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Peter Verstraelen

  • Research interest:- The study of neurodegeneration in in vitro cell culture models using quantitative fluorescence microscopy and high-content screening- Studying the role of the microbiome-gut-brain axis in neurodegeneration with in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo preclinical models
  • Keywords:MICROSCOPY, NEURONAL CULTURES, NEURONAL NETWORKS, CELL CULTURES, Biomedical sciences (incl. biochemistry)
  • Disciplines:Gastro-enterology, Neurosciences not elsewhere classified
  • Research techniques:primary hippocampal, cortical and myenteric cultures, iPSC-derived neuronal culture, tissue prelevation (gut/brain), ex vivo modeling (Ussing/Yissachar), fluorescent labeling (genetic, antibody, dye), fluorescence microscopy (epifluorescence, scanning confocal, spinning disk confocal, high-throughput, light sheet, live cell imaging), image analysis (fiji, cellprofiler), molecular analyses (PCR, qPCR, bulk RNA-Seq, cloning, viral vector production), protein quantification (western blot, milliplex, mesoscale discovery), data analysis (excel, graphpad prism, R)
  • Users of research expertise:researchers that have an interest in preclinical models of neurodegeneration and/or advanced light microscopy of biological samples