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01.10.2011 - 140,000 euro for breakthrough Belgian research: The Bayer Haemophilia Awards Program supports VUB research into haemophilia

Bayer HealthCare donates 140,000 euro to the VUB research into haemophilia for the development of a more efficient and safer gene therapy, under the leadership of Prof. Thierry Vandendriessche, researcher at the VUB. The company does this in the context of the Bayer Haemophilia Awards Program (BHAP). Lees meer...

01.10.2011 - Safer oil drilling within reach

PHOSFOS research team develops extrermely accurate pressure measurement
The PHOSFOS project has developed innovative methods for the very accurate measurement of pressure by means of optical technology. This technology will be applied in the oil and gas extraction industry, for example, and will enable a safer and more economical exploitation of oil wells. The continuous monitoring of pressure and temperature in oil wells is essential. Disastrous oil spills, such as recently occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, could be prevented with the use of this technology. The technology will also be used in new medical measuring equipment, particularly for the improved measurement of the activity of the oesophagus, for example, in patients with an impaired swallowing reflex after a stroke or due to cancer. PHOSFOS was managed by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and financed by the 7th European Commission Framework Programme. Lees meer...

09.09.2011 - International Community of Image Processing Experts

On September 11-14, 2011 the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) will take place at the SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre in Brussels, Belgium. ICIP is organized annually by the IEEE Signal Processing society. The conference is the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied image and video processing.

ICIP 2011, the eighteenth in the series that has been held annually since 1994, will bring together leading engineers and scientists in image processing from around the world. About 1100 attendees will attend the conference. The conference is organized by Professors Benoit Macq and Peter Schelkens, respectively representing the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Department of Communications and Remote Sensing Laboratory (TELE), and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Electronics and Informatics (ETRO). Lees meer...

05.09.2011 - Brussels universities host an international gathering around the latest results of CERN’s particle accelerator

Within a few months we will know if the mysterious Brout-Englert-Higgs particle exists or not. The congress organized from 11th till 15th September by the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and the VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) is an excellent occasion to explain to the non-specialist the research that Belgian researchers are performing at CERN in particular the search of this particle. Lees meer...

08.07.2011 - Conference on ‘The role of governments in the Business and Society Debate’ on 14 September

Professor dr. Elvira Haezendonck and Professor dr. Nikolay Dentchev have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the conference on “The role of governments in the Business and Society debate”, which will take place on 14 September 2011 at Vrije Univeristeit Brussel. This conference welcomes academic research and practitioner’s presentations contributing to our knowledge on this topic. Selected papers will be published in a Special Issue in Business & Society, a leading academic journal on the topic (cf. full call for papers).
Check out the conference website for all details on the programmeand the call for papers.

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