True generalist arthropod herbivores, such as spider mites, are rare but important economic pests. The strong adaptive potential of this species was previously studied on the gene expression level, revealing unexpected plasticity. However, the genomic underpinning of adaptation has not been studied for complex traits, and are the subject of this proposal.
The hidden genetics of Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathies: a multi-omics approach. University of Antwerp
ZAP office in the Transmission Genetics of pets Ghent University
Minimally invasive technology for trans-vascular opto genetics Ghent University
Next-generation genetics of early-onset dementia to increase our appreciation of the molecular signatures of dementia. University of Antwerp
Neurodegenerative disorders are extremely debilitating conditions. They affect motoric (ALS, Parkinson) or cognitive systems (Alzheimer, Frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson in late stages). Curative therapy is much needed but only symptomatic treatment based on neurotransmitter substitution is available for Parkinson, and more limited, for Alzheimer. All in all, for the advanced stages of neurodegenerative diseases, only palliative help can be ...