Did you know that some chemical components in food packaging can penetrate into the packaged food? Annelies Van Heyst examined 200 food products and reassures us: you can still feast on your favorite cookies
A metal tube and microscopic beads. That's basically what you need to 'dissect' the molecules in any given sample, such as blood, yoghurt or medicines. Nathaniel Berneman (VUB - Vrije Universiteit Brussel) explains how this technique works and how he wants to improve this.
Computer scientist Ingmar Dasseville (KU Leuven) tries to ensure that our tax money is spent more efficiently. How? By developing computer languages that our government can use, for example, to develop more efficient and thus cheaper tax software.
Imagine you are forced to flee your home and have to resettle in a strange place. Awful thought, isn't it? Well, every day 44,000 people are forced to leave their homes... Tian Shi looks at how Hmong people, an Indochinese refugee group, settled in Europe in the 1970's after the Vietnam war.
Breaking down barriers between chemistry and biology
"In science, we tend to look at the world like it's a messy room that needs organizing. We divide things into boxes, such as the biology box or the chemistry box." David Salazar Marcano wants to break down these barriers in order to develop new biomaterials
Marjolein Deryck (KU Leuven) build bridges between academia and industry. How? By translating the knowledge of experts into customized computer systems, so that companies, but also governments, can make decisions more efficiently.