Videos

Lise
Soetemans
VITO

More and healthier strawberries thanks to insect breeders πŸ“ πŸ›

Insects and fruit, it doesn't seem like a very successful combination. And yet, insect breeders and their 'critters' can help strawberry farmers to grow more and healthier strawberries. Lise Soetemans (VITO) explains how.
Niels
Govaerts
KU Leuven
VITO

Keeping the lights on with smart grid pricing

How do we prevent power breaks when everyone starts driving electric vehicles? With smart grid pricing! Niels Govaerts (VITO - KU Leuven - EnergyVille) explains how this works.
Sarah Lima
Paralovo
UGent
VITO

How to ensure a healthy indoor air?

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased awareness about the importance of indoor ventilation. But measuring indoor air quality and ventilation rates often requires eco-unfriendly substances or complex and expensive equipment. Luckily, Sarah Lima Paralovo (Universiteit Gent - VITO) is developing a simple method to measure ventilation rates.
Rossella
Alfano
UHasselt

How your birthweight affects your further life

Did you know that being born with low birthweight (< 2.5 kg), increases the risk of a heart attack when you're 50 or older? Rossella Alfano (Uhasselt) examined 500 neonates and found out that babies with low birth weight have less HDL cholesterol, commonly known as 'good cholesterol'.
Anneleen
Remmerie
UGent
VIB

Fatty Liver Disease: the challenge for the Western world

One in six Belgians is obese and thus runs an increased risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. This disease can affect the entire liver, in which case a liver transplant is needed to save the patient. Anneleen Remmerie (Ghent University - VIB) is looking for a way to combat the disease without the need for a new liver.
Jana
Helsen
KU Leuven
VIB

Evolution after gene loss: how the tortoise wins over the hare

"Evolution is like a race: the individual who can reproduce the fastest wins the race. But we all know of one race that was not won by the fastest..." Jana Helsen (KU Leuven - VIB) explains how evolution is sometimes a bit like the fable about the tortoise and the hare.
Esther
Hoste
UGent
VIB

Wound healing by liquorice?

Lots of people dislike these black sweets. But did you know that liquorice candy might well contain an ingredient to help cure wounds? Esther Hoste investigates whether an active compound found in the root of the liquorice plant can heal diabetic wounds πŸ‘‰ πŸŽ₯
Ine
Hostyn

Video coaching offers child care workers a new pair of eyes πŸ‘€

As a teacher or child care worker, wouldn't it be great to be able to press the pause button for once? Not to rest, but to be able to better observe the interactions between all those children in the classroom. Ine Hostyn has found a solution to this problem! Find out how she uses video coaching to give child supervisors a new pair of eyesΒ  πŸ‘€
An
Verfaillie
KU Leuven

From green water to green raw material!

An Verfaillie (KULAK) is developing a technique for harvesting microalgae. Because those algae could well become the green raw material of the future!
Liselotte
Vandenbussche
Arteveldehogeschool

Stereotypes about girls and boys πŸ‘¦πŸΌ πŸ‘§πŸ½

Are boys better at maths than girls? No, that is a typically Western idea. In Asia, they think just the opposite. Liselotte Vandenbussche wants to put an end to this kind of stereotype with GenderPro(o)f.
Xenia
Geysemans
Arteveldehogeschool
UAntwerpen

Grieving at work: why is it so deadly quiet?

"We must learn to talk about death, also in the workplace". Xenia Geysemans investigates how employers can better support grieving employees. Currently, employers are often too absent. In this video, Xenia offers 4 concrete tips.
Carolien
Frijns
Arteveldehogeschool
KU Leuven

Equal educational opportunities in and after corona times? πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸ« πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ« 🏫

Organizing education in corona times is quite a challenge for schools. Fortunately, the teacher training colleges and their student teachers come to the rescue via the "Small Children, Big Chances" network. Carolien Frijns (Arteveldehogeschool) explains how they offer help so that all children can receive customized support πŸ’ͺ πŸ‘Š