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Open science. Towards a new paradigm?

Friday, 31 May, 2013 - 09:00 to Friday, 31 May, 2013 - 22:00
L'Arsenal, La Chaufferie & ICAB
Waversesteenweg, 1040 Brussel
What can make science more performant, more efficient and more transparent? Easy, free access to research results. The idea of open science or open access is controversial, but gains more and more support. Mrs Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European Commission stated: "To make progress in science, we need to be open and share." The European Union is currently implementing a principle where the granting of research money is directly linked to the publication of the research results online. This kind of accesability could improve the quality of research thoroughly. Wishful thinking or an evolution that the academic world needs to take seriously?? The 2nd VUB PhD Research Day sheds a light on the issue.
What is PhD Research Day?

• A day on which all 1,500 VUB PhD students meet each other and present their project to the entire VUB community • Complete with keynote presentation and additional panel discussion • After lunch: presentations and panel discussions by faculty • a multidisciplinary poster session with individual and group posters • and a big reception.

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Places are limited - Priority will be given to VUB PhD students



09.00am Reception, registration and coffee in L'Arsenal Waversesteenweg 950, 1040 Brussels

10.00am Plenary session

  • Welcome by rector Paul De Knop
  • Jimmy’s vision on Open Science.
  • Neelie Kroes’ vision on Open Science (To be confirmed)
  • Panel discussion Open Science:
    • Carl-Christian Buhr (kabinet Kroes)
    • Jan Adriaenssens (kabinet Lieten)
    • Alma Swan (SPARC Europe)
    • Jorgen D'Hondt (Jonge Academie / VUB)
    • Natacha Roussel (The internet of things)

12:00u Lunch



12.30pm Multi disciplinary poster session - 150 junior researchers are given the opportunity to present their work through a poster. The poster session takes place in La Chaufferie, right next to L'Arsenal. The poster session will be freely accessible between 12:30pm and 05:00pm

02:00pm Presentations and panel discussions per faculty

Faculty Law and Criminology – Chair: Prof. dr. Serge Gütwirth

Raphaël Gellert

Precaution dimensions in data protection law

Steven De Ridder

The process of crimmigration regarding irregular migrants in prison: the convergence of criminal, penitentiary and migration law

Marco Benatar

Rethinking the world court’s treatment of evidence



Faculty of Economic, Social and Political Sciences & Solvay Business School – Chair: Prof. dr. Lieselot Van Haverbeke

Birgit Wauters

The effectiveness of threat appeals: a focus on moderating persuasion variables

Mihnea Tanasescu

What we speak about when we speak for nature. The dynamics of representation and rights in the new Ecuadorian system

Dieter Vandebroeck

Harnessing the flesh. Social class and reflexive embodiment



Faculty of Arts and Philosophy – Chair: dr. Magaly Rodriguez. Central theme: ‘Identity and diversity in the human and social sciences’

Alexander Coppens

Urban migration policies in the 19th and 20th century

Leen Van Brussel

Identity formation and the experience of the end of life

Sophie Withaeckx

Honor related violence in Flanders



Faculty of Psychology en Eucational Sciences – Chair: drs. Laurens Van Der Cruyssen

Femke Vanschoonlandt

Development, implementation and evaluation of a foster parent intervention for foster children’s externalizing problems in Flanders

Jonas Debusscher

A contextualized study on the effect of personality on performance

Els Consuegra, Catherine Couberghs en Vicky Willeghems

Ensuring the professional development of teachers: Collaborative teacher research



Faculteit Physical Education and Physiotherapy – Chair: Prof. dr. Bart Roelands

Hebe Schaillée

Adolescent females’ experience of urban dance programs. An analysis of Flemish initiatives targeting socially vulnerable youth

Jelle Van Cauwenbergh

A study using photographs to investigate the environmental factors that invite oder adults to walk for transportation

Inge Bogaert

The physically active lifestyle of Flemish secondary school teachers: associations between teachers’ physical activity and mental, physical and work-related health



Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy – Chair: Prof. dr. Debby Mangelings

Annelien van Dalem

Relationship between glycemic variability and functional beta cell mass in (pre) type 1 diabetes

Eva Ramboer

The effect of the histone deacetylase inhibitor Trichostatin A on the expression and activity of drug transporters in primary rat hepatocyte cultures

Lien Van Malderen

Intervention studies in nursing homes which aim to enhance the quality of life of the residents: a systematic review



Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science and Bio-engineering Sciences


The panel discussions for the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty Science / Bio-engineering Sciences (both part of the doctoral School of Natural Sciences and (Bioscience) Engineering NSE) is replaced by two sessions that are composed out of

•             an introduction where each PhD researcher promotes his/her poster using 1 slide and a 1 minute presentation,

•             the poster sessions with coffee and refreshments included.


Both sessions will be chaired by the director of the doctoral school NSE, Prof.dr.ir. Gerd Vandersteen.





05:00pm Reception in L'Arsenal. Our PhD studies can meet up with each other here and exchange experiences. After the closing words and the ‘Best Poster Awards’, everyone can let their hair down on the dance floor.


Registrations are closed!

For more information, please contact doctoral.schools@vub.ac.be

Submit your poster proposal

The deadline for poster proposals is now passed, for more information please contact doctoral.schools@vub.ac.be.