The chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) is a highly vascularized membrane which results from the fusion of two extra-embryonic membranes, namely the chorion and the allantois. The CAM is easily accessible for manipulation and imaging, but methodologies differ whether the chicken embryo stays within its

Last updated on: 08-11-2019 - 13:27

Contact: Hanna Tay
Organisation: Ghent University (UGent)
Status: Internally validated
Better understanding of molecular mechanisms controlling both normal and malignant human hematopoiesis will lead to a more efficient therapy of immune deficiencies and lymphoid leukemias. Therefore, human hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs) are differentiated in vitro towards distinct

Last updated on: 08-11-2019 - 13:21

Contact: Tom Taghon
Organisation: Ghent University (UGent)
Status: Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
With a one vessel fermentor (BioFlo 110, New Brunswick), an in vitro simulation of a certain part of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g. cecum, colon) is performed. In this fermentation system, physiological gut parameters (pH, temperature) are kept constant, while chemico-physical characteristics of

Last updated on: 08-11-2019 - 13:20

Contact: Marc Heyndrickx
Organisation: Instituut voor Landbouw-, Visserij- en Voedingsonderzoek (ILVO)
Status: History of use, Internally validated, Published in peer reviewed journal
This method describes the steps from a living mouse to a multi-cellular brain slice model where complex cellular interactions can be evaluated.

Last updated on: 08-11-2019 - 13:14

Contact: Melissa Schepers
Organisation: University of Hasselt (UHasselt)
Status: Still in development
Biomechanical modelling used to simulate functional performance of skeleton and muscle systems in vertebrates. For studying how tissues respond to mechanical loading during movement, we apply finite element modelling. For studying how muscles interact with skeletal elements, and how they make them

Last updated on: 08-11-2019 - 11:05

Organisation: Ghent University (UGent)
Partners: Hull University
Status: History of use
The scope of our research ranges from the study of flow and transport processes in blood and biological fluids in the cardiovascular system and artificial organs to biomechanical aspects of the cardiovascular and the skeleto-muscular system and medical devices. All research tracks explored by our

Last updated on: 08-11-2019 - 11:02

Contact: Patrick Segers
Organisation: Ghent University (UGent)
Functional cardiomyocytes can be efficiently derived from human pluripotent stem cells, which collectively include embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). Specific affected biological pathways involved in disease can be functionally studied in differentiated cells at a single patient

Last updated on: 08-11-2019 - 11:01

Organisation: Ghent University (UGent)
Status: Internally validated