Impact of forest conversion on the prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato genotypes in the sheep tick Ixodes ricunus and the risk of Lyme disease Ghent University
Tick-borne diseases are a growing public health concern globally as their incidence is rising. However, the spatiotemporal dynamics of questing ticks infected with human pathogens such as the Lyme borreliosis bacteria, remain largely unclear. We investigated the transmission dynamics of common tick-borne pathogens, focusing mainly on Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (U+2018BorreliaU+2019) and the impact of ecological ...
Analysis of transferability of a Korean LUTI (Land-use and transportation interaction model) to Flanders Hasselt University
Microfluidics for single-cell omics. the C1 Single-Cell Auto Prep System, BioMark HD System and IFC controllers (Fluidigm) for single-cell analyses KU Leuven
Advances in whole-genome and whole-transcriptome amplification have permitted the sequencing of the DNA and RNA present in a single cell, offering a window into the extent and nature of genomic and transcriptomic heterogeneity which occurs in both normal development and disease. Single-cell approaches are revolutionising our capacity to understand the scale of genomic, epigenomic and transcriptomic diversity that occurs during the lifetime of ...
Evolution en phylogeny of lianas in the genus Hydrangea sensu lato (Hydrangeaceae). A biomechanical, morphological and anatomical study in the framework of a molecular phylogeny Ghent University
This project will 1) show the phylogenetic relationships between the taxa of the tribe Hydrangeeae, based on micromorphological and molecular studies, 2) revise the American Hyrangea section Cornidia based on material to be collected in the wild, and 3) obtain insight in the evolution of growth forms in the tribe Hydragneeae based on biomechanical and anatomical studies.
W&T sholarship Luo Yu Ghent University
Role of autophagy in normal and atherosclerotic arteries University of Antwerp
Fetal surgery has become a reality, and the introduction of minimally invasive techniques broadens potentially the scope of conditions. In urinary tract obstruction the main obstacles are (non-invasive) assessment of deterioration of renal function and technical limitations to explore the bladder neck at the time of in utero surgery. Gastroschisis can technically also be covered, though formal assessment of the benefits must still take ...