Coastal defense systems based on the ‘Building with Nature’ principles: interdisciplinary project on coastal and ecology engineering and marine biology. Ghent University
Salt marsh and seagrass meadow ecosystems with high ecological and economical values play an important role in dissipating energy from waves and currents. In this research we develop a pioneering 3D numerical and analytical model validated using experiments from the new state-of-the-art wave &
current tank and seawater flume in GreenBridge, to achieve new insights in the waves-currentvegetation interaction.
Structural biology of Interleukin-34, a novel cytokine ligand for colony stimulating factor 1 receptor (CSF-1R) Ghent University
We propose an interdisciplinary research project at the frontline of molecular structural biology to dissect the interaction of a novel cytokine, interleukin 34, with its hematopoietic RTKIII receptor, Colony Stimulating Factor1 Receptor. The proposed research project aims to elucidate the structural, kinetic and thermodynamic determinants that dictate this unusual cytokinereceptor specificity, using both experimental and computational ...
The structural biology of Interleukin-34, a novel cytokine-ligand for the colony stimulating factor 1 receptor (CSF1R) Ghent University
We propose an interdisciplinary research project at the frontline of molecular structural biology to dissect the interaction of a novel cytokine, Interleukin-34; with its hematopoietic RTKIII receptor, Colony Stimulating Factor-1 Receptor. The proposed research project aims to elucidate the structural, kinetic and thermodynamic determinants that dictate this unusual cytokine-receptor specificity, using both experimental and computational ...
Linking pathology with ecology to preserve commonness of a declining emblematic species, the common toad (Bufo bufo) Ghent University
Declines of common species compromise ecosystem functioning. The European common toad is emblematic for a common species in decline. Using a multidisciplinary (veterinary sciences, toxicology, ecology) approach, this project aims at unraveling the complex interplay between the causes and mechanisms of toad declines, which will allow informing biodiversity conservation.
GCE - Global Change Ecology. University of Antwerp
Infectious disease models: wildlife ecology, ecological disturbance and transmission to humans. University of Antwerp
Community ecology of Tanzanian bats and cross-species transmission of their viruses. University of Antwerp
Sabbatical Luc Brendonck: Ecology, evolution, conservation and ecotoxicology of temporary aquatic systems KU Leuven
During my research sabbatical I will collaborate with expert teams in Spain (UV and CSIC) and South Africa (NWU). As part of ongoing projects I will jointly study topics that belong to the core of my research portfolio. With teams at CSIC and NWU I will study the ecology of temporary wetlands by combined field work and experimental approaches. With the CSIC team I will focus on the ongoing impact of climate change on ...