Videos

Yana
Dekempeneer
VUB

Cancer-free thanks to the camel?

Yana Dekempeneer is looking for a new, more effective method of treating breast cancer and she's putting her hope on camels... 
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.
Jiyun
Zhang
VUB

Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage

Jiyun Zhang is developing tools to safeguard intangible cultural heritage practices, such as shadow puppetry, in this era of modernization of globalisation.
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.  
Jessica
Bridoux
VUB

Tumours, masters in disguise

Jessica Bridoux, researcher at the University of Brussels (VUB), is developing a diagnostic tool to track tumourcells that are trying to hide from our immune system.
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.
Mathilde
Patin
VUB

The science of light and our cultural heritage

Last year, we all witnessed the horrible fire in the Notre Dame de Paris. While the magnificent stained-glass windows survived the inferno, they suffered damage and need to be repaired. But how can you repair such historic artefacts, of over 900 years old? That's where the 'science of light' comes in, as Mathilde Patin explains in this video.    
Giorgio
Russo
VIB
VUB

Using the glue of geckos during surgery

A gecko, a post-it and a tube. Let these 3 things stick into your mind for just one minute. Giorgio Russo (VIB - VUB - Vrije Universiteit Brussel) explains how a gecko could potentially help to heal wounds after surgery. 🦎👩‍⚕️
Quinten
Marcelis
VUB

Female intimate products under the microscope

Did you know that there is no specific legislation for female intimate products? Fortunately, Quinten Marcelis researches these products for toxic substances in order to have unsafe products removed from the market.
Jeroen
Van Cutsem
VUB

The limits of our sporting brain

Muscles are important for those who want to perform at the top of their game. But also the brain has to be in top condition. Jeroen Van Cutsem should know: he investigates the effect of mental fatigue on sports performance.
Philippe
Eiselein
VUB

How social entrepreneurs change the world

We all know Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, but why isn't Muhammad Yunus equally well-known? As a social entrepreneur, he brought something much more noble to the world. Philippe Eiselein wants to help social entrepreneurs grow their impact.
Annelies
Van Heyst
VUB

Are there harmful substances in my cookie?

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