LABORATORY OF AQUATIC ECOLOGY (F. Ollevier, L. Brendonck, L. De Meester, R. Stoks, F. Volckaert) - Aquatic ecology and biodiversity including population genetics & evolutionary genetics of aquatic vertebrates & invertebrates. - Fish diseases (parasites, bacteria) and aquatic microbiology. - Management of aquatic ecosystems (trophical cascade) in relation with eutrophication. - Ecophysiology related with aquaculture, reproduction. - ...
Microbiology Diagnosis of invasive fungal infections and determination of the sensitivity to antifungal agents. Investigation of Canclida biofilms on the basis of in vitro models and an in vivo rat model. Development of an expert system that can localize and predict outbreaks of the Haitavirus and Lyme disease. National reference laboratory for invasive infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. National reference center for Yersinia ...
The unit studies the role and ecology of microbial communities and members thereof in diverse natural and man-made environments or processes to better understand and manage these processes. A major focus is on plant-microbe-insect interactions and plant-microbe interactions.
Division of Forest, Nature and Landscape KU Leuven
Overall, the research carried out in this laboratory focuses on the spatial and quantitative assessment of biological and man-induced patterns and processes at the landscape and habitat level both in rural, urban and natural settings. We aim at coupling traditional research on forestry, landscape elements, land use, and biotic communities with earth observation, spatial data sciences, the statistical modeling environment, and planning tools. ...
Molecular Biotechnology of Plants and Micro-organisms
The main fundamental research questions in the MBPM division are related to the elucidation of environmental-induced signal transduction pathways in yeast, pathogenic fungi and plants and how these pathways affect phenotypes such as growth, development (plants), immune priming, stress tolerance, fermentation capacity, morphogenesis and virulence. The fungal groups also use yeast as ...
Applied and Analytical Chemistry Hasselt University
1. Development and application of suitable analytical strategies for advanced material systems for studying their performance,structure, processing, environmental impact and specific applications with a focus on (bio)polymers.
2. Integrated use of complementary and hyphenated analytical techniques for problem solving
3. Valorization of waste streams using pyrolysis as a thermal conversion techniques for green energy and chemical ...
Bioengineering Technology, Bruges Campus KU Leuven
Technology Cluster Bioengineering Technology, Technology Campus Oostende
Biology Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The three main research orientations of the department are: molecular biology, human biology and environment. The project focus on the following areas: 1. Parasitology; 2. Immunology and cancer therapy; 3. Development biology; 4. Environmental genetics; 5. Bio-diversity and plant genetics/engineering; 6. Nature conservation; 7. Marine and terrestrial ecology; 8. Mangroves preservation; 9. Eco-(geno) toxicity.
Crop Biotechnics KU Leuven
The Division of Crop Biotechnics focuses its research and education on sustainable production of agricultural and horticultural products. We employ a variety of biotechnological methodologies to perform fundamental and applied plant research. We integrate knowledge at the cellular, tissue, plant, environment and agro-systems level for both model plants and economically important crops.
Crop Protection Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Crop protection research includes acarology, bacteriology, entomology, mycology, nematology and virology. The main topics are (i) the reliable identification and typing of the pathogens, (ii) better knowledge of the plant-pathogen relation, and (iii) developing alternative protection strategies using IPM in various plant cultivation systems.