The Laboratory of Cell Death Research & Therapy researches Defective regulation of cell death, especially in the form of apoptosis, contributes to the development of crucial pathologies including cancer and plays a major role in chemoresistance. Mechanisms regulating cancer cell death also affect the emission of ‘danger signals’ from the stressed/dying cells, which critically define their ‘immunogenic character’ and impact the initiation ...
Elke Van De Walle Ghent University
Wouter Van De Walle KU Leuven
The main focus of the research of the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Signaling is Ca2+ signalling in health and disease. We have a longstanding tradition in the investigation of cellular Ca2+ signalling both in single cells and in cell populations. We have developed a number of state-of-the-art techniques including fluorescence and confocal microscopy, luminescence and fluorescence multiplate reader, flux experiments with 45Ca2+ and a ...
Centre for Food and Microbial Technology KU Leuven
Research topics of this unit are:
• Physical methods for microbial inactivation
• Natural antimicrobial components
• Microbial stress response and stress resistance
• New techniques for food preservation
The cluster Bioengineering Technology aims to translate basic research and to enhance practical applications for the food and beverage industry, sustainable crop production, sustainable livestock production, ecosystem management and remediation, and biotechnology in general.