Life Sciences - Chemistry - Feb 2, 2021
Mathieu Vinken, pharmacist-toxicologist affiliated with the Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences of the VUB, will be responsible for the general coordination of the "ONTOX? project for a period of 5 years from 1 May 2021 onwards. The "ONTOX? project, supported by a European grant of more than 17 million Euros, is looking with 18 European and American partners for innovative methods to evaluate the safety of chemical substances without using laboratory animals.
Environment - Chemistry - Oct 13, 2020
Environment - Chemistry

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 CO.

Physics - Chemistry - May 27, 2020
Physics - Chemistry

At the European nuclear and particle physics laboratory CERN, physicists can produce extremely rare short-lived atoms and molecules.

Environment - Chemistry - Feb 13, 2020
Environment - Chemistry

An interdisciplinary team of bio-engineers and economists from KU Leuven has mapped out how wood could replace petroleum in the chemical industry.

Environment - Chemistry - Jun 3, 2020

Caterpillars can consume plastics, but it is not a magic solution. Caterpillars can consume plastics! Back in 2017, the world was getting to know this extraordinary phenomenon by global news coverage of findings of Bombelli et al.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - Apr 29, 2020

Neurobiologists at KU Leuven have discovered how the signalling molecule Neuromedin U plays a crucial role in our learning process. The protein allows the brain to recall negative memories and, as such, learn from the past.

History - Chemistry - Feb 9, 2020
History - Chemistry

Ghent's focus is on Van Eyck and the Ghent Altarpiece in 2020. Lots of people from Ghent University are also involved in this year of celebration. We have been putting a number of them in the spotlight. This week: Peter Vandenabeele.