Antwerp Electrochemical and Analytical Sciences Lab (A-Sense Lab) University of Antwerp
The long-term goal of Laboratory of Glia Biologyis to understand the molecular mechanisms that control development and function of astrocytes in vivo, and how they interact with neurons.
Our strategy is to use astrocytes isolated from mouse brain as a starting point. This allows us to effectively take a “bottom up” approach to astrocyte function. In a first step, we are combining state-of-the-art biochemical and physiological techniques ...
Our research is aimed at better understanding of the VWF/ADAMTS13/platelet axis in hemostatic, thrombotic and inflammatory processes. We use various in vivo models, combined with intravital microscopy to study molecular and cellular interactions. In particular, we focus on designing novel therapeutic strategies that interfere with von Willebrand factor function for treatment of thrombo-inflammatory disease.
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 ...
Pathophysiology University of Antwerp
Materials Physics Hasselt University
The Materials Physics (IMOMAF) research group focuses on developing innovative solutions to successfully bridge the gap between fundamental research and industrially compatible materials systems and processes. This is done in a wide range of fields, from nano and quantum physics to electronics, advanced sensing, and healthcare materials. Cooperation with industrial partners plays a crucial role in the IMOMAF research group.
The research ...
Our research team focusses on 2 manin topics:
- Development of renewable (nano)materials:
- Supercopacitor electrodematerials
- Functional coatings
- Self-assembly of cellulose, starch and chitin nanoparticles
- Aerogels and hydrogels
- Recycling of polymers (also pertroleum-based)
- Interfacial Engineering
- Compatibilisation of ...