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See detailMeasuring feet trajectories: challenges and applications
Pierard, Sébastien ULg; Azrour, Samir ULg; Van Droogenbroeck, Marc ULg

Conference (2013, November 07)

Measuring reliable feet trajectories is needed in many applications. This paper provides the principles used in GAIMS, which is a non-intrusive system that measures feet trajectories based on multiple ... [more ▼]

Measuring reliable feet trajectories is needed in many applications. This paper provides the principles used in GAIMS, which is a non-intrusive system that measures feet trajectories based on multiple range laser scanners. We present the technical challenges that we had to address, as well as an overview of the implemented processing pipeline of GAIMS. [less ▲]

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See detailSEDIMENTARY DEVELOPMENT AND MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY OF THE FRASNIAN CARBONATE PLATFORM IN WESTERN BELGIUM (DINANT SYNCLINORIUM, LA THURE SECTION)
Pas, Damien ULg; Da Silva, Anne-Christine ULg; Labaye, Corentin et al

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See detailStudying Vulnerability: Participation and Incident Reports
Rossignol, Nicolas ULg

Conference (2013, November 07)

Scholars in many fields of research have developed models, theories and concepts attempting to grasp and manage dangers that are often difficult to concretely imagine. Their final objective is to maintain ... [more ▼]

Scholars in many fields of research have developed models, theories and concepts attempting to grasp and manage dangers that are often difficult to concretely imagine. Their final objective is to maintain the safety of the system considered. Dealing with potential hazards, some researchers distinguish between the vulnerability approach and the risk approach. The risk based approach is focused on acquiring accurate probabilistic information about the events themselves. Yet, Sarewitz (2003: 806) reminds that “there are numerous cases in which accurate assessment of risk is impossible” and that “lack of experience with many phenomena and outcomes means that understanding the uncertainty of the uncertainty estimates is impossible”. Thus, beyond the risk-based approach, another perspective emerged: vulnerability analysis (VA). Vulnerability can be described as “the degree to which a system, subsystem, or system component is likely to experience harm due to exposure to a hazard” (Turner et al. 2003: 8074). VA seems capable of overcoming the shortcomings of risk analysis in situations where knowledge about both probabilities and outcomes is incomplete or insufficient (Sarewitz 2003). The vulnerability approach and the classical risk analysis approach are thus based on different premises (Gilbert 2006): while risk analysis focuses on the hazard, VA focuses on the system under threat. From that starting point, we realized in order to analyse the state-of-the art in the field of vulnerability analysis, with particular emphasis on participatory approaches. The aims were: i) to study how the concept of vulnerability has been defined and used in different fields of application (e.g. natural and industrial hazards) and ii) to analyse whether the theoretical claim that participatory approaches to vulnerability analysis have the potential for great scientific and political outputs has been actually demonstrated in practice. Based on this study we formulate a threefold critique: first, VA has been treated separately in natural and technological hazards fields. This separation is unproductive for a fine-grained understanding of what vulnerability can provide as a concept, as it prevents vulnerability to unleash the full range of its potential. Second, VA focused on assessment tools that are mainly quantitative, whereas qualitative appraisal is a key to assess vulnerability in a comprehensive way and to inform policy-making. Third, a systematic literature review on participatory VA case studies allows us to argue that participation has been important to address the above, but it remains too closed down in its approach and would rather benefit from embracing a more opened, encompassing perspective. Therefore, we suggest re-thinking participatory VA as one part of a dynamic process between opening-up and closing-down strategies, in order to support a reflexive vulnerability governance framework. Doing so is not exempt of challenges, though. Since analytical reflection on vulnerability is to be transferred into practices of risk and vulnerability governance, taking into account the context in which governance agents need to take appropriate decisions is of primary importance. Thus, based on the conclusion of this presentation, the practical ways of realizing a reflexive vulnerability governance should now be explored. [less ▲]

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See detailMeasuring the thermophysical properties of materials at high temperature - Application to the additive manufacturing of alloy Ti-6Al-4V and of stainless steel 316L
Mertens, Anne ULg; Paydas, Hakan ULg; Reginster, Sylvie ULg et al

Conference (2013, November 07)

In view of optimising the microstructures of metallic materials and obtaining the desired properties, the accurate characterisation of the thermophysical behaviour of these materials has long been ... [more ▼]

In view of optimising the microstructures of metallic materials and obtaining the desired properties, the accurate characterisation of the thermophysical behaviour of these materials has long been considered of paramount importance e.g. by allowing for the in-situ study of phase transformations, by providing data for numerical simulations and, essentially, by contributing to a better understanding of the fundamental mechanisms at play during processing. In the present work, the thermophysical behaviour of Ti-alloy Ti-6Al-4V and of stainless steel 316L has been characterised in details, in order to reach a better understanding of the phenomena controlling the microstructures and mechanical properties of parts made by additive manufacturing techniques that appear nowadays very promising in view of the economic production of near-net-shape, complex and (almost) fully dense parts from metallic materials. In particular, the thermal conductivity of Ti-alloy Ti-6Al-4V and of stainless steel 316L at high temperature has been determined by combining dilatometry, Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and laser flash diffusivimetry based on Laplace’s equation : k(T)=α(T)ρ(T)Cp(T) where k(T) is the thermal conductivity (W/m*K) α(T) is the thermal diffusivity (mm2/s) ρ(T) is the specific mass (g/cm3) Cp(T) is the specific heat capacity (J/g*K). Since Ti-alloy Ti-6Al-4V and stainless steel 316L exhibit quite different physical behaviours, their careful comparison is shown to shed more light into the role of phenomena such as epitaxial growth, out-of-equilibrium phase transformations and/or internal stresses in the additive manufacturing of metallic materials. [less ▲]

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See detailUsing GAit Measuring System (GAIMS) to discriminate patients with multiple sclerosis from healthy person
Azrour, Samir ULg; Pierard, Sébastien ULg; Van Droogenbroeck, Marc ULg

Poster (2013, November 07)

Among voluntary movements, gait is the most affected by multiple sclerosis. Gait impairment is also a good indicator of the disease progression. However, measurement of gait character- istics made by ... [more ▼]

Among voluntary movements, gait is the most affected by multiple sclerosis. Gait impairment is also a good indicator of the disease progression. However, measurement of gait character- istics made by neurologists is usually limited to the use of a stopwatch. The GAit Measuring System (GAIMS), provides a wider range of measurements that allow the definition of several relevant gait descriptors. The work presented here shows the effectiveness of these gait descriptors and machine learning techniques to discriminate between healthy persons and patients with multiple sclerosis. [less ▲]

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See detailDe la paléoécologie à l'écologie actuelle : 2000 ans d'interaction homme-milieu dans le nord du Bassin du Congo
Morin-Rivat, Julie ULg; Bentaleb, Ilham; Biwole, Achille ULg et al

Poster (2013, November 06)

La forêt tropicale africaine a longtemps été considérée comme vierge du passage de l’homme. Cependant, plusieurs études récentes en paléoécologie et archéologie ont démontré la présence d’activités ... [more ▼]

La forêt tropicale africaine a longtemps été considérée comme vierge du passage de l’homme. Cependant, plusieurs études récentes en paléoécologie et archéologie ont démontré la présence d’activités humaines anciennes à partir d’indices paléoenvironnementaux (i.e. pollens de plantes anthropophiles) et d’artefacts (i.e. tessons de céramique). Ces études sont toutefois trop rares en raison de difficultés de terrain pour repérer et accéder aux sites archéologiques (couvert végétale dense, absence de pistes). De grandes zones à l’intérieur des terres demeurent donc inexplorées. Par ailleurs, peu d’études se sont penchées sur la question de l’impact de ces activités anthropiques passées sur la structure et la composition de la végétation actuelle. Grâce à une approche multidisciplinaire à la frontière entre sciences humaines et sciences de l’environnement (archéologie, pédoanthracologie : charbons de bois des sols, écologie forestière), notre objectif est d’identifier des indices d’activités humaines anciennes, lesquels sont été mis en relation avec les patrons actuels de végétation. Nos trois zones d’étude sont localisées en forêt tropicale humide de type guinéo-congolais et sont réparties dans le sud-ouest et sud-est du Cameroun et le nord de la République du Congo. Le long d’une vingtaine de transects de plusieurs kilomètres, nous avons appliqué un protocole systématique de récolte de matériel archéologique et archéobotanique dans des fosses situées sur des parcelles d’inventaire botanique. Ceci nous a permis de récolter plus d’un millier d’échantillons contenant des macrorestes végétaux carbonisés ainsi que des artefacts inédits pour la région (pierre taillée et polie, tessons de céramique, scories de métallurgie) et d’inventorier la végétation dans l’environnement immédiat des découvertes. L’analyse spatiale et temporelle (chronologie relative et par datation radiocarbone) des macrorestes a permis d’identifier des villages entourés de probables champs agricoles (agriculture itinérante sur brûlis). Les 68 datations radiocarbones et les types céramiques obtenus suivent une chronologie archéologique en deux phases : un âge du Fer ancien entre 2300 et 1300 BP et un âge du Fer récent se poursuivant jusqu’à la période subactuelle, entre 670 et 20 BP. Entre ces deux phases d’occupation, les traces d’activités anthropiques sont rares. La première phase d’activités serait à mettre en relation avec une fragmentation de la forêt dense à la suite d’un épisode climatique aride autour de 2500 BP, permettant ainsi aux populations de pénétrer la forêt. Un épisode plus humide à partir de 800 BP, avec un retour d’un couvert plus dense, aurait fait reculer les populations humaines. Leur rétablissement dans les forêts se serait produit conjointement à des conditions plus sèches. Ces trois phases rejoignent la chronologie générale établie à l’échelle de l’Afrique centrale. Les premiers taxons identifiés parmi les macrorestes végétaux carbonisés, graines et charbons de bois, démontrent l’utilisation ancienne du palmier à huile et d’arbres fruitiers sauvages. Les espèces ligneuses identifiées sont présentes dans le cortège floristique actuel. L’identification taxonomique des charbons de bois devrait nous permettre de reconstituer l’environnement végétal au cours des deux derniers millénaires. Les différences observées dans les couverts forestiers passé et actuel en termes de composition floristique ainsi que la structure des peuplements actuels sont de bons indicateurs d’impacts récents de l’homme sur son milieu. [less ▲]

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See detailPotential paleoseismological records in the Western Gulf of Corinth sediments (Greece) for the last 500 years
Beckers, Arnaud ULg; Mortier, Clément; Beck, Christian et al

Conference (2013, November 06)

Related to the Gulf of Corinth rifting, five earthquakes of magnitude greater than 5.8 occurred in the last 35 years. Consequently, the question of earthquake (EQ) hazard is particularly relevant. Onland ... [more ▼]

Related to the Gulf of Corinth rifting, five earthquakes of magnitude greater than 5.8 occurred in the last 35 years. Consequently, the question of earthquake (EQ) hazard is particularly relevant. Onland paleoseismological data are scarce and offshore data were absent before the present study. We investigated recent sediments bounding three well-defined major seismogenic faults: Aegion, Trizonia and Psathopyrgos faults. We retrieved 12 gravity cores from 50 to 85 cm long in three distinct sites: the southern shelf (40 to 50 m deep), a 180 m deep sub-basin, and a transect from the southern coast to the center of the gulf. Chronology is based on 137Cs (Atmospheric Nuclear Experiments) and 210Pb decay for two sites (Aegion and Trizonia). Considering sedimentation rates estimates in these areas, the longer cores record about 500 years of sedimentary archives. We performed granulometry, magnetic susceptibility, loss on ignition and geochemical (X-Ray Fluorescence) measurements on cores from each site. Some samples were observed with a binocular to identify the nature of the grains. We sought to identify layers potentially attributed to EQ-related processes like liquefaction and tsunamis for the sites on the shelves or mass transport and turbidity currents for the basins. In Aegion, 3 coarser layers have been identified at identical depth in 3 cores across the scarp. 210Pb decay show erosion just under the first event, that we attributed to the 1995 tsunami (backwash deposit) (figure). In the Trizonia Sub-Basin, among 3 clear grain-size peaks, two have been attributed to the 1817 Aegion EQ and the 1660 Galaxidi EQ. In Psathopyrgos, 10 “events” (grain-size and Zr/Rb peaks) have been identified in the deepest part of the transect and at least 2 on the shelf. Their analysis is in progress. [less ▲]

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See detailImpacts of past Human disturbances on present-day tree species assembly in a tropical forest of South-East Cameroon
Vleminckx, Jason; Doucet, Jean-Louis ULg; Daïnou, Kasso ULg et al

Poster (2013, November 06)

Many evidence have been found for intensive past Human presence in the forests of Central Africa, notably widespread charcoal occurrence in the soil. Forest clearing for slash-and-burn agriculture may ... [more ▼]

Many evidence have been found for intensive past Human presence in the forests of Central Africa, notably widespread charcoal occurrence in the soil. Forest clearing for slash-and-burn agriculture may have favored the competitiveness of light-demanding species (LD) to the detriment of shade-bearer species (SB). Hypothesis: Positive correlation between abundance of charcoal in the soil (proxy for past Human clearing) and abundance of LD.Mostly “young” charcoals were thought to reflect past Human disturbances that would have shaped present-day species assembly. However, CAI 0-20cm and CAI 20-100cm were highly correlated with each other (r-Pearson = 0.55; P<0.001) and both displayed positive correlations with Non-Pioneer LD abundance (significant with a classic test) and negative correlations with SB abundance. Although this observation is coherent with our hypothesis, significance disappeared when correcting for spatial autocorrelation [4], even after removing small-diameter trees potentially too young to be linked with last Human disturbances (not shown). Correlation of CAI between the two soil layers => Humans found appropriate conditions for settlement in the same area at different periods? Absence of significant correlation in ❸ (i) Last Human disturbances are too old to detect any signal on present-day tree species assembly. (ii) Human impact is weak compared to other factors (soil properties, dispersal limitation,…) (iii) Local scale heterogeneity of LD abundance is weak compared to landscape scale. Parallel large scale gradients in the abundance of Non-Pioneer LD and charcoal abundance (proxy for past slash-and-burn activities) were observed, but a causal link cannot be established so far. [less ▲]

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See detailLate Quaternay sedimentation and active faulting in the Western tip of the Gulf of Corinth, Greece
Hubert, Aurelia ULg; Beckers, Arnaud ULg; Beck, Christian et al

Poster (2013, November 06)

The Gulf of Corinth is one of the fastest-spreading intracontinental rifts on Earth. Present day kinematics (GPS data) indicates an opening direction oriented NNE-SSW and an opening rate increasing ... [more ▼]

The Gulf of Corinth is one of the fastest-spreading intracontinental rifts on Earth. Present day kinematics (GPS data) indicates an opening direction oriented NNE-SSW and an opening rate increasing westward from 11 mm y-1 in the central part to 16 mm y-1 in the westernmost part. A significant part of the deformation is localized offshore, where the fault geometry was not well known yet. The high extension rate would imply a high seismic hazard if faults are not creeping. We propose an accurate map of submarine faults in the western extremity of the Gulf of Corinth. The map is based on two high-resolution seismic reflection surveys (single channel sparker) performed aboard HCMR’s R/V ALKYON, within the frame of SISCOR ANR Project. About 600 km of seismic lines were acquired, with a 200 msTWTT maximum penetration down to what we infer to represent the MIS 5 discontinuity. Depocenters location is controlled by river deltas where up to 75m of post-LGM sediments are stored. Numerous, up to 15m thick, mass transport deposits fill the central and eastern parts. In the eastern part, the sedimentary infill is faulted by the known North Eratini, South Eratini and West Channel faults. At the longitude of the Trizonia Island, the seafloor in mainly horizontal and the only fault is the south dipping Trizonia fault. Between the Trizonia Island and the Mornos Delta, the shallower northern part of the gulf shows a diffuse pattern of deformation with faults striking mainly E-W and ESE-WNW. It shows south and north dipping normal faults, strike-slip faults, as well as an inherited basement relief. To the West, three young grabens have been identified, striking NE-SW and W-E. The northern, 6 km long, fault in this grabens system shows a clear strike-slip component (fig.1). [less ▲]

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See detailLe genre Guibourtia Benn: un modèle biologique idéal pour comprendre les mécanismes de spéciation
Tosso, Dji-ndé Félicien ULg; Daïnou, Kasso ULg; Hardy, Olivier et al

Poster (2013, November 06)

Les forêts denses tropicales humides se distinguent par leur grande diversité biologique qui leur confère un caractère complexe. Dans un tel contexte, comprendre le passé et l'histoire évolutive de la ... [more ▼]

Les forêts denses tropicales humides se distinguent par leur grande diversité biologique qui leur confère un caractère complexe. Dans un tel contexte, comprendre le passé et l'histoire évolutive de la dynamique de ces forêts, constitue un moyen efficace pour prédire leur dynamique future. De telles études qui traitent de la biologie évolutive (phylogénie et phylogéographie) sont rares en Afrique comparativement aux autres continents. Le présent travail ambitionne de contribuer, sur base d’un modèle biologique comportant plusieurs espèces sœurs, à la compréhension des mécanismes à l'origine de la diversité des écosystèmes forestiers tropicaux. Le modèle biologique choisi est le genre Guibourtia Benn daté de moins de 20.000 ans qui regroupe 13 espèces ligneuses africaines de grande importance socio-culturelle et économique. Ce modèle rassemble non seulement des espèces de formations végétales différentes (forêt et savane) mais aussi des espèces inféodées aux régions établies sur des sols variés (sableux, argilo-limoneux, calcaire, hydromorphe etc.). Spécifiquement, l’étude vise à (i) démêler les relations phylogénétiques au sein du genre Guibourtia sur la base de caractérisations physiologique et morphogénétique; (ii) inférer l'histoire évolutive au sein du genre Guibourtia grâce aux récents outils d'analyse phylogéographique et de datation moléculaire ; et (iii) examiner les possibilités de flux de gènes entre deux espèces morphologiquement semblables à savoir G. tessmannii (Harms) J. Léonard et G. pellegriniana J. Léonard à l’échelle du Gabon. Ce travail se distingue par son originalité du fait qu’il développe une approche qui combine la physiologie et la génétique. Les résultats contribueront à modéliser la distribution des différentes unités évolutives du genre Guibourtia avec un modèle dynamique de végétation (CARAIB) afin de conclure sur leur statut de conservation et déduire les stratégies de gestion durable appropriées. [less ▲]

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See detailCommunautés floristiques et paramètres édaphiques : comment se répartissent les forêts claires dans la plaine de Lubumbashi ?
Hick, Aurélie ULg; Hoffait, Nicolas; Kizila Wimana, Pacifique et al

Poster (2013, November 06)

Au sud de la République Démocratique du Congo, dans la province du Katanga, le redéveloppement des activités minières a entrainé un développement démographique exponentiel des principales villes minières ... [more ▼]

Au sud de la République Démocratique du Congo, dans la province du Katanga, le redéveloppement des activités minières a entrainé un développement démographique exponentiel des principales villes minières. La population de Lubumbashi, capitale du Katanga, est passée en 50 ans d’environ 100 000 habitants à plus d’1 million et demi (Munyemba Kankumbi, 2010). Cette évolution démographique a accentué la pression sur la forêt claire de type Miombo par l’augmentation des prélèvements, la pression immobilière et l’agriculture de subsistance (Malaisse, 1997). Dans la zone périurbaine de Lubumbashi, les surfaces de forêts claires qui occupaient 85 % du territoire en 1956 ont été réduites à moins de 12 % en 2009 (Munyemba Kankumbi, 2010). Afin de comprendre l’écosystème à restaurer, nous procédons à la caractérisation des communautés de Miombo dans la plaine de Lubumbashi en fonction des conditions édaphiques. Pour ce faire, 116 placettes forestières de 18m de rayon ont été placées aléatoirement dans les derniers massifs forestiers présents dans un rayon de 50km au nord de la ville. L’ensemble des arbres adultes de diamètre supérieur à 2cm de d.b.h ont été inventoriés. De plus, un second cercle de 5 mètres de rayon a été placé au centre de chaque placette de 18m afin de répertorier l’ensemble de la régénération forestière (< à 2cm de d.b.h). Un sondage descriptif de sol à la tarière a été réalisé dans chaque placette et un échantillon de sol composite a été prélevé pour les analyses chimiques de sol (C, N, pH KCl, K, Ca, Na, Mg, Mn). Les données floristiques ont subies une transformation de corde afin de pouvoir les traiter dans une analyse en composante principale (ACP). Une classification k-means a été réalisée sur les scores de l’ACP afin d’obtenir des groupes de communauté floristique. Chaque groupe a été caractérisé par leurs espèces indicatrices et dominantes. Ces analyses ont été menées sur le peuplement adulte et sur la régénération. Une analyse canonique des correspondances a permis de mettre en évidence le lien entre ces communautés et les paramètres édaphiques. Le miombo de la plaine de Lubumbashi est caractérisé par 6 communautés floristiques : une communauté à Uapaca nitida et Uapaca pilosa, une communauté à Brachystegia boehmii, une communauté à Marquesia macroura, une communauté à Julbernardia globiflora, une communauté à Uapaka kirkiana et pour finir une communauté à Diplorhynchus condylocarpon, Pseudolactnostylis maprouenifolia et Julbernardia paniculata. L’analyse nous révèle que ces communautés sont contraintes par les données édaphiques. Les communautés se différencient d’une part par la profondeur du sol, la charge caillouteuse, le carbone, l’azote et le potassium et d’autre part par le magnésium, le manganèse et le sodium. Dans une optique de restauration, il est donc essentiel de tenir compte du type de sol en place et de la communauté à restaurer. [less ▲]

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See detailNew tools for the dairy sector based on MIR and NIR spectroscopy
Grelet, Clément; Dehareng, Frédéric; Vanlierde, Amélie et al

Conference (2013, November 05)

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See detailBeyond the "three-second fish memory" folk psychology belief: experimental evidences from active avoidance conditioning in goldfish to olfactory learning in carp and miscellaneous training in zebrafish or other teleost fishes.
Ylieff, Marc ULg

Conference (2013, November 05)

Learning abilities have been widely documented in rodents from experimental psychological studies for a long time. However, learning and memory play a pivotal role in the behavioural development of all ... [more ▼]

Learning abilities have been widely documented in rodents from experimental psychological studies for a long time. However, learning and memory play a pivotal role in the behavioural development of all vertebrates, and fish are no exception. Several typical “fish examples” illustrate the oral presentation. [less ▲]

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See detailProbiotics and health claims in Europe
Delcenserie, Véronique ULg

Conference (2013, November 05)

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See detailTechniques de marquages et de suivis de poissons de repeuplement
Ovidio, Michaël ULg

Conference (2013, November 05)

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See detailQuelques clés pour comprendre le DICTIONNAIRE ÉTYMOLOGIQUE ROMAN (DÉRom)
Baiwir, Esther ULg

Conference (2013, November 04)

Le projet DÉRom est certainement l'entreprise la plus innovante pour l'étude historique du lexique roman depuis le Romanisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch de Wilhelm Meyer-Lübke. Lors de cette communication ... [more ▼]

Le projet DÉRom est certainement l'entreprise la plus innovante pour l'étude historique du lexique roman depuis le Romanisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch de Wilhelm Meyer-Lübke. Lors de cette communication, nous avons tenté de mettre en lumière quelques-uns des apports théoriques et méthodologiques du projet, lancé en janvier 2008 par Éva Buchi (aujourd'hui directrice du laboratoire ATILF, Nancy) et Wolfgang Schweickard (professeur de philologie romane à l'Université de la Sarre, Sarrebruck). L'axiome principal, qui semble tout à fait évident mais dont les implications ont rarement été mesurées en linguistique romane, est qu'une langue écrite ne peut être l'ancêtre d'une langue orale. Dès lors, la reconstruction de la proto-langue ne peut s'appuyer que sur la comparaison des cognats romans, sans tenir compte, dans un premier temps, du témoignage des textes latins. [less ▲]

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See detailAthena+: The first Deep Universe X-ray Observatory
Barret, D.; Nandra, K.; Barcons, X. et al

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The Advanced Telescope for High-energy Astrophysics (Athena+) is being proposed to ESA as the L2 mission (for a launch in 2028) and is specifically designed to answer two of the most pressing questions ... [more ▼]

The Advanced Telescope for High-energy Astrophysics (Athena+) is being proposed to ESA as the L2 mission (for a launch in 2028) and is specifically designed to answer two of the most pressing questions for astrophysics in the forthcoming decade: How did ordinary matter assemble into the large scale structures we see today? and how do black holes grow and shape the Universe? For addressing these two issues, Athena+ will provide transformational capabilities in terms of angular resolution, effective area, spectral resolution, grasp, that will make it the most powerful X-ray observatory ever flown. Such an observatory, when opened to the astronomical community, will be used for virtually all classes of astrophysical objects, from high-z gamma-ray bursts to the closest planets in our solar neighborhood. In this paper, we briefly review the core science objectives of Athena+, present the science requirements and the foreseen implementation of the mission, and illustrate its transformational capabilities compared to existing facilities. [less ▲]

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See detailINFLUENCE OF THE NATURE OF SUGAR RESIDUES ON THE INTERACTIONS OF SYMETRIC SUGAR- BASED BOLAFORMS WITH MODEL MEMBRANES
Nasir, Mehmet Nail ULg; Crowet, Jean-Marc ULg; Lins, Laurence ULg et al

Poster (2013, November)

Glycolipid surfactants constitute a class of natural compound having interest in biological field such as antifungal, antiviral and plant-elicitor and for pharmaceutical formulation as well as for food ... [more ▼]

Glycolipid surfactants constitute a class of natural compound having interest in biological field such as antifungal, antiviral and plant-elicitor and for pharmaceutical formulation as well as for food and cosmetic field. Their action may be modulated through their interactions with plasma membranes of target cells and more particularly by their interactions with membrane lipid molecules. Among glycolipid surfactants, bolaforms constitute an important class; they are composed of two hydrophilic heads connected by a hydrophobic carbon segment.Their interest lies mainly in the development of the efficient and low cost lipid-based drug delivery systems. In this context, our work was focused on two sugar-based bolaforms. They are composed by two identical hydrophilic head constituted by xylose ( BolaX) or rhamnose ( BolaR), connected by an ether link to a hydrocarbon segment with an insaturation. The interactions of  BolaX and BolaR with model phopsholipid and phospholipid/sterol model membranes (Langmuir monolayers at the air-water interface and multilamellar vesicles) were investigated with biophysical and in silico approaches. Our results indicate that both bolaforms interact with model membranes at the level of hydrocarbon chain and, at the phosphate and the carbonyl group of phospholipids. The presence of sterol in the system has an influence on insertion of bolaforms and change slightly the nature of the interactions. The insertion of BolaR within a phospholipid bilayer was deeper than that of  BolaX and its interactions with phospholipids were energetically more favorable, suggesting an important role of the nature of sugar residue. [less ▲]

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See detailComparaison des performances de cinq tests rapides pour le diagnostic de l’angine à streptocoque du groupe A
DE BACKER, Benjamin ULg; GAVAGE, Pierre; MINON, Jean-Marc

Poster (2013, November)

Objet. Etude comparative des performances analytiques de tests immunochromatographiques pour la détection du streptocoque A dans les frottis de gorge : Quickvue (Quidel), bioNexia (bioMérieux), Clearview ... [more ▼]

Objet. Etude comparative des performances analytiques de tests immunochromatographiques pour la détection du streptocoque A dans les frottis de gorge : Quickvue (Quidel), bioNexia (bioMérieux), Clearview (Inverness medical), Dipromed et All-Diag. Méthodes. Les prélèvements utilisés ont été réalisés avec les E-Swab de chez Copan. Un total de 106 échantillons a été testé, dont 58 positifs et 48 négatifs. Environ la moitié des échantillons a été testée avec le format cassette et l’autre moitié avec le format dipstick pour les kits bioNexia et Clearview. Par ailleurs, les kits Dipromed et All-Diag (tous deux au format dipstick) ont été groupés dans cette étude car ils sont identiques (information confirmée par les fournisseurs). Les résultats des tests rapides ont été comparés à ceux de la culture prolongée. Les échantillons ont été ensemencés sur milieu CNA, avec disque de bacitracine pour l’identification présomptive du streptocoque A. Un groupage à l’aide de tests d’agglutination (Oxoid) et/ou une identification de la souche sur l’automate Vitek 2 (bioMérieux) ont été réalisés pour identification formelle. Sur base des résultats de l’étude, nous avons calculé la sensibilité et la spécificité de chaque kit. Ces valeurs ont ensuite été appliquées à la prévalence de cultures positives pour le streptocoque A observée au CHR Citadelle, en 2012. Nous avons ainsi pu calculer les valeurs prédictives positives (VPP) et négatives (VPN) sur notre population réelle. Résultats. La sensibilité est excellente pour tous les kits, comprise entre 93,1% (Clearview) et 96,6% (Quickvue). La spécificité est de 95,8% pour le Quickvue, tandis qu’elle est de 97,9% pour tous les autres kits. Sur la population du CHR Citadelle (2012), les VPP sont de 77,6% pour le Quickvue, et se situent aux alentours de 87% pour les autres kits. Les VPN sont excellentes et vont de 99 à 99,5%. Conclusion. Les valeurs de sensibilité et spécificité obtenues dans cette étude sont conformes à celles attendues pour ce genre de kit selon la littérature, c’est-à-dire respectivement supérieures à 90% et 95%. Les VPP observées avec le test Quickvue sont péjorées par l’existence d’un faux positif de plus. Les autres kits présentent une quasi-équivalence analytique dans notre série. [less ▲]

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See detailLIPID INTERACTION PROPERTIES OF NOVEL RHAMNOLIPIDS
Nasir, Mehmet Nail ULg; Crowet, Jean-Marc ULg; Lins, Laurence ULg et al

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Biosurfactants which are surface active molecules produced by micro-organisms present a wide structural diversity (glycolipids, lipoaminoacids, lipopeptides, polymers,...) and numerous advantages compared ... [more ▼]

Biosurfactants which are surface active molecules produced by micro-organisms present a wide structural diversity (glycolipids, lipoaminoacids, lipopeptides, polymers,...) and numerous advantages compared to their chemically synthesized counterparts. Among glycolipids, rhamnolipids which are secondary metabolites produced mainly by strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, have drawn particular attention as they have several interesting biological properties such as antimicrobial, antiphytoviral, zoosporicidal and plant defense elicitor activities [1-3]. It is generally recognized that these activities must be linked to the interaction of these molecules with constituents of biological membranes [4] but the detailed mechanism is far from being fully understood. In our laboratory, new rhamnolipids with various chain lengths and with or without a terminal carboxylic acid function were obtained via the development of a synthesis procedure consisting of two biocatalyzed steps involving naringinase and lipase [5]. The objective of this work was to investigate their interaction with model membranes in relation with their structure in order to give insight about the mechanism of their biological action. A range of complementary experimental and modelling methods was used to analyze their interaction with membrane models. Results reveal differential interaction with lipids according to the structure of the rhamnolipid. The nature of the lipid is also a key parameter for the ınteractions. [less ▲]

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See detailL’admissibilité de la preuve en droit civil et en droit pénal
Kefer, Fabienne ULg

in Revue de Droit Social = Tijdschrift voor Sociaal Recht (2013, November), (2), 195-229

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See detailIntensification durable de l’agriculture au Bénin, mythe ou réalité ? Une analyse à partir des systèmes de coton biologique et Cotton made in Africa.
Assogba, Sonagnon Claude-Gervais ULg; Tossou, Cocou Rigobert; Lebailly, Philippe ULg et al

Conference (2013, November)

In agriculture, the concept of sustainable development emergence and its omnipresence in political discourses suggests that farming systems move toward systems considered as more environment-friendly and ... [more ▼]

In agriculture, the concept of sustainable development emergence and its omnipresence in political discourses suggests that farming systems move toward systems considered as more environment-friendly and human health-friendly. In Benin, cotton is one of the most sectors concerned by this transformation. Indeed, in spite of the importance of cotton in the economy of Benin, its sustainable production is nowadays threatened by conventional production approach. Various alternatives of production are developed and considered as more environment-friendly than the conventional production approach. This article analyses the sustainability of the organic and cotton made in Africa (CmiA) farming alternatives from the sustainable agricultural intensification theoretical perspective. Structured and non-structured interviews with individuals and focus groups were used to collect data from 90 organic cotton farmers of the municipality of Kandi, and 100 CmiA farmers of the municipality of Pehunco, one of the largest areas of cotton production in the North of Benin. Data were analyzed with methods of normative and relativist comparison, descriptive statistics and analysis of variance. Kolmogorov-Smirnov (K-S) test was used to verify the normality conditions and in some cases, logarithmic transformation was done to test the variance homogeneity. The comparison of means was done with the test of Least Significant Difference. It appears from the results that in the current condition of implementation, the alternatives system to conventional cotton production approach are not intensively sustainable. Soils fertility and pests’ management face enormous constraints and do not allow improvement of yields, economic performances, and environment protection. So, the sustainability of the alternative systems of cotton production is not guaranteed and can hardly become a reality if additional relevant conditions are not created. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation of arabinoxylan oligosaccharides on physicochemical properties of chitosan based films
Costa, Maria J.; Cerqueira, Miguel A.; Ruiz, Hector A. et al

in Lagarón, José M.; Cabedo, Luis; López, Amparo (Eds.) et al Polymar 2013 [Recurs electrònic]: 1st. International Conference in polymers with special focus in early stage researchers (2013, November)

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See detailLa qualité de force relative : paramètre sous-exploité ?
Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Delvaux, François ULg; Cordonnier, Caroline ULg et al

in Livret des interventions - XVèmes Rencontres Médimex - "Isocinétisme - Actualités et Controverses" (2013, November)

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See detailRééducation des plasties du LCA : quels pièges ?
Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; BAUVIR, Philippe ULg; NAMUROIS, Marie-Hélène ULg et al

in Abstract Book du Symposium d'Axxon - Actualité en Kinésithérapie (2013, November)

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See detailLarge Nc baryons and Regge trajectories
Matagne, Nicolas; Stancu, Floarea ULg

in Bled Workshops in Physics (2013, November), 14(1), 37-42

The mixed symmetric positive and negative parity baryons are described in a similar way in the $1/N_c$ expansion method of QCD by using a procedure where the permutation symmetry is incorporated exactly ... [more ▼]

The mixed symmetric positive and negative parity baryons are described in a similar way in the $1/N_c$ expansion method of QCD by using a procedure where the permutation symmetry is incorporated exactly. This allows to express the mass formula in terms of a small number of linearly independent operators. We show that the leading term follows a different Regge trajectory from that found for symmetric states, when plotted as a function of the band number $N$. [less ▲]

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See detailLa photographie de mode, entre transition er classicisme. Le cas Prada
Dondero, Maria Giulia ULg

in Villelongue, Martine; Saroli, Julie (Eds.) Défier le temps, une affaire de mode (2013, November)

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See detailComparaison de techniques CND émergentes sur des pièces aéronautiques en matériaux composites
Georges, Marc ULg; Thizy, Cédric ULg; Lewandowski, Jacques et al

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See detailDEPOSITIONAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE EARLY FRASNIAN TO EARLY FAMENNIAN SLOPE DEPOSITS OF MOUNT FREIKOFEL (CARNIC ALPS, AUSTRIA/ITALY)
Pas, Damien ULg; Da Silva, Anne-Christine ULg; suttner, Thomas et al

in 14 ième ASF 2013 (Association des Sédimentologistes Français) (2013, November)

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See detailEncapsulation of water droplets on fibers
Weyer, Floriane ULg; Dreesen, Laurent ULg; Vandewalle, Nicolas ULg

Poster (2013, November)

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See detailBONE SIALOPROTEIN AS A KEY FACTOR IN THE PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF OSTEOARTHRITIS
Pesesse, Laurence ULg; Sanchez, Christelle ULg; Walsh, David et al

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See detailCorps commun et rupture anthropologique dans la schizophrénie
Englebert, Jérôme ULg

Conference (2013, November)

S’agissant d’une référence qui demeure incontournable en psychologie clinique et en psychopathologie, nous proposons de partir du cadre psychanalytique. Nous ferons le constat de difficultés tant ... [more ▼]

S’agissant d’une référence qui demeure incontournable en psychologie clinique et en psychopathologie, nous proposons de partir du cadre psychanalytique. Nous ferons le constat de difficultés tant théoriques que techniques concernant les notions d’espace, de temps et, plus fondamentalement, concernant le corps qui est cantonné à sa disposition hystérique. Par ailleurs, nous verrons que la phénoménologie permet de penser ce corps en tant que fondement de notre identité et de notre relation à l’autre. Il s’agit d’une donnée implicite qui n’est pas interrogée, une « sentinelle silencieuse » pour reprendre les propos de Merleau-Ponty. À partir de là, nous pourrons exposer en quoi la problématique schizophrénique se situe au niveau d’une rupture anthropologique quant à la manière de vivre son corps. Nous développerons également la différence qu’il y a entre le corps-pour-soi et le corps-pour-autrui et celle entre le corps paranoïde et le corps paranoïaque. Enfin, en guise de mise en perspective, nous développerons les concepts deleuzien de territorialisation et de ritournelle et montrerons en quoi le clinicien, s’il a à prendre en compte le corps de son patient dans sa réflexion, doit avant tout accepter de mobiliser son propre corps, de toucher son patient, de l’observer et de se laisser toucher par lui. [less ▲]

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Paile, Sylvain ULg

in Paile, Sylvain; Gell, Harald (Eds.) 5 years of the European Initiative for the Exchange of Young Officers Inspired by Erasmus, Lessons Learnt from the International Military Academies Forum 2013 (2013, November)

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See detailComment concilier flexibilité et sécurité en TPE/PME ?
Beuker, Laura ULg; Gérard, Julie ULg; Schoenaers, Frédéric ULg et al

Conference (2013, November)

Face à la libéralisation du marché, à l’externalisation des échanges et aux progrès technologiques, les entreprises doivent, à présent, jongler entre des dispositifs et des mesures destinés à assouplir le ... [more ▼]

Face à la libéralisation du marché, à l’externalisation des échanges et aux progrès technologiques, les entreprises doivent, à présent, jongler entre des dispositifs et des mesures destinés à assouplir le marché du travail, tout en procurant une certaine sécurité et stabilité à leur main-d’œuvre. C’est dans ce cadre que cette communication vise à comprendre et à saisir la manière dont les très petites entreprises (TPE) et les petites et moyennes entreprises (PME) belges francophones tentent de concilier flexibilité et sécurité dans ce contexte de mondialisation et de concurrence exacerbée (Auer, 2008). En d’autres termes, nous verrons d’une part, quels dispositifs de flexibilité et de sécurité ces deux types d’entreprise mobilisent dans leur gestion de l’emploi et d’autre part, dans quelle mesure ces dispositifs sont propres à leurs structures configurationnelles et pratiques de gestion des ressources humaines (GRH), à l’aune de la théorie de la contingence structurelle (Mintzberg, 1982 ; Pichault et Nizet, 2000). À l’aide de 67 entretiens semi-directifs réalisés au sein de 54 TPE/PME belges, nous déterminerons tout d’abord, les pratiques de GRH véhiculées sur base d’indicateurs de flexibilité et de sécurité préalablement définis et ensuite, le type de configuration prédominant en proposant un modèle explicatif des facteurs et enjeux influençant ces pratiques. [less ▲]

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See detailAntitrust Damages in EU Law and Policy : Jurisdiction Issues and Applicable Law: Brussels I, Rome I and II
Francq, Stéphanie; Wautelet, Patrick ULg

Conference (2013, November)

This presentation (co-authored with Prof. Stéphanie Francq - UCLouvain) gives an overview of the main issues arising in relation to the private enforcement of competition law within the EU, from a private ... [more ▼]

This presentation (co-authored with Prof. Stéphanie Francq - UCLouvain) gives an overview of the main issues arising in relation to the private enforcement of competition law within the EU, from a private international law perspective. The focus is on the determination of the jurisdiction and of the applicable law [less ▲]

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See detailADAMTS-3 deficiency is embryonic lethal in mouse and zebrafish.
Janssen, Lauriane ULg; Dubail, Johanne; Dupont, Laura ULg et al

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See detailTowards a typology of sustainable job transition supports
Lorquet, Nadège ULg

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See detailNouveaux modes de prise en charge des carrières « déliées » : une innovation institutionnelle ?
Pichault, François ULg; Dervaux, Amélie ULg; Vrancken, Didier ULg et al

Conference (2013, November)

La notion de « carrières déliées » a souvent été associée à un pilotage de la trajectoire professionnelle par l’individu lui-même. Divers dispositifs d’intermédiation ont pourtant vu le jour pour aider à ... [more ▼]

La notion de « carrières déliées » a souvent été associée à un pilotage de la trajectoire professionnelle par l’individu lui-même. Divers dispositifs d’intermédiation ont pourtant vu le jour pour aider à la prise en charge de ces nouvelles formes de carrière. A l’aide d’une étude de cas dans le secteur artistique belge, nous approfondissons ici la capacité d’un dispositif militant, explicitement tourné vers une transformation du marché du travail, à s’inscrire dans un processus d’innovation institutionnelle. Nous montrons que cette innovation consiste en un déplacement de l’objet même de la prise en charge, passant désormais de la relation d’emploi à la transition professionnelle, probablement annonciatrice de mutations plus profondes sur le marché du travail. [less ▲]

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See detailLes concessions forestières peuvent-elles contribuer à la conservation du gorille des plaines de l'Ouest? Exemple d'une concession au Sud-Est du Gabon
Haurez, Barbara ULg; Petre, Charles-Albert ULg; Doucet, Jean-Louis ULg

Poster (2013, November)

Vingt pourcents des forêts du Bassin du Congo sont actuellement principalement affectées à la production de produits ligneux et non-ligneux [FAO-OIBT, 2011]. L'exploitation est un agent de perturbation de ... [more ▼]

Vingt pourcents des forêts du Bassin du Congo sont actuellement principalement affectées à la production de produits ligneux et non-ligneux [FAO-OIBT, 2011]. L'exploitation est un agent de perturbation de ces forêts [WILKIE ET AL., 2000]. Au vu de l’importance économique des industries d’extraction pour les pays de cette région, l’étendue des forêts exploitées pour leur bois ne devrait pas diminuer dans les années à venir, au contraire. La survie de nombreuses espèces animales de forêt dense humide dépend donc de leur capacité à survivre en milieu exploité [JOHNS, 1985]. A ce jour, les concessions forestières jouent potentiellement un rôle crucial pour la protection des différentes espèces de grands singes. En effet, plus de 50% de l'aire de distribution des grands singes d’Afrique de l'Ouest est localisée dans les concessions forestières [MORGAN & SANZ, 2007]. Or, la faune sauvage joue un rôle essentiel pour la durabilité de l'exploitation forestière car elle assure la dissémination des graines [WRIGHT, 2003], dont celles des espèces commerciales. En particulier, le gorille des plaines de l'Ouest (Gorilla gorilla gorilla Savage & Wyman, 1847), espèce en danger critique d'extinction (IUCN), semble jouer un rôle fondamental dans la dispersion des diaspores des espèces ligneuses [ROGERS ET AL., 1998 ; VOYSEY ET AL., 1999]. Cette étude vise à déterminer les interactions entre les gorilles des plaines de l'Ouest et l'exploitation forestière, afin d'évaluer dans quelle mesure ces deux acteurs peuvent être bénéfiques l'un envers l'autre. Plus particulièrement, la densité en gorilles a été estimée dans une zone exploitée 25 ans plus tôt. Le comportement nidificateur des gorilles dans cette zone a été décrit. D'autre part, le rôle potentiel joué par les gorilles dans la dynamique de régénération des forêts exploitées est abordé au travers de l'étude de la dispersion des graines (identification des graines dispersées, contrôle du pouvoir germinatif et détermination de l'impact du passage dans le tractus digestif sur la germination). La densité en gorilles observée au sein du site d'étude est relativement élevée (1,5 gorille/km²). Les gorilles établissent leurs sites de nidification préférentiellement au sein de forêts de terre ferme à canopée ouverte. Ils utilisent fréquemment les anciennes routes d'exploitation, densément couverte de végétation herbacée, pour l'alimentation et la nidification. Au bout de 10 mois de suivi, 45 espèces végétales ont été identifiées comme étant dispersées par les gorilles. Le potentiel germinatif a été évalué pour 36 taxons. Les taux de germination observés dépendent de l'espèce considérée, et varient de 0 à 100%. L'impact du tractus digestif sur la germination a actuellement été testé pour deux espèces, Santiria trimera (Burseraceae) et Chrysophyllum lacourtianum (Sapotaceae). Pour ces deux espèces, les graines passées dans le tractus digestif des gorilles présentent des taux de germination significativement plus élevé que les graines extraites de fruits frais (entourées de pulpe ou non). Les résultats préliminaires de cette étude suggèrent que les forêts exploitées peuvent supporter des densités en gorilles comparables à celles des aires protégées. En outre, via son rôle en tant que disperseur, le gorille pourrait avoir un rôle crucial dans la régénération des forêts post-exploitation. L'exploitation forestière et la conservation des gorilles des plaines de l'Ouest paraissent donc compatibles. [less ▲]

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See detailEnvironmental Product Declaration of purified and defluorinated phosphoric acid – difficulties and limitations of the methodology
Belboom, Sandra ULg; Scözs, Carl; Léonard, Angélique ULg

Poster (2013, November)

The awareness of environment and the development of environmental product declarations (EPDs) are increasing through years. EPD becomes a need for producers in both B to B and B to C relations. EPD ... [more ▼]

The awareness of environment and the development of environmental product declarations (EPDs) are increasing through years. EPD becomes a need for producers in both B to B and B to C relations. EPD elaboration process is not without difficulties. Such a declaration requires a considerable amount of time and information, a full comprehension of the applied methodology but it also causes confidentiality problems. All these difficulties can lead to the use of simpler tools, as Carbon Footprint, which only focuses on a single impact and misses a part of the message. This case study is based on the production of phosphoric acid in Belgium using PCR for inorganic chemicals. It takes into account the use of raw materials as phosphate rocks or chemicals, their transportation to site and the manufacturing of defluorinated and purified phosphoric acid. This process also requires steam, electricity, demineralised water and sulphuric acid. These inputs are produced on site and their modelling is taken into account in this study. The first step of this process is the production of weak phosphoric acid with transformation of phosphate rocks into 30% phosphoric acid using sulphuric acid attack. The particularity of this process is the production, in this company, of a recoverable coproduct, called gypsum. The amount of this product is about 1.6 t per t of weak acid. A stoichiometric relation connects both products and is used as allocation factor, as recommended by the PCR. Through next concentration steps, fluosilicic acid is produced, also linked to the production of phosphoric acid by a stoichiometric relation. For facilities production plant, repartition of impact between coproducts is not so easy. As mentioned before, the production of steam, electricity, demineralised water and sulphuric acid are performed on site. Sulphuric acid is produced by the combustion of liquid sulphur provided by oil refineries. Two different units produce both sulphuric acid and steam through the combustion of liquid sulphur but only one of them transforms a part of steam into electricity. Repartition of impact between sulphuric acid and steam can be achieved using a physical relation based on thermodynamic values which can be transformed into mass relation. For repartition between electricity, steam and sulphuric acid, the main difficulty is that electricity does not have a weight and a transformation into steam shall be achieved to use the same relationship that previously. This way of allocating is not very obvious for producers, even if it is the one recommended by the PCR. As electricity and steam are coproduced, an energetic allocation is also relevant and gives completely opposite results for repartition of impact of each product. In that case, sulphuric acid impact achieves a non-negligible part of the impact which modifies greatly results of phosphoric acid production. This is a problem when you know that environmental product declarations are used to compare products on environmental criteria, using mainly values of climate change or energy impacts. Producers are then reticent to publish such a value which can lead to a loss of customer confidence, even more when they occupy a leading position on the market and taking into account that a comparison with other producers is quite impossible. More specific guidelines should be set to indicate the best way to perform an environmental product declaration in specific fields using a specific way of allocation. [less ▲]

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See detailA comparison of within-season yield prediction methodologies
Dumont, Benjamin ULg; Basso, Bruno; Bodson, Bernard ULg et al

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See detailLe mode excentrique appliqué aux rotateurs d'épaule
Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg; Kaux, Jean-François ULg; Crielaard, Jean-Michel ULg et al

in Livret des interventions - XVèmes Rencontres Médimex - "Isocinétisme - Actualités et Controverses" (2013, November)

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See detailRoles of Civic Priests in Hellenistic Cos
Paul, Stéphanie ULg

in Horster, Marietta; Klöckner, Anja (Eds.) Cities and Priests. Cult Personnel in Asia Minor and the Aegean Islands from the Hellenistic to the Imperial Period (2013, November)

The abundance and interest of the epigraphic evidence from the is- land of Cos after the synoecism of 366 BC makes it a very valuable case-study for understanding how the religious life of a polis was ... [more ▼]

The abundance and interest of the epigraphic evidence from the is- land of Cos after the synoecism of 366 BC makes it a very valuable case-study for understanding how the religious life of a polis was organized in the Hellenistic period. The topic of civic priesthoods is particularly well documented by various types of inscriptions, such as priesthood regulations, sacrificial calendars and contracts of sales. Based on a close study of this evidence, this paper will exa- mine the roles played by priests in the cults of the gods of the civic pantheon, as well as the relationship between these officials and the polis which appointed them. It will address as its main question how the priest’s position as mediator between the polis community and the divine sphere was manifested. [less ▲]

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See detailFeedbacks correctifs écrits en anglais langue étrangère et attentes des élèves du secondaire
Noiroux, Kevin ULg

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Grâce à des recherches qui montrent que l’élève ne s’améliore pas après avoir été corrigé, certains chercheurs pensent que la correction des erreurs écrites n’a pas sa place dans l’enseignement d’une ... [more ▼]

Grâce à des recherches qui montrent que l’élève ne s’améliore pas après avoir été corrigé, certains chercheurs pensent que la correction des erreurs écrites n’a pas sa place dans l’enseignement d’une langue étrangère. Cet article a pour but d’analyser les attentes des élèves pour voir s’ils sont demandeurs ou pas de corrections. Nos résultats montrent que les élèves du secondaire de Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles veulent non seulement être corrigés, mais qu’ils s’intéressent de très près à la compréhension de leurs erreurs. Il faut cependant noter que les erreurs semblent être corrigées dans le cadre d’évaluations certificatives, ce qui est potentiellement inéquitable. [less ▲]

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See detailASSOCIATION BETWEEN CHONDROCYTE HYPERTROPHY AND ANGIOGENESIS OF CARTILAGE IN OSTEOARTHRITIS
Pesesse, Laurence ULg; Sanchez, Christelle ULg; Delcour, Jean-Pierre et al

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See detailDoes Belgian bioethanol comply with European Renewable Energy Directive ?
Belboom, Sandra ULg; Bodson, Bernard ULg; Léonard, Angélique ULg

Poster (2013, November)

The craze for biofuels has increased in recent years mainly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel consumptions. The European Renewable Energy Directive (RED), published in 2009, defined ... [more ▼]

The craze for biofuels has increased in recent years mainly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel consumptions. The European Renewable Energy Directive (RED), published in 2009, defined guidelines to assess carbon footprint of a biofuel depending on biomass source. It also provided generic values of GHG emissions relative to each step of the life cycle taking into account all steps from the cultivation to the end-of-life. These values are used to evaluate the sustainability of European biofuels depending on the used crops and the used transformation technology. This study, based on local crops cultivated in Belgium (sugar beet and wheat), compares specific Belgian values with European generic ones. Belgium yields for both crops are among the best of the continent. Specific Belgian values for fertilizers and pesticides are used. The transformation of wheat into bioethanol is modelled using industrial data. As recommended by the RED, no land use change is taken into account for Belgium. Greenhouse gas emissions induce by the life cycle of Belgium sugar beet bioethanol are similar to the ones mentioned in the European directive but impact repartition is different. In our case, the transformation step achieves a higher part of the impact. That can be explained by the higher cultivation yield. Belgian wheat bioethanol obtains better results than those mentioned by the European directive with a 9% higher reduction. Cultivation step is the major step for this impact. Importance of fertilizers consumptions and associated emissions are highlighted. The comparison of both bioethanols impacts for climate change category, using an energy basis, shows that wheat allows a higher reduction of GHG emissions than sugar beet. If the comparison is performed on a cultivated area basis, results are reversed and sugar beet achieves a twofold reduction compared with wheat. Sensitivity analyses are performed on the importance of N fertilizers and associated emissions and on energy consumptions relative to the transformation step. These analyses reveal non-negligible impact variations. A range of GHG reduction that can be reached using Belgian sugar beet and wheat bioethanol are then calculated. In any case, sugar beet does not achieve the amount of reduction given by the RED, while the opposite effect is shown for wheat with a reduction at least as high as the RED default value. These results indicate the importance of make use of specific values to assess the sustainability of bioethanol for a specific country using a specific crop and a specific technology. Further measurements and research about emission factors due to fertilizers application could improve the accuracy of our results. [less ▲]

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See detailVariation radiale de l’angle des microfibrilles de cellulose et de la longueur des trachéides chez le Douglas
Vaïanopoulos, Céline; Henin, Jean-Marc; Hebert, Jacques ULg et al

Poster (2013, November)

La sylviculture du douglas (Pseudotsuga menziesii) en Wallonie est récente et présente des modalités opératoires très contrastées. Aussi, pour guider l’action des sylviculteurs, une étude technologique ... [more ▼]

La sylviculture du douglas (Pseudotsuga menziesii) en Wallonie est récente et présente des modalités opératoires très contrastées. Aussi, pour guider l’action des sylviculteurs, une étude technologique visant à évaluer l’impact du dynamisme de la sylviculture sur les propriétés du bois de douglas a été initiée. Il est accepté aujourd’hui que l’angle des microfibrilles de cellulose (AMF) de la paroi des trachéides, ainsi que la longueur des trachéides, peuvent expliquer largement le comportement du bois sans défaut. Dans un premier temps, l’étude a porté sur les variations de l’AMF et de la longueur des trachéides au sein des arbres en fonction de paramètres tels que leur vitesse de croissance, l’âge du cerne, la position radiale ou la hauteur dans l’arbre. Ultérieurement, ces résultats seront utilisés pour tenter d’expliquer les propriétés mécaniques du bois sur la base de ses caractéristiques anatomiques. Il sera alors possible de relier les caractéristiques de croissance avec les propriétés du bois produit afin de proposer les pratiques sylvicoles les plus pertinentes. [less ▲]

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Brasseur, Catherine ULg; L'Homme, Benjamin ULg; PIRARD, Catherine ULg et al

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See detailContribution à la recherche des conditions optimales pour élever des lapins en parcs hors sol : Résultats d’un centre de référence et d’expérimentation en Belgique en conditions de production
Jacquet, Michel; Bauwens, Véronique; Teller, Christian et al

in Itavi (Ed.) Proceedings 15ème journées de la recherche cunicole (2013, November)

L’évolution de la perception sociétale du bien-être animal et de l'élevage engage la production à chercher des alternatives aux cages conventionnelles. Dans cette expérimentation en engraissement en ... [more ▼]

L’évolution de la perception sociétale du bien-être animal et de l'élevage engage la production à chercher des alternatives aux cages conventionnelles. Dans cette expérimentation en engraissement en conditions de production, durant un an, les performances (techniques et statut sanitaire) ont été suivies dans un logement en parcs hors sol (bâtiment 1), sur plancher en caillebotis en plastique normalement conçu pour porcelets, enrichis avec une plate-forme surélevée, matériau à ronger et cachette. Sans effectuer une comparaison scientifique de deux systèmes (parc hors sol et cage), les auteurs situent les performances enregistrées en parcs durant 7 bandes (960 lapins par bande) vis-à-vis de celles obtenues simultanément dans le même élevage, dans un logement en cages conventionnelles et enrichies (bâtiment 2), en tout plein tout vide (7 bandes et 4200 lapins par bande). Les parcs hors sol, a priori profitables au bien-être animal, non bivalents (donc changement au sevrage) ont été défavorables à la santé des lapins et à la viabilité de la production. La coccidiose intestinale a contribué à une hausse sévère de la mortalité (13,8% contre 4,8% en cages) ; de fortes baisses de performances techniques et économiques ont été constatées et la situation a contraint à un traitement anticoccidien. [less ▲]

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Nicolay, Samuel ULg; Kreit, Damien

Conference (2013, October 31)

In [8,7], the properties of generalized uniform Hölder spaces have been investigated. The idea underlying the definition is to replace the exponent α of the usual spaces Λ^α(R^d) (see e.g. [6]) with a ... [more ▼]

In [8,7], the properties of generalized uniform Hölder spaces have been investigated. The idea underlying the definition is to replace the exponent α of the usual spaces Λ^α(R^d) (see e.g. [6]) with a sequence σ satisfying some conditions. The so-obtained spaces Λ^σ(R^d) generalize the spaces Λ^α(R^d); the spaces Λ^σ(R^d) are actually the spaces B^{1/σ_{∞,∞}(R^d), but they present specific properties (induced by L^∞-norms) when compared to the more general spaces B^{1/σ}_{p,q}(R^d) studied in [2,4,1,5,9,10] for example. Indeed it is shown in [8,7] that most of the usual properties holding for the spaces Λ^α(R^d) can be transposed to the spaces Λ^σ(R^d). Here, we introduce the pointwise version of these spaces: the spaces Λ^{σ,M}(x_0), with x_0∈R^d. Let us recall that a function f∈L^∞_loc(R^d) belongs to the usual pointwise Hölder space Λ^α(x_0) (α>0) if and only if there exist C,J>0 and a polynomial P of degree at most α such that sup_{|h|≤2^{−j}} |f(x_0+h)−P(h)|≤C2^{−jα}. As in [8,7], the idea is again to replace the sequence (2^{−jα})_j appearing in this inequality with a positive sequence (σ_j)j such that σ_{j+1}/σ_j is bounded (for any j); the number M stands for the maximal degree of the polynomial (this degree can not be induced by a sequence σ). By doing so, one tries to get a better characterization of the regularity of the studied function f. Generalizations of the pointwise Hölder spaces have already been proposed (see e.g. [3]), but, to our knowledge, the definition we give here is the most general version and leads to the sharpest results. [1] Alexandre Almeida. Wavelet bases in generalized Besov spaces. J. Math. Anal. Appl., 304(1):198–211, 2005. [2] António M. Caetano and Susana D. Moura. Local growth envelopes of spaces of generalized smoothness: the critical case. Math. Inequal. Appl., 7(4):573–606, 2004. [3] Marianne Clausel. Quelques notions d'irrégularité uniforme et ponctuelle : le point de vue ondelettes. PhD thesis, University of Paris XII, 2008. [4] Walter Farkas. Function spaces of generalised smoothness and pseudo-differential operators associated to a continuous negative definite function. Habilitation Thesis, 2002. [5] Walter Farkas and Hans-Gerd Leopold. Characterisations of function spaces of generalised smoothness. Ann. Mat. Pura Appl., IV. Ser., 185(1):1–62, 2006. [6] Steven G. Krantz. Lipschitz spaces, smoothness of functions, and approximation theory. Exposition. Math., 1(3):193–260, 1983. [7] Damien Kreit and Samuel Nicolay. Characterizations of the elements of generalized Hölder-Zygmund spaces by means of their representation. J. Approx. Theory, to appear, 10.1016/j.jat.2013.04.003. [8] Damien Kreit and Samuel Nicolay. Some characterizations of generalized Hölder spaces. Math. Nachr., 285(17-18):2157–2172, 2012. [9] Thomas Kühn, Hans-Gerd Leopold, Winfried Sickel, and Leszek Skrzypczak. Entropy numbers of embeddings of weighted Besov spaces II. Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society (Series 2), 49(02):331–359, 2006. [10] Susana D. Moura. On some characterizations of Besov spaces of generalized smoothness. Math. Nachr., 280(9-10):1190–1199, 2007. [less ▲]

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Gillen, Todd Jonathan ULg

Conference (2013, October 30)

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See detailAnatase TiO2 colloidal nanocrystal-based architectures: models to assess the role of porosity and nanocrystal morphology in Li battery electrode
Krins, Natacha ULg; Buonsanti, Raffaella; Kim, Chunjoong et al

Conference (2013, October 30)

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See detailL’activité physique Quoi? Pourquoi? Comment?
Cloes, Marc ULg

Conference (2013, October 30)

L’activité physique et la sédentarité sont deux notions qui font partie de notre vie quotidienne. Il apparait toutefois que le public ne se construit pas toujours des représentations adéquates à leur ... [more ▼]

L’activité physique et la sédentarité sont deux notions qui font partie de notre vie quotidienne. Il apparait toutefois que le public ne se construit pas toujours des représentations adéquates à leur propos alors que, parties intégrantes de notre style de vie, elles jouent un rôle fondamental dans la santé de chacun d’entre nous. L’exposé, qui se veut interactif, portera donc sur la définition des concepts avant d’aborder les effets de la pratique et d’analyser les recommandations internationales en la matière. Par son côté ludique, l’intervention permet de prendre conscience de certaines mauvaises représentations et/ou de lacunes au niveau de connaissances qui concernent la santé publique. Les échanges permettront par ailleurs de dégager des pistes d’action concrètes pouvant aisément être mises en place. [less ▲]

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See detailOn generalized Hölder-Zygmund spaces
Kreit, Damien ULg; Nicolay, Samuel ULg

Poster (2013, October 29)

The Hölder spaces provide a natural way for measuring the smoothness of a function. These spaces appear in different areas such as approximation theory and multifractal analysis. The purpose of this ... [more ▼]

The Hölder spaces provide a natural way for measuring the smoothness of a function. These spaces appear in different areas such as approximation theory and multifractal analysis. The purpose of this poster is to present a generalization of such spaces as well as some recent results about their characterizations. These spaces are a particular case of a generalization of Besov Spaces who have recently been extensively studied. [less ▲]

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See detailSnu Spaces, from Theory to Practice
Kleyntssens, Thomas ULg; Nicolay, Samuel ULg

Poster (2013, October 29)

Computing the spectrum of singularities of a real-life signal by using the definition is impossible. One rather uses an indirect way to compute it: the multifractal formalism. The first multifractal ... [more ▼]

Computing the spectrum of singularities of a real-life signal by using the definition is impossible. One rather uses an indirect way to compute it: the multifractal formalism. The first multifractal formalism was introduced by Frisch and Parisi in the context of fully developped turbulence (1985). Its main default is that it always leads to a concave spectrum. For this reason, Stéphane Jaffard has introduced the Snu spaces (2004). They lead to a new multifractal formalism which can detect non concave spectra. In practice, one has to avoid the concept of limit and to deal with finite size effects. I present a method to determine the spectrum based on the Snu spaces and I illustrate it numerically on theoretical functions. [less ▲]

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See detailAs if spoken: What do we really know about Late Egyptian as a vernacular language?
Winand, Jean ULg

Conference (2013, October 29)

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See detailLa perception des Gestalten selon Chr. von Ehrenfels
Zincq, Aurélien ULg

Conference (2013, October 28)

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See detailThe role of siblings in the coming out process: research and vignettes
Haxhe, Stéphanie ULg; D'Amore, Salvatore ULg

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See detailA four-year inventory of the invasive ladybeetle Harmonia axyridis in agricultural ecosystems
Vandereycken, Axel ULg; Durieux, Delphine ULg; Joie, Emilie ULg et al

Conference (2013, October 26)

The Multicoloured Asian Ladybird, Harmonia axyridis Pallas (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is known to thrive principally in shrubby and arboreal habitats. Its occurrence in agroecosystems remains poorly ... [more ▼]

The Multicoloured Asian Ladybird, Harmonia axyridis Pallas (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is known to thrive principally in shrubby and arboreal habitats. Its occurrence in agroecosystems remains poorly documented. This study focuses on the occurrence of this exotic species and its seasonal abundance in various field crops. The abundance of adults and larvae of H. axyridis was evaluated over a four-year period, from 2009 to 2012, in four important agronomical crops (wheat, corn, broad bean and potato) in Belgium. A total of 28 aphid predator species were observed including 14 coccinellid species, 13 hoverfly species and one lacewing species. H. axyridis is present and reproduces in all of the four crops studied, with the largest numbers recorded in corn and broad bean crops. In corn, H. axyridis numbers were found to increase over the four inventoried year, reaching 86% of the aphid predators in 2012, while it represented only 15% in 2009. H. axyridis was not always recorded where aphids were abundant, e.g. aphids were abundant on wheat where no H. axyridis were recorded. H. axyridis starts reproducing after the peak in aphid population, suggesting that H. axyridis is able to complete its development by feeding on alternative prey such as larvae and pupae of the same and other species of ladybird and other aphidophagous species. H. axyridis is often considered to be bivoltine but it only completes one generation per year in field crops. The second generation generally develops late in the season in other habitats. Harmonia axyridis is an invasive and an intraguild predator present in high quantities in some specific crops. In these crops, H. axyridis could negatively impact on population of native species due to IGP observed in several other studies. [less ▲]

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See detailCord blood banking Introduction-State of the art
BAUDOUX, Etienne ULg

in Gluckman, Eliane; Cavazzana (Eds.) World Cord blood congress IV and innovative therapies for sickle cell disease (2013, October 25)

Since the early years 1990 when the first cord blood (CB) banks were created, the worldwide inventory has grown considerably to a current 590 thousand units that complement the 22 M donors to provide ... [more ▼]

Since the early years 1990 when the first cord blood (CB) banks were created, the worldwide inventory has grown considerably to a current 590 thousand units that complement the 22 M donors to provide hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPC) to patients in need of an allogeneic transplantation. The existing inventory shows a high degree of heterogeneity with a significant number of units below the current transplantation standards for adult patients. In the mean time, the use of CB as a HPC source has remained steady over the last years, leading to a relative decrease in the release activity in each individual bank. New challenges and innovations have emerged, such as: • More stringent regulations in the USA and in the EU • Upgrades in professional standards • Competing transplantation approaches such as easier access to adult unrelated donors (UD), use of haplo identical donors, single or multiple CB transplantation • CB collection safety becoming a concern since issues have been raised about the outcome of newborns linked to their iron status • The definition of clear criteria for transplant selection (HLA typing level, cell contents) • Potential role of CB banks in non hematological CB use (use of CB byproducts, generation of iPS from selected universal donors, immunotherapy, HIV therapy) • Financial restrictions The elements mentioned above have lead banking strategies, including recruitment, donor selection, CB collection, processing, storage and release to evolve considerably and to incorporate • Active volunteer accreditation processes for international recognition • Donor recruitment: more detailed and selective donor evaluation • Systematic nucleic acid (NAT) testing for infectious disease markers (IDM) • Extensive use of molecular HLA typing and widening range of loci to be taken into account • Evolving definition of acceptance criteria for incoming CB units, (i.e. stricter TNC requirements) • Well standardized processing and storage methods • Evaluation and adaptation of supply vs. needs in strategic approaches • Need to increase and optimize CB visibility through up to date electronic solutions • Methods to have a permanent and up to date overview of post transplantation outcomes, including elements relevant to the banking and clinical side Professional organizations (NetCord, WMDA, FACT, WBMT) are in the process of tightening their links in order to increase interactions and respond in time to upcoming challenges and evolutions of the field. [less ▲]

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See detailThe physical education teacher as a physical activity promoter
Cloes, Marc ULg

Conference (2013, October 25)

Nowadays, physical education is more and more focused on the development of an active lifestyle among the students who are supposed to become physically educated citizen throughout life. The presentation ... [more ▼]

Nowadays, physical education is more and more focused on the development of an active lifestyle among the students who are supposed to become physically educated citizen throughout life. The presentation is divided in six parts: AIESEP Statement on Sport Pedagogy; From sport educator to PA promoter: The (r)evolution of PE teachers; What about ‘Quality Physical Education’?; How to be a PA promoter?; PETE for PA promoters; Conclusions. [less ▲]

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See detailLesbian and Gay Parents:Stress, Resilience and Therapeutic Issues
D'Amore, Salvatore ULg

Conference (2013, October 25)

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) couples and parented families were often neglected by family and couple systems theory and practice. This inattention is mostly rooted in homophobia ... [more ▼]

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) couples and parented families were often neglected by family and couple systems theory and practice. This inattention is mostly rooted in homophobia,heterocentrism and heteronormativity that influenced dominant definitions of "healthy" and "functional" relationships. Whether we are researchers or clinicians, it is interesting to consider the impact of these stressors. Especially in the clinical contexts, it seems important to assess the degree of minority stress, relational ambiguity and social support in order to address the LGBT unique challenges. In this presentation, we will discuss these challenges and through clinical vignettes we will underline the importance of an eco-systemic approach and the creation of new possibilities to be and to do a couple and a family. [less ▲]

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See detailON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DIETARY PATTERNS AND CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS IN THE GREATER REGION POPULATION
Sauvageot, Nicolas ULg; Alkerwi, Alaa; Zannad, Faiez et al

Conference (2013, October 25)

Abstract Background: The prevalence of chronic pathologies such as cardio-vascular diseases is increasing, in part due to dietary habits. Some dietary patterns may influence health more than individual ... [more ▼]

Abstract Background: The prevalence of chronic pathologies such as cardio-vascular diseases is increasing, in part due to dietary habits. Some dietary patterns may influence health more than individual foods, nutrients or food groups. The objective of this research was to identify dietary patterns associated with common cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) in a sample of adult individuals living in the Greater Region. Methods: Data were taken from the cross-sectional NESCAV (Nutrition, Environment and Cardiovascular Health) study, aiming to describe the cardiovascular health of the Greater Region’s population (1). Dietary intake was assessed using a 132-item food frequency questionnaire (FFQ), from which 44 food groups were formed. Food group consumptions were adjusted for energy intake using the residuals method of Willet and Stampfer (2). Participants under a special diet to manage their CVRF were excluded. Likewise, those who had a history of cardiovascular disease or with confirmed diabetes, hypertension, and/or dyslipidemia were also discarded as they may have changed their diet. Thus, a total of 1691 individuals were included in the study (865 from Luxembourg, 527 from Wallonia and 299 from Lorraine). We applied the reduced rank regression method to identify specific dietary patterns strongly associated with common CVRF (3). The CVRF-specific dietary patterns were constructed by choosing intake data as predictors and CVRF as outcomes. Nine CVRF (BMI, waist to hip ratio, total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, blood glucose, diastolic and systolic blood pressure) were used in the statistical analysis. Associations between dietary patterns and CVRF were adjusted according to gender, age, smoking status and level of physical activity. Results: Two main dietary patterns were identified. A pattern characterized by high intakes of alcohol, potatoes and high-fat food such as pastries, fried foods, offal, processed and smoked meat, margarine, but low intakes of cereals, soups, soft drink and olive oil, was significantly associated with an increase of all CVRF. On the other hand, a healthy pattern characterized by high consumption of brown bread, nuts, soups, vegetables, smoked and canned fish, olive oil and oil rich in omega 6 and 3, high-fat dairy products, butter and margarine, but a low consumption of fried foods, rice/pasta, meat, ready meal, soft drink and beer, was associated with a decrease of all CVRF except LDL. Conclusions: Our results suggest that dietary patterns of the Greater Region population are related to CVRF. Diet rich in alcohol and high-fat food is associated with a higher cardiovascular risk whereas a healthy diet is associated with a lower cardiovascular risk. These results emphasize the need for cross-border preventive nutritional strategies. [less ▲]

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See detailImportation récente d’Aedes albopictus en Belgique : modes d’introduction, risques et gestion des risques
Boukraa, Slimane ULg; Raharimalala, Fara Nantenaina ULg; Zimmer, Jean-Yves ULg et al

Conference (2013, October 25)

L'environnement et les changements climatiques, ainsi que la mondialisation des échanges commerciaux internationaux peuvent affecter la distribution des pathogènes et/ou des arthropodes vecteurs ... [more ▼]

L'environnement et les changements climatiques, ainsi que la mondialisation des échanges commerciaux internationaux peuvent affecter la distribution des pathogènes et/ou des arthropodes vecteurs. Actuellement, l’espèce Aedes albopictus Skuse est considérée comme le moustique le plus invasif dans le monde entier et l’un des plus importants vecteurs d’arbovirus (notamment chikungunya et dengue). En Belgique, Ae. albopictus a été introduit pour la première fois en 2000 à Vrasene (Province de Flandre-Orientale), dans une entreprise de recyclage des pneus usagés en provenance des États-Unis et du Japon. Plusieurs autres inspections ont été effectuées (2001-2012) après ce premier rapport, mais aucun autre spécimen n’a été trouvé. L’espèce était considérée comme éliminée naturellement et aucune nouvelle introduction n’avait été signalée. Dans le cadre d'une étude de surveillance de moustiques réalisée dans plusieurs endroits à travers la Belgique en 2013, un adulte mâle d’Ae. albopictus a été capturé à l'aide d’un piège à CO2 à Vrasene dans la même entreprise de recyclage de pneus (51°12'49" N, 4°11'37" E; juillet 2013). L’espèce a été confirmée par identification morphologique et moléculaire. Cette redécouverte d’Ae. albopictus ainsi que son absence durant les treize dernières années, démontrent sa réintroduction en Belgique via le commerce de pneus usagés. Une étude sur la survie et la dispersion de ce moustique en Belgique, ainsi que de son écologie dans les pays voisins pourrait fournir des indications importantes pour élucider davantage son caractère invasif et identifier les zones à haut risque. Contexte Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1894) (Diptera: Culicidae), communément appelé « le moustique tigre », est une espèce invasive originaire d’Asie du Sud-Est. Une nouvelle réintroduction de ce vecteur d’arbovirus a été enregistré en été 2013 en Belgique. Cette présentation abordera successivement : (a) L’invasion d’Ae. albopictus et importance médicale, (b) (Ré)-Introduction d’Ae. albopictus en Belgique, (c) Risque lié à l’introduction et à l’adaptation d’Ae. albopictus en Belgique, (d) Gestion de risque et contrôle. a. Invasion d’Ae. albopictus et importance médicale Depuis la fin des années 70s, Ae. albopictus connait une propagation explosive dans le monde entier où il est considéré actuellement comme le moustique le plus invasif dans le monde (1). La mondialisation des échanges commerciaux, notamment les pneus usagés (2) et le Lucky Bambou (3), est un facteur clé de cette invasion. En Europe, il a été signalé dans 20 pays et est aujourd'hui bien installé dans la région méditerranéenne (1). Ae. albopictus fait partie des plus importants vecteurs d’arbovirus, en particulier pour les virus de la dengue et du chikungunya (1), et des filarioses animales notamment Dirofilaria spp. (4). Le risque d'apparition et la propagation de ces arbovirus aux régions non épidémiques ont surtout augmenté dans les régions où Ae. albopictus est établi. Cette hypothèse est démontrée à plusieurs reprises, notamment les récentes transmissions autochtones du chikungunya et de la dengue en Italie, en Croatie et en France (1). b. (Ré)-Introduction d’Ae. albopictus en Belgique En Belgique, Ae. albopictus a été introduit pour la première fois en 2000 à Vrasene (Province de Flandre-Orientale), dans une entreprise de recyclage des pneus usagés en provenance des États-Unis et du Japon (5). Plusieurs autres inspections ont été effectuées (2001-2012) après ce premier rapport, mais aucun autre spécimen n’a été trouvé (6, Schaffner données non publiées). L’espèce était considérée comme éliminée naturellement et aucune nouvelle introduction n’avait été signalée (6). Cependant, une étude sur la surveillance de moustiques réalisée dans plusieurs endroits à travers la Belgique en 2013 a de nouveau signalé la capture d’Ae. albopictus à Vrasene, dans la même entreprise de recyclage de pneus. Cette redécouverte d’Ae. albopictus, ainsi que l'absence de toute constatation au cours des années précédentes (2001-2012), démontre sa réintroduction en Belgique via le commerce des pneus usagés (7). c. Risque lié à l’introduction et à l’adaptation d’Ae. albopictus en Belgique Aedes albopictus est un vecteur efficace confirmé des virus de la dengue et du chikungunya (1), ainsi que des filarioses animales notamment Dirofilaria spp. (4) ; la Belgique enregistre de plus régulièrement des cas de chikungunya importés (8). Ainsi, s'il s'établit dans le pays, Ae. albopictus peut devenir une menace importante et réelle pour la santé humaine et animale tant par son rôle de vecteur d'agents pathogènes que par sa nuisance. d. Gestion de risque et contrôle Une étude sur la survie et la dispersion d’Ae. albopictus en Belgique, ainsi que sur sa bio-écologie dans les pays voisins pourrait fournir des indications importantes pour élucider davantage son caractère invasif, et identifier les zones à haut risque. Une réponse proactive rapide est essentielle pour la lutte anti-vectorielle afin d’éviter son installation en Belgique. Cela inclut la mise en œuvre rapide de mesures de contrôle, avant que l’élimination ne devienne impossible (9). Les programmes de surveillance et de contrôle doivent cibler davantage toutes les zones possibles d’introduction de ce vecteur, en particulier les entreprises du commerce international des pneumatiques et des plantes ornementales telle que le Lucky Bambou. Ces programmes doivent également être appliqués durant toute la saison d’activité d’Ae. albopictus, sous une logique de lutte anti-vectorielle intégrée (10). A cet effet, l’appel aux moyens de lutte mécanique et les traitements larvicides sont fortement recommandés. Le recours aux traitements adulticides cependant, sera justifié uniquement en cas d’abondance de l’espèce due à de nouvelles réintroductions. Conclusion Les réintroductions d’Ae. albopictus en Belgique via l’importation de pneus usagés, l’environnement favorable à son installation et la confirmation régulière de cas importés du chikungunyia rendent la Belgique vulnérable aux risques d’une transmission autochtone de cette maladie infectieuse. Vu que plusieurs pays d'Europe de l'Ouest connaissent actuellement des introductions répétées d'Ae. albopictus sur leurs territoires, la mobilisation et la coordination des surveillances entomologiques entre ces pays - y compris la Belgique - sont devenues plus que nécessaires afin de traquer toutes les voies potentielles de réintroductions. Compte tenu du grand pouvoir adaptatif et invasif d'Ae. albopictus, il est recommandé d’agir rapidement et efficacement pour éliminer cette espèce avant son installation et sa dissémination ; ces mesures permettraient ainsi de réduire le risque de transmission des arboviroses en Belgique. Référence 1. J. M. Medlock, K. M. Hansford, F. Schaffner, V. Versteirt, G. Hendrickx, H. Zeller, et al. A Review of the Invasive Mosquitoes in Europe: Ecology, Public Health Risks, and Control Options. Vect born Zoo Dis, 12, 435-447 (2012). 2. E. A. Gould, S. Higgs. Impact of climate change and other factors on emerging arbovirus diseases. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, 103(2), 109–121 (2009). 3. E. J. Scholte, E. Dijkstra, H. Blok, A. De Vries, W. Takken, A. Hofhuis et al. Accidental importation of the mosquito Aedes albopictus into the Netherlands: a survey of mosquito distribution and the presence of dengue virus. Med Vet Entomol, 22, 352-358 (2008). 4. G. Cancrini, P. Scaramozzino, S. Gabriella, M. Di Paolo, L. Toma, R. Romi. Aedes albopictus and Culex pipiens implicated as natural vectors of Dirofilaria repens in central Italy. J Med Entomol, 44, 1064–1066 (2007). 5. F. Schaffner, W. Van Bortel, M. Coosemans. First record of Aedes (Stegomya) albopictus in Belgium. J Am Mosq Cont Assoc 20, 201-203 (2004). 6. V. Versteirt, S. Boyer, D. Damiens, E. M. De Clercq, W. Dekoninck, E. Ducheyne et al. Nationwide inventory of mosquito biodiversity (Diptera: Culicidae) in Belgium. Europe Bull Entomol Res 103, 193-203 (2013). 7. S. Boukraa, F. N. Raharimalala, J.-Y. Zimmer, F. Schaffner, T. Bawin, E. Haubruge, et al. Rediscovery of Aedes albopictus in Belgium: introduction or establishment ? Emerg Infect Dis, (Article soumis) (Septembre, 2013) 8. E. Bottieau, M. Van Esbroeck, L. Cnops, J. Clerinx, A. Van Gompel. Chikungunya infection confirmed in a Belgian traveller returning from Phuket (Thailand). Euro Surveill, 14, 1-2 (2009). 9. F. Schaffner, R. Bellini, D. Petrić, E.-J. Scholte, H. Zeller, L. Marrama Rakotoarivony. Development of guidelines for the surveillance of invasive mosquitoes in Europe. Parasit Vectors, 6, 209 (2013). 10. Centre national d’Expertise sur les Vecteurs. Introduction d’arthropodes vecteurs au niveau des plateformes portuaires et aéroportuaires. Identification des principaux risques (2012). [less ▲]

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See detailApproaches of organizational effectiveness applied to social enterprises
Mouchamps, Hugues ULg

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This speech aims to address two theoretical challenges to which every scholar interested in the performance of social enterprises is confronted: the problem of defining what performance exactly is and the ... [more ▼]

This speech aims to address two theoretical challenges to which every scholar interested in the performance of social enterprises is confronted: the problem of defining what performance exactly is and the integration of the complexity inherent to social enterprises in the definition of performance (Speckbacher, 2003; Meadows and Pike, 2010; Samples and Austin, 2009; Polonsky and Grau, 2008). Our point is that the performance literature does not currently provide satisfying answers to these challenges. The first challenge identified is the confusion in the literature surrounding the definition of organizational performance (Quinn & Rohrbaugh, 1983). Performance scholars contributed to this confusion by each using an own definition of performance unrelated to any wider theoretical framework or by even bypassing the definition issue (Campbell, 1977). As they rarely share common definitions of performance, the accumulation of a body of common knowledge remains illusionary. In any case, performance scholars stick to isolated definitions and hardly recognize that multiple contingent definitions of performance can coexist in a consistent framework. The second challenge is closely related to the first one as it also concerns the definition of performance. For social enterprises, the performance definition step is an essential issue because, unlike for-profit corporations often do, relying only on straightforward performance indicators such as financial ratios would not be sufficient. Therefore they have to work on with a more complex definition of performance, which forces them to deepen the definition issue even more carefully. These challenges are addressed in the two sections of this paper. The first challenge is tackled in the first section of the paper, in which we compare the relative advantages of two bodies of literature likely to serve as basis for the definition of performance for social enterprises. This first section concludes with the relevance of rejuvenating an old body of literature, namely “organizational effectiveness” , which is likely to provide answers to the confusion plaguing the definition issue in the performance literature. Based on that theoretical finding, we develop a second section in which we review the OE literature to deal with the second challenge. This body of literature can potentially offer strong theoretical bases to integrate the complexity of social enterprises, except that the interrelationships between the existing OE approaches have never been explicitly stressed up to now. Therefore we address this research gap by setting up a framework articulating the existing OE approaches, which can open the way to integrate the complexity of social enterprises. [less ▲]

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Crowet, Jean-Marc ULg; Dony, Nicolas ULg; Deschamps, Antoine et al

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The peptide studied here was designed to form beta amphiphilic films with the aim to stabilize purified membrane proteins. This interaction has notably been followed by FRET. Hydrophobic and hydrophilic ... [more ▼]

The peptide studied here was designed to form beta amphiphilic films with the aim to stabilize purified membrane proteins. This interaction has notably been followed by FRET. Hydrophobic and hydrophilic residues are alternate and positively and negatively charged residues place respectively at the start end the end of the peptide. The peptide has been studied by atomistic and coarse grained molecular dynamics in water, chloroform and mixed solutions. The peptide was observed to spontaniously form beta films at the chloroform water interface. Moreover, when we simulate the interaction of this peptide with a membrane protein and with a membrane protein in a micelle of dodecylphosphocholine. The peptide was observed to form beta films at the membrane protein surface and even remove surfactants from the membrane protein surface. The simulations confirms the behaviour of this peptide observed in vitro and shows that it could be used instead of detergents. [less ▲]

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Van Lishout, François ULg; Bessonov, Kyrylo ULg; Duan, Quingling et al

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Genome-wide gene-environment (GxE) and gene-gene (GxG) interaction studies share a lot of challenges via the common genetic component they involve. GWEI studies may therefore benefit from the abundance of ... [more ▼]

Genome-wide gene-environment (GxE) and gene-gene (GxG) interaction studies share a lot of challenges via the common genetic component they involve. GWEI studies may therefore benefit from the abundance of methodologies that are available in the context of genome-wide epistasis detection methods. One of these is Model-Based Multifactor Dimensionality Reduction (MB-MDR), which does not make any assumption about the genetic inheritance model. MB-MDR involves reducing a high-dimensional GxE space to GxE factor levels that either exhibit high or low or no evidence for their association to disease outcome. In contrast to logistic regression and random forests, MB-MDR can be used to detect GxE interactions in the absence of any main effects or when sample sizes are too small to be able to model all main and GxE interaction effects. In this ongoing study, we demonstrate the opportunities and challenges of MB-MDR for genome-wide GxE interaction analysis and analyzed the difference in prebronchodilator FEV1 following 8 weeks of inhaled corticosteroid therapy, for 565 pediatric Caucasian CAMP (ages 5-12) from the SHARE project. [less ▲]

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See detailDes années folles ? L’écriture du moment-catastrophe de Claude Farrère à Léon Groc
Stienon, Valérie ULg

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Marquées par le relâchement festif, la sociabilité culturelle et le rayonnement surréaliste, les années 20 en France sont aussi entachées par le trauma de la perte humaine, l’endettement national, la ... [more ▼]

Marquées par le relâchement festif, la sociabilité culturelle et le rayonnement surréaliste, les années 20 en France sont aussi entachées par le trauma de la perte humaine, l’endettement national, la course à la croissance industrielle et la crainte d’un nouveau conflit. Autant de paramètres contextuels qui alimentent, dans la littérature populaire et le roman d’anticipation, un pessimisme convoquant de manière créative le modèle oppositif et frontal de l’altercation (Natacha Vas-Deyres). À partir d'une sélection de quinze romans conjecturaux écrits et publiés durant cette décennie, cette communication a examiné les traitements narratifs et stylistiques de l’épiphanie de la catastrophe. L'analyse comparative a eu pour objectif de proposer des balises formelles pour une compréhension plus fine des chronologies internes de la littérature conjecturale française de l’entre-deux-guerres. [less ▲]

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CAVALIER, Etienne ULg

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Manhas, Varun ULg; Guyot, Yann ULg; Chai, Yoke Chin et al

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See detailA mathematical model of the role of oxygen during normal and delayed fracture repair
Carlier, Aurélie ULg; Van Gastel, Nick; Carmeliet, Geert et al

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Boudry, Christelle ULg; Pieper, Robert; Vahjen, Wilfried et al

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