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Recently, members of the VUB AMGC research group (PhD-student Matthias Sinnesael (FWO) and former PhD-student dr. David De Vleeschouwer (MARUM, Bremen) visited prof. Miroslav Zivanovic from the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in UPNA, Pamplona. This visit is a part of an international collaboration between geologists and engineers who have joined their forces in the study of cyclic (paleo-) climate research. The geologists are experienced and interested in cyclostratigraphy while the engineers – also in collaboration with VUB professor Johan Schoukens from the ELEC research group - have an extensive knowhow in the field of signal processing.
Both expertise’s are bundled and resulted in exciting new ideas and corresponding output. Last year a first shared Open Access publication was published in Geoscientific Model Development (http://www.geosci-model-dev.net/9/3517/2016/gmd-9-3517-2016.html) and there is a sustained collaboration in the new Cyclostratigraphy Intercomparison Project (http://we.vub.ac.be/en/cyclostratigraphy-intercomparison-project ). Now the project received some local media attention during the last visit in Pamplona: http://www.unavarra.es/actualidad/noticias?contentId=228365
On May 15th 2017 Daniele Raimondi obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Bioengineering Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
The effect of genome variation on human proteins: understanding variants and improving their deleteriousness prediction through extensive contextualisation.
Joint PhD with Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Wim Vranken (VUB); Prof. Dr. Tom Lenaerts (ULB) and Prof. Dr. Marianne Rooman (ULB)
On May 4th 2017 Severine Matthijs obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Diversity and Evolution of Host-Defense Peptides in Frogs (Amphibia: Anura): a Phylogenomic Approach
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Kim Roelants