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See detailCarte des risques de la baie de Tipaza (Algérie)
Nouri, Myriem ULg; Ozer, André ULg

Poster (2015, December 10)

Le littoral algérien a toujours été un territoire propice à l’établissement humain. En l’espace de 45 années, il a subi une urbanisation intense qui a développé une vulnérabilité multiple face aux ... [more ▼]

Le littoral algérien a toujours été un territoire propice à l’établissement humain. En l’espace de 45 années, il a subi une urbanisation intense qui a développé une vulnérabilité multiple face aux phénomènes naturels extrêmes. La zone d’étude, appelée dans ce travail « Baie de Tipaza », est l’un des espaces littoraux les plus évolutifs de l’aire métropolitaine d’Alger. Cette évolution lui a valu le titre de zone à très haute vulnérabilité dans l’espace algérien en termes de catastrophes naturelles. L’étude effectuée est une étude rétrospective, multiple et de constat. Son objectif est de présenter une carte des risques côtiers majeurs dans la zone-type. Les critères de jugement se basent sur des faits enregistrés et datés avec une étude géolocalisée grâce à des outils de télédétection et de système d’information géographique (SIG). Nous avons identifié trois (03) risques majeurs exerçant leur impact sur le territoire en étude : le risque sismique, les inondations et l’érosion du littoral. L’aléa sismique reste le plus dommageable car notre zone d’étude appartient au grand système actif de failles délimitant les plaques africaine et eurasiatique. Les séismes au large peuvent aussi causer des tsunamis. En ce qui concerne les inondations, l’irrégularité des pluies et leur soudaineté engendrent un caractère torrentiel au réseau hydrologique par des inondations de type « flash flood ». Quant à l’évolution littorale, la côte de Tipaza est globalement en recul permanent avec des variations entre -1.00 et - 2.70 m/an. Ces trois phénomènes exercent leur action sur un terrain de plus en plus urbanisé à très forte densité où 1.8% de la population algérienne est établie, avec un taux d’accroissement entre 1998 et 2008 de 2.1%. Cette pression démographique très importante se matérialise à travers des extensions urbaines non contrôlées et une évolution dirigée vers le littoral. La comparaison entre les images CORONA de 1967 et WORLDVIEW de 2010 montre une densification intense et continue de cette partie du littoral. Les résultats cités en amont, nous montrent l’ampleur de la vulnérabilité de la baie. Le risque sismique est permanent, il exerce un impact direct sur les constructions et induit des dégâts matériels et sociaux immédiats d’où la classification du site en « Zone III ». Les inondations se sont souvent produites suite à des événements ordinaires et saisonniers n’ayant rien de remarquables, mais accentuées essentiellement par l’urbanisation anarchique qui favorise une perméabilisation non contrôlée des sols, par la défaillance des réseaux d’assainissement et le gonflement des oueds dû à l’accumulation de décombres et de détritus surtout à leurs embouchures. Quant à l’érosion de la bande littorale, elle est causée par l’interruption du transit sédimentaire causée à l’amont par la présence de barrages qui bloquent les alluvions et par une surexploitation locale des sédiments de plages pour l’industrie du bâtiment. En outre, une urbanisation trop proche de la côte perturbe l’équilibre fragile du littoral. Ce travail limité à la baie de Tipaza a pour but de cartographier les données disponibles, il fait partie d’une étude de vulnérabilité de la zone urbanisée ou à urbanisation future de la bande côtière algérienne. Cette carte des risques permettra d’émettre des recommandations et des plans de gestion et sera un outil d’aide à la décision. [less ▲]

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See detailDuality of migrant lives: Gendered migration and agricultural production in Red River Delta region, Vietnam
Nguyen Thi, Dien; Nguyen Thi Minh Khué, ULg; Ngo Trung, Thanh et al

Conference (2015, December 10)

This research analyzes the gender dimensions of labor migration and agricultural production among farm households in Red River Delta region of Vietnam. Through surveying 215 households in Bac Ninh ... [more ▼]

This research analyzes the gender dimensions of labor migration and agricultural production among farm households in Red River Delta region of Vietnam. Through surveying 215 households in Bac Ninh province, the paper explores impacts of female and male migration on agricultural production and its implications on rural development. The results show that in comparison to male migration household, the female one tends to focus on agricultural production by taking the opportunities to rent more land (26.3%) and effective use their own allocated land for agricultural production (97.4%). The overall impacts of migration on agricultural production are the aging of farm labor force (49.6 year old in average) and higher female participation in agricultural production. The findings suggest that female migrants have a greater contribution in agriculture production both in term of working time and agricultural capital investment while male migrants enhance household income by accumulating capital outside agriculture. Through the gender lens, this research emphasizes the duality in the nature of migrant lives and the implications of rural labor migration on the fixed categories. [less ▲]

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See detailThe ICOS Vielsalm Terrestrial Observatory: long term greehouse gas flux measurements
Hurdebise, Quentin ULg; De Ligne, Anne ULg

Poster (2015, December 10)

Presentation of the Vielsalm ICOS Terrestrial Observatory: site management, data available, data access, flux temporal dynamic and flux relation with climate variables.

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See detailImpact of shoreline changes on population in Cotonou, Benin
de Longueville, Florence; Hountondji, Yvon Carmen; Gemenne, François ULg et al

Poster (2015, December 10)

The coast of Cotonou (Benin) is affected by an intensive coastal erosion for several decades, mainly due to unsuitable port infrastructures and human activities. In the future, the process will very ... [more ▼]

The coast of Cotonou (Benin) is affected by an intensive coastal erosion for several decades, mainly due to unsuitable port infrastructures and human activities. In the future, the process will very likely be worsen by sea level rise as a consequence of global warming. In this study, we use a combination of very high resolution satellite images from Google Earth recorded in 2002, 2011, 2013 and 2014 and carry out field missions in September 2012, September 2013, July 2014 and February 2015 to assess the retreat of the coastline and to understand the dynamic of population in the risk area. Multi-temporal analyses of satellite images show that nearly 93 hectares of land (including 40 hectares off) were progressively eroded by the sea between 2002 and 2014 on the stretch of the first eight kilometers at the east of the Safiato groyne. This corresponds to an average coastline’s retreat of 115 meters in 13 years, with variations from 38 to 145 meters, depending on the location. Thanks to the comparison between the images of 2002 and 2014, we assess that around 765 houses disappeared by the encroachment of the sea over the distance of 8 km to the East of the Safiato groyne, of which 60 villas and about 705 makeshift houses (informal settlements). Well-off population leave the risk area when their houses are threatened and go inland, fishermen prefer to stay in the risk area to be close to their activities and precarious population have no financial and social capitals to migrate, they are trapped in the risk area. Other precarious population coming from somewhere else settle in the coastal area and grow the at-risk population. The use of intermediate images and the results of field works confirm a rapid process of settlement/destruction of makeshift houses in the coastal area. Poor people carry out simply short displacements in the risk area. There is an urgent need to secure these populations. Update and respect of urban planning regulations, good governance, cooperation with other countries and involvement of local communities are all factors that are expected to reach this objective. [less ▲]

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See detailEvolution récente du trait de côte dans le Golfe de Guinée: Exemple du Togo et du Bénin (2000-2015)
Ozer, Pierre ULg; Hountondji, Yvon-Carmen; de Longueville, Florence

Poster (2015, December 10)

L’interface terre-mer est un environnement extrêmement fragile. De par le monde, les littoraux sont menacés par une multitude de facteurs parfois naturels et le plus souvent anthropiques. Ainsi, aux ... [more ▼]

L’interface terre-mer est un environnement extrêmement fragile. De par le monde, les littoraux sont menacés par une multitude de facteurs parfois naturels et le plus souvent anthropiques. Ainsi, aux perturbations occasionnées aux zones côtières par les infrastructures portuaires, les barrages, les prélèvements de sédiments à même la plage ou encore l’extension urbaine, s’ajoutent les conséquences des changements climatiques, dont l’élévation du niveau des océans. Nous proposons dans cet article d’évaluer la récente évolution du trait de côte au Togo et au Bénin où plusieurs études localisées démontrent que les plages sableuses connaissent des modifications (accumulation ou érosion) majeures ces dernières décennies. Dans le but d’avoir une vision globale de la dynamique côtière sur les 152 kilomètres de plages de ces deux pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest, nous utilisons les images à haute définition spatiale disponibles en open access sur Google Earth. Dans cette étude exploratoire, nous analysons le trait de côte par sections de 1 kilomètre entre 2002 et 2015 en estimant systématiquement l’évolution moyenne en mètre par an. Globalement, il appert que si certaines sections connaissent une accumulation, c’est uniquement dû au fait que celles-ci se trouvent en amont d’un obstacle majeur, comme la jetée d’un port. Les sections relativement stables sont uniquement liées à la présence de mesures de protection, comme des épis. Partout ailleurs, les littoraux subissent un processus érosif pouvant être impressionnant avec des reculs moyens pouvant dépasser les 10 mètres par an. [less ▲]

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See detailGroundwater and sinking coastal zones: how pumping and drainage create more trouble than climatic changes
Dassargues, Alain ULg

Conference (2015, December 10)

Much attention is paid to sea-level rise due to climate change. However, the problem of land subsidence because of human-induced changes of (fluid) groundwater conditions in the underground can be by far ... [more ▼]

Much attention is paid to sea-level rise due to climate change. However, the problem of land subsidence because of human-induced changes of (fluid) groundwater conditions in the underground can be by far more significant locally (Showstack, 2014). The ‘sinking’ regions correspond most often to densely populated coastal areas located in regions where compressible and under-consolidated loose sediments are found. This is the case in late Quaternary coastal settings consisting of estuarine, deltaic and lagoonal sediments. Venice, Mexico, Bangkok, Shanghai, Changzhou, Jakarta, Manila, New Orleans, Houston, Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, … are only a few examples among the numerous ‘sinking cities’ (Gambolati & Teatini, 2015). Late Quaternary, and more particularly Holocene unconsolidated or semi-consolidated deposits form often a succession of layers that can be considered, from a hydrogeological point of view, as semi-confined or confined aquifer systems (Poland, 1984). In confined aquifers but also in unconfined aquifers, the lowering of the piezometric head due to pumping or drainage induces additional effective stresses directly in the concerned aquifer and then, with a delay depending on their characteristics, in the compressible confining layers or in the compressible lenses of silt, clay, and peat included in the aquifer. Coupling the transient groundwater flow equation with geomechanical aspects, allows understanding of the considered transient processes induced by the artificial lowering of the water pressure in the porous medium. For accurate calculations, used for understanding the observed subsidence and predicting the future subsidence, it is important to take into account the strongly non-linear effects such as the variation of the specific storage coefficient and of the permeability during the consolidation process (Dassargues, 1995, 1997, 1998). Typical and emblematic examples involving regional as well as very local land subsidence will be presented showing the general approach. Land subsidence is an important issue linked to global change and groundwater management challenges (Gorelick & Zheng, 2015). [less ▲]

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See detailA la recherche des traducteurs. Ou comment faire parler les archives.
Letawe, Céline ULg

Conference (2015, December 09)

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See detailLa traduction de l’humour dans la poésie orale peule du Cameroun
Oumarou Mal Mazou, Rachid ULg

Poster (2015, December 09)

Le poster présente le projet de thèse en cours de finalisation à l'Université de Liège

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See detailPrelimary report of the Programme Committee of World Conference of Humanities
Winand, Jean ULg

Conference (2015, December 09)

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See detailFrom sample hunt to sequence processing, the journey of a biologist
André, Adrien ULg; Millien, Virginie; Michaux, Johan ULg

Conference (2015, December 08)

Metabarcoding studies are becoming more and more popular with a field of applications constantly increasing. However, the methods used are sometimes complex and might remain “obscure” for most of us. The ... [more ▼]

Metabarcoding studies are becoming more and more popular with a field of applications constantly increasing. However, the methods used are sometimes complex and might remain “obscure” for most of us. The objective of this presentation is therefore to familiarize people with this field of research by giving an overview of the different steps permitting the achievement of metabarcoding studies. Field work, lab work and bioinformatics will be subsequently detailed and accessibly explained. [less ▲]

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See detailBrûlures domestiques enfants et adultes : les gestes qui sauvent.
ROUSSEAU, Anne-Françoise ULg

Conference (2015, December 08)

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See detailLaparoscopic management of a traumatic lumbar hernia: about a case
Vandermeulen, morgan; DETRY, Olivier ULg

Conference (2015, December 07)

Traumatic Lumbar hernia (TLH) is a very rare clinical entity with about 100 cases reported worldwide. It is a difficult challenge when encountered and there is no consensus on the best management: early ... [more ▼]

Traumatic Lumbar hernia (TLH) is a very rare clinical entity with about 100 cases reported worldwide. It is a difficult challenge when encountered and there is no consensus on the best management: early or delayed, open or laparoscopic. We report the clinical case of a 28-year-old man who suffered from a TLH after a 6- meter-high fall. The diagnosis was based on CT imaging showing a defect in the postero-lateral abdominal wall by disinsertion of the lumbar origin of transverse, internal and external oblique muscles. A few months after the trauma, it became gradualy more painful, the hernia was clinically increased with a large swelling on the right flank majored by valsalva. CT imaging showed herniation of the right colic flexure through the defect. Eight months after the trauma, we performed an intra-abdominal laparoscopic approach. Herniated structures were reduced and we opened the peritoneum. The defect was repaired by placing a pre-peritoneal polypropylene mesh fixed by laparoscopic staples before closing the peritoneum. The patient had an uneventful recovery. Ten weeks after the surgery the result was clinically very good. The CT scanner showed a good recovery of parietal continuity. [less ▲]

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See detailRecent technical developments of non-invasive cultural heritage analysis at the University of Liège
Strivay, David ULg; Chene, Grégoire ULg; Calvo Del Castillo, Helena ULg et al

Conference (2015, December 07)

The University of Liège has more than twenty years of experience in the use of ion beam analysis techniques for cultural heritage research. We will present here some of the recent developments. First, we ... [more ▼]

The University of Liège has more than twenty years of experience in the use of ion beam analysis techniques for cultural heritage research. We will present here some of the recent developments. First, we have developed a high energy extracted beamline up to 20 MeV on our cyclotron with a good energy resolution of a few keV. These last years Ion Beam Analysis users show an interest in High Energy Alpha beam. These beams can be used for on-site analysis by means of radioactive sources e.g. for space application but they also offer a powerful combination of properties for the analysis of thick layers (about 10 to 20 µm). This kind of layers are often met in cultural heritage applications but can be also present on new materials. Contrary to this kind of materials where the principal information needed is the in-depth profiles as the sample are of known composition, for cultural heritage materials the combination of elemental analysis and their in-depth distribution is essential as the nature of the material is a-priori not known. We will also present the development around our first extracted beamline. We have indeed improved the automatic scanning system for macro-PIXE. Some examples will be shown. Finally we will show other non-invasive analysis developments related to cultural heritage. [less ▲]

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See detailOn the LZ distance for dereplicating redundant prokaryotic genomes
Léonard, Raphaël ULg; Baurain, Denis ULg; Kerff, Frédéric ULg et al

Poster (2015, December 07)

The fast-growing number of available prokaryotic genomes, along with their uneven taxonomic distribution, is a prob- lem when trying to assemble broadly sampled genome sets for phylogenomics and ... [more ▼]

The fast-growing number of available prokaryotic genomes, along with their uneven taxonomic distribution, is a prob- lem when trying to assemble broadly sampled genome sets for phylogenomics and comparative genomics. Indeed, most of the new genomes belong to the same subset of hyper-sampled phyla, such as Proteobacteria and Firmicutes, or even to single species, such as Escherichia coli (almost 2000 genomes as of Sept 2015), while the continuous flow of newly discovered phyla prompts for regular updates. This situation makes it difficult to maintain sets of representative genomes combining lesser known phyla, for which only few species are available, and sound subsets of highly abundant phyla. An automated straightforward method is required but none are publicly available. The LZ distance, in conjunction with the quality of the annotations, can be used to create an automated approach for selecting a subset of represen- tative genomes without redundancy. We are planning to release this tool on a website that will be made publicly available. [less ▲]

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See detailCombining tree-based and dynamical systems for the inference of gene regulatory networks
Huynh-Thu, Vân Anh ULg; Sanguinetti, Guido

Conference (2015, December 07)

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See detailPoint(s) de rupture : Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, la psychanalyse existentielle
Cormann, Grégory ULg

Conference (2015, December 05)

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See detailVers des Concessions 2.0 en Afrique Centrale. Reconnaitre et gérer les droits superposés
Karsenty, Alain; Vermeulen, Cédric ULg

Conference (2015, December 05)

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See detailThe lessons of the first reconstruction in Belgium : Canon Lemaire's "La restauration des monuments anciens" (1938).
Houbart, Claudine ULg

Conference (2015, December 05)

Contrairement à la seconde reconstruction qui reste aujourd’hui largement inexplorée, la première reconstruction en Belgique a fait l’objet de nombreuses recherches et publications. Et pourtant, une ... [more ▼]

Contrairement à la seconde reconstruction qui reste aujourd’hui largement inexplorée, la première reconstruction en Belgique a fait l’objet de nombreuses recherches et publications. Et pourtant, une figure essentielle n’a que très peu retenu l’attention des chercheurs : le chanoine Raymond A.G. Lemaire. Professeur d’archéologie et de restauration à l’université de Louvain, chantre du néogothique dans le sillage de Joris Helleputte, il participe activement aux débats de la reconstruction, non seulement à Louvain, où il est membre de la Commissie voor Stedenschoon, mais dans tout le pays, en tant que membre correspondant de la Commission royale des monuments et des sites et conseiller de l’archevêché de Malines. Auteur de nombreux articles, il synthétise les débats dans “La restauration des monuments anciens”, publiée à Anvers en 1938, tout en développant une approche personnelle se nourrissant de la théorie des valeurs d’Aloïs Riegl et s’approchant de la théorie du “cas par cas” développée à la même époque, en Italie, par Ambroggio Annoni. Bien que les rapports entre les deux hommes ne soient pas documentés dans les archives belges, les nombreux parallèles entre leurs approches, ainsi que le fait que le chanoine Lemaire enverra son neveu, Raymond M. Lemaire, se former chez Annoni en 1943, laissent entendre qu’ils devaient exister. A travers notre participation à la conférence, nous espérons découvrir des éléments susceptibles d’alimenter la poursuite des recherches en ce sens. [less ▲]

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See detailLe fonctionnement exécutif dans le vieillissement normal: Quel rôle accorder aux variables attentionnelles ?
Gilsoul, Jessica ULg; Simon, Jessica ULg; Collette, Fabienne ULg

Conference (2015, December 04)

Introduction. Selon Miyake et al. (2000), le fonctionnement exécutif serait sous-tendu par trois fonctions distinctes - l’inhibition, la flexibilité et la mise à jour - alors que d’autres auteurs (Fisk ... [more ▼]

Introduction. Selon Miyake et al. (2000), le fonctionnement exécutif serait sous-tendu par trois fonctions distinctes - l’inhibition, la flexibilité et la mise à jour - alors que d’autres auteurs (Fisk & Sharp, 2004) suggèrent qu’elles seraient au nombre de quatre (coordination de tâche double). On sait aujourd’hui que l’avancée en âge s’accompagne d’un déclin exécutif. Toutefois, peu d’études ont étudié l’impact de variables non-exécutives (et plus particulièrement attentionnelles) sur la variabilité des performances exécutives dans le vieillissement. Méthode. 114 participants jeunes et 65 participants âgés ont réalisé un ensemble de tâches cognitives évaluant les quatre aspects du fonctionnement exécutif : l’inhibition (Stroop, Anti-saccade, Stop-Signal), la flexibilité (Plus et Moins, Chiffres-Lettres, Global-Local), la mise à jour (Mise à jour sonore, Mise à jour sémantique, Mise à jour de consonnes) et la coordination de tâche double (PASAT, Brown-Peterson, Attention divisée (TEA)). Par ailleurs, nous avons mesuré la vitesse de traitement de l’information (Comparaison de lettres, Stop-signal contrôle, Alerte tonique, Vitesse articulatoire), le fonctionnement attentionnel dans ses aspects d’alerte phasique, d’orientation visuelle externe (Balayage visuel, Motilité oculaire) et d’attention soutenue (Détection d’irrégularités visuelles, Détection de cibles), ainsi que le niveau d’empan. Nous avons tout d’abord comparé les performances des deux groupes sur chacune des tâches exécutives. Pour celles où nous avons observé une différence entre les groupes, nous avons tenté de déterminer si certaines variables non-exécutives pourraient expliquer une part de la variance des performances de nos participants âgés. Résultats. Les comparaisons entre groupes révèlent que les sujets jeunes ont toujours (sauf pour la tâche Stop-Signal) des performances exécutives supérieures à celles des âgés (p<0.01). Lorsque les différentes variables attentionnelles et non-attentionnelles sont introduites dans un modèle de régression multiple stepwise pas à pas, nous observons que les variables attentionnelles expliquent une part significative de la variance pour la tâche Chiffres-Lettres (alerte), la tâche de Mise à jour sémantique (orientation visuelle externe), la tâche de Mise à jour de consonnes (orientation visuelle externe) et la tâche d’attention divisée (alerte et orientation visuelle externe). Discussion. En accord avec de précédentes études, le fonctionnement exécutif décline avec l’âge. Nos résultats indiquent que le déclin de certaines fonctions (mais pas toutes) serait modulé par les capacités attentionnelles. Cette modulation attentionnelle ne serait toutefois pas un processus général, mais dépendrait des caractéristiques propres à chaque tâche. [less ▲]

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See detailLA RENONCIATION, L’ABDICATION ET LA RUPTURE DU CONTRAT DE TRAVAIL
Kéfer, Fabienne ULg

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L’étude, limitée au contexte de la dissolution du contrat de travail, aborde, dans une première partie, la possibilité pour les parties au contrat de travail de renoncer au bénéfice d’une disposition ... [more ▼]

L’étude, limitée au contexte de la dissolution du contrat de travail, aborde, dans une première partie, la possibilité pour les parties au contrat de travail de renoncer au bénéfice d’une disposition, possibilité liée au caractère impératif ou d’ordre de la disposition en cause. Est particulièrement étudié le lien entre le rapport de subordination et la faculté d’abdiquer un droit. Le document effectue ensuite une incursion dans la question de la preuve de la renonciation. La troisième partie passe en revue un large éventail de droits auxquels les parties pourraient être tentées de renoncer : clauses d’écolage, clauses de stabilité d’emploi, renonciation au droit d’invoquer la rupture du contrat de travail en cas d’acte équipollent à rupture ou de préavis nul, renonciation à la durée du préavis ou à l’indemnité en tenant lieu, renonciation au reclassement professionnel, aux droits découlant d’une convention collective, renonciation par un délégué du personnel, renonciation par la voie d’une convention collective, etc. Si la matière reste incertaine à bien des égards, elle est aussi en évolution, tant par l’effet de la jurisprudence que par l’action de la loi, et notamment celle du 26 décembre 2013 dite « statut unique », qui a modifié de manière sensible le champ de la licéité des renonciations au délai ou à l’indemnité compensatoire de préavis. [less ▲]

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See detailPotentiels de la carte hydrogéologique de Wallonie : cas concrets.
Bouezmarni, Mohamed ULg; Capette, L.; Rekk, S. et al

Conference (2015, December 04)

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See detailPapyrus à vendre, papyrus à éditer : plaidoyer pour la traçabilité en papyrologie
Marganne, Marie-Hélène ULg

Conference (2015, December 04)

Plaidoyer pour la traçabilité en papyrologie, spécialement dans le cas des deux nouveaux papyrus de Sappho édités récemment.

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See detailPreparing physically educated citizens in PE Expectations and practices
Cloes, Marc ULg

Conference (2015, December 04)

Since the end of the 80’s, physical education (PE) is a right for any citizen. Nevertheless, this school subject experienced a crisis expressed by a certain marginalization, a reduction of the curriculum ... [more ▼]

Since the end of the 80’s, physical education (PE) is a right for any citizen. Nevertheless, this school subject experienced a crisis expressed by a certain marginalization, a reduction of the curriculum time allocation, some questioning about the subject status, repeated decreases of material, human and financial resources as well as presence of inadequacies in facility and equipment supply, or a low remuneration of teachers. However, since two decades, the growing recognition of the benefits that society could get out one physically active lifestyle for health leads to a shift in the PE priorities. All around the world, PE teachers have to adapt their programs and teaching strategies in order to prepare physically educated citizens. It seems now essential to propose contents that will be more transferable in the out of school life. PE teachers are now expected to be the corner stones of the promotion of a healthy lifestyle that their students should acquire for their whole life. This attractive vision is not well supported by the literature, mainly when considering the long term effects. Reasons of that lack of achievement have been underlined and solutions are now proposed and implemented. Teachers are recommended to be models, update their knowledge, do networking, become project managers, and behave like real professionals. Moreover, they should foster students’ play and pleasure, achievement and learning, movement, interactions, and autonomy. Physical literacy and accountability became two major guiding principles of PE teaching. PE teachers’ education should rely now on pedagogical cases, communities of practice and action researches. A growing number of examples of good practices is available. In parallel, researchers implement studies aiming to analyse the effects of these initiatives. Using technology like computers, video, tablets, Web-based applications … is considered as a promising approach. [less ▲]

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See detailL’institutionnalisation de la médiation : questions et contradictions
Servais, Christine ULg

Conference (2015, December 04)

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See detailThe Belgian Judicial Actors and the Establishment of the Repression and the Civic Purge in the East Cantons
Brüll, Christoph ULg; Van Haecke, Lawrence

Conference (2015, December 04)

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See detailHomoparentalité: stress et développement de la famille
D'Amore, Salvatore ULg

Conference (2015, December 04)

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See detailImpact du format du test sur la recollection et la familiarité dans le vieillissement normal et le trouble cognitif léger de type amnésique
Simon, Jessica ULg; Gilsoul, Jessica ULg; SALMON, Eric ULg et al

Conference (2015, December 04)

Les tâches de reconnaissance à choix-forcé et oui/non ont largement été utilisées dans l’évaluation de la mémoire. Selon Norman et O’Reilly (2003), le format oui/non ferait davantage intervenir la ... [more ▼]

Les tâches de reconnaissance à choix-forcé et oui/non ont largement été utilisées dans l’évaluation de la mémoire. Selon Norman et O’Reilly (2003), le format oui/non ferait davantage intervenir la recollection alors que le format à choix-forcé favoriserait la comparaison du sentiment de familiarité associé à chaque item et la sélection du plus familier. L’objectif de cette étude est d’explorer l’impact du format du test sur la recollection et la familiarité au travers du vieillissement normal et pathologique. Septante participants jeunes (18 - 30 ans), 65 participants jeunes-âgés (55 - 69 ans), 53 participants âgés-âgés (70-85 ans) et 13 patients présentant un trouble cognitif léger amnésique (55-82 ans) ont réalisé deux tâches de reconnaissance. Pour chaque tâche, lors de l’encodage, nous avons présenté, à deux reprises, 25 images à mémoriser. Dans la tâche de reconnaissance à choix forcé, les participants devaient reconnaitre parmi trois images très semblables celle qui a été vue précédemment. Dans la tâche de reconnaissance oui/non, les items étaient présentés successivement et les participants devaient reconnaitre ceux présentés à l’encodage. Pour chaque item reconnu, les participants devaient fournir un jugement Remember/Know/Guess. Les ANOVA Groupe x Format à mesures répétées sur la dernière variable (p<0,05) ont révélé que les jeunes avaient de meilleures performances en reconnaissance (score d’) que les jeunes-âgés, qui ont eux-mêmes de meilleures performances que les âgés-âgés et les patients. En outre, les jeunes utilisent plus souvent le sentiment de familiarité pour reconnaître les images étudiées que les participants âgés et les patients. De plus, les participants jeunes-âgés utilisent plus souvent la familiarité que les participants âgés-âgés, alors qu’il n’y a pas de différence entre ceux-ci et les patients. Cependant, les fausses alarmes associées à la familiarité augmentent progressivement dans le vieillissement et la pathologie. L’utilisation de la recollection est progressivement réduite avec l’âge et altérée dans la pathologie. Enfin, les jeunes tendent à utiliser plus souvent la recollection dans la tâche à choix-forcé (p=0,055), alors qu’il n’y a pas de différence pour les autres groupes. Tous ces résultats suggèrent que le vieillissement normal s’accompagne d’un déclin progressif de la recollection et de la familiarité. Dans le vieillissement pathologique, on observe des performances similaires au groupe le plus âgé en reconnaissance malgré un déficit de recollection. Les patients utilisent la familiarité autant que les deux groupes âgés bien que les taux de fausses alarmes soient plus importants, suggérant une utilisation privilégiée mais inadéquate de ce processus. [less ▲]

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See detailLiver transplantation with extended Milan criteria
DETRY, Olivier ULg

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See detailPotentiels de la carte hydrogéologique de Wallonie : cas concrets.
Bouezmarni, Mohamed ULg; Capette, L.; Rekk, S. et al

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See detailGovernor General of the Catholic Netherlands' confessor and Madrid's politics.
Pirlet, Pierre-François ULg

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See detailOnset of Streptomyces development: an iron fist dictatorship
Rigali, Sébastien ULg

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See detailAFM study of the penicillin receptor BlaR1 of Bacillus licheniformis
Mescola, Andrea ULg; Dauvin, Marjorie ULg

Poster (2015, December 03)

In presence of β-lactamines, some strains of B. licheniformis secret a β-lactamase that hydrolyses the antibiotic, making the bacteria resistant to penicillin. Staphylococcus aureus possesses a very ... [more ▼]

In presence of β-lactamines, some strains of B. licheniformis secret a β-lactamase that hydrolyses the antibiotic, making the bacteria resistant to penicillin. Staphylococcus aureus possesses a very similar system, allowing the expression of a β-lactamase in response to the presence of antibiotic outside the cell . In both strains, cells are able to sense the antibiotic in the medium through a membrane penicillin receptor BlaR1. Up to now, the 3D structure addressing the receptor in its entire form is not available, mainly due to low production yields and degradation. Here we show production, purification and reconstitution of the entire membrane protein in a lipid bilayer and a first AFM study of intra-molecular forces involved in the activation process of BlaR1. [less ▲]

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See detailFunctional characterization of FRD3,  a citrate transporter, in Arabidopsis relatives
Scheepers, Maxime ULg; Charlier, Jean-Benoit; Spielmann, Julien ULg et al

Poster (2015, December 03)

Transcriptomic studies identified genes which are constitutively over-expressed in A. halleri compared to A. thaliana and which may have a role in metal tolerance or accumulation (1-3). A candidate gene ... [more ▼]

Transcriptomic studies identified genes which are constitutively over-expressed in A. halleri compared to A. thaliana and which may have a role in metal tolerance or accumulation (1-3). A candidate gene encodes FRD3, a member of the MATE family of membrane transporters (56 members in A. thaliana). It is a citrate transporter involved in iron homeostasis (4-6) and playing a role in zinc tolerance in A. thaliana (7). We are aiming to analyse the FRD3 high expression in A. halleri and the FRD3 function in zinc and iron homeostasis in A. thaliana. [less ▲]

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See detailRegulation of Tissue Factor by Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transitions: Impacts for the metastatic progression.
Francart; Bourcy, M; Suarez-Carmona, M et al

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See detailVariability in almond oil chemical traits from traditional cultivars from eastern Morocco
Houmy, Nadia; Belhaj, K.; Abid, M. et al

Poster (2015, December 03)

In Morocco, cultivation of almond tree (Prunus amygdalus L.) constitutes the second most important plantation of fruit trees after olive growing. It is mostly cultivated in two regions, « Taza, Al ... [more ▼]

In Morocco, cultivation of almond tree (Prunus amygdalus L.) constitutes the second most important plantation of fruit trees after olive growing. It is mostly cultivated in two regions, « Taza, Al Houceima Taounate » in the north and « Souss Massa Draa » in the south. Almond genetic resources (Marcoma, Fournat, Ferragnes/Ferraduel and Beldi), cultivated in eastern Morocco were studied during two consecutive crop years in order to evaluate variations in kernel oil yield, fatty acid profiles, oleic /linoleic (O/L) ratio and almond oils oxydative stability (OSI,evaluated by rancimat tests) in comparison to monovarietal olive oils. Almond kernel total oil (AO), Oleic acid (C18:1), Linoleic acid (C18:2), O/L-ratio, and tocopherol contents range between: 48 - 62% for kernel total oil; 65- 77.5% for C18:1; 17- 25% for C18:2; 2.5-4 for O/L ratio and 370 - 675 μg/g oil for tocopherols, respectively. We conclude that the genotype is the main variability source for all these chemical traits of AOs. Results obtained from Ferragnes/Ferraduel may be of interest for almond breeding focused to improve kernel oil yield and fatty acid profile. Besides, tocopherols contents of AOs seem to be the most important contributor for their stability to oxidation, even though compared to monovarietal olive oils, stability of AOs were very low and OSI value range between 20-27 hours. This fragility of AOs is due to their high content of unsaturated fatty acid which not allows their use for cooking or storage for long period. However, almond oils could have many applications in the food industry as in cosmetic [less ▲]

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See detailCompensatory Metabolism Promotes Cancer Cell Adaptation to HDAC5 Silencing
Hendrick, Elodie ULg; Peixoto, Paul; Polese, Catherine et al

Poster (2015, December 03)

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See detailEstimation de la quantité de matière sèche ingérée par les vaches laitières au pâturage en traite robotisée, utilisation de l’analyse des fèces en spectrométrie dans le proche infrarouge
Lessire, Françoise ULg; Dufrasne, Isabelle ULg; Decruyenaere, Virginie

in Agabriel, Jacques; Boichard, Didier; Choisis, Jean-Philippe (Eds.) et al 22èmes Rencontres autour des recherches sur les ruminants. (2015, December 02)

Malgré l’intérêt nutritionnel et économique de l’herbe dans la ration des vaches laitières, le pâturage est de plus en plus délaissé en raison notamment de l’automatisation de la traite et de l’extension ... [more ▼]

Malgré l’intérêt nutritionnel et économique de l’herbe dans la ration des vaches laitières, le pâturage est de plus en plus délaissé en raison notamment de l’automatisation de la traite et de l’extension de la taille des troupeaux. Une des raisons invoquées par les éleveurs pour cet abandon est leur manque de confiance par rapport aux quantités d’herbe réellement ingérées par les animaux et la crainte que ces apports inconstants se traduisent par des fluctuations de production laitière tant qualitative que quantitative. Or Decruyenaere et al. (2009, 2012) ont développé une méthode d’estimation de la matière sèche volontairement ingérée (MSVI) par analyse des bouses par spectrométrie dans le proche infra-rouge. Cette méthode présente l’avantage d’être non invasive, facile à mettre en œuvre sur le terrain et peu onéreuse. Le but de cette étude était donc d’évaluer l’utilisation de cette méthode dans un troupeau de vaches laitières traites par un robot mobile en pâture. Le troupeau (n=53) était divisé en 2 groupes dont le niveau de complémentation journalière était différent. Lors de la traite, le groupe 1 (GR1) recevait en moyenne 2,6 kg de concentrés/vache alors que le groupe 2 (GR2) en recevait 4,2 kg/vache. L’objectif était de vérifier l’impact du niveau de complémentation sur les résultats obtenus. Des prélèvements de fèces ont été faits une fois par mois sur 10 vaches (5 vaches par groupe) pendant 4 mois. Les spectres d’absorption dans le proche infra-rouge (NIR) ont été confrontés à des étalonnages NIR permettant l’estimation de la MSVI exprimée soit par rapport au poids vif (MSVI1), soit par rapport au poids métabolique (MSVI2). Ces estimations d’ingestion ont permis le calcul de la matière sèche journalière ingérée par vache (MSI1 et MSI2). Par ailleurs, les mesures d’herbe à l’entrée et à la sortie des parcelles pâturées ont été relevées ainsi que la densité du couvert herbacé pour évaluer la quantité d’herbe disponible. A ces valeurs de biomasses disponibles ont été additionnées des quantités de concentrés distribuées lors du passage des animaux au robot. Les valeurs moyennes de matière sèche ingérée (kg/vache/jour) pour le GR1 étaient de 15,20 ± 2,60 kg MS par la MSI1 et de 16,99 ± 1,80 kg MS pour la MSI2. Pour le GR2, la MSI1moyenne était de 20,20 ± 4,95 kg MS et la MSI2 moyenne de 21,95 ± 3,36 kg MS. L’estimation de la ration disponible par vache (kg MS herbe + kg MS concentrés) était de 17,25 ± 0,73 kg MS pour le GR1 et de 18,69 ±0,83 kg MS pour le GR2. Les valeurs obtenues par l’analyse NIR sont donc compatibles avec les quantités d’herbe et de concentrés disponibles. Les valeurs estimées par les 2 méthodes étaient hautement corrélées entre elles à part en période de faible ingestion (<10 kgMS). En ce cas la MSI2 semble donner des résultats plus fiables. En conclusion, l’analyse NIR des bouses apparaît une technique intéressante pour l’estimation de la quantité d’herbe ingérée au pâturage. [less ▲]

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See detailSensory quality of beef patties inoculated with strains of Carnobacterium maltaromaticum with potential as biopreservatives
Didimo Imazaki, Pedro Henrique ULg; Jacques-Houssa, Charlotte ULg; Kergourlay, Gilles ULg et al

Conference (2015, December 02)

Biopreservation is the use of naturally occurring microorganisms and/or their inherent antimicrobial compounds to extend shelf life and to enhance the safety of foods. The aim of the present study was to ... [more ▼]

Biopreservation is the use of naturally occurring microorganisms and/or their inherent antimicrobial compounds to extend shelf life and to enhance the safety of foods. The aim of the present study was to perform a sensory evaluation of beef patties inoculated with potentially biopreservative strains of Carnobacterium maltaromaticum. Three different strains of C. maltaromaticum (lab. ref.: CM_824, CM_827 and CM_829) isolated from vacuum packaged beef with long shelf life were selected for this study. An untrained panel was requested to make a sensory evaluation of raw and cooked beef patties 8 and 10 days after inoculation with the selected strains at 104 and 106 UFC/g and storage in high-O2 atmosphere. After 8 days of storage, non inoculated samples (blank) were perceived as having the best studied sensory descriptors. The samples inoculated with strain CM_827 had a sensory quality very close to the blank. After 10 days of storage, samples inoculated with the strain CM_827 at 104 UFC/g received the highest scores for appearance and color. This study permitted to evaluate the effect of three C. maltaromaticum strains on the sensory quality of beef patties. Strain CM_827 did practically not change the sensory attributes of beef patties. Samples inoculated with strain CM_824 and CM_829 received the worst scores for several of the tested descriptors. Therefore, further research on the biopreservative capacity of C. maltaromaticum should be conducted with strain CM_827. [less ▲]

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See detailSynthesis of functional polyphosphates for hydrogel and particle drug delivery systems
Vanslambrouck, Stéphanie; Ergül, Zeynep ULg; Clément, Benoit et al

Conference (2015, December 02)

Thanks to their biocompatibility and degradability properties, polyphosphates are appealing polymers for biomedical applications. In contrast to aliphatic polyesters, such as poly(ε-caprolactone) and poly ... [more ▼]

Thanks to their biocompatibility and degradability properties, polyphosphates are appealing polymers for biomedical applications. In contrast to aliphatic polyesters, such as poly(ε-caprolactone) and poly(lactide), the pentavalency of the phosphorus atom allows the easy modification of the polyphosphate properties by simply adjusting the nature, the length and the functionality of the polyphosphate pendant groups. Macromolecular engineering of polyphosphoesters was applied to design well-defined architectures and functionalities adapted to drug nanocarriers. In a first approach, amphiphilic block copolymers are synthesized by organo-catalyzed ring-opening polymerization process for the synthesis of a range of PEO-b-polyphosphate bearing various pendant groups. Post-polymerization thiol-ene click reactions preformed on PEO-b-polyphosphate copolymers was also investigated to improve the hydrophobicity of the polyphosphate. The self-assembly of these PEO-b-polyphosphate copolymers into micelles was investigated, particularly, the effect of the nature of the polyphosphate pendant groups (i) on the micelles characteristics, (ii) on the encapsulation of a poorly soluble drug and (iii) on the drug release profile. The toxicity of the different amphiphilic block copolymers was also evaluated by live/dead cell viability assays. In a second approach, double hydrophilic copolymers based on polyphosphoesters have been used as templating agent for the synthesis of calcium carbonate particles. Indeed, the use of such microparticles is becoming more and more attractive in many fields especially for biomedical applications for which fine tuning of size, morphology and crystalline form of CaCO3 particles is crucial. Although some structuring compounds, like hyaluronic acid, give satisfying results, the control of the particle structure still has to be improved. To this end, we evaluated the CaCO3 structuring capacity of the well-defined double hydrophilic block copolymers composed of poly(ethylene oxide) and of a polyphosphoester segment with affinity for calcium like poly(phosphotriester)s bearing pendant carboxylic acids or poly(phosphodiester)s with a negatively charged oxygen atom on each repeating monomer unit. [less ▲]

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See detailNo favorable effect of reduced tillage on microbial communities in a silty loam soil (Belgium)
Degrune, Florine ULg; Theodorakopoulos, Nicolas ULg; Dufrêne, Marc ULg et al

Poster (2015, December 01)

To date, only a few studies have applied metagenomics to investigate the influence of different tillage regimes and types of crop residue management on soil microbial communities. These studies were ... [more ▼]

To date, only a few studies have applied metagenomics to investigate the influence of different tillage regimes and types of crop residue management on soil microbial communities. These studies were conducted under specific climates on soils characterized by particular land-use histories. A very different ecological context is to be found in certain areas of Western Europe, such as central Belgium, whose loess-derived soils are among the most fertile in the world and have long been used for intensive agriculture. Specific objectives were to determine diversity levels and changes in microbial community composition under different combinations of tillage regime (conventional vs. reduced) and crop residue fate (residue removal R- vs. residues left R+ on the field). As reduced tillage results in two contrasting zones (the first centimeters of soil are mixed each year, while the soil below remains unperturbed), we chose to perform the analysis at two depths: 0 to 5 cm and 15 to 20 cm. [less ▲]

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See detailAsteroseismic hare & hound exercises: the case of β Cephei stars
Salmon, Sébastien ULg; Montalbán, J.; Miglio, A. et al

in Martins, F.; Boissier, S.; Buat, V. (Eds.) et al SF2A-2015: Proceedings of the Annual meeting of the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Eds.: F. Martins, S. Boissier, V. Buat, L. Cambrésy, P. Petit, pp.423-428 (2015, December 01)

The β Cephei pulsating stars present a unique opportunity to test and probe our knowledge of the interior of massive stars. The information that we can get depends on the quality and number of ... [more ▼]

The β Cephei pulsating stars present a unique opportunity to test and probe our knowledge of the interior of massive stars. The information that we can get depends on the quality and number of observational constraints, both seismic and classical ones. The asteroseismology of β Cephei stars proceeds by a forward approach, which can result in multiple solutions, without clear indication on the level of confidence. We seek a method to derive confidence intervals on stellar parameters and investigate how these latter behave depending on the seismic data accessible to the observer. We realise forward modelling with the help of a grid of pre-computed models. We also use Monte-Carlo simulations to build confidence intervals on the inferred stellar parameters. We apply and test this method in a series of hare and hound exercises on a subset of theoretical models simulating observed stars. Results show that a set of 5 frequencies (with knowledge of their associated angular degree) yields precise seismic constraints. Significant errors on the determination of the extent of the central mixed region may result when the theoretical models do not present the same chemical mixture as the observed star. [less ▲]

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See detailAn overview of recent IUVS periapse MUV observations
Stiepen, Arnaud ULg

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See detailProtein structure modeling using backbone chemical shifts
Wanko Nembot, Alexis Marius ULg; Damblon, Christian ULg

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The knowledge of the tridimensional structure of a protein is essential to study its interactions and understand its mode of action. The Purpose of our work is to quickly and easily determine the ... [more ▼]

The knowledge of the tridimensional structure of a protein is essential to study its interactions and understand its mode of action. The Purpose of our work is to quickly and easily determine the structure of proteins using the backbone chemical shifts. Backbone chemical shifts data are NMR parameters that can be rapidly, easily and accurately measured. This parameter is very sensitive to the conformation of amino acids and is used to deduct the secondary structure (TALOS, RCI,...). We therefore plan to use backbone chemical shifts as constraints on dihedral angles to quickly and easily determine protein structure. Several « de novo » methods like CS-Rosetta , CS23D et CHESHIRE have been recently developed in this purpose. We will use proteins of different sizes for which, the structure (X-ray or NMR structure) and chemical shifts backbone are available for testing the three softwares. Knowing that each of these softwares predicted a large number of low energy models on the one hand, and that the deployment and use of these tools constitutes obstacles for users who are not experts in computer science on the other hand, our goal will be to develop a platform that can easily compare these three methods based on quality of the structure produced. [less ▲]

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See detailSwitch from Hashimoto Thyroiditis (HT) to Graves Basedow (GB) disease : a controlled study in a series of 15 patients
Maiga, I; BETEA, Daniela ULg; Geenen, Vincent ULg et al

in Abstract book - 20th Annual Congress of the Belgian Society of Internal Medicine (2015, December)

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See detailImaging in Disorder of Self-Consciousness
Martial, Charlotte ULg

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See detailHow to Discount Deep Reinforcement Learning: Towards New Dynamic Strategies
François-Lavet, Vincent ULg; Fonteneau, Raphaël ULg; Ernst, Damien ULg

in NIPS 2015 Workshop on Deep Reinforcement Learning (2015, December)

Using deep neural nets as function approximator for reinforcement learning tasks have recently been shown to be very powerful for solving problems approaching real-world complexity. Using these results as ... [more ▼]

Using deep neural nets as function approximator for reinforcement learning tasks have recently been shown to be very powerful for solving problems approaching real-world complexity. Using these results as a benchmark, we discuss the role that the discount factor may play in the quality of the learning process of a deep Q-network (DQN). When the discount factor progressively increases up to its final value, we empirically show that it is possible to significantly reduce the number of learning steps. When used in conjunction with a varying learning rate, we empirically show that it outperforms original DQN on several experiments. We relate this phenomenon with the instabilities of neural networks when they are used in an approximate Dynamic Programming setting. We also describe the possibility to fall within a local optimum during the learning process, thus connecting our discussion with the exploration/exploitation dilemma. [less ▲]

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See detailDécentralisation de la gestion des ressources naturelles forestières à Madagascar : Illégitimité des normes, informalités des pratiques et paralysie de l’administration forestière
Rakotosoa, Andrianina ULg; Poncelet, Marc ULg; Rabemananjara, Zo Hasina et al

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Pour appuyer les efforts de conservation de la biodiversité, des processus de transfert de gestion (TG) des ressources naturelles aux communautés locales de base ont été promus à Madagascar depuis 1996 ... [more ▼]

Pour appuyer les efforts de conservation de la biodiversité, des processus de transfert de gestion (TG) des ressources naturelles aux communautés locales de base ont été promus à Madagascar depuis 1996 avec un important financement étranger. Ce p’rocessus était censé stimuler une forte responsabilisation des acteurs en plaçant la prise de décisions dans la sphère locale, ce qui améliorerait l’efficacité. Le transfert de fonds et de capacité ainsi que l’appui des partenaires sont également requis pour rendre la décentralisation effective. Pourtant, un désintérêt et une déresponsabilisation croissants quant à la gestion des ressources par les populations locales ont été souvent constatés et le taux de déforestation est resté élevé. C’est le cas de la zone forestière de Mariarano où nous avons eu l’occasion d’observer la mise en œuvre d’un TG. A travers les perceptions des acteurs clés dans le TG : la communauté locale et l’administration forestière, ce travail consiste à dévoiler les enjeux du processus participatif, les impacts de la dépendance à l’aide, les stratégies de contournement des règles par la population locale et l’évolution des rapports entre l’administration et ses partenaires dans le cadre de l’Etat local. A travers des actions déterminées par des prescriptions légales et des délais, les agents d’appuis activent le processus, négligent les clivages au sein de la population locale et cadrent les décisions résultants des négociations vers l’objectif de conservation. Cette procédure fait naître un sentiment d’imposition et aggrave l’illégitimité des normes promues. Par ailleurs, la population locale adopte un comportement opportuniste. Leur participation au processus fonctionne plus comme un mode de contrôle et d’accès aux ressources qu’un mode de préservation de celles-ci. Pour la réalisation des tâches attribuées à la population locale et des activités alternatives des usages, dont l’accès est désormais réglementé, l’appui des partenaires est nécessaire vu leurs faibles capacités financières et techniques. Toutefois, les appuis restent ponctuels et limités selon la priorité et la disponibilité budgétaire des bailleurs de fonds. La loi n’engage pas non plus les partenaires pour faire l’accompagnement sur le moyen terme, bien que ceci soit important pour provoquer des changements. Ceux qui n’ont pas ressenti les avantages concrets sont allés vers des pratiques illégales. Clandestinité et dissimulation sont les stratégies adoptées pour faire valoir leurs droits. Une amplification de la complicité au sein de la communauté gestionnaire est constatée pour contourner les règles. Quant au rapport de l’administration avec ses partenaires, il s’est détérioré. Dans un contexte marqué par la dépendance financière de l’Etat envers les bailleurs de fonds, l’administration est limitée dans ses fonctions et travaille comme consultant de ces derniers. Aux yeux des paysans, l’administration apparaît comme étant inapte à honorer ses engagements, ce qui nuit à sa crédibilité. Ainsi, elle rencontre des difficultés pour obtenir la confiance et la coopération de la population. Or celle-ci constitue le fondement de la gestion participative. La persistance des activités de déforestation résulte donc de l’illégitimité des normes résultantes du processus participatif, du recours des acteurs aux pratiques informelles et enfin de la paralysie de l’administration. [less ▲]

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See detailCroyances de la population générale au sujet des manipulations vertébrales
Demoulin, Christophe ULg; Baeri, D.; TOUSSAINT, Geoffrey ULg et al

in Revue du Rhumatisme (2015, December), 82S

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See detailEvaluation of simplified flexibility evaluation tools using a unit commitment model
Quoilin, Sylvain ULg; Nijs, Wouter; Hidalgo, Ignacio et al

in IEEE Digital Library (2015, December)

Different tools and methods have been proposed in the literature to assess the required flexibility resources and needs in a particular grid or geographical area. However, few of them are readily usable ... [more ▼]

Different tools and methods have been proposed in the literature to assess the required flexibility resources and needs in a particular grid or geographical area. However, few of them are readily usable in long term energy planning models because they require small time steps and detailed data. In this paper, two candidate methods to address the flexibility issues in such models are evaluated. A unit commitment model developed at the JRC, DispaSET 2.0, is used as a test case for the different simplified flexibility assessment tools. The modelled geographical area is Belgium, using historical data for the demand and VRE curves and their day-ahead forecast. Different VRE penetration scenarios are simulated to evaluate the flexibility of the power system. The simplified assessment tools are then run with the same inputs. Results indicate significant discrepancies between the detailed Unit Commitment model and the simplified tools. The underlying reasons are described and suggestions are formulated to improve their accuracy. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Two Types of Aurora on Mars as Observed by MAVEN's Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph
Schneider; IUVS team; Stiepen, Arnaud ULg

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See detailStudy of the Martian cold oxygen corona from the O I 130.4 nm by IUVS/MAVEN
Chaufray; IUVS team; Stiepen, Arnaud ULg

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See detailMars Ozone Mapping with MAVEN IUVS
Lefèvre; IUVS team; Stiepen, Arnaud ULg

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See detailThe Hot Oxygen Corona of Mars: Observations by MAVEN IUVS
Deighan; IUVS team; Stiepen, Arnaud ULg

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See detailTides in the Martian Atmosphere as Observed by MAVEN IUVS
Lo; IUVS team; Stiepen, Arnaud ULg

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See detailQualités métrologiques de la version courte du Neurophysiology of Pain Questionnaire
Demoulin, Christophe ULg; Brasseur, P.; Roussel, N. et al

in Revue du Rhumatisme (2015, December), 82S

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See detailSpatial variations in the concentrations of mercury and persistent organic pollutants in free-ranging bottlenose dolphins from South Florida
Das, Krishna ULg; Damseaux, France ULg; Heithaus, M.R. et al

Poster (2015, December)

The bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) is an abundant top predator found in nearshore waters of South Florida including heavily developed and remote coastal waters. The objective of this study was to ... [more ▼]

The bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) is an abundant top predator found in nearshore waters of South Florida including heavily developed and remote coastal waters. The objective of this study was to quantify total mercury (T-Hg) and persistent organic pollutant (POPs: NDL-PCBs, PBDEs, DDT, HCH, HCB, PCDD/Fs and DL-PCBs) levels in bottlenose dolphins found off the highly populated island of Key West (n = 27) and from the undeveloped Florida Coastal Everglades (FCE; n = 20). T-Hg and POPs were analyzed in skin and blubber tissues, respectively, using a Direct Mercury analyzer (for T-Hg), GC-ECD (POPs) and GC-HRMS (DLCs). The 7 ICES PCBs were the main compounds found in bottlenose dolphins from Key West (8229 ng.g-1 lipids) and the FCE (2289 ng.g-1 lipids), while the concentrations of PCDD/Fs remained low (Key West: 104 pg.g-1 lipids, FCE: 102 pg.g-1 lipids). POP concentrations were higher in individuals from Key West compared to those from the FCE. However, POP concentrations in Key West dolphins were lower than those from other locations in Florida and around the world. Unlike organic pollutants, T-Hg concentrations were significantly higher in FCE dolphins (Key West: 2941 ng.g-1 dw versus, FCE: 9314 ng.g-1 dw), with the highest concentrations reported from the southeastern US. PCB concentrations remained under previously suggested threshold for adverse health effects (including immunosuppression) in marine mammals of 17 000 ng/kg lipid. To conclude, sources of T-Hg and POPs differed between Key West and the FCE as reflected by their concentrations in skin and blubber of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins highlighting their role as sentinels of their environment. [less ▲]

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See detailThe terrestrialization of plants: How the blue planet turned green
Gerrienne, Philippe ULg; Cascales-Miñana, Borja ULg; Tinn, Oive

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See detailCarbon substrate utilization and microbial biomass in European forest soils are related to tree species diversity
Carnol, Monique ULg; Baeten, Lander; Bosman, Bernard ULg et al

Poster (2015, December)

Tree species influence biogeochemical cycling through element deposition (throughfall, litterfall), root decomposition and exudates, and through their influence on the microbial activities in the soil ... [more ▼]

Tree species influence biogeochemical cycling through element deposition (throughfall, litterfall), root decomposition and exudates, and through their influence on the microbial activities in the soil. Yet, the effect of mixing tree species on soil functioning is unclear, in particular concerning the microbial diversity and activity in soils. Here we synthesize results from the Exploratory Platform of the FunDivEUROPE project (http://www.fundiveurope.eu/). This network of 209 comparative plots covering tree diversity levels of 1 to 5 species was established in existing mature forests in 6 European regions. These six focal regions represent a gradient of major European forest types from boreal to Mediterranean forests. The aims of this study were to determine the soil microbial biomass and metabolic diversity of soil bacteria for these 6 European forest regions, presenting each a tree species richness gradient and to analyse the impact of tree species richness and the role of other controlling factors. We analysed the relation between tree species diversity, the proportion of coniferous tree species and soil factors (pH, soil organic carbon, water soluble carbon and nitrogen) and the carbon substrate utilisation pattern of soil bacteria (BIOLOG Ecoplate), soil microbial biomass (fumigation-extraction), hot water carbon and nitrogen in the forest floor and the upper mineral soil horizon (linear mixed models, GLM for multivariate abundance data, discriminant correspondence analysis). Mean values of microbial biomass carbon ranged from 3264 (Italy) to 8717 (Finland) mg kg-1 in the forest floor and from 465 (Italy) to 3748 (Finland) mg kg-1 in the mineral soil. Statistical models predicted microbial biomass to increase in both soil layers by 7-8% with each step increase in tree diversity. Increased proportion of conifers was linked to a decrease in the number of carbon substrates used by soil bacteria. The types of carbon sources used were dependent on region, proportion of conifers, soil pH and water-soluble carbon and nitrogen. [less ▲]

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See detailEFHC1/Myoclonin-1 modulates the post-translational modification of microtubules
Medard, Laurie ULg; Godin, Juliette; Coumans, Bernard ULg et al

Poster (2015, December)

Rationale: Juvenile myoclonic epilepsies (JME) are one of the most common forms of genetic generalized epilepsy. Genetic studies have shown that heterozygous mutations in EFHC1/Myoclonin1 are responsible ... [more ▼]

Rationale: Juvenile myoclonic epilepsies (JME) are one of the most common forms of genetic generalized epilepsy. Genetic studies have shown that heterozygous mutations in EFHC1/Myoclonin1 are responsible for 3-22% of JME cases worldwide. The Myoclonin1 protein contains three DM10 domains of unknown function and an EF-hand domain. We have previously demonstrated that Myoclonin1 is a microtubule-associated protein involved in cell division and radial migration during neocortex development. In cells, this protein co-localized with specific structures rich in microtubules (MTs) such as the centrosome, the poles of the mitotic spindle or the motile cilia but not with cytoplasmic MTs. This suggests post-translational modifications (PTM) of MTs may be important for the interaction between Myoclonin1 and MTs Methods: We co-expressed the different enzymes catalyzing PTM of MTs with Myoclonin1 in U2OS cell line, and then performed immunocytochemistry and western blot analysis. We next performed pulldown and luciferase complementation assays to test protein interaction Results: With one of these enzymes, we observed a strong increase in PTM in the presence of Myoclonin- 1.Interestingly, the effect is observed even when a DM10 domain alone is co-expressed with the enzyme, suggesting for the first time a role for this domain. This suggests that Myoclonin1 may interact with and modulate the activity of this enzyme. By using luciferase complementation assay and pull down experiments, we could demonstrate that both proteins interact. Conclusions: Our data suggest Myoclonin-1 modulates specific PTM of MTs. This is of prime importance for microtubule dynamic and notably for neuroblast precursor migration during neocortex development. This could be the mechanism that explains why pathological forms of myoclonin-1 may affect brain development. [less ▲]

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See detailTowards DisNETPerf: a Distributed Internet Paths Performance Analyzer
Wassermann, Sarah ULg; Casas, Pedro; Donnet, Benoît ULg

in ACM CoNEXT Student Workshop: Heidelberg 1 décembre 2015 (2015, December)

For more than 25 years now, traceroute has demonstrated its supremacy for network-path measurement, becoming the most widely used Internet path diagnosis tool today. A major limitation of traceroute when ... [more ▼]

For more than 25 years now, traceroute has demonstrated its supremacy for network-path measurement, becoming the most widely used Internet path diagnosis tool today. A major limitation of traceroute when the destination is not controllable by the user is its inability to measure reverse paths, i.e., the path from a destination back to the source. Proposed techniques to address this issue rely on IP address spoofing, which might lead to security concerns. In this paper we introduce and evaluate DisNETPerf, a new tool for locating probes that are the closest to a distant server. Those probes are then used to collect data from the server point-of-view to the service user for path performance monitoring and troubleshooting purposes. We propose two techniques for probe location, and demonstrate that the reverse path can be measured with very high accuracy in certain scenarios. [less ▲]

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See detailH Escape in 3D: MAVEN IUVS observations of the Mars corona
Chaffin; IUVS team; Stiepen, Arnaud ULg

Conference (2015, December)

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See detailComparison of active thermography techniques for the inspection and defect characterisation of carbon fiber composites
Fernandes, Henrique; Georges, Marc ULg; Crabus, Georges et al

Conference (2015, December)

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See detailMAVEN/IUVS Apoapse Observations of the Martian FUV Dayglow
Correira; IUVS team; Stiepen, Arnaud ULg

Poster (2015, December)

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See detailModeling the dependence between extreme operational losses and economic factors: a conditional semi-parametric Generalized Pareto approach
Hambuckers, julien ULg; Heuchenne, Cédric ULg; Lopez, Olivier

Conference (2015, December)

In this paper, we model the severity distribution of operational losses data, condi- tional on some covariates. Indeed, previous studies [Chernobai et al., 2011, Cope et al., 2012, Chavez-Demoulin et al ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we model the severity distribution of operational losses data, condi- tional on some covariates. Indeed, previous studies [Chernobai et al., 2011, Cope et al., 2012, Chavez-Demoulin et al., 2014a] suggest that this distribution might be in uenced by macroeconomic and rm-speci c factors. We introduce a conditional Generalized Pareto model, where the shape parameter is an unknown function of a linear combina- tion of the covariates. More precisely, we rely on a single-index assumption to perform a dimension reduction that enables to use univariate nonparametric techniques. Hence, we su er neither from too strong parametric assumption nor from the curse of dimen- sionality. Then, we develop an iterative approach to estimate this model, based on the maximisation of a semiparametric likelihood function. Finally, we apply this method- ology on a novel database provided by the bank UniCredit. We use rm-speci c factors to estimate the conditional shape parameter of the severity distribution. Our analysis suggests that the leverage ratio of the company, the proportion of the revenue coming from fees as well as the risk category have an important impact on the tail thickness of this distribution and thus on the probability of su ering from large operational losses. [less ▲]

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See detailSpiral Arms in the Disk of HD 142527
Christiaens, Valentin ULg; Casassus, Simon; Pérez, Sebastian et al

in Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (2015, December), 499

In view of its large gap, previously reported asymmetries and near-infrared (NIR) spiral arms, the transition disk of the Herbig Fe star HD 142527 constitutes a remarkable case study. Based on our ALMA ... [more ▼]

In view of its large gap, previously reported asymmetries and near-infrared (NIR) spiral arms, the transition disk of the Herbig Fe star HD 142527 constitutes a remarkable case study. Based on our ALMA observations of the disk and previous NIR images, we try to infer the origin of the observed spirals. Different scenarios, including the effect of the binary companion, unseen planets, disk self-gravity and tidal interaction by a stellar encounter, are discussed in order to constrain the origin of the spirals. We conclude that at least a combination of two of the considered scenarios are required to account for the large annular gap, the NIR spirals and all three CO spirals. [less ▲]

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See detailFamilial thyrogastric autoimmune syndrome : a study of 22 kindreds
Sid, Sélim ULg; LUTTERI, Laurence ULg; BEGUIN, Yves ULg et al

in Abstract book - 20th Annual Congress of the Belgian Society of Internal Medicine (2015, December)

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See detailProbing the Martian Atmosphere with MAVEN/IUVS Stellar Occultations
Gröller; IUVS team; Stiepen, Arnaud ULg

Poster (2015, December)

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See detailCompensatory Metabolism Promotes Cancer Cell Adaptation to HDAC5 Silencing
Hendrick, Elodie ULg

Conference (2015, December)

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See detailRetrieval of Mars' Upper Atmospheric Composition using Dayglow Observations by IUVS on MAVEN
Evans; IUVS team; Stiepen, Arnaud ULg

Poster (2015, December)

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See detailToward Concessions 2.0 in Central Africa Recognising and managing overlapping tenure rights
Karsenty, Alain; Vermeulen, Cédric ULg

Conference (2015, November 30)

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