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Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research (SPHERE) University of Antwerp

The research group conducts fundamental and applied research concerning the adaptation of aquatic and terrestrial organisms to their environment and the effects of environmental contamination on the health status of organisms, populations and communities. Within this framework three lines of research can be distinguished. The first line is work concerning the bioavailability and accumulation of environmental contaminants, the second line ...

Flanders Marine Institute Flanders Marine Institute

Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) is an autonomous institute with the legal status of a non-profit organisation and was founded in 1999. VLIZ is the coordination and information platform for marine scientific research in Flanders, is a node for marine and coastal research and acts as an international contact point.

The tasks of VLIZ can be summarised as follows:
- Coordination and management of research infrastructure: ...

Laboratory for Cytogenetics and Genome Research KU Leuven


The Laboratory for Cytogenetics and Genome Research has three focus areas. First, the laboratory is at the forefront of genomic technology development and implementation. During the last five years, the laboratory focused on implementing array CGH in molecular diagnostics and on novel applications of array CGH. A major area of attention is the detection of genome wide CNV and SNP detection in single cells. Currently, the laboratory is ...

Laboratory of Cell Death Research & Therapy KU Leuven


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 ...

Flanders Hydraulics Research Flanders Hydraulics Research


For more than 85 years, Flanders Hydraulics Research (FHR) has been a centre of expertise for research and advice on hydraulic, nautical, sediment-related and hydrological topics. As a scientific institute and technical support service, we are a division of the department of Mobility and Public Works of the Government of Flanders. Flanders Hydraulics Research supports the preparation and execution of the policy of the Government of Flanders ...

Research Group for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation KU Leuven


The aim of the MusculoSkeletal Rehabilitation research group (MSR) is to advance the evaluation and therapeutic intervention for musculoskeletal disorders of different target populations including (elite) athletes, people with spinal pain, and the frail elderly. The applied and translational research of the MSR group contributes in particular to the understanding of neuromuscular and proprioceptive control of human posture and movement in ...