Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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6th in Belgium
5th in Belgium
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Michiel van Meeteren is postdoctoral researcher. His primary research focus is on economic and financial geography, although he retains interest in methodology, the history of geography, political geography and urban issues. At Cosmopolis, he is primarily involved in two research projects. The first FWO-sponsored project is concerned with the role of state and financial sector actors in the emergence of a European financial space from the 1980s to 2007. Here the merger and acquisition wave of the European banking sector is analyzed in conjunction with the emergence of an increasingly salient regulatory regime at the European scale. The second project, Innovirus sponsored, deals with the geography and development of the advanced producer services sector in the Brussels capital region and its environs. This latter projects receives input from his PhD thesis (2016, Ghent University), where he explored the continuing relevance of urban systems theories from the "spatial science era" in human geography to explain contemporary Belgian settlement geographies.
My research at the Free University Brussels (VUB), Belgium, is currently centralized around the theme of ‘immuno-theranostics’. Antibodies have proven their value in therapy settings but have their limitations as tracers in molecular imaging applications. Recent advancements in antibody and protein engineering and refinements in technologies to couple them to radionuclides, dyes, toxins and biologics have created new possibilities and avenues in disease therapy and prognosis. My major research aim is to develop novel applications in the fields of molecular/nuclear imaging and molecular therapy. In recent years my major focus is on the nanobody-technology as targeting biovehicles. My research team is embedded within the research unit ICMI (in vivo cellular and molecular imaging). My research is focused on the generation of novel probes for their application (nuclear or other types of imaging and therapy) in small animals in a first phase, and in patients in the second phase. As such my preclinical and translational research is supportive and integrated within the existing, clinically-oriented research teams at the faculty of medicine and pharmacy at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the university hospital.
Philippe Claeys is a geologist, planetary scientist and geochemist interested in documenting global changes and in particular the consequences of asteroid and comet impacts on the evolution of the biogeosphere. He obtained his PhD in 1993 from the University of California at Davis working on the Chicxulub crater (Yucatan), the most likely cause of the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs, 66 million yeas ago. He then carried out post-doctoral research at UCLA, before becoming a research scientist at UC Berkeley for several years. At the late nineties, he joined the Museum of Natural History in Berlin as chief scientist and manager of the laboratories. Since 2001, he is a professor at the “Vrije Universiteit Brussel” in Brussels, Belgium, where he now heads the research unit Analytical-, Environmental-, and Geo-Chemistry. He also established the interdisciplinary research unit Earth System Sciences. He is a visiting professor at Ghent University, the Catholic University Leuven and the University of Liege. When he is not travelling looking for clues to better understand 4.5 billion years of evolution of planet Earth, he enjoys working in the lab with PhD students and postdocs on a wide variety of projects ranging from Antarctic meteorites, to paleoenvironmental changes, geoarcheology or urban water management. Website:http://we.vub.ac.be/~dglg/Web/Claeys/Claeys.htm