Abdominal Surgical Oncology KU Leuven
Abdominal Surgical Oncology
- Diagnostic and therapeutic animal models of liver metastasis and peritoneal carcinomatosis from colorectal cancer
- Detection of circulating cancer cells in colorectal, liver, and pancreatic cancer
- Gene-expression profiling and proteomic studies in pancreatic, liver, and biliary cancer
- Innovations in minimally invasive surgery for colorectal, liver, pancreas, and biliairy cancer
Gerontology and Geriatrics KU Leuven
Our division focuses on gerontological and geriatric research and includes basic through clinical studies, with special expertise in clinical trial design in old age. Over the past years, three main research lines have been established: ‘musculoskeletal frailty in the elderly’, ‘cognitive disorders and dementia in the elderly’, and ‘models and quality of healthcare for the elderly’. Here, we focus on research on osteoporosis, sarcopenia and ...
Our research is aimed at better understanding of the VWF/ADAMTS13/platelet axis in hemostatic, thrombotic and inflammatory processes. We use various in vivo models, combined with intravital microscopy to study molecular and cellular interactions. In particular, we focus on designing novel therapeutic strategies that interfere with von Willebrand factor function for treatment of thrombo-inflammatory disease.
Department of Surgery Ghent University
Developmental Psychiatry KU Leuven
Research focuses on the perceptual, cognitive, socio-affective, neural and genetic determinants of neurodevelopmental disorders and child psychiatric conditions (ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder). Translational research comprises the development of diagnostic biomarkers and therapeutic strategies, improvement of the transition from child to adult mental health care, and the implementation of Routine Outcome Measurement in the forensic ...
Reproduction and Genetcis Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The core business of REGE is the interphase between reproduction and genetics, a wide discipline covering several subdisciplines. Male infertility and the search for genes involved in spermatogenensis is a first topic that is mainly investigated within the Centre for Medical Genetics. A second important topic covers the (epi)genetics of embryos and embryonic stem cells, amongst others the investigation of chromosomal abnormalities, epigenetic ...
Our research is focused on understanding the mechanisms gearing protein folding and misfolding and their relation to human disease. In particular we are investigating how protein aggregation affects the cellular interactome by suppressing native interactions but also by introducing novel aggregation-specific interactions. The latter are especially relevant as they are usually associated to gain of function activities such as neurotoxicity ...
The Laboratory of Experimental Urology is a multidisciplinary research group related with KU Leuven and University Hospitals Leuven. Our aims are to increase current understanding about lower urinary tract pathophysiology, sexual dysfunction and prostate cancer.The second researh group is the Female Pelvic Floor Dysfunction group. By conducting innovative research we strive to improve patient outcomes.