15/02/2017 - 09:30

Start it @kbc, de grootste incubator van België, stelde eerder deze week zijn gloednieuwe lichting van 38 start-ups voor. De vakjury selecteerde hen uit de maar liefst 143 businessvoorstellen die in januari werden ingediend. Een van deze projecten is van VUB-masterstudent Ingenieurswetenschappen: Computerwetenschappen Jente Rosseel.

10/02/2017 - 14:00

On February 10th 2017 Jaime Alberto Chavarriaga Lozano obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Using Multiple Feature Models of Domains and Regulations to Develop Configuration Systems
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Viviane Jonckers, Prof. Dr. Rubby Casallas
Joint PhD with Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia

03/02/2017 - 17:00

On February 3 2017  Laura van Bergen obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Insights into the architectural design of the active site of AhpE peroxiredoxin through an experimental and computational approach
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Frank De Proft, Prof. Dr. Joris Messens and Prof. Dr. Mercedes Alonso

30/01/2017 - 20:00

Vrouwelijke wetenschappers bepalen mee de geschiedenis. Ook nu. Maar te vaak blijven ze onopgemerkt. Het is hoog tijd ze een podium te geven. Met die boodschap nodigden Caroline Pauwels, rector van de Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Yvon Englert, rector van de Université Libre de Bruxelles, en het Brussels Institute of Mathematics (BIMS) maar liefst 400 gasten uit op maandag 30 januari voor een exclusieve avant-première van de film Hidden Figures.

27/01/2017 - 18:00

On January 27th 2017 Kevin Van Vaerenbergh obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Model-free Reinforcement Learning for Real-world Applications
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Ann Nowé

25/01/2017 - 17:00

On January 25th 2017 David Laureys obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Bioengineering Sciences (VUB) and Doctor of Science: Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Univ. Gent)
with the following doctoral thesis: Microbial species diversity, community dynamics, substrate consumption, and metabolite production during water kefir fermentation
Promotors: Prof. Dr. ir. Luc De Vuyst & Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme
Joint PhD with Universiteit Gent

24/01/2017 - 10:45

In the human body, so-called dendritic cells are responsible for activating our immune system. While researchers previously believed that tumors could repress these dendritic cells – blocking an adequate natural cancer defense mechanism – a new study has painted a more positive picture. A team led by prof. Jo Van Ginderachter (VIB-Vrije Universiteit Brussel) revealed that two immune response-stimulating dendritic cell types do exist within tumors. The scientists were able to isolate these cells and use them to “vaccinate” tumors, slowing tumor growth. This success could lead to innovative new cancer immunotherapies. The results of the study are published in the high-impact journal Nature Communications.

20/01/2017 - 12:00

On January 20th 2017 Nolwenn Lemaïtre obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences (VUB) and Doctor in Marine Sciences (UBO-IUEM)
with the following doctoral thesis:  Multi-proxy approach (234Th, Baxs) of export and remineralisation fluxes of carbon and biogenic elements associated ith the oceanic biological pump
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Frank Dehairs & Dr. Geraldine Sarthou
Joint PhD with Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France