Evaluating the effect of sampling site and cryopreservation on blood cell counts for various subpopulations University of Antwerp
The goal of the project is to develop alpha-fetoprotein immunoassays in whole blood for effective point-of-care (POC) diagnostics, including optimal red-infrared (RIR) quantum dots (QDs), their surface modification, assay format and readout system. Comparison of assay outcomes for whole blood, plasma and serum will be performed to prove (or disprove) possibility of whole blood POC diagnostic based on immunoassay with RIR QD as label.
Blood sampling via dried blood spots has many advantages and is being applied in many areas. However, this sampling strategy is associated with several limitations and issues, with as most important issue the hematocrit. In this project, we will focus particularly on the hematocrit problem and we will develop new applications, based upon quantitative dried blood spot analysis.
CD56+ human blood dendritic cells: unique mediators of strong natural killer and gamma/delta T cell activation to promote antigen-specific T cell immune responses in health and disease. University of Antwerp
Synthetic organogenesis: the role of blood vessels in orchestrating the development and morphogenesis of ectopic miniorgans Vrije Universiteit Brussel
BLOOD PRESSURE INDUCED PREMATURE VENTRICULAR BEATS AS TRIGGERS FOR VENTRICULAR ARRHYTHMIA IN ISCHEMIC CARDIOMYOPATHY KU Leuven
Isotopic analysis of Cu, Fe and Zn in whole blood, serum and cerebrospinal fluid via multi-collector ICP - mass spectrometry: a novel approach to obtain insight into metabolism and to diagnose metal-related diseases Ghent University
The isotopic composition of Cu, Fe and Zn will be determined in whole blood, serum and cerebrospinal fluid via multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometry. Novel and improved analytical methods will be developed for this purpose. The capabiities of this approach for i) providing an enhanced insight into the metabolism of these transition metals and ii) diagnosis of diseases will be evaluated.