Interaction of the tumor microenvironment and tumor cell compartment Tumor niches and therapeutic resistance Resistance to antiangiogenic therapy Vascular and immunomodulation in cancer
Centre for the study of Democracy, Signification and Resistance Vrije Universiteit Brussel
DESIRE performs critical research into the political-democratic nature of societal processes and their discursive-significatory dimensions.
Crucial within DESIRE's remit is the study of the logics of power, how power strategies are developed and resisted and how signification intervenes into these power logics. DESIRE's areas of interest thus include the many societal fields where meaning is produced and circulated, including the media ...
Clinical Trials Unit Institute of Tropical Medicine
The Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) belongs to the Clinical Sciences Department at ITM. It is mandated to manage and support non-commercial clinical trials (except phase I) and intervention researches carried out overseas and addressing health problems of developing countries. It has been fully operational since the start of 2007, and it is supported by the Department of Economy, Science and Innovation of the Flemish Government.
The CTU ...
The research interests from the Laboratory for Mechanisms of Cell Transformation are focused on understanding the cooperative interactions that conspire to promote tumorigenic transformation. To discover drivers of cancer development and progression, they create experimental models of cell transformation derived from primary human cells that mimic alterations found in human cancer samples. These models provide a useful platform to delineate ...
Malariology Institute of Tropical Medicine
The Unit of Malariology, led by Prof. Anna Rosanas-Urgell, conducts research on human malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax parasites. Our projects are conducted in collaboration with partner Institutions in Peru, Vietnam, Burkina Faso, Mozambique and Papua New Guinea.
The unit focuses its research activities on three main lines:
- Mechanism and regulation of P. vivax invasion ...
The Division MeBios (Mechatronics, Biostatistics and Sensors) investigates the interaction between biological systems and physical processes. The emphasis is on the measurement of properties of biological products and process variables, the analysis of the measured signals by means of advanced statistical methods, process and equipment design, optimisation and control. Mathematical models to describe the working principles of biological ...
Microbial and Plant Genetics (CMPG) 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 ...
Molecular Parasitology Institute of Tropical Medicine
In the Unit of Molecular Parasitology, the focus lays on Leishmania, with a particular attention on drug-resistance and associated phenotypes (drug resistant parasites are also more virulent). Genomics and metabolomics are running since 4 years and we now enter the phase of functional testing of the importance of gene dosage in the survival skills of the parasite; integration in a true systems biology approach ...
Power in History - Centre for Political History University of Antwerp
Sexually Transmitted Infections Institute of Tropical Medicine
This unit was established in January 2012. The fulltime members are Chris Kenyon (head), Kara Osbak and Ilan Schwartz (PhD Students). We collaborate extensively with the units of Prof Xaveer Van Ostade (Antwerp University), Prof Philippe Buscher (ITM), Prof Jacques van Lankveld (Open University), Prof Rebecca Brotman (University of Maryland) as well as a number of other units in the ITM, UA and South African institutions.Main ...