Videos

Brecht
Neyt
UGent

How to have success on Tinder

Do you want to know how to be successful on Tinder? Then take a look at this pitch by economist Brecht Neyt (University of Ghent). In his Ph.D., he unraveled whether your level of education plays a role in getting matches on the online dating app Tinder.๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ’˜
Marisa
De Picker
KU Leuven

Forgotten war heroes

On Armistice Day we traditionally commemorate the tens of thousands of fallen soldiers of WWI & WW II. But what happened to the almost 200,000 disabled soldiers and civilians of the world wars? This is what Marisa De Picker (KU Leuven) is researching in her PhD.
Ben
Rombaut
FWO
UHasselt

In search of the cause of Alzheimer's

In patients with Alzheimer's, microglia, the immune cells that protect our brains, suddenly start damaging the brain themselves by eating synapses. Ben Rombaut is trying to find out why this happens. In this way, he wants to help ensure that in our old age we can all stay on our toes.
Awadesh
Mallik
FWO
imec
UHasselt

Growing diamonds for cool electronics

Diamonds are not only a girl's best friend (M. Monroe), but they're also an engineer's best friend (A. Mallik). Awadesh Mallik (Universiteit Hasselt - imec) explains why that is and how engineers grow diamonds in the lab. ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ ๐Ÿ’Ž
Evelien
Cronin
UGent

Innovation for a more sustainable agriculture ๐Ÿšœ ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŒพ

A strawberry picking robot: a fine example of innovation in agriculture. Yet innovations seem difficult to spread in the agricultural sector. That's why Evelien Cronin is researching how we can improve the innovation process: "Alone you go faster, but together you get further."
Maxine
Crauwels
VUB

When good guys become bad

During cancer treatments medicines sometimes tend to remain in the kidneys of patients, which can be a problem because they can cause damage to healthy cells there. Maxine Crauwels is carrying out research to help guide the medication to the exit. ย 
Lisa
Van Gulck
FWO
UGent

Circular building: does it pay off? ๐Ÿ— ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

In order to convince the construction sector to build more circularly, hard figures are needed to show that circular constructions are more advantageous both ecologically and financially. This is what Lisa Van Gulck (University of Ghent) wants to ensure.
James
Wambua
UHasselt

The dilemma of Varicella vaccination in Belgium

People who had chickenpox as a child seem to be better protected against herpes zoster, better known as zona or shingles, at a later age. Using mathematic modeling, James Wambua (Hasselt University) is therefore investigating whether it is advisable to vaccinate children in Belgium against this childhood disease.
Tim
Bomberna
FWO
UGent

Liver cancer: how do we get the medicines to the tumor?

As if developing a cancer drug is not difficult enough, you still have to successfully get that medicine to the tumor. Tim Bomberna (Ghent University) explains how computer simulations show us the way.
Sam
Vanherle
FWO
UHasselt

Is the key to MS therapy hidden in your body?

Immune cells serve to protect us. In multiple sclerosis, however, some immune cells just turn against the body and damage the nervous system. Sam Vanherle (Hasselt University) wants to detect these 'bad guys' in patients' blood and get them back on the right track. ๐Ÿ’‰
Bavo
Van Kerrebroeck
UGent

Enriched musical interactions

In these covid times, we have to follow concerts via live streams, musicians jam virtually instead of in their rehearsal room, and music lessons take place via online video. But how does technology influence musical interactions? Musicologist Bavo Van Kerrebroeck (Ghent University) studies this through fascinating experiments using VR and spatial sounds.
Marie
Decock
UHasselt

The inter-municipal company: time for a make-over?

Who collects your waste, ensures that water comes out of your tap and that your lamp lights up? Precisely: an inter-municipal company - a collaboration between cities and municipalities in a special company form. The most important rules for this type of 'public company' date from a law that is now almost 100 years old and is beginning to show some major cracks. This is why Marie DeCock (University of Hasselt - University of Ghent) wants to update the legislation.