Videos

Gwenny
Thomassen
UAntwerpen
UGent
UHasselt

How to reduce the environmental impact of new inventions?

Too often, companies take too little account of the environmental impact of these inventions when developing new products. Gwenny Thomassen wants to change this: she developed a model to calculate both the cost price and the impact on the environment for products based on micro-algae.
Sidi
Rana Menggala
UGent

The story of cinnamon

Cinnamon, one of the main ingredients of Belgium's beloved speculaas 😋, is almost exclusively harvested by farmers in Kerinci, a small region in Indonesia. One would think these farmers are rich, but are they really? Sidi Rana Menggala has the answer.
Amar
van Laar
UGent

Rare sugars as the ideal sugar substitutes?

Amar Van Laar (Universiteit Gent) wil ervoor zorgen dat wij straks allemaal -zonder schuldgevoel- van onze lekkere Belgische chocolade kunnen blijven smullen. Hij zoekt daarvoor naar zogenaamde zeldzame suikers: natuurlijke suikers die gezonder zijn dat de veelgebruikte 'tafelsuiker'.
Bjorn
Criel
UGent

The next generation of antibiotics: as simple as Lego?

According to the World Health Organization, antibiotic-resistant superbacteria will kill 10 million people worldwide every year by 2050. Bjorn Criel and his colleagues at Ghent University want to put a stop to this. They're counting on special allies: bacteriophages.
Nicholas
Vijverman
UGent
Vlerick

Circular economy: how to produce sustainably?

"If we think in circles, we start producing and consuming differently. In his research, Nicholas Vijverman (Vlerick Business School - University of Ghent) studies how we can engage everyone - from government, producer to consumer - in the circular economy. ♻️
Shari
De Baets
UGent
Vlerick

Predicting the future with computers

Did you know that your supermarket has a 'psychic' on the payroll? Well not exactly, but they have a forecaster, someone in charge of predicting future sales so your supermarket doesn't run out of stock. A very challenging task. Luckily the forecaster can count on software for help. Shari De Baets looks at how forecasters and computers can work together to make sure their predictions are accurate and customers are served and satisfied.
Mizanur
Rahman
UGent

Development of a vaccine against Toxoplasma

Mizanur Rahman (Universiteit Gent) is trying to help pregnant women by developing a vaccine against the dangerous Toxoplasma Gondii parasite.
Christian
Taplan
UGent

Make more plastic recyclable

Recycling plastic is kind of like eating spaghetti. With this analogy Christian Taplan introduces us into the world of plastic recycling. Christian is working on a new and very promising type of recyclable plastic materials, called 'vitrimers'.
Elien
De Thaye
UGent

Monitoring cancer in the blood

Waiting for results after a medical examination often causes stress and uncertainty, especially in cancer patients. That is why Elien De Thaye is working on a method to determine the effect of a chemo treatment on people with peritoneal cancer more quickly on the basis of a so-called marker in the blood.
Christine
Yung Hung
UGent

Clues to finding the right food

"Product X actively lowers cholesterol". Reasonable health claim or cunning marketing trick? In her research Christine Yung Hung subjects food labels to thorough inspection. Her goal: to help people make better and healthier food choices.
Robin
Devroe
UGent

Left-wing women and competent men?

Ondanks een inhaalbeweging scoren vrouwen nog steeds minder goed dan mannen bij verkiezingen. Zeker op het lokale niveau, waar slechts 1 op de 3 de gemeenteraadsleden een vrouw is. Robin Devroe zoekt uit waarom dat zo is. Iets om over na te denken alvorens u straks naar het stemhokje trekt?
Kristel
Paque
UGent
VUB

Are all those pills really needed as the end approaches?

Up to 91 pills a week. That's how many medicines people take at the end of their lives. Kristel Paque is investigating whether all these pills are really necessary.