The prenatal exposome and cardiovascular fetal programming: the role of telomere ageing dynamics. Hasselt University
On epigenetics and how 'environmental' factors contribute to the long-term legacy of pediatric critical illness KU Leuven
Critically ill patients are patients who, due to a variety of triggering medical conditions, require vital organ support to avoid imminent death. Despite major progress in intensive care the patients still face a high mortality risk. Moreover, critical illness is hallmarked by features of accelerated aging where many patients experience an adverse legacy of the illness long after hospital discharge. This is mostly described for adults and ...
Long-term effects of metal pollution: linking telomere dynamics, biological aging, infection and fitness. University of Antwerp
FWO travel credit for a long stay abroad at the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) Barcelona Spain. Hasselt University
Cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease is characterized by recurrent cycles of infection and inflammation, leading to airway remodelling. Central to this doctoral thesis was the use of end-stage CF lungs in order to gain further insight into small airway disease and the inflammatory pattern eventually culminating in respiratory failure. Firstly, using high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and micro-CT, we demonstrated that small airway ...