Chemistry - Oct 13
KU Leuven and the University of Antwerp join forces for sustainable ammonia synthesis. The production of ammonia - a very important chemical building block as part of synthetic fertilisers, among other things - is one of the main sources of CO2 emissions. By combining two different technologies, researchers from KU Leuven and the University of Antwerp have now discovered a CO2-free alternative.
Environment - Oct 9

UGent and the Portuguese maritime institute CCMAR receive a VLAIO Baekeland grant for research into the sustainable protection of vulnerable coastal areas. Ghent University receives a VLAIO Baekeland grant with support and cooperation from Jan De Nul Group, DEME Group, and the Portuguese marine institute CCMAR for its doctoral study 'PLANT ME'.

Health - Oct 6

In brief: Patrice Cani (UCLouvain) and Claude Knauf (INSERM) have discovered a 'jammer' that blocks communication between the gut and the brain, thus preventing proper regulation of sugar and causing insulin resistance in people with diabetes They also discovered that a lipid produced by our body helps prevent this dysfunction and regulate sugar level, thus mitigating diabetes and intestinal inflammation.

Physics - Oct 8

The Lasers, Optics and Spectroscopies (LOS) technological platform has just received a new spectrometer. Its particularity? It can be used in many fields and allows the study of phenomena with very high spectral resolution and at very high speed - of the order of a microsecond. It is the first instrument of this type in Belgium and the world's first one qualified for high-resolution spectroscopy!

Health - Sep 25

River blindness is the root cause, and nodding disease can easily be controlled by administering an anti-parasitic drug and exterminating the blackfly. For several years now, researchers from the University of Antwerp have been collaborating with African scientists to investigate the causes of 'nodding disease', a mysterious form of epilepsy that only affects children on the African continent.

Selected Jobs
Law - 17.10
Research Fellow(s) (m/f - senior / junior) with focus on technology and law Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven)
Life Sciences - 16.10
PhD Position on ’Microfluidic droplet library generator towards high-throughput screening’ Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven)
Life Sciences - 15.10
Postdoctorale positie binnen motorische controle en leren Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven)
Mechanical Engineering - 14.10
Post-doctoral position on MSCA-ITN project ’GREYDIENT’ Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven)
Mechanical Engineering - 13.10
PhD position on co-simulation methods for flexible multibody, discrete element and lumped parameter models Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven)
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