Basic (bio-) Medical Sciences Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Biology of the Testis Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Our research team studies spermatogenesis with a special focus on spermatogonial stem cells. Our current aim is to develop strategies in order to prevent infertility after gonadotoxic treatments. Fertility can be preserved by either limiting the loss of gametes and their precursors or by storing gametes and/or their precursors. Gonadotoxicity is an important side effect of cancer treatments. While adult men can bank their spermatozoa prior to ...
Cardio-vascular diseases Vrije Universiteit Brussel
In the UZ Brussel the 4 departments of Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, the Heart Rhythm Management Center and Vascular Surgery, decided to cluster their efforts into the cluster CHVZ in 2009. The objectives were to optimalize the clinical care of patients with cardio-vascular diseases. The research group "Centrum Hart-en Vaatziekten" - CHVZ - was created in 2010 with the objective to centralize the research in 2 main research topics and to ...
Cell Genetics Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The laboratory for Cell Genetics (Cytogenetics) studies variation in genotype and phenotype, cell division pathways, cell death and genetic changes relevant for the increase of cancer in human. Genotoxicity tests assess the induction of DNA damage, gene mutations, structural and numerical chromosome aberrations. Their predictivity for cancer induction is supported by international studies relating mutations and activation of cancer related ...
Centre for Medical Genetics Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Topic A : Identification of new mutations in hereditary diseases (W. Lissens, I. Liebaers), more in particular: - cystic fibrosis - iduronate sulphate deficiency - Beta-glucuronidase deficiency - anti thrombosis III deficiency Topic B : Preimplantation genetics/expression (Liebaers I, Lissens W.) - expression Beta-hexosaminidase in mouse and human embryo's - preimplantation diagnosis in couples at risk for cysticfibrosis (F508) or couples at ...
Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics KU Leuven
Research topics of this unit are:
• Bacteria-plant interactions
• Symbiosis between Rhizobium etli and Phaseolus vulgaris
• Symbiotic nitrogen fixation
• Quorum sensing and biofilm formation in Rhizobium
• Bacterial physiology: the stringent response in Rhizobium
• Type III protein secretion in Rhizobium
• Calcium-binding proteins in bacteria
• Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and tolerance in ...
Cognitive Genetics (COGNET) University of Antwerp
Department of Biophysics Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Topic A: Improvement of resistance against stress in plants Investigation of enzyme activities and substrate concentrations as a function of degree of resistance against oxidative stress in tabaco and maize Development of stress resistant crops by molecular improvement Topic B: Photosynthesis Investigation of photosynthetic capacity of genetically transformed maize and tabaco plants in which one or a number of enzymes involved in the ...
Department of Embryology and Genetics Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The Research Department of Embryology and Genetics (EMGE) is linked to the Centres for Medical Genetics and Reproductive Medicine and the Department of Paediatrics of the UZ Brussel and consists of several research clusters. Historically, the group has been interested in metabolic diseases such as lysosomal storage diseases and this has led to the close collaboration with the neuro-paediatricians of the hospital, investigating mitochondrial ...