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Research projects (13000 - 13500 of 26984)

Citation editing and completion of a publication within the framework of an international workshop on the normativity of

law

University of Antwerp

Abstract: This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand UCSIA. UA provides UCSIA research results

mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

Organisations:

• Government and Law

Researchers:

• Georgios Pavlakos

Hydrolysis of unactivated peptides by metal-substituted polyoxometalatecomplexes.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: A conceptually new way for creating regioselective, tuneable, and non-invasive synthetic proteases by using polyoxometalate (POM)

skeletons as ligands for various metal ions has been recently developed in our lab. Selective hydrolysis of several proteins has been achieved by

incorporating Hf4+ and Zr4+ ions into [W6O19]2- (Lindquist) and [P2W18O62]6 (Wells#Dawson) POM structures. The aim of this project is to

investigate the detailed mechanism of these novel cleavage agents by studying their reactivity towards a series of unprotected dipeptides. Peptides

protected at the amino and carboxylato end, mimicking internal peptide bonds will be also examined. Dipeptides containing amino acids with

coordinating side chains (Ser, Thr, Glu, Asp, His) will also be used. The cleavage reactions will be followed by NMR spectroscopy in the case of

diamagnetic POMs, or in the case of paramagnetic POMs, by HPLC. The coordination mode of the peptides to the metal and the possible

interaction with the PO

Organisations:

• Molecular Design and Synthesis

Researchers:

• Tatjana Vogt

• Hong Giang Ly Thi

Collective Cleantech Production Plan

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: The collective cleantech Realisation Plan is a joint project by the city of Genk, Hasselt University and the POM Limburg. The project was

approved in October 2009 and was granted a subsidy of 200.000EUR by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and 225.000EUR

Hermes grant.

The project aim is to create sustainable values and innovative cooperation in the industrial area Genk South. By means of a market survey and indepth

interviews, the willingness to cooperate with other companies with regards to cleantech applications will beanalysed. Based on these results,

5 inter-firm cooperations will be implemented with the purpose of creating win-win situations; on the one hand an increase in economic return and

on the other hand an increase in sustainability.

The project is regarded as a pilot study for Limburg. A best practices manual for the creation of sustainable cooperation between companies will be

composed by the UHasselt, based on the project experience.

Organisations:

• Environmental Economics

Research Institute: Centre for Environmental Sciences

Researchers:

• Steven VAN PASSEL

Interdisciplinary Course North-South: Pro- & Re-activity in the South

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: An interdisciplinary elective course (3 credits): lectures and debates with speakers from North and South.

A number of interactive, educational moments in which development cooperation is reflected, among other a world evening.

Target: Various sections of the academic community of Hasselt University (and AUHL). All actors involved or interested in development

Organisations:

• Niet onderzoeksgroep gebonden projecten

Researchers:

• Sarah VERLACKT

Innovatieve voederadditieven voor reductie van Salmonella contaminatie van varkensvlees - II

University College Ghent

Abstract: Salmonella typhimurium wordt geassocieerd met de consumptie van varkensvlees. Deze toestand kan naast ernstige gevolgen voor de

volksgezondheid, ook economische gevolgen hebben daar België een belangrijk exportland is van varkensvlees. Volgens de EU reglementering is

bij handelsverkeer van fok- en vleesvarkens een certificatie van de Salmonella status noodzakelijk. Dit kan als gevolg hebben dat bepaalde

importeurs van varkens of varkensvlees een negatieve Salmonella status vereisen.

Organisations:

• Faculty of Biosciences and Landscape Architecture

• Department of Animal production

Researchers:

• Joris Michiels

Continuous-time higher-order portfolio optimization.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: The major decision of an investor regarding his/her portfolio is to choose the allocation between different asset classes, especially

between equity investments and interest bearing investments. Such a decision should include considering all financial aspects such as the

investor's wealth, the portfolio rebalancing periods, the different asset classes involved, the cash flow dynamics and a general representation of the

investor's risk preferences. The strategy the investor will choose and, as a result, the portfolio performance depends highly on the assumptions

made.

A very popular assumption consists in modeling stocks by geometrical brownian motions. In such stochastic processes, the mean and the variance

of the logarithm of the return distribution grows proportionally with thelength of the investment period.


However, the non-normality of asset returns is a well known fact and requires the use of more suitable stochastic processes. Lévy processes are

better suited tools for modelin

Organisations:

• Statistics Section

Researchers:

• Wim Schoutens

Analyses of serine proteases and serine protease inhibitors : Evolutionary and structural insights

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Serine proteases are a group of protease enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis ofpeptide bonds in proteins using a serine residue in their

active site. In bothprokaryotes and eukaryotes, the main function of serine proteases is digestion;however they are also involved in other

physiological functions such as bloodcoagulation and immune response. The activity of these enzymes is inhibited by agroup of proteinstermed

serpins (SERine Protease INhibitorS), which play key rolesincontrolling various functions e.g. blood coagulation. The research on these proteinsis

enormous; however there are many unanswered questions relative to the excessivedata made available by various experimental and computational

studies on theseproteins.The first part of this thesis deals with neuroserpin, a serine protease inhibitor oftissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA), a

serine protease that is a.o. a key regulatorof blood flow to brain cells. Neuroserpin, clade I of serpins is a selective inhibitor oftPA and i

Organisations:

• Computer Science @ Kulak

Researchers:

• Patrick De Causmaecker

• Srikeerthana Kuchi

EOSAN: With energy and food production to a healthy soil

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: As Eosan includes energy production, food production as well as phytoremediation, the legislation in these 3 domains will have to be

taken into account. Contact was already made with the Flemish Public Waste Agency (OVAM), the Department Agriculture and Fishery and the

Flemish Energy Agency (VEA). Cross policy domain cooperation is necessary when different laws conflict with each other.

This MIP project must list the relevant elements of the legislation regarding agriculture, energy and soil remediation and indicate possible problems.

In practice one could think of the waste decree (which will probably be replaced throughout the year by the completely new materials decree), the

soil decree, the environmental permit decree, the spatial planning code, the manure decree, the potential liabilities (according to the classic private

law, and according to the environmental damage title in the decree concerning general provisions related to environmental policy (DABM)), the title

on EIA in the DABM, subsidy legislation,

Organisations:

• Centre for Government and Law

Research Institute: Centre for Environmental Sciences

Researchers:

• Bernard VANHEUSDEN

Experimental Condensed Matter Physics.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: Advanced magnetic resonance spectroscopy, including experiments at high microwave frequency, will be applied to unravel the unique

magnetic properties of thin films of Fe/Pt type alloys and of the dilute magnetic semiconductor CeO2.

Organisations:

• Experimental condensed matter physics (ECM)

Researchers:

• Etienne Goovaerts

Taste Classes to leverage innovation in SMEs / SMEs in the food indsutry.

Ghent University

Abstract: Taste Classes aims to strengthen the food industry in the EUregio Scheldemond by (1) to facilitate the response to the innovative

opportunities such as 'health and regional identity’ in SMEs in the Euregio Scheldemond, from a technological and market perspective (2) to

promote healthy, flavorful and regional gourmet food, thus increasing awareness and help to develop a healthier diet, to which regional economy

can respond.

Organisations:

• Departement of Agricultural economics

Researchers:

• Xavier Gellynck

• Koen Dewettinck

CARE-MI.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Cardiology

Researchers:

• Stefan Janssens

Calabi-Yau property of Hopf algebras

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: Calabi-Yau categories came from Mathematical Physics and Algebraic Geometry. The Serre functor in the bounded derived category of

coherent sheaves on a Calabi-Yau variety is an iteration of the shift functor. Triangulated categories with this property are called Calabi-Yau

categories. An algebra is a Calabi-Yau algebra, if the associated bounded derived category of all finite dimensional modules is a Calabi-Yau

category. From this definition, a finite dimensional Calabi-Yau algebra must be semisimple. However, for a finite dimensional selfinjective algebra,

its stable module category is a triangulated category. A selfinjective algebra is called a stably Calabi-Yau algebra if its stable category is Calabi-

Yau. Calabi-Yau categories and (stably) Calabi-Yau algebras are now popular in many braches of mathematics, such as representation theory,

algebraic geometry, mathematical physics and so on. Hopf algebras, as a special kind of algebras endowed with coalgebra structure have been

extensively studied since they were introduced in 1940s. In this project we study the Calabi-Yau property of Hopf algebras. This project will deal

with the following problems.


Organisations:

• Algebra

Researchers:

• Yinhuo ZHANG

Raingain - Advanced observation and rainfall prediction for urban pluvial flood management.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Hydraulics Section

Researchers:

• Patrick Willems

Afferent innervation and sensory function of the lower urinary tract to be determined

University of Antwerp

Abstract: 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.

Organisations:

• Translational Neurosciences

Researchers:

• Jean Jacques Wyndaele

• Tomonori Minagawa

Improvement of inland navigation - Zeeschelde: study of the accessibility of the Boven-Zeeschelde and the southern part

of the Ringvaart for class Va vessels;

University of Antwerp

Abstract: This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand IMDC. UA provides IMDC research results

mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

Organisations:

• Ecosystem Management

Researchers:

• Patrick Meire

Development of an injection process of EPS beads for outpost insulation of cavity walls

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: The general goal of this project is the development of a boost process for ESP beads that guarantees a consistently high quality

performance. This needs a better first understanding of the interacting factors affecting the quality of an in situ formed insulation plate with ESP

beads for consisting cavity wall insulation. This knowledge is not publicly available today and will now be generated in this project.

This knowledge is then translated into the technical details of a pilot boost system adapted to the requirements of the Belgian market. Finally, a pilot

plant will be thoroughly tested, so with certainty a process is reached where the thermal and moisture related properties of the insulation plate are at

all times maximal.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

• Peter ADRIAENSENS

Improvement of the living standard of rural communities in Kenya through Artemia production in coastal saltworks

Ghent University

Abstract: This project intends to upgrade the living conditions of rural communities in Kenya by the pond production of Artemia cysts and biomass in

locally available salt production systems, and by application of Artemia cysts and biomass in emerging larviculture initiatives. The benefits of

integrated production of salt and Artemia will be demonstrated in a pilot unit. Dissemination towards all stakeholders (artisanal salt farmers,

industrial salt companies, academia...) is an essential part of this project

Organisations:

• Departement of Animal production

Researchers:

• Peter Bossier

Cardio Repair European Multidisciplinary Initiative.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Stem Cell Biology and Embryology

Researchers:

• Maurilio Sampaolesi

Discovery of novel opioid analgesics based on the chemical modification of the lead compound Dmt1-DALDA

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: geen ENG abstract

Organisations:

• Chemistry

Researchers:

• DIRK TOURWE

• Steven BALLET

Teaching and research development in control and mechanics of power transmissions.

K.U.Leuven


Abstract: This postdoctoral position includes teaching and research tasks teaching tasks contain lectures and project work in the field of power

transmissions:- Hydraulic systems- Modern drive technologynbsp; * Kinematics and dynamics of systemsnbsp; * Design of hydraulic systems-

Automation part of industrial practice electro mechanics (Bachelor project)- Mechanical vibrations- Final projectsResearch activities focus on the

further development of the research group: Control and Mechanics of Power Transmissions. This includes the application for funding and the follow

up of projects with a strong relevance for SMEs.Research topics cover a wide field in power transmissions and drive technology dealing with bio

fuels, development of machinery and drives and use of intelligent motor control in an industrial environment.nbsp;

Organisations:

• Department of Metallurgy and Materials E

Researchers:

• Dimitri Debruyne

IWT-VIS-TIS-VSGP.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• ESAT - ELECTA, Electrical Energy and Com

Researchers:

• Ronnie Belmans

• Johan Driesen

Evaluation of Norwegian and Swedish Aid in Support of the Rights of the Child.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: This project represents a formal service agreement between the Chr. Michelsen Institute and on the University Antwerp. The project

assesses the integration of children's rights in Swedish and Norwegian development cooperation. Special attention is paid to mainstreaming.

Organisations:

• Law and Development

Researchers:

• Wouter Vandenhole

Grass power

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: The management of natural areas and roadsides annually generates a large amount of grass clippings at which the removal of the

cuttings gives problems. First, there is a limited capacity to composting, on the other hand the removal of clippings is a high cost for the territory site

manager. The strong rise of fermentation plants in Flanders provides an opportunity to further increase throughput for clippings. Such processing is

expected to be an economically interesting alternative for the disposal of grass clippings at compost companies. The market for renewable energy

is, given the ambitious Flemish and European targets for 2020, up to speed. Renewable energy generated from waste management can contribute

to these objectives and is a market in full development. It is not yet a mature market, as a result of which cooperation between all stakeholders is

lacking today. This project seeks to expose the different actors within the field to each other through platform working, develop partnerships and

further build, exchange and disseminate knowledge.

Given the issue, the current market opportunity and the fact that the fermentation of grass clippings is not currently applied in practice, a group was

assembled from a broad field that are directly or indirectly involved with this subject and have relevant expertise. In the project parties there are on

one hand site managers and hand processors, and on the other hand knowledge institutions and regulatory government institutions, to further gear

the different aspects to one other. Through partners with specialization in knowledge diffusion, a fermentation platform and a training center for

green management is responded to ensure continuity and maximum dissemination of knowledge.

Organisations:

• Environmental Economics

• Environmental Biology

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

Research Institute: Centre for Environmental Sciences

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

• Alain DE VOCHT

• Nele WITTERS

PARTNERPROGRAMME (fase 1-JAAR 4) : Institutionele Universitaire samenwerkingsprogr. (IUS). LUIK KENYA (University

of MOI) : Prof. B. MANDERICK : Universitaire ontwikkelingssamenwerking tss VUB en andere Ontwikkelingslanden (2007-

2012)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: Coordination of programmes is a crucial activity that determines the success or failure of any particular programme. The VLIR-UOS

foresaw such need and established PSU unit to oversee the Management and Coordination activities of the programme. The unit aims at

overseeing the smooth running of the six selected projects in accordance to their planned activities. Specifically the unit will: provide

leadership/administrative, technical and methodological support to the projects to undergo proper programme cycle Management (PCM), monitor

the activities, network the programme internally (instutionalise) and externally with relevant donors/institutions/departments, solicit new funding for

the programme, ensure effective communication both internally and externally and ensure that the programme links to the strategic thinking of the

institution.

Organisations:

• Informatics and Applied Informatics

Researchers:

• Bernard MANDERICK

Betere GGZ : betere geestelijke gezondheidszorg.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: A large organisational change in further reconversion to community mental health care in Belgium is planned to take place from 2011 on,

as stipulated in the Law Article 107. Lucas-K.U.Leuven is commissioned to conduct the research on staff capacity building, tools for quality

monitoringand communication, and the process and outcome measurement in support of this reform. In transforming mental health care towards a

more person-centred approach to service delivery, staff will need to be re-trained to reflect recovery principles in every encounter with service users

and their family. How to involve service users at each step of the process, working in an outreach setting rather than a residential environment

andhow to build on self-control and hope instead of focusing on symptom management, are examples of shifts in practice to make. These are not

evident changes for staff and management Board without the aid of training programmes and supervision. Lucas conducts the research for thisrefo


Organisations:

• LUCAS - Centre for Care Research and Con

Researchers:

• Chantal Van Audenhove

Managing in uncertain times

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: The Flemish government has a fairly complete set of instruments to support companies. Yet it is true that companies that have already

been assisted in preparing a strategic plan implement this not much. In the difficult economic climate it is important that companies retain their

strategic focus to secure their future and to ensure continuity. In a period of 24 months we want to assist 79 SMEs to implement their strategic

plans.

Organisations:

• Governance

Research Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Researchers:

• Tinne LOMMELEN

• Raf SLUISMANS

Doorstorting van gelden van UZ Brussel naar VUB.

Gids naar een betere ggz door de realisatie van zorgcircuits en zorgnetwerken.

Onderzoeksprogramma 2011: Hervorming geestelijke gezondheidszorg door implementatie van art.107 van de wet op

ziekenhuize...

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: No English abstract

Organisations:

• Medical Sociology

Researchers:

• MARCUS LEYS

Sterycat: The effect of early-age neutering of cats on their health and well-being

Ghent University

Abstract: Neutering before the sexual maturity can be performed to prevent unwanted cats. In this research anaesthetic and surgical protocols are

refined. During 24 months there is a follow-up of the cats to determine the effect of early-age neutering on the occurrence of some clinical

complications (obesitas, FLUTD, bone fractures), well-being and the development of their behaviour.

Organisations:

• Departement of Medicine and clinical biology of small animals

Researchers:

• Hilde De Rooster

ICVS: Intelligent Control of weaving machines with Vision Systems

Ghent University

Abstract: For the continuous improvement of woven fabric quality, the current feedback method is fabric inspection. This is now most of the time

done by a human operator and comes along with slow feedback and production losses. In this project the fabric quality is optimized through an

interactive vision system, based on powerful image analysis tools

Organisations:

• Departement of Textiles

Researchers:

• Lieva Van Langenhove

Creation of a Reference Centre for Congentital Facial Cleft (CFC) and Benign Jaw Tumours (BJT)

Ghent University

Abstract: This project is a joint effort with the Plastic Surgery Department of CoRSU Hospital (Kampala-Ug). We research the cleft surgery patients

(Prof K. Van Lierde) and the group of benign mandibular tumours (Prof. H. Vermeersch). This clinical cooperation facilitates our endeavour to try to

help realise an Mmed Programm Plastic Surgery (Mbarara) and a Master Programm in Speech Therapy (Makarere).

Organisations:

• Department of Oto-rhino-laryngology and logopaedic-audiologic sciences

Researchers:

• Hubert Vermeersch

Scanning Spreading Resistance Microscopy for TCAD calibration in sub-45nm CMOS technologies.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: For 45nm node and beyond, the precise 2D-location and activation of dopants in device are of extreme importance. These 2D-profiles

caused by many overlapping dopant incorporation steps (LDD, HDD and Halo) and subject to various thermal annealing steps.

Process simulators TCAD being used to accurately predict spatial dopant distribution are becoming extremely complex and require a careful

calibration of all 2D-interactions before being suitable for accurate process simulation and optimization. Sucha fine tuning and calibration inevitably

requires extensive analysis of2D-dopant/ carrier profiles with extreme spatial resolution (1-2nm) andsensitivity. Recent work has demonstrated that

Scanning Spreading Resistance Microscopy (SSRM) is closely matching these requirements and couldbe used for TCAD optimization.

The doctoral research intends to further optimize the experimental SSRM procedures, the fundamental analysis ofunderlying electrostatics and

device physics (role of surface states,

Organisations:

• Nuclear and Radiation Physics Section

Researchers:

• Wilfried Vandervorst

• Aftab Nazir

Scientific research on food safety, health and animal welfare (EMBRYOSCREEN).


University of Antwerp

Abstract: 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.

Organisations:

• Veterinary physiology and biochemistry

Researchers:

• Wim De Coen

• Dries Knapen

• Peter Bols

• Jo Leroy

Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window Bolivia, Argentina and Peru (BAPE).

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: The BAPE project brings together 20 higher education institutions with the common purpose of pursuing the development of the

concerned countries, in a global arena in which a crisis of still unknown magnitude seems to impair the goals of welfare and security already

reached. The projectforesees 122 mobility flows for third countries nationals and 31 for Europeans. Concerning European mobilities certain

mobilities have been favoured, in order to facilitate the transfer of know-how on: upholding a high of knowledge and research (through doctoral and

post-doctoral mobility); the implementation of trainings responding to new skills required by international labour market (through teaching staff

mobility); building administration capacities relative to quality assurance, implementation of ECTS (through administrative staff mobility).

Organisations:

• International Cooperation and Programmes

Researchers:

• Anna Huts

Write and disseminate recommendations for good practice training.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: This project represents a formal service agreement between UA and on the other hand Domus Medica vzw. UA provides Domus Medica

vzw research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

Organisations:

• Primary and interdisciplinary care (ELIZA)

Researchers:

• Paul Van Royen

Epidemiological research into the prevalence and impact of (heavy) metals in the company Indaver.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: Several studies demonstrate that in case of combined exposure to heavy metals, metals can interact with each other and that the

increased / decreased presence of a particular metal can affect the potential toxicity (both negative and positive) of another metal. Evidence for this

is

particularly found in animal research while the number of well-documented studies in humans is relatively limited. The objective of this research

project is to measure the multi-element status of the entire working population of Indaver and to study the cumulative toxic or protective effect of

moderately elevated multi-element exposure of heavy metals on relevant clinical and biochemical outcome parameters of the kidney.

Organisations:

• Pathophysiology

Researchers:

• Patrick D'Haese

Epidemiological research into the prevalence and impact of (heavy) metals in the company Indaver.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: Several studies demonstrate that in case of combined exposure to heavy metals, metals can interact with each other and that the

increased / decreased presence of a particular metal can affect the potential toxicity (both negative and positive) of another metal. Evidence for this

is

particularly found in animal research while the number of well-documented studies in humans is relatively limited. The objective of this research

project is to measure the multi-element status of the entire working population of Indaver and to study the cumulative toxic or protective effect of

moderately elevated multi-element exposure of heavy metals on relevant clinical and biochemical outcome parameters of the kidney.

Organisations:

• Epidemiology and social medicine (ESOC)

Researchers:

• Marc Van Sprundel

The issue of energy poverty in Belgium: opinions and concerns.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand Electrabel. UA provides Electrabelresearch

results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

Organisations:

• Centre on Inequality, Poverty, Social Exclusion and the City

Researchers:

• Jean Vranken

• Danielle Dierckx

Open monument days 2010 in Brussels - publication article book 'Stone & Co'

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: Publication of article for book for the Open Monument Days 2010 in Brussels

Organisations:

• Architectural Engineering

Researchers:

• ANN VERDONCK

Analysis of non-state systems of justice and social security in DR Congo.


University of Antwerp

Abstract: This project represents a formal service agreement between UA and on the other hand RCN Justice & Démocratie . UA provides RCN

Justice & Démocratie research results on "Analysis of non-state systems of justice and social security in DR Congo" under the conditions as

stipulated in the present document.

Organisations:

• Engineering Management

Researchers:

• Dominik Kohlhagen

No information available at the moment

University of Antwerp

Abstract: No information available at the moment

Organisations:

• Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies (CeMIS)

Researchers:

• Christiane Timmerman

Disease mechanisms, phenotypic assessments and therapy development for inherited neuromuscular disorders

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Organ Systems

Researchers:

• Gunnar Buyse

• Hilde Feys

• Nathalie Goemans

Thematic network on legal aspects of public sector information.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: LAPSI (Legal Aspects of Public Sector Information) is a thematic network funded by DG Information Society of the European Commission.

It bringstogether experts from all over the European Union and will make policy recommendations for overcoming the legal barriers to the re-use of

PSI.Information generated and collected by public sector entities represents a veritable minefield; it might make a much greater contribution to EU

economies and societies, if current legal barriers to access and re-user were removed. The LAPSI project will deal both with established PSI areas

(geographic, land register data, etc.) as well as novel areas (cultural data from archives, libraries, scientific information, etc.) and

environmentalfigures and data sets. Legal barriers to access and re-use and strategies to overcome them shall be considered from the perspectives

of information, IP, privacy and competition law; in addition it will deal with administrative, environmental law and public procurement rules

Organisations:

Research Unit Law and Information Techno

Researchers:

• Joseph Dumortier

• Katleen Janssen

Development of ocular drugs.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand Thrombogenics. UA provides Thrombogenics

research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

Organisations:

• Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmacy

Researchers:

• Annick Ludwig

• Wim Weyenberg

Feasibility study Biomonitoring "3xG".

University of Antwerp

Abstract: This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand NIRAS. UA provides NIRAS research results

mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

Organisations:

• Society and environment

Researchers:

• Ilse Loots

Test project BIOMONITORING in the framework of the program Research and Development for the Integrated Storage

project cat. A

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: Test project on the storage of nuclear waste in the provence of Antwerp.

Organisations:

• Chemistry

Researchers:

• MARC ELSKENS

• MARTINE LEERMAKERS

Technical risk management and patient safety in hospital

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: It is commonly held that health care organizations are not comparable with other types of organizations due to their greater complexity. (1)

However, with the introduction of quality management techniques this special status becomes less and less accepted.

Nevertheless it is generally accepted that medical #customer services# belong to an exceptional class. This is mostly based on the fact that the

service is related to the customer#s body and life, not to a part of his possession. Because of this special relationship (especially from the patient#s


point of view) between the service partners health care services are frequently compared with services in aviation or seafaring, as life and health of

both patients and passengers depend on the competence of the crews and the qualityof their equipment.

Any organization is forced to deal with an increasing number of risks (Hazards financial, operational, strategic etc risks). Health care organizations

are not t excluded from this develo

Organisations:

• Centre for Industrial Management / Traff

Researchers:

• Liliane Pintelon

• Mechtild Hartmann

The transparency of governance and the invisibilty of power. An inquiryinto the definciencies of democratic

representation in transnational institutions

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Vanuit de hypothese dat transnationale instituties democratische representatie ontberen, zoals we die kennen op het niveau van de

natiestaat, zoeken we een antwoord op de twee volgende onderzoeksvragen:

1) Hoe verhouden zich democratie en representatie?

2) Hoe kunnen we het 'democratisch tekort' begrijpen vanuit het concept 'symbolische representatie'?

Organisations:

• Centre for Ethics, Social and Political

Researchers:

• Timmy Heysse

• Femmy Thewissen

The format of a book on the proper use of the project "Experts in the life of poverty and social exclusion".

University of Antwerp

Abstract: The format of a book on the proper use of the project "Experts in the life of poverty and social exclusion".

Organisations:

• Centre on Inequality, Poverty, Social Exclusion and the City

Researchers:

• Jean Vranken

• Danielle Dierckx

Biological and sexological aspects of sexuality

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Organ Systems

Researchers:

• Paul Enzlin

• Luc Gijs

• Ellen Van Houdenhove

Prevalence, indicators and risk-factors of sexual dysfunctions in the Flemish population

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Organ Systems

Researchers:

• Paul Enzlin

• Luc Gijs

• Lies Hendrickx

Environmental assessment for generation challenge program phenotyping network (CIAT).

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Crop water modeling tools are applied to supprt the selection of the most appropriate crop variety in a specific environment

("phenotyping"). In a first step, an agroclimatic appraisal of various sites over the world is made with FAO's LOCCLIM tool. Information on key

climatic variablessuch as rainfall, air temperature, evapotranspiration, photoperiod and length of the growing period is provided. Subsequently,

possible crop drought stress under different climatic conditions (e.g. different rainfall regimes) is evaluated for each site. With the crop water model

BUDGET,the soil water balance is simulated, which is an efficient way to estimate water stress at different stages and the general effect on crop

productivity. Assessment of crop water stress during the growing season enlightens the suitability of different crops and varieties to grow at specific

sites and enables to create drought stress profiles for each site. This information can be utilized by genetic breeders, project partne

Organisations:

• Division of Soil and Water Management

Researchers:

• Dirk Raes

Sucrose sensing and signaling in plants.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Mankind is becoming increasingly dependent on plant production, not only for staple foods, but also for energy, fine chemicals, functional

foods, drugs and vaccines. It is our goal to contribute to the development of superior crops with higher yields and biomass through optimization of

carbon allocation and stress tolerance. Plants use glucose and sucrose #signals# to coordinate metabolism with environmental and hormonal

signals for optimal growth and development. Hexokinase1 (HXK1) was identified as a major glucose sensor. Sucrose signaling also affects

development from germination to flowering and senescence and sucrose-specific effects on gene expression and translation have been reported.

However, no sucrose sensor(s) or components of a sucrose-specific signaling pathway have been identified in plants. - First, the existence of

sucrose-specific signaling will be confirmed and further explored using cellular, seedling, and detached leaf assays. We will evaluate reported


sucrose-spec

Organisations:

• Molecular Physiology of Plants and Micro

Researchers:

• Filip Rolland

• Yi Li

Fructans and sucrose: a role in vacuolar antioxidant mechanisms?

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: This project aims at 3 specific goals:1. Silencingof the 1-SST gene in wheat and/or chicory. Search for fenotypes under differentstress

conditions (drought, cold, oxidative stress) to be able to prove the specificadvantage of fructan accumulation under stress.2. Test thehypothesis that

sugars and other vacuolar compounds can act as trueantioxidants, directly involved in ROS scavenging processes. Comparison of invitro ROS

scavenging capacities of an array of vacuolar compounds includingsugars and phenolic compounds. Synergistic effects between sugars and

phenolsand studies on the radicals involved in the process.3. Further testing the hypothesis by comparingsugars, classic antioxidants and related

enzyme activities in plant saps,isolated vacuoles and tonoplasts of genetically modified (silenced 1-SST) andcontrol plants. Studies on a putative

tonoplastic NADPH oxidase in Arabidopsis.

Organisations:

• Molecular Physiology of Plants and Micro

Researchers:

• Wim Van den Ende

• Darin Peshev

Bilateral cooperation in the framework of mutual doctoral projects Bench Fee - Joint PhD VUB-UGent

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: Joint PhD agreement for Kimberly Mouvet

Organisations:

• Klinische- en Levenslooppsychologie

Researchers:

• GERRIT LOOTS

Environmental Health survey West-Limburg Part 1

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties CENSTAT (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the

other hand, the Limburgs Gezondheidsoverleg vzw. The research institute CENSTAT provides the Limburgs Gezondheidsoverleg vzw research

results on 'Environmental Health survey West-Limburg Part 1' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Centre for Statistics

Research Institute Center for Statistics

Researchers:

• Liesbeth BRUCKERS

Environmental Health survey West-Limburg Part 2

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties CENSTAT (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the

other hand, the Limburgs Gezondheidsoverleg vzw. The research institute CENSTAT provides the Limburgs Gezondheidsoverleg vzw research

results on 'Environmental Health survey West-Limburg Part 2' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Centre for Statistics

Research Institute Center for Statistics

Researchers:

• Liesbeth BRUCKERS

Prospective study on the establishment of a measurement and tracking system of local government.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: The first objective of the prospective study is to set out the answer to the question of the potential for a series of basic information

gathering. It is striking that no 'systematic' (certainly no reliable) data are available to support the social partners in negotiations within Committee C

(1) and / or in proving some legislative initiatives in the broadest sense. A solid database that also includes the impact of certain proposals, would

already be a valuable realization.

The second objective is the collection of a number of additional data which -in a combined basis- can be regarded as indicators for the implemented

HRM.

A final objective must be to allow local authorities to compare and benchmark.

Organisations:

• Public Administration & Management

Researchers:

• Ria Janvier

Bottle Research program

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: The research institute 'VUB' and the 'Inbev' have entered into a service-agreement concerning the project' Bottle Research program '. 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.

Organisations:

• Mechanics of Materials and Constructions

Researchers:

• HUGO SOL

Determination of adipate modified starch content

Universiteit Hasselt


Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Tate e, Lyle. The research institute TANC provides Tate en Lyle research results on 'Determination of adipate modified starch content' under

the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Use of magnetic resonance imaging

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Zwangerschap

Researchers:

• Jan Deprest

• Filip Claus

• Inga Sandaite

Publication monography "Strukturwandel in Grenzdialekten. Die Konsolidierung der niederländisch-deutschen

Staatsgrenze als Dialektgrenze."

University of Antwerp

Abstract: Publication monography "Strukturwandel in Grenzdialekten. Die Konsolidierung der niederländisch-deutschen Staatsgrenze als

Dialektgrenze."

Organisations:

• Center for grammar, cognition and typology

Researchers:

• Tom Smits

SMART PV

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Research on Smart Photo-voltaic module to increase overall efficiency.

Organisations:

• ESAT - ELECTA, Electrical Energy and Com

Researchers:

• Johan Driesen

• Urmimala Chatterjee

Hybrid Wind-Solar Energy for Rural Application

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: The research will focus on the investigation of the resource potential,demand and application of the hybrid energy for rural (off-grid, standalone)

loads. Through an appropriate experimental set up, the optimization of a hybrid wind-solar energy system will be investigated. Simulationof

the interaction among the resource potential and loading will be carried out and validated with experiments on site. Local design, testing and

manufacturing of small wind turbine blades will be conducted. Furthermore, assessment of the local wind and solar potential (pattern,

speed,intensity) will be carried out. Eventually, an optimized hybrid system as appropriate and relevant for off-grid application will be identified.

Organisations:

• ESAT - ELECTA, Electrical Energy and Com

Researchers:

• Josse De Baerdemaeker

• Johan Driesen

The implications of European legislation on social security in the Flemish Care Insurance.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand the Flemish Public Service. UA provides the

Flemish Public Service research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

Organisations:

• Social Competition and Law

Researchers:

• Herwig Jacobus Maria Verschueren

Silk Road (Central Asia) - Development of an Information System in viewof the nomination of the serial World Heritage

Site

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: As a follow-up to the Periodic Report for Asia, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the International Council of Monuments and Sites

(ICOMOS) have been assisting State Parties in identifying new and underrepresented categories of properties to be nominated on the World

Heritage List. In this context, an initiative was launched in 2005 for the nomination of a serial and transnational World Heritage property

representing the cultural phenomena of the Silk Roads over land. This initiative involves for the time being five State Parties from Central Asia the

Republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and the Peoples Republic of China. It has progressed over the last

few years on the basis of a conceptual paper and through a number of regional workshops and preparatory work at national level. To support this

initiative, the Silk Road Cultural Heritage Resource Information System (CHRIS) project has been set up in collaboration with the Belgian Federal

Organisations:

• Building Materials and Building Technolo

Researchers:

• Koenraad Van Balen

• Ona Vileikis Tamayo

A Phase I, Randomized, Single-blind, Controlled, Single Center Study to Evaluate the Safety and Immunogenicity of the

NVGH Glycoconjugate Vaccine against S. Typhi in Adult Subjects 18 to 40 Years of Age.

University of Antwerp


Abstract: This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. UA

provides Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this

contract.

Organisations:

• VAXINFECTIO

Researchers:

• Pierre Van Damme

Action MP0904: Single- and multiphase ferroics and multiferroics with restricted geometries (SIMUFER)

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: The main objective of this Action is to organize a multidisciplinary European scientific network of groups experienced in synthesis,

advanced characterization and modeling of single-and multi-phase ferroic and multiferroic nanosystems.

The goal of the Action is to build a high level European scientific knowledge platform in the field of single and multiphase nanoscale ferroic and

multiferroic oxides with restricted geometries, in which new properties are driven by engineering size, shape and interface-mediated phenomena.

Ferroic and multiferroic oxides with various boundary conditions (thin films, free-standing, supported nano-particles/wires/ribbons/islands/toroids,

hollow particles, hierarchical structures) and multiphase systems with at least one ferroic or multiferroic component will be produced by innovative

synthesis and a top-down approach, investigated by manifold complex tools and theoretically described by multiscale modeling. Active links among

European laboratories will be established to increase knowledge beyond the state-of-the art in this research field. Specific tools will be promoted to

create a young researchers group with high scientific level and managerial competence, to contribute to the future competitiveness of Europe in this

research topic.

Organisations:

• Laboratory of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Marlies VAN BAEL

• An HARDY

Therapeutic potential of composing human beta cell implant in the treatment of diabetes.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Het algemene doel van het project is het succes van betaceltransplantaties in diabetes-type 1-patiënten te verbeteren, zodanig dat ze zelf

voldoende insuline produceren. Hiervoor zullen gecultiveerde humane betacelpreparaten, die ingebed zijn in een alginaatmatrix, ingeplant worden

in de abdominale onderhuid of in de kleine buikvliesplooi, waar een betere bescherming is tegen anti-inflammatoire en immunologische reacties.

Organisations:

• Clinical and Experimental Endocrinology

Researchers:

• Pieter Gillard

Naar een vlot toepasbare methode voor het vinden van multiphonics en alternatieve vingerzettingen op de fluit

University College Ghent

Abstract: De probleemstelling is gericht op een studie van een nieuwe methode voor muziekschrift voor componisten en fluitspelers gebaseerd op

nieuwe vingerzettingen op de fluit. We willen voor het theoretisch luik van het onderzoek samenwerken met fysici voor de expertise omtrent het

akoestisch gedrag van de fluit; daarnaast wordt experimentele data verzameld via de uitvoering door hedendaagse muziekensembles van

composities die op maat van de onderzoeksresultaten zijn ontworpen.

Organisations:

• Faculty of Music and Drama

• Department of Ensembles

• Department of Performing Music

Researchers:

• Tom Pauwels

• Michael Schmid

Multifactorial evidence based appraoch using behavioural models in understanding and promoting fun, healthy food, play

and policy for the prevention of obesity in early childhood

Ghent University

Abstract: The European ToyBox-project aims to prevent overweight and obesity in preschool children between 4 and 6 years old. An intervention

will be executed in 6 European countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Poland and Spain), during the school year 2012-2013. The

intervention has four target behaviours: increasing physical activity, decreasing sedentary behaviour, more water and less sugar-sweetened

beverages and healthy snacks.

Organisations:

• Departement of Movement and Sports Sciences

Researchers:

• Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij

Selecting for Innovation: development and test of idea selection strategies in organizations, based on the “Motivated

Information Processing in Groups “ model

Ghent University

Abstract: Organizations use brainstormtechniques in order to innovate. With this technique ideas are first generated and then ideas are selected.

However, recent studies show that people are not good at selecting ideas. This research aims to optimize idea selection, using the Motivated

Information Processing in Groups model, a validated model derived from decision making literature.

Organisations:

• Departement of Personnel management, work and organizational psychology

Researchers:

• Frederik Anseel

Eco-evolutionary dynamics in a human-dominated world.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:


• Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Cons

Researchers:

• Filip Volckaert

• Luc De Meester

• Luc Brendonck

• Olivier Honnay

• Robby Stoks

REACTION - Remote Accessibility to Diabetes Management and Therapy in Operational healthcare Networks

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterised by hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar) resulting from defects in the production of or in the

body's response to insulin. There are two types of the disease, type one and type two, but both can cause many complications if the disease itself

and associated risk factors (e.g. raised blood pressure and cholesterol) are not adequately controlled. Good glucose control requires frequent

measurement of blood glucose levels and complicated algorithms for assessing the insulin dose needed to adjust for short term variations in

activity, diet and stress. On the other hand, good control of diabetes, as well as increased emphasis on blood pressure control and lifestyle factors,

may reduce the risk of complications substantially and allow people to enjoy a good quality of life.

Description

This project aims to research and develop an intelligent service platform that can provide professional, remote monitoring and therapy management

to diabetes patients in different healthcare regimes across Europe. The REACTION platform can execute various clinical applications for monitoring

of vital signs, context awareness, feed-back to the point of care, integrative risk assessment, event and alarm handling. People with diabetes will be

given electronic plasters ('e-patches') which will monitor their glucose levels and data will be sent via a wireless area network to a central store

where it can be interrogated by healthcare professionals.

Objective

The monitoring system will be used both in diabetes clinics in hospitals and in people's own homes. In the case of the latter, personalised feedback

will be provided about the impact of lifestyle changes

Organisations:

• Law Science Technology and Society

• Metajuridica

Researchers:

• Eugenio MANTOVANI

• Paul QUINN

• SERGE GUTWIRTH

• PAUL DE HERT

Droplet based microfluidics for single cell analysis.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Division of Mechatronics, Biostatistics

Researchers:

• Jeroen Lammertyn

• Robert Puers

• Annemie Geeraerd

• Herman Ramon

• Geert Baggerman

• Bart Nicolai

Record of fees and compensations: judicial DNA-research

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This project represents a formal service agreement between the parties BIOMED (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the

other hand, 'het Gerecht van Brussel'. BIOMED provides 'het Gerecht van brussel' research results on the judicial DNA-research under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

The work covers all states of the month March 2010

Organisations:

• Immunology - Biochemistry

• Biomedical Research Institute

Researchers:

• Luc MICHIELS

The Photonovel: intercultural appropriation, genre hybridisation and technological remediation of an intermedial practice.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Literature and Culture @ Leuven

Researchers:

• Jan Baetens

The active blind spot camera: hard real-time recognition of moving objects from a moving camera

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: This PhD research focuses on visual object recognition under specific demanding conditions. The object to be recognized as well as the

camera move, and the time available for the recognition task is extremely short.This generic problem is applied here on a specific problem: the

active blind spot camera.Statistics show a large number of accidents with trucks are related to the so-called blind spot, the area around the vehicle

in which vulnerable road users are hard to perceive by the truck driver. A simple solution, as the blind spot mirrors - now enforced by EU-law -

unfortunately show not to be able to decrease the number of accidents per year. Another solution must be found, in which a detection system

actively warns the driver.The purpose of this PhD research therefore is the realization of an active blind spot camera, which can detect vulnerable

road users in the camera image using image processing, and warns the driver about this. To achieve this, two detection modalities will be

Organisations:

• ESAT - PSI, Processing Speech and Images

Researchers:

• Tinne Tuytelaars

• Toon Goedemé


• Kristof Van Beeck

EXPEKT - Photonics Explorer - Developing a photonics educational kit for Europe's secondary schools.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: EXPEKT aims to achieve a lasting, positive impact on the way photonics is taught in Europe's secondary schools. Teaming up experts in

photonics, scientists in pedagogy, specialists in gender-sensitive science teaching and experienced teachers from 10 European countries, EXPEKT

will develop an intra-curricula photonics educational kit for secondary schools, namely the 'Photonics Explorer'. This kit will be designed to excite,

engage and educate pupils about working with light and showcase prospective photonics careers. It will contain class-sets of industry sponsored

components for hands-on experiments along with a comprehensive didactic framework and a multimedia collection. The material will be designed to

be easily integrated into the existing teaching syllabus. It will thus help teachers to reach their educational targets set by national curricula in a way

that is more engaging and appealing for students.

Organisations:

• Applied Physics and Photonics

Researchers:

• HUGO THIENPONT

Fetal gene therapy for bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: In vivo delivery of therapeutic genes to the diseased airway epitheliumis an option for the genetic treatment of various confenital or in

utero acquired lung diseases. We have developed a mouse model for fetal pulmonary gene therapy using adeno-associated viral vector serotype

6.2 (AAV6.2), a serotype with a high tropism for airway epithelium. The viral vector is injected into the fetal trachea, which in mice is feasible by

hysterotomy at E17. Ultrasound guided puncture allows delivery earlier in gestation. Pups are delivered by caesarean section and followed up by

serial BLI. We have recently shown that intratracheal administration of AAV6.2 results in efficient, titer dependent transduction of the conducting

airway epithelium. Delivery of AAV6.2 into the trachea is verified by non-invasive, bimodel in vivo imaging (BLI/MRI). In this project, the PhD student

will use this model to investigate the potential of gene therapy in the prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).

Organisations:

• Molecular Virology and Gene Therapy

Researchers:

• Zeger Debyser

• Jan Deprest

• Uwe Himmelreich

Record of fees and compensations: judicial DNA-research

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This project represents a formal service agreement between the parties BIOMED (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the

other hand, 'het Gerecht van Antwerpen'. BIOMED provides 'het Gerecht van Antwerpen' research results on the judicial DNA-research under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

The work covers all states of the month March 2010

Organisations:

• Immunology - Biochemistry

• Biomedical Research Institute

Researchers:

• Luc MICHIELS

Graphite research

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: A new formulation for expandable strips used in fire hoses is looked for

Organisations:

• Materials and Chemistry

Researchers:

• HUBERT RAHIER

A DNA methylation signature as biomarker for prognosis in children with neuroblastoma

Ghent University

Abstract: We wish to validate a DNA methylation prognostic classifier that can differentiate between high-risk and low-risk neuroblastoma patients.

To select candidate markers, MBD2-sequencing will be performed on primary tumor samples, combined with an integrative analysis of earlier

research results. Using MSP, these markers will then be validated in independent patient sets and on patient bone marrow and serum samples.

Organisations:

• Departement of Pediatrics and medical genetics

Researchers:

• Franki Speleman

Identity Management for Mobile Devices

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Mobile devices such as cell phones, PDA's and RFID tags offer a technological platform that can help solving identity management

problems of roaming users, as they can be employed as a trusted control interface for applications requiring personal and privacy sensitive

information. The aim of the phd research is to contribute to a solution that gives the user full control over his mobile identities (i.e., digital identities

of an entity when using mobile devices), in a flexible and privacy-friendly manner. This is realized by relying on their mobile devices as identity

proxy, identity agent and terminal. Multiple challenges are tackled in this thesis:

1) exploiting trusted modules for identity management (such as SIM cards and trusted modules on mobile devices).

2) mechanisms for a controlled release of identity information (including context basedpolicies and enforcement mechanisms).

3) optimization of anonymous credential systems for devices with limited resources (in terms of p

Organisations:

• Informatics Section

Researchers:

• Bart De Decker

• Vincent Naessens


• Jan Vossaert

Tuition fee voor o.a. Bayan Sapargaliyeva

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: Medicine - Pharmacy

Organisations:

• Human Ecology

Researchers:

• David PROOT

• LUC HENS

Mechanisms of cross protection against H3N2 influenza virus in pig and human (FLUCROSS)

Ghent University

Abstract: It is studied whether immunity obtained by previous infection or vaccination with a human or swine influenza virus protects against

subsequent infection with antigenically related or unrelated swine influenza virus. We focus on H3N2 swine influenza virus, a likely candidate for a

future pandemic. Furthermore, we aim to improve the interpretation of serological tests against swine influenza viruses in humans.

Organisations:

• Departement of Virology, parasitology and immunology

Researchers:

• Eric Cox

• Kristien Van Reeth

Record of fees and compensations: judicial DNA-research

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This project represents a formal service agreement between the parties BIOMED (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the

other hand, 'het Gerecht van Tongeren'. BIOMED provides 'het Gerecht van Tongeren' research results on the judicial DNA-research under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

The work covers all states of the month March 2010

Organisations:

• Immunology - Biochemistry

• Biomedical Research Institute

Researchers:

• Luc MICHIELS

Immunogenicity and Safety of the Influenza Vaccine (Split Virion, Inactivated), Northern Hemisphere 2010-2011

Formulation (Intradermal Route).

University of Antwerp

Abstract: this is a vaccin trial in 65 healthy subjects, with a intradermal injection of a flu vaccine; Composition of the flu vaccins corresponds with the

recommended composition by the WHO for the winter 2010-2011.

Organisations:

• VAXINFECTIO

Researchers:

• Pierre Van Damme

Implementation of novel diagnostic technologies and classification of DNA variants of unknown pathogenicity in

hereditary breast and/or ovariancancer

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Department of Human Genetics

Researchers:

• Eric Legius

• Gert Matthijs

• Geneviève Michils

Mappingsonderzoek architectuurcultuurbeleid

University College Ghent

Abstract: Abstract not yet available

Organisations:

• Faculty of Business Administration and Public Administration

• Department of Administration and Management

Researchers:

• Ellen Wayenberg

• Junior Burssens

LRRK2 signalling pathways: validation and evaluation of the physiologicrelevance of candidate substrates for LRRK2

protein

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Parkinsons disease (PD) is the most common neurodegenerative movement disorder in the world. The clinical features of this disease are

caused by an unexplained loss of the nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons that are important for controlling voluntary movements. Recent studies

have identified genes that are mutated in families with PD, and the functional characterization of these PD-related genes has provided important

clues on the potential pathobiological mechanisms leading to disease. Mutationsin LRRK2 have been recognized as the major prevalent

geneticcause of familial and sporadic PD. Not much is known about the functionof this protein, but strong evidences point its kinase activity as

crucial for LRRK2-driven toxicity. Therefore, the identification and characterization of the substrates of LRRK2 are needed, and the aim of this

project is to tackle this issue by using relevant cell and animal models available, in combination with a set of optimized biochemical protocols. This

wil

Organisations:

• Department of Human Genetics

Researchers:


• Bart De Strooper

• Patrik Verstreken

• Raquel Cruz Carvalho da Cunha

Aansluitend bij Steunpunt (VLO170) geeft de Vlaamse Overheid opdracht aan jeugdonderzoeksplatform om versneld een

jeugdmonitor

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: abstract not available

Organisations:

• Sociology

Researchers:

• MARK ELCHARDUS

• JESSY SIONGERS

Collectief leertraject rond Planning, Monitoring en Evaluatie in een context van complexe sociale verandering.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Through a collective learning trajectory, in collaboration with severalDutch development organisations,we explore the opportunities of

variouscomplexity oriented planning, monitoring and evaluation appraoches.

Organisations:

Research Group Sustainable Development

Researchers:

• Huib Huyse

• Jan Van Ongevalle

Scaldwin: Scheldt Transnational Water management aimed at Improving /Integrating/Innovative measures for

groundwater, sediments and surface water in the international Scheldt River Basin District

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: The general aim of the project is to contribute to a better quality of surface and groundwater bodies in the Scheldt International River

Basin District (IRBD). This will be done by developing and implementing a set of cost-effective, innovative and transnational actions aimed at

attaining a good status of surface and groundwater bodies. By monitoring the transnational effect of these actions, the foundation for the

development of a transnational surveillance system for the Water Framework Directive (WFD) programmes of measures for the Scheldt IRBD will

be laid.

With this project aim, the Scaldwin-project capitalises on the results of the Interreg IIIB NWE Scaldit-project. The pressure on the water system

differs between regions. Most of the investigated transboundary or similar surface waters and groundwater layers are at risk of not achieving a good

status as asked by the WFD. All competent authorities of the Scheldt IRBD will have to take extra measures.

Organisations:

• Earth System Sciences

• Geology

Researchers:

• Kevin DE BONDT

• Philippe CLAEYS

Exploring novel functions of peroxisomes and peroxisomal proteins.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Peroxisomal metabolism is essential in mammals for the normal functioning of diverse tissues including brain, eye, bone, liver, kidney, and

testis. This is clear from patients with global or specific peroxisomal deficiencies that develop debilitating diseases often leading to premature death.

During the last decades the metabolic role of peroxisomes has been extensively studied in liver and the factors involved in the import process have

been largely elucidated, clarifying the genetic basis of peroxisomal diseases and allowing the generation of mouse models.However, there are still a

number of unexplored functions of peroxisomes in several tissues, their contribution to aging and to other common diseases such as cancer is still

questioned, and a major unresolved issue is the transport of metabolites across the peroxisomal membrane. By combining expertise from different

research groups with expertise in cellular apoptosis (P. Agostinis), diabetes (F. Schuit), peroxisome biogenesis (M. F

Organisations:

• Laboratory of Lipid Biochemistry and Pro

Researchers:

• Marc Fransen

• Patrizia Agostinis

• Myriam Baes

• Paul Van Veldhoven

• Frans Schuit

A contextual approach of motivation: Cultural identity and school success among the Turkish second generation.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Social and Cultural Psychology

Researchers:

• Karen Phalet

• Batja Gomes de Mesquita

Project TST Tools voor het Nederlands als Webservices in een Workflow (TTNWW).

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: The main target of the Speech-part of the TTNWW-project is to create aneasy to use, distributed speech recognition platform for non HLTexperts

who do not have any background knowledge of speech recognition. It is our intention, once the project is up-and-running, to place the

speech recognition platform at one of the official CLARIN-centres. The distributed speech recognition platform must help the researchers from the

humanities with:a) solving their research questions andb) defining newresearch questions.The distributed nature of the project makes it possible to

easily change/replace existing recognition tools with better ones without the need building (and distributing) new software programs.The CLARINcompatibility

of both tools and data guarantees a smooth working of the program (no need to constantly change the input/output of the tools and

restructure the data).

Organisations:

• ESAT - PSI, Processing Speech and Images


Researchers:

• Patrick Wambacq

• Frank Van Eynde

Spectrum management and signal coordination in DSL with common mode signal exploitation

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: DSL technology (#digital subscriber line#) provides broadband service

over #twisted pair# copper wires of the existing telephone network.

Unfortunately, electromagnetic coupling between twisted pairs in the

same bundle (especially so in new systems that make use of high

frequencies)leads to crosstalk and therefore a degradation in

performance, possibly a complete loss of service. Dynamic spectrum

management and crosstalkcancellation techniques can partially

compensate for this effect. Thisproject will perform a theoretical

investigation into how the exploitation of #common-mode# signals could

compensate substantially for the performance reduction and even lead to

a significant increase in capacity. Specifically, the main focus of the

project will be on the development of theoretical concepts for an

improved dynamic spectrum management that makes explicit use of

#common-mode# signals and even #common-mode# signalization.

Organisations:

• ESAT - STADIUS, Stadius Centre for Dynam

Researchers:

• Marc Moonen

Tensor-Based Signal Separatio.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Electrical Engineering (ESAT) @ Kulak

Researchers:

• Lieven De Lathauwer

Concerted research on solid state physics at the nanometer scale: (multi)functionality by tailoring size and structure.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Nuclear and Radiation Physics Section

Researchers:

• Margriet Van Bael

• Peter Lievens

• Jean-Pierre Locquet

• Wilfried Vandervorst

• Christian Van Haesendonck

• Kristiaan Temst

• André Vantomme

Theoretical Studies of Boron Clusters: From Small Molecules to Nanotubular Materials.

K.U.Leuven

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Organisations:

• Quantum Chemistry and Physical Chemistry

Researchers:

• Arnout Ceulemans

• Minh Tho Nguyen

CLARIN: Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Archaeology @ Leuven

Researchers:

• Marc Waelkens

• Jan De Maeyer

• Piet Desmet


Effects of mechanical ventilation in animal models with reduced diaphragm function and time course of diaphragm

recovery.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Pneumology

Researchers:

• Ghislaine Gayan-Ramirez

• Marc Decramer

• Debby Thomas

Record of fees and compensations: judicial DNA-research

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This project represents a formal service agreement between the parties BIOMED (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the

other hand, 'het Gerecht van Brugge'. BIOMED provides 'het Gerecht van Brugge' research results on the judicial DNA-research under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

The work covers all states of the month March 2010

Organisations:

• Immunology - Biochemistry

• Biomedical Research Institute

Researchers:

• Luc MICHIELS

Belgian participation in the first ERA - ARD coordinated call on bioenergy. The agricultural research for development

(ARD).

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Division of Forest, Nature and Landscape

Researchers:

• Bart Muys

Amphiphilic nano-structured assemblies based on polyoxometalates.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Amphiphilic surfactants are an important class of molecules with many applications ranging from oil recovery to controlled drug delivery to

their use as detergents. In this project we will combine our expertises in polyoxometallate and material chemistry to develop innovative surfactants

which themselves already carry the desired functionalities. Our novel approach to combine hydrophobic moieties with polyoxometalates (POM)

leads to hybrid inorganic-organic surfactants. This strategy is based on our previous findings that organic monophosphates covalently bond to

molybdate in aqueous solution giving pentamolybdodiphosphate type [(ROPO3)2Mo5O15]5- strucure.To obtain amphiphilic surfactants, organic

phosphates with long carbon chains can be used. Our initial results show that by attaching C12H25OPO3 to the pentamolybdate, particles with

hydrodynamic radius of 300 nm are formed in solution. The large hydrodynamic radiusindicates individual pentamolybdodiphosphate molecules

self-assemble,

Organisations:

• Molecular Design and Synthesis

Researchers:

• Christine Kirschhock

• Tatjana Vogt

Optimization based controller synthesis for interconnected dynamical system.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathemati

Researchers:

• Dirk Roose

• Wim Michiels

Translational Research and Patient Safety in Europe (TRANSFoRm).

University of Antwerp

Abstract: TRANSFoRm will develop rigorous, generic methods for the integration of Primary Care clinical and research activities, to support patient

safety and clinical research via:

- rich capture of clinical data, including symptoms and signs rather than just a clinical diagnosis. A generic, dynamic interface, with potential to

operate with any electronic health record (eHR), will facilitatie both diagnostic decision support and identification of patients eligible for research,

thus enhancing patient safety

- distributed interoperability of eHR data and other data sources that maintains provenance, confidentiality and security. This will enable large-scale

phenoptype-genotype association studies and follow-up of trials.

- software tools and services to enable use of controlled vocabulary and standardised data elements in clinical research. This will enable integration

and reuse of clinical data.

The scientific aims of this project are to radically advance our understanding of ICT system interoperability relevant to healthcare and clinical

research and to develop an EU-wide system capable of integrating Primary Care electronic health record systems and research systems.

Organisations:

• Primary and interdisciplinary care (ELIZA)

Researchers:

• Etienne Vermeire

• Paul Van Royen

• Johan Wens

A functional imaging study of the vascular wall in sleep apnea patients.

University of Antwerp


Abstract: Study of the vascular wall by means of functional imaging in patients with sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder with a high prevalence, which is present in 5 to 10% of the general population, depending on its

severity. Untill recently sleepiness during the daytime, fatigue and concentration problems are considered as the most important consequences of

the disease. These symptoms are often present and disappear quickly after the start of adequate treatment with CPAP (1). The last decennium it

has become clear that sleep apnea, which is characterized by repetitive oxygen desaturation, with inherent reoxygenation, is an important source of

oxidative stress and systemic inflammation. More recently these changes have been associated with increasing vascular pathology. Indeed, sleep

apnea is associated with hypertension and an increasing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The link between severe OSA and cardiovascular

burden has been shown convincingly by a very significant reduction of cardiovascular morbidity in patients with adequate nCPAP therapy compared

to untreated OSA patients (2). OSA can lead to cardiovascular pathology by an incrase in sympathetic tone, but probably also by complex

inflammatory processes

and oxidative stress at the vascular wall (3). Therefore it is extremely important to describe in a very sensitive and adequate manner the changes in

the structure of the vascular wall in OSA patients. The structural changes in the larger vessels can only be detected by means of a

threedimensional reconstruction. Moreover, it is of interest to calculate the vascular resistance. Only recently, an analysis method has become

available which makes it able to calculate resistances in geometries, when boundary conditions like pressure and flow are known. This method is

known as 'computational fluid dynamics' or CFD. There is already some experience with biomedical applications of CFD in both the cardiovascular

(4) and respiratory field (5). In the current research project we will study patients with different degrees of sleep apnea, before and after adequate

treatment, with focus on the structure of the vascular wall, using CFD. The treatments which will be considered are antioxidants and antiinflammatory

drugs compared to CPAP. Also the effect of combination therapies will be evaluated.

References

1. McMahon, J. P., B. H. Foresman, and R. C. Chisholm. 2003. The influence of CPAP on the neurobehavioral performance of patients with

obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome: a systematic review. WMJ. 102:36-43.

2. Marin, J. M., S. J. Carrizo, E. Vicente, and A. G. Agusti. 2005. Long-term cardiovascular outcomes in men with obstructive sleep apnoeahypopnoea

with or without treatment with continuous positive airway pressure: an observational study. Lancet 365:1046-1053.

3. Lavie, L. 2004. Sleep apnea syndrome, endothelial dysfunction, and cardiovascular morbidity. Sleep 27:1053-1055.

4. Eloot, S., Y. D'Asseler, P. De Bondt, and R. Verdonck. 2005. Combining SPECT medical imaging and computational fluid dynamics for analyzing

blood and dialysate flow in hemodialyzers. Int.J Artif.Organs 28:739-749.

5. De Backer, J., O. Vanderveken, W. Vos, A. Devolder, S. Verhulst, J. Verbraecken, P. Parizel, M. Braem, P. Van de Heyning, W. De Backer.

2007. Functional imaging using computational fluid dynamics to predict treatment success of mandibular advancement devices in sleep-disordered

breathing. J Biomechanics 40:16: 3708-3714.

Organisations:

• Experimental Medicine and Pediatrics (LEMP)

Researchers:

• Wilfried De Backer

• Johan Verbraecken

• Heleen Vrints

Band-to-band Tunneling Calibration and Design Optimization of Group-IV Tunnel-FETs

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: This projects goal is to develop novel transistor technologies for logic circuits with extremely low power consumption, without sacrificing

performance.

Organisations:

• Department of Electrical Engineering (ES

Researchers:

• Christina De Meyer

• Kuo-Hsing Kao

BIOCORE

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalys

Researchers:

• Bert Sels

GHG emissions trading in the EU and in the USA. Impact and opportunities for third countries, in particular China

Ghent University

Abstract: This research will evaluate the legal context for emissions trading in green gas gasses in China. Starting with international emissions

trading between countries parties to the Kyoto Protocol, a legal assessment will be made of emissions trading in the EU and in the USA. These

emissions trading schemes will be used as models for China, either for internal emissions trading or for linking Chinese emissions trading with the

EU emissions schema.

Organisations:

• Departement of International public law

Researchers:

• Frank Maes

New avenues in stroke rehabilitation: The effect of combining non-invasive brain stimulation with movement observation

and motor imagery.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Neuroplasticity determines how patients with brain injury, for example after stroke, recover from neurological damage, develop

compensatory strategies or respond to rehabilitative treatment. Motor impairments can besubstantially reduced by rehabilitative treatment.

However, functional recovery depends critically on training intensity. As financial resources are limited to organize this training within specialized

centers, it is of high social as well as economic importance (1) to increase efficiency of existing rehabilitation schemes with new therapeutic tools;

and (2) to offer supplementary, un-supervised training techniques to further stimulate neuroplasticity. To meet this challenge,nbsp;investigate with

the present project the potential of transcranial Direct Current stimulation (tDCS) of the brain, a new tool that might significantly improve recovery

when applied in combination with conventional or alternative training methods such as motor imagery and movement observation.nbsp;

Organisations:


• Movement Control & Neuroplasticity Resea

Researchers:

• Werner Helsen

• Stephan Swinnen

• Hilde Feys

• Nicole Wenderoth

Risk-evaluation for the Belgian citizens of aluminium in food

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: The project aims to get insight of the risks for the Belgian population of aluminium in food

To get insight in the chemical form and origin of aluminium in the food, additional studies will be performed:

- Usage of aluminium in food additives

- Migration of aluminium from the wrapping into food & factors

- Determination of aluminum speciation based on electrochemical methods and theoretical voltametrische speciationmodels

Organisations:

• Chemistry

Researchers:

• MARC ELSKENS

• MARTINE LEERMAKERS

Does unemploymet early in the career inflict scars?

Ghent University

Abstract: This research project investigates whether unemployment early in the labor market career of Flemish youth inflicts scars in the long-run.

We aim thereby at getting better insights in determinants of success in the career and which role bringing down youth unemployment plays herein.

Organisations:

• Departement of Social Economics

Researchers:

• Bart Cockx

OBPWO

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: English abstract not available

Organisations:

• Sociology

Researchers:

• MARK ELCHARDUS

• Filip VAN DROOGENBROECK

• Jasper DE SMEDT

• JESSY SIONGERS

River Re-naturalization in Upstream Flemish Basins: Integrating Urban Design and Hydraulic Modelling

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: The rise in flooding issues seen in Flanders in recent years is, according to hydraulic research, attributed to the incremental paving over of

the soil and the changes in precipitation schemes wrought by climate change. Climate change projections for Europe and Flanders indicate that the

discharge into rivers will be significantly higher by 2020. For Flanders in particular, which is very densely urbanized, this means that the risk of

flooding is going to be much greater if conventional water management practices are continued. The present climate scenarios and future

urbanization challenges are therefore increasingly demanding when it comes to refinement and contextualization, exemplifying how integrated

water management could be effectively achieved.The research assumed that the solution and challenge lie in successful integration with urban

design and the incorporation of greener and softer (or non-technical) approaches following the goals of the recent Integrated Water Policy

Organisations:

• Department of Architecture

Researchers:

• Bruno De Meulder

• Patrick Willems

• Susan Shannon

• Isabelle Putseys

Community-embedded reproductive health care for adolescents in Latin America

Ghent University

Abstract: The Cerca project aims to make primary health systems more responsive to the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents and

by extension to other health needs of the community – through the development of a comprehensive framework for community-embedded

interventions targeted at improved access to quality primary health services, a supporting and enabling environment, and strengthened competence

to make reproductive health choices.

Organisations:

• Departement of Uro-gynaecology

Researchers:

• Marleen Temmerman

3D Micro Additive Manufacturing

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: De bedoeling van het doctoraat is het ontwikkelen van een deponeersysteem (of deponeersystemen) voor de laagsgewijze opbouw van

materialen in het domein van Micro Free Form Fabrication. In het bijzonder deponeersystemen voor aerosol jet printing en extrusion deposition

(wire- en powderextrusion) zullen onderzocht worden. De bestaande systemen van laagsgewijze fabricage, gekend als Rapid Prototyping of Rapid

Manufacturing, werken met welbepaalde specifieke materialen. Tevens zijn voor micro-toepassingen slechts een beperkt aantal systemen

industrieel beschikbaar. Het ganse productiesysteem, bestaande uit het deponeersysteem, het X-, Y- en Z-verplaatsingsysteem en de numerische

sturing van de machine zal verder ontwikkeld worden in functie van de specifieke eisen gesteld voor Micro Manufacturing. Tevens werd vastgesteld

dat een groot aantal materialen (bestaande en nieuw ontwikkelde) niet met additieve technieken (en vaak ook niet met traditionele technieken)

kunnen worden verwerkt tot h


Organisations:

• Production Engineering, Machine Design a

Researchers:

• Jean-Pierre Kruth

• André Voet

• Hans Valkenaers

Synthesis and characterization of sulfonated hyperbranched poly(aryleneoxindole)s for hydrolysis of cellulose.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Hydrolysis of cellulose is an important but difficult step in the application of cellulose as raw material for the preparation of basic chemicals

or the transformation into biofuels. This projects aims at the use ofthe hyperbranched poly(arylene oxindole)s developed in our laboratoriesfor the

catalysis of the hydrolysis of cellulose, as the current methods have limited efficiency and generate plenty of side products. The hyperbranched

poly(arylene oxindole)s are very suitable for this purpose as they can readily be sulfonated to a high degree and as they are very stable at high

temperatures and in acidic environment. Moreover, the high density of aromatic groups in the polymer backbone will increase the affinity for

cellulose, allowing to reduce the acidity of the environment while increasing the catalytic activity. In this way, high conversion willbe reached without

production of side products. Moreover, the polymericacidic catalysts can readily be separated from the reaction mixtures

Organisations:

• Molecular Design and Synthesis

Researchers:

• Wim Dehaen

• Bert Sels

• Mario Smet

Development of an evaluation methodology for the monitoring system Scheldt estuary.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: In the "Ontwikkelingsschets 2010 Schelde-estuarium" (OS2010) of March 11 2005, the Dutch and Flemish governments decided the

elaboration of a large number of big projects. For the projects regarding safety against flooding, accessibility (of harbours) and nature specific

agreements were made for monitoring. In the frame of the treaty "Common Policy and Management" it was decided to create one common

monitoring program. In this study an evaluation methodology will be developed for the common monitoring program.

Definition of evaluation methodology: how can the data of the Dutch ¿ Flemish system monitoring of the Schelde estuary lead to results that give

answers to or contribute to questions of policy, management and stakeholders of the estuary.

The evaluation methodology will consist of a combination of models, other methodologies such as statistics and of expert judgement.

Given the complexity of the study, the need for a clear and sound progress of the process and based upon the experience of the MOVE project, it

was decided to develop now an evaluation tool for the future monitoring program. This methodology has to be supported by both Flanders and the

Netherlands. The monitoring program of October 10 2008 will be the basis of the evaluation tool. Every 6 year an evaluation of the functioning of the

entire Schelde ecosystem will be made, using this tool.

Organisations:

• Ecosystem Management

Researchers:

• Patrick Meire

EternalS. Trustworthy eternal systems via evolving software, data and knowledge.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Informatics Section

Researchers:

• Wouter Joosen

Alimentatierekenen en -normeren door de jeugdrechter. Naar de ontwikkeling van een eenvormige methode van

kinderalimentatierekenen

University College Ghent

Abstract: Dit onderzoeksproject zal nagaan hoe jeugdrechters actueel tewerk gaan bij het bepalen van kinderalimentatie en welke normen ze

daarbij hanteren.

Bij het bepalen van de alimentatie dient de rechter snel, objectief en rechtsgelijk te werken. Bij gebrek aan rechtsgelijkheid ontstaat immers bij de

rechtsonderhorige een gevoel van ongelijke behandeling.

Het project zal in de eerste plaats bestaan uit een onderzoek van de Nederlandstalige rechtspraak binnen de ressorten van de hoven van Beroep

van Gent, Antwerpen en Brussel zoals die geveld wordt op het niveau van de jeugdrechtbank. Voor het onderzoek van de rechtspraak kiezen we

daarvoor voor een gemengd on-derzoeksproject: dit deel van het onderzoek zal zowel een kwantitatief als een kwalitatief luik omvatten.

De werkwijze en normering door de rechterlijke macht in verband met kinderalimentatie zal worden vergeleken met deze in andere Europese

landen. Dit zal gebeuren aan de hand van literatuurstudie (analyse van wetgeving en doctrine) en indien nodig en mogelijk, verkennende

interviews.

Daarbij zal de vraag aan de orde komen of het normeren van de alimentatie dient te gebeuren door de wetge-ver dan wel door de rechter. Dient de

voorkeur te worden gegeven aan normering door de rechterlijke macht (door de individuele rechter of door rechterlijke samenwerking) of dient de

wetgever aan de rechter een wette-lijk vastgelegde methode van alimentatieberekening op te leggen, waarvan de rechter in principe niet mag

afwijken? Hiervoor zullen interviews en literatuurstudie (wetgeving, rechtsleer en rechtspraak) als onder-zoeksmethode worden gebruikt.

Op 14 juni 2009 werd door de Kamer een wetsvoorstel aanvaard (nu geëvoceerd door de Senaat) die de mo-tiveringsplicht van de rechter bij het

vaststellen van de kinderalimentatie verscherpt. Die wet voorziet ook in de oprichting van een parlementaire werkgroep, die de evolutie in de

rechtspraak moet onderzoeken en aan-bevelingen moet verstrekken aan de Koning, die dan een berekeningswijze kan opleggen.

Huidig onderzoeksproject zal de evolutie in de rechtspraak nagaan en wil ook een eerste aanzet doen door de nieuwe werkgroep en de Koning een

gefundeerde berekeningswijze voor te stellen. Het geheel zal uitmonden in aanbevelen van een model, eventueel het aanreiken van een bruikbare

“tool” voor de rechtspraak.

Organisations:

• Faculty of Applied Business

• Faculty of Business Administration and Public Administration

• Department of Legal Practice

• Department of Taxation and accountancy


• Department of Administration and Management

Researchers:

• Anne Remerie

• Catharina Dehullu

• Bertel De Groote

Impact of Climate Variability and Change on Hydrological Extremes of theUpper Blue Nile Basin

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: This research is looking at low-flows in the Nile basin where factors such as, high population growth leading to increasing water demand

make the basin to be sensitive to drought and low-flow conditions. In addition, climate change might have its own share in influencing the magnitude

and the duration of these extreme events.Low-flow conditions are important limiting factors for water resources utilization in large or small

catchments. It is therefore important to determine how frequent a low-flow event of a given magnitude and duration occurs in the catchment under

study. This can be related to the different problems that are encountered due to low-flow conditions. Statistical indicators can give comprehensive

information about the magnitude and the duration of low-flows for different time and space scales.One of the statistical indicators is low-flow (Q)

Duration Frequency (QDF) relationships or curves. The QDF relationships can be used to estimate the low-flow magnitudes as a simult

Organisations:

• Hydraulics Section

Researchers:

• Patrick Willems

• Meron Teferi TAYE

Animal cell systems as biomarker for (a)biotic stress factors

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: The alliance research group aims at using animal cell systems p.e. of higher animalgroups / mammals, fish en invertebrates/insects.

These cells are of high importance in fundamental and applied research of toxicity and working methhods of biotic and abiotic stress factors such as

pesticids, endocrine interrupters, environmental disruptors, radiation, nanoparticles.

Organisations:

• Biology

Researchers:

• Luc LEYNS

Patient Centric Approach for an Integrated, Adaptive, Context, Aware Remote Diagnosis and Management of

Cardiovascular Diseases.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Objective ICT-2009.5.1: Personal Health Systems: a) Minimally invasive systems and ICT-enabled artificial organs: a1) Cardiovascular

diseases.

Organisations:

• Informatics Section

Researchers:

• Wouter Joosen

• Riccardo Scandariato

Study on the role of fimbriae for the probiotic effects of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: The hygiene hypothesis correlates the increased incidence of allergy, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and several auto-immune

diseases with areduced contact with specific microorganisms due to the modern hygienicliving conditions of the rich industrialized countries.

Colonisation ofthe gastrointestinal tract by commensal bacteria is indeed required forthe optimal development and functioning of our immune

system. Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) is a well documented probiotic commensal strain,with clinical trials demonstrating, among other

effects, prevention of allergy and atopic disease and prevention of relapse in IBD. However, little scientific data on the molecular mode of action of

LGG, and probiotics in general, are available. The initial contact between bacteria and the host is thought to be mainly mediated by long bacterial

surface molecules and specific receptors at the host cells. Recently, we have identified LGG-specific fimbriae or pili at the surface of LGG. Analysis

of

Organisations:

• Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics

Researchers:

• Sigrid De Keersmaecker

• Jozef Vanderleyden

• Dominique Bullens

• Sarah Lebeer

BIOCORE Biocommodity refinery.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: The main goal of the BIOCORE project is to use innovative fractionationtechnology to valorize lignocellulosic biomass, including cereal

straws, forestry residues and short rotation coppice wood. A portfolio of original processes and engineered microorganisms will be developed to

convert three quality primary product streams - lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose - to products for various market sectors. Focus will be on the

production of organic acids, aromatics, olefins, 2nd generation biofuels, resins and feed and food ingredients. Main task of the Laboratory of

FoodChemistry and Biochemistry is to develop an appropriate refinement strategy for hemicellulosic rich material by using enzyme technology to

generate tailor-made xylo-oligosaccharide preparations. These preparations will be evaluated for use as prebiotics in food/feed applications. Also,

analytical support will be provided by extensive characterization of hemicellulosic product streams.

Organisations:

• Centre for Food and Microbial Technology

Researchers:

• Christophe Courtin

Research on differences in learning and performing in adult education.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: The main goal of the research project is to investigate the quality of learning approaches of adult learners in adult education by means of a

cross-sectional and longitudinal research design. In particular the investigation of learning approach development and the relationship with personal

and contextual determinants is put central as well as the relationship between learning approach and academic achievement.in adult education.


Organisations:

• EduBROn

Researchers:

• Peter Van Petegem

• Vincent Donche

Experimental and Modelling Investigations of Structure-Property Relations in Nano-Reinforced Cellular Materials

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: The objective of the proposed PhD work is to develop a hierarchical model of cellular polymeric nano-composites. The model will account

for three structural levels of the material hierarchy, namely a meso-level (thelevel of cell clusters), a micro-level (the level of a cell wall material) and

a nano-lelvel (the level of nano-fillers in a polymeric matrix).The ultimate goal is to predict mechanical properties of these novel nano-composites

and to explore novel mechanisms of deformation and failure. Opposed to the standard #step-by-step# homogenization methods, this PhD project

will follow a novel modelling approach, which will treat two structural levels of the material simultaneously. Such an approach will give an

opportunity to investigate the presence of synergetic effects resulted from interaction between hierarchical levels. The model may also be used to

optimise material performance and to guide further developments of new cellular nano-composites. This PhD research is funded by t

Organisations:

• Structural Composites and Alloys, Integr

Researchers:

• Stepan Vladimirovitch Lomov

• Larissa Gorbatikh

• Oksana Shishkina

Bioinformatics: Developing a data-integration platform for pathwayanalysis.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics

Researchers:

• Kathleen Marchal

• Hendrik Blockeel

• Luc De Raedt

Feasibility study on the usability of Raman spectroscopy concerning the adhesion of rubber on steel cord.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: The research institute 'VUB' and the 'Bekaert nv' have entered into a service-agreement concerning the project' Feasibility study on the

usability of Raman spectroscopy concerning the adhesion of rubber on steel cord. '. 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.

Organisations:

• Materials and Chemistry

Researchers:

• ANNICK HUBIN

Reconstruction of medical tomographic images with sparsity priors

Ghent University

Abstract: The aim of the project is to develop novel techniques for reconstructing medical image from projection data. We will concentrate on

methods beased on the concept of statistical modeling with sparsity priors. We will apply the methods on microwave tomography and CT imagery.

Organisations:

• Departement of Telecommunications and information processing

Researchers:

• Wilfried Philips

Fundamental investigations on spider mite resistance mechanisms with special reference to modified target-sites by

employing in vitro mutagenesis

Ghent University

Abstract: Resistance research within the Acari has been seriously impeded by the lack of elucidated molecular target-sites and the availability of

sequence data in general. Although there is a consensus on the mode of action of most acaricides (Knowles 1997, IRAC Mode of Action

Classification version 6.1, August 2008) the molecular target-sites of these chemically very diverse compounds is often not known. There is

currently no molecular information at all on the importance of metabolic resistance, although it has been shown in insects to cause multi-resistant

phenotypes, which are especially frequently encountered in spider mite populations. In this light, the ongoing effort to sequence and annotate the

complete genome of T. urticae, combined with large EST data analysis and the development of whole genome expression microarrays (USA

Department of Energy, Joint Genome Insitute, http://www.jgi.doe.gov/sequencing/why/CSP2007/-spidermite.html) will give an unprecedented

impetus to many research fields in acarology and beyond, including toxicology and resistance research.

The Laboratory of Agrozoology is involved in the annotation of resistance genes of the spider mite genome. The main focus of this project is to fully

exploit the possibilities of the genome sequence for understanding resistance mechanisms.

Organisations:

• Departement of Crop protection

Researchers:

• Luc Tirry

Therapeutic potential of composing human beta cell implant in the treatment of diabetes.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: No English abstract

Organisations:

• Pathologic Biochemistry and Physiology

Researchers:

• BART KEYMEULEN

Strategies for solving structured combinatorial problems in health care.


K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Health care has been a very fruitful domain of research for combinatorial problems. Well known examples are e.g. nurse rostering and

operation room scheduling. In this doctoral research the focus will be on finding strategies for solving structured combinatorial problems in health

care.Structured combinatorial problems are problems that combine characteristics of different combinatorial problems. One example is the home

care scheduling problem, where a set of caregivers visit patients' homes for treatment. This problem contains elements of both vehicle routing

(visiting patients within a certain time window) and rostering (assigning skilled caregivers to patients). Few work has been done on solving such

structured combinatorial problems. One interesting avenue that will be lookedat in this doctoral research is the decomposition of such problems

intotractable subproblems.

Organisations:

• Computer Science @ Kulak

Researchers:

• Patrick De Causmaecker

• Frederik Spieksma

• Greet Vanden Berghe

• Wim Vancroonenburg

The pathophysiological role of#945;-synuclein phosphorylation in cellular and animal models for Parkinson's disease.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

Research Group for Neurobiology and Gene

Researchers:

• Zeger Debyser

• Veerle Baekelandt

• Melanie Gérard

Conceptual water budget modeling to support water resources management or Nasser Lake, Egypt.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Hydraulics Section

Researchers:

• Dirk Raes

• Patrick Willems

• Okke Batelaan

Interfacial Adhesion in Natural and Synthetic Fibre Composites, a Physical-Chemical-Mechanical Approach

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: The proposed work will tie in with ongoing research projects in the Composite Materials Group at KULeuven, in particular with the

cooperative project with Vietnam (Belspo) and Columbia. This project focuses on coconut and bamboo fibres.

The research will encompass the following aspects:

- Processing research to convert fibre feedstock into a suitable form for typical composite processes (particularly thermoset resin infusion and

thermoplastic compression moulding, possibly thermoset prepregging), particularly by modifying textile processing technology.

- Fibre (or matrix) treatments or modifications based on an understanding of the physical chemistry fibres and matrices with the aim to control

interfacial adhesion.

Organisations:

• Structural Composites and Alloys, Integr

Researchers:

• Ignace Verpoest

• Aart Willem Van Vuure

• Carlos Fuentes Rojas

MBR fouling versus bioflocculation - How to model it?

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Chemical and Biochemical Process Technol

Researchers:

• Ilse Smets

• The ANh Cao

SensorART: A remote controlled Sensorized ARTificial heart enabling patients empowerment and new therapy

approaches.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Clinical Cardiac Surgery

Researchers:

• Bart Meyns

Impact Measurement and Performance Analysis of Csr.

K.U.Leuven


Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Centre for Economics and Ethics @ Leuven

Researchers:

• Luc Van Liedekerke

Mechanistic insight and kinetics as a tool to evaluate the equivalence of high pressure high temperature treatment of

foods compared to conventional thermal technologies.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: This project is focused on high pressure thermal processing of food matrices and consists of two PhD topics:(i) Understanding chemical

changes of plant based food matrices during high pressure high temperature processing.(ii) High pressure high temperature inactivation of bacterial

endospores: mechanistic and kinetic insights.

Organisations:

• Centre for Food and Microbial Technology

Researchers:

• Marc Hendrickx

• Christiaan Michiels

• Ann Van Loey

• Abram Aertsen

VUB in onderaanneming ikv het Collectief Onderzoeksproject Dal-en nachtdistributie.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: The aim of the project is to uncover the practical needs and trends within the field of logistics more specifically concerning off-peak and

nightdistribution by setting up pilot projects.

Organisations:

• Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Information Systems for Management

• Mobility and automotive technology research group

Researchers:

• Ellen VAN HOECK

• CATHY MACHARIS

Development of novel yeast strains for bioethanol production with lignocellulose wastes as substrates: improvement of

inhibitor tolerance.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: The general goal of this project is the genetic improvement of commercial yeast strains for tolerance against phenolic inhibitors present in

lignocellulose hydrolysates. A large collection of yeast strains will be screened for inhibitor tolerance and the best strains selected. The genetic

basis of inhibitor tolerance in these strains will be determined using novel technologies for polygenic analysis and the alleles identified will be

transferred to commercial bioethanol production strains to improve their inhibitor tolerance.

Organisations:

• Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology

Researchers:

• Johan Thevelein

Record of fees and compensations: judicial DNA-research

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This project represents a formal service agreement between the parties BIOMED (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the

other hand, 'het Gerecht van Turnhout'. BIOMED provides 'het Gerecht van Turnhout' research results on the judicial DNA-research under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

The work covers all states of the month March 2010

Organisations:

• Immunology - Biochemistry

• Biomedical Research Institute

Researchers:

• Luc MICHIELS

Auxin signalling mechanisms during lateral root initiation and their cross-talk with abiotic factors

Ghent University

Abstract: To get insight in the molecular mechanisms that are used by the plant to shape its root architecture in response to environmental factors

two 2 major strategies were selected. First, a profound study of lateral root priming will be performed. Secondly, we will investigate the influence of

abiotic stress conditions specifically on this phase of root branching.

Organisations:

• Department of Plant Biotechnology and Genetics

Researchers:

• Tom Beeckman

Record of fees and compensations: judicial DNA-research

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This project represents a formal service agreement between the parties BIOMED (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the

other hand, 'het Hasselts Gerecht. BIOMED provides 'het Hasselts Gerecht ' research results on the judicial DNA-research under the conditions as

stipulated in the present contract.

The work covers all states of the month March 2009

Organisations:

• Immunology - Biochemistry

• Biomedical Research Institute

Researchers:

• Luc MICHIELS

Invloed nagaan van technieken (apparaten die een ondulerend mechanisme produceren en van een IR warmte bron die

toepasbaar zijn op de microcirculatie van proefdieren) op de vasomotoriek van bloed- en lymfevaten door middel van

transilluminatie microsco...


Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: The research institute 'VUB' and the 'Home Health Products (HHP)' have entered into a service-agreement concerning the project' Invloed

nagaan van technieken (apparaten die een ondulerend mechanisme produceren en van een IR warmte bron die toepasbaar zijn op de

microcirculatie van proefdieren) op de vasomotoriek van bloed- en lymfevaten door middel van transilluminatie microscopie in vivo. '. 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.

Organisations:

• Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy

Researchers:

• PIERRE LIEVENS

Corpusgebaseerd, multivariaat onderzoek naar registerverschillen tussen vertaald en niet-vertaald Belgisch Nederlands

University College Ghent

Abstract: Abstract not yet available

Organisations:

• Faculty of Translation Studies

• Department of French

• Department of English

• Department of Dutch

Researchers:

• Koen Plevoets

• Gert De Sutter

• Bart Defrancq

• Isabelle Delaere

Enabling Federation in wireless sensor networks

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: In multi-purpose Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) the infrastructure is considered a light-weight service platform that can provide

services for multiple concurrent distributed applications. Concurrently running applications share network resources and each may have varying

Quality of Data (QoD) requirements. In this context our research focuses on optimizing resource use while considering QoD and context aware

operation. Specifically we address in-network distributed processing of service provider selection, autonomic service composition and

reconfiguration to maximize resource use and efficiently supporting runtime variability in QoD.

Organisations:

• Informatics Section

Researchers:

• Sam Michiels

• Wouter Joosen

• Pedro Javier del Cid Garcia

From the Development of Dogma to Contextual Historical Consciousness: J.H. Newmann and Yves Congar on the Role of

History in the Determination of the content of the Christian Faith-Tradition.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

Research Unit Systematic Theology

Researchers:

• Terrence Merrigan

• Mathijs Lamberigts

GC / MS analysis of two pyrolytic oils

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Bio Oil Holding nv. The research institute TANC provides Bio Oil Holding nv research results on 'GC / MS analysis of two pyrolytic oils' under

the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of the CI content of samples Plastisol

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Eftec. The research institute TANC provides Eftec research results on 'Determination of the CI content of samples Plastisol' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of the level of Cassida oil

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Syral Belgium. The research institute TANC provides Syral Belgium research results on 'Determination of the level of Cassida oil' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research


Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Analysis of an aqueous paint language

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Meysen Apotheek. The research institute TANC provides Meysen Apotheek research results on 'Analysis of an aqueous paint language'

under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Outgassing study using TGA/MS and TGA/TD/GC/MS of AP2210A and FB5610

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Fujifilm Electronic Materials. The research institute TANC provides Fujifilm Electronic Materials research results on 'Outgassing study using

TGA/MS and TGA/TD/GC/MS of AP2210A and FB5610' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Research on discoloration on bond pads using FT-IR microscopy

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, IMEC. The research institute TANC provides IMEC research results on 'Research on discoloration on bond pads using FT-IR microscopy'

under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Genetic and pharmacological studies of two growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase-ligands in cancer: Gas6 and PlGF

K.U.Leuven

Abstract:


• Transportation Behaviour

• Transportation Research Institute

Researchers:

• Davy JANSSENS

Determination of silicon content in MIBK extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Determination of silicon content in MIBK

extracts' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Characterization of six three-layered polymers

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Trans-Laboratory. The research institute TANC provides Trans-Laboratory research results on 'Characterization of six three-layered

polymers' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Analysis of a sludge sample

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Arcelor Mittal. The research institute TANC provides Arcelor Mittal research results on 'Analysis of a sludge sample' under the conditions as

stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Analysis of a plasticizer and an adhesion promoter

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Alupa. The research institute TANC provides Alupa research results on 'Analysis of a plasticizer and an adhesion promoter' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Preliminary test for the determination of additives in PE-400

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Preliminary test for the determination of

additives in PE-400' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Examination of a residual oil sample

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Hansen transmissions. The research institute TANC provides Hansen Transmissions research results on 'Examination of a residual oil

sample' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

TGA analysis of two oil samples

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Oleon. The research institute TANC provides Oleon research results on 'TGA analysis of two oil samples' under the conditions as stipulated

in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research


Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Glassware Edit

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Glassware Edit' under the conditions as

stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Characterization of a white powder

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Barco nv. The research institute TANC provides Barco nv research results on 'Characterization of a white powder' under the conditions as

stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

GC/MS analysis of acetone steel

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on ' GC/MS analysis of acetone steel' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of silicon content in MIBK extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on ' Determination of silicon content in MIBK

extracts' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of CI content in a flame retardant

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, recticel. The research institute TANC provides Recticel research results on ' Determination of CI content in a flame retardant' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

GC/MS analysis of acetone steel

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'GC/MS analysis of acetone steel' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of silicon content in MIBK extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Determination of silicon content in MIBK

extracts' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER


GC/MS analysis of acetone steel

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: Deze offerte kadert in een dienstverleningsopdracht tussen enerzijds het onderzoeksinstituut TANC (UHasselt) en anderzijds Helvoet

Pharma. Het onderzoeksinstituut TANC levert aan Helvoet Pharma de onderzoeksresultaten naar 'GC/MS analysis of acetone steel' onder de

voorwaarden zoals vastgelegd in voorliggend contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Comparative analysis of the epoxy housing of LEDs

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Barco. The research institute TANC provides Barco research results on 'Comparative analysis of the epoxy housing of LEDs'under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Characterization of an aqueous emulsion

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Norbord nv.. The research institute TANC provides Norbord nv. research results on ' Karakterisatie van een waterige emulsie'under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

TGA analysis of two oil samples

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Oleon. The research institute TANC provides Oleon research results on 'TGA analysis of two oil samples' under the conditions as stipulated

in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of silicon content in MIBK extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Determination of silicon content in MIBK

extracts' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

TGA analysis of two catalyst powders

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Solvay. The research institute TANC provides Solvay research results on 'TGA analysis of two catalyst powders' under the conditions as

stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Research for oil samples

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Hanssen Transmissions. The research institute TANC provides Hanssen Transmissions research results on 'Research for oil samples' under

the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Analysis of Huwa-San TR215


Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand,Roam Chemie BVBA . The research institute TANC provides Roam Chemie BVBA research results on 'Analysis of Huwa-San TR215' under

the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination contents of a rubber surface

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on '

Determination contents of a rubber surface' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Investigation of a adhesion problem

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Metrotile Europe nv. The research institute TANC provides Metrotile Europe nv research results on 'Investigation of a adhesion problem'

under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of silicon content in MIBK extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Determination of silicon content in MIBK

extracts' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Study of phagocytosis of apoptotic cells in human atherosclerotic plaques.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: 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.

Organisations:

• Physiopharmacology (PHAR)

Researchers:

• Dorien Schrijvers

GCMS analysis of acetone from 1 steel underground tank

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides helvoet Pharma research results on 'GCMS analysis of acetone from 1 steel

underground tank' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Examination of a pollution particles and a rubber seal on filter

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Tenneco automotive Europe. The research institute TANC provides Tenneco automotive Europe research results on 'Examination of a

pollution particles and a rubber seal on filter' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of silicon content in MIBK extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Determination of silicon content in MIBK

extracts' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.


Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Characterization of a contamination on needles

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Terumo Europe. The research institute TANC provides Terumo Europe research results on '

Characterization of a contamination on needles' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of acetaldehyde content in PET

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand,A4BS Alliance for Business Solutions. The research institute TANC provides A4BS Alliance for Business Solutions research results on

'Determination of acetaldehyde content in PET' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of CI content in an isocyanate

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Recticel. The research institute TANC provides Recticel research results on 'Determination of CI content in an isocyanate' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of silicon content in MIBK extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute tanc provides Helvoet Pharla research results on 'Determination of silicon content in MIBK extracts'

under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of CI and B content in a flame retardant

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Recticel. The research institute TANC provides Recticel research results on 'Determination of CI and B content in a flame retardant' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Characterization of a contamination on needles

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TRANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Terumo Europe. The research institute TANC provides Terumo Europe research results on 'Characterization of a contamination on needles'

under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

TGA/TD/GC/MS analysis of a PP coating

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Bekaert. The research institute TANC provides Bekaert research results on 'TGA/TD/GC/MS analysis of a PP coating' under the conditions

as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research


Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

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

University of Antwerp

Abstract: This research project focuses on the biomechanics of the feeding apparatus in fishes. The large diversity in cranial morphology in this

group of animals is particularly intriguing. The most common strategy for fish to capture prey is by generating suction. They do this by rapidly

increasing the volume of the mouth cavity, thereby drawing water and prey towards, and into the mouth. Although many fish species share this

strategy to capture prey, evolution has resulted in a tremendous variation in the size, shape, and mechanical properties of the individual elements

composing the complex heads of suction feeding fish. Understanding why we see such large morphological diversity in the feeding systems of

suction feeders, despite that they are all subject to the same physical laws, is the overall goal of my research.

Organisations:

• Functional Morphology

Researchers:

• Sam Van Wassenbergh

Characterization of a contamination on needles

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Terumo Europe. The research institute TANC provides Terumo Europe research results on 'Characterization of a contamination on needles'

under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of silicon content in MIBK extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Determination of silicon content in MIBK

extracts' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Analysis of an Al sample

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, FAL. The research institute TANC provides FAL research results on 'Analysis of an Al sample' under the conditions as stipulated in the

present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

GC/MS analysis of a MiBK extract

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'GC/MS analysis of a MiBK extract' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of total cyanide in an herbal mixture

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Aydogan Hasan. The research institute TANC provides Aydogan Hasan research results on 'Determination of total cyanide in an herbal

mixture' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

FT-IR spectroscopy of particles present in a solution

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'FT-IR spectroscopy of particles present in a

solution' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research


Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Research in the field of children's literature in the Low Countries.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: 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.

Organisations:

• Literature and Modernity

Researchers:

• Vanessa Joosen

Determination of silicon content in MIBK extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on ' Determination of silicon content in MIBK

extracts' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Comparative analysis of twist paper

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, XIOS. The research institute TANC provides XIOS research results on 'Comparative analysis of twist paper' under the conditions as

stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of silicon content in MIBK extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on ' Determination of silicon content in MIBK

extracts' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Characterization of a greasy substance on a rubber surface

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet R en P technologies bv. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet R en P technologies bv research results on 'Characterization

of a greasy substance on a rubber surface' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

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

catalysts.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand a private institution. UA provides the private

institution research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

Organisations:

• Laboratory of adsorption and catalysis

Researchers:

• Vera Meynen

Research in the field of children's literature in the Low Countries.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: Research in the field of children's literature in the Low Countries.

Organisations:

• Institute of Jewish Studies

Researchers:

• Katrien Vloeberghs

TGA analysis of two powders (Toyota)

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, IMEC. The research institute TANC provides IMEC research results on 'TGA analysis of two powders (Toyota)' under the conditions as

stipulated in the present contract.


Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of silicon content in MIBK extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Determination of silicon content in MIBK

extracts' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Fuzzy answer set programming

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: Fuzzy Answer Set programming (FASP) is an extension of answer set programming (ASP), based on fuzzy logic. It allows to encode

continuous optimization problems in the same concise manner as ASP allows to model combinatorial problems. As a result of its inherent continuity,

rules in FASP may be satised or violated to certain degrees. Rather than insisting that all rules are fully satised, we may only require that they are

satised partially, to the best extent possible. However, most approaches that feature partial rule satisfaction limit themselves to attaching predened

weights to rules, which is not suciently exible for most real-life applications. In this paper, we develop an alternative, based on aggregator functions

that specify which (combination of) rules are most important to satisfy. We extend upon previous work by allowing aggregator expressions to dene

partially ordered preferences, and by the use of a xpoint semantics

Organisations:

• Informatics and Applied Informatics

Researchers:

• DIRK VERMEIR

Study on statistical, ecosystems and competitiveness analysis of the Media and Content industries

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: Description of work packages:

WP 1: meetings and workshops

WP 2.1: Statistical report

WP 2.2: The media and content industries analysis repo

Organisations:

• Communication Sciences

Researchers:

• CAROLINE PAUWELS

• PIETER BALLON

PM²TEN

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties CMBK milieubiologie (research institute at Hasselt University), and

on the other hand, Vito. The research institute CMBK milieu biologie provides Vito research results on 'PM² TEN' under the conditions as stipulated

in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Environmental Biology

Research Institute: Centre for Environmental Sciences

Researchers:

• Tim NAWROT

1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy of phenolic resins

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Sumitomo Bakelite Europe nv Durez Division. The research institute TANC provides Sumitomo Bakelite Europe nv Durez Division research

results on '1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy of phenolic resins' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

29Si CP NMR spectroscopy of some powders

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Biominerals. The research institute TANC provides Biominerals research results on '29Si CP NMR spectroscopy of some powders' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER


GC / MS analysis of an acetone steel

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'GC / MS analysis of an acetone steel' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of the content of silocones in MiBK

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Determination of the content of silocones in

MiBK' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

1H NMR analysis of fattyacids and fatty alcohols

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Nitto Europe. The research institute TANC provides Nitto Europe research results on '1H NMR analysis of fattyacids and fatty alcohols' under

the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Mechanical testing of PVC tape

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Saint Gobain nv. The research institute TANC provides Saint Gobain nv research results on 'Mechanical testing of PVC tape' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Headspace GC-FID analysis

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Interscience. The research institute TANC provides Interscience research results on 'Headspace GC-FID analysis' under the conditions as

stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Analysis of rubber studs

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Analysis of rubber studs' under the conditions as

stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

ATTREG: Attractiveness of European regions and cities for residents andvisitors.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Department of Architecture

Researchers:

• Frank Moulaert

Analysis of a residue in an oil sample

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Hansen Tranmissions international. The research institute TANC provides Hansen Tranmissions international research results on 'Analysis of

a residue in an oil sample' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.


Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

GC/MS analysis of an acetone steel

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvioet Pharma research results on 'GC / MS analysis of an acetone steel' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

IC analysis

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Recticel. The research institute TANC provides Recticel research results on 'IC analysis' under the conditions as stipulated in the present

contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of the Ti content in cosmetics

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Estee Lauder Coordination Center. The research institute TANC provides Estee Lauder Coordination Center research results on

'Determination of the Ti content in cosmetics' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

FT-IR microscopy of a surface modification of TiO2 particles

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Umicore. The research institute TANC provides Umicore research results on ' FT-IR microscopy of a surface modification of TiO2 particles'

under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Characterization of a coating

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Atlas Copco Airpower. The research institute TANC provides Atlas Copco Airpower research results on ' Characterization of a coating' under

the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of the linear expasion coefficient of a foam material

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Saint Gobain nv. The research institute TANC provides Saint Gobain nv research results on 'Determination of the linear expansion coefficient

of a foam material' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

DSC analysis

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Nitto Europe. The research institute DSC analysis provides Nitto Europe research results on 'DSc analysis' under the conditions as stipulated

in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research


Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of silicon content in MIBK extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Determination of silicon content in MIBK

extracts' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

TGA analysis of a fatty acid ester

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Oleon. The research institute TANC provides Oleon research results on 'TGA analysis of a fatty acid ester' under the conditions as stipulated

in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of formaldehyde content and the smell

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, PSS Belgium. The research institute TANC provides PSS Belgium research results on 'Determination of formaldehyde content and the smell'

under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

PSA analysis

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Imec. The research institute TANC provides Imec research results on 'PSA analysis' under the conditions as stipulated in the present

contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of Mg and Br in a Hidomac solution

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Determination of Mg and Br in a Hidomac

solution' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of the water content in oils

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Nitto Europe. The research institute TANC provides Nitto Europe research results on '

Determination of the water content in oils' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of silicon content in MIBK extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Determination of silicon content in MIBK

extracts' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER


Determination of fogging value, flavor and TVOC value for two materials

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Pss Belgium nv. The research institute TANC provides Pss Belgium nv research results on 'Determination of fogging value, flavor and TVOC

value for two materials' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Analysis of a sample

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Norbord. The research institute TANC provides Norbord research results on 'Analysis of a sample' under the conditions as stipulated in the

present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

TGA / DTA analysis of powder

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Epiq Sensor-nite. The research institute TANC provides Epiq Sensor-nite research results on 'TGA / DTA analysis of powder' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Research on costumer data

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties CENSTAT (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the

other hand, IM Associates. The research institute CENSTAT provides IM Associates research results on 'Research on costumer data' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Centre for Statistics

Research Institute Center for Statistics

Researchers:

• Herbert THIJS

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

University of Antwerp

Abstract: This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand the Flemish Public Service. UA provides the

Flemish Public Service research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

Organisations:

• Schools & Policy (SeP)

Researchers:

• Dimokritos Kavadias

Risk-evaluation of cross-contamination of allergens in function of process-, product-, and installation-attributes during

displacement and after cleaning

Ghent University

Abstract: Cross-contamination of allergens in production-environments is a big issue for food companies. It can be caused by using displacement or

inefficient cleaning.

This research tries to increase the knowledge base on allergen cross-contamination. More specifically, the influence of process-, product- and

installation parameters and cleaning is investigated. Based on the results, a risk ranking wil be set up and the influence of the different parameters

will be modelated.

Organisations:

• Department of Food safety and food quality

Researchers:

• Bruno De Meulenaer

GC/MS analysis , XRF analysis , ATR-FT-IR, SEM study

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'GC/MS analysis , XRF analysis , ATR-FT-IR,

SEM study 'under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Onderzoek naar methoden en constructie van de Noord-Alpijnse vioolbouwtraditie aan de hand van de reconstructie van

een Alemannisch strijkersensemble


University College Ghent

Abstract: Abstract not yet available

Organisations:

• Faculty of Music and Drama

• Department of Musical Instruments Making

• Department of Performing Music

Researchers:

• Florian Heyerick

• Andreas Korczak

Sociale beschermingspakketten van Belgische ouderen doorheen de tijd onderzocht

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Centre for Sociological Research

Researchers:

• Jozef Berghman

• Rika Verpoorten

Risico-evaluatie van allergenen in functie van proces-, product- en installatie-eigenschappen tijdens verdringing en na

reiniging

University College Ghent

Abstract: Abstract not yet available

Organisations:

• Faculty of Biosciences and Landscape Architecture

• Department of Food science and technology

Researchers:

• Kathy Messens

• Mia Eeckhout

'GC/MS analysis , XRF analysis , ATR-FT-IR, SEM study

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'GC/MS analysis , XRF analysis , ATR-FT-IR,

SEM study 'under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Impact of ten years of European meetings of people experiencing poverty.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: The main focus of the project is to describe and analyse the impact of the European meetings of people experiencing poverty during ten

years.

Another focus of the project is the improvement of participation models in public poverty policies.

Organisations:

• Centre on Inequality, Poverty, Social Exclusion and the City

Researchers:

• Danielle Dierckx

Mixed-mode Data Collection: Basic Concepts and Analysis of Mode Effects

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: An inconvenient feature of mixed-mode survey data is a confounding of selection and measurement effects between the modes and this

confounding precludes evaluation of data quality. Within the existing literature, several attempts have been reported to disentangle both mode

effects. However, most of these attempts start from the, as is known in the causal inference literature, back-door method which includes covariates

to explain selection effects. Unfortunately, these covariates must meet strong assumptions which are not necessarily met in practical applications.

Next to the back-door method, the causal-inference literature also provides the front-door method and the instrumental variable method, but both

these methods remain relatively unexplored within the mixed-mode survey literature. The front-door method starts from the inclusion of covariates

explaining measurement effects instead of selection effects. The instrumental variable method requires a covariate which randomly divides t

Organisations:

• Centre for Sociological Research

Researchers:

• Geert Loosveldt

• Geert Molenberghs

• Jorre Vannieuwenhuyze

'GC/MS analysis , XRF analysis , ATR-FT-IR, SEM study

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'GC/MS analysis , XRF analysis , ATR-FT-IR,

SEM study 'under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Risicoanalysesysteem voor het transport van gevaarlijke stoffen.


Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: The research institute 'VUB' and the 'Möbius Business Redesign nv' have entered into a service-agreement concerning the project'

Risicoanalysesysteem voor het transport van gevaarlijke stoffen. '. 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.

Organisations:

• Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Information Systems for Management

• Mobility and automotive technology research group

Researchers:

• Ellen VAN HOECK

• CATHY MACHARIS

Creation and launch of the Belgian Child Alert plan, abbreviated: Child Alert project (Child Focus)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: The aim of the project is threefold:

1) Extension, improvement and streamlining of communication channels needed to rapidly transmit information on extremely worrying cases of child

disappearances to the public, in order to rapidly collect reliable testimonies from citizens, thus supporting law enforcement investigations.

2) Updating of structures and procedures aimed at resolving national and cross-border dissapearances of children.

Enhance compatibility, and create possibilities for collaboration, with Child Alert systems in other countries, with special attention to neighbor

countries.

Organisations:

• Criminology

Researchers:

• ELISABETH ENHUS

• MARCUS LEYS

'GC/MS analysis , XRF analysis , ATR-FT-IR, SEM study

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'GC/MS analysis , XRF analysis , ATR-FT-IR,

SEM study 'under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Aging Tests

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Chevron Philips Chemicals. The research institute TANC provides Chevron Philips Chemicals research results on 'Aging Tests' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Documenting ash fallout from the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in Belgium

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: The ash cloud produced by the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland is impacting air traffic all over Europe in an unprecedented

manner. For the first time in the last century volcanic ash fallout affects Belgium disrupting air traffic and generating huge financial costs for both

the private and public sectors. Belgian earth scientists with long-established experience in this field propose to document this unique volcanic event

that offers the opportunity to portray the dispersion of ash over our country and to study the characteristics of the ash. Such a study is critical to

inscribe Belgian scientific research within international efforts that are developing to study the catastrophic impact of this eruption.

Organisations:

• Earth System Sciences

• Geology

Researchers:

• Philippe CLAEYS

Research into the exposure of infants to lead in Beerse and Rijkevorsel.

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties CENSTAT (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the

other hand, Provinciaal Instituut voor Hygiëne. The research institute CENSTAT provides Provinciaal Instituut voor Hygiëne research results on

'Research into the exposure of infants to lead in Beerse and Rijkevorsel' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Centre for Statistics

Research Institute Center for Statistics

Researchers:

• Liesbeth BRUCKERS

Analysis of 51 electrolyte solutions

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, AMT. The research institute TANC provides AMT research results on 'Analysis of 51 electrolyte solutions' under the conditions as stipulated

in the present contract.

Organisations:


• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Conference: The novel of the Italian Risorgimento

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: International congres entitled « Il romanzo del Risorgimento » organised by:

- Université libre de Bruxelles

- Vrije Universiteit Brussel

- Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Bruxelles

Italian unification (Italian: il Risorgimento [risord?i?mento], meaning The Resurgence) was the political and social movement that agglomerated

different states of the Italian peninsula into the single state of Italy in the 19th century. Despite a lack of consensus on the exact dates for the

beginning and end of this period, many scholars agree that the process began in 1815 with the Congress of Vienna and the end of Napoleonic rule,

and ended in 1871 with the Franco-Prussian War[1][2]. The last città irredente however, did not join the Kingdom of Italy until after World War I.

The Conference intends to deepen, thanks to the contributions of twenty students of French, Dutch and Italian literature, in the relations between

Italian and European intellectuals of the 19th century and the different phases of the process of unification.

Organisations:

• Language and literature

Researchers:

• DIRK VANDEN BERGHE

Federalism, Nationality and Justice A Normative Theory of Transnational Federalism

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: The project #Federalism, Nationality and Justice#, aims to develop a normative political theory of federalism. In particular, we are

interestedin federalism as a political system to accommodate multiple national cultures within one political community, both in multinational states

and in the transnational realm. I will specifically focus on the transnational dimension of federalism as researched within the global justice and

transnational democracy literature.

Organisations:

• Centre for Ethics, Social and Political

Researchers:

• Antoon Vandevelde

• Helder De Schutter

• Sarah Stefanutti

Preparation of electrolyte solution

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, AMT. The research institute TANC provides AMT research results on 'Preparation of electrolyte solution' under the conditions as stipulated in

the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Production of a report on Maritime Transport Market with emphasis on ports highlighting market characteristics and

strategies.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: The aim of this contribution is to identify and analyze a number of critical issues in the port and maritime business for the future decades.

It is clear that the sector is facing a number of big challenges, emanating from worldwide economic changes, social evolutions and environmental

awareness. These changes stem from inside as well as from outside the sector. It is important to get grip on what these changing characteristics

are, how structural they are, how important their impact is, and what factors are causing or triggering them.

Research in the frame of this paper has led to six future key issues:

- The changing relationship between maritime and port activity and international trade

- The role of actor strategies and interests in port competitiveness

- The increasing stress on port hinterland connections

- The growing intertwinedness and integration of maritime and port-related companies

- Concessions as remaining port authority tools

- Increasing opportunities and potential of inter-port co-operation

Organisations:

• Transport and Regional Economics

Researchers:

• Thierry Vanelslander

Missing data in a cost efficacy study

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties CENSTAT (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the

other hand, AZ Maastricht. The research institute CENSTAT provides AZ Maastricht research results on 'Missing data in a cost efficacy study' under

the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Centre for Statistics

Research Institute Center for Statistics

Researchers:

• Herbert THIJS


Need, target population and product profile of the development of a hepatitiis E vaccine.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: This project represents a formal service agreement between the parties Vaxinfectio (UA) and on the other hand, GlaxoSmithKline.

Vaxinfectio provides GSK research results on "Need, target population and product profile of the development of a hepatitiis E vaccine" under the

conditions as stipulated in the present document.

Organisations:

• VAXINFECTIO

Researchers:

• Pierre Van Damme

Expenses in terms of the framework agreement V-0666

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties IMOB (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand,Handicap International. The research institute IMOB provides Handicap International research results on 'Expenses in terms of the framework

agreement V-0666' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Transportation Behaviour

• Transportation Research Institute

Researchers:

• Gerhard WETS

Determination of the Ti level in cosmetics

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Estee Lauder. The research institute TANC provides Estee Lauder research results on 'Determination of the Ti level in cosmetics' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of the Zn content in rubber extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Determination of the Zn content in rubber

extracts' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of the Zn content in rubber extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Determination of the Zn content in rubber

extracts' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of the Zn content in rubber extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand,Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Determination of the Zn content in rubber

extracts' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of the Zn content in rubber extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand,Helvoet pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet pharma research results on 'Determination of the Zn content in rubber

extracts' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Study of aging effect on a resin

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Barco. The research institute TANC provides Barco research results on 'Study of aging effect on a resin' under the conditions as stipulated in


the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

XRF analysis of two ceramic powders

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, EPIQ Sensor-Nite. The research institute TANC provides EPIQ Sensor-Nite research results on 'XRF analysis of two ceramic powders' under

the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Analysis of two Li silicate solutions

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Heraeus Electro-nite. The research institute TANC provides Heraeus Electro-nite research results on 'Analysis of two Li silicate solutions'

under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of the Zi content in rubber extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Determination of the Zi content in rubber

extracts ' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of the prim. OH concentration and EO concentration.

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Recticel. The research institute TANC provides Recticel research results on 'Determination of the prim. OH concentration and EO

concentration' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

GC/MS analysis of a MiBK

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'GC/MS analysis of a MiBK' under the conditions

as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

DSC and FT-IR spectroscopy of a plastic tube

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Plastiflex Belgium. The research institute TANC provides Plastiflex Belgium research results on 'DSC and FT-IR spectroscopy of a plastic

tube' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of the Zn content in rubber extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Determination of the Zn content in rubber

extracts' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:


• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of the Zn content in rubber extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma.The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Determination of the Zn content in rubber

extracts' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Bilateral co-operation: Determination of toxic compounds and metal's speciation in fish in industrial areas

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: The aim of the study is to determine toxic compounds and speciation of metals in freshwater fish collected from several industrial and

agricultural areas in Dolnysk in Poland. The evolution of pollutants profiles as a function of the following factors such as location, season, fish organ,

fish species will be studied. The relationship between the kind of industrial activity and the kind, form and distribution of pollutants in fish will be

evaluated.

Fish absorb the pollutants by skin, gills and with food; thus, its health depends on the quality and conditions of water. Often, fish tissues

bioaccumulate and thus contain higher level of concentration of pollutants than water they live in. The main exposure route to contaminants by life

organisms is food. One of humans diet parts are fishes which are able to accumulate in their organisms a lot of toxic substances. Therefore, it is

important to monitor the contaminants of inorganic and organic origin in fish tissues. The work will also be focused on persistent organic pollutants

(POPs), including e.g. polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins, furans and organochlorine pesticides.

These compounds are highly toxic, including for humans and other living organisms that share the environment. Once released into the

environment they may be transported over long distances and pass trough many biochemical cycles, e.g. food web, without undergoing significant

degradation.

A very important part for this work is the collection, storage and preparation of fish samples for analysis from which the result is strongly dependent

on the procedures applied in this step. The main topic is the elaboration of methods for tissue sample preparation to eliminate fatty acids and lipids

fraction which preclude the identification of some organic compounds due to a strong interference. There are several methods of cleaning-up which

will be tested and optimized such as adsorption using different column packing (Al2O3, CaO, florisil) and freezing-lipid extraction technique. The

second step will be concerned with the elaboration of effective method for isolation of POPs. Soxhlet extraction, ultrasonication, microwave-assisted

extraction and other techniques using different organic solvents and their mixtures will be considered and optimized. The fractionation of the

obtained extract by adsorption chromatography will be developed. Taking into account that fish tissue samples contain a large quantity of water,

therefore, a step of lyophilization should also be included.

The most important analytical techniques, which are planned to be applied for the determination of POPs and their concentration, are the following:

gas chromatography with different detection systems (GC-MS, GC-FID, GC-ECD) and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). It is known

that the simultaneous analysis of different POP groups generates a lot of difficulties. Thus, the development of integrated methods will also be

undertaken.

Most of trace metals and metalloids play a significant role in the functioning of living organisms, whereas there are some that can be highly toxic to

animals and humans. To study the level of contamination of fish tissues with metals different spectroscopic techniques will be used such as atomic

absorption spectroscopy (AAS) and with inductive coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES). I would like to monitor selected heavy

metals (Pb, Hg, As, Cd, etc.) and trace elements that play fundamental role in the proper functioning of organism which are e.g. Fe, Zn, Cu or Se

and that could be toxic in high doses.

The use of HPLC coupled with ICP-MS to analyze inorganic and organic species of selected elements is considered if the access to this technique

will be reached. Sample preparing is a crucial step in trace and speciation of metals analysis. Besides a lot of metals change their speciation forms

into another very rapidly. The main factors in getting reliable results are the time delay from fish collection to analysis and preservation of samples.

The most popular method of fish tissues preservation is cooling/freezing. Moreover, it is very difficult to analyze different speciation of some

elements simultaneously; nevertheless it is a challenge to develop a method for analyzing different metal-organic speciation of one element at one

step. In my work I would like to make an attempt to develop and optimize the method of preparing samples and match the most suitable

instrumental technique of analysis. The application of HPLC coupled with ICP-MS seems to be very promising for analysis of organic species of As,

Se and Cd. The determination of metalloids species like metalloproteins, metallosugars, methallotioneins etc. will be considered. For this purpose

gel permeation chromatography (GPC) or size exclusion chromatography (SEC) coupled with ICP-MS should be useful in the separation of different

metallobiomolecules and analysis of metalloorganic species.

There must be taken into consideration an aspect of interferences during spectral analysis coming because of the complexity of the biological

matrix. A particular attention will be paid on minimizing influences coming from the background and spectral interferences connected with particular

elements and mutual interactions.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Jan YPERMAN

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of the Zn content in rubber extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Determination of the Zn content in rubber

extracts' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Comparative DSC and FT-IR analysis of two polymers


Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Friesland Campina Professional nv. The research institute TANC provides Friesland Campina Professional nv research results on

'Comparative DSC and FT-IR analysis of two polymers' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

GC/MS analysis of a MiBK

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'GC/MS analysis of a MiBK' under the conditions

as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Comparative component analysis of three ceramic powders

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Epiq Sensor-Nite. The research institute TANC provides Epiq Sensor-Nite research results on 'Comparative component analysis of three

ceramic powders' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of the Zn content in rubber extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Determination of the Zn content in rubber

extracts' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Characterization of a powder

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Barco nv. The research institute TANC provides Barco nv research results on 'Characterization of a powder' under the conditions as

stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

TMA analysis

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Vlaams Kunststofcentrum. The research institute TANC provides Vlaams Kunststofcentrum research results on 'TMA analysis' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of the Zn content in rubber extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma.The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Determination of the Zn content in rubber

extracts' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of the Zn content in rubber extracts

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on Determination of 'the Zn content in rubber


extracts' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

IC analysis

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Recticel. The research institute TANC provides Recticel research results on 'IC analysis' under the conditions as stipulated in the present

contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

The impact of the individual, organisations and institutions on the length of the professional career (CARLE - second

phase).

University of Antwerp

Abstract: 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 thereby at factors that (a) slow down early retirement, (b) encourage re-entry, (c) promote succesfull mobility

of older workers and (d) stimulate their participation at employability-enhancing activities.

We distinguish thereby between three levels of influencing factors:

(1) individual characteristics of older employees and unemployed (eg. earlier career trajectory);

(2) household characteristics (eg. labour market position and income of the spouse, common financial position) and

(3) stimuli of institutional actors to slow down early retirement , stimulate re-entry or enlarge employability.

Organisations:

Research Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (CELLO)

Researchers:

• Dimitry Mortelmans

Between local and international: social-liberal movements in Flanders and Brussels between 1848 and 1914.

Ghent University

Abstract: The development of social-liberal movements after 1848 will be analysed to gain a better insight into the interpretations given to concepts

such as emancipation and social progress. The complex relationship between local, national and transnational factors will be analysed to discover

how the social ideas of Belgian progressive liberals evolved into an ideology directed towards social practice. The reciprocity between the urban

social life and the transnational networks in which liberal lawyers and academics acted as mediators will be highlighted.

Organisations:

• Department of History

Researchers:

• Gita Deneckere

Smart Catheterization.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Experimental Cardiac Surgery

Researchers:

• Paul Herijgers

ESTOMAD. Energy Software Tools for Sustainable Machine Design.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Production Engineering, Machine Design a

Researchers:

• Wim Desmet

Development of an optimized multiscale model for the simulation of metalworking processes

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: The IDO project is aimed to establish an optimized multiscale model forthe simulation of metalworking processes. In order to evaluate the

validation of the numerical models, convincible experimental data of tensiletests and deep drawing tests are required. The tests are associated with

digital image correlation (DIC) method, which is capable for a full-field strain measurement. The application of DIC method on strain measurement

can be dated from decades ago as a flexible non-contact measurement tool. However, wide application and explicit investigation only start to bloom

in the recent years because the accuracy and time consumption has been improved enormously. 2-D DIC measurement on tensile tests has been

already proved applicable in several researches. The main challenge of this research is the validation of the DIC measurement on deep drawing

test. Since during deep drawing, specimens are enclosed in a die and not visible, the correlation can only be possible between the undeforme

Organisations:

• Structural Composites and Alloys, Integr

Researchers:

• Paul Van Houtte

• Dimitri Debruyne


• Yueqi Wang

Clustering and forecasting networks over time using kernel-based methods

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• ESAT - STADIUS, Stadius Centre for Dynam

Researchers:

• Johan Suykens

• Rocco Langone

Dragon

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• ESAT - MICAS, Microelectronics and Senso

Researchers:

• Patrick Reynaert

Implementatie en validatie van regelstrategieën voor variable speed windturbines in een smart grid.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: This doctoral research aims to implement and validate control strategies that are found in literature for variable speed, small-scaled wind

turbines. These control strategies add specific concepts for variable speed wind turbines like Active Stall to the classic control strategies of

Maximum Power Point Tracking. At the grid-side of the inverter there is an optimal in feed of power thanks to the Active Front End. Power quality

aspects and the role for the AFE as a local provider of active and reactive power can be studied in the context of the functioning of a smart grid. The

interaction between the possibilities and restrictions of MPPT with the boundary conditions of a smart grid is a domain with a lot of research

possibilities.At first the validation of the control strategies can be made with numerical simulations and with experiments on the test bench that

emulates a grid-connected wind turbine alternator. The idea is to implement the results on a new wind turbine on the Campus De

Organisations:

• Department of Electrical Engineering (ES

Researchers:

• Michel Van Dessel

• Johan Driesen

• Michael Gay

From the Development of Dogma to Contextual Historical Consciousness: J.H. Newman and Yves Congar on the Role of

History in the Determination of the Christian Tradition of Faith

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: This project is intended to provide a critical and comparative study ofthe parallels and differences between Newman#s and Congar#s

views on the way in which the Christian community seeks to identify and articulate the content of its tradition of faith. More specifically, the project

will research the relationship between Newman#s nineteenth-century Anglican-Catholic approach to the #historical# character of the Christian

tradition of Faith and the twentieth-century approach developed by the ecumenically-minded Catholic Congar. In doing so, light will be shed on,

among other important topics, the way in which shifting historical contexts affect both the content and the mediation of tradition. The role of the

Church in the emergence of the Christian doctrinal tradition, according to Newman and Congar, will also be illuminated. Finally, the nature of

Congar's appropriation of Newman's thought will illustrate a very specific way in which the latter enjoyed influence at the Second Vatican C

Organisations:

Research Unit Systematic Theology

Researchers:

• Terrence Merrigan

• Mathijs Lamberigts

• Andrew Meszaros

'Aufklärung durch Philologie'. The Contribution of Johann Jakob Wettstein (1693-1754) to the Exegesis of the Acts of the

Apostles

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: This doctoral project is strongly connected to the 'Der Neue Wettstein'-project which is situated at the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-

Wittemberg (Germany). Concerning the theological disciplines, the project covers the History of New Testament Exegesis as well as Church History

and Systematic Theology and should bring out Johann Jakob Wettsteins specificway of conducting New Testament Exegesis. Because of the fact

that the project is concentrated on Wettsteins exegesis of the Acts of the Apostles a connection between this project and the Der Wettstein-volume

on theActs of the Apostles appears to be highly reasonable

Organisations:

Research Unit Biblical Studies

Researchers:

• Joseph Verheyden

• Bastian Lemitz

Comparative DSC and FT-IR analysis of two polymers

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Friesland Campina Professional. The research institute TANC provides Friesland Campina Professional research results on 'Comparative

DSC and FT-IR analysis of two polymers' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

European Scale Modelling of Pollutants Loads

K.U.Leuven


Abstract: European Scale Modelling of Pollutant Loads is a project with the participation of the K.U.Leuven and the institute for Environmental

Sustainability (IES) of the Joint Research Centre (JRC). The overall objective is to develop a physically based methodology to predict surface water

flow and nutrient loads, namely, nitrogen and phosphorus at pan-European scale using readily available datasets. Specific objectives of the

research project includes: identifying a suitable modelling tool (platform) to be implemented, calibrate the modelling platform in European

catchments with data, develop an upscaling approach to translate local parameters into pan-European scale parameters, validate calibration and

upscaling procedures and run alternative scenarios.

Organisations:

• Hydraulics Section

Researchers:

• Patrick Willems

• Jan Diels

• Liliana Pagliero

European NoVel Imaging Systems for ION therapy

Ghent University

Abstract: ENVISION attacks the problems both of on-line Dose Monitoring and of performing accurate Quality Assurance tests by developing novel

imaging modalities that are related to the dose deposition and allow assessing the treated volume as well as deriving reliable indicators of the

delivered dose. It concentrates on the detection of nuclear reaction products produced by the interaction of the beam with atomic nuclei of the tissue

(positron emitting nuclides for ibPET, photons or light charged particles for ibSPAT).

Organisations:

• Departement of Electronics and information processing

Researchers:

• Stefaan Vandenberghe

Trade, productivity, and firm capabilities in China's manufacturing sector.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: China's economy has been expanding at breakneck speed to become the 3rd largest trading country in the world and the largest recipient

offoreign direct investment (FDI). Entry of China into the WTO in 2001 was a landmark event in this ongoing process and I propose to study several

channels through which it spurred China's industrial development.The analysis has a logical progression. First, I will investigate the existence and

magnitude of a causal link from the trade reforms to productivity growth in Chinese industry. Second, I will investigate the sources of productivity

growth by looking for evidence of capability upgrading, which can take the form of increased production efficiency, improvements in product quality,

or the introduction of new products through innovative activities. Third, I will study the mechanisms for the impact of trade and FDI on local firms, in

particular assessing the relative importance of learning-by-exporting, increased domestic market competition, and the

Organisations:

• Department of Economics @ Leuven

Researchers:

• Johannes Van Biesebroeck

Research in heterocyclic chemistry.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: 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.

Organisations:

• Organic synthesis

Researchers:

• Kourosch Abbaspour Tehrani

Influence of the deformation in the finish rolling process on the microstructure of pipeline steel grades

Ghent University

Abstract: The target of the research is to understand the physical metallurgy processes and the parameters which control the microstructure and

texture formation during final hot rolling of pipeline steel grades below Ar3. The knowledge will be used for microstructure optimization and for

improvement of strength, toughness and weldability of pipeline steel plates with thickness above 15mm.

Organisations:

• Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Researchers:

• Roumen Petrov

Record of fees and compensations: judicial DNA-research

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This project represents a formal service agreement between the parties BIOMED (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the

other hand, 'het Gerecht van Antwerpen'. BIOMED provides 'het Gerecht van Antwerpen' research results on the judicial DNA-research under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

The work covers all states of the month February 2010

Organisations:

• Immunology - Biochemistry

• Biomedical Research Institute

Researchers:

• Luc MICHIELS

Protection of chickens against a broad range of Salmonella serotypes by the use of colonization-inhibition attenuated

strains with defined living attenuated strains

Ghent University

Abstract: The aim of the project is to create live attenuated Salmonella strains, which protect broiler chickens after oral administration against

colonization by Salmonella. These colonization-inhibition (CI) strains are produced by introducing mutations into the genome so these strains can

no longer persist in the broiler, while maintaining protection against colonization.

Organisations:

• Departement of Pathology, bacteriology and poultry diseases

Researchers:


• Filip Van Immerseel

Role and positioin of the insurance physician in Europe and the corresponding training and education. A systematic

comparative study

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Social and Preventive Health Care

Researchers:

• Peter Donceel

• Annette Elisabeth de Wind

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K.U.Leuven

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• Joost Duflou

• Dennis Vandevenne

OPTiMiSE: OPtimization of Treatment and Management of Schizophrenia in Europe.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

Research Group Psychiatry

Researchers:

• Joseph Peuskens

Het in kaart brengen, het opzetten van netwerken en het aanzetten van expats en Europeanen tot een actieve participatie

in het Brusselse verenigingsleven en civiele maatschappij.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: The research institute 'VUB' and the 'KONING BOUDEWIJNSTICHTING' have entered into a service-agreement concerning the project'

Het in kaart brengen, het opzetten van netwerken en het aanzetten van expats en Europeanen tot een actieve participatie in het Brusselse

verenigingsleven en civiele maatschappij. '. 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.

Organisations:

• City, culture and society

Researchers:

• ERIC CORIJN

Semantics and syntax of the verb sentir: a comparative Romance study

Ghent University

Abstract: This project fits within the research into the possibly universal polysemy of perception verbs, but concentrates especially on a very

complex but neglected element. More particularly, the project aims at the systematic analysis of the semantic and syntactic characteristics of sentir

in Spanish and in comparative perspective with other Romance languages (French, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan).

Organisations:

• Departement of Romance languages (other than French)

Researchers:

• Renata Enghels

Characterization of Th17 cells and cytokine-responsive T cell signaling molecules in rheumatoid arthritis: focus on the

effect of adalimumab therapy.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand a private institution. UA provides the private

institution research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

Organisations:

• Translational Pathophysiological Research (TPR)

Researchers:

• Luc De Clerck

TGA analysis

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Heraeus Electro-nite. The research institute TANC provides Heraeus Electro-nite research results on 'TGA analysis' under the conditions as

stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Decision process of the juvenile judge about minors with psychiatric disorders

Ghent University

Abstract: A paradox exists between the number of minors with psychiatric disorders and the limited number of referrals to psychiatric facilities by the

juvenile justice system. This paradox can be understood when we gain insight into the decision making processes of juvenile judges. This

qualitative study examines the decision making process, based on filestudy, observations and interviews.

Organisations:

• Departement of Penal law and criminology

Researchers:

• Freya Vander Laenen

Improving beta-cell function and identification of diagnostic biomarkers for treatment monitoring in diabetes.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: The lMIDIA project aims to develop novel approaches to assess, predict and prevent pancreatic beta-cell demise in diabetes patients, as

well as to restore normal beta-cell mass and function for the treatment of diabetes patients. IMIDIA aims at delivering novel tools for the study of

human pancreatic beta-cell development, function and survival, their modulation by potential therapeutic compounds and for in vivo beta-cell

imaging.

Furthermore, IMIDIA will deliver biomarker for diagnosis and prognosis of beta-cell failure and for monitoring diabetes progression and success of

disease treatment.

The project will also generate knowledge on novel pathways and sites that control beta-cell proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis, and on the

role of nutrient-regulated pathways and sites in controlling beta-cell mass and function.

Organisations:

• Pathologic Biochemistry and Physiology

Researchers:


• Henry HEIMBERG

The vagus nerve as modulator of intestinal immune homeostasis

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: The central nervous system interacts dynamically with the immune systemto modulate inflammation through humaoral and neural

pathways. Recently, the parasympathetic nervous system, via the vagus nerve (VN), has beenproposed to play a crucial role in the regulation of the

immune response through the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway (CAIP). Stimulation of the VN induces the release of acetylcholine that

dampens the activation of immune cells by interacting with the alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. We recently provided evidence that VN

stimulation potentlyreduces intestinal inflammation triggered by abdominal surgery suggesting vagally-mediated modulation of the intestinal immune

system. Based onthese findings, we hypothesize that the vagal innervation of the gastrointestinal tract plays a major role in sustaining intestinal

immune homeostasis. Preliminary experiments indeed show a reduction in T regulatorycells and loss of intestinal tolerance following vagotomy.

How the VN

Organisations:

• Translational Research in GastroIntestin

Researchers:

• Guy Boeckxstaens

• Martina Di Giovangiulio

Modeling of high-enthalpy plasmas. Wetenschappelijke begeleiding van Dhr. Michael Kapper.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: The research institute 'VUB' and the 'Van Karman Instituut - VKI' have entered into a service-agreement concerning the project' Modeling

of high-enthalpy plasmas'. 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.

Organisations:

• Applied Mechanics

Researchers:

• CHRISTIAN LACOR

Analysis of a water sample

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Jaga. The research institute TANC provides Jaga research results on 'Analysis of a water sample' under the conditions as stipulated in the

present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

FIRST-MM. Flexible Skill Acquisition and Intuitive Robot Tasking for Mobile Manipulation in the Real World.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Informatics Section

Researchers:

• Luc De Raedt

Probabilistic programming using MCMC sampling for robotics.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: The thesis will investigate the use of statistical relational learning techniques in the field of robotics, with a focus on the areas of robotic

navigation and robotic manipulation. The goal is to have autonomous mobile manipulation robots that can perform complex grasping, manipulation

and transportation tasks in a real world environment, andthat can autonomously navigate in indoor and outdoor environments in order to perform

their tasks. In order to achieve this goal, statistical relational representations will be developed that generalize over various object and environment

types and represent world knowledge. Concepts for probabilistic inference, relational knowledge representation and learning manipulation skills

both from demonstration and imitation and prior experience will be developed. The thesis will build on current research in statistical relational

learning, robot navigation and manipulation and imitation learning in order to develop new technologies advancing the state of

Organisations:

• Informatics Section

Researchers:

• Luc De Raedt

• Bogdan Moldovan

Calculation or Donation? Choosing Partners in the Formation of Coalitions at the Local Level

Ghent University

Abstract: This project scrutinizes the choice of partners to form a governmental coalition at the local level. It combines a quantitative approach

testing the validity of hypotheses of the rational school of coalition formation (assuming the decisive importance of size and policy) with a qualitative

counterpart drawing on insights of the inductive school (that refers to the importance of motivation, history and institutions).

Organisations:

• Departement of Political science

Researchers:

• Kristof Steyvers

Record of fees and compensations: judicial DNA-research

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This project represents a formal service agreement between the parties BIOMED (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the

other hand, 'het Gerecht van Brussel'. BIOMED provides 'het Gerecht van Brussel' research results on the judicial DNA-research under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

The work covers all states of the month February 2010

Organisations:


• Immunology - Biochemistry

• Biomedical Research Institute

Researchers:

• Luc MICHIELS

Software Architecture and Middleware for Collaborative, Service- Oriented Applications

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Informatics Section

Researchers:

• Tom Holvoet

• Mario Henrique Cruz Torres

The Lotto Sports Science Chair: from science to practice: a Multidisciplinary and Multifunctional Program for Athletes

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: The purpose of the 'Lotto Sports Science Chair' is to bridge the gap between the available scientific information and the ahtlete. A

stepwise approach will be used in which:

- The existing sports scientific information will be examined and made available

- A scientific program that enables athletes to strive for their best performances will be developed. This program will be based on current knowledge

and on the development of Nutritional Aspects, Recovery methods, this will also include knowledge of concurrent training, i.e. specific effects of the

combination of strength and endurance training in sportspecific circumstances,...

- Identification of relevant research topics in the following areas:

1. performance enhancement (strength & endurance sports)

2. recovery from exercise

3. prevention of Overuse - Overtraining

4. performance in extreme conditions

5. psychophysiological aspects of exercise and training

- the results will be disseminated to athletes and coaches through several methods such as a Newsletter and Seminars & Workshops

Organisations:

• Human Physiology and Special Physiology of Physical Education

Researchers:

• ROMAIN MEEUSEN

Record of fees and compensations: judicial DNA-research

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This project represents a formal service agreement between the parties BIOMED (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the

other hand, 'het Hasselts Gerecht. BIOMED provides 'het Hasselts Gerecht ' research results on the judicial DNA-research under the conditions as

stipulated in the present contract.

The work covers all states of the month February 2010

Organisations:

• Immunology - Biochemistry

• Biomedical Research Institute

Researchers:

• Luc MICHIELS

DSC analysis of elastomeric foam

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Nitto Europe. The research institute TANC provides Nitto Europe research results on 'DSC analysis of elastomeric foam' under the conditions

as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Solar Cell Design Generic to Starting Substrate Properties for very thin crystalline Si solar cells

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Associated Section of ESAT - INSYS, Inte

Researchers:

• Robert Pierre Mertens

• Loic Tous

Selection of bioactive quinoids and analysis of a combined drug therapie and immunoprophylaxis for the control of

tuberculosis.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: This research proposal aims to (1) design innovative syntheses of new bioactive 2-azaanthraquinones (UGent, VUB), (2) evaluate specific

functionalization of the 2-azaanthraquinone skeleton with respect to a SAR-study until compounds are obtained with a desired profile of bioactivity

(UGent, VUB), (3) test the in vitro and in vivo toxicity of these components and their pharmacokinetics (WIV), (4) test their in vivo bacteriostatic and

bactericidal potential against M. tuberculosis (WIV), (5) test their therapeutic potential in two in vivo models of latent tuberculosis in combination with

post-exposure vaccination with plasmid DNA (WIV).

Organisations:

• Organic synthesis

Researchers:

• Kourosch Abbaspour Tehrani


Grant: Unraveling and treating impaired pain inhibition during exercise in patients with Myalgic

Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a clinical experiment targeting brain neurotransmission.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: In a previous MERUK-funded study, we showed that pain inhibition during exercise is impaired in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis /

chronic fatigue syndrome. This finding is in line with our previous findings of delayed pain inhibition at rest in response to heat pain. It becomes

more and more clear that the lack of pain inhibition accounts in part for various symptoms at rest and following exercise in particular ('postexertional

malaise'). However, the mechanisms behind the lack of pain inhibition during exercise remain to be revealed.

The mechanisms responsible for impaired pain inhibition in response to exercise in people with MF/CFS might be crucial in developing appropriate

drug treatments to prevent post-exertional malaise. The present study aims at examining whether a drug targeting brain neurotransmission is able

to decrease post-exertional malaise in patients with inhibitory pathways.

In addition, the recognition of ME/CFS as a severe illness remains an important issue. Therefore, the present study proposal aims at comparing the

results obtained in ME/CFS patients with those obtained in a patient group with an established medical diagnosis characterized by chronic pain of

peripheral rather than central origin. To compare the findings in ME/CFS with those obtained from RA patients, the project includes 2 triple blind,

randomized controlled, cross-over studies.

Organisations:

• Human Physiology and Special Physiology of Physical Education

Researchers:

• JO NIJS

Characterization and role of dysbiosis in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Translational Research in GastroIntestin

Researchers:

• Jan Verhaegen

• Séverine Vermeire

• Paul Rutgeerts

• Kathleen Machiels

Reducing microbial data entropy through workflow management

Ghent University

Abstract: The bioinformatics landscape today witnesses the emergence of web services andworkflows as a publishing interface for data and

computation. Following thisline of thought, a series of organism-centric web services and workflows aredeveloped based on the integration efforts

conducted in the framework of theStrainInfo bioportal.

Organisations:

• Departement of Applied mathematics and computer science

Researchers:

• Peter Dawyndt

The Other Flood: Vulnerability and Resilience

Ghent University

Abstract: Floods can have very serious consequences. In order to reduce the impacts of floods, they need to be considered from a broad

perspective. A comprehensive and integrative approach combines the technical measures with the economic, ecological (environmental) and social

aspects. FLOTHER lays the emphasis on social aspects, associated with floods. It will investigate how vulnerable and resilient people are and how

it can be measured. A GIS tool will be developed.

Organisations:

• Departement of Geography

Researchers:

• Philippe De Maeyer

GINI - Growing Inequalities Impacts.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: Strategic objective:

A major improvement in the understanding of changing inequalities and their impacts in the various countries of the European Union in comparison

to other developed countries, including a longer-term perspective and with due attention paid to the impact on society as a whole

Organisations:

• Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy

Researchers:

• Ive Marx

• Gerlinde Verbist

• Bea Cantillon

Record of fees and compensations: judicial DNA-research

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This project represents a formal service agreement between the parties BIOMED (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the

other hand, 'het Gerecht van Turnhout'. BIOMED provides 'het Gerecht van Turnhout' research results on the judicial DNA-research under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

The work covers all states of the month february 2010

Organisations:

• Immunology - Biochemistry

• Biomedical Research Institute

Researchers:

• Luc MICHIELS

Hydrolysis of biopolymers by enzymes immobilized on membranes and its integration into a membrane reactor.


University of Antwerp

Abstract: This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand VITO. UA provides VITO research results

mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

Organisations:

• Sustainable energy and air purification.

Researchers:

• Ludo Diels

• Peter Jochems

In vitro interaction between chemotherapy and radiotherapy in hypocisic conditions.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: This project represents research between the UA and a private institution. UA provides the private institution the research results named

in the title of the project.

Organisations:

• Oncology

Researchers:

• An Wouters

Provision of analytical services European Working Conditions Observatory (EWCO).

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Comparative analysis of short national studies in relation to a theme as part of the European Working Conditions Observatory (see

website: (URL:http://www.eurofound.europa.eu)www.eurofound.europa.eu).

Organisations:

Research Group Work and Organisation

Researchers:

• Guy Van Gyes

Obscurity in Descartes’ physiology

Ghent University

Abstract: This project investigates whether ‘obscurity’ (in contrast to clarity and distinctness) plays a significant role in Descartes’ natural philosophy.

I argue that, where is obscurity in Descartes, it will be most prominently in his physiology, and that there is no monolithic explanation of obscurity.

Rather, it may arise in various ways in the absence of clarity and distinctness.

Organisations:

• Departement of Philosophy and moral sciences

Researchers:

• Eric Schliesser

Sustainable Materialization of Residues from Thermal Processes into Carbon Sinks

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Two of the largest and most important waste products from industrial thermal processes are carbon dioxide gas and waste solid residues.

Given the high financial and environmental burden caused by these waste products, it is urgently desirable to industry and society alike to find a

sustainable manner for managing them. The objective of this research project is the production of a carbon sink based on the process of mineral

carbon sequestration that provides a responsible and economical outlet for these waste products.Thermal processes are commonly applied in the

production and refinement of metals, in waste incineration, energy generation, among other areas. The solid waste products typically produced

include slag and fly ash, which are composed primarily of oxides of silicon, calcium, magnesium, aluminum and iron, along other components such

as heavy metals, chlorides and sulfates. Recently, due to rising production costs, increased regulatory pressures and growing awareness towards e

Organisations:

• Process Engineering for Sustainable Syst

Researchers:

• Thomas Van Gerven

• Rafael Santos

Secure Communications Protocols and the Protection of Cryptographic Keys

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: The thesis deals with open problems in the area of two-party secure communications protocols and cryptographic key protection.A secure

communication protocol ensures the authenticity of both parties andprotects the confidentiality, integrity and freshness of the informationthat is

transmitted. For this purpose, both parties require long termcryptographic keys that are used for mutual entity authentication and toestablish session

keys. We evaluate the methods used for long-term key protection in software, and in combinationsof software and hardware (e.g., smart cards). We

further investigate whether these methods are sufficient to prevent key extractionwhen the protected long-term keys are combined with secure

communications protocols. We provide evidence that the currently used methods are not sufficient to ensure the overall security of a system when

the protected keys are used in conjunction with an arbitrary protocol, and demonstrate this withan attack on the smart card-based public

Organisations:

• ESAT - STADIUS, Stadius Centre for Dynam

Researchers:

• Bart Preneel

• Nikolaos Mavrogiannopoulos

Combination of bacteriophages and disinfectants as an alternative means of control and prevention for Escherichia coli

infections in poultry: efficacy, safety and stability.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: This project is aimed at the prevention and control of infection of chickens by avian Pathogenic Escherichia coli strains (APEC).

Bacteriophages will be used for this purpose in conjunction with disinfectants. APEC-specific bacteriophages that were isolated by VAR

(copromotor 4) will be used as well as phages that are described in the literature. In addition, new phages will be insulated with an activity against

APEC strains isolated in Belgium. The efficiency with which the phages kill the APEC and the stability of the phages in vitro will be examined. The

genome of phages selected on this basis, will be fully sequenced, and a thorough bio-informatics analysis will be carried out in order to demonstrate

that these are strictly lytic phages without undesirable genes. Phages that exhibit positive properties will be combined in a single preparation, in

order to prevent the selection of resistant bacteria. The toxicity of the phages will be tested in an in vivo model of infection; the phages will be

administered orally and by the spraying. In order to be able to use disinfectants rationally, the sensitivity of a representative set of APEC strains will

be examined for sensitivity to the authorized and commercially available disinfectants. In addition the use of hydrogen peroxide, a disinfectant that

can be applied in the presence of live animals, for avoiding the transfer of APEC between chickens will be investigated. We will also test whether


the combination of disinfectants and phages shows synergy for the control of APEC.

Organisations:

• Biology

• Applied Biological Sciences

Researchers:

• JEAN-PIERRE HERNALSTEENS

• HENRI DE GREVE

Imagining Europe from the outside. On the role of democracy and human rights perceptions in constructing migration

aspirations and decision towards Europe (EUMAGINE).

University of Antwerp

Abstract: By means of a non-Eurocentric, theoretically and empirically sound cross-country and cross-region research design,

EUMAGINE studies the impact of perceptions of human rights and democracy on international migration aspirations and

decisions. Special attention goes to human rights (including women's rights) and democracy perceptions on Europe, specific

European countries, and the relative popularity of Europe in comparison and competition with the US, Russia, Canada and

Australia. The core idea of the project is that macro and meso level discourses on human rights and democracy influence

micro level perceptions on these themes in countries of origin and transit, which in turn influence migratory aspirations and

decisions.

Organisations:

• Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies (CeMIS)

Researchers:

• Christiane Timmerman

• Dirk Vanheule

• Walter Nonneman

Fever in HIV-patients in the era of antiretroviral therapy

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Fever and fever of unknown origin in patients with HIV-infection in theera of antiretroviral treatmentIn most persons infection with the

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) causes damage to the immune system, which makes them more vulnerable to infections. HIV-infection can

be treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART), medication that suppresses the virus and allows the immune system to maintain itself or to recover.

Fever is a sign of disease. It is often a sign of infection, but can also be found in other diseases and as a side-effect of medication. Fever often

alerts patients and physicians that something is wrong in the body. Feverof unknown origin (FUO) is a fever for which a short evaluation does not

indicate a clear cause for the fever. The purpose of the scientific work is to determine how often fever occurs in persons infected with the HIV-virus,

whether fever occurs more or less often in patients taking medication to suppress the HIV-virus, which diseases cause fever in HIV pa

Organisations:

• Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and I

Researchers:

• Steven Vanderschueren

• Eric Van Wijngaerden

• Paul De Munter

Energy and Chemicals through Pyrolysis of Thermoplastic Polymers: Kinetics and Reactor Design

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Recycling plastic solid waste (PSW) is becoming more and more important, due to (i) increasing landfilling constraints and taxes and (ii)

the potential recovery of energy or chemicals. Three different routes for the beneficial utilisation of PSW are primary (re-extrusion ofclean

production scrap), secondary (mechanical treatment of production scrap and post consumer waste) and tertiary (energy recovery through

incineration and co-incineration in cement kilns) recycling. (Co-)incineration requires an extensive flue gas purification to meet the stringent

emission norms, especially regarding some contaminants that arepresent in PSW, such as heavy metals (pigments), flame retardants (Br, Sb, P, )

and volatile organic compounds formed by incomplete combustion. A fourth PSW treatment route is therefore considered, namely the valorization of

chemicals, which can be used as feedstock for the production of similar products. Recently, the research focus has shifted towards thermochemical

conve

Organisations:

• Chemical and Biochemical Process Technol

Researchers:

• Jan Degrève

• Anke Brems

Research on particles in an aqueous solution

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Research on particles in an aqueous solution'

under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Biomedical Microscopic Imaging and in-vivo Bio-Imaging.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: 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.

Organisations:

• Bio-Imaging lab

Researchers:

• Jean-Pierre Timmermans

• Anne Marie Van Der Linden

• Dirk Adriaensen

• Geofrey De Visscher


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

University of Antwerp

Abstract: This project represents research between the UA and a private institution. UA provides the private institution the research results named

in the title of the project.

Organisations:

• Management

Researchers:

• Mariëlle Leijten

EMV pilootproject Recip-e.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: The research institute 'VUB' and the 'Recip-e VZW' have entered into a service-agreement concerning the project' Medewerkingscontract -

Inhoudelijk en structureel bijdragen tot het realiseren van de projectopdracht van het EMV pilootproject Recip-e. '. 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.

Organisations:

• Biomedical Statistics and Informatics

Researchers:

• MARC NYSSEN

Comparative analysis of two polymers

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Friesland Campina Professional. The research institute TANC provides Friesland Campina Professional research results on 'Comparative

analysis of two polymers' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

MYCOMASK - Beoordeling van de chemische risico’s van voedingsmiddelen die gemaskeerde Fusarium

toxines bevatten

University College Ghent

Abstract: Abstract not yet available

Organisations:

• Faculty of Biosciences and Landscape Architecture

• Department of Plant production

• Department of Food science and technology

Researchers:

• Kris Audenaert

• Veerle Derycke

• Geert Haesaert

• Mia Eeckhout

Research Agreement for the WHO-project: " Influenza illness and vaccination in Asia: Data collection of Social Contacts

and Mixing Patterns"

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: Infectious diseases such as influenza can be spread when individuals come into close contact with each other. Better knowledge of these

contact patterns will facilitate a greater understanding of influenza transmission. This knowledge will help produce better predictive models of the

spread of influenza, leading to improved estimates of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of alternative control programmes. Diary-based

approaches have recently been used to determine these underlying contact patterns in Europe. This project extends this work to estimate patterns

of social mixing that may be relevant to the spread of influenza in three South East Asian countries, and compare these estimates to similar data

recently collected from East Asia and Europe. It is intended that by building up a cadre of individuals with experience of contact pattern studies,

further work could be planned to refine estimates of contact patterns in SE Asia, and improve mathematical models of influenza spread in this

region.

Organisations:

• Centre for Statistics

Research Institute Center for Statistics

Researchers:

• Niel HENS

Fogging and smell test for rubber sample

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, PSS Belgium. The research institute TANC provides PSS Belgium research results on 'Fogging and smell test for rubber sample' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

COGNIMUND: Cognitive Image Understanding: Image representations and Multimodal learning.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• ESAT - PSI, Processing Speech and Images


Researchers:

• Tinne Tuytelaars

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

peripheral endothelial function.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: 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.

Organisations:

• Translational Pathophysiological Research (TPR)

Researchers:

• Emeline Van Craenenbroeck

GC / MS analysis of an acetone sample

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'GC / MS analysis of an acetone sample' under

the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Hilde Bruersprize 2010: the lymphatic edema after breast cancer.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: Hilde Bruersprize 2010: the lymphatic edema after breast cancer

Organisations:

• Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy

• Surgery Specializations

Researchers:

• PIERRE LIEVENS

• JAN LAMOTE

Record of fees and compensations: judicial DNA-research

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This project represents a formal service agreement between the parties BIOMED (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the

other hand, 'het Gerecht van Tongeren'. BIOMED provides 'het Gerecht van Tongeren' research results on the judicial DNA-research under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

The work covers all states of the month February 2010

Organisations:

• Immunology - Biochemistry

• Biomedical Research Institute

Researchers:

• Luc MICHIELS

Tga analysis of a fatty acid ester

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Oleon. The research institute TANC provides Oleon research results on 'Tga analysis of a fatty acid ester' under the conditions as stipulated

in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Health Support Decision Systems

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Hospitals gather a lot of patient data. To leverage this data, traditionally some amount of samples are taken and sent for analysis to bioinformaticians.

These apply machine-learning techniques to the data in order to extract models. These models can then be used by clinicians to

make predictions (of diagnostic, prognostic or therapeutic nature). For simple models this can be done by applying some simple rules; however

usually derived models are too complex to compute directly, so custom software needs to be generated for every derived model.Purpose of this

research is to create a software system that automates the entire workflow from data collection, model extraction, and prediction. Initially the focus

for this system will be on clinical data, but the system should be generic enough to allow future integration of other data sources, such as imaging

data, Array-CGH data, ...By automating the entire workflow from data to predictions, this software system has the potential to speed up

Organisations:

• ESAT - STADIUS, Stadius Centre for Dynam

Researchers:

• Bart De Moor

• Arnaud Installé

The Online Stage. Youth and heteronormativity, self representation and identity construction in online communication: a

multi methodical audience study

Ghent University

Abstract: Media assign meanings to gender and sexuality which are ideological/cultural conceptions. These conceptions are mostly

heteronormative, which has possible implications on the gender- and sexual identity of individuals. New media such as social networking sites know

a rising importance. This research wishes to describe how early adolescents articulate heteronormative assumptions and possibly reinforce or

break through them in these online surroundings.


Organisations:

• Departement of Communication studies

Researchers:

• Sofie Van Bauwel

Assessment of gase-phase complexation enthalpies and entropies of anesthetics using various Lewis bases.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: 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.

Organisations:

• Cryospectroscopy

Researchers:

• Bart Michielsen

Managing metadata in the context of technology enhanced learning

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: This PhD. will focus on how different kinds of metadata can be managed and leveraged in the context of technology enhanced learning,

music information retrieval and science information systems. More specifically, wewill focus on the management, modeling and deployment of

metadata on repositories and collections through registry services, as well as on attention metadata that capture the interactions of end users or

services.

Organisations:

• Informatics Section

Researchers:

• Erik Duval

• Katrien Verbert

Non-aqueous solvent extraction of base metals with ionic liquids.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: This project is about research towards an extraction process for base metals in which the aqueous phase will be replaced by an ionic

liquid. Anionic liquid (IL) is a solvent which is entirely composed of ions and which has a low melting point (< 100 °C). Further characteristics ofan

ionic liquid are a low vapor pressure, a high viscosity and a large electrochemical window. The aim of the project is to obtain a higher selectivity and

a higher yield for the extraction of the base metals (Co, Ni, Li, Fe, Mn, Pb). The solubility of metal salts in different ionic liquids will be determined.

Organisations:

• Molecular Design and Synthesis

Researchers:

• Koen Binnemans

• Sil Wellens

Optimal energy networks for buildings

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: The current and near-future available energy technologies enable to usedifferent ways to deliver energy services to buildings (residential

andtertiary sector). The aim of this multidisciplinary project is to optimize the supply of energy services with respect to choice, localization and sizing

of technologies, networks and control strategies in order to reduce (or eliminate) CO2 emissions. Therefore, static as well as dynamicoptima will be

searched for. A generic bottom-up object-oriented approach will be worked out. This Ph.D. research focuses on the thermo mechanical part, i.e. the

thermal installations for production, distribution and emission of heat and cold, coupled with ventilation systems, thermal energy storage, control

strategies, ... The appropriate mathematical description of the optimization problem (cost function, constraints, state-space models, #) is a crucial

part of the project.

Organisations:

• Applied Mechanics and Energy Conversion

Researchers:

• Lieve Helsen

• Roel De Coninck

FOODRESIST: risk of induction and transfer of antibiotic resistance during food production and storage

Ghent University

Abstract: In this project the influence of food production and storage on induction and transfer of antibiotic resistance will be examined. Firstly,

protocols for the detection will be optimized. Furthermore, the influence of biofilms on resistance development will be analyzed. Subsequently, the

influence of food related stress factors will be studied. Finally, a comparative risk assessment will be performed.

Organisations:

• Departement of Biochemical and microbial technology

Researchers:

• Nico Boon

Analysis of polyester samples

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Sumitomo Bakelite Europe. The research institute TANC provides Sumitomo Bakelite Europe research results on 'Analysis of polyester

samples' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

NMR spectroscopy for screening and diagnosis of diseases.

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: In the past decades many new drugs were developed that allow a successful treatment of different types of cancer. However, the ability

to detect the presence of a tumour at an early stage is most of the time an important prerequisite but currently very difficult. Besides the

mammography screenings for breast cancer, no tools are available that allow routine screening of large populations at risk for the development of a


certain cancer type. This projects aims to develop a high throughput analyses that can detect the presence of breast and lung cancer. Lately, it

became clear that besides genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics especially metabolomics has a high potential to become a new important

approach for disease screening. In our recent study in collaboration with Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg (ZOL), UZ Leuven and the Leuvens Universitair

Centrum voor Kankerpreventie, we showed that analysis of the metabolic composition enables us to discriminate breast cancer patients from

control persons. The metabolites that underlie this detection were recently protected through patenting. During this project, the obtained results will

be further validated and translated into a commercially valuable test. For the successful translation of the obtained research results into

commercially valuable tests several aspects besides the R&D have to be taken into account. First of all, legislation requires the CE labeling of all

new diagnostic tests upon commercialization. Hereto, a technical validation and risk analysis has to be performed and a quality system has to be

set up. Furthermore, a business plan has to be created, in which a market analysis is included, goals and milestones are defined and the

operational and financial plan are determined. This business plan will be the guidance of the spin-off and will be used to gather the required

funding.

Organisations:

• Immunology - Biochemistry

• Biomedical Research Institute

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Organic and Bio-polymer Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Peter ADRIAENSENS

• Pieter STINISSEN

• Kurt BAETEN

Therapy respons of high-grade gliomas to radiation and chemotherapy using positron emission tomography (PET) with

18F-fluoromethylcholine

Ghent University

Abstract: We aim to investigate the sensitivity/resistence of high-grade gliomas to radiation and chemotherapy (temozolomide) based on cell

cultures and an in vivo tumour model in rodents. We herefore use functional imaging, namely positron emission tomography (PET), with 18Ffluoromethylcholine

as a tracer. The information is od potential use in case of local tumour recurrence.

Organisations:

• Department of Radiology and nuclear medicine

Researchers:

• Ingeborg Goethals

Project "Slimme Meters".

University of Antwerp

Abstract: This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand Trilations. UA provides Trilations research

results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

Organisations:

• Engineering Management

Researchers:

• Peter Goos

Religare. Religious diversity and secular models in Europe. Innovative approaches to law and policy.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• OG_vr_recht

Researchers:

• Marie-Claire Foblets

Modeling and correction of adjacency effects in high resolution remote sensing data.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: The purpose of this research is in the first place to model the Adjacency effect (i.e. to distinguish the different components of the radiance)

and to develop correction algorithms that can be applied to high resolution data sets. These can be hyperspectral as well as multispectral image

data. At the start, the Adjacency effect will be studied on the separation between water and land, but the general purpose is to develop a general

analysis method, leading to generic correction algorithms.

Organisations:

• Vision lab

Researchers:

• Paul Scheunders

• Bert Geens

No English Title

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Production Engineering, Machine Design a

Researchers:

• Joris De Schutter

• Herman Bruyninckx

• Peter Slaets

• Lin Zhang

Comparative historical research on the relationship between citizens and politicians.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: Comparative historical research on the relationship between citizens and politicians.

Organisations:

• Power in History - Centre for Political History

Researchers:


• Marnix Beyen

A readability Optimizer for Patient Information Leaflets

University College Ghent

Abstract: Het OptiPIL project streeft naar de omvorming van

het reeds ontwikkelde ABOP prototype tot een commercialiseerbare robuuste web service en naar de uitbreiding van die service naar het Engels.

De basistechnologie is ontwikkeld, al inzetbaar en speelt in op de dringende behoeftes van die markt.

Organisations:

• Faculty of Translation Studies

• Department of Language Technology

Researchers:

• Veronique Hoste

• Peter Velaerts

• Isabelle Delaere

The hybrid identity of the HIV / AIDS patient: longitudinal research into the impact of antiretroviral drugs on the lives of

HIV / AIDS patients in sub-Saharan Africa.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: This project represents research between the UA and a private institution. UA provides the private institution the research results named

in the title of the project.

Organisations:

Research Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (CELLO)

Researchers:

• Edwin Wouters

COGNIMUND

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

Research Unit Theological Ethics

Researchers:

• Johan De Tavernier

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

University of Antwerp

Abstract: This project represents research between the UA and a private institution. UA provides the private institution the research results named

in the title of the project.

Organisations:

• Power in History - Centre for Political History

Researchers:

• Dries Raeymaekers

Helping employees understand the organization: the integrative function and effectiveness of employee strategic

awareness.

University College Ghent

Abstract: The alignment of employees with organizational aspects like organizational strategy and goals/objectives has proven to be beneficial for

organizational performance. A shared mindset/vision ensures that employees see the bigger picture and know what actions to pose to contribute to

organizational success. Although there are many relating concepts, research about employee strategic awareness (or alignment) is still limited. Our

research focuses on the integrative function and effectiveness of employee strategic awareness.

Organisations:

• Faculty of Business Administration and Public Administration

• Department of Management and organisation

Researchers:

• Sebastian Desmidt

• Annelies De Vuyst

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

University of Antwerp

Abstract: This project represents a research awarded by the University of Antwerp. The supervisor provides the Antwerp University research

mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions stipulated by the university.

Organisations:

• VAXINFECTIO

Researchers:

• Evelien Smits

Research of the ecological potential of grasslands in the region of Antwerp.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: The Agency for Nature and Forest of the Flemish Government manages several areas with extensive grassland surfaces in the Antwerp

Campines. To optimise the management and plan restoration works it is necessary to study the potentials of these grasslands.

The objective of this study is to figure out the maximum potentials based on the current biotic qualities, the main abiotic parameters and specific

local settings (e.g. management objectives). Secondly measures to reach these objectives will be defined. An essential part of the study will be the

current constraints and possible solutions.

Organisations:

• Ecosystem Management

Researchers:

• Rudy van Diggelen

Maternal Antibodies against Mumps in a Cohort of children up to the age of 1 year.


University of Antwerp

Abstract: The present project will measure the amount of mumps antibodies in childhearing women and the duration of the presence of these

mumps antibodies in their infants. The titer of anti-mumps antibodies in the women will depend on the vaccination status, the waning of the

antibodies and the eventual boosters by wild type virus. The titer of passively acquired mumps antibodies will be

determined by the titer in the mother.

Organisations:

• VAXINFECTIO

Researchers:

• Pierre Van Damme

• Elke Leuridan

Temporary chair-on-name: Universitary expertice centre PPS

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: No English abstract

Organisations:

• Business Economics and Strategic Policy

Researchers:

• Elvira HAEZENDONCK

Research on process water

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Recmix Belgium. The research institute TANC provides Recmix Belgium research results on 'Research on process water' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Analysis of a water sample

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Jaga. The research institute TANC provides Jaga research results on 'Analysis of a water sample' under the conditions as stipulated in the

present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

GC / MS analysis and NMR spectroscopy of synthesis products

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Recitel. The research institute TANC provides Recitel research results on 'GC / MS analysis and NMR spectroscopy of synthesis products'

under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of ethanol amine level

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Hansen Transmissions International. The research institute TANC provides Hansen Transmissions International research results on

'Determination of ethanol amine level' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Cd and Pb analysis in rubber stoppers

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand,Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Cd and Pb analysis in rubber stoppers' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of the Ti level in cosmetics

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Estee Lauder. The research institute TANC provides Estee Lauder research results on 'Determination of the Ti level in cosmetics' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.


Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

FT-IR microscopy of fibers and particles

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'FT-IR microscopy of fibers and particles' under

the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Characterization of white flakes in a bowl

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Hansen Transmissions International. The research institute TANC provides Hansen Transmissions International research results on

'Characterization of white flakes in a bowl' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of Cr (VI) in an anti-corrosion layer

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Facil & Cie. The research institute TANC provides Facil & Cie research results on 'Determination of Cr (VI) in an anti-corrosion layer' under

the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Characterization of contamination in a PE syringe

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Terumo Europe. The research institute TANC provides Terumo Europe research results on 'Characterization of contamination in a PE

syringe' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of the Ti level in cosmetics

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Estee Lauder. The research institute TANC provides Estee Lauder research results on 'Determination of the Ti level in cosmetics' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

GC/MS analysis of an acetone sample

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'GC/MS analysis of an acetone sample' under

the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

TGA analysis of a fatty acid ester

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Oleon. The research institute TANC provides Oleon research results on 'TGA analysis of a fatty acid ester' under the conditions as stipulated

in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research


Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Characterization of a coating

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Characterization of a coating' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Characterization of a deposition

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Bio Oil Holding. The research institute TANC provides Bio Oil Holding research results on 'Characterization of a deposition' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Analysis of reference and a custom rubber

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Sirris. The research institute TANC provides Sirris research results on 'Analysis of reference and a custom rubber' under the conditions as

stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Development of an analytical method for a hydrophilic silicone ring

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Helvoet Pharma. The research institute TANC provides Helvoet Pharma research results on 'Development of an analytical method for a

hydrophilic silicone ring' under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Determination of the Ti level in cosmetics

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Estee Lauder. The research institute TANC provides Estee Lauder research results on 'Determination of the Ti level in cosmetics' under the

conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

TGA/TD-GC/MS of a coating

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Atlas Copco Airpower. The research institute TANC provides Atlas Copco Airpower research results on 'TGA/TD-GC/MS of a coating' under

the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Research into the presence of residual oil on tile

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, IMEC. The research institute TANC provides IMEC research results on 'Research into the presence of residual oil on tile' under the conditions

as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER


Omnivit Hair Method Validation.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: This project represents a formal service agreement between UA and on the other hand SANICO. UA provides SANICO research results

on "Omnivit Hair Method Validation" under the conditions as stipulated in the present document.

Organisations:

• Natural Products and Food - Research and Analysis (NatuRA)

Researchers:

• Luc Pieters

• Sandra Apers

PM-Lab Particulate Informationsystem Euregio

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: Particulate matter is in our area one of the main sources for the development and worsening of many respiratory diseases and diseases of

the cardiovascular system. Major sources of particulate matter are the traffic, heating installations and industry. The Euregio, a conglomerate of

many industries, a high population density and specific geographical marks has relatively high concentrations of particulate matter. It is difficult to

measure these particles.

The social impact of this project for the Euregion is to create a basis for the similar approach of the particulate matter problem across borders. Not

only are there differences in how particulate matter is measured by various bodies, there are also differences in the interpretation of the measured

data (sources, health effects), and in the implementation of supporting mathematical models.

There is need for coordination in this whole chain, starting with a thorough tuning of the measurement methods and measuring equipment for

particulate matter.

This project provides for the establishment of a mobile reference laboratory that will be used in the three countries for comparison with the present

equipment. As a result, similar measurement results will be obtained. Simultaneously, the health effects of the measured particulate matter will be

investigated not only by the quantity but also through a broader examination of the chemical composition of the particles.

With this knowledge it is possible to formulate opinions, so that targeted measures are formulated to address to the specific sources of the Euregion

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

A Phase III Open-Label Clinical Trial to Study the Immunogenicity and Tolerability of V503, a Multivalent Human

Papillomavirus (HPV) L1 Virus-Like Particle (VLP) Vaccine, Given Concomitantly With REPEVAX in Preadolescents and

Adolescents.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand Merck. UA provides Merck research results

mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

Organisations:

• VAXINFECTIO

Researchers:

• Pierre Van Damme

The impact of socioeconomic differences on infant mortality in the GAZA Strip

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: Finishing doctoral project

Organisations:

• Medical Sociology

Researchers:

• FREDDY LOUCKX

The transparency of governance and the invisibilty of power. An inquiryinto the definciencies of democratic

representation in transnational institutions

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Centre for Ethics, Social and Political

Researchers:

• Antoon Braeckman

• Thomas Decreus

Damascius ontological relativism: a special way of reading Plato

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: This project focuses on the ontology of Damascius, the last (Neo-) Platonic philosopher from the Academy of Athens. The main approach

is interpretative, finding Damascius new direction of reading Platos dialogue, the Sophist.

Organisations:

• De Wulf-Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medi

Researchers:

• Gerd Van Riel

Social security and health care abroad

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Increased involvement of EU law in the area of patient mobility betweenthe Member States is one of the most debated issues of the

European integration. The crucial point is however how to make that health care provided outside the country of social protection (national health

system orsocial insurance) can be treated in the same way as health care provided in the country of social protection. What has been lacking so far

is acomparative analysis of national social security aw in several relevantstates to determine the concrete repercussions of the freedom to receive

health services abroad guaranteed by the EU law on national rules regulating social security coverage of medical treatment abroad. The proposed

dissertation seeks to determine to what extent the Member States of the EU can limit access to medical treatment abroad by wayof limiting social


coverage of the treatment. It employs the doctrinal method to investigate the relevant EU rules and the comparative method to compare the

Organisations:

Research Unit Labour and Social Security

Researchers:

• Paul Schoukens

• Danny Pieters

Episode II

University College Ghent

Abstract: Dit onderzoek gaat over hoe beelden de wereld kunnen verklaren door hun finctie voor een kijkerspubliek op te nemen in zichzelf en hoe

dit authenticiteit en liefde mogelijk maakt.

Zoals bekend wordt de wereld duchtig gefilmd en heeft de consumptie van die beelden een directe invloed op de wereld zelf. De Franse filosoof

André Glucksmann ging zo ver te stellen dat de uitkomst van de oorlog in Joegoslavië niet door Kalashnikovs of bommen bepaald zou worden,

maar door camera’s. De Canadese schrijver Michael Ignatieff stelt in zijn boek Virtual War dat wij allemaal conscripts zijn in de wereldwijde

conflicten. We worden weliswaar niet onder de wapens geroepen, we worden ingeschakeld als kijker.

Tegelijkertijd is het duidelijk dat welk product, idee of groepering dan ook dat de sympathie van een globaal kijkerspubliek wil wegdragen zich zal

moeten voegen naar de verlangens en de verzuchtingen van dat publiek. Zo doet zich de vreemde situatie voor dat mensen in oorlog dolgraag

gefilmd willen worden omdat daar hun leven van afhangt; ze worden bekeken door anderen die vooral zichzelf willen zien.

Toch is het niet desinteresse of cynisme dat de buitenwereld onkenbaar maakt; medeleven als reactie op afgebeelde fenomenen is al even

ontoereikend. Susan Sontag stelt in Regarding the Pain of Others: “Als we mededogen voelen, kunnen we ons inbeelden dat we niet medeplichtig

zijn aan de oorzaken van het lijden. Ons mededogen is zowel een brevet van onschuld als van onmacht.”

De beelden zelf lijken een methodologische patstelling te verzekeren. Men kan de wereld slechts tonen door hem af te beelden, terwijl het juist de

afbeeldingen ervan zijn die de wereld commodificeren in een economie die geen kennis van de wereld, maar kennis en vervulling van eigen

verlangens tot doel heeft.

Afbeeldingen laten de machtsverhoudingen tussen zij die kijken en zij die bekeken worden intact en maken daarmee de werkelijkheid onkenbaar.

Zulke beelden verduisteren eerder dan ze duidelijk maken. Ze verhinderen een authentieke omgang met de wereld en uiteindelijk verhinderen ze

liefde.

Een werk dat de verhouding tussen kijkers en bekekenen wil onderzoeken, eerder dan er zich aan te onderwerpen, kan het zich dus niet

veroorloven de fenomenen op aarde af te beelden. Zo’n werk moet de wereld en zijn oorzaken en gevolgen niet als externe fenomenen afbeelden,

maar dat alles, in zijn interne werking, zelf zijn.

Zoals Joseph Kosuths Five words in blue neon kan een kunstwerk zich onafhankelijk maken van zijn omgeving door zijn eigen oorzaken en

gevolgen reeds in zich op te nemen. Het kan daarmee de economie waar het onvermijdelijk deel van uitmaakt ontdubbelen, en wonderwel, juist

door het over zichzelf te hebben, externe fenomenen zichtbaar maken.

Omdat zonder een expliciete omgang van de commodificering van de wereld via afbeeldingen geen enkel beeld van die wereld authentiek kan zijn,

en omdat zonder authenticiteit liefde geen kans maakt, en omdat zonder liefde ook materie geen zin heeft, werk ik sinds enige jaren aan een serie

werken met de betrachting de wereld te verklaren vanuit zijn functie voor het kijkerspubliek.

Deze werken, die de vorm van films hebben, passen in een lange schilderkunstige traditie van Las meninas van Velasquez en l’Atelier du peintre

van Courbet tot de explosie van kunst die in de 20ste eeuw vooraleerst zichzelf, voor welk extern fenomeen dan ook, wil afbeelden. In deze films

probeer ik de agenda en de verwachtingen van het kijkerspubliek in het beeld te verwerken om er onafhankelijk van te worden. Op wonderlijke

manier maakt deze act van autoreferentie, die iets ijdels heeft, ruimte voor een reëel bestaand humanisme.

Tot op heden zijn uit deze serie, die mijn gehele artistieke praktijk behelst, twee werken in de openbaarheid gebracht, Episode 1 (2003) en Episode

3 (2008). Daarnaast bestaan verschillende aanzetten om het moeilijkste deel te maken, Episode 2, het deel waarin alles duidelijk moet worden.

Episode 2 is als het centerpiece van een middeleeuws drieluik, waarvan de zijpanelen de circumstantial evidence tonen: rechters, misdadigers,

maagden, paarden, de kakofonie van wat zich op aarde allemaal afspeelt, terwijl het centrale luik de grond van de zaak vertegenwoordigt of

afbeeldt. De aanbidding van het Lam, de Kruisiging, of wat het ook zij.

In Episode 2 zal de relatie tussen de werkelijkheid en de beelden daarvan dieper begrepen worden, en, hopelijk, getranscendeerd worden. De

afbeeldingen zullen niet meer enkel tonen, maar zijn. Dit kan een enkele film worden, of een serie korte films, of andersoortige kunstwerken.

Organisations:

• Faculty of Fine Arts

• Department of Autonomous arts

Researchers:

• Erwin Wittevrongel

• Renzo Martens

Cinematic Representations of Visual Arts

University College Ghent

Abstract: Entailing research on several forms of representation of visual arts in film, this project includes the realization of the following aims:

(1) the publication of a book-length volume entitled "Screen Art: A Museum Guide to Fictitious Art and Artworks in Film" (edited by Steven Jacobs &

Susan Felleman).

(2) the production of a film by Nicolas Provost, who will use the images that were collected in the context of the book project.

(3) The compilation of a DVD and an accompanying publication on the Belgian art documentary of the 1940s and 1950s.

Organisations:

• Faculty of Fine Arts

• Department of Theoretical framework of the Arts Practice

• Department of Audio-Visual arts

Researchers:


• Vito Adriaensens

• Steven Jacobs

• Lisa Colpaert

• Karel De Cock

EMBOCON. Embedded Optimization for Resource Constrained Platforms.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• ESAT - STADIUS, Stadius Centre for Dynam

Researchers:

• Jan Swevers

• Moritz Diehl

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

the Meda region

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: Strengthening the cooperation between EHEA and Middle East region by establishing structural measures that facilitate exchange

mobility, joint programmes and mutual recognition of diplomas.

Organisations:

• Social Research

Researchers:

• Carlos MACHADO GARCIA

15 reactions DNAse cleancys / 1 x 96-well plate QPCR + reagents

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties CMK(research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, PHL. The research institute CMK provides PHL research results on '15 reactions DNAse cleancys / 1 x 96-well plate QPCR + reagents'

under the conditions as stipulated in the present contract.

Organisations:

• Environmental Biology

Research Institute: Centre for Environmental Sciences

Researchers:

• Tony REMANS

Development of new HIV microbicides.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: Development of new HIV microbicides.

Organisations:

• Medicinal Chemistry (UAMC)

Researchers:

• Koen Augustyns

• Muthusamy Venkatraj

Optimal buildings towards intelligent energy networks.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: As a current recast of the EU-legislation 2002/91/EG obliges to build nearly zero-energy buildings by 2020, an increased implementation

of distributed sources of renewable energy and an intelligent energy network becomes a condicio sine qua non. The doctoral research focuses on

the required transdisciplinary focus of building energy conservation at districtlevel.Three goals are set. The first objective treats a bottom-up local

energy service (BLUES) model describing the building service demandat both the scale of a building zone, a single building and a building district

determined by the mesoscales diversity in population and typology. The BLUES model aims to bridge urban planning and development on theone

hand, and thermal and electric district engineering on the other hand having building physics in-between. The implementation of the model will -

together with complementary parallel research at other departmentsdealing with both thermal and electrical energy - result in an integrate

Organisations:

• Department of Civil Engineering

Researchers:

• Dirk Saelens

• Ruben Baetens

Disintegration of Return Activated Sludge (RAS) and cryptic growth to reduce excess sludge in biological activated

sludge systems

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: The activated sludge process is the most widely utilized method for wastewater treatment process due to its relatively low cost and relative

ease of operation. The biological treatment of wastewater results in the generation of a considerable amount of activated sludge that has to be

wasted. The expense for excess sludge treatment has been estimated to be 5060% of the total expense of a wastewater treatment plant. When the

excess sludge is of low quality, it cannot be treated as a secondary raw material, and it must be removed with the best available technology (bats).

The bats-report for waste water purification sludge indicates that sludge drying and dewatering and thermal incineration as a high calorific source

are the most appropriate technologies for the processing of this waste stream. In some cases, for example in the food industry, the secondary

sludge serve as secondary raw material in the agricultural sector. In all other cases, the incineration of waste water purification s

Organisations:

• Chemical and Biochemical Process Technol

Researchers:

• Sven Liers

• Ilse Smets

• Jan Van Impe

• Nico Lambert

Optimale schouderprotheses op maat.

K.U.Leuven


Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Biomechanics Section

Researchers:

• Jozef Vander Sloten

• Koen Eraly

Robustness in Holonic Scheduling Execution for Manufacturing Systems

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Centre for Industrial Management / Traff

Researchers:

• Dirk Cattrysse

• Rudi Bahtiar

Development of a 3D GIS analysis tool for Heritage Management in Historic Buildings in Cuenca Ecuador

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Heritage Conservation is not a simple practical issue and in order to know why a building or site is important or valuable it is also

essentialto understand it. This necessarily involves a close approach to the heritage site in order to record and gather all forms of relevant

information pertaining to it. The information that facilitates an understanding of the monument including its survey becomes a prerequisite for

conservation. It implies that much of the time of a restoration the architect or heritage recorder is spent on site, analyzing the building and collecting

photos, data and measurements which will be used later.

The processof the decision-making will also depend on reflections of different types, which are crucial to the assessment process for identifying, the

values of the heritage site and the significance of the building as part ofthe heritage of the city.

The computer revolution has provided at least partial solutions to these tasks but, so far, has addressed onl

Organisations:

• Building Materials and Building Technolo

Researchers:

• Koenraad Van Balen

• Thérèse Steenberghen

Sustainable Manufacturing: A system approach

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Manufacturing industry is the end-use sector that globally consumes most energy. Therefore, more energy efficient manufacturing

processes can have a very significant contribution towards a more sustainable future. Improvement over the production process technology is an

option to reducethe energy consumption of manufacturing sector. As the targeted future energy consumption becomes more stringent and the time

to achieve it becomes more pressing, it is also necessary to include the factor of energyusage in manufacturing during the product design phase.

Appropriate methods are required for both process and product-oriented approaches in achieving energy efficient manufacturing.

While ongoing research is mainly focused on standalone process analysis and optimization, in the proposed research a system approach is

envisaged. Two approaches will be explored:

1. Availability of support functions, like coolant or compressed air supply, is known to be energy intensive and often characteri

Organisations:

• Production Engineering, Machine Design a

Researchers:

• Wim Dewulf

• Joost Duflou

Issues of wind-power integration in electric power systems and considerations on related cost aspects

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: The integration of wind in an electric power system is a complex matter. In this doctoral research, specific aspects, especially the dynamic

characteristics, of wind integration will be investigated. Both the back-up on the short and long term will be looked at in different frameworks of

investment decisions, to find an optimal balance between wind and the electric power system. A cost analysis and studying market interactions will

further be focus of research. The obtained insights will yield a better understanding of the integration of wind in the electric power sector, in

comparison with other energy technologies and policy instruments such as a CO2 tax or emission trading scheme.

Organisations:

• Applied Mechanics and Energy Conversion

Researchers:

• William D'haeseleer

• Yannick Rombauts

Breakthrough Applications for Stainless Steel Slags

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Stainless steel making is accompanied by the generation of a large amount of stainless steel slag. The annual worldwide production is as

high as 10 Mt, while most of the slag is landfilled. When the stainless steel slag is valorized, it is typically as fertilizer or aggregate. Other

andpreferably higher value applications for these materials are therefore desirable. The objectives of this work were to investigate the

potentialinfluence of mechanical and chemical alterations during hot stage and cold stage processing of the stainless steel slag on its hydraulic

properties. The research work consisted of three parts.In the first part the hydraulic properties of non-treated stainless steel slag were studied.


Mechanical activation by means of high energy milling was applied on slags to enhance their reactivity. It was found that mechanical activation

indeed enhanced the reactivity of the as-received non-reactive slag. The activated slag hydrated in water at ambient temperature to form a C-

Organisations:

• Sustainable Metals Processing and Recycl

Researchers:

• Bart Blanpain

• Lubica Kriskova

Analog interface circuits for advanced 3D-stacked imagers

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Silicon-based image sensors are finding their way into more andmore application domains, as the level of integration andminiaturization is

drastically increasing: automotive, biomedical,security and surveillance, industrial etc. These emerging applicationspose a number of requirements

on the silicon-based image sensor thatcan be summarized by means of the following trends: increasing numberof pixels at higher fill factor, smarter

image sensors, combinedsensitivity to both the visual spectrum as well as to (near) infrared(NIR) or ultraviolet (UV). Within the context of a project

to develop ageneric platform for future silicon-based image sensor applications,this PhD thesis will investigate and design innovative analog

interfacecircuits that enable 3D-stacked imagers. Emphasis is on botharchitectural work and detailed circuit design and implementation

Organisations:

• ESAT - MICAS, Microelectronics and Senso

Researchers:

• Georges Gielen

• Adi Xhakoni

"24h. zorgsteunpunt" within the Care Company Antwerp.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: Tje Social Service Authority of the City of Antwerp sets up a field experiment in order to test the idea of an 24-hours support facility for

Long Term Care-clients. Research support is provided for a) surveying the needs of the prospective users b) the kind of services that can be

brought forward to remediate their situation c) the organization of the ADL-support facility.

Organisations:

• Welfare and the Welfare State

Researchers:

• Jozef Breda

Gifts

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: Gift from Bastaerts G.

Organisations:

• Applied Biological Sciences

Researchers:

• HENRI DE GREVE

Conference "Boekproject"

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: Conference "Boekproject"

Organisations:

• Political Science

Researchers:

• GUSTAAF GEERAERTS

Monitoring the presence of certain groups within the manpower of Flemish Government.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: The Flemish government as an employer wants to monitor the presence of certain groups within its manpower. Concerning immigrants, at

this moment this is been done by means of the system of voluntary recording. Experience is that the system of voluntary recording, used so far, has

not conducted to an optimal result and resulted in an underestimation of the percentage of persons of foreign origin.This research project aimsto

examine, compare and evaluate several monitoring systems.

Organisations:

Research Group Work and Organisation

Researchers:

• Miet Lamberts

Mapping of urban green in the Brussels Capital Region and monitoring of changes in urban green over the last decennia

(ActuaEvol09)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: The ActuaEvol09 project consists of three phases:

1. Detailed mapping of urban green in the Brussels Capital Region (2009) based on high-resolution remotely sensed data and spatial analysis of

urban green by means of landscape ecological indicators.

2. Monitoring of the evolution of urban green over the last decennia based on medium-resolution remote sensing data.

3. Analysis of 10 typical cases of urbanisation, fragmentation and quality evolution of urban green.

Organisations:

• General Botany and Nature Management

• Cartography and Geographical Information Science

• Geography

Researchers:

• FRANK CANTERS

• NICO KOEDAM

• TIM VAN DE VOORDE

• Cheung Wai CHAN

Evaluation of the European Social Fund's support to Gender Equality.

University of Antwerp


Abstract: The purpose of the evaluation is to provide an assessment of the European Social Fund's support to the gender equality policy in the 27

Member States for the 2007-2013 programming period. In addition, this study will also make a tentative assessment, on the basis of the first

monitoring and evaluation evidence, of the extent to which the objective of gender equality appears to be integrated in het ESF first implementation

phase.

Organisations:

• Centre on Inequality, Poverty, Social Exclusion and the City

Researchers:

• Danielle Dierckx

VOC and Fogging

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Eftec. The research institute TANC provides Eftec research results on 'VOC and Fogging' under the conditions as stipulated in the present

contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

VOC and Fogging

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TOES (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Eftec. The research institute TOES provides Eftec research results on 'VOC and Fogging' under the conditions as stipulated in the present

contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Passages ‘Managers van Diversiteit’

University College Ghent

Abstract: Abstract not yet available

Organisations:

• Faculty of Technology

• Faculty of Social Work and Welfare Studies

• Department of Languages

• Department of Social Sciences

Researchers:

• Charlotte De Kock

• Christian Van Kerckhove

• Eva Vens

• Stefanie Devloo

Middelengebruik bij personen met verstandelijke beperkingen. De ontwikkeling van een doelgroepspecifiek

instrumentarium voor screening en assessment.

University College Ghent

Abstract: 1. Probleemstelling

Hoewel er reeds een aantal eerdere studies verschenen zijn, wordt pas sinds de jaren tachtig specifiek (wetenschappelijke) aandacht geschonken

aan middelenmisbruik en/of -afhankelijkheid bij personen met verstandelijke beperkingen. De bevindingen van deze onderzoeken zijn (vrij) recent in

een aantal internationaal gepubliceerde overzichtsartikelen bij elkaar gebracht (zie bijvoorbeeld Burgard, Donohue, Arzin & Teichner, 2000; Coco &

Harper, 2002a en 2002b; Degenhardt, 2000; McGillicuddy, 2006). Hoewel het moeilijk is om de prevalentie van middelengebruik bij personen met

verstandelijke beperkingen in te schatten, wordt aangenomen dat personen met verstandelijke beperkingen evenveel of iets minder alcohol en

andere middelen gebruiken in vergelijking met personen zinder beperkingen (zie bijvoorbeeld Edgerton, 1986; Westermeyer, Kemp & Nugent,

1996). Zij vertonen wel vaak 'andere' gebruikspatronen, die onder andere gepaard gaan met 'binging' episodes (Cocco & Harper, 2002a).

Tot op heden is er nog maar weinig onderzoek verricht naar de behandelingsresultaten van interventies bij personen met verstandelijke

beperkingen die middelen misbruiken (Bugard et al., 2000). Meer klinische aandacht en (hieraan gekoppelde) wetenschappelijke studies zijn dan

ook nodig, bijvoorbeeld om na te gaan of en in hoeverre personen met verstandelijke beperkingen toegang hebben tot de reguliere

drughulpverlening (Lottman, 1993), wat de effecten zijn van programma's die gericht zijn op het vergroten van sociale vaardigheden (McGillicuddy

& Blane, 1999), hoe cliënten kunnen worden geörienteerd naar de meest geschikte vorm van behandeling of begeleiding (client matching) en welke

veranderingen - op basis van specifieke noden en behoeften - aan bestaande hulpverlenersmodaliteiten mogelijks effect zouden kunnen hebben

op het behandelingsresultaat van personen met verstandelijke beperkingen (Paxon, 1995).

Een noodzakelijke voorwaarde voor het creëren van dit aanbod en het verder onderzoeken van de effectiviteit ervan is een gedegen

doelgroepspecifieke screening en assessment door middel van gestandaardiseerde en gevalideerde instrumenten. Verschillende onderzoekers

wijzen op de absolute noodzaak van het ontwikkelen van een dergelijk instrumentarium, waarbij aangegevne wordt dat bestaande instrumenten

(zoals de (Europese versie van de) Addiction Severity Index (Europ-Asi), één van de meest gebruikte instrumenten binnen de verslavingszorg) niet

of nauwelijks bruikbaar zijn (cf. McGillicuddy, 2006) en mogelijks leiden tot een onderrapportage van de werkelijke prevalentie. Een bijkomende

moeilijkheid is dat de reeds beschikbare onderzoeksgegevens met betrekking tot deze doelgroep zeer moeilijk vergelijkbaar zijn omwille van grote

methodologische verschillen in de gepubliceerde studies, gaande van onduidelijkheden en inconsistenties met betrekking tot gehanteerde definities

(voor zowel het begrip 'verstandelijke beperking' als het begrip 'druggebruik en -misbruik'); de representativiteit van de geselecteerde steekproeven;

de gehanteerde criteria om verstandelijke beperking te operationaliseren; het gebrek aan longitudinale studies en het ondoordacht gebruik van

bestaande instrumenten en de hieraan verbonden (te) hoge cut-off scores (zie bvb. Burgard et al., 2000; Coco & Harper, 2002a en 2002b;

McGillicuddy, 2006).

2. Onderzoeksvragen en doelstellingen


De prevalentie en aard van middelengebruik, -misbruik en verslaving bij persoenen met verstandelijke beperkingen is in de Vlaamse context tot op

heden niet of uiterst weinig onderzocht. Verder studie met betrekking tot deze onderwerpen in ons inziens echter zeer belangrijk, niet in het minst

om zo een duidelijk beeld te krijgen op de omvang en aard van voornoemde moeilijkheden. Het is pas wanneer deze vragen afdoend beantwoord

zijn, dat o.i. kan nagegaan worden welke behandelingsmodaliteiten het best aansluiten bij de specifieke noden van cliënten met verstandelijke

beperkingen (cf. supra).

Voorliggend onderzoek richt zich dan ook op het in kaart brengen van het middelengebruik en -misbruik bij personen met verstandelijke

beperkingen in Vlaanderen. De studie heeft hierbij twee belangrijke doelstellingen:

1) Het ontwikkelen van een - aan de doelgroep aangepast - gestandaardiseerd instrumentarium, met aandacht voor de psychometrische

eigenschappen ervan (validiteit en betrouwbaarheid).

2) Het in kaart brengen van de prevalentie en aard van het middelengebruik bij personen met verstandelijke beperkingen (met inbegrip van

belangrijke leefgebieden waarop middelengebruik invloed kan hebben, cf. Europ-Asi).

Deze doelstellingen kunnen worden vertaald in volgende onderzoeksvragen:

1) Welke instrumenten voor screening en assessment van middelengebruik, -misbruik en -afhankelijkheid worden momenteel gebruikt bij personen

met een verstandelijke beperking?

2) Wat zijn voor- en nadelen van de gehanteerde instrumenten en in welke mate kunnen/dienen deze aangepast worden aan specifieke noden van

de doelgroep?

3) Wat zijn de psychometrische eigenschappen van het ontwikkelde instrumentarium?

4) Wat is de prevalentie van middelengebruik bij personen met verstandelijke beperkingen in Vlaanderen?

5) Wat zijn belangrijke kenmerken van middelengebruik bij personen met verstandelijke beperkingne in Vlaanderen (aard gebruik, frequentie, soort

middel, motieven tot gebruik, invloed op andere leefgebieden gerelateerd van (Kwaliteit van Bestaan, etc.) en hoe percipiëren de personen zelf het

gebruik en de gevolgen ervan?

3. Methodologie

Het onderzoek bestaat uit vier verschillend werkpakketten, tijdens dewelke zowel kwantitatieve als kwalitatieve onderzoeksmethoden zullen worden

gebruikt (triangulatie), met hetoog op het ontwikkelen van een aangepast instrumentarium en het in kaart brengen van prevalentie en kenmerken

van middelengebruik bij personen met verstandelijke beperkingen. De beschrijving in werkpakketten garandeert een flexibel verloop van ht

onderzoek, gezien de onderzoeksresultaten van één werkpakket de organisatie en aanpak van de andere werkpakketten kunnen beïnvloeden.

Organisations:

• Faculty of Social Work and Welfare Studies

• Department of Orthopedagogy-Special Education

Researchers:

• Wing Ting To

• Stijn Vandevelde

Analysis of additives

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This offer represents a formal service agreement between the parties TANC (research institute at Hasselt University), and on the other

hand, Eftec. The research institute TANC provides Eftec research results on 'Analysis of additives' under the conditions as stipulated in the present

contract.

Organisations:

• Applied and Analytical Chemistry

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Robert CARLEER

Sub-cellular fractionation and tissue nickel analysis of Lymneae stagnalis.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: Sub-cellular fractionation and tissue nickel analysis of Lymneae stagnalis.

Organisations:

• Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research (SPHERE)

Researchers:

• Ronny Blust

Mechanism and relevance of beta cell serotonin competence during pregnancy.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Pancreatic beta cells are unique in that only they can release insulin,a crucial hormone for blood glucose homeostasis. Failure of insulin

release regulation, either by destruction of beta cells or insufficient insulin release, causes diabetes. During pregnancy beta cells undergo several

changes to adapt to the higher insulin demands. By analysing the expression of genes in beta cells during pregnancy we observed that beta cells

strongly increase the production of serotonin. This increase is explained by strong upregulation of the enzymes of serotonin biosynthesis. Placental

lactogen reproduces these effects in vitro. Prolactin receptors seem responsible as placental lactogen tranduces its signal via this receptor, but the

downstream signalling mechanism is not known. Moreover, although serotonin was recently proposed as an amplifier of glucose-induced insulin

release, the functional role of serotonin produced in beta cells of pregnant mice is unknown. In this project we will examine t

Organisations:

• Gene Expression Unit

Researchers:

• Frans Schuit

A web service for stylometry and readability research for the Dutch language (STYLENE).

University of Antwerp

Abstract: The goal of this project is to implement a robust, modular system for stylometry and readability research on the basis of existing

techniques for automatic text analysis and machine learning, and the development of a web service that allows researchers in the humanities and

social sciences to analyze texts with this system. In this way, the project will make available to researchers recent advances in research on the

computational modeling of style and readability.

Organisations:

• Centre for Computational Linguistics and Psycholinguistics (CLiPS)


Researchers:

• Walter Daelemans

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

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: This project seeks to demonstrate the economic benefits of the utilization of locally available biomass flows who often do not or are difficult

to use. To achieve this, a so-called "Energy Conversion Park (ECP)" concept will be developed. It's about a smart and energetic optimal

combination of various processing technologies in one location.

Organisations:

• Environmental Economics

Research Institute: Centre for Environmental Sciences

Researchers:

• Steven VAN PASSEL

Microstructured optical fibre sensors for minimal invasive procedures

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: Microstructured optical fibre sensors for minimal invasive procedures

Organisations:

• Applied Physics and Photonics

Researchers:

• HUGO THIENPONT

Policy Research Centre for the equal opportunities policy.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: The main specific objective of the initiative is to provide scientific research Input and support for the equal opportunities

policy development and implementation of the Flemish government by developing multidisciplinary expertise and research

potential in the area of equal opportunities policy in Flanders in a more integrated way. Another specific objective is to

create a documentation and information centre and a contact point which serves a wide circle of direct and indirect

beneficiaries in the field of equal opportunities policy.

Organisations:

• Personal Rights and Property Rights

Researchers:

• Daniël Cuypers

Magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate the impact of adjuvant systemic treatment on cognitive functioning.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Radiology

Researchers:

• Stefan Sunaert

• Frédéric Amant

Connexin and pannexin channels: regulation, function and applications

Ghent University

Abstract: Research questions: (i) What is the molecular regulation of hemichannels as compared to gap junction channels ? (ii) How can we

influence hemichannels without affecting gap junctions ? (iii) What is the role of gap junctions and hemichannels in cell death ? (iv) What is the in

vivo role and function of hemichannels and how can we modulate their activity ?

Organisations:

• Department of Basic Medical Sciences

Researchers:

• Luc Leybaert

Designing architecture in the Sixteenth-Century Low Countries. Architectural drawing as motor and medium for a new

designing practice.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: The subject is the design and design process of architecture in the LowCountries during the long sixteenth century (1480-1630), with the

architectural drawing and print as its main focus. The objective is gaininginsight into the design of architecture while keeping in mind that in the

Renaissance architecture is newly defined as an intellectual activity, and that the architectural drawing constitutes one of the mechanisms of

interchange with the fine arts. Symptom of a new practice but also motive force of its development, the architectural drawing will be studied as

means of communication and as design tool, on and off the construction site. Three turning points will be analyzed in depth by promoters De Jonge,

Kavaler, Fuhring, Ottenheym and Nuβbaum: 1. the impact of the first graphical research on the column orders 1520-1540; 2. the development

ofa common visual architectural culture on the eve of the Revolt 1550-1580; 3. the genesis of an increasingly mathematical archite

Organisations:

• Department of Architecture

Researchers:

• Krista De Jonge

HOPE - Project: Human Ovary Preservation Expertise

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: There is increasing patient demand for fertility preservation in clinical practice, despite many unanswered questions. The promoter

recognize the importance of combining the know-how of research groups from both the VUB and UCL to ensure progress in this highly complex

field.

The set-up of in vitro systems for ovarian tissue culture at the VUB and research focused on follicle isolation and grafting at the UCL will benefit

from such an exchange of expertise and associated infrastructure. The aim of this collaboration is also to design a standard operating procedure to

be applied by all Belgian specialists treating with young female patients receiving gonadotoxic therapies. A central database should be installed

regrouping all clinical cases involving tissue storage in the interest of safety, quality of service and better follow-up. Both teams will create a

centralized ovarian tissue bank as a source of substantial research material for culture set-up. This exchange of knowledge and skills will essentially

seek to:


1) improve the efficacy of the oocyte cryopreservation program and,

2) investigate the safety of cryoprotectants used,

3) enhence protocols for ovarian tissue removal, transport and cryostorage,

4) promote long-term in-vitro follicle culture research in animal models and humans,

5) optimize ovarian tissue grafting techniques in experimental models and patients,

6) set up a database with the post-ovariectomy, post-cancer treatment outcome of each individual case.

Organisations:

• Department of Embryology and Genetics

Researchers:

• JOHAN SMITZ

Molecular pathomechanisms of HSPB1 and HSPB8 mutations in motor neuropathies: study of protein-protein interactions

and axonal transport in cellular and animal models.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: In recent years more than 30 disease-associated genes for inherited peripheral neuropathies have been identified and at least one third of

these encode proteins with housekeeping functions, such as: stress response, RNA processing, translation synthesis, and apoptosis (Timmerman

et al., 2006). The motor neurons seem to be particularly vulnerable to defects in these housekeeping proteins likely because their large axons have

high metabolic requirements for maintenance, transport over long distances and precise connectivity (Van Den Bosch and Timmerman, 2006). In

this 4-year project, we will determine how mutations in small HSPs (HSPB1 and HSPB8) contribute to cellular stress in motor neurons by the

development and use of cellular and mouse models. By a proteomics approach, we will identify differentially interacting proteins for the mutant and

wild

type (wt) HSPB1 and HSPB8. These proteins will provide new insights into the pathomechanisms of motor neuropathies and deliver novel disease

associated genes.

Organisations:

• VIB DMG - Peripheral Neuropathies Group

Researchers:

• Vincent Timmerman

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

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: The aim of the project is to expand our understanding of the brain regions and functions underlying inferences about other people using

novel brain imaging techniques like functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and event-related potentials (ERP). fMRI and ERP techniques

provide information on the spatial location and temporal dynamics respectively of neural mechanisms, and so allow unprecedented insight in how

the brain is involved in cognitive and affective processes, including social cognition or how we interpret the behavior of other people or how we view

ourselves. More than fifteen years ago, the use of the fMRI technique for studying psychological processes was only a dream; now more and more

labs around the world and in Europe apply these novel tools for peeking inside the brain.

Organisations:

• Experimental and Applied Psychology

Researchers:

• Marie VANDEKERCKHOVE

• FRANK VAN OVERWALLE

• RAYMOND CLUYDTS

GHG-Europe - Greenhouse gas management in European Land use systems.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: The GHG-Europe project aims to improve our understanding and capacity for predicting the European terrestrial carbon and greenhouse

gas (GHG) budget by applying a systematic, comprehensive and integrative approach. GHG-Europe quantifies the annual to decadal variability of

the carbon and GHG budgets of terrestrial ecosystems in EU27 plus Switzerland and in six data-rich European regions via data-model integration,

diagnostic and predictive modelling.

Organisations:

• Plant and Vegetation Ecology

Researchers:

• Ivan Janssens

Analysis of care pathways of children with a congenital hearing loss in Flanders

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: Analysis of care pathways of children with a congenital hearing loss in Flanders

Organisations:

• Medical Sociology

Researchers:

• FREDDY LOUCKX

Use of supercritical fluid chromatography for chiral separations and fingerprint applications

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: The aim of the proposed project is to evaluate SFC for two kind of applications, i.e. for the separation of chiral molecules and for the

development of fingerprint chromatograms.

For chiral separations, recently commercialized chiral stationary phases will be evalauted for their appicability in SFC, and their generic

enantioselectivity will be tested.

For fingerprint development, SFC will be used to develop chromatographic fingerprints of herbal extracts. Whereas now mostly supercritical

extraction methods are used in sample preparation steps in this field, we will try to use SFC as analytical technique to develop fast fingerprints,

which can be used afterwards to model a given activity by means of chemometric techniques.

Organisations:

• Analytical Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology

Researchers:

• Yvan VANDER HEYDEN

• Debby MANGELINGS

Quantitative electron microscopy: from experimental measurements to precise numbers.

University of Antwerp


Abstract: The aim of this research project is to determine unknown structure parameters such as atom positions, concentrations of atoms, atom

types, and energy levels of inelastic excitations, in a quantitative way from experimental measurements obtained by means of electron microscopy.

Therefore, use will be made of statistical parameter estimation theory which is expected to provide a considerable improvement in accuracy,

precision and reproducibility in comparison to conventional ad-hoc methods which are currently used to extract parameters from experimental

measurements.

Organisations:

• Electron microscopy for materials research (EMAT)

Researchers:

• Johan Verbeeck

• Sandra Van Aert

Structure/function analysis of tRNA modifying enzymes and enzyme complexes.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: During the course of the current project we will focus on the elucidation of the structure function relation of three important tRNA modifying

enzyme systems:

- The MnmE and GidA catalyzed carboxymethylaminomethylation of uridine at the tRNA wobble position. This research was initiated in the group of

Prof. Alfred Wittinghofer (Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany). During a one year stay in this group, I studied the

interaction between the enzymes MnmE and GidA and their tRNA substrate.

-tRNA methylation by S-adenosylmethionine-dependent enzymes of the SPOUT family. This project will be a close collaboration with Prof.

Droogmans, who has been studying tRNA methyltransferases since many years.

- The role of the Elongator complex in the addition of methoxycarbonylmethyl and carbamoylmethyl to the uridine at the wobble position of

eukaryotic tRNAs.

Crystal structures of these enzymes, alone and in complex with their tRNA substrates, together with detailed biochemical and biophysical studies of

the interactions and modification reaction will shed light on the mechanisms of these enzymes in particular and of tRNA modification in general.

Organisations:

• Applied Biological Sciences

Researchers:

• Wim VERSEES

Chromosomal abnormalities in human preimplantation embryos and embryonic stem cells: causes, mechanisms and

consequences for IVF and regenerative medicine

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: Human preimplantation embryos are known to carry chromosomal aneuploidies in as much as 40 to 70%, depending on the source of the

study (Fauser, 2008). Most of these aneuploidies have been found in embryos that underwent blastomere biopsy, followed by FISH for up to 9

chromosomes, during an IVF cycle with preimplantation genetic screening (PGS). PGS has been applied in IVF patients with a bad prognosis to

improve IVF results. Although these aneuploidies are probably the most important factor influencing the potential of the embryo to implant in the

uterus, the extent to which aneuploidies play a role is not clear. Firstly, the high number of aneuploidies would predict an even lower rate of

implantation after embryo transfer in IVF, and secondly the presence of mosaicism in preimplantation embryos has led researchers to suspect that

some of these aneuploidies and mosaicism may self-correct during early development of the embryo. These factors most likely explain why PGS

has failed to show an effect on IVF pregnancy rates as shown by our own group (Staessen et al., 2004) and others (Twisk et al., 2006). However,

not much is known at the cellular level on how these abnormalities arise, how they self-correct, and what their ultimate influence on embryonic

development is.

Human embryonic stem cells (hESC) are derived from preimplantation embryos, and hold a great promise in the field of regenerative medicine

because of their potential to develop into any cell type of the adult individual. Intensive research over the past 10 years has yielded numerous

protocols for the differentiation of hESC into adult cell types (f.i. insulin-producing pancreatic cells, Kroon et al., 2008). Currently, one of the

important issues is the genomic stability of hESC during culture. We (Spits et al., 2008) and others (Baker et al., 2007) have shown that hESC are

prone to chromosomal abnormalities, including aneuploidies, fragile site expression and small duplications with a hotspot at 20q21.11. This

genomic instability strongly reminds of the behaviour of cancer cells, and is of great concern for the use of hESC for therapeutic purposes or as

reliable research models. Nevertheless, little is know about the mechanisms and the influence of the culture conditions on the origin of these

abnormalities.

We hypothesize that human embryos and stem cells have a cell cycle that differs from somatic cells in their checkpoints, and that this may be

responsible for the proneness of these cells to chromosomal abnormalities.

The eukaryotic cell cycle contains the following four checkpoints: the start checkpoint in late G1, the S phase checkpoint, the G2 to M checkpoint

and the spindle attachment checkpoint (SAC) at the metaphase-to-anaphase transition.

The first checkpoint will decide on the commitment of the cell to start the chromosome replication, and will arrest the cells in G1 if there is DNA

damage (but also by contact inhibition, growth factor withdrawal and replicative senescence). The intra-S checkpoint checks for DNA damage and

unfinished DNA replication (f.i. stalled replication forks). The role of the G2 to M checkpoint is mainly to check for DNA damage, through a pathway

similar to the G1 checkpoint. Finally, the spindle checkpoint controls that all the centromeres are correctly attached to the mitotic spindle.

The different checkpoints are under the regulation of large protein complexes and cascades for activation, induction and controlled degradation. In

most cells, arrest due to prolonged checkpoint activation will lead to apoptosis. Nevertheless, embryonic stem cells (ESC) of different species have

been reported to be able to escape apoptosis by overriding the checkpoint (checkpoint adaptation, Syljuasen, 2007) or to have checkpoint

uncoupling or an inactive checkpoint. G1 checkpoint uncoupling has been found in Rhesus monkey (Fluckiger, 2006), mouse (Aladjem et al., 1998)

and human ES (Qin et al., 2007). The G2 checkpoint has not yet been studied in detail in stem cells, although the results of Chuykin et al. (2008) on

mouse ESC suggest an active DNA damage detection system at this stage. The SAC has been shown to be active in mESC, but the cells proved

able to escape the arrest and avoid apoptosis (Mantel et al., 2007). All the checkpoints appear to become fully active and are able to induce

apoptosis upon differentiation of the cells.

On the other hand, the cell cycle control in human preimplantation embryos is largely unknown. The high incidence of aneuploidy in human

embryos may lead to think that they may lack the SAC or are able to undergo checkpoint adaptation.

hESC are derived from the inner cell mass of preimplantation embryos, and have often been suggested as a good model for the study of early

human development. We hypothesize that the three cell cycle checkpoints are inactive during human preimplantation development, possibly only

during the cleavage stages, or even only before the activation of the embryonic genome which in the human occurs during the four-cell stage

(Caufmann et al., 2006). The SAC would be the first checkpoint to be fully functional (possibly at late cleavage-stage or blastocyst stage, which

could explain the ability of self-correction) and the other two checkpoints would be activated later in development, the further the cells differentiate,

in analogy to hESC, where at least one of the remaining checkpoints (the G1) is fully functional in differentiated hESCs, but not in the

undifferentiated state.

The aims of this project are:

* Comparatively investigate key elements of the cell cycle checkpoints in human preimplantation embryos and human embryonic stem cells and

evaluate hESC as models for early human development.


* Explain the high chromosomal instability of hESCs and improve the culture conditions to minimize chromosomal abnormalities.

* Explain the high aneuploidy rates in human embryos, unravel their mechanism of origin and self-correction and the significance of their presence,

and possibly provide a reliable and easy screening tool to replace PGS.

Organisations:

• Hematology

• Department of Embryology and Genetics

Researchers:

• Kurt JACOBS

• Hilde VAN DE VELDE

• INGEBORG LIEBAERS

• KAREN SERMON

• CLAUDIA SPITS

Q Direct development of referencial documents for Belgian quality systems for small renewable energysystems

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: The aim of this project is to form recommendations for policy makers to develop the growth of systems of decentral productions of

renewable energy.

Organisations:

• Applied Mechanics

Researchers:

• JACQUES DE RUYCK

Judicial transitional law in public and private procedural law: new evolutions concerning the modulation of the effects of

judicial decisions in time.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: New tendencies indicate that judicial transitional law is at the verge of a new evolution, calling for further research this project will focus in

particular on two research questions which will lead to concrete directives for both policy makers and legal practice

Research Question 1: What are the theoretical foundations and policy arguments for the principal temporal function of' judgments?

Research Question 2. What arguments justify in the practice of courts a modulation of the temporal effects of judgments?

Organisations:

• Government and Law

Researchers:

• Patricia Popelier

• Dirk Vanheule

• Beatrix Vanlerberghe

Molecular pathomechanisms of HSPB1 and HSPB8 mutations in motor neuropathies: study of protein-protein interactions

and axonal transport in cellular and animal models.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Through positional cloning, more that 30 disease-associated genes whereindentified as the cause of hereditary neuropathies of the

peripheral nervous system (PNS). Many of these genes encode proteins that play an essential role in RNA processing, protein synthesis, cell death

and/or cellular stress reactions. Apparently, the neurons of the PNS are very sensitive to mutations in these genes possibly due to the fact that

these neurons have long axons with a very high metabolic demand for the axonal transport of cellular components over very long distances. This

project investigates the pathogenic mechanism underlying the neuronal problems caused by mutations in the small heat shock proteins HSPB1 and

HSPB8. These mutations cause Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) and distal hereditary neuropathies. These are both incurable, progressive

disorders leading to severe motor and/or sensory problems. The aim of this project is the development of new cellular models and the creation of

transgenic

Organisations:

Research Group Experimental Neurology

Researchers:

• Ludo Van Den Bosch

Optimising the detection of criminal intent and deception among criminal networks: The role of response inhibition

Ghent University

Abstract: The project investigates the role of response inhibition in lying and its implications for lie detection. The main hypothesis is that lying

involves the activation of the truth, which next has to be inhibited. In a series of experiments with behavioural and neurophysiological measures this

hypothesis is investigated.

Organisations:

• Departement of Experimental clinical and health psychology

Researchers:

• Geert Crombez

A contrastive translation study of the non-prototypical agent in subject position

Ghent University

Abstract: This study aims at a comparative survey of semantic, syntactic and lexical features of English, French and Dutch non-prototypical agens

in subject position, the restreictions that apply to them and which alternative syntactic and lexical strategies are possible. A survey will also be

provided of translation techniques with an in-depth analysis of the correlations between the linguistic features and the translation techniques.

Organisations:

• Departement of French

Researchers:

• Dominique Willems

Construction of a bia-active meniscus via bio-plotting

Ghent University

Abstract: Bioplotting is a innovative technique enabling the construction of a saffold composed of materials with different characteristics. Moreover,

different cell types can be encapsultated during the plotting process. The aim of this project is the construction of a bio-active meniscus, composed

of a gelatinous core with embedded fibrochondrocytes and an outer more porous layer with fibroblasts.

Organisations:

• Department of Basic Medical Sciences


Researchers:

• Maria Cornelissen

• Peter Dubruel

Usability of deposition measurements of dioxins and Pcbs for CALUX

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: The aim of this project is to find out whether the Calux-method can be used to analyse deposition samples. Deposition measurements say

something about the quality of the ambient air and about the distribution of dioxins and PCBs in the environment.

Organisations:

• Chemistry

Researchers:

• WILLY BAEYENS

Elective surgery planning and scheduling: problems, formulations and algorithms.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: This project considers two fundamental problems that occur during the construction of surgery schedules in hospitals. In the first problem,

patients have to be assigned to operating rooms over a certain planning horizon. Two versions of this assignment problem can be identified. First,

there is the static version in which patients are chosen from a waiting list and are assigned to days and operating rooms. In this version, the

complete patient population is known at the art of the planning problem.The second problem is a dynamic version in which the assignment decision

is taken in real time and where there is unvertainty about the arrivalof future patients. This dynamic version constitutes the first researchtrack in this

project. After the patients have been assigned to days and operating rooms, the sequence of the surgeries within each operating room has to be

determined. This problem constitues the second research track in this research project. Both research tracks are considering e

Organisations:

Research Centre for Operations Managemen

Researchers:

• Erik Demeulemeester

• Brecht Cardoen

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

University of Antwerp

Abstract: In this project we will examine the effect of an autologous tumor vaccine on survival in a mouse model of acute myeloid leukemia. The

vaccine will consist of autologous tumor cells, injected together with Toll-like receptor ligands. The tumor and its environment will be studied using

bioluminescence and flow cytometry.

Organisations:

• VAXINFECTIO

Researchers:

• Evelien Smits

Food fermentation processes: (meta)genomics and microarray analysis

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: The research group of Industrial Microbiology and Food Biotechnology (IMDO) has been established in October 1994. IMDO's central

research mission is 'Research and Development for a Healthy Diet' through the study of the whole of microbial factors that influence (fermented)

food quality, in particular with respect to starter cultures (and adjunct- or co-cultures, bioprotective cultures, and other functional starter cultures)

and gut health.

The three major research lines are:

- Food fermentation processes: ecosystem analysis (Prof. Dr ir. Luc De Vuyst)

- Functional starter cultures: predictive modelling (Prof. Dr. ir. Frédéric Leroy)

- Food fermentation processes: (meta)genomics and microarray analysis (Dr. Stefan Weckx).

The main research objectives of 'Food fermentation processes: (meta)genomics and microarray analysis'are.

- exploration of the species diversity (plating and incubation, denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis, metagenomics) and functional analysis

(metabolite target analysis, transcriptome analysis) of traditional, artisan fermented foods (dairy products, meat products, sourdoughs, cocoa,

vegetables, sour beers): food ecosystem biodiversity, taxonomy, new taxa, new molecules (metabolites);

- polyphasic analysis of the community dynamics (culture-dependent and culture-independent) and metabolite kinetics of microbial food ecosystems.

Organisations:

• Applied Biological Sciences

Researchers:

• STEFAN WECKX

Smart Media in Flanders.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: The media landscape is changing drastically and traditional media companies are now competing with alternative business models that

are operating from an international context. The major question is what will be therole of the media companies in the future and how should the

business evolve?The aim of SMIF is to investigate the future models applicablein the meida industry that can create sustainable growth. The

consortium groups both major and minor players in the industyr, such as publishers, service providers and technology providers. ICRI provides legal

advice with regard to the design of an innovative system that uses existing retrieval and mining technology to monitor the activity of unauthorized

distribution of their content.

Organisations:

Research Unit Law and Information Techno

Researchers:

• Joseph Dumortier

• Peggy Valcke

APECON.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract


Organisations:

• Division of Gene Technology

Researchers:

• Bruno Goddeeris

• Rob Lavigne

Aging and executive control mechanisms: neural structure-function relationships for inhibitory control of bimanual

actions.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Aging is often associated with a progressive decline of cognitive and motor functions. However, recent evidence points to neuroplastic

changes , which remain manifest across the lifespan. This view has convincingly been supported by studies demonstrating the recruitment of extra

neural resources in older vs younger adults, i.e., age-related compensatory neural "overactivation". In the present project, we will go beyond these

base descriptions of compensatory networks by unraveling its deeper mechanisms during tasks requiring 'executive control'. In phase 1, we will

determine cortical overactivations in tasks requiring inhibition of planned responses and/or switching to different responses with the hypothesis that

basal ganglia (BG) degeneration/dysfunction may account for cortical overactivation. In phase 2, we will study inhibitory processes during complex

bimanual responses and will explore relations between overactivation and structural integrity of the cormus callosum. Detailed reg

Organisations:

• Movement Control & Neuroplasticity Resea

Researchers:

• Stefan Sunaert

• Stephan Swinnen

• Nicole Wenderoth

• Raf Meesen

• Daniel Goble

• James Coxon

Identification of biomarkers and new therapeutic targets in HTLV-1-associated pathologies.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Human T Lymphotropic Virus-1 (HTLV-1) was discovered 20 years ago as the first retrovirus associated to human cancer. In 3 to 5% of

infected individuals, the virus causes adult T cell leukaemia/lymphoma (ATL), an aggressive form of leukaemia, characterised by resistance to

chemotherapy and very poor prognosis (median survival time for the acute form: 6 months). Another 3 to 5% may develop HTLV I associated

myelopathy (HAM), also known as tropical spastic paraparesis (TSP), a progressive neurodegenerative disease, leading to gradual paralysis and,

eventually, death. In two decades, very little progress has been made in prevention of infection, clinical management or understanding of HTLV-1-

associated pathogenesis. Our goal is to obtain new insight into HTLV-1-associated pathogenesis, in a stepwise manner. First, we will collect and

manage epidemiologicic, clinical, virological and immunological HTLV-1 patient data (obtained through our collaboration with Brazil) in a database

system and

Organisations:

• Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiologic

Researchers:

• Anne-Mieke Vandamme

• Christophe Pannecouque

Investigation of hydrogels and cryogels with single molecule spectroscopy: from new synthetic strategies to in-situ

characterisation on molecular level.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Molecular Imaging and Photonics

Researchers:

• Johan Hofkens

A profound study of the anti-inflammatory condition of the mouse strain SPRET/Ei, with emphasis on the

glucocorticoidreceptor and the X chromosome

Ghent University

Abstract: The LPS-resistance of SPRET/Ei is genetically linked to chromosomes 2 and X, and dependent on higher glucocortiod receptor

expression levels. We want to search for the basis of this higher expression, and the relation with the loci on chromosomes 2 and X. We also want

to study the X-locus in more detail, to possibly identify a protecting gene.

Organisations:

• Department of Biomedical molecular biology

Researchers:

• Claude Libert

Biocompatibility and cariogenicity of composite dental restorative materials.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Information regarding biocompatibility and cariogenicity of composite restorative materials (tooth-colored fillings) is so far scarce. As

thepolymerization of composites is never complete (the degree of polymerization is usually around 50-60%), it has been shown that several

uncured components may be released. Even though clinical observations are reassuring, several disturbing studies have been published, warning

for possible biotoxic effects (allergenicity, cytotoxicity, mutagenicity, reproductive toxicity). In addition, there are some indications that monomers

leached out of composites may promote cariogenic bacteria, hence inducing secondary caries. The main aim of this translational research project

isto clear out the discrepancy between the alarming literature and the reassuring clinical observations. The biocompatibility will be investigated

multidisciplinarily by in-vivo (toxicokinetic research) and in-vitro research (cell cultures). Not only conventional resin-based dental m

Organisations:

• Conservative Dentistry

Researchers:

• Marc Quirynen

• Filip Meersman

• Peter Hoet

• Bartholomeus Van Meerbeek

• Eric Nies

• Jan Tytgat

• Wim Teughels


• Kirsten Van Landuyt

Words at vue - A psycholinguïstische study of noticing in the acquisition of vocabulary in a foreign language.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: Words at vue - A psycholinguïstische study of noticing in the acquisition of vocabulary in a foreign language.

Organisations:

• Language and literature

Researchers:

• MICHEL PIERRARD

• Alexis HOUSEN

Early event in the interaction of antigens/microorganisms with intestinal epithelial cells and intestinal dendritic cells:

development of new oral delivery system

Ghent University

Abstract: This project aims to study early events in the interaction of antigens/microorganisms with epithelial cells and intestinal dendritic cells

(DCs). Tolerogenic (ovalbumin), immunogenic (F4 fimbriae, CT and CT-B) as well as the less immunogetic F18 fimbriae will be used as antigens

and the pathogenic F4+enterotoxigenic E.coli, F18+verotoxigenic E.coli as well as the non-pathogenic E. coli HB101 and Lactococcus Lactis. A

genomic wide approach with the pig microarray of Affymetrix will be used to study the early responses and dual photon-microscopy to study the

passage of antigens/microorganisms through the epithelial barrier and their uptake by DCs.

Organisations:

• Departement of Pathology

Researchers:

• Claude Cuvelier

Genetic basis of phenotypic tolerance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Abstract: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a ubiquitous Gram-negative bacterium and also an important nosocomial pathogen and the major pathogen

chronically colonizing the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients. It is known for its high resistance to many antibiotics and for its capacity of adaptation to

stress conditions. The aim of the FWO project was to get a better insight into the mechanisms of persistence of P. aeruginosa after antibiotic

treatment as well as into the mechanisms involved in resistance to different stresses. The FWO project G.0299.07 project is a collaborative project

coordinated by prof. Jan Michiels (CMPG/KULeuven) and our group. The KULeuven group studies the physiology and the genes involved in the

persister phenotype. SCVs are slow growing phentypic variants that typically are more resistant to antibiotics and can revert to wild-type phenotype.

We are investigating such a gentamycin-resistant SCV from P. aeruginosa (PhD of Q. Wei). In both cases profound phenotypic changes were

observed including defective iron uptake and plating efficiency for the oxyR mutant as well as other phenotypic changes suggesting a disruption of

quorum sensing (Vinckx et al., 2008), and absence of the production of the PQS quorum sensing molecule in the SCV mutant this research

combines physiological characterization, transcriptomic, a,d proteomic analysis and is ongoing. We expect to submit two other publications based

on these results in a near future.

Organisations:

• Applied Biological Sciences

Researchers:

• PIERRE CORNELIS

Platform for advanced 3D-stacked image sensors

University College Ghent

Abstract: Abstract not yet available

Organisations:

• Faculty of Applied Engineering Sciences

• Department of Electronics

Researchers:

• Peter Veelaert

The Borrowed Gaze. Research of the use of displacement in time and space of the photographical image of the past in the

paintings of Karin Hanssen.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: The purpose of the research is to see how the flashback operates in figurative contemporary painting and to define its meaning, form and

use from a practical and a theoretical point of view.

This research of the flashback will take the work of Karin Hanssen (new and existing) as a point of departure. This will undergo a comparative

study with the work of other contemporary artists.

The kind of image that is used as source material and selected for this research is the public conventional photographic image from the recent past

(ca. 1950-ca.1980).

Organisations:

Research Centre for Visual Poetics

Researchers:

• Kurt Vanhoutte

Fatty acids in dairy cattle in relation to human and animal health.

University of Antwerp

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

by the FWO-expert panel.

Organisations:

• Veterinary physiology and biochemistry

Researchers:

• Peter Bols

• Jo Leroy

Unravelling the diversity in family firm performance: Effects of entrepreneurial orientation and family orientation on firm

performance across generations

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: During the last decade, there has been considerable debate whether family firms perform better than non-family firms. Contrary to existing

research, we want to unravel the diversity of family firm performance by considering it as a multidimensional construct encompassing both


economic as well as non-economic benefits such as emotional value. Moreover, this study will be one of the first to investigate the influence of

entrepreneurial (EO) and family orientation on family firm performance across generations in private family firms. In addition, we also examine how

family businesses generate and sustain entrepreneurial performance across generations. Taking into account family firm heterogeneity, in depth

research will be undertaken to unravel which organizational variables have a moderating and/or mediating effect on the entrepreneurial

orientation-performance relationship. By investigating these contingency relationships, we further our understanding of how EO contributes to

performance outcomes and whether certain organizational variables e.g. generational stage and family orientation moderate or mediate this

relationship. Based on an extensive survey multiple quantitative econometric techniques including multiplicative interaction models and instrumental

variable techniques such as two stage least squares will be performed in order to further our understanding of the entrepreneurial orientationperformance

puzzle at private family firms.

Organisations:

• Accountancy & Finance

• Governance

Research Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Researchers:

• Wim VOORDECKERS

• Tensie STEIJVERS

The sustainable improvement of the banana cropping system in Kagera Region and Kibondo District in Kigoma Region,

Tanzania.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: No English Abstract

Organisations:

• Division of Crop Biotechnics

Researchers:

• Rony Swennen

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

Ghent University

Abstract: 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.

Organisations:

• Department of Biochemistry and microbiology

Researchers:

• Savvas Savvides

The transparency of governance and the invisibility of power. An inquiry into the deficiencies of democratic

representation in transnational institutions.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: As a result of the globalization process different types of transnational institutions have come about in order to address coordination

problems that gradually fall outside the grasp of the individual nation-states.Referring to their representative status, these transnational institutions

claim democratic legitimacy. On the other hand, they seem to suffer from a democratic deficit: individual nation states and their citizenshave great

difficulty to consider themselves as the democratic basis for the decisions taken on this transnational level. The aim of the project is to

conceptualize the meaning of this 'democratic deficit'. As it makes clear that institutions should be more than just representativein order to be

considered as fully democratic. Previous research has indicated that democratic societies are dinstinct from others to the extent that their political

institutions represent its inner conflicts and dividedness. We conjecture that, today, transnational institutions lack thi

Organisations:

• Centre for Ethics, Social and Political

Researchers:

• Bart Raymaekers

• Antoon Braeckman

• Timmy Heysse

• Helder De Schutter

• Raf Geenens

On the roles of myeloid cell proteinases in an innate immune paradigm to understand autoimmunity.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Classical basic research on autoimmune diseases has been directed to the studies of antibody-producing B lymphocytes and autoantigen-specific

T cells. We have followed the path of discovery of cytokines, chemokines, proteinases and novel functions of innate immune cells

and integrated the knowledge of the action mechanisms of these molecules and immune cells into the concept of "formation of remnant epitopes".

Here, we want tocomplement this concept by probing additional innate immune mechanisms (receptor agonists) and extending the cytokinechemokine-proteinase

axisfrom organ-specific (multiple sclerosis, rheumatorid arthritis, diabetes) to systemic autoimmune diseases (e;g. systemic

lupus erythematosus). The latter part contains new dimensions in the study of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) as an inflammatory model

enzyme and a broad and unbiased exploration of the processing of intracellular enzyme-substrates into autoantigens in systemic autoimmune

diseases. To accomplish this

Organisations:

• Laboratory of Immunobiology (Rega Instit

Researchers:

• Philippe Van den Steen

• Ghislain Opdenakker

Labour market position and mobility of migrants, and its impact on the welfare state.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: The research question has two main parts:

1) What are the determinants of the gap between immigrants and natives in terms of their labour market position and mobility chances?

2) To what extent can immigration contribute to the financial sustainability of social security in general and for Belgium in particular, given the labour

market position and trajectories of immigrants?

Organisations:


• Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy

Researchers:

• Ive Marx

• Gerlinde Verbist

VIB-Identification of differential protein-protein interaction networks in CMT.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: VIB-Identification of differential protein-protein interaction networks in CMT.

Organisations:

• VIB DMG - Peripheral Neuropathies Group

Researchers:

• Vincent Timmerman

Construction of a bio-active meniscus via bio-plotting.

Ghent University

Abstract: Bioplotting is a innovative technique enabling the construction of a scaffold composed of materials with different characteristics. Moreover,

different cell types can be encapsulated during the plotting process. The aim of this project is the construction of a bio-active meniscus, composed

of a gelatinous core with embedded fibrochondrocytes and an outer more porous layer with fibroblasts.

Organisations:

• Department of Basic Medical Sciences

Researchers:

• Maria Cornelissen

• Peter Dubruel

• Heidi Declercq

• Peter Verdonk

The role of B-lymphocytes, T-lymphocytes and antigen-presenting cells in the human immune response to pneumococcal

polysaccharides.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Streptococcus pneumoniae is an important pathogenic bacterium. It is the most important cause of pneumonia and an important cause

ofmorbidity and mortality worldwide. The pneumococcal polysaccharides (caps-PS) are an important determinant of virulence and anti-caps-PS

antibodies confer protection against infection.nbsp;Our knowledgeon the regulation of the immune response to S. Pneumoniae in general and to

caps-PS in particular is limited.nbsp;Current research proposal is a continuation of previous work and aims at the elucidation of the molecular and

immunological mechanisms that govern the regulation of the human immune response to S. pneumoniae. The following points will be explicitly

addresssed: ·nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; To unravel the role of distinct Blymphocyte subsets (naive versus IgM memory versus switched memory B

lymphocytes) in the immune response to S. pneumoniae. ·nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; To unravel the mechanisms by which T lymphoycytes and antigen

presenting cells affect the immune resp

Organisations:

• Laboratory of Clinical Bacteriology and

Researchers:

• Xavier Bossuyt

• Isabelle Meyts

The French Jesuit missionaries shaped by the Chinese.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: The arrival of the french Jesuit missionaries in China in 1688 meant a significant change in the early Sino-European contacts. First, they

werenot sent as missionaries by the Pope but as "Mathématiciens du Roy" by Louis XIV and they were corresponding members of the newly

founded Académie Royale des Sciences. Next, their background was no longer that of Renaissance as it was in the case of Matteo Ricci or

Ferdinand Verbiest, but they originated from a France that was in the midst of a transition period between Renaissance and modernity. Finally, their

Western writingsabout China were not limited to proto-ethnographic descriptions, but they engaged in in-depth studies of a wide variety of aspects

of Chinese culture, sciences, and arts that eventually influenced Enlightenment thinkers such as Voltaire, Montesquieu, Rousseau or Leibniz.The

present project wants to take a new and fresh look at this topic by focussing onthe Chinese side of the story: How did the Chinese interact with the

Fr

Organisations:

• Sinology @ Leuven

Researchers:

• Nicolas Standaert

Mechanisms of GABAergic deficiency in the fragile X syndrome.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: The principal objective of the proposed study is to understand the mechanisms behind the neuropathology of fragile X syndrome using a

knockout mouse model for the syndrome. In particular we aim to investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms behind the reduced expression

of the different components of the GABAergic system in fragile X syndrome. The outcome will provide a possible base for rational drug treatment of

the fragile X syndrome.

Organisations:

• Cognitive Genetics (COGNET)

Researchers:

• Frank Kooy

Molecular mechanism of Transportin-SR2 mediated nuclear import of HIV.

K.U.Leuven

Abstract: Transportin-SR2 was described by our group as nuclear import factor of HIV. In this project we will study the structure-function relationship

of the interaction. We will develop assays for nuclear imprt and develop small molecules.

Organisations:

• Molecular Virology and Gene Therapy

Researchers:

• Zeger Debyser

• Frauke Christ


SILASOL: New Silicon Materials for Solar Applications

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: The SILASOL project focuses on new silicon-based materials for PV applications: by changing the shape of the silicon material (thinner

wafers, quantum effects), or the synthesis method (CVD, mechanical cleavage),

the new Si material acquires specific properties (bandgap, crystallinity) that can be used advantageously for PV applications, or that require specific

care to be used as a base material for solar cell. This project targets all the specific technologies to be developed for these photovoltaic materials of

the future.

The consortium is chosen to benefit from the strong synergies between the major research institutes in Flanders.

Organisations:

• Materials Physics

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Jean MANCA

• Milos NESLADEK

Agreement between LSM and AUHL and the Association KUL concerning the project ' academic engineering education'.

Universiteit Hasselt

Abstract: Because of the changes in higher education , the education of engineers in Limburg at Xios Hogeschool Limburg and Katholieke

Hogeschool Limburg are under pressure. On the one hand there is the rationalisation movement and on the other hand the academisation of the

four year programs at the university colleges. In order to cope with all of this and to put this engineer program, which is extremely important for the

Limburg economy, firmly on the map, an association transcending cooperation is introduced and the various engineer programs are integrated in

one common association faculty.Accreditation as an academic program depends primarily on the quantity and quality of the research base. By the

momentum of the LSM project financing, the research expansion is launched. Besides Xios and KHLim, Hasselt University and KULeuven are also

partners in this LSM-project.

Organisations:

• Electronical & Mechanical Applied Physics

• Materials Physics

• Institute for Materials Research

Researchers:

• Marc D'OLIESLAEGER

Statistical Relational Learning of Natural Language.

University of Antwerp

Abstract: This project wants to investigate how techniques of statistical relational learning can be used for natural language processing. The focus

will be on challenging natural langauge processing tasks, such as semantic role labeling, where syntac and semantic depedencies, structured and

unstructured data, local and global models, and probabilistic and logical information must be combined with one another. For what concerns

statistical relational learning, the emphasis will lie on probabilistic extensions of the programming language Prolog. The project does not only aim at

obtaining improved natural language processing techniques but also better algorithms and systems for statistical relational learning.

Organisations:

• Centre for Computational Linguistics and Psycholinguistics (CLiPS)

Researchers:

• Walter Daelemans

Risk evaluation of chemical substances with intelligent Testing: do toxicogenomics ensure the missing link?

University of Antwerp

Abstract: 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.

Organisations:

• Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research (SPHERE)

Researchers:

• Wim De Coen

• Nathalie Dom

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