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Development, ageing & pathology

The Development, Ageing & Pathology research department is a research cluster of the University Medical Campus Brussels, bringing together researchers from the Faculty of Medicine & Pharmacy at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and from the Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel. DAP is a research cluster consisting in 7 research departments: INTG, FRIA, GRON, URGE, MIPI, HEEL and ANES.

The research of the department Development, Aging & Pathology fits within the general theme "Development, Ageing and Pathology" with 3 major researchniches:

1) Developmental Aspects,

2) Environmental Aspects, and

3) Degenerative & Age-Related Aspects.

The prioritary researchlines of DAP are mainly linked to the specificity of DAP's research departments.

Events

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Tuesday 21 September, 12:00

Opleidingsintervisie

In kleine groep (max. 5 deelnemers) wordt tijdens de opleidingsintervisie gestructureerd en onder begeleiding uitgewisseld rond thema's die u zelf aandraagt. U leert met en van collega's rond moeilijkheden die ieder van u dagelijks tegenkomt bij het opleiden op de werkvloer. Open ...

In kleine groep (max. 5 deelnemers) wordt tijdens de opleidingsintervisie gestructureerd en onde...

Tuesday 21 September, 15:00

Efficient security schemes for the internet of things and data storage on the cloud

Public PhD defense in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Engineering Sciences of Placide Shabisha.  The defense will be livestreamed. More information can be found in the invitation attached.

Public PhD defense in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Engineering Scie...

Tuesday 21 September, 18:00

Onthaalavond Master of Laws in het sociaal recht

Op dinsdag 21 september 2021 organiseert de Master of Laws in het Sociaal Recht een onthaalavond om 18 uur (tot 20u)....

Op dinsdag 21 september 2021 organiseert de Master of Laws in het Sociaal Recht een onthaalavond...

Thursday 23 September, 08:30

ITNA 23/09/2021

ITNA IN HET NEDERLANDS...

ITNA IN HET NEDERLANDS...

Thursday 23 September, 13:00

Emerging Media Organisations. Voice, agency and precarity in post-2011 Syrian and Tunisian mediaspheres

Doctoraatsverdediging van Yazan Badran voor het behalen van de academische graad van Doctor in de media- en communicatiestudies met het proefschrift getiteld ‘Emerging Media Organisations. Voice, agency and precarity in post-2011 Syrian and Tunisian mediaspheres’....

Doctoraatsverdediging van Yazan Badran voor het behalen van de academische graad van Doctor in de...

Monday 27 September, 18:00 - 21:00 U

Chinese Language Evening Courses Autumn 2021

The VUB organises Chinese language courses for young and old at its Etterbeek Campus. We guarantee that the language of instruction is English (and/or Chinese depending on the course level). You can also find our video here....

The VUB organises Chinese language courses for young and old at its Etterbeek Campus. We guarante...

ANES

Chairman: prof. dr. Jan Poelaert - jan.poelaert@uzbrussel.be

The department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Acute and Chronic Pain conducts both experimental and clinical studies with respect to pathophysiology of pain, other inflammatory pathways (induced by ischaemia, infarction, surgery, hypothermia) and pharmacokinetic and –dynamic studies of anaesthetics.

 Xenon anaesthesia (severely decreased left ventricular function)

  • Microcirculation
  • Rhythm disturbances and anaesthetics
  • Lung aeration in ventilated patients – outcome of mechanical ventilation techniques
  • Thoracoscopic ablation and postoperative pain
  • Adjuvantia and local anaesthetics – new local anaesthestics
  • AKI and postoperative patients
  • Thoracic epidural analgesia and cardiac function in one- and bilateral lung ventilation
  • Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of anaesthestics (propofol, sufentanil)

FRIA

Chairman: prof. dr. Ivan Bautmans - ivan.bautmans@vub.ac.be
Second contact: prof. dr. Ingo Beyer – ingo.beyer@uzbrussel.be

The Frailty in Ageing Research department conducts a comprehensive research program to untangle the underlying mechanisms and to develop interventions for prevention and rehabilitation of frailty in the aged.

  • Effect of physical training on immunosenescence (inflammation, senescent cells), sarcopenia (age-related muscle atrophy), dynapenia (age-related muscle weakness) and cognition: Senior PRoject INtensive Training (SPRINT)
  • Effect of inflammation on Sarcopenia and muscle weakness: Intervention with anti-inflammatory products; Role of infections in the elderly; Role of Advanced Glycation End products
  • Identification and characterization of senescent cells: T-lymphocytes; Influence of chemotherapy; Influence of corticoids
  • Motivational aspects of physical exercise and active ageing.
  • Early detection of dementia and mild cognitive impairment

GRON

Chairman: prof. dr Brigitte Velkeniers - brigitte.velkeniers@uzbrussel.be

Contact Endocrinology: prof. dr. Bert Bravenboer– bert.bravenboer@uzbrussel.be

Contact Nefrology: prof. dr. Christian Tielemans - Christian.tielemans@uzbrussel.be

Contact Pneumology: dr. Eef Vanderhelst – eef.vanderhelst@uzbrussel.be

Contact Intensive Medicin: prof. dr. Herbert Spapen – Herbert.spapen@uzbrussel.be

  • Pediatric pneumology: Epidemiology/microbiology in otherwise healthy children (CAP and persistent wheezing, CAP complicated with empyema) and in CF-patients (Biofilm formation, S. aureus, Burkholderia cepacia, respiratory viruses), Immunological response (Pertussis and Tuberculosis), new diagnostics in CF (Nasal potential differentials), new treatments in CF, and pharmacological studies (asthma medication, CF new treatments, evaluation of vaccines), and participation in several multicentric studies (infectiology, CF)

Contact Pneumology: dr. Eef Vanderhelst – eef.vanderhelst@uzbrussel.be

  • Pediatric gastroenterology: Milk allergy, Gastro-oesophageal reflux and Crohn’s disease
  • Pediatric hematology-oncology and immunology : Cooperation in international intervention studies in Childhood cancers, studies concerning supportive care aspects in Childhood cancer, studies in a coagulation disorders, Immunoglobulin substitution therapy phase II trial, cooperation with several international partners for patient based reseach in primairy immunodeficiencies, defects in the innate immune system, management of invasive fungal infections.
  • Deontology & Ethics. Deontological, ethical and legal implications of the care for minors.
  • Pediatric nefrology: The study for "Aliskeren" in pediatric patiënts with hypertension. 

Contact Research Methodology and Rheumatology: prof. dr. Muriel Stubbe -Muriel.Stubbe@uzbrussel.be

  • Neonatology: cooperation in multicentre interventional randomized controlled studies (e.g. SToP-BPD trial), cooperation with international studies on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs in newborn infants (e.g. Pharmacool study), involvement in the international Cochrane Collaboration (meta-analysis, individual patient data meta-analysis)

HEEL

The department of surgery works in close collaboration with the Diabetes Centre of UZ Brussels

  • Neural influence in the resolution of type 2 diabetes mellitus after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in patients with morbid obesity
  • Clinical application of beta cells transplantion in type 1 diabetes
  • Nutrition and cancer
  • Research into the neurogenic influence trough the nervus vagus on oxidative stress at the periphery (o.a. adipose tussue) and chronic inflammation in the metabolic syndrome.
  • Lymphedema & breastcancer
  • Gastrointestinal Tumors (GIST): Analysis gene-mutation/ Open versus laparoscopic intervention

MIPI

The Research Group Microbiology and Infection Prevention focuses on diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases.

  • Microbiology: Diagnosis, treatment and epidemiology of infectious diseases, especially pertussis, diphtheria, legionellosis, Verotoxin-producing E. coli infections, new bacterial identification techniques,Burkholderia cepacia complex in cystic fibrosis patients, anaerobic infections & antibiotic sensitivity, HIV infection and AIDS, and congenital infections (CMV, toxoplasmosis).
  • Infection Prevention: surveillance and prevention of nosocomial infections

Ear, nose and throat: Hearing loss and congenital CMV infection, sinusitis, assessment of the influence of nasal versus oral breathing on the craniofacial development.

  • ENT-complications due to Fusobacterium necrophorum infections
  • HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas

ReGEDiM-URGE

Research Group on Emergency and Disaster Medicine (ReGEDiM-URGE)

 

The Research Group on Emergency and Disaster Medicine conducts a research program focused on different aspects of both emergency and disaster medicine :

  • Emergency Medicine: Training, Quality Assessment and Quality Improvement, Information Technology (IT)-applications, Data-management and Process-analysis, Outcome predictors in emergency medicine, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Developments in medical imaging techniques , Patient satisfaction and Patient Information, Geriatric & Pediatric emergency care.
  • Disaster Medicine: Evidence-based Disaster Medicine, Modeling and Simulation of Disasters and Disaster Medical Management, Disaster Medical Management, Disaster Mental Health, Disaster Ethic