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See detailDispersal ability and speciation mechanisms in bryophytes
Hutsemekers, Virginie ULg

Doctoral thesis (2012)

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See detailMéthodologie de dimensionnement et de confection d’un Seepage Meter artisanal
NITCHEU Martial; MIDEKOR Akoly; Sauret, Elie ULg

Report (2012)

This document is a guideline for the design of seepage meter to direct flux measurements of water exchanged at the interface "groundwater - river". It describes the principles, limitations and advantages ... [more ▼]

This document is a guideline for the design of seepage meter to direct flux measurements of water exchanged at the interface "groundwater - river". It describes the principles, limitations and advantages of the use of seepage meters and provides technical details relevant to the design and manufacture a seepage meter based of the simplified model of Lee (1977). Direct measurements on the Kou River in Burkina Faso (West Africa) is proposed. [less ▲]

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See detailThe long period eccentric orbit of the particle accelerator HD167971 revealed by long baseline interferometry
De Becker, Michaël ULg

Conference (2012, March 12)

Particle acceleration and non-thermal emission processes in colliding-wind massive binaries constitute key issues in massive stars physics. The investigation of such processes requires a good knowledge of ... [more ▼]

Particle acceleration and non-thermal emission processes in colliding-wind massive binaries constitute key issues in massive stars physics. The investigation of such processes requires a good knowledge of their stellar, stellar wind and orbital parameters. In this short contribution, I will present the latest results related to the case of HD167971, a system recently resolved by the VLTI. The information on the separation and on the luminosity ratio derived from these observations will also be discussed in the context of the so-called 'standard scenario' for particle acceleration and non-thermal processes in massive stars. [less ▲]

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See detailBudget : Après la rigueur douce, la concurrence dure?
Petit, Nicolas ULg

Article for general public (2012)

L’un des maux endémiques de l’économie belge tient aux pressions concurrentielles insuffisantes sur de nombreux marchés de produits. Faute d’un cadre de surveillance effectif, les prix des biens et ... [more ▼]

L’un des maux endémiques de l’économie belge tient aux pressions concurrentielles insuffisantes sur de nombreux marchés de produits. Faute d’un cadre de surveillance effectif, les prix des biens et services demeurent – comme le décrivent maintes études – plus élevés que dans d'autres États membres, et ce spécialement dans le secteur de la vente au détail et dans les industries de réseaux (énergie, télécommunications, transport ferroviaire, etc.). [less ▲]

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See detailLes sanctions dans la religion grecque antique
Delli Pizzi, Aurian ULg

Scientific conference (2012, March 12)

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See detailPhase retarders in liquid crystals polymers
Piron, Pierre ULg

Scientific conference (2012, March 12)

Liquid crystals polymers posses birefringent properties and they are locally orientable, they allow the realization of space variant optical retarders which creates non uniformly polarized beam. To ... [more ▼]

Liquid crystals polymers posses birefringent properties and they are locally orientable, they allow the realization of space variant optical retarders which creates non uniformly polarized beam. To realize a retarder, liquid crystals are exposed to a UV linearly polarized beam, the optical axis of the retarder will be parallel to the incident polarization. We shall present an innovative way to produce space-variant retarders without mechanical interaction polarization holography . Superposing several beams differently polarized, results in a non-uniformly polarized recording beam used to realize space variant retarders. We shall also present our research retarders for two applications based on this method polarization analysis and coronagraphy. [less ▲]

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See detailApplication of mixed polygenic model to control for cryptic/genuine relatedness and population stratification.
Gusareva, Elena ULg; Mahachie John, Jestinah ULg; Isaacs, Aaron et al

Poster (2012, March 12)

In genome-wide association studies (GWAs), population stratification may cause inflated type I errors and overly-optimistic test results, when not properly corrected for. During the past decade, several ... [more ▼]

In genome-wide association studies (GWAs), population stratification may cause inflated type I errors and overly-optimistic test results, when not properly corrected for. During the past decade, several methods have been proposed for association testing in the presence of population stratification. Among these, principal components-based approaches are the most popular. Principal component analysis (PCA) allows data transformation to a new coordinate system such that the projection of the data along the first new coordinate (called the PC1) has the largest variance; the second PC has the second largest variance, and so on. In practice, two components are usually enough to adjust or to control for population stratification. They can easily be included in parametric association models as covariates. Despite the success of this strategy, there are still some caveats which need further attention. Among these are that principal component-based methods generally do not account for cryptic relatedness (kinship) between supposedly unrelated individuals, are not straightforwardly adapted to accommodate family-based designs or mixtures of families and unrelated individuals, and do not always take proper account of the trait under investigation. In this work, we present an easy-to-use alternative that addresses the aforementioned issues. For quantitative traits, we propose to first use the mixed polygenic model (possibly taking into account important non-genetic confounders as covariates), second to derive “polygenic” residuals from this model – hereby removing genomic kinship relationships, and third to consider these residuals as new traits in a classical genome-wide QTL analysis for “unrelated individuals”. The polygenic component of the aforementioned mixed polygenic model describes the contribution from multiple independently segregating genes, all having a small additive effect on the trait under investigation. Via an extensive simulation study, with various settings of population stratification and admixture, we show that this approach not only removes most of the “relatedness” between individuals (cryptic relatedness or known relatedness), but also removes most of the remaining substructures caused by population stratification or admixture. As a proof of concept, we demonstrate the efficiency of this robust method to control for population stratification on real-life genome-scale data from the SNP Health Association Resource (SHARe) Asthma Resource project (SHARP) (dbGaP accession number phs000166.v2.p1). We also provide leads to extend this method to dichotomous traits. [less ▲]

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See detailSynthesis of poly(lactide-co-glycolide-co-ε-caprolactone)-graft-mannosylated poly(ethylene oxide) copolymers by combination of “clip” and “click” chemistries
Freichels, Hélène; Pourcelle, Vincent; Auzély-Velty, Rachel et al

in Biomacromolecules (2012), 13(3), 760-768

Poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) is extensively used in pharmaceutical applications, for example, in targeted drug delivery, because of biocompatibility and degradation rate, which is easily tuned by the ... [more ▼]

Poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) is extensively used in pharmaceutical applications, for example, in targeted drug delivery, because of biocompatibility and degradation rate, which is easily tuned by the copolymer composition. Nevertheless, synthesis of sugar-labeled amphiphilic copolymers with a PLGA backbone is quite a challenge because of high sensitivity to hydrolytic degradation. This Article reports on the synthesis of a new amphiphilic copolymer of PLGA grafted by mannosylated poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO). A novel building block, that is, α-methoxy-ω-alkyne PEO-clip-N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS) ester, was prepared on purpose by photoreaction of a diazirine containing molecular clip. This PEO block was mannosylated by reaction of the NHS ester groups with an aminated sugar, that is, 2-aminoethyl-α-d-mannopyroside. Then, the alkyne ω-end-group of PEO was involved in a copper alkyne- azide coupling (CuAAC) with the pendent azides of the aliphatic copolyester. The targeted mannose-labeled poly(lactide-co-glycolide-co-ε-caprolactone)-graft-poly(ethylene oxide) copolymer was accordingly formed. Copolymerization of d,l-lactide and glycolide with α-chloro-ε-caprolactone, followed by substitution of chlorides by azides provided the azido-functional PLGA backbone. Finally, micelles of the amphiphilic mannosylated graft copolymer were prepared in water, and their interaction with Concanavalin A (ConA), a glyco-receptor protein, was studied by quartz crystal microbalance. This study concluded to the prospect of using this novel bioconjugate in targeted drug delivery. [less ▲]

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See detailNEMA NU4-2008 Performance Evaluation for the MicroPET FOCUS 120 and Iodine-124
Taleb, Dounia ULg; Bahri, Mohamed Ali ULg; Warnock, Geoffrey ULg et al

in IEEE proceedings of ANIMMA 2011 (2012, March 12)

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See detailAn overview of the CAT: framework, R package, and applications
Magis, David ULg

Conference (2012, March 12)

Computerized adaptive testing (CAT) is an efficient method to administer psychometric or educational tests and questionnaires. Unlike the standard fixed (“paper-and-pencil”) tests, items in a CAT are ... [more ▼]

Computerized adaptive testing (CAT) is an efficient method to administer psychometric or educational tests and questionnaires. Unlike the standard fixed (“paper-and-pencil”) tests, items in a CAT are iteratively and optimally selected within a bank of available items, on the basis of previously administered items and the current ability estimate of the examinee. This general approach has several assets with respect to fixed tests: it reduces the risk of fraud, it allows for individualized questionnaires according to the examinee’s ability level, and fewer items must be administered to reach the same level of precision in the ability estimates. The purpose of this talk is threefold. First, a general overview of CAT is proposed and its main principles are quickly outlined. Second, a recently developed R package, called catR, is briefly presented and its functionalities are described. Finally, two applications are discussed. The first application is a live demonstration of catR, by using its by-default item bank about English aptitude assessment, and several CAT options. The second application focuses on the on-line testing platform Concerto, a web interface for the development and testing of CAT sessions that uses catR as underlying computational package. The R package catR was jointly developed with Gilles Raîche (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada). The platform Concerto is under development by The Psychometrics Centre (Cambridge University, UK) under the supervision of Michal Kosinski and John Rust. [less ▲]

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See detailLe Rôle des revues interdisciplinaires dans les études doctorales
Letawe, Céline ULg

Conference (2012, March 10)

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See detailCopropriété et servitude
Boufflette, Sophie ULg

Scientific conference (2012, March 10)

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See detailSolitary fibrous tumour of the vagus nerve
SCHOLTES, Félix ULg; SCHOLSEM, Martin; Martin, Didier ULg

Conference (2012, March 10)

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See detailOpinion publique et nucléaire : critique et dépassement
Mormont, Marc ULg

Conference (2012, March 10)

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See detailLong-term evaluation of spinal cord stimulation for neuropathic/vascular pain
WANET, Thomas; Kaschten, Bruno ULg; DUBUISSON, Annie ULg et al

Conference (2012, March 10)

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See detailQuelques problèmes philologiques posés par l'oeuvre de Saussure
Sofia, Estanislao ULg

in Langages (2012), 185

This paper aims to raise some difficulties inherent in the status of Saussure’s “work”. Having published little, but written much, Saussure has left us (together with his theories) a philological problem ... [more ▼]

This paper aims to raise some difficulties inherent in the status of Saussure’s “work”. Having published little, but written much, Saussure has left us (together with his theories) a philological problem which is far from being resolved – most of his manuscripts (90% approximately) remaining unpublished, and most of his ideas have remained unfinished. We intend to highlight the need to take explicitly, in editing and transmitting Saussurean “ideas” and “work”, a coherent set of philological principles, fit for showing the state of the this particular “text” without distortion. [less ▲]

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See detailMoyens et enjeux d'une approche didactique des Illuminations
Saint-Amand, Denis ULg

Conference (2012, March 10)

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See detailThird ventricle colloid cysts
REUTER, Gilles ULg; SCHOLTES, Félix ULg; LENELLE, Jacques ULg et al

Conference (2012, March 10)

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See detailL’Europe peut-elle faire le poids face aux puissances émergentes ?
Santander, Sébastian ULg

Conference (2012, March 09)

La communication porte sur le défi que représente les puissances émergentes pour l'Europe comme acteur des relations internationales.

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