Comparative Perinatal Development

The Comparative Perinatal Development (CoPeD) group focuses on animal-centered research, but also investigates alternative models in order to reduce the number of animals in applied research. This applied research is focused on perinatal development with the pig industry and pharmaceutical industry as the most important stakeholders.

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A new article is published in Frontiers in Pediatrics, section Neonatology:

Preterm birth affects early motor development in pigs

by Charlotte Vanden Hole, Miriam Ayuso, Peter Aerts, Steven Van Cruchten, Thomas Thymann, Per T Sangild, Chris Van Ginneken.​

Key publications

Ayuso M., Michiels J., Wuyts S., Honglin Yan, Degroote J., Lebeer S., Le Bourgot C., Apper E., Majdeddin M., Van Noten N., Vanden Hole C., Van Cruchten S., Van Poucke M., Peelman L., Van Ginneken C.

Short-chain fructo-oligosaccharides supplementation to suckling piglets: Assessment of pre- and post-weaning performance and gut health
PLoS ONE 15(6): e0233910. pone.0233910

Prims S., Van Raemdonck G., Vanden Hole C., Van Cruchten S., Van Ginneken C., Van Ostade X., Casteleyn C.

On the characterisation of the porcine gland-specific salivary proteome
Journal of Proteomics 196 (2019), p. 92-105


Cassar S., Adatto I., Freeman Jennifer L., Gamse Joshua T., Iturria Inaki Lawrence C., Muriana A., Peterson Randall T., Van Cruchten S., Zon Leonard I.

Use of zebrafish in drug discovery toxicology
Chemical research in toxicology - ISSN 0893-228X-33:1 (2020) p. 95-118