Vakgroep Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen
Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen (DBIT)
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.

27/09/2016 - 15:00

On September 27th 2016 Ahmed Mohamed Mysara Abdelwahab obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Bio-engineering Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
From Sequencing Reads to Microbial Diversity: Bioinformatic Algorithms for Processing Amplicon Sequencing Data
Joint PhD with KUL
Promotors: Prof. Dr. D. Charlier & Prof. Dr. J. Raes & Dr. P. Monsieurs

26/09/2016 - 17:00

On September 26th 2016 Alexandra Vandervelde obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Bio-engineering Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Mechanisms of transcription regulation in prokaryotic toxin-antitoxin modules
Promotors: Prof. Dr. ir. R. Loris & Prof. Dr. J. Danckaert & Prof. Dr. H. De Greve

15/09/2016 - 17:00

On September 15th 2016 Amanda Sparkes obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Bio-engineering Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Nanobodies as Tools to Monitor Myeloid Cells and Modulate Inflammatory Responses during Disease States
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Patrick De Baetselier, Prof. Dr. ir. Geert Raes & Dr. ir. Benoît Stijlemans

14/09/2016 - 11:15

On September 6th 2016 Raluca FLOREA obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Bioengineering Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Targeting Plasmodium falciparum PfSUB-2 and VAR2CSA proteins to gain new insights in malaria-host interactions.
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Stefan Magez

24/08/2016 - 16:30

On August 24th 2016 Florence Kauffmann obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Bioengineering Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Exploring the immunopathology during Leishmania donovani and Leishmania major infections.
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Stefan Magez & Prof. Dr. Carl De Trez

19/08/2016 - 17:00

On August 19th 2016 Henning Harth obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Bio-engineering Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Microbial species diversity, community dynamics and metabolite formation kinetics of spontaneous barley, teff, and oat sourdough productions
Promotor: Prof. Dr. ir. Luc De Vuyst

01/07/2016 - 10:15

The 2016 “Solvay Prize” is awarded to Dr. Bert Wouters (promotor Prof. dr. S. Eeltink) for his work on groundbreaking research on the development of a microfluidic chip for spatial three dimensional chromatography.

29/06/2016 - 12:00

At the latest edition in San Fransisco, Prof. Dr. ir. Gert Desmet (Department of Chemical Engineering, CHIS) was appointed as one of 10 members of the permanent scientific committee of the “International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques” conference series (in short: HPLC conference series).

23/06/2016 - 17:00

On June 23th 2016 Steven Odongo obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Bio-engineering Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Nanobody-based Immunoassay for Trypanosoma congolense Targeting Glycosomal Fructose-1,6-Bisphosphate Aldolase
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Stefan Magez

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