Upon recommendation by the CELSA Evaluation Committee, the CELSA Board selects yearly 10-12 collaborative research projects that are financed with means of the CELSA Research Fund. The purpose is to set up new scientific collaborations between researchers from the CELSA partners. Projects are funded for two years and serve as a leverage towards European Commission competitive funding programmes, such as Horizon 2020.
Mihkel Solvak (Johann Skytte Institute for Political Studies/ CITIS (Center of IT Impact Studies), UT) and Tina Jukic ( Faculty of Public Administration/ Research Institute of the Faculty of Public Administration, UL).
Humour and Conflict in the Public Sphere: An interdisciplinary analysis of humour controversies and contested freedoms in contemporary Europe by Giselinde Kuipers (Faculty of Social Sciences/Centre for Sociological Research, KU Leuven); Władysław Chłopicki (UJ, Faculty of Philology/Institute of English Studies) and Anastasiya Astapova (UT, Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore/Institute of Cultural Research).
The impact of depopulation on ecosystem services in Europe. A pilot study in France, Czech Republic and Poland by
Anton Van Rompaey (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences/Geography and Tourism, KU Leuven); Dominik Kaim (UJ, Faculty of Geography and Geology/ Department: Institute of Geography and Spatial Management) and Tomas Dostal (CTU, Faculty of Civil engineering/ Department of Landscape Water Conservation).
Housing Financialization in European Cities: Case Studies of Brussels and Warsaw by Manuel Aalbers (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences/ Geography and Tourism, KU Leuven) and Barbara Audycka-Zandberg (UW, Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Resocialization/ Institute of Applied Social Sciences).
Microbial diversity within an Eco-Health context: effects of anthropogenic stress and host phylogeny on the microbiome and microparasites of a keystone freshwater invertebrate by Ellen Decaestecker (Department of Biology/ Biology, Kulak Kortrijk Campus, KU Leuven); Luc De Meester (Department of Biology/Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation, KU Leuven) and Adam Petrusek (CUNI, Faculty of Science/Department of Ecology).
Autoionizing Rydberg states using non-Hermitian quantum chemistry by Thomas Christian Jagau (Department of Chemistry/Quantum Chemistry and Physical Chemistry, KU Leuven and Wojciech Skomorowski (UW, Centre of New Technologies).
PhRACTALS – Post-Hazard power system Restoration And Control Through Advanced Learning Systems by Dirk Van Hertem (Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT)/Electrical Energy Systems and Applications (ELECTA); Willem Leterme (Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT)/Electrical Energy Systems and Applications (ELECTA), KU Leuven); Urban Rudez (UL, Faculty of Electrical Engineering/Department of power systems and devices/Laboratory of electric power supply) and David Raisz (BME, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics/Department of Electrical Power Engineering/MVM Smart Power Laboratory).
Positioning by means of Optical Wireless timE diffeRences (POWER) by Nobby Stevens (Research and Education - Electrical Engineering (ESAT), Ghent and Aalst/ Waves: Core Research and Engineering (WaveCore),Ghent and Aalst, KU Leuven);
Stanislav Zvanovec (CTU, Faculty of Electrical Engineering/ Department of Electromagnetic field/Wireless and Fiber Optics team (optics.elmag.org)) and Shivani Rajendra Teli (CTU, Faculty of Electrical Engineering/ Department of Electromagnetic field/Wireless and Fiber Optics team (optics.elmag.org)).
Thermochemical engineering for enhanced control and recovery of valuable inorganic compounds in high-temperature reactors for unrecyclable wasted materials in the Circular Economy by Johan De Greef (Chemistry-Biochemistry, Group T Leuven Campus/ Sustainable Materials Processing and Recycling (SeMPeR), Group T Leuven Campus); Jo Van Caneghem (Chemistry-Biochemistry, Group T Leuven Campus/ Sustainable Materials Processing and Recycling (SeMPeR), Group T Leuven Campus, KU Leuven); Zsolt Kelemen (BME, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology/Dept. Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry); Tibor Höltzl (BME, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology/Dept. Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry) and László Nyulászi (BME, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology/Dept. Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry).
A robust and efficient framework for constrained optimization with complex, multi-physics simulation models by Martine Baelmans (Department of Mechanical Engineering)/Applied Mechanics and Energy conversion (TME)); Wouter Dekeyser (Department of Mechanical Engineering)/Applied Mechanics and Energy conversion (TME), KU Leuven); Leon Kos (UL, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Research unit within Faculty/LECAD Laboratory).
Towards diagnostic use of Neutrophil Extracellular Trap (NET) measurements in patient samples by pairing novel biomarker measurements with established microscopy readouts byKimberly Martinod (Department of Cardiovascular Sciences/Centre for Molecular and Vascular Biology, KU Leuven) and Krasimir Kolev (Semmelweis, Department of Biochemistry, Division of Hemostasis).
The role of snoRNAs in the etiology of inflammatory bowel disease by Isabelle Cleynen (Department of Human Genetics/ Laboratory for Complex Genetics, KU Leuven); Máté Varga (ELTE, Faculty of Sciences, Institute of Biology/ Department of Genetics); Boris Rogelj (UL, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology/ Chair of Biochemistry) and Tomaž Bratkovič (UL, Faculty of Pharmacy/Department of Pharmaceutical Biology).
Predicting metastasis formation based on cancer cells with a distinct energy metabolism by Sarah-Maria Fendt (Department of Oncology/Laboratory of Cellular Metabolism and Metabolic Regulation (VIB-KU Leuven)); Rik Gijsbers (Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences/ Molecular Virology and Gene Therapy, KU Leuven) and Christos Chinopoulos (Semmelweis, Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/Department of Biochemistry).
ÉMIGRÉ EUROPE. Civil Engagement Transfers between Eastern Europe and the Low Countries, 1933-1989 by Kim Christiaens (KU Leuven/KADOC - Documentation and Research Centre for Religion, Culture and Society) Tamás Scheibner (ELTE, Faculty of Humanities, Institute of Hungarian Literature and Cultural Studies) Dorota Praszałowicz (UJ/Fac. of Internat. and Political
Studies/Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora) Miroslav Michela (CUNI/Fac. of Humanities/Dept. of History).
analysis of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Low Countries. by Wouter Druwé (KU Leuven/Faculty of Law, Division for Roman Law and Legal History) Maciej Mikuła (UJ, Department of Church Law and Law on Religious Denomination).
Contested Heritage. A multilevel analysis of the securitization of heritage and its challenges for EU and UN actorness (COHERE) by
Lien Verpoest (KU Leuven/Faculty of Arts, Modernity & Society 1800-2000, Leuven) Koenraad Van Balen (KU Leuven/Department of Civil Engineering, Materials and Constructions, Leuven (Arenberg)) Jan Wouters (KU Leuven/Faculty of Law, Research Unit
International and European Law) Patrick Pasture (KU Leuven/Faculty of Arts, Modernity & Society 1800-2000, Leuven) Alexandra Yatsyk (UT, Faculty of Social Sciences, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies) Andrey Makarychev (UT, Faculty of Social Sciences, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies) Aliaksei Kazharski (CUNI, Department of Security Studies).
Why does it feel good to be sure? A unifying framework of decision confidence and affect. by Kobe Desender (KU Leuven/Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Brain and Cognition) Andero Uusberg (UT, Institute of Psychology, Affect and regulation)
Discovery of novel bioactive natural compounds from symbiotic microorganisms (DiNoBiNaC) by Joleen Masschelein (KU Leuven/Department of Biology, Molecular Biotechnology of Plants and Micro-organisms) Wim De Borggraeve (KU Leuven/Department of Chemistry,Molecular Design and Synthesis) Gábor M. Kovács (ELTE, Department of Plant Anatomy Research, Institute of Biology)
Imre Boldizsár (ELTE, Department of Plant Anatomy Research, Institute of Biology).
Exploring levan oligosaccharide-producing organisms to protect strawberry fruit, by Wim Van den Ende (KU Leuven/Department of Biology, Molecular Biotechnology of Plants and Micro-organisms) Triinu Visnapuu (UT, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology).
Rainfall interception experimentation and modelling for enhanced impact analysis of nature-based solutions by Patrick Willems (KU Leuven/Department of Civil Engineering, Hydraulics and Geotechnics, Leuven (Arenberg)) Matjaž Mikoš (UL, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, Chair of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering and UNESCO Chair on Water-related Disaster Risk Reduction).
Electrocatalytic MOF for Nitrogen Reduction Reactions (eMOF) by Johan Hofkens (KU Leuven/Department of Chemistry, Molecular
Imaging and Photonics) Nadezda Kongi (UT, Institute of Chemistry, Chair of Colloid and Environmental Chemistry).
Software Technologies for Open, Decentralized and Self-adaptive IoT Systems (PERSIST) by Daniel Weyns (KU Leuven/Computer Science, Kulak Kortrijk Campus) Sam Michiels (KU Leuven/Department of Computer Sciences, Distributed and Secure Software (DistriNet), Leuven (Arenberg)) Dimitri Van Landuyt (KU Leuven/Departement Computerwetenschappen/Gedistrib. & Veilige Software Leuven) Tomáš Bureš (CUNI, Faculty of Mathematics & Physics/Dept. of Distributed and Dependable Systems, SmartArch Research
Group) Petr Hnetynka (CUNI, Faculty of Mathematics & Physics/Dept. of Distributed and Dependable Systems, SmartArch Research
(STADIUS)) György Tibor Balogh (BME, Chemical Technology and Biotechnology/Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering,
Biomimetic Technological Research Group).
Fundamental Study on Next Generation Multi-Material Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing by Abhay Sharma (KU Leuven/Department of Materials Engineering, Sustainable Materials Processing and Recycling (SeMPeR), De Nayer (Sint-Katelijne-Waver) Campus))
Patrick Van Rymenant (KU Leuven/Department of Materials Engineering, Manufacturing Processes and Systems (MaPS), De
Nayer (Sint-Katelijne-Waver) Campus)) Damjan Klobčar (UL, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Laboratory for Welding LAVAR)
Drago Bračun (UL, Faculty of mechanical engineering, Manufacturing cybernetics and experimentation).
Excitation-inhibition imbalance in autism-epilepsy comorbidity, a preclinical and clinical study by Peter de Witte (KU Leuven/Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, Molecular Biodiscovery) Bart Boets (KU Leuven/Department of Neurosciences, Research Group Psychiatry) Petra Varro (ELTE, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Dept Physiology and Neubiology).
Paediatrics and Inherited Metabolic Disorders).
Transparency Reforms and the Allocation of Public Funds by Kristof De Witte (KU Leuven/Fac. Economie en Bedrijfswetenschappen/ALO FEB Leuven) and Petr Janský (CUNI/Fac. of Social Sciences/Institute of Economic Studies)
Musical Interactions between the Low Countries and Central Europe, 1400-1650 by David Burn (KU Leuven/Fac. Letteren/OG Musicologie Leuven) and Lenka Hláková (CUNI/Fac. of Arts/Musicology)
Analysis of the supportive environment of new entrants in farming by Erik Mathijs (KU Leuven/W&T/Afd. Bio-economie), Irma Potocnik Slavlc (UL/Fac. of Arts/Dept. of Geography) and Sara Uhan (UL/Fac. of Arts/Dept. of Geography)
Ferroptosis: a novel paradigm in the neurodegenerative pathology of Wolfram syndrome by Anton Terasmaa (UT/Fac. of Medicine/Institute of Bio- and Translational Medicine), Godelieve Moons (KU Leuven/Groep Wetenschap & Technologie/Afd. Dierenfysiologie en Neurobiologie), Lies De Groef (KU Leuven/Dept. Biologie/Afd. Dierenfysiologie en Neurobiologie) and Mario Plaas (UT/Fac. of Medicine/Laboratory Animal Centre)
CO2-FIX: CO2 as a Sustainable Building Block in Photoredox Catalysis by Erik Van der Eycken (KU Leuven/W&T/Afd. Moleculair Design en Synthese) and Zoltán Novák (ELTE/Institute of Chemistry/”Lendület” Catalysis and Organic Synthesis Research Group)
Self-assembling Multi Layer Enzyme Network for Flow Biocatalysis by Simon Kuhn (KU Leuven/Groep Wetenschap & Technologie/Afd. Procestechnologie v. Duurzame Syst.), Diána Balogh (BME/Dept. of Organic Chemistry and Technology/BioOrganic Research Group)and Igor Plazl (UL/Fac. of Chemistry and Chemical Technology/Chair of Chemical Process, Environmental and Biochemical Engineering)
Design methods and computational tools for delay-based vibration suppression of mechanical systems by Wim Michiels (KU Leuven/Groep Wetenschap & Technologie/Afd. NUMA) and Tomáš Vyhlídal (CTU/Fac. of Mechanical Engineering/Dept. of Instrumentation and Control Engineering)
Development of custom micro-structured surfaces for improved lubrication in shoulder implants by Kathleen Denis (KU Leuven/Groep Wetenschap & Technologie/TC Werktuigk.Industr.Ing.techn. GroepT), Brecht Van Hooreweder (KU Leuven/Dept. Werktuigkunde/Afd. MaPS), György Kocsis (Semmelweis/Dept. Of Orthopaedics/Bionics) and Gábor Szebényi (BME/Fac. of Mechanical Engineering/Dept. of Polymer Engineering)
Towards continuous combustion of gasified municipal solid waste by Maarten Vanierschot (KU Leuven/Groep Wetenschap & Technologie/TC Werktuigk.Industr.Ing.techn. GroepT) Jo Van Caneghem (Dept. Materiaalkunde/TC Materialentechnologie Groep T), Tomaž Katrašnik (UL/Fac. of Mechanical Engineering/Dept. of Energy Engineering/Laboratory for internal combustion engines and electromobility) and Tine Seljak (UL/Fac. of Mechanical Engineering/Dept. of Energy Engineering/Laboratory for internal combustion engines and electromobility)
SMARt biomaterials for bioprinting of vascularized TISsues (SMARTIS) by Heidi Declercq (KU Leuven/Fac. Geneeskunde/Fac. Geneeskunde Kulak), Brigita Tomšič (UL/Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering/Department of Textiles, Graphic Arts and Design) and Andrzej Kotarba (Jagiellonian/Faculty of Chemistry/Department of Inorganic Chemistry)
A complementary in vivo-in silico approach to optimize nanomaterial delivery in solid tumors by Stefaan Soenen (KU Leuven/Groep Biomedische Wetenschappen/Dept. Beeldvorming & Pathologie), Barjouhi Manshian (KU Leuven/Dept. Beeldvorming & Pathologie/Biomedische MRI), Kaido Tämm (UT/Department of Chemistry, Chair of Chemical Physics) and Luri Sikk (UT, Department of Chemistry, Chair of Chemical Physics)
Generation of nanobodies against immunomodulating checkpoint receptors in glioblastoma tumor cells by
Frederik De Smet (KU Leuven/Groep Biomedische Wetenschappen/Translationeel Cel- en Weefselonderzoek), Ivana Jovchevska (UL/Faculty of medicine/Institute of biochemistry) and Robert Roškar (UL/Faculty of pharmacy/Department of biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics)
Drug solubility in human intestinal fluids: multi-objective analysis and modelling by Patrick Augustijns (KU Leuven/Groep Biomedische Wetenschappen/Farmacotechnologie en Biofarmacie) and Uko Maran (UT/Institute of Chemistry/Chair of Molecular Technology)
Deciphering biochemical molecular signalling by gases via MD simulations and QM/MM calculations by Jeremy Harvey (KU Leuven) and Julianna Oláh (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
CELL: ContExtual machine Learning of Language translations by Marie-Francine Moens (KU Leuven) and Jan Hajič and
Pavel Pecina (CUNI)
Chemically similar but physically different: Investigation of phase behaviour and granulation of amorphous solid dispersions prepared with electrospinning and spray drying by Guy Van den Mooter (KU Leuven) and György Marosi (BME)
Towards a typology of clausal prolepsis by Jeroen Van Craenenbroeck (KU Leuven) and Marcel den Dikken and Krisztina Szécsényi (ELTE)
Searching for the basis of symbolic number understanding by Bert Reynvoet (KU Leuven) and Attila Krajcsi (ELTE)
The impact of nutrient pollution and mycorrhizal type on soil biodiversity and functionality by Hans Jacquemyn (KU Leuven) and Leho Tedersoo (University of Tartu) and Petr Kohout (Charles University)
The impact of nutrient pollution and mycorrhizal type on soil biodiversity and functionality by Martin Zobel (University of Tartu) and Olivier Honnay (KU Leuven).
Polarization In wireless CommuNICations (PICNIC) by Nobby Stevens (KU Leuven) and Stanislav Zvanovec and Jan Bohata (Czech Technical University in Prague)
FAT-metBC: Facing increased Adiposity in Treating metastatic Breast Cancer by Christine Desmedt (KU Leuven) and Janina Kulka and A. Marcell Szasz (Semmelweis University)
Discovery of CCR7 small molecule inhibitors by virtual screening andhit-to-lead optimization by Dominique Schols (KU Leuven) and Stanislav Gobec (University of Lubljana)
Rosanne Vanpée (KU Leuven, Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfswetenschappen/OG Finance Brussel) - Bart Baesens (KU Leuven, Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfswetenschappen OG LIRIS Leuven) - Igor Lončarski (UL, Faculty of Economics, Dept. of Money and Finance)
Harco Willems (KU Leuven, Faculteit Letteren/OG Archeologie Leuven) - Marleen De Meyer (KU Leuven, Faculteit Letteren OG Archeologie Leuven) - Miroslav Bárta (CUNI, Faculty of Arts, Czech Institute of Egyptology) - Martin Odler (CUNI, Faculty of Arts, Czech Institute of Egyptology)
Tom Verschaffel (KU Leuven, Faculteit Letteren/OG Cultuurgesch. vanaf 1750 Kulak) - Gábor Sonkoly (ELTE, Faculty of Humanities, History Institute)
Elke Brems (KU Leuven, Faculty of Arts, Translation Studies) - Orsolya Réthelyi (ELTE, Faculty of Arts, Dutch Studies)
Andrew Vande Moere (KU Leuven, Fac. of Engineering Science, Dept. of Architecture) - Henri Hubertus Achten (CTU, Faculty of Architecture, Dept. of Architectural Modelling)
Karen Vanhoorelbeke (KU Leuven, Fac. of Sciences, Dept. Of Biochemistry) - Nick Geukens (KU Leuven, Dept. of Chemistry, PharmAbs) - Zoltán Prohászka (Semmelweis, Dept. of Medicine, Research Laboratory)
Hugo Van hamme (KU Leuven, Fac. of Engineering Science, Electrical Engineering) - Klara Vicsi (BME, Fac. of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Dept. of Telecommunication and Media Informatics)
Hans Steenackers (KU Leuven, Department of Microbial and Molecular Systems (M²S), Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics)
- Ines Mandic Mulec (UL, Biotechnical Faculty, Dept. of Food Science and Technology)
Ewald Janssens (KU Leuven, Fac. of Science, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy) - László Nyulászi (BME, Dept. Of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry) Tibor Höltzl (BME, Dept. Of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry)
Reinhilde Jacobs (KU Leuven, Biomedical Sciences Group, Dept. of Imaging & Pathology) - Krisztián Nagy (Semmelweis, 1st Dept. of Pediatrics, Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery)
Allen Kaasik (UT, Inst. of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine, Dept. Of Pharmacology, Mitochondrial medicine) - Geert Bultynck (KU Leuven, Dept. Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Lab. Cellular & Molecular Signaling) - Tim Vervliet (KU Leuven, Dept. Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Lab. Cellular & Molecular Signaling) - Eero Vasar (UT, Inst. of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine, Dept. of Physiology)
Sergei Strelkov (KU Leuven, Dept. Of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, Biocrystallography) - Mirjana Liovic (UL, Fac. of Medicine, Mecical Center for Molecular Biology, Inst. for Biochemistry) - Petr Novak (CUNI, Fac. of Science, Loboratory of biomolecular structure and function).
KU Leuven (Arthur Van Aerschot) - Charles University in Prague (Dolezal Martin)
KU Leuven (Dirk De Vos) - Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) (László Poppe)
KU Leuven (Frederik Spieksma) - Eotvos University (Tibor Jordan)
KU Leuven (Jan Tytgat) - University of Ljubljana (Lucija Peterlin Mašič)
KU Leuven (Joep Konings) - Ljubljana University (Joze Damijan)
KU Leuven (Johan Wagemans) - Eötvös Loránd University (Adam Miklósi)
KU Leuven (Marc Van Ranst) - Charles University in Prague (Ruth Tachezy)
KU Leuven (Nele Mentens) - Czech Technical University in Prague (Martin Novotny)
KU Leuven (Tinne Tuytelaars) - Czech Technical University in Prague (Ondrej Chum)
KU Leuven (Yves Moreau) - Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Peter Antal) – Semmelweis University (Gabriella Juhasz)