out how these actors can influence the quality of legislation. A comparative study will look for inspiration from abroad to reform institutions in Belgium.

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Institutional capacity building for the network ?Collections Coordonnées Marocaines de Micro-organismes? (CCMM)by valorization of micro-organisms of biotechnological potential.

Ghent University

Aim is to upgrade the current collection of bacterial strains by improving their identification using genotypic methods and to enrich the collection with new isolates obtained from plant rhizosphere, silage, dairy products and desert sand, that are also identified. The project also includes training of Moroccan scientists in molecular research and bioinformatics.

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Institutional comparative research on active ageing: Multi-level analysis of the determinants of early retirement, reintegration an investment in employability. Historic

University of Antwerp

Even though the activity rate of workers aged above 45- and 55 is low in most European member states, there is clearly a great diversity. Belgium is the last comer. The European target is to reach an activity rate of 50% among the workers aged 55 and over. With the current 30%, Belgium is lagging far behind. Based on international comparative anlayses, we will look in this project for factors influencing the labour market behaviour of older emplmoyees and unemployed persons. We will look the...

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Institutional conformity in financial reporting. Historic

University of Antwerp

The study will identify and analyze institutional conformity in properties of corporate financial reporting characterized by normative ambiguity, such as risk reporting, MD&A and cost allocation decisions. Reporting conformity is theorized as institutional imitation behaviour driven by social, cognitive and competitive forces. The study will integrate the role and functioning of external auditors in reporting conformity.²

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Institutional cooperation between the Université Catholique de Bukavu and Flemishnbsp; Recently ended

KU Leuven

The Université Catholique de Bukavu (UCB) is an institution with regional vocation, and wants to fulfil its responsibility in education and research with her societal responsibility in the promotion of development and in the search for solutions to the problems and needs of the population. In the frame of an institutional cooperation with Flemish universities via the Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad - Universitaire Ontwikkelingssamenwerking (VLIR-UOS), the UCB wants to develop a program that c...

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Institutional Cooperation with Hue University Historic

Ghent University

The project consists of a transversal theme: - institutional strengthening with empasis on quality assurance and 3 research themes: - aquaculture, livestock, crop production - Preservation of the coastal ecosystems and natural resources under the effects of development activities and climate change - Strengthening training and services at primary level to improve rural health care These themes are aligned with the country, region and the university strategic plans.

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Institutional funds VIB8 2007-2011: Department of Molecular Genetics. Historic

University of Antwerp

The VIB Department of Molecular Genetics (DMG) is specialized in the genetic analysis of complex neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases. All these diseases are multifactorial in nature i.e. they are expressed due to the interplay of genes and environment. In some of these diseases the inheritance pattern is mainly Mendelian with gene defects in single genes. In others only in a small fraction of patients genetic factors are apparent. In the latter cases, several families with Mendelian in...

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Institutional funds VIB8 2012-2016: Department of Molecular Genetics.

University of Antwerp

The VIB Department of Molecular Genetics (DMG) is specialized in the genetic analysis of complex neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases. All these diseases are multifactorial in nature i.e. they are expressed due to the interplay of genes and environment. In some of these diseases the inheritance pattern is mainly Mendelian with gene defects in single genes. In others only in a small fraction of patients genetic factors are apparent. In the latter cases, several families with Mendelian in...

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Institutional funds VIB8: Department of Molecular Genetics. Historic

University of Antwerp

The department of Molecular Genetics is specialized in the genetic analysis of complex neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases. All these diseases are multifactorial in nature i.e. they are expressed due to the interplay of genes and environment. In some of these diseases the inheritance pattern is mainly mendelian (e.g. CMT) with gene defects in single genes. In others only in a small fraction of patients genetic factors are apparent. In the latter cases, several families with mendelian i...

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Institutionalisation-proces and political culture of liberal radicalism in Brussels (1830-1914) Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The aim of this research is to apply the political culture approach to the liberal world in the electoral circumscription of Brussels in the long 19th century (1830-1914). Starting from an in depth analysis of the local its institutionalisation-process on the political level, the aim is to explore the socio-cultural roots of Belgian liberalism in its capital. The main focus in this approach rests on the radical faction within the broad liberal movement and on how the liberal identification sp...

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Institutional Universitary Co-operation: co-operation with the University of Zambia ? Annual programme 1999 Historic

Ghent University

The UNZA-IUS program groups 6 projects concerning: (1) integration of UNZANET over the university campus, (2) development of a department computer studies, (3) distance education, (4) Starting a basic- and postgraduate in food science & technology, (5) strenghtening the education and research in veterinary medicine, and (6) strengthening the laboratory of geology & soil science.

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Institutional University Collaboration Jimma University, Ethiopië

Ghent University

In the framework of the Institutional University Collaboration (IUC) with Jimma University, research will be undertaken in different scientific disciplines: 1. Zoonotic and animal diseases: Schistosomiasis, mastitis, ... 2. HIV/Aids: PMTCT 3. Child nutrition: in relation to Aids 4. Ecology: both landscape, river, forestry and biodiversity 5. Modeling the infection dynamics of different diseases and disease vectors 6. Soil fertility

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Institutional University collaboration with the Escuela Superior Poolitecnica del Litoral (ESPOL) Historic

Ghent University

Collaboration between several Flemish Universities (Ugent, KUL, VUB) and ESPOL (Guayaquil, Ecuador) on ICT, Biotechnology, Water management, Aquaculture, Marine Ecology, Telecommunication, Soft Ware development, Robotics, Geology and Entrepreneurship.

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Institutional University Cooperation (IUC) and Mountains of the Moon University (MMU) Partnership for Sustainable Community Development Historic

Ghent University

VLIR-UOS funding will accelerate the institutional capacity, staff experience exchange, skills and knowledge generation between MMU and Flanders, It will help MMU infuse instructional technologies throughout the courses curricula and community outreach learning, thus increasing its educational capacity. Additionally, it will help consolidate the strong linkage between academic activities, community leaders or private sector through conduction of on-field action based research with communities...

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Institutional University Cooperation (IUC) and Mountains of the Moon University (MMU) Partnership for Sustainable Community Development

Ghent University

VLIR-UOS funding will accelerate the institutional capacity, staff experience exchange, skills and knowledge generation between MMU and Flanders. It will help MMU infuse instructional technologies throughout the courses curricula and community outreach learning, thus increasing its educational capacity. Additionally, it will help consolidate the strong linkage between academic activities, community leaders or private sector through conduction of on-field action based research with communities...

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Institutional university co-operation with Jimma University Ethiopië (Gent).

KU Leuven

The Institutional University Cooperation with the JU Jimma University Ehtiopië funded by VLIR aims at establishing a more dynamic education and research university with modern teaching concepts, like problem-based teaching and participative guided self-study, supported by active research.

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Institutional university co-operation with the Anton de Kom University atnbsp;Suriname . Recently ended

KU Leuven

Within the VLIR-UOS framework, a Institutional University Cooperation (IUC) has been started between the Anton de Kom University of Suriname (AdeKUS) and the Flemish universities. This IUC is coordinated by A Vervoort of the K.U.Leuven. It is a long term partnership. The main aim of it is to assist AdeKUS in evolving from a mainly educational - bachelor institute to an institute that focuses also on master education and research. Six projects are defined for Phase 1. Two projects are institut...

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Institutional university co-operation with the University of Mekelle, Ethiopia. Recently ended

KU Leuven

The Institutional University Cooperation with the University of Mekelle, Ethiopia funded by VLIR aims at establishing a more dynamic education and research university with modern teaching concepts, like problem-based teaching and participative guided self-study, supported by activeresearch.

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Instroom allochtone studenten aan de K.U.Leuven.

KU Leuven

Het project vertrekt vanuit de vaststelling dat te weinig allochtone jongeren instromen aan de K.U.Leuven. De te realiseren doelstelling is danook die instroom te verhogen. De Dienst Communicatie (piloot: Cel Onderwijscommunicatie) focust zich vanuit haar algemene opdracht op de instroom en wil binnen dit project haal algemene expertise koppelen aan de uitbouw van specifieke netwerken en kanalen om de instroom van allochtone jongeren te bevorderen. In samenwerking met en ter ondersteuning van...

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Instructed second language learning Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

the collofquium is intended as a multidisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of research on all aspects of language education and language learning, with particular attentiodn to the following issues: - the relation between language teaching and language learning processes. - The specific nature of institutional language learning contexts and their influence on the language learning toward theories of language acquisition and bilingualism. - The relationship between various fo...

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Instruments, technology and research in regard to the navigated placement of dental implants. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dental implants are permanent fixtures of (mostly) titanium posts anchored to the jawbone and topped with individual replacement teeth or a bridge that screws or cements into the posts. Implants have significant functional advantages over removable, conventional dentures for lower and upper jaws, or removable bridges that clasp to adjacent teeth. Dental implantology has a tremendous marker potential in cosmetic dentistry. Esthetic surgery and implants are today among the fastest growing medic...

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Instruments, technology and research in regard to the navigated placement of dental implants. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dental implants are permanent fixtures of (mostly) titanium posts anchored to the jawbone and topped with individual replacement teeth or a bridge that screws or cements into the posts. Implants have significant functional advantages over removable, conventional dentures for lower and upper jaws, or removable bridges that clasp to adjacent teeth. Dental implantology has a tremendous marker potential in cosmetic dentistry. Esthetic surgery and implants are today among the fastest growing medic...

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Insulin and the immune response to critical illness Recently ended

KU Leuven

Critical illness is a condition in which the patient depends on pharmacological or mechanical support of failing vital organs in order to survive. Thanks to recent developments in intensive care medicine, most patients are now able to survive an extreme initial insult (like multiple trauma, extensive burns, major surgery or severe infections). A substantialproportion of these patients enters a prolonged phase of critical illness, which is characterized by profound disturbances in homeostasis ...

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Insulin-like Growth Factor-I as a Regulator of Proinflammatory Cytokines and Apoptosis Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The insulin-like growth factor IGF-I is an important endocrine and paracrine mediator of growth hormone (GH) regulated body growth. Additionally, IGF-I plays a pivotal role as a survival-, proliferation- and differentiation-factor in many different cell types, and is involved in the functioning of several organs. The different effects of IGF-I depend on the cell type and are, at physiological concentrations, all mediated by the IGF-I receptor. This receptor uses different signal transduction...

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Insulin-like growth factor I in acute ischemic stroke Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Ischemic stroke, which develops when a blood clot occludes a cerebral artery, is the leading cause of chronic disability in adults and is the 3rd cause of death. Patients with an ischemic stroke can actually be treated with tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA), which dissolves the blood clot. Unfortunately this treatment is not possible in many patients because of contraindications, often fails to reopen the affected vessel, and even after re-opening of the vessel ongoing biochemical mech...

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Insulin resistance and impaired phagocytosis of apoptotic cells: implications for destabilization and progression of atherosclerotic plaques. Historic

University of Antwerp

Insulin resistance and impaired phagocytosis of apoptotic cells: implications for destabilization and progression of atherosclerotic plaques.

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Insurbordination in the deontic domain: a semantic and constructional typology. Recently ended

KU Leuven

This project tackles the little-studied phenomenon of insubordination, focusing specifically on constructions with meanings in the deontic domain. Insubordinated constructions use markers normally associated with subordination, but function as independent clauses (Evans 2007:367). An example is an if-clause expressing a request (e.g. If you could sign here). This project investigates two research questions. First, it examines the types of deontic meaning that can be expressed by insubordinate...

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Insurgent Cultures & Inclusive Urbanism. An Action-Research in São Paulo, Brazil

KU Leuven

Arrival neighbourhoods are contested urban places in Flanders, typically perceived as #problematic# or #degraded# quarters. Nevertheless, there is a growing interest in definitions of arrival neighbourhoods as urban ecologies of emancipation, innovation and creativity. On top of that, the arrival neighbourhood in Flanders is high on the agenda of urban planning, both because of technical issues with the building patrimony and because of lasting social issues. Despite growing attention towards...

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Intake of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids of Belgian adults Historic

Ghent University

The purpose of this project is to calculate and evaluate the usual intake of individual fatty acids (linoleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid) for the Belgian adults from 15 years onwards, using the data of the Belgian national consumption survey (2004)

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Integer Linear Programming for Natural Language Processing Recently ended

KU Leuven

The field of natural language processing has made great advances in thelast decades. Most of us have used Google translate, and have heard of Watson, the computer that won Jeopardy! Both are examples of successful natural language processing (NLP) applications. However, there are stillmany difficulties with processing natural language.In this thesis we focus on four different NLP problems. The first problem is the summarization of sentences. Often sentences contain redundant information, and ...

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Integraal sacharidebeheer voor gecontroleerde procesvoering in de brouwerij Historic

University College Ghent

Het aanbod aan sacharidemengsels voor de brouwerijen en de voedingsindustrieën is de laatste jaren gigantisch gestegen: van eenvoudige sucrose tot oligofructose en speciale polydextrosemengsels. Sacharidemengsels dienen nu niet enkel meer om de gewenste zoetkracht van een product te bereiken of om het gehalte aan fermenteerbare suikers te verhogen maar ook om de body en het mondgevoel te verbeteren, als vetvervangers voor specifieke toepassingen en als functionele voedingsingrediënten. Het in...

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Integral vision on the Flemish nature reserve "De Zwinduinen en -polders", at Knokke-Heist with attention for recreational joint use Historic

Ghent University

A hydrogeological study has been carried out for the Flemish nature reserve &apos;De Zwinduinen en -polders&apos; in order of the WVI. This study includes the processing and interpretation of hydraulic head measurements in the study area and the evaluation and interpretation of the groundwater quality by means of groundwater samples and EM39 measurements.

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Integral Yugoslavism during the royal dictatorship (1929-1935) in Yugoslavia - content, distribution and interaction with other national ideas Historic

Ghent University

This project investigates the national idea of integral Yugoslavism as it was fixed by the state during the royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia (1929-1935). It will focus on the way Yugoslav national identity was defined, how that national consciousness was spread and the interaction with other forms of national thought in Yugoslavia during this period.

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INTEGRATE

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The INTEGRATE project aims to develop innovative infrastructures to enable data and knowledge sharing and to foster large-scale collaboration in biomedical research. INTEGRATE flexible infrastructure components and tools will bring together heterogeneous multi-scale biomedical data generated through standard and novel technologies within post-genomic clinical trials. It will also provide a seamless link to existing research and clinical infrastructures, such as clinical trials management syst...

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Integrated 3D seismo-electrical investigation of the Paardenmarkt Historic

Ghent University

Integrated use of very high resolution reflection seismic and geo-electric resistivity methods in order to (1) identify the areas with the highest munition concentration, (2) accurately evaluate the thickness of the sedimentary layer that covers the dumped material, and (3) evaluate the potential of the electrical resistivity method for qualification of the sediment deposits in which the ammunition is buried.

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Integrated analysis and experimental verification of Kinematic Form Active Structures (KFAS) for architectural applications

Ghent University

The present research proposal studies Kinematic Form Active Structures (KFAS). KFAS are reconfigurable lightweight structures usually covered with technical textiles. When implemented as a building skin these systems can control day lighting, shading, ventilation and so on and hence contribute to sustainable building. A major challenge for the design, analysis, optimisation and construction of KFAS, is the study of their geometric compatibility, pre-tension, curvature and hence stiffness an...

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Integrated analysis and experimental verification of Kinematic Form Active Structures (KFAS) for architectural applications.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The present research proposal studies Kinematic Form Active Structures (KFAS). KFAS are reconfigurable lightweight structures usually covered with technical textiles. When implemented as a building skin these systems can control day lighting, shading, ventilation and so on and hence contribute to sustainable building. A major challenge for the design, analysis, optimisation and construction of KFAS, is the study of their geometric compatibility, pre-tension, curvature and hence stiffness and ...

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Integrated and interdisciplinary research towards objective evaluation methods for the determination of maturity, hygienisation and quality of compost Historic

Ghent University

The aim of this research is to develop methods for evaluating compost quality: (i) maturity by testing parameters such as oxygen consumption and microbial diversity. (ii) hygienisation by determining the presence of plant, animal and human pathogens. (iii) environmental safety by determining phytotoxicity levels.

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Integrated and Strategic Environmental Assessment of Port Developments in the Vung Tau Area (South Vientam) Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The cities of Ho Chi Minh, Bien Hoa and Vung Tau in Southern Vietnam are located in one of the fastest growing and developing areas of the country, but are also located close to one of the largest natural river and mangrove systems. The developments consist mainly of harbour and industry areas. Different EIA's (Environmental Impact Assessment) are performed for each development, but no integrated framework of the global Southern port development was conducted yet. This project aims at addres...

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Integrated and sustainable landfill mining management Recently ended

KU Leuven

The objective of the PhD is to design and set up an integrated evaluation for the economic and environmental impact of enhanced landfill mining(ELFM) activities. The innovative approach of ELFM targets the integrated optimization of materials and energy recovery of the waste in a landfill, while bringing the final residue volume to almost zero and mitigating the CO2 emissions with various techniques. During this PhD a comprehensive and robust model to direct waste streams recuperated from a l...

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Integrated approach of durable energy policy - A normative contribution to policy support (SEPIA). Historic

University of Antwerp

In order to meet these challenging conditions for strategic knowledge production, the SEPIA project aims at innovative methodological developments in the field of policy support for a long-term sustainable energy strategy in Belgium, with an emphasis om - ong-term energy foresight from a normative perspective (using a 'back-casting' approach); - Planetary scope (the global perspective is the point of departure for defining sustainability criteria); - Governance (by checking support for lon...

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Integrated approach to the assess Carbon dynamics in the Southern Ocean Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The broad research goal of the proposal will address the role of the Southern Ocean as a source or sink on a regional and seasonal scale. The approach is multidisciplinary combining field and laboratory-scale and numerical experimentation. It is structured as a network bringing together five different interactive research teams. Attention will go towards a better understanding of the physical and biogeochemical factors controlling carbon biomass production and mineralisation in the surface wa...

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Integrated approach towards characterization of damage processes in surgery.

KU Leuven

In the USA in 2007, a 0.5 % chance existed to complications due totissue overload during a medical procedure. 7 % of these complications had fatal consequences. In an effort to minimize this number, research has been directed towards decreasing unnecessary intraoperative trauma, by shifting towards less invasive techniques and through the design of less traumatic instruments. The effectiveness of these techniques anddesigns depends on how well damage mechanisms for biological soft tissue are ...

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Integrated assessment of strength in children with cerebral palsy (pilot study) Recently ended

KU Leuven

One of themain problems of childrenwith cerebral palsy (CP) is muscle weakness. Muscleweakness is now recognized as one of the main causes of the development of bonydeformities and muscle contractures. These secondary problems can only becorrected by multilevel surgery. Unfortunately, muscle lengthening procedureswithin this multilevel surgery are also recognized as major causes of muscleweakness. Overthe past decade, several studies related muscle strength to gross motorfunctioning, such as ...

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Integrated catchment modelling, based on conceptual models

KU Leuven

Over the last two decades, regional water authorities have developed a large variety of hydrodynamic models in support of their water management tasks. However, these models are limited to the region of interest andbarely interact with each other. The purpose of this doctoral research is the development, application and testing of a methodology for integrated catchment modeling, based on the use of conceptual models. This willallow to couple the different models in such a way that the calcula...

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Integrated cerebral networks for perception, cognition and action in human and non-human primates

Ghent University

The project focuses on the visual system and its modification by attention and learning, memory and higher viusal functions, control of actions, cerebellum, sleep and memory consolidation, working memory and executive functions, quantitative and sequence processing and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and connectivity.

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Integrated cerebral networks for perception, cognition and action in human and non-human primates (CEREBNET).

University of Antwerp

To study functional brain networks supporting perception, action and cognition in normal and diseased human subjects and non-human primates (NHP). There will be a strong focus on anatomical, functional and effective connectivity and causality-oriented research to develop and to test biologically-relevant theoretical models for understanding brain function. The consortium will build heavily on joint expertise and collaborative experiments performed during previous phases of the IUAP program in...

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Integrated characterisation on a (sub)micron scale of petrophysical characteristics of natural stone and fluid transport through natural stone by fusion of data obtained through non-destructive techniques Historic

Ghent University

Transport of fluids containing dissolved components influences the original properties of pore networks. It is essential to monitor simultaneously the petrophysical characteristics of natural stone as well as their fluid migration, allowing to study their mutual influence. Besides data fusion, non-destructive techniques should be used, enabling simultaneous research on the interaction of both petrophysical properties and fluid migration.

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Integrated competence-centered lineproject for pharmacy students Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Integrated competence-centered lineproject for pharmacy students-

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Integrated decision making for multi-level vehicle routing problems. 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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Integrated decision support models for production and routing decisions in real-world supply chains

Universiteit Hasselt

Production and distribution have traditionally been studied as two independent decision problems. In reality these supply chain processes highly interact and combined decision support models are therefore needed. An integrated view of the critical logistic decisions may lead to a relevant improvement of service level and to substantial savings in the total costs sustained for inventory, work in progress, setups, and transportation. However, this results in complex combinatorial optimization p...

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Integrated Dynamic Functional Imaging and Numerical Simulation off Mass Transport for the Assessment of Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Carcinomatosis

Ghent University

We will apply numerical simulation of drug transport into the tumor after intraperitoneal chemotherapy administration. Mathematical modelling will be combined with artificial models of a peritoneal tumor and with dynamic magnetic resonance imaging of tumor bearing animals. This will allow to predict how variation of certain parameters improves drug penetration, and may aid the development of more efficient treatment.

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Integrated Ecological Modelling for Decision Support in River Management Historic

Ghent University

The proposed research aims to investigate the combination of hydraulic and physical-chemical water quality models with habitat suitability models, in order to develop predictive ecological models for decision support in river management. The specific research goal is to propose a general assessment framework for analyzing the effect of investments in environmental infrastructure (eg wastewater treatment).

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Integrated Elastic Microsystems for Cerebral Electromodulation Historic

Ghent University

The purpose of the project is the development of technology for an implantable microsystem that in future can be used for cerebral electromodulation, i.e. detection of electrical signals, generated by the brain, and of electrical stimulation of brain cells. The microsystem should be biocompatible. De electrodes and lectronic components will be embedded in an elastic material. For validation test on animals are foreseen.

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Integrated electro-mechanical wind-farm design and cost reduction accounting for atmospheric variability

KU Leuven

In moving to introducing a new paradigm in design and operation of large wind farms, optimal control of their multi-scale interaction with the atmosphere, taking into account multi-disciplinary constraints imposed by structural mechanics, electricity generation and power quality is sought for. One of the major novel ideas is that wind farms may not only be designed optimally to react to the turbulent atmosphere, but can be employed to control the conditions in the atmospheric boundary layer w...

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Integrated energy and greenhouse gas control for the treatment of highly concentrated wastewater

Ghent University

This doctoral research project is focused on optimizing the energy balance and at the same time controlling greenhouse gas emissions during the treatment of wastewaters with high ammonium concentration. Three levels of research are distinguished: - Application of innovative nitrogen removal processes - Heat recovery from the biological reactors - Minimization of N2O emissions

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Integrated environmental toxicological evaluation of perfluoralkyl pollutants for aquatic organisms. Historic

University of Antwerp

Integrated environmental toxicological evaluation of perfluoralkyl pollutants for aquatic organisms.

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Integrated environmental toxicological evaluation of perfluoralkyl pollutants for the zebra fish (Danio rerio). Historic

University of Antwerp

Integrated environmental toxicological evaluation of perfluoralkyl pollutants for the zebra fish (Danio rerio).

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Integrated evaluation of test compounds against Leishmania and Trypanosoma parasite species.

University of Antwerp

For most infectious diseases, chemotherapeutics are still required for disease control as vaccines are generally lacking. In addition, drug resistance has become a critical issue, which endorses the need for continuous drug research. LMPH is actively involved in the identification of new synthetic and natural lead compounds, with a particular focus on the tropical protozoal diseases Leishmaniasis, sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and malaria. Validated in vitro and in vivo test systems and d...

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Integrated flux measurement for environmental research and management.

University of Antwerp

The IFLUX research project is based on an intense collaboration between the University of Antwerp and the Flemish Institute for Technological Research, and aims to develop and validate an integrated mass flux sampler for environmental research and management, IFLUX. At the same time, the valorization of IFLUX is prepared, as a spin-off with a service character, that aims to offer integrated flux measurements for different types of environmental research and management.

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Integrated geographical research for sustainable land management in the closed basins along the Rift Valley in northern Ethiopia

Ghent University

The project concerns a major development corridor of Ethiopia, the closed basins at the interface between the Highlands and the Rift Valley; it involves the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (DGeES) of Mekelle University and the Universities of Gent, Leuven and Turku (Finland). Such closed basins are sensitive to environmental changes on the surrounding escarpments as well as to climate variability. The landscapes are subject to rapid changes, from (agro-)pastoralism through c...

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Integrated Learning Environment for Innovative Instruction of Research Methods Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This project has developed web-based tools to support teaching of research methods. Some produts are freely available here: http://glimo.vub.ac.be/

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Integrated Macro-Financial Modeling for Robust Policy Design.

KU Leuven

To move policy-focused macroeconomic modeling beyond this approach to the endogenous modeling of the dynamics resulting from financial risks and related decision making in banks, households, firms and public institutions.

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Integrated magnetic nanoparticle-enabled imaging of therapeutic cells: IMAGINE Historic

Universiteit Hasselt

Disease starts at the biomolecular and cellular level and on subnanometer length scales. The holy grail of medicine is diagnostics and intervention on that scale and biocompatible nanosized particles have emerged as suitable multifunctional tools to reach this goal. In vivo diagnostic and therapeutic methods can benefit highly from every new development in nanoparticle research, one example is the emerging field of cell-based therapies, where researchers need to follow cells for hours and ev...

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Integrated maritime logistics chain decision making.

University of Antwerp

The aim of the research line is to quantify the relationships among chain actors, which are subject to serious change, their decision‐making framework, and the mutual impacts this has. This allows getting insight into the types of variables that impact on the different actors' behaviour.

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Integrated Marketing Communications: Creating synergies through advertising in different media Historic

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.

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Integrated mobility planning (IMP) for Hai Phong City, Vietnam. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Hai Phong is advantageous with its location as one of the main gateways into Northern Vietnam. It is situated in the North-Eastern part of Vietnam, at 102 km from Ha Noi and is the historical gateway of Viet Nam's capital to the sea. The city hosts the largest harbour of the area and can be categorized as a middle sized harbour on the international scene. The hinterland of the harbour extends over the whole North of Vietnam and to a growing extent also to China. In view of this genera...

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Integrated modeling of electrochemical and electrostatic energy storage systems for vehicles Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The project objective is the analysis electric energy on board of vehicles. More in particular, the research aims at the development of universally applicable models of various traction batteries used in electrically propelled vehicles (battery, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles). Energy storage in electrical double layer capacitors will also be treated. The research encompasses the following subjects: + performing measurement campaigns on various battery and electrical double layer capacitor typ...

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Integrated modelling of volcanic systems and application to some poorly-known volcanoes in Africa Historic

Ghent University

The research will focus on processes at unique and very poorly known African volcanoes. Field, sample and RS data and analyses were gathered at Mt Rungwe and Mt Cameroon (MC). Novel field work, lab analyses and modelling will be developed to further deepen understanding. The innovative research will be focused on documenting and modeling the dynamics of explosive eruptions producing eruption columns and dispersing volcanic ejecta.

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Integrated molecular profiling in neuroblastoma: identification of new molecular therapeutic targets and optimalised prognostic classification Historic

Ghent University

The aim of this project is to identify genes and signalling pathways through improved data mining as a result from combined genomic screening strategies. This information will lead to development of molecular oriented therapies. Also, extensive mRNA and miRNA profiling will be conducted in order to establish robust prognostic signature which will be applied for improved theratpeutic stratification.

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Integrated networks to combat child poverty: a mixed methods research on network governance and perspectives of policy makers, social workers and families in poverty (INCh).

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.

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Integrated 'omics' approach of fermented vegetable juices.

University of Antwerp

The goal of this PhD project is to select lactic acid bacteria in order to improve the fermentation process of vegetable juices using an integrated and interdisciplinary microbiological approach. Therefore the microbial diversity of spontaneous fermented vegetable juices will be studied. In a second step lactic acid bacteria isolated from the fermentation process will be studied using phenotypic assays and genome sequencing.

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"Integrated omics" vision to provide molecular insights in reproduction, developmental physiology, ecology and evolution of nematodes.

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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Integrated Optical Logic and Memory using Ultra-fast Micro-ring Bistable Semiconductor Lasers. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The research proposed by IOLOS aims to develop a new and universal building block, thereby creating the necessary integration technologies for future all-optical digital and logic functional sub-systems. The key approach is the exploitation of the strong and robust directional optical bi-stability in semiconductor ring Lasers (SRLs) as the fundamental mechanism for all-optical digital building blocks - from which digital functions of all types can be synthesised. The central concept is that ...

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Integrated Optical sensors for real-time 3D-scene acquisition Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Fundamental research towards components and electronic circuits voor distance measurements in small measurement unit that in array set up can form a 3D camera

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Integrated Optical sensors for real-time 3D-scene acquisition. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Fundamental research towards components and electronic circuits voor distance measurements in small measurement unit that in array set up can form a 3D camera.

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Integrated optimal design and control of office building systems using renewable energy sources.

KU Leuven

This PhD aims at developing an integrated optimal design and control framework for building systems using renewable energy sources in office buildings. Four main research questions will be solved starting from a real case (SOLARWIND office in Luxemburg), and extending these results to ageneral framework. The four research questions are: (1) How (to which extent, when #) do different renewable energy sources (RES) contribute to the energy performance of the SOLARWIND office building and at whi...

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Integrated optimization approaches for municipal solid waste collectionrouting and processing facility location in Flanders.

KU Leuven

The location and assignment of future municipal solid waste processing/transfer facilities and the establishment of routes for collection vehicles, proves to be a difficult balancing act. As many other regions in the EU, Flanders is confronted with a number of important issues further complicating this dilemma. First, the Flemish environmental authorities need to decide whether to open the borders for waste material destined for disposal or to follow a path towards national self&#8722;suffici...

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Integrated organic-inorganic synthetic approaches for the development of functionalized periodic mesoporous organosilicas. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Innovative synthetic approaches for the formation of strongly functionalized crystalline 'Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas' (PMO's) will be developed. Knowledge and reactions from organic chemistry will be implemented in the known synthesis processes for the production of porous hybrid organic-inorganic materials. Therefore, 2 synthesis paths will be established. 1) On one hand, new organosilica precursors with embedded heteroatoms (N, S, O, P, Cl, ¿) will be synthesized, that can be applied...

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Integrated performance trade off in cichlid heads: feeding versus mouth brooding Recently ended

Ghent University

Evolution moulds phenotypes, where trade-offs exist at the structural and functional level. They can be considered playing an important role for those systems that are involved in different functions with potential conflicting demands for increased performance. This project focuses on the the buccal system in mouthbrooding cichild fishes, performing in feeding, respiration, agonistic display, nest building and mouthbrooding. We analyse structural, functional and physiological trade-offs in th...

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Integrated performance trade off in cichlid heads: feeding versus mouth brooding. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project tries to unravel some of the involved trade-offs, and will analyse the structural, functional and physiological trade-offs that exist in the buccal system of two closely related haplochromine species of Lake Victoria, both maternal mouthbrooders but representing two distinct trophic niches: a biter morph and a suction feeding morph. Trade-offs related to both sexual and trophic dimorphism will be studied in relation to mouthbrooding, with performance analyses to estimate the impa...

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Integrated performance trade off in cichlid heads: feeding versus mouth brooding. Historic

University of Antwerp

This project tries to unravel some of the involved trade-offs, and will analyse the structural, functional and physiological trade-offs that exist in the buccal system of two closely related haplochromine species of Lake Victoria, both maternal mouthbrooders but representing two distinct trophic niches: a biter morph and a suction feeding morph. Trade-offs related to both sexual and trophic dimorphism will be studied in relation to mouthbrooding, with performance analyses to estimate the impa...

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Integrated photonics for breath analysis Recently ended

Ghent University

The objective of in Breathe is to enable a partnership to commercialize the breath analyser. We target the establishment of a spin-off company in partnership with a VC and/or preferably in joint-venture with a medical device company to finish the defination stage and early product development. A rather soon exit, e.g. buy-out by the medical device company, to prepare the product launch, including the clinical test phases, is expected.

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Integrated platform for target identification, validation and drug discovery with applications for neurodegenerative diseases (Neuro-TARGET). Historic

University of Antwerp

The general aim of this project is to set up an integrated platform for target identification, validation and drug discovery that will lead to novel therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. Therefore, we have assembled an interdisciplinary consortium with complementary expertise and cutting-edge technologies. Our aim is to develop and apply different model systems to identify and validate key molecular events and targets that define the onset of pathology and constitute prime markers for ear...

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Integrated proteome-centric analysis of immune regulation

Ghent University

This interdisciplinary research project aims at understanding the molecular mechanisms regulating inflammation from a protein point-of-view. It will integrate new protein-centered molecular data and link them to cell and mouse models for several human inflammation-related diseases.

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Integrated research programme concerning the quality of sludge and water in the Brussels Capital Region Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Inventarisation of in- and outputs in several 'hot spots' in the Brussels Capital region. Comparison of severely polluted systems with natural (reference) waterways, i.e. on the binding capacities of the suspended matter, the origin of unnatural compounds in the water- and suspended phase. In view of the current efforts towards an improved water quality policy and a restoration of natural watersystems, the Brussels Capital Region is confronted with a great challenge. The current interaction ...

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Integrated Research UNit for human Motion Analysis (iRUNman)

Ghent University

iRUNman unites research groups with a background of sport and movement sciences, engineering and embodied music cognition. The project couples an infrastructure investment (3D motion capture, instrumented treadmill,?) to a research program on human locomotor activities. The pooling of the complementary background of all researchers involved, makes iRUNman a true incubation centre on multidisciplinary studies on human movement and sports.

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Integrated risk-management and monitoring of micropollutants in the Belgian coastal zone Historic

Ghent University

Aims of the project: 1) study of the environmental concentrations of established and emerging priority substances 2) development and apply of a research and assessment strategy based on different techniques and with different aims 3) study of the ecological effects and food chain transfer 4) develop and evaluate a framework and toolbox for the assessment and monitoring of the chemical anthropogenic pressure on aquatic ecosystems

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integrated solutions to improve the quality of rest Historic

Ghent University

The project starts from the need to improve people&apos;s rest and sleeping quality to avoid stress and pathologies related to sleep disorders. - Research on green materials and processing technologies - Research and development of encapsulated systems for comfort improvement - Research and development of heatable/cooling textiles for thermal comfort improvement - Development of textile integratable sensors for body movement and temperature

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Integrated study of fluctuating asymmetry as a measure of developmental stress and lifetime reproductive success in songbirds. Historic

University of Antwerp

Fluctuating asymmetry is a very promising yet controversial measure of fitness. In this project, its use will be tested in detail in zebra finches and great tits

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Integrated study of intracavitary drug delivery for the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis

Ghent University

This project aims to study in a colorectal xenograft model the effects of anti-VEGF and anti-PDGFR therapy on the efficacy of intraperitoneal (IP) chemoperfusion with cisplatin and oxaliplatin. Specifically, we will study the effects of combined therapy on 1. the tumor microenvironment (IFP and tissue oxygenation); 2. pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties; and 3. antineoplastic properties (tumor growth delay, TGD).

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Integrated study of the Arginine Regulon in yeast: mechanism of transcription initiation from a TATA-less promotor, structural studies of enzyme activation by autoproteolysis, investigation on a mitochrondrial metbolon. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

As a member of a departement devoted to the integrated and comparative study of the microbial metabolism through the three kingdoms of life, my own research group is studying genes and enzymes of the saccharomyces cerevisiae arginine regulon since 1980/ the aim is double: to contribute to the elaboration of a complete, integrated knowledge of that particular metabolism in a reference eucaryotic organism, and to use the system to study in dept aspect of general biological and biochemical inter...

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Integrated study of the Southern Ocean - Biogeochemics and climat interactions in the Anthropocean (belcanto III) Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The Southern Ocean ecosystem is crucial in global biogeochemical cycles and climate regulation, notably through its capacity to absorb atmospheric CO2, a major greenhouse gas. The objective of the study is to conduct targeted process studies and develop new proxies to construct and validate a realistic 3D ice-ocean biogeochemical model.

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Integrated system preparing the organization and key actors of the university toward the quality assurance and management for sustaining the culture of quality Historic

Universiteit Hasselt

The project develops a modern system for higher education, in the spirit of the Total Quality Management, based on appropriate methodologies and procedures which follow standards issued by ARACIS, integrated with appropriate training of key actors involved in the target universities that will improve at interregional and transnational dimensions.

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Integrated systems for embedded locationing Recently ended

KU Leuven

This doctoral research intends to augment present day electronic systems with the capability of accurate and energy efficient localization. Locationing can heavily benefit applications in logistics, monitoring, instrumentation, # The energy needed for locationing depends both on the required accuracy and on the required update speed. Preliminary research has shown that the required energy increases with increasing accuracy andupdate speeds. These trade-offs will be considered to achieve loca...

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Integrated task scheduling and personnel rostering

KU Leuven

In the context of personnel rostering, several levels of granularity have been discussed. Typically, these levels range from very coarse grained (e.g. days-off scheduling) to more finely granulated (e.g. tour scheduling). However, in some cases a more detailed type of assignment is required. Not only shifts need to be assigned to personnel, but also the allocation of tasks is incorporated in the optimisation of the rosters. Thepractical relevance of this integrated problem is apparent in vari...

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Integrated transcriptomics and fluxomics study of Streptomyces lividansTK24 expressing heterologous bioactive compounds

KU Leuven

The use of micro-organisms or their enzymes in the industry is ubiquitous and an essential part of a sustainable biobased economy. Part of indusrial biotechnology is the recombinant production of biomolecules, such as industrial enzymes, therapeutic proteins and bioactive molecules. A wide variety of host cells is available for recombinant production, but no single host is able to produce every desired biomolecule to commerciallevels. An interesting host cell, because of, inter alia, its high...

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Integrated vaccine and infectious disease research. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The prevention and treatment of bacterial and viral infections are the main focus of the Methusalem project VAXINFECTIO. Antibiotic resistance, anti-tumoral and antiviral cellular immune responses by dendritic cells, the evaluation of vaccination, and the socio-economic aspects of the use of vaccines and antibiotics are research topics that will be addressed. The Vaccine & Infectious Disease Instituut (VAXINFECTIO) of the Universiteit Antwerpen - consisting of the Laboratory of Medical Micr...

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Integrated workforce scheduling. Recently ended

KU Leuven

The project aims at the development of a generic model to generate integrated cyclic workforce time schedules for crews, shifts or individuals.The model assumes the total workload (this is the total amount of work,expressed in person-hours, to be performed within specific time frames)to be known beforehand, but subject to variability. However, contrary to the existing models, we consider the workload allocation to (own choice or imposed) time intervals within these time frames as a variable. ...

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Integratie van dynamische en functionele patiëntspecifieke 3D-modellen met fluoroscopie, voor ablatie van ventriculaire ritmestoornissen.

KU Leuven

Arrhythmias can be treated by catheter based procedures that remove (“ablate”) a critical part of the arrhythmia mechanism. Ventricular ablation is associated with lower success rates than for supraventricular targets. Recently, it has been shown that scar tissue visualization (most often due to prior infarcts) can add substantially to the succes of ventricular ablation. Most modern ablation guidance systems integrate intracardiac electrical information with a static 3D representation of the ...

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Integratie van licht en lucht in een operatiekwartier. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The research institute 'VUB' and the 'Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven (KaHo Sint-Lieven)' have entered into a service-agreement concerning the project' Samenwerkingsovereenkomst 'Integratie van licht en lucht in een operatiekwartier' (ILLO)

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Integratie van nieuwe LED-technologie in de commerciële plantenweefselteelt Historic

University College Ghent

De finale doelstelling van het project is het versnellen van een succesvolle introductie van LEDs in de Vlaamse commerciële plantenweefselbedrijven. Dit is mogelijk door twee ver-wachtingen te toetsen. Ten eerste dat LEDs energetisch efficiënter en dus op termijn econo-mischer zijn dan de huidige TL-lampen. Het verbruik van de TL-lampen voor de belichting van in vitro planten en de koeling van de warmte die ze afgeven, vertegenwoordigen immers een belangrijke kostenpost. De ontwikkeling van e...

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Integrating analogue and numericla modelling with remote sensing to constrain intrusive and extrusive eruptive processes with focus on topographic controls on hazards Historic

Ghent University

Analogue experiments and numerical models will be developed to study the relationships between magmatic intrusions and the morphology of volcanoes, inlcuding vent distribution, volcno deformation and collapse and formation of magma reservoirs. Results will be used to explain the morphology of elongated volcanoes and to beter evaluate hazards at volcanoes in Africa.

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Integrating &apos;emerging markets&apos; into the global Financial system: Urban geographics of securitization in the Gulf Region Recently ended

Ghent University

In light of the growing financial geography literature, this project studies the integration of ?emerging? Gulf markets into global financial markets. In particular, the project apllies the ?securitization chain? concept, which analyzes the geographies and practices of actors involved in the production of securitized assets, and analyzes the consequences of the resulting integration for Gulf cities.

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Integrating Business Process Mining with Business Process Simulation: Using the present to understand the future.

Universiteit Hasselt

Business management is about achieving predefined business goals using available means. In today's process-centric business environment, business process simulation models with good predictive capabilities are high potential business intelligence tools. However, various authors have claimed that business process simulation has yet to deliver on its potential and various limitations of the current techniques have been identified as the cause of this missed opportunity. Often, these limitations...

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Integrating molecular archeology and Bayesian phylodynamics to elucidate the hidden history of HIV-1.

KU Leuven

Combating pathogen spread and its associated disease burden is a tremendous challenge requiring sustained research efforts and decided public health measures. The availability of genomic data provides a major asset in characterizing the interplay between viral evolution and host ecological dynamics, including the determination of the key factors for successful epidemic spread in the human population. These factors are, however,still largely obscure for one of the most devastating pandemics in...

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Integrating molecular techniques with field observations in the study of sexual selection in birds. Historic

University of Antwerp

In this project we will use molecular techniques to study reproductive behaviour of birds. In the framework of ongoing sexual selection research, we will determine the exact reproductive success of birds using microsatellites, and we will study factors that influence the sex ratio within a clutch.

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Integrating morphological and molecular based measures for nematode biodiversity research in the Van Gio mangrove forest (south Viet Nam) Recently ended

Ghent University

Nemathodes are the dominant metazoans in marine sediments. They can be indicative for the quality of the environments, but their identification is a slow progress. This project aims at developing rapid biodiversity assessment methods by barcoding voucher specimens of key species of mangroves in Vietnam. Alsoo the genetic variation of different populations will be characterised from impacted, and protected mangroves.

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Integrating multidisciplinary translational bottom-up approaches towards a new paradigm for paediatric investigations: the next step in ethicalpaediatric drug research "SAFE-PEDRUG".

KU Leuven

Het safe-Pedrug consortium heeft als hoofddoel aan te tonen dat prospectieve klinische studies met een pediatrisch aangepaste design realiseerbaar zijn, met in acht name van de specifieke pediatrische eigenschappen zoals gewichtsafhankelijkheid, leeftijdgerelateerde maturatieverschillen, specifieke pathofysiologie en ontogenese van de ziekten en een hogere incidentie van comorbiditeit.

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Integrating Post-Abortion Family Planning Services into China?s existing abortion services in hospital settings (INPAC)

Ghent University

The research project aims to integrate post-abortion family planning (FP) services into existing abortion services in hospital settings in China and to evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions in terms of reduction of unwanted pregnancies and repeated abortions.

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Integrating radar remote sensing, hydrologic and hydraulic modelling for surface water management Historic

Ghent University

An important issue in water management is the prediction of floods. Therefore, hydrologic and hydraulic models are used to simulate discharge volumes, flood extents and heights. Integration of remote sensing data may increase the prediction accuracy and reduce model errors. Hence, new strategies were explored to integrate radar remote sensing, hydrologic, and hydraulic modelling for water management purposes.

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integrating risk profiling in decision support tools

Ghent University

The research project objective is to quantify the risk attitude of decision makers using experimental economics. This risk profile is then validated with the observed choice of decistion makers. A validated risk profile can finally be used in decision support tools that endogenously take risk, uncertainty and variation into account including the personal risk attitude of the decision maker.

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Integrating SPOT-VEGETATION 10-yr Time Series and Land-Surface Modelling to Forecast the Terrestrial Carbon Dynamics in a Changing Climate Recently ended

Ghent University

The objective is to assimilate tropical land-surface characterization from SPOT-VEGETATION time series and in-situ carbon flux data into the ORCHIDEE vegetation model. The optimized ORCHIDEE model coupled with a land-use change model for Africa will allow us to determine quantitative estimates of the carbon stocks and fluxes in Central African forests under different climate change scenarios.

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Integrating the biological Si buffer into biogeochemical models. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This project will contribute essential knowledge to our scientific concept of the bio-Si buffer, and attain an integration of this buffer into biogeochemical models of the silica cycle. This requires a detailed quantification of the reactivity of the bio-Si buffer in different ecosystems and at different timescales, as well as an integration of processes at different temporal and spatial scales.

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Integrating the semantics of events, processes and tasks across requirements engineering layers Historic

Ghent University

In this project a method for enterprise architcture of small and medium sized enterprises is designed. The CHOOSE method comprises a simple modeling language, guidelines for using the language, and a set of software applications to build and manage CHOOSE models.

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INTEGRATING TRAITS IN METACOMMUNITY ANALYSIS ACROSS GRADIENTS OF DISTURBANCE AND ISOLATION IN SHALLOW LAKES

KU Leuven

Traditionally, studies on community ecology have been focused on a single scale, assuming that local communities were closed and isolated. In the last decade, the concept of #metacommunity# was proposed, and since then have been gained increasing attention because it integrates both regional and local dynamics in a broader theory, which allowed important advances about the processes structuring ecological communities. The four proposed theoretical models of metacommunities put different weigh...

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Integrating World City Network analysis and the Global Value Chain approach: the role of advanced producer services in the global athletic footwear industry Historic

Ghent University

This research aims to integrate two globalization paradigms, i.e. the Global Value Chain approach investigating the spatial and organizational structure of transnational production networks, and the world city literature studying global city networks resulting from the inter-firm relations of producer services. The latter play a pivotal role in this integration, and will therefore lead to new insights in contemporary globalization processes.

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Integrating worldviews: research on the interdisciplinary construction of a model of reality with ethical and practical relevance Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The interuniversity (VUB, RUG, KUL) and interdisciplinary Center Leo Apostel (CLEA) aims with this research, through an interdisciplinary approach, at the construction of a model of reality with ethical and practical relevance. From the research carried out in th 'Worldviews' group, initiated by Leo Apostel, and in collaboration with the universities (VUB, RUG, KUL), the model of a layered structure of reality is taken as a starting point for the development of a dynamical and evolutionary mo...

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Integration

Universiteit Hasselt

This agreements states the conditions of the start of a platform on 'Integration' as approved by the Flemish Government for a period of 5 years, starting on 01.01.2012 til 31.12.2015. Partners in this project are KULeuven, UAntwerpen and UGent. The project will proceed under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

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Integration and optimisation of Advanced Oxidation Processes for wastewater treatment: a multi-scale approach (AOPtimise) Recently ended

KU Leuven

The understanding that water is a highly valu able resource is growing rapidly nowadays due to problems of water quantarcity) and quality (pollution). This has a significant economical and eental impact. The industry is currently developing a new approach to wathe sense that sustainable solutions are sought, ultimatding to closed cycles and zero-discharge systems. This is partly driven slation, partly by economical reasons and partly by an increasing enviro awareness. In this context, Advance...

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Integration in school and educational careers of LGB youth in Flanders. Historic

Ghent University

This project investigates adjustment difficulties at school of LGB youth and its consequences for educational achievement and career. Students&apos; educational failure often results from adjustment problems, due to an incongruence betwween their social world and the features of the school context. LGB youth can be expected to have to contend with adjustment problems given the heteronormative character of educational institutions.

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Integration of a IIIV p-channel tunnel-field-effect transistor for ultra-low power nano-CMOS applications.

KU Leuven

Project title: Design of a III-V p-channel tunnel field effect transistor (TFET) for future ultra-low power nano CMOS applications.1. Problem statement and objectiveDuring the last 5 decades, the semiconductor industry thrived thanks to the scaling of the MOSFET transistor, the workhorse of logic circuits. By reducing the dimensions the transistor not only becomes cheaper, but also faster [1]. However,we are rapidly reaching a physical barrier for the MOSFET scaling; it is extremely difficult...

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Integration of an economic costing model in a spatially explicit water quality model. Historic

University of Antwerp

The project aims at integrating the effect of (ground)water rehabilitation technologies in a collaborative management tool for assessing water quality at the river basin scale. Furthermore, economic models will be used to choose the optimal rehabilitation strategy in view of the requirements imposed by the WFD. In this project, a new model platform will be developed that integrates an economic optimization model in a spatially explicit water quality model. The model will allow to design and p...

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Integration of biology and engineering into an economical and energy-efficient 2G bioethanol refinery Recently ended

Ghent University

ProEthanol brings together researchers from the EU and Brazil to improve the overall operation of bioethanol plants from a biorefinery perspective. Ghent University will focus on the valorization of the side streams within this biorefinery using bioelectrochemical systems.

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Integration of cellular signaling pathways in health and disease.

KU Leuven

Introduction and general objectiveUnderstanding body and organ function in health and disease requires a thorough understanding of the signaling events that take place at the level of individual cells. Through a diversity of receptors, cells can sense and rapidly respond to changes in the cellular microenvironment. Receptor activation initiates a variety of complex molecular signaling pathways that ultimately shape the cellular response, triggering processes such as cell growth and differenti...

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Integration of consumer behavior in competitive and ethical location models & applications. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Several recent competitive location models try to take into account non-spatial aspects of consumer behavior, in order to extend the traditional simple distance criterion. This project attempts a critical study from the economics and marketing point of view of the consumer choice descriptions used, and their further integration into the location models. The aim is to arrive on the one hand, at motivation or invalidation, estimation and possible development of alternative descriptions. In orde...

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Integration of ecology, sociology and economics in water policy by means of a policy support system. Historic

University of Antwerp

The integrated water policy has need to policy support systems. A Metamodel will be developed that the development of policy scenarios is on the basis of eco-physical, social and economic date supports with special attention to ecosystem services. Economic valuation and the input of a Multi-stakeholder platform of future users are of vital importance in this process.

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Integration of environmental factors in the Electronic Health Record (HER) of the family doctor Historic

Ghent University

The project contains two parts: Part 1. Literature search and coherent overview of the environmental factors with sufficient clinical relevance for the family doctor, with the aim to educate primary care physicians in this particular health issue and to offer a scientific framework to integrate environmental factors in the individual Electronic Health Record (HER). In part 2 a theoretical framework is developed to integrate clinical relevant environmental factors into the EHR for diagnosis,...

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Integration of European marine research networks of excellence Historic

Ghent University

EuroMarine is a coordination action that seeks to develop and implement an agreed framework for the long-lasting and durable co-operation between research institutions that were partners in FP6 marine Networks of Excellence in order to achieve further integration of marine research in Europe. Particular areas for cooperation will be: research programming, joint development and use of data bases, training and mobility of researchers, joint programming and use of research infrastructures. The o...

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Integration of gender in the Paris Declaration and the Accra Agenda of Action. Historic

University of Antwerp

With the aim to promote aid effectiveness changes in aid policies and instruments have been propagated over the last decade. The Paris Declaration (PD) and Accra agenda for Action (AAA) set out a reform agenda of ownership, harmonisation, alignment, results-orientation and mutual accountability. This article studies the ongoing processes through a gender lens. It highlights the opportunities and challenges for gender mainstreaming and ultimately gender equality of the different PD/AAA key pri...

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Integration of genomic data for analysis of genome-evolution and transcirptional regulation in plants Historic

Ghent University

Genomic data from different consortia will be centralised and stored in a uniform format (linked to a web-interface with toolbox for additional analyses). Orthologous and paralogous relationships between homologous genes will be inferred. Detection of genomic homology, inter- an intra-species, will provide new insights in genome-evolution. Finally, using comparative footprinting methods, cis-regulatory and other conserved non-coding elements will be detected.

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Integration of geoscientific data and uncertainties in techno-economic forecasting on CO2 capture and storage. Recently ended

KU Leuven

Dealing with and adjusting to the global climate change will become oneof mankind’s biggest challenges. The emission of CO2 through industrialprocesses, such as the combustion of fossil fuels, is very likely one of the main causes of this climate change. The development of renewable production technologies is on the rise, but is at this time insufficient to neutralise the pollution. Moreover, for several production processes it is chemically inevitable that CO2 is formed (e.g. production of c...

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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 Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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

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Integration of intensity modulated radiosurgery by means of a mini-multileaf collimator with on-line target localization: evaluation validation and clinical implementation. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The here presented project aims at evaluating and validating the integration of both intra- and axtracranial radiosurgery with on-line target localization. The objective can eb achieved in 3 consecutive phases that can be descibed in a cursory way as follows: 1) introduction of IMRS in single fractionated strereotactic radiosurgery for intracranial lesions. 2) Introduction of one-line target localization in multi fractionated stereotactic radiosergery for intracranial lesions. 3) Extrapolatio...

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Integration of linear inverse models and ecological network analysis into life cycle assessment for fish production Recently ended

Ghent University

This research aims to integrate food webs modeling and network analysis into environmental impact assessment of fish production. A new methodological framework will be developed and applied for aquaculture-based as well as fisheries-based fish production. The integrated methodology will allow a more accurate environmental assessment of fish production.

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Integration of long noncoding RNAs in miRNA/mRNA regulatory networks in t-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Ghent University

In this project, the role of microRNA and long noncoding RNA in the pathogenesis of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) will be studied. This will provide insights into the development and biology of this cancer and could lead to identification of novel targets for improved ant-leukemic therapy.

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Integration of microscopic information in predictive models for food safety and spoilage. Recently ended

KU Leuven

Although the effect of food structure on microbial growth is generally accepted in predictive microbiology, the specific effect of the additionof biopolymer mixtures, making up a big share of our food products, is overlooked. This thesis investigates the effect of the addition of (mixtures of) food biopolymers on microbial growth.A first study in this dissertation focuses on the growth of Escherichia coli and Salmonella Typhimurium in (mixtures of) biopolymers, i.e., gelatin, xanthan gum, gel...

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Integration of miRNAs and long non-coding RNAs in the molecular circuitry of neuroblastoma tumors

Ghent University

Because of their function as regulators of gene expression, miRNAs and lncRNAs are likely to act as a grid that connects different genes within and between relevant cancer pathways. Insights in the connectivity between protein-coding genes, miRNAs and lncRNAs could provide novel insights in the complexity of the cancer phenotype and present new ways to normalize the circuitry.

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Integration of new database models and techniques. Historic

University of Antwerp

A recent development in database research, the shift of focus from general-purpose database models to special-purpose models which capture more of the semantics of the data, has revealed the existence of a number of concepts common to these new models The aim of this project is to identify a general and theoretical framework for further research in modern database applications, by integrating recent findings in three of these new applications; spatial databases, text-based databases and OLAP-...

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Integration of palliative care into home, nursing home and hospital care.

KU Leuven

Ontwikkelen en bestuderen van integratiemodellen van palliatieve zorg in het Vlaamse gezondheidszorgsysteem. Het project beoogt de grenzen van bestaand onderzoek uit te breiden en de nodige wetenschappelijke evidentie en inzichten te leveren rond integratie van palliatieve zorg in de verschillende echelons van ons gezondheidssysteem.

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Integration of proteome data from tobacco BY-2 cell suspension cultures in a centralised bioinformatics platform. Historic

University of Antwerp

This project fits within the context of the proteome-analytical study of the regulation of the plant cell-cycle, using the tobacco BY-2 cell cuspension culture. This research continuously yields large and complex data-sets, of which the processing, integration and analysis are a major challenge. The project aims at bringing together all databases and tools on a central bioinformatics platform in order to achieve efficient data-handling. The new platform consists of a computer-cluster with suf...

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Integration of simulation and optimisation as a support for complex logistics decision-making. Historic

Universiteit Hasselt

In logistics systems or supply chains, a number of decisions need to be taken at strategic, tactical and operational level. In support of operational decisions that have to do with e.g. locations of storage, height of stockpiles, level of service to customers, number and type of vehicles to deploy, choice of transport modes, routes to be followed, a number of quantitative techniques in one field of operational research were developed. Logistics today is complicated by the use of more than on...

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Integration of sustainability in the design of constructions with textiles reinforced cement matrix composites. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Study on the ways of using cement matrix composites reinforced with textiles in the design of constructions.

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Integration of the bond behaviour into the numerical modelling and the design of mixed cement composite – concrete structures.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Composites are increasingly applied as alternative or additional external reinforcement in concrete structures. The non-corroding reinforcement can solve the often occurring durability issues in aggressive environments. This rising technology can also avoid the demolition and new construction of existing concrete structures by strengthening and/or protecting them, or even lead to the design of new lightweight concrete structures using a minimum amount of material. As such, the research within...

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Integration of thermal energy storage and thermal inertia in geothermalconcepts for smart heating and cooling of (medium) large buildings (SMART GEOTHERM).

KU Leuven

1. the development/extension of the MODELICA modeling platform with respect to dynamic modeling of generation and demand profiles, the geothermal part, the heat/cold generation part, the thermal energy storage part,the building with its heat emission part, # 2. the development of intelligent control strategies 3. verification and validation of models, using monitoring data collected in real cases.

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Integration of ultrasound-based measurements and computational fluid dynamics for the assessment of wall shear stress in the brachial and corotid arteries Historic

Ghent University

Aim of the project is to develop a routinely applicable technique for assessment of the arterial blood flow velocity profile in the vicinity of the vessel wall in an in-vivo setting for estimation of wall shear streses in the brachial artery during non-invasive endothelial function tests and in the carotid artery for the quantification of mechanical aggression exerted on the endothelium.

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Integration or fusion of in situ and earth observation data to support water management decision tool

Ghent University

This project aims at the integration of in situ and remote sensing data of water quality parameters in order to make improved maps. These maps can be used to make decisions with respect to water management.

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Integrative bioinformatics analysis of combined epigenome, transcriptome and proteome data.

University of Antwerp

Rapid evolution in analytical technologies including next generation sequencing and mass spectrometry recently boosted the systematic analysis of molecular layers such as the transcriptome, epigenome and proteome. Datasets of enormous size and diversity are now routinely generated in Systems Biology research projects. The advances in the acquisition of these diverse data are followed by the development of new bioinformatics approaches, typically each dedicated to the analysis and interpretati...

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Integrative molecular approach to unravel the etiology of Lewy body brain disorders. Historic

University of Antwerp

Early differential diagnosis in LBD patients is extremely important for prognosis and therapy. We aim to contribute to the elucidation of underlying mechanisms of these disorders using molecular genetic analyses of phenotypically well-characterized patients. The identification of novel genes and risk factors, dissection of the mutation spectrum of known genes combined with detailed clinical and functional phentoyping will lead to a better understanding of the molecular etiology of PD and rela...

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Integrative molecular profiling in neuroblastoma: identification of novel molecular therapeutic targets and optimised prognostic classification Historic

Ghent University

This project aims to integrate information obtained from genome wide DNA copy number analyses as well transcriptome, miRNAome and epigenome studies in relation to the cell of origin. This approach will yield insights into the genes and pathways involved in neuroblastoma development. In a next step druggable targets will be selected for analysis of efficacy in in vitro and in vivo experiments.

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Integrative-Omics studies of frontotemporal lobar degeneration and related diseases. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

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

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Integrative Protein Science: from small molecules to complex biological systems - iPROS Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Proteins are the main products of genetic information and are the pivotal biological macromolecules that determine the structure and function of all living cell systems. Proteins direct development of organisms, metabolism and responses to environmental stimuli. They interact with ligands of various sizes that can be substrates, inhibitors, effectors, nucleic acids, lipid bilayers or other proteins. Undesired alterations of these interactions can transform a normal cellular process into an ab...

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Intellectual Curiosity in Medieval and Early Renaissance Philosophy

KU Leuven

The aim is to research intellectual curiosity in medieval and early Renaissance philosophy, taking Augustine as starting point before concentrating on the conflict between the Augustinian and Aristotelian conception of the human desire to know in scholastic philosophy, and finally completing the picture by looking at the reception of this scholastic debate in the first Renaissance histories of philosophy.

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Intellectual migration and the sustainability of intellectual networks (1890-1940)

Ghent University

This project focuses on the social conditions of intellectual migration of foreign students to and from Brussels (1891 and 1914) and the sustainability of intellectual networks before, during and after the First World War. Cohesive subgroups of students at the Université Nouvelle and the Université Libre will be identified, the effect of the presence of these foreign students and scholars will be studied and the evolution of the social and cultural infrastucture in which transnational circula...

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Intellectual migration and the sustainability of intellectual networks (1890-1940)

Ghent University

This project focuses on the social conditions of intellectual migration of foreign students to and from Brussels (1891 and 1914) and the sustainability of intellectual networks before, during and after the First World War. Cohesive subroups of students at the Université Nouvelle and the Université Libre will be identified, the effect of the presence of these foreign students and scholars will be studied and the evolution of the social and cultural infrastructure in which transnational circula...

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Intellectual rights of workers. Historic

University of Antwerp

Intellectual rights of workers.

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INTELLICON: Intelligent DC/DC Converter for Fuel Cell Road Vehicles Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Current hybrid electric vehicle power trains comprise on-board energy generation, energy storage and traction drive, where the battery is used for energy storage is heavy or expensive or both and requires regular maintenance. The Intellicon power train replaces batteries with a novel DC/DC converter (the Project deliverable) as an interface between the fuel cell and traction system and super-capacitors. Supercapacitors are light weight high power energy storage devices which have a operation...

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Intelligent agents : actions, planning and games using logic. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The proposed project deals with a logical approach to theories of action and evolution, aimed at applications in planning and general decision support systems. Although, several logical theories for action and change have already been proposed, it seems that the connection with planning has only recently been investigated. Extending such theories to deal with decision support, eg. by incorporating a logical approach to "game theory" has, as far as we know, not yet been attempted. Some prelimi...

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Intelligent analysis and data-mining of mass spectrometry-based proteome data. Historic

University of Antwerp

Mass spectrometry is a powerful analytical technique to elucidate the structure of molecules, like proteins. Until now a significant fraction of the data coming from MS analysis remains uninterpretable. This projects aims to apply state-of-the-art data mining techniques to a large set of mass spectra, aiming to find new relevant patterns that may point towards unknown structural modifications.

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Intelligent autonomous systems with built-in digital pulsed neural network Historic

Ghent University

In this project, the research group PARIS of Ghent University and the department PMA of K.U. Leuven collaborate towards the development of and the research on digital pulsed neural networks for use in intelligent autonomous systems. We mainly research learning methods, hardware implementation issues and the applications in autonomous learning systems.

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Intelligent communication platform for multimodal transport Historic

Ghent University

This project wants to improve the cooperation between all kind of parties in the multimodal transport domain. Therefore a software communication platform will be developed that joins the different players in the sector (on a deliberate basis). For the implementation software agents will be used. These agenets act on behallf of a specific player in the transport sector.

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Intelligent cooperative methods in virtual MIMO based multi-hop wireless networks. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

Because of the strong increase of advanced multimedia applications requiring high bit rates, the capacity of the current wireless networks becomes insufficient. Further, the increase of the mobility in time-variable radio channels and the higher bit rates cause an increasing frequency selectivity, such that the transmitted signals are distorted, and disturbed by interference and noise. It is therefore of great importance to investigate new techniques to increase the capacity (in terms of more...

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Intelligent cooperative methods in virtual MIMO based multi-hop wireless networks. Recently ended

Ghent University

In this research project, we will investigate advanced techniques for cooperation within and between network, link and physical layer in a virtual MIMO system. To facilitate cooperation, a global system architecture will be designed, hereby identifying the components and the information they exchange. Staring from realistic channel models and synchronization parameters, we will develop new cooperative MAC and routing protocols.

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Intelligent Data Integration Services for Updating of Spatial Data (IDAS) Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The goal of this project is the implementation of automatic change detection tools for GRB-objects based on image data and derived products (ortho-imagery, DEM, mobile mapping). The projects involves two aspects: 1. Definition and implementation of a spatial data quality report 2. Definition of a GIS change detection signal function based on image data

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Intelligent decision and prediction methods using fuzzy sets in warning systems Historic

Ghent University

This project has two objectives: (1) To develop a general framawork of integrated warning system (WS). This framework will contain both technical and organisational elements and their relationships, which will particulary look at both an early warning generation from information fusion and decision making from warnings. (2) To develop a new fusion methodology to manage uncertain information (using fuzzy sets and fuzzy case-based reasoning) in an integrated manner for warning generation.

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Intelligent dynamic brokering of web services based on performance models Historic

Ghent University

This project concerns the optimization of service compositions (where one could in principle choose between a series of semantically equivalent alternative for each service component), in order to optimize service performances. To facilitate intelligent choices, performance models are created for each alternative, which are fine-tuned at runtime with as low as possible overhead.

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Intelligent materials for transformation, storage and saving of energy using soft chemistry Historic

Ghent University

Materials for use in transformation, storage and saving of energy will be produced using soft chemical techniques.

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-Intelligent methods for the organization in wireless sensornetworks. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

-Recent advances in technology make it possible to better monitor an environment making use of small autonomous sensor nodes, which together create a wireless sensor network. Wireless sensor networks differ from traditional networks because the sensor nodes are limited in power, processing and communication capabilities. As a result, a sensor node has to optimize its activities, and energy efficient methods are needed to sense an environment for a long time with the resolution required. In th...

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Intelligent Modern System Design - Phase 1 Recently ended

Ghent University

I-MOSYDE Intelligent Modern System Design - Phase 1 Interreg IVA 2 Zeeën - Cluster 10-023-BE-i-Mosyde Prof. Jos Knockaert

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Intelligent systems for data mining and information processing: methods and applications Historic

Ghent University

We want to develop intelligent techniques based on soft computing methods for discovering associations between data and in particular temporal associations. These techniques will be used in risk and safety analysis.

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Intelligent systems' memory structuring using multidimensional numbered information spaces Historic

Universiteit Hasselt

The main requirements to memory structuring in intelligent systems defined in [Gladun, 2003] are: { In intelligent systems knowledge of different types should be united into net-like structure, designed according to principles common for all types of knowledge. - The network should reflect hierarchic character of real media and in this connection should be convenient for representation of gender-type bonds and structures of composite objects. - Obligatory functions of the memory should be for...

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Intensification and scaling up of organic reactions by implementing micro-and milli flow reactors

Universiteit Hasselt

Literature studies indicate that the yield and product purity of various processes in the fine chemical industry involved in chemical, pharmaceutical and food products can be significantly improved by switching from batch to miniaturized flow processes, in particular through the implementation of micro-and milli-flow reactors. Better mass and heat transport in these systems leads to faster responses and higher product quality. Moreover, the costly and environmentally damaging operations, such...

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Intensification of catalyst characterization and screening for liquid phase C-C coupling zullen op die manier onderzocht reactions Historic

Ghent University

Classical (heterogeneous) catalytic research usually involves an empirical search in a multidimensional parameter space. Major leps forward in catalytic technology can be obtained using a combinatorial approach (creation of catalyst libraries, automated parallel catalytic testing, rapid activity detection. To intensify research in catalysis, development of parallel testing capacity and development of fast methods to characterize libraries are subject of this project. Oxidative olefination of ...

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Intensification of catalyst screening for liquid phase C-C coupling reactions Historic

Ghent University

In this research project we will develop new catalytic systems based on Ruthenium. In een second part specific catalytic systems from the formation of the mesoporous materials, over the incorporation of the metal ion complexes up to the mechanism of their catalytic activity will be investigated. Finally the ruthenium chemistry will be extended towards other transition metals of group VIII.

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Intensive identification of human pathogenic Shigatoxin producing Escherchia coli (STEC) in Belgium Recently ended

Ghent University

The project consists of 2 subdivisions. Firstly a method will be developed to test food products for the presence of VTEC and consequently to isolate VTEC from positive samples. Secondly available isolates (animals, food products and humans) will be characterized to detect genetic relations which may help in tracking possible contamination routes.

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Intensive training environmental health Oecraine-Intensive training and course development on environmental economics and environmental health risks in the Ukraine Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The project consists of financial and scientific support for the Department of Economics of Suny State University,Economic Research Centre.The overall project purpose is curricculum-and capacity building on Environmental Economics and Environmental Health.The proces to realise this inintiative should contain the next elements: -Organisation and logistic support for an intensive course on both themes,intensified on the situation in Ukrain and countries with an economy in transition.-The publis...

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Intensive training on mycotoxin analysis Recently ended

Ghent University

Mycotoxin contaminations occuur world-wide and represent one of the most challenging and promoinent food safety threats. In terms of exposure and severity of chronic disease, especially cancer, mycotoxins appear at present to pose a higher risk than anthropogenic contaminants and pesticides. They seriously affect the agricultural economies of many countries, interfere or even prevent trade, reduce animal and animal product production and affect human health. Between 25% and 50% of all commodi...

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Intensive Training on Mycotoxin Analysis Recently ended

Ghent University

KOI 2014 Intensive Training on Mycotoxin Analysis

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Intensive treatment for patients with dual diagnosis. Historic

University of Antwerp

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

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Interacting with Greenspace: Public-Private Partnerships for Planning and Managing Parks and Woodlands Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Greenspace, from that small open area at the end of the street to the large scale-woodland on the urban fringe, is one of those issues in which so many players have a shared interest. Where public parks and other accessible open spaces in people's living environment really 'work', they are invariably at the centre of people's lives, where they meet, walk, play, and enjoy nature. Cities, town, and suburbs are increasingly rich in different types of green spaces. In addition to traditional pub...

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Interaction between conjugated molecules and single-walled carbon nanotubes. Historic

University of Antwerp

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are very interesting as one-dimensional systems with metallic or semiconducting properties. The conduction and mobility of holes and electrons can be described in the same way. It is also possible to dope these nanotubes by inserting small molecules in the CNTs. These doped CNTs are very stable by exposure to air and the choice of the inserted molecule controls the degree of doping. This project will deal with two different subjects. First we will study the charge tra...

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Interaction between conjugated molecules and single-walled carbon nanotubes. Historic

University of Antwerp

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are very interesting as one-dimensional systems with metallic or semiconducting properties. The conduction and mobility of holes and electrons can be described in the same way. It is also possible to dope these nanotubes by inserting small molecules in the CNTs. These doped CNTs are very stable by exposure to air and the choice of the inserted molecule controls the degree of doping. This project will deal with two different subjects. First we will study the charge tra...

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Interaction between embryo and natural killer cells in the endometrium: role at implantation disorders Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Research on the role of nature killer cells in the endometrium and implantation disorders

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Interaction between fibers and matrix in composite systems with a brittle anorganic matrix. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Modelling of the mechanical behaviour of fibre composite systems, using an anorganic matrix at low temperatures.

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Interaction between Fusarium mycotoxins, C. perfringens and E. coli in broiler chickens Recently ended

Ghent University

In this study a potential interaction is investigated between mycotoxin contaminated feed and important enteric pathogens in broilers. The first part will investigate an interaction between mycotoxins and necrotic enteritis, caused by C. perfringens. In the second part of the study an in vivo intestinal E. coli translocation model will be developed. Subsequently, the influence of mycotoxins will be tested in this model.

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Interaction between lower limb muscle weakness and acquired pathological gait patterns in children with neurological and neuromuscular diseases

KU Leuven

Of all diseases regarding the nervous system and diseases causing muscles to not function properly (NND’s), cerebral palsy is the most common in childhood. Two other frequently occurring NND’s are spinal muscular atrophy and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Although these diseases havedifferent origins and expressions, they have one symptom in common: muscle weakness. How this weakness manifests itself during daily activities is caused by changes in muscle structure, by altered ways of forces are...

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Interaction between non-peptide antagonists and AT1 receptors in intact cells Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Non-peptidic AT1 receptor antagonists have been developed to combat hyptension and their properties have often been studied by in vitro contraction experiments with rabbit aortic strips. Insurmountable antagonists decreased the maximale response to AII, either partially or almost totally. Several theories have been advanced to explain ths difference and, in this context, we obtained new information by measuring AII-induced inositol phosphate production in CHO-AT1 cells. The existence of a fa...

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Interaction between the renin/angiotensin/aldosteron system an d the L-arginine-NO pathway in renal hemodynamics and in sodium and water homeostasis. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

We investigated in the past the role of dopamine receptors in sodiumhomeostasis and in renal hemodynamics. We studies e.g. the renal and hemodynamic effects of the D1-agonist fenoldopadm in Wistar-Kyotot rats and in spontaneously hypertensive rats SHR. These studies suggested that a deficiency of the renal dopamine system disturbed sodiumbalance and hence could result in sodium retention, as seen in spontaneously hypertensive rats Schoors & Dupont 1993. Studies after pre-treatment with L-NAME...

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Interaction between verticular dysfunction and tricuspid regurgitation,role and influencing of tricuspid regurgitation in clinical outcome, and the possibilities of percutaneous valvuloplasty on the native tricuspid valve.

KU Leuven

The main focus of my PhD project is the tricuspid valve. This heart valve is located between the right atrium (top chamber) and the right ventricle (bottom chamber). Historically, little attention has been devoted to a leaky tricuspid valve. However, if the tricuspid valve leak is severe, it has major impact on the quality of life and on survival. The combination of a leaky tricuspid valve, right heart muscle dilatation and dysfunction acts as a vicious circle leading to right heart failure. ...

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Interaction between water column and intertidal zone of Scheldt River: Biogeochemical cycles of C and N. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Survey of different physico-chemical core parameters (POC, PN, TALK, nutrients, S13 C in DIC, S18O H2O) in the Scheldt River. Interaction between river water and the intertidal deposition zones. Interactions between riverine vegetation and river zones (detritus imput). Decay of plant detritus. Ammonification

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Interaction lower urinary tract and colorectum.

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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Interaction of a cold plasma jet with the surface of a porous, biodegradable polyester matrix

Ghent University

The research project envisages an experimental study that sheds light on the plasma properties of a cold plasma jet and the interactions of the plasma jet afterglow with the surface of a porous, biodegradable polyester matrix. OH radical concentrations in the plasma are measured with Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF). Optical emission spectroscopy (OES) is applied to determine electron temperature and density. The penetration of the plasma effect in the polymer matrix is determined as a functi...

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Interaction of alphaherpesviruses with natural killer (NK) cells Recently ended

Ghent University

NK cells are crucial in the immune response against alphaherpesviruses. We will investigate whether viral glycoproteins gB, gC, and gD influence NK cell activity through interaction with inhibitory/activating receptors, and whether the viral US3 protein kinase interferes with NK-mediated cell lysis. This will generate new insights in the immune response against alphaherpesviruses, which may lead to new antiviral strategies.

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Interaction of alphaherpesvirus glycoproteins with natural killer cells and dendritic cells Historic

Ghent University

Natural killer (NK) and dendritic cells (DC) are crucial in the antiviral immune response against alpaherpesviruses. The aims of the current research are to identify which viral glycoproteins are recognized by NK and/or DC, to analyze the consequences of this interaction on NK/DC activity, and to determine which receptors on NK/DC are responsible for this interaction.

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Interaction of apoptotic, necrotic and autophagic cells with innate immune system: a comparative study Historic

Ghent University

This project is aimed to investigate in a comparative way the interaction and communication of different types of dying cells (apoptotic, necrotic and autophagic) with the innate immune system. In particular we will analyze mechanisms of their recognition, interaction and sensing by the innate immune system and will perform identification of molecules involved in their immunomodulatory properties.

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Interaction of class II hydrophobins with hydrophobic interfaces as a basis for solving primary gushing problems in the brewing industry Recently ended

KU Leuven

Class II hydrophobins have positive and negative functions in differenttechnologies. Positive is the application of these proteins in different fields such as biomaterial science, medical science and consumption ofthese molecules in food Technology as emulsifiers. Negative is the primary gushing induced by these proteins. Based on the positive and negative aspects of class II hydrophobins, there were two main objectives in this thesis. The first was to focus on the positive aspect of hydropho...

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Interaction of Escherichia coli fimbriae with carbohydrate receptors on piglet enterocytes and the fimbriae-specific mucosal immune response. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Several glycoproteins or glycolipids have already been identified as fimbrial receptors that interact with fimbrial adhesins (Mol & Oudega, 1996, FEMS Microbiol. Rev 19.25) However, for most fimbrial adhesins the carbohydrate moiety of the receptor is still unknown. Furthermore there is little known about the molecular interactions between fimbrial adhesins and the carbohydrate present on enterocytes. Also information about the interaction of fimbriae with enterocytes and the subsequent trans...

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Interaction of Escherichia Coli fimbriae with carbohydrate receptors on piglet enterocytes and the fimbriae-specific mucosal immune response. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Most pathogenic micor-organisms initiate infection in humans and animals after initial adhesion. Gram-negative bacteria such as Escherichia coli, produce a variety of adhesive organells (pili or fimbriae; Hultgren et al., 2004, In "Escherichia coli and Salmonella ", chapter 150) with different sugar binding specificities, that allow bacteria to adhere to diverse surfaces. E. coli strains expressing F4, F5, F6, F17 or F41 fimbriae on their surface are able to colonize the small intetine of suc...

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Interaction of GH1 and DNA cruciforms Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Cruciform DNA structures and the left handed Z-DNA are frequently ocuuring non-B-DNA structures which play an important role in respectively DNA recombination and transcription regulation. This study aims to reveal the process in which they fulfill this role

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Interaction of HVDC Grids and AC Power Systems

KU Leuven

Interaction of HVDC grids and AC power systemsA new transmission system is required that can connect the huge renewable energy resources ofnorthand south Europe with the load centers located more centrally.A HVDC grid is considered to bea likely option to connect these sources. Such a grid should be able to cover long distances, alsoundersea, and provide a better economic performance than traditional AC systems. The existing ACsystem will not be obsolete it will be operated inparallel to the ...

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Interaction of large biomolecules with potentiometric sensor surfaces. Historic

University of Antwerp

The research group studies the use of potentiometric sensors for the determination of organic charged molecules. Recently, work was done on large biomolecules such as oligonucleotides and phosphoproteins. In the present project, we will develop a method to study the kinetics of interaction (adsorption/desorption) of these products with the sensor surface, via FIA and sensorgrams.

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Interaction of neuroleptics with D2 receptors in intact cells. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

About 1% of the population suffers from schizophrenia and antipsychotic drugs/neuroleptics are often very effective in treating hallucinations and delusions (i.e. psychotic periods) ocurring during this mental disease. The clinical efficacy of these drugs is related to their affinity for D2 dopamine receptors and, particularly to their ability to block the mesolimbic dopaminergic system. However excessive blockade of striatal D2receptors by such drugs will cause extrapyramidal symptoms simila...

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Interaction of Sediment fluxes and carbon dynamics in tropical river systems

KU Leuven

Recent research has highlighted the importance of rivers within the global carbon cycle. Rivers not only transport considerable amounts of carbon to the ocean thereby connecting the terrestrial and oceanic componentof the carbon cycle. Rivers can also be looked as important reactors asa large fraction of the carbon that enters the fluvial system does not reach the ocean due to within-river mineralisation of floodplain deposition. Our understanding of the role of rivers in the carbon cycle is...

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Interaction of storage and processing in memory and representation of sentences Historic

Ghent University

Working memory is involved in comprehension and production of sentences, on the one hand (memory for previous words, for th word order, for syntactic information, ?) and is supported, on the other hand, by language-related information (cf. memory of meaningful word groups versus single words). In this research project, this mutual interaction of working memory and sentence processing is further investigated by means of reading and working memory tasks.

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Interaction of water column and the tide land in the Sea-Scheldt. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

A contribution to a better understanding of matter and energy flux through the ecosystem compartments, and more specific the interaction between benthos, plancton and necton.

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Interactions between Angiotensin IV, insulin-regulated aminopeptidase and macrophages: implications for atherosclerosis Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Atherosclerosis is part of the cardiovascular diseases and represents the most important cause of death worldwide. Each year not less than 17,5 million people (of which 2 million in Europe) die of cardiovascular diseases. Monocytes/macrophages are involved in all stage of the pathology of atherosclerosis, ranging from the initiation (recruitment) to the progression (accumulation and differentiation to foam cells) until the rupture of the thrombus. Recently Angiotensin IV (Ang IV) has been sho...

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Interactions between biological tissue and new tools to improve endovascular and endoscopic cardiovascular surgery Recently ended

KU Leuven

Minimal invasive cardiovascular surgery has the potential to reduce thesurgical risk, pain and incapacity, and thus reduce the economic burdenas well as to expand treatment to patient groups that are excluded fromsurgical therapy nowadays. Endoscopic and endovascular surgery is clearly less invasive than open surgery but disadvantages have been demonstrated as dissection, aortic rupture, embolisation, paravalvular leakage,….A lot of these disadvantages are due to the fact that the present tec...

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Interactions between Cement and Combined Concrete Admixtures. The Influence on Cement Paste Rheology Recently ended

KU Leuven

During the last decades, innovative concrete applications have been theresult of technological developments as new processing techniques, the use of concrete admixtures and advanced materials. All these improvements increase the demand for better performing concrete with enhanced workability. However, the lack of reliable engineering tools in traditional concrete production methods has led to some inconsistent control of the workability. Therefore, today’s research is increasingly investigati...

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Interactions between different proteins and their technological importance for food systems.

KU Leuven

Wheat proteins are the most consumed food proteins worldwide. Based on sequential extraction in various solvents, they are classified into albumins, globulins, gliadins and glutenins. The latter two fractions greatly determine the structure of wheat-based foods. They develop into glutenupon mixing with water, and form strong protein networks during baking,boiling or extrusion steps. It remains to be investigated how gliadin and glutenin react with each other. In non-cereal foods, albumins and...

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Interactions between estrogens and the insulin-like growth factor IGF-I in neuroprotection in focal cerebral ischemia Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Project summary in layman's terms Ischemic stroke is the most common cause of disability in adults and the 3rd cause of death. It is brought about by a blocked blood vessel in the brain leading to neuronal death. Restoration of circulation via resolution of the blood clot in the vessel by treatment with tissue-type plasminogen activator is the only approved treatment. However, the majority of patients cannot be treated this way. In these patients, restoration of blood supply usually takes mu...

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Interactions between financial markets and corporations.

KU Leuven

A striking evolution in financial markets in the last few years is the advent of high-frequency traders (HFTs), a type of trader using computeralgorithms to make ultra-fast trade decisions (often in milliseconds). They have quickly become a key market participant accounting for up to 2/3 of today’s trading volume. But the role of HFTs (benign or perverse?)is currently at the center of a heated debate among academics, regulators and market participants. This is spurred by recent market disturb...

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Interactions between hydrodynamics, geomorphology and ecology in the Schelde estuary Recently ended

University of Antwerp

This research project addresses the morphological management of the Schelde estuary, with a focus on the interactions between human interventions, hydrodynamics, geomorphology and ecology. The project aims at quantifying the processes that are responsible for the lateral erosion and accretion of tidal marsh shorelines, with special emphasis on: 1) the relative impact of human factors (ship waves) and natural factors (wind waves etc.) on the erosion and accretion of marsh shorelines. 2) the p...

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Interactions between land reclamation or loss, and water level changes along the Schelde estuary. Historic

University of Antwerp

Sea level rise threatens human occupation along estuaries. Sedimentation and embankment of intertidal areas (tidal flats and marshes), which form natural ecosystems along estuaries, reduces the volume of estuaries, which may contribute to additional water level changes. This is studied in the Schelde estuary, through reconstruction of the impact of historical land reclamation and loss in the seaward part of the estuary (Westerschelde), on water level changes in the more inland part of the est...

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Interactions between natural stressors and pollutant exposure in nestling birds of prey: Feathers as a novel integrated measure of pollutant exposure, feeding ecology and stress.

University of Antwerp

The main aim of this project is to study the impact of interactions between natural stressors and anthropogenic stress, caused by environmental contamination with OHCs, on the health of nestling birds of prey in (sub)Arctic regions. Birds of prey from (sub)Arctic regions have several characteristics that make them very useful to study OHC exposure in combination with natural stressors (see methodology).

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Interactions between phonology and ortography in German word recognition Historic

Ghent University

The aim of the project is to investigate how phonology and orthography interact in word recognition. The following issues are pursued:(i) Is visual word recognition influenced by the sound structure of a word and how does this influence change over time?(ii) How do graphematic word representations develop?(iii) Does orthography influence spoken word recognition?

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Interactions between sea level rise, vegetation die-off, flow and sedimentation in tidal marshes: an experimental study.

University of Antwerp

Tidal marsh ecosystems are threatened by global sea level rise, but have a certain ability to adapt by sedimentation. However, in several tidal marsh areas around the world, the sedimentation rate is slower than the rate of sea level rise, through which the tidal marsh is increasingly flooded, causing stress to the marsh vegetation and eventually resulting in large-scale vegetation die-off. In this project we study the impact of vegetation die-off on the tidal flow and sedimentation patterns ...

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Interactions between UV-B and hormones in growth and development of Arabidopsis thaliana Historic

Ghent University

Plants which are radiated with an ecological relevant dose of UV-B show alterations in auxin, brassinosteroid and gibberellin related genes. In this project, we will try to unravel the exact influence of an enhanced amount of UV-B on hormonal interactions in the hypocotyl. Moreover, the interactions in floral-inductions will be investigated in more detail.

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Interactions in composite graphene-based electronic systems. Historic

University of Antwerp

We focus on the analytical description of interacting electrons in novel quasi-onedimensional graphene-based systems: partially unzipped nanotubes and quantum spin Hall (QSH) edge states. Unlike their higher-dimensional counterparts, such systems often display Luttinger-liquid instead of Fermi-liquid behaviour, i.e. the fundamental excitations are not individual quasi-particles, but density waves that each can carry charge or spin.

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Interactions in the endoplasmic reticulum which are important in the biogenesis of the dopamine D4 receptor Recently ended

Ghent University

The dopamine D4 receptors is a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR). Folding of the receptor starts in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). The influence of different chaperones and proteins involved in the biogenesis of the receptor will be investigated.

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Interactions of silent Kv subunits and their role in DRG neurons. Historic

University of Antwerp

Voltage-gated K+ channels are widely expressed in native tissues. Four ¿-subunits tetramerize in a fully assembled K+ channel. Based on homology, voltage-gated K+ channels are subdivided into several (sub)families. De Kv family consist of 11 subfamilies. Members of the Kv1-Kv4 subfamilies produce a outward K+ current. Through assembly into heteromultimeric channels, the heterogenity of these subfamilies increased. Only members of the same subfamily can form heterotetramers. The Kv2 subfamily ...

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Interactive digital television and advertising effects. Historic

University of Antwerp

The project integrates the existing theories of traditional advertising research with conceptual models that have been designed to describe the reaction of individuals to interactive persuasive stimuli (e.g. the Internet). The objective is to formulate a new theoretical framework based on empirical research in an interactive digital television context. The resulting theory can also be applied to advertising formats in new media that combine traditional broadcast with viewer interaction (e.g. ...

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Interactive distance based classification Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

In classification, and data mining in general, normally a sequential strategy is used, where successively a preparation, survey and modelling of data is executed. We propose a new paradigm, where no strict distinction is made between these phases, by which information can be gained during the modelling that can be used to improve the manipulation and survey process. For this a framework is presented, where classifiers based on distances van be combined in a hierarchical structure. This struct...

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Interactive effects of elevated nitrogen input, climate warming and changing management on forest understorey plant dynamics

Ghent University

The principal purpose of this study is to determine the interactive effects of enhanced N inputs, climate warming, and management-driven forest understorey light availability on the performance of forest plants, and the composition and diversity of understorey communities. To address these research questions, we will use a database of forest plant resurveys and conduct nitrogen, temperature, and light manipulation experiments.

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INTERACTIVE: INnovative concept modelling TEchniques for multi-attRibute optimization of ACTIve VEhicles.

KU Leuven

The development of sustainable products is a basic requirement for European industries to grow in highly competitive environments. Innovation is the key challenge and must be supported with the highest priority. Such considerations fully apply to automotive industries, which are forced to develop products of increasing quality in shorter and shorter timeframes to come up with competitive pressure and conflicting demands from customers and regulatory bodies. The challenge is made even more com...

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Interactive object recognition in digital video Historic

Ghent University

Extension of iDTV architecture to support an interactive application for bran recognition and information retrieval (within the framework of product placement). Recognition of brands in digital video will be based on new algorithm for sementation and recognition of objects selected by pointer.

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Interactive topic initiation in patient-doctor interaction. Case study of Polish institutional talk against the backdrop of Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis. Historic

University of Antwerp

Interactive topic initiation in patient-doctor interaction. Case study of Polish institutional talk against the backdrop of Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis.

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Interactive topic initiation in patient-doctor interaction. Case study of Polish institutional talk against the backdrop of Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis. Historic

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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Interactive topic initiation in patient-doctor interaction. Case study of Polish institutional talk against the backdrop of Ethnomethodology and Conversation 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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Interactome and degradome analysis of signaling pathways leading to activation of the inflammasome complexes. Historic

Ghent University

Ipaf, Nalp1 and Cryopyrin/Nalp3 zijn cytosolic Nod-like (NLRs) that are implicated in the stimulus-dependent assembly of large caspase-1-activating protein complexes called &apos; inflammasomes&apos;. We will characterize the upstream signaling pathways that lead to activation of the inflammasomes by making use of making use of mass spectrometry-and MAPPIT-based degradomics and interactome analysis.

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Interactome of living cells in contact with nanoparticles.

University of Antwerp

The interdisciplinary PhD project aims to investigate the behavior and fate of engineered nanomaterials in contact with biologica I fluids and living ce lis, and consequent biological signalling responses. Emphasis is put on signalling mechanisms in immune relevant cells, underlying possible immunomodulatory effects. The nature of what is adsorbed on the nanoparticle surface is connected to the observed interactions and outcomes on cells. Both the adsorbed biomolecule corona, as weil as biom...

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Inter- and intragenerational relations of elderly widows. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

When an aged person meets increasing difficulties in taking care of himself/herself and staying fully independent , it very often happens that the healthy partner among the couple becomes the first assistance provider. To what extent is the partner's support viable in a home situation?Which changes does increasing handicap induce in the relational dynamics of the aging couple?How do children perceive this kind of assistance and mutual solidarity between their parents , and how do the former h...

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Interaqct.

KU Leuven

The non-destructive quality control of a wide variety of high-added value products, produced by innovative manufacturing techniques, remains a challenge. Examples include additive manufacturing parts, micro parts, and fibre reinforced composite parts. Common to these workpieces is the dependency of their performance on internal and inaccessible elements. Nevertheless, customers in multiple sectors are requesting certified quality and reliability.For the last few years industrial Computed Tomo...

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Interative Learning Control for Multi-Variable Systems

KU Leuven

Iterative learning control (ILC) is a control methodology for tracking a reference trajectory in repetitive systems, those found in applications such as robotics, semiconductors, and chemical processes. The prime strategy of ILC algorithms is to refine the input sequences from trials inorder to improve the system performance and disturbance rejection in repetitive operation systems. ILC techniques are well suited for complex systems of which the dynamics are only partly know and/or change ove...

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INTERcCOM: Intercultural Communication in the Euregio Maas-Rhine Historic

Universiteit Hasselt

The Meuse-Rhine Euregio is part of a unique reality: 3 European languages are being used as a local language within relatively short distance.Furthermore, no less than 5 different cultures exist alongside each other. Apart from these native languages the EMR is also testimony to a broad demographic diversity. Population prognoses up until 2050 point out a new intake of Turkish, Moroccans and Polish in particular. The BAMA-structure simulates a geographical mobility in higher education. Stud...

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Intercultural communication in the courtroom. Historic

University of Antwerp

This project aims at offering a scientific analysis of translation and communication problems in court hearings involving non-Dutch speaking suspects, indicating the consequences of such problems on judiciary decision making, and formulating recommendations. The project is a pilot study of two years, a first year of which is already backed by a contract.

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Intercultural competence: the role of modal particlesith regard to the acquisition of German formal and informal language use. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This project investigates the role of modal particles with regard to the acquisition of formal and informal language use by Dutch-speaking learners of German. This study therefore investigates the acquisition of sociolinguistic competence and its role in intercultural communication.

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Intercultural competence: the role of modal particles with regard to the acquisition of German formal and informal language use. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This project investigates the role of modal particles with regard to the acquisition of formal and informal language use by Dutch-speaking learners of German. This study therefore investigates the acquisition of sociolinguistic competence and its role in intercultural communication.

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Intercultural social work. The search for the specificity of social work with migrants in poverty. Historic

University of Antwerp

In this research project 50 social workers are interviewed about their experiences in helping poor migrant families. We analyse the needs of those professionals in their social work practices and we search for best practices of the interculturalisation in social work.

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Interculturele dialoog. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The research institute 'VUB' and the 'Stichting P&V' have entered into a service-agreement concerning the project' Interculturele dialoog. '. 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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Interdisciplinary Art-historical study of carving of the southern Netherlands in the 16th century. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The interactive approach - material-technological, arthistorical-of the sixteenth century wood carving in the Southern Netherlands will lead to new criteria through wich the objects can be classified and situated more accurately in time and space. The preliminary research of two years on a limited number of objects gave clear indications in that direction. The proposed interactive research on a larger number of objects, in connection with an extensive study of the written historical evidence...

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Interdisciplinary clusters towards a knowlegde driven economy Recently ended

Ghent University

Taking into account the opportunities through the New Industrial Policy for Flanders, West-Flanders will take the necesarry preporatory steps to realise the development of 2 new Factories for the Future, in the area of new & intelligent materials & product/industrial design and in the area of cleantech/blue energy. It concerns the development of economical cooperation agreements in an international context and actions in the domain of infrastructure, branding, services & networking, research...

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Interdisciplinary environmental research about sustainability and integrated management. 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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Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology (IBBT) Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

IBBT (Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology) is an independent research institute founded by the Flemish government to stimulate ICT innovation. The IBBT team offers companies and organizations active support in research and development. It brings together companies, authorities, and non-profit organizations to join forces on research projects. Both technical and non-technical issues are addressed within each of these projects.

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Interdisciplinary Master of Science Thesis Programme : IPIMA : "Improving Photocatalysts towards Innovative Market Apllications" Historic

Universiteit Hasselt

Indoor air has been estimated to be about two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. In addition, an average individual may spend up to eighty percent of his time indoors. The problem is especially severe for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that have been linked to adverse health effects. Obviously, there is a need for methods to reduce the concentration of such pollutants found indoors. Therefore, the potential of photocatalysis in addressing the problem is examined. A titanium diox...

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Interdisciplinary Modelling of Climate Change in Coastal Western Antarctica ? Network for Staff Exchange and Training

Ghent University

The proposed European-US and South American network IMCONet will advance climate and (eco- ) system change research at the Western Antartic Peninsula (WAP), a region of recent rapid aerial warming. WAP glaciers contribute to global sea level rise, and functioning and services of coastal ecosystems are massively threatened by the fast regional warming. Data sets from recent interdisciplinary European-South American field work within ESF-IMCOAST and from the jubany scientific core programme at ...

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Interdisciplinary research concerning parttime employment. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Parttime and fulltime employees are screened and compared in a Belgian semi-public, semi-private organisation (in this case the dutch Free University Brussels). Not only labour law and its social security consequences are considered, also group variables as sexe, age, etc. are taken in account. We also use different mathematical models to compare carreerpatterns, wastage and promotions, aside of employee satisfaction about their jobs, mobility and segregation.

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Interdisciplinary study of the obligation to provide work and social security. Towards a legal framework for the allocation of responsibilities to the society, principal and breadwinner. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This research studies the legal basis of the obligation to provide income, which rests upon principals and breadwinners as well as the legal basis of the allocation of responsibilities to the society, principal and breadwinner. We try to develop a legal framework for a coherent allocation of responsibilities.

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interdss: decision support systems for the intermodal transportsector. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

INTERDSS will provide two decision support systems (DSS) to aid various economic actors in the intermodal transport sector. This sector, wich is facing major challenges, needs policy oriented scientific support to develop strategies, vis-a-vis the road haulage sector. this latter sector is increasingly associated with negative externalities that reduce economic welfare in society. First, a MCDA (Multi-Criteria Decision Aid) model will be developed to determine the optimal location of new te...

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INTERDSS: Decision support systems for the intermodal transportsector. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

INTERDSS will provide several decision support systems (DSS) to aid various economic actors in the intermodal transport sector. This sector, which is facing major challenges, needs policy oriented scientific support to develop strategies vis-a-vis the road haulage sector. This latter sector is increasingly associated with negative externalities that reduce economic welfare in society. First, a system dynamics model will be built to gain insights into the possible evolution of the market share...

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Intereffect: Interaction Amongst Mechanisms of External Effects.

KU Leuven

This project aims at exploring the interaction amongst different mechanisms through which policies can exert externaleffects on other countries/jurisdictions. It, in particular, contributes to academic literature in two ways: First, it developsand tests a conceptual model and hypotheses about how mechanisms of external effects—learning, emulation andadjustment—interact with each other. Second, the project expands the generally used concept of ‘policy diffusion’ to‘external effects’.

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Interest groups and the WTO. A quantitative study towards the development of a population transnational interest groups. Historic

University of Antwerp

This project investigates why and how since 1995 a substantial global interest group population developed which tries to influence WTO policies. More in particular, the project has three sub- goals: 1) measuring the longitudinal development of this population, 2) explaining the unequal growth of this population and 3) explaining the relationship among the nature of the mobilized interest groups and the substance of the Wit policy agenda.

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Interest organizations and agenda-setting in the WTO. Historic

University of Antwerp

The aim of the research program is to measure and explain policy agenda's as well as the development of systems of interest representation in international organizations, in particular the WTO. In preparation of an application for a research grant, this project will conduct 1) a study of how the WTO registers interest organizations, 2) review literature on organizational population ecology and 3) make a state-of-the-art review of the contemporary empirical research in this area.

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INTEREURO - Comparative research on interest group politics in Europe. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The main purpose of this CRP (INTEREURO) is to promote a more comprehensive theoretical and empirical understanding of the role interest groups play in the European polity. Specifically, we will examine interest group mobilization; organizational maintenance and professionalization; strategies for influencing political decision-making; framing processes; and their impact on policy outcomes. The project will link the different aspects of the role of interest groups in the European policy proce...

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Interface characterization of CVD diamond/diamond:B multilayers for charge particle detection

Universiteit Hasselt

The goal of this project is the study of interface properties of multilayers consisting of intrinsic CVD diamond separated by CVD diamond doped with B, deposited either in two separate CVD processes or doped by B implantation after CVD synthesis. Interface between substrate and deposited in CVD process diamond layer has significant influence on the quality of diamond film. Boron doped layer not only influences the quality of next deposited intrinsic diamond film but also introduces in...

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Interface demography. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The Interface Demography has been charged by the Federal Services for Scientific, Technological and Cultural Affairs to facilitate the access to and use of federal data of a demographic nature for third parties.

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Interfacial Dynamics of Phospholipids and Lung Surfactant Recently ended

KU Leuven

Phospholipids are major components of cell membranes and the human lungsurfactant. Their ability to encapsulate or form stable layers during breathing suggest a significant role of the interfacial thermodynamic anddynamical properties. Although the importance of the lung surfactant lining in the alveoli was discovered more than 50 years ago, very little is known yet about the exact function the surfactant fulfils and engineering lung surfactant replacements remains challenging. Lowering surfa...

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Interfacial organotin chemistry - Fine organic synthesis, catalysis applications, and novel anlytical NMR tools. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The general topic of the present research proposal is the development of novel organotin compounds grafted to insoluble cross-linked polystyrenes, with improved spacer properties between the matrix and the organotin functionality and their application in solid-supported organic reactions.

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Interfacing carbon-based nanomaterials to neurons: toward new horizons in cellular neuroprosthetics (INCA-NANEP).

University of Antwerp

This project aims at studying the interactions occuring between carbon-based nanomaterials and neurons, focusing on a significant step forward in the domain of neuoprosthetic materials, ultimately relevant to cognitive and regeneration/repair applications.

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INTERFERE

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Since its invention in 1948 by Dennis Gabor holography has held the promise to empower full parallax 3D visualisation. Though the trajectory has been significantly longer than expected, recent developments in photonics, microelectronics and computer engineering have led to the prospective to realize within a decade dynamic full parallax holography with acceptable rendering quality and viewing angle. Unfortunately projections - based on the current state-of-the-art and expected evolution in th...

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Historic

University of Antwerp

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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Intergrated macromolecular christallography core-facility. Recently ended

KU Leuven

Integrated core facility for macromolecular crystallography including nanolitre crystallization robot (Mosquito), two crystallization plate imagers (Formulatrix) and a new X-ray source (Rigaku).

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Inter-individual variation in the physiological adaptations to hypoxia Recently ended

KU Leuven

This PhD research project aimed to explore some factors underlying the large inter-individual differences in physiological responses to hypoxia. Despite many investigations, assessment of hypoxic tolerance in healthy individuals is difficult and research fails to predict and differentiate “well” vs. “poor” responders. This PhD research partly answered this question by providing evidence of an individual’s genetic potential to tolerate high-altitude hypoxia well (or poor). We have also shown t...

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Interleukin-34: an exciting new twist in the activation of the human Colony Stimulating Factor 1 Receptor Recently ended

Ghent University

We propose an interdisciplinary research project at the frontline of molecular structural biology to dissect the interaction of a novel cytokine, interleukin-34 (IL-34), with its hematopoietic receptor tyrosine kinase III (RTKIII) receptor, Colony Stimulating Factor-1 Receptor (CSF-1R of c-fms). The proposed research project aims to provide important new insights into the structural, kinetic and thermodynamic determinants that dicate this unusual cytokine-receptor specificty.

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Interlocking directorships and seat accumulation in Belgian companies. Historic

University of Antwerp

In this project research is done into the causes and consequences of interlocking directorships and seat accumulation in Belgian companies during the 20th century. First, I will investigate the determinants of interlocking directorships. Second, I will analyse the impact of interlocking directorships on firm value. To what extent do interlocking directorships destroy or create value. I investigate the impact on both stock market value and accounting profitability, taking into account other fi...

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Intermdiality and reciprocity of Influence in the Poetry of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Ted Highes and Sylvia Plath are one of the most critiqued writers' couples of the 20th century, but their literary partnership has always polarized. Their poetry has been studied seperately from each another, which led to superficial , one-sided analyses (autobiography, confessionalism). In my doctoral research I discovered that by bringing the marital couple together and approaching their poetry as one entity, instigated by intermediality and reciprocity of influence, new ground-breaking lig...

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Intermediality in literatue and the performing arts. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This project theorizes in the first instance the multimedial interactions within as well as between texts and performances, at the thematic/discursive, narrative, dramaturgic and theatrical levels, with respect to both their productive and receptive sides. Because these interactions revolve especially around texts, images, and bodies, literary critical methods and semiotics have to be complemented by a mixed phenomenology of the image and the body, in attempt more fully to comprehend the mult...

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Intermediality in literature and the performing arts. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This project theorizes in the first instance the multimedial interactions within as well as between texts and performances, at the thematic/discursive, narrative, dramaturgic and theatrical levels, with respect to both their productive and receptive sides. Because these interactions revolve especially around texts, images and bodies, literary critical methods and semiotics have to be complemented by a mixed phenomenology of the image and the body, in an attempt more fully to comprehend the mu...

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In terms of language”: the articulation between intention, action and language in the work of G.E.M. Anscombe' Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This project is an attempt to provide an integrative system of various approaches in psychology and to analyse which epistemological constraints should apply to psychology as a 'special' science. Its purpose is to shed light on new understandings of mental causation that would be appropriate to e.g. what happens in the psychotherapeutic cure.

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Internal and external governance mechanisms within firms: determinants and consequences.

KU Leuven

Using the conceptual framework of Aguilera, Filatotchev, Gospel Jackson (2008), this purpose of this doctoral research project is to examine the determinants and consequences of different governance instruments in an environment, characterized by comply or explain governance principles,nbsp;and by closely held ownership structures. Because in most European countries corporate governance is based on the ‘comply-or-explain’ principle and hence is largely voluntary (Aguilera Cuervo-Cazurra, 2009...

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Internal investigation of zeolite crystals and their guests. Recently ended

University of Antwerp

The general objective of the project is to apply the focused ion beam (FIB) technique (UA) to produce zeolite slices of 50 - 100 nm thickness at various locations and with different orientations and to further perform a detailed structural analysis of these slices with High Resolution TEM.

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Internalisation and intracellular transport of HPV in the human cell: study of a functional siRNA knock-out model. Historic

University of Antwerp

HPV is fundamentally important in the carcinogenesis of cervical carcinoma. The initial mechanism of HPV-infection via binding on the cell surface, internalization and cytoplasmic transport has not been entirely elucidated. This study aims to clarify the contradictions concerning the exact endocytosis mechanism of HPVs through an epsin-negative cell line and will investigate the intracellular processing of the virus.

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Internalization of the peptide signal AtPep1 and its receptors AtPEPR1 and AtPEPR2 and co-receptor BAK1: implications for the plant innate immune responses.

Ghent University

The elicitor peptide "AtPep1" is an endogenous peptide that plays a role in defense aginst pathogens. In Arabidopsis the AtPep1 binds to membrane receptor proteins PEPR1/PEPR2 that in turn interact with the co-receptor BAK1 and subsequently trigger immune responses. This research studies the internalization route of AtPep1 and the subcellular dynamics of its receptors and co-receptor.

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Internal migrations in Belgium: roles of household composition and socio-economic characteristics. Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The aim of the project is to analyse the internal migrations of households rather than only individuals in Belgium. Their flows are studied for administrative and functional geographic entities. They are analysed in relation to household socio-economic characteristics. Therefore Interface Demography has developed a unique database where all migration records for the period 1980-1995 has been linked to census data on an individual base.

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Internal photoemission in semiconductor heterostructures with engineered barriers

KU Leuven

Interface barriers play a pivotal role in defining the electronic transport properties of solid heterojunctions. By engineering the interface barriers one may attain the desired electrical functioning, e.g., insulation, controlled tunneling, the Schottky or Ohmic contact, etc. The barrier engineering requires detailed knowledge of fundamental physical factors responsible for the formation of interface barriers between solids and the ways these factors affect transport of electrons across the ...

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Internal photoemission, photoconductivity, and photodepopulation in ultrathin layers of oxide insulators for memory applications Recently ended

KU Leuven

Nowadays, it is common that computers are used to process complicated tasks or to store information. In various applications, memory devices –as indispensible functional components of a computer– are used to store data temporarily or for the long term. In these memory devices, thin films made of non-conductive materials (insulators) are an essential part, and to fabricate memories for different purposes, insulators with different properties are needed. Therefore, to ensure these devices to fu...

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Internal transfer Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Internal transfer

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Internal transfer for appointment Liesbeth Borgermans (UZ Brussel) Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Internal transfer for appointment Liesbeth Borgermans (UZ Brussel)

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Internal transfer for Mr. Song Xu and Kim De Veirman

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Internal transfer for Mr. Song Xu and Kim De Veirman re Willy Gepts Funds

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Internal transfer - Uschi Peeters Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Internal transfer - Uschi Peeters

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Internal verbal monitoring: speech perception or forward models? Recently ended

Ghent University

In a series of experiments we investigate whether errordetection during speechproduction takes place trough speechperception systems or if errordetection allready takes place during speech prodcution processes. To find out which of these two theories is most compatible with error detection processing we inverstigate several groups (students, lesion patients, parkinson patients) witht he use of differen techniques (behavioral, eye-tracking, fMRI, TMS, tDCS).

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Internal vibrational modes of fullerene molecules in C nanotubes. Historic

University of Antwerp

The interaction between C60 and other fullerene molecules encapsulated in carbon nanotubes is calculated. The relevance of the precise structure of the carbon nanotube is examined. The internal vibrational modes of the C60 molecules are investigated by numerical and analytical methods and compared to Raman scattering experiments. The orientation of fullerene molecules as a function of the diameter of the nanotube is studied.

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Internationaal colloquium "Food: Convergence and Divergence in Europe since 1800. Cuisine of Elites, Bourgeois and Middle Classes", Brussel 10-11 december 2010.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

This research project investigated food habits over the past two centuries in order to gain insight in social and cultural diversity and convergence. This two-days international colloquium will be the summit of this research programme in which the FOST research will be presented and tested against the work of renowned international scholars.

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Internationaal Congres 2007 : Management of National/Natural parks and biodiversity (Legon-Accra, Ghana 11-16/12/2007)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

1. Conference Background and Problem Statement The past decade has witnessed increased attention of the world community on the issue of conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. National parks are now recognised as one of the most viable tools for securing and conserving the environment and serve as sanctuary for threatened species, ecotourism, and a sustainable management of natural resources. The economic, social and environmental importance of national parks in providing envi...

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Internationala diversificatie van jonge, technologie-intensieve bedrijven en performantie implicaties: een longitudinale analyse

Ghent University

This research project is an in-depth study of the international growth of hightech start-ups. The objective is to gain a better understanding of the international expansion strategies adopted by high-tech start-ups. Next, we will examine the performance implications of different types of expansion strategies and how this relationship is moderated by environmental factors.

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International comparative study of the place of death and study of avoidable and unnecessary hospitalization at the end of life.

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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International comparison of the competitiveness of nations on athletics. Recently ended

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Growing international competition between nations leads towards increasing interests of scientists to identify factors that affect the succes of nations and sport systems and elite sport policies in different nations describes the global sporting arms race and tries to clarify the factors leading to growing effectiveness of elite sport policy. This term, the global sporting arms race, reflects the current situation where more nations are investing more strategically in elite sport and interna...

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International Conference Computers, Privacy & Data Protection (CPDP 2010) 29 & 30 januari 2010 (ikv IPAVUB)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

International Conference Computers, Privacy & Data Protection (CPDP 2010) 29 & 30 januari 2010 (ikv IPAVUB)

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-International Conference : "Georgians and Abkhazians. The search for a Settlement and the Role of the International Community" Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

-International Conference : "Georgians and Abkhazians. The search for a Settlement and the Role of the International Community"

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International conference on Image Processing - ICIP2011 (Brussel 11/9/2011-14/9/2011)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society, is the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied image and video processing. ICIP 2011, the 18th in the series that has been held annually since 1994, will bring together leading engineers and scientists in image processing from around the world. This year's edition of the conference will be or...

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International conference on the Austrian author Friederike Mayröcker Historic

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

International conference on the Austrian author Friederike Mayröcker, with as a main perspective the intertextual dimensions in her texts.

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International Conference "Perspectives on Mathematical Practices 2007

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Aim of this project is the organisation of a follow-up conference held on the same theme in 2003.

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International Conference "What place for Islam in the new Europe?" Historic

University of Antwerp

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

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International Congres "11th African Mammal Symposium (ASMS)". Historic

University of Antwerp

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

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International congress 2007: Accountability of human rights violations by international organizations

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The international conference analysis if and how international organisations are accountable for human rights violations.

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International congress 2007: Accountability of human rights violations by international organizations

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Accountability of human rights violations by international organizations

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International co-ordination action: ICRH - WHO Collaborating Centre on Sexual and Reproductive Health

Ghent University

ICRH coorindates an international network within the context of its designation as WHO collaborating centre for sexual and reproductive health (sexually transmitted diseases, maternal and child health, genital mutilation, gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health of specific populations such as adolescents and seks workers?). This network is active in the field of research, capacity building and information exchange/sensitization.

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International course in food technology: complementary and advanced studies in postharvest and food preservation engineering.

KU Leuven

The global objective is to develop product history integrators for the quantitative evaluation of thermal processes. Three aspects of time temperature integrators (TTIs) will be investi- gated in detail: (i) theoretical and methodological aspects with regard to the accuracy in read-out and in the determination of kinetic parameters, (ii) development of TTIsand (iii) use of TTIs for thermal process evaluation.

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International Course Programme "Physical Land Resources 2004-2005" Historic

Ghent University

Interuniversity and interfaculty postgraduate training in Physical Land Resources oriented towards developing countries. It is full time, two year programme, and all courses are given in English. Majors are soil science and engineerning geology respectively. Succesful students obtain the diploma of complementary Studies after the first year, and an M. Sc. Degree after the second year.

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International Course Programme "Physical Land Resources 2004-2005" Historic

Ghent University

Interuniversity and interfaculty postgraduate training in Physical Land Resources oriented towards developing countries. It is a full time, two year programme, and all courses are given in English. Majors are Soil Science and Engineering Geology respectively. Successful students obtain the diploma of Complementary studies after the first year, and an M.Sc. Degree after the second year.

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International Course Programme "Physical Land Resources 2005-2006" Historic

Ghent University

Interuniversity and interfaculty postgraduate training in Physical Land Resources oriented towards developing countries. It is a full time, two year programme, and all courses are given in English. Majors are soil science and engineerning geology respectively. Successful students obtain the diploma of Complementary Studies after the first year, and an M.sc. Degree after the second year.

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International Course Programme " Physical Land Resources 2006-2007" Historic

Ghent University

Interuniversity and interfaculty postgraduate training in Physical Land Resources oriented towards developing countries. It is a full time, two year programme, and all courses are given in English. Majors are soil science and engineering geology respectively. Succesful students obtain the diploma of Complementary Studes after the first year, and an M.Sc degree after the second year.

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International couse Programme "Physical Land Resources 2005-2006" Historic

Ghent University

Interuniversity and interfaculty postgraduate training in Physical Land Resources oriented towards developing countries. It is a full time, two year programme, and all courses are given in English. Majors are Soil Science and Engineering Geology repectively. Succesful students obtain the diploma of Complementary Studies after the first year, and an M. Sc. Degree After the second year.

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