Gastroenterology & Hepatology

PhD projects:

The role of afferent nerves in the pathogenesis of post-inflammatory gastrointestinal motility and sensitivity disturbances in the rat
PhD student: Annemie Deiteren

The therapeutic potential of a long-term treatment with worm proteins in a chronic colitis model in mice: study of the underlying immunological mechanisms.
PhD student: Marthe Heylen

Bladder – Bowel Interaction: the influence of rectal distension on bladder activity and the influence of bladder distension on rectal activity
PhD student: Michel Wyndaele

Characterisation and modulation of the enteric neuroimmune environment during endotoxin-induced ileus.
PhD student: Sara Nullens

Study of the intrahepatic resistance and its determinants in a rat model of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
PhD student: Wilhelmus Kwanten

Other projects:

The role of afferent neurons and their modulation in the pathogenesis of postinflammatory gastrointestinal motility and sensitivity disturbances (FWO project; 01/01/2013 - 31/12/2016)

Study of the intrahepatic resistance and its determinants in a rat model of severe non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) (FWO aspirant project; 01/10/2012 - 30/09/2014)

Gastrointestinal regulatory mechanisms (FWO research community; 01/01/1999 - 31/12/2013)

Role of dendritic cells in Th1/Th17-mediated immune diseases (GOA; 01/01/2013 - 31/12/2016)

Innovative imaging techniques to predict treatment outcome in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (01/10/2012 - 30/09/2017)