Sabbatical Locquet: Thin film coatings and layer transfer techniques for crystalline oxide mirrors. KU Leuven
The research activities to be performed during the sabbatical are related to the development of crystalline oxide coatings for gravitational wave detector mirror bodies consisting of either Silicon or Sapphire. One of the key challenges in this field is the Quantum vibration (Brownian motion) noise of the mirror coatings that has become a limiting factor in the overall performance of the GW detector. The focus of the effort is on exploring ...
Ion channel modulators to treat itch Ghent University
Chronic itch can be devastating to such an extent that some patients report a willingness to accept a shorter lifespan in return for an alleviating treatment. Itch, or pruritis, is commonly
associated with a primary skin disorder; however, in a substantial subset of patients, pruritis originates from an unknown origin. Even though pruritus occurs in nearly 20% of adults,
treatment options are typically limited to over-the-counter ...
Sabbatical Veerle Colaert: Handbook FInancial Regulation / Research Project Sustainable Finance KU Leuven
I am developing a research project on “Sustainable Finance”. Since the European Commission launched its Sustainable Finance Action Plan in March 2018, numerous legislative initiatives have been taken to weave sustainability into financial regulation. As a result, within a few years, the entire regulatory framework will have been rewritten to encourage the financial sector to finance sustainable projects. Although a great deal of research has ...
Sabbatical: Dirk Springael:Meta-proteomics als hulpmiddel om gemeenschapsbrede activiteit van het mobiele genetische element te onderzoeken - insertie element IS1071 KU Leuven
Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) plays an important role in microbial adaptation. HGT is governed by the
“mobilome”, i.e., the pool of mobile genetic elements (MGEs) including plasmids, transposons, insertion
sequences, integrons etc. Their presence and abundances in microbial communities can be shown by techniques
as quantitative PCR and meta-genomics but that does not necessarily imply their activity that depends both on ...
Targeting phosphodiesterase 4D (PDE4D) isoforms, a novel approach to boost repair in multiple sclerosis Hasselt University
Sabbatical: Albert Van Bael: innovations in the modeling of 3D printed shape memory polymers and sheet metal forming processes. KU Leuven
My research will focus on innovations in the modeling of 3D printed shape memory polymers and sheet metal forming processes. The aim
is to realize significant extensions of the functionalities of the software that we developed in KU Leuven IOF Knowledge Platform
“Multiscale Simulations of Plastic Metal Forming Processes” (2012-2017). The research on polymers will be conducted in collaboration
with profs. K. Jansen and S. ...
Sabbatical: Bert Broeckaert: Palliative sedation, dying and death and dealing with ethical questions at the beginning of life in a multicultural and multi-religious context KU Leuven
In this sabbatical period I want to do three things. First, I want to give a new impulse to the line of research that I have developed since 1998 with regard to palliative sedation and that I have neglected somewhat the last few years. In particular, I want to prepare and submit a new research project that maps the contemporary reality of palliative sedation in Flemish palliative units and places it in an international context. I also want to ...
FWO Sabbatical Prof. Danny Praet Ghent University
I would like to do two things. Finish the project of the Bibliotheca Cumontiana, the editorial project of the
Academia Belgica in Rome which holds the archives of the Ghent historian of religion Franz Cumont (1868-1947).
I am one of the general editors of the Bibliotheca, responsible for seven volumes of so-called Scripta Minora.
These volumes include critical historiographical introductions which reflect upon the ...