Videos

Marjolein
Orije
UAntwerpen

Protecting newborns by vaccinating the mummy

Marjolein Orije investigates whether vaccinating pregnant women helps to provide their child with the necessary antibodies against childhood diseases, such as whooping cough. Her research shows that vaccinating the pregnant mother also helps to boost the child's immune system, even if it is born prematurely.
Maja
Verstraeten
UAntwerpen

Tracking down the production of illegal nuclear weapons

Maja Verstraeten contributed to SoLid, a detector at the nuclear research center SCK-CEN in Mol consisting of about 13,000 transparent cubes. Why build such a thing? Well, the SoLid detector allows researchers to find out whether illegal nuclear weapons are being produced anywhere in the world 🕵️‍♀️🌍
Laurie
Freire Boullosa
UAntwerpen

Does an old rheumatism pill help against cancer?

It is a relatively new and promising path in cancer research: the reuse of old, non-cancer drugs. In her PhD, Laurie Freire Boullosa focuses on an old rheumatism pill and examines whether it can be used as a weapon against cancer.
Laura
Dirkx
FWO
UAntwerpen

Playing hide and seek with parasites

Ever heard of a sand fly? If this small fly stings you, you can catch the serious, tropical disease Leishmaniasis. This disease is not easy to combat, because the parasites are masters at hiding in your body. Luckily Laura Dirkx (UAntwerp) has a trick up her sleeve to trace them
Kristof
Bal
FWO
UAntwerpen

CO2 - a tough nut to crack

What does a nutcracker have to do with tackling climate change? Well, Kristof Bal explains it to you in 150 seconds.
Eva
Claeys
FWO
UAntwerpen

What happens in your brain when you are depressed? 😞 🧠

What happens in your brain when you are depressed? That is what Eva Claeys tries to find out. As a researcher in biological psychiatry, she wants to better understand the 'biology of the depressive brain'. 
Kim
Bosmans
FWO
VUB

Is temporary work workable?

For her PhD Kim Bosmans researched the impact of flexible work on the mental well-being of employees.
Jasmien
Orije
FWO
UAntwerpen

Birds present better thanks to testosterone 🦜 🎶

Did you know that testosterone makes birds sing better? And that you can also use this knowledge to give better presentations? Jasmien Orije (UAntwerp) explains how that works in this video.
Charlotte
Bonte
imec
KU Leuven

How to protect your data in the cloud?

To protect your data in the cloud, you can encrypt it to make it impossible for others to see. But, if you want to edit your data, for example, put a filter on a picture, you first have to remove the encryption. Cryptographers such as Charlotte Bontee are developing new techniques to keep your data safe at all times.
Lies
Deceuninck
FWO
imec
KU Leuven

How does the brain create a memory?

To have a conversation and interact in a meaningful way, you have to be constantly aware of what has already been said. You have to remember the recent past. But how does that work? How does our brain create a memory? That's what Lies Deceuninck (Imec - KU Leuven) is researching.
Jonathan
Op de Beeck
FWO
imec
KU Leuven

How to see the invisible?

Have you ever tried to look at something, but it was too small to see? Well, scientists improving your smartphone are facing this issue on a daily basis. Jonathan Op de Beeck (imec - KU Leuven) explains how they are able to 'see' the invisible.
Anabel
De Proft
imec
KU Leuven

Projecting holograms

What if we could offer heart surgeons true 3D-representations of their patient's heart instead of having them rely on 2D imaging such as CT scans for complex surgery? Anabel De Proft (imec - KU Leuven) is working on technology to project such 'holograms'.