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See detailPreoptic glutamate and estradiol release during male sexual behavior
de Bournonville, Catherine ULg; de Bournonville, Marie-Pierre ULg; Aourz, Najat et al

Poster (2016, November)

Beside its long-term control by steroids, male sexual behavior is also modulated by neuroestrogens in a dynamic way (within minutes) in a number of species ranging from fishes to mammals. Studies in male ... [more ▼]

Beside its long-term control by steroids, male sexual behavior is also modulated by neuroestrogens in a dynamic way (within minutes) in a number of species ranging from fishes to mammals. Studies in male Japanese quail have also identified following exposure to a receptive female a rapid decrease in the activity of brain aromatase (AA) the enzyme responsible for the conversion of androgens into estrogens. These effects occur mainly within the medial preoptic nucleus (POM), a sexually dimorphic structure of the preoptic area that plays a key role in the activation of male sexual behavior and contains the highest AA in the brain. In vitro studies demonstrated that AA can be rapidly inhibited by calcium-dependent phosphorylations of the enzyme triggered by the activation of AMPA and kainate receptors. We confirmed here this rapid effect of glutamate on AA by injecting kainate in the POM of anesthetized males and measuring AA in the tissue after brain collection. AA in POM was inhibited in the kainate-injected hemisphere compared to the control hemisphere injected with vehicle. In a second experiment, we showed by in vivo microdialysis that glutamate is released in POM during copulation. These results thus suggest that glutamate controls dynamic changes of AA that occur in the brain during sexual interactions. To confirm that the decrease in AA leads to an actual reduction of local estradiol concentration, we quantified via microdialysis and radioimmunoassay changes in estradiol concentration in the male POM during sexual interactions with a female. Surprisingly, a dramatic elevation of estradiol was observed during copulation. Estradiol has been shown to enhance acutely male sexual motivation, therefore the function of its increase in the POM could be to maintain motivation during the entire sexual encounter. The decrease of AA observed ex vivo after copulation would then reflect a compensatory mechanism to restore baseline pre-copulatory conditions. Importantly, these results highlight that although long-term changes in AA are often used as a proxy for local estradiol concentrations, these two measures can show major short-term discrepancies possibly reflecting variations in estrogen turnover. [less ▲]

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See detailKnowledge and beliefs of health care professionals performing thrust spinal manipulations on these techniques: A preliminary study
Demoulin, Christophe ULg; TOUSSAINT, Geoffrey ULg; Grosdent, Stéphanie ULg et al

in Vleeming, Andry (Ed.) 9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain - Progress in Evidence based diagnosis and treatment (2016, November)

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See detailMOTOR CONTROL LEARNING AT THE LUMBAR SPINE USING SENSOR-BASED POSTURAL FEEDBACK: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Matheve, T.; Demoulin, Christophe ULg; Claes, G. et al

in Back to Specific Low Back Pain (2016, November)

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See detailMotor control learning at the lumbar spine using sensor-based postural feedback: Preliminary results of a randomized controlled trial
Matheve, T.; Demoulin, Christophe ULg; Claes, G. et al

in Vleeming, Andry (Ed.) 9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain - Progress in Evidence based diagnosis and treatment (2016, November)

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See detailEfficient Computation of the Minimum of Shape Quality Measures on Curvilinear Finite Elements
Johnen, Amaury ULg; Geuzaine, Christophe ULg; Toulorge, Thomas et al

in Procedia Engineering (2016, November), 163

We present a method for computing robust shape quality measures defined for any order of finite elements. All type of elements are considered, including pyramids. The measures are defined as the minimum ... [more ▼]

We present a method for computing robust shape quality measures defined for any order of finite elements. All type of elements are considered, including pyramids. The measures are defined as the minimum of the pointwise quality of curved elements. The computation of the minimum, based on previous work presented by Johnen et al. (2013) [1] and [2], is very efficient. The key feature is to expand polynomial quantities into Bézier bases which allows to compute sharp bounds on the minimum of the pointwise quality measures. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Base of Fabia Fabiana from Acci (Guadix, Granada). A Reassessment
Veymiers, Richard ULg; Gasparini, Valentino

Conference (2016, November)

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See detailRobustness of spatial autocorrelation tests
Ernst, Marie ULg

Poster (2016, November)

Spatial autocorrelation expresses the dependence between values at neighbouring locations. Testing if the spatial autocorrelation is significant may confirm or deny the need to consider spatial analysis ... [more ▼]

Spatial autocorrelation expresses the dependence between values at neighbouring locations. Testing if the spatial autocorrelation is significant may confirm or deny the need to consider spatial analysis over the classical one. Indeed, the analysis of spatial data is only meaningful if the spatial components bring information. Several measures of spatial autocorrelation are defined in the literature. Moran’s index, Geary’s ratio and Getis-Ord statistic are the most used statistics. Tests based on these measures have been developed in the literature using asymptotic and permutation results. They are used in practice in many fields, for instance in geography, economics, biogeosciences, medicine, ... However, these tests should be cautiously applied because they are not robust. A single contaminated observation can significantly modify their results. This poster is composed of two parts. Firstly, the robustness of already available tools for measuring spatial autocorrelation will be analysed. Secondly, alternative methods will be proposed to robustly test the spatial autocorrelation. [less ▲]

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See detailShould hamstring muscles be stretched by flexing the hip while keeping the knee extended or by flexing the hip with a flexed knee and then extending the knee?
Demoulin, Christophe ULg; Wolfs, Sébastien ULg; Chevalier, M. et al

in Vleeming, Andry (Ed.) 9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain - Progress in Evidence based diagnosis and treatment (2016, November)

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See detailThe closure of arteriovenous fistula is associated with a significant acceleration of eGFR decline in kidney transplant recipients
Jouret, François ULg; DELANAYE, Pierre ULg; VANDERWECKENE, Pauline ULg et al

Poster (2016, November)

Background The creation of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) may retard chronic kidney disease progression in the general population. Conversely, there is limited literature regarding the impact of AVF closure ... [more ▼]

Background The creation of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) may retard chronic kidney disease progression in the general population. Conversely, there is limited literature regarding the impact of AVF closure on renal function in kidney transplant recipients (KTR). Methods All KTR were retrospectively identified from 01/01/2007 to 31/12/2013, and grouped into: (0) no AVF; (1) closed AVF; and (2) left open AVF. Glomerular filtration rate was estimated (eGFR) upon MDRD and FAS equations. Linear mixed models calculated the slope and intercept of eGFR decline versus time, starting at 3 months post transplantation (Tx). Comparative analyses of eGFR slopes were performed among groups, as well as before vs after AVF closure in group 1. For the latter, time was balanced before vs after AVF closure, with at least 10 observations per patient. Results The cohort included 285 KTR (Table 1), with a median follow-up of 1750 days [1665; 2028]. Focusing on group 1, AVF closure occurred after a mean time of 653 ± 441 days post Tx, with a thrombosis/ligation ratio of 19/95. Balanced study periods before vs after AVF closure lasted 15.7 and 14.9 months, respectively. No difference was found between corresponding intercepts (p, 0.11). By contrast, eGFR slopes were significantly different before (0.043 ml/min/year) versus after (-0.176 ml/min/year) AVF closure (p, 0.0115). Similar observations were obtained using FAS equation Conclusion A significant acceleration of eGFR decline is observed over the 15 months following the closure of functioning AVF in KTR. [less ▲]

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See detailComparisons of estimated GFR and Cockcroft Gault equations: calibration against relative risk for all-cause mortality.
Warnock, DG; van den Brand, JAJG; DELANAYE, Pierre ULg et al

Poster (2016, November)

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See detailCaractéristiques et évolution de la force après rééducation de la rupture de coiffe des rotateurs
Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg; Schwartz, Cédric ULg; MAHIEU, Xavier ULg et al

in Abstract Book des XVIIIèmes RENCONTRES ISOCINETIQUES MEDIMEX / ROTSCHILD (2016, November)

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See detailBeliefs in the general population regarding the "cracking" or "popping" noise from spine thrust manipulation
Demoulin, Christophe ULg; Baeri, D.; TOUSSAINT, Geoffrey ULg et al

in Vleeming, Andry (Ed.) 9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain - Progress in Evidence based diagnosis and treatment (2016, November)

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See detailGlomerular filtration rate in healthy living potential kidney donors: a meta-analysis.
Pottel, H; Hoste; DELANAYE, Pierre ULg

Poster (2016, November)

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See detailNitric Oxide nightglow from IUVS disk images
Stiepen, Arnaud ULg; Schneider; Gonzàlez-Galindo et al

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See detailSpecific detection of blood derived products in animal feed using UPLC-MS/MS
Lecrenier, Marie-Caroline ULg; Dieu, Marc; Veys, Pascal et al

Poster (2016, November)

Blood derived products are valuable animal products used in feed for their nutritional value and their positive effects on growth and health. Nevertheless, since the BSE crisis, their use is strictly ... [more ▼]

Blood derived products are valuable animal products used in feed for their nutritional value and their positive effects on growth and health. Nevertheless, since the BSE crisis, their use is strictly regulated. Blood meal and blood products (hemoglobin powder and plasma powder) of bovine origin are totally prohibited. Blood meal and blood products of porcine origin are authorised in aquafeed, whereas only blood products are allowed to be used in feed intended for other non-ruminant. The detection of the type of protein and the species of origin is therefore crucial to ensure feed safety. With the current official methods for the detection of PAPs, light microscopy and PCR, it is not always possible to specifically identify this type of protein source. The objective of our work was to set-up a routine mass spectrometry method for a qualitative detection of blood meal and hemoglobin powder of bovine and porcine origin in feed. The method was based on the detection of species-specific peptides biomarkers identified in a previous study by a non-targeted approach. All biomarkers were peptides of α and β hemoglobin subunits. Proteins were extracted using a TCA/acetone protein precipitation protocol followed by purification with a 2-D Clean-Up Kit (GE Healthcare, USA). After an in-solution trypsin digestion step, analyses were performed by liquid chromatography (Acquity system, Waters, UK) coupled with a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer (Xevo TQS, Waters, UK) with electrospray ionisation. The acquisition and processing of data was carried out by MassLynx software (v. 4.1, Waters) and multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) design was made using the open-source software Skyline (https://skyline.gs.washington.edu/labkey/project/home/software/Skyline/begin.view). Reference hemoglobin powder was used to select MRM transitions for each peptide biomarkers and to optimise their collision energy. Commercial feed material and compound feed containing or free from blood derived products were then analysed. Selected transitions were present in materials or feed known to contained blood derived product of the same origin and absent in the others. Artificially contaminated feed with various contamination levels were also analysed in order to evaluate the influence of matrix composition and to experimentally determine the limit of detection. A first estimation of the LOD was around 0.05 % w/w which was below the LOD imposed by the EC for animal proteins detection method. [less ▲]

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See detailAre fatigue-related EMG parameters correlated to trunk extensor muscles fatigue induced by the Sorensen test?
Demoulin, Christophe ULg; George, F.; Matheve, T. et al

in Vleeming, Andry (Ed.) 9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain - Progress in Evidence based diagnosis and treatment (2016, November)

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See detailLiturgie, cérémonial et architecture des églises des congrégations féminines implantées en ville sur la « dorsale catholique » (XVe-XVIIIe siècles)
Piront, Julie ULg

Conference (2016, November)

Dans les églises des congrégations féminines, la problématique du « voir » est étroitement associée au « ne pas être vu ». Plus encore que leurs homologues masculins, moniales et religieuses, implantées ... [more ▼]

Dans les églises des congrégations féminines, la problématique du « voir » est étroitement associée au « ne pas être vu ». Plus encore que leurs homologues masculins, moniales et religieuses, implantées en milieu urbain tout en étant soumises à la stricte clôture, ont dû trouver des solutions architecturales qui satisfassent à ces deux exigences. Dans ce contexte, les enjeux se focalisent en particulier sur l’articulation de l’église « extérieure » et de l’église « intérieure » – pour reprendre l’expression de Carlo Borromeo – où se déroulent les principaux moments de la vie liturgique de la communauté. En examinant les églises de trois ordres méconnus implantés aux frontières de la catholicité entre le XVe et le XVIIIe siècle (chanoinesses du Saint-Sépulcre, bénédictines réformées de la Paix Notre-Dame et annonciades célestes), il s’agit d’analyser tant la forme (plan, décor, mobilier) que la fonction des nouvelles constructions, mais aussi les aménagements – bien moins connus – des églises monastiques préexistantes et des maisons particulières acquises lors de la fondation. [less ▲]

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See detailContrôle de la variabilité interannuelle de la composition du phytoplancton de la Baie de Calvi (Corse) par les facteurs environnementaux
Goffart, Anne ULg; Andral, Bruno; Baldi, Yoann et al

Conference (2016, November)

Le but de la présentation est de synthétiser les connaissances sur le contrôle de la dynamique du phytoplancton par les contraintes environnementales dans un site de référence méditerranéen. L’étude est ... [more ▼]

Le but de la présentation est de synthétiser les connaissances sur le contrôle de la dynamique du phytoplancton par les contraintes environnementales dans un site de référence méditerranéen. L’étude est réalisée en Baie de Calvi (Corse) à la station PHYTOCLY (42°34.85'N, 08°43.71'E) où des séries temporelles haute fréquence de données physiques, chimiques et biologiques sont réalisées depuis 1979. Depuis 2006, l’acquisition des données de subsurface et le traitement des échantillons, qui inclut des analyses HPLC de contenu pigmentaire du phytoplancton et des comptages de flore totale, sont réalisés grâce au soutien de la DCE. En Baie de Calvi, l’intensité de la rigueur hivernale, identifiée par deux proxys, la température de l’eau et le nombre de jours de vent fort, contrôle le réapprovisionnement en sels nutritifs des couches de surface et le développement du bloom phytoplanctonique (détails dans Goffart et al., 2015, Progress in Oceanography). Lors des années caractérisées par un hiver rigoureux (e.g. 2010), le bloom phytoplanctonique hivernal se développe pendant la période d’eau froide (eau de subsurface ≤13.5°C). Il est dominé par les diatomées et les cryptophycées, deux groupes qui montrent une préférence marquée pour les eaux froides et riches en sels nutritifs. Lorsque l’hiver est très doux (e.g. 2007), la disponibilité en sels nutritifs est réduite et le bloom ne se développe pas. Les diatomées et les cryptophycées sont absentes, et les communautés phytoplanctoniques sont dominées par les prymnesiophycées pico- et nanoplanctoniques et les cyanobactéries. Les résultats de l’étude permettent aussi : • de fixer les limites de la variabilité naturelle du phytoplancton dans un site de référence méditerranéen, • d’expliquer les variations interannuelles de biomasse et de composition phytoplanctonique, • de définir les préférences écologiques des différents groupes phytoplanctoniques, • d’établir des courbes d’évolution saisonnière des principaux groupes phytoplanctoniques qui intègrent la variabilité interannuelle liée aux variations climatiques. La connaissance acquise au cours de cette étude permet de contribuer au développement d’indices de qualité intégrant la composition du phytoplancton (e.g. indice de composition I C MEDIT) et de tester des méthodes de surveillance à grande échelle (e.g. croisement des suivis pigmentaires réalisés à haute fréquence et de l’imagerie satellitaire), contribuant ainsi à la mise en œuvre des politiques publiques (DCE, DCSMM). [less ▲]

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See detailCLINICAL ASSESSMENT TEST OF FEAR AVOIDANCE FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN PATIENT
SOMVILLE, Pierre-René ULg; Valoir, M.; Demoulin, Christophe ULg

in Back to Specific Low Back Pain (2016, November)

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See detailOn the Analysis of Internet Paths with DisNETPerf, a Distributed Paths Performance Analyzer
Wassermann, Sarah ULg; Casas, Pedro; Donnet, Benoît ULg et al

in Proc. 10th IEEE Workshop on Network Measurements (WNM) (2016, November)

Traceroute is the most widely used Internet path analysis tool today to study the topology of the Internet and to diagnose routing failures as well as poor performance events. A major limitation of ... [more ▼]

Traceroute is the most widely used Internet path analysis tool today to study the topology of the Internet and to diagnose routing failures as well as poor performance events. 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 any given destination back to the source. This is a major drawback for ISPs, who need to understand the performance of the Internet paths connecting popular services (e.g., YouTube and Facebook) to their customers. Even if public servers and distributed measurement platforms can provide partial reverse path visibility through ad-hoc measurements, there is still a need for a structured approach capable of analyzing the performance of Internet paths connecting any pair of nodes (servers, routers, hosts, etc.). While the problem of reverse traceroute has been addressed in the past, proposed techniques rely on IP address spoofing – which might lead to security concerns, and assume the availability of certain route-tracking options –, which might not be available. In this paper, we introduce and evaluate DisNETPerf, a new tool which provides exactly the same type of information as traceroute, but for paths connecting arbitrarily selected nodes. DisNETPerf works by firstly locating probes (i.e., measurement points) that are the closest to a given target node, using them to perform traceroute measurements from the target point-of-view to a given destination for path performance monitoring and troubleshooting purposes. We propose two techniques for probe location, and demonstrate that the reverse path (from server to users) can be measured with very high accuracy in certain scenarios. We also analyze relevant characteristics of Internet paths and distributed measurement platforms, which reinforce the applicability and relevance of DisNETPerf in current Internet. [less ▲]

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See detailSpinal pain in elite field hockey players: A systematic review
Roussel, N.A.; Rottiers, J.; Lemmens, J. et al

in Vleeming, Andry (Ed.) 9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain - Progress in Evidence based diagnosis and treatment (2016, November)

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See detailHolographie numérique en infrarouge lointain - Applications aérospatiales
Georges, Marc ULg; Vandenrijt, Jean-François ULg; Languy, Fabian ULg et al

Conference (2016, November)

L'holographie numérique en infrarouge lointain, utilisant un laser CO2 émettant vers 10 µm et des caméras thermiques à microbolomètres, permet la mesure de grandes déformations et de s'affranchir des ... [more ▼]

L'holographie numérique en infrarouge lointain, utilisant un laser CO2 émettant vers 10 µm et des caméras thermiques à microbolomètres, permet la mesure de grandes déformations et de s'affranchir des perturbations environnementales plus facilement qu'en lumière visible. Nous l'appliquons dans le cas de structures spatiales subissant des cyclages thermiques en régime cryogénique sous vide, ce qui induit des déplacements de grande ampleur. Nous passerons en revue les différentes expériences effectuées au Centre Spatial de Liège et discuterons des recherches en cours, notamment pour utiliser des longueurs d'onde plus grande (ondes Terahertz) [less ▲]

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See detailStability and Consistency of the LISP Pull Routing Architecture
Li, Yue; Saucez, Damien; Iannone, Luigi et al

in Proc. IEEE Workshop on Network Measurements (WNM) (2016, November)

Future Internet has been a hot topic for the last decade. One of the approaches put forward in order to revise the Internet architecture is LISP~--~Locator/ID Separation Protocol, which leverages the ... [more ▼]

Future Internet has been a hot topic for the last decade. One of the approaches put forward in order to revise the Internet architecture is LISP~--~Locator/ID Separation Protocol, which leverages the separation of the identifier and the locator roles of IP addresses. Contrary to the classical push model used by the BGP-based routing architecture, LISP relies on a pull model. In particular, routing information is pulled from a new network element, the Mapping System, to provide the association between the identifier (i.e., the address used to identify a host inside a domain) and a list of locators (i.e., the addresses to locate an attachment point) upon an explicit query. In this paper, we evaluate a LISP Mapping System deployment in the public LISP Beta Network from two standpoints: Stability and Consistency. Our measurements show that the mapping information is stable over time and consistent between the different mapping entities and the vantage points. Our analysis shows that there are cases where the Mapping System is unstable and/or inconsistent, hence, beside proposing a taxonomy in order to classify them, we carry out an in-depth investigation of such cases so to provide hints on how to improve the performance of LISP. [less ▲]

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See detailA single group session of pain physiology education is effective to improve the understanding of neurophysiology of pain in patients with chronic low back pain
Demoulin, Christophe ULg; Brasseur, Pauline; Crielaard, Jean-Michel ULg et al

in Vleeming, Andry (Ed.) 9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain - Progress in Evidence based diagnosis and treatment (2016, November)

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See detailCROSS-CULTURAL TRANSLATION, VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF THE FRENCH VERSION OF THE « PAIN BELIEFS QUESTIONNAIRE »
Demoulin, Christophe ULg; Duvallon, Louise ULg; Roussel, N. et al

in Back to Specific Low Back Pain (2016, November)

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See detailSPINAL PAIN IN ELITE FIELD HOCKEY PLAYERS: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY
Lemmens, J.; Rottiers, J.; Demeure, I. et al

in Back to Specific Low Back Pain (2016, November)

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See detailScreening for genetic causes of GH hypersecretion
Rostomyan, Liliya ULg; Beckers, Albert ULg

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See detailRécupération musculaire après plastie LCA : conséquences sur le retour au sport
Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Delvaux, François ULg; Kaux, Jean-François ULg et al

in Abstract Book des XVIIIèmes RENCONTRES ISOCINETIQUES MEDIMEX / ROTSCHILD (2016, November)

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See detailSpinal pain in elite field hockey players: A cross sectional study
Roussel, N.A.; Demeure, I.; Demoulin, Christophe ULg et al

in Vleeming, Andry (Ed.) 9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain - Progress in Evidence based diagnosis and treatment (2016, November)

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See detailExcited hyperons of the N = 2 band in the 1/Nc expansion
Stancu, Floarea ULg

in Bled Workshops in Physics (2016, November), 17(1), 25-31

The spectrum of excited baryons in the $N$ = 2 band is reanalyzed in the $1/N_c$ expansion method, with emphasis on hyperons. Predictions are made for the classification of these excited baryons into SU(3 ... [more ▼]

The spectrum of excited baryons in the $N$ = 2 band is reanalyzed in the $1/N_c$ expansion method, with emphasis on hyperons. Predictions are made for the classification of these excited baryons into SU(3) singlets, octets and decuplets. [less ▲]

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See detailDevices for less invasive surfactant therapy: a manikin study
RIGO, Vincent ULg; Debauche, Christian; Maton, Pierre et al

in European Journal of Pediatrics (2016, November), 175(11), 1756

Background: “Less invasive surfactant therapy” (LIST), or tracheal instillation of surfactant through a small catheter in spontaneously breathing infants, is gaining popularity. Different catheters are ... [more ▼]

Background: “Less invasive surfactant therapy” (LIST), or tracheal instillation of surfactant through a small catheter in spontaneously breathing infants, is gaining popularity. Different catheters are currently used for this purpose: a nasogastric tube inserted with (LISA) or without (Take Care) Magill’s forceps, a 13 cm 16G adult angiocath (MIST), a 30 cm F4 angiography catheter (Stockholm). We developed a specific device by combining a F5 umbilical catheter and an intubation stylet (Liege). We aimed to compare those 5 devices using INSURE as a reference. Methods: 20 neonatologists from 4 institutions supporting different surfactant instillation policies intubated 2 manikin heads with the 5 catheters and an endotracheal tube in a predetermined random sequence. Water was flushed trough the catheter. Video review provided times between laryngoscope (T1) or catheter insertion (T2) in the mouth and water flowing from the trachea. Participants gave an ease of use score (range: 1-9) for each catheter. Results: Procedural times were longer with the Take Care method and shorter with the Liège device (Table). Failure rates were higher for LIST procedures than for INSURE. Take Care and LISA were rated as more difficult, while Liège, Stockholm and INSURE were considered easier. Conclusions: LIST procedures remain difficult, even on a manikin. The choice of catheter is important. A device combining the rigidity of a stylet with the soft distal end of an umbilical catheter is associated with procedures of shorter duration and is considered easier by neonatologists. [less ▲]

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See detailCartels in the EU: who appeals and who wins?
Gautier, Axel ULg

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See detailInstitut de droit International’s Crisis (1873-1890’)
Genin, Vincent ULg

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See detailSpeech style manipulations in dysarthria in French-speaking children: Acoustic findings.
Ancelle, Josephine; Moya Gale, G.; Hetrick, B et al

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See detailBlood meal and blood products detection using Synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy
Lecrenier, Marie-Caroline ULg; Abbas, Ouissam; Taira, Aurélien et al

Poster (2016, November)

In Europe, ruminant processed animal proteins (PAPs) and blood products are not allowed to be used in feed for farmed animal. In contrast, blood meal and blood products of porcine origin are both ... [more ▼]

In Europe, ruminant processed animal proteins (PAPs) and blood products are not allowed to be used in feed for farmed animal. In contrast, blood meal and blood products of porcine origin are both authorised in aqua feed, whereas only porcine blood products are allowed to be used in feed intended for other non-ruminants. Besides official methods (light microscopy and PCR), complementary methods are developed in order to refine the by-products identification. By-products derived from blood are one of these products for which additional information are needed. Indeed, these prohibited materials sometimes cannot be distinguished from those authorised (e.g. milk powder) using official methods. The aim of this work was to develop a fast and easy method to detect blood meal and blood products. This study was based on the detection of hemoglobin in animal feed by synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy (SFS). To achieve this goal, preliminary tests were carried out on reference material (hemoglobin and albumin purchased from Sigma Aldrich) in order to determine appropriate conditions (solvent) and parameters (offset values) for hemoglobin detection. Selected settings were then applied to analyse protein extracts of commercial feed material derived from blood. The results obtained on blood meal and blood products (hemoglobin powder and plasma powder) showed fluorescence spectral bands that characterise hemoglobin. In order to determine whether the method was fit for the purpose, real commercial compound feeds known to contain or to be free from blood products or blood meal were analysed. The Principal Component Analysis (PCA) applied to these spectra showed that it was possible to discriminate samples containing hemoglobin from those that do not contain. This result confirmed that SFS is a promising screening method for the detection of hemoglobin in animal feed. [less ▲]

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See detailWeak performance of glomerular filtration rate equations in stable lung/liver transplant recipients compared to 51Cr-EDTA clearance.
Navaux, Emilie; Gustot, Thierry; Racape, Judith et al

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See detailATTITUDES AND BELIEFS CONCERNING LOW BACK PAIN AMONG PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDENTS IN BELGIUM AND THE NETHERLANDS: A CROSSSECTIONAL STUDY
Leysen, M.; Nijs, J.; Van Wilgen, C.P. et al

in Back to Specific Low Back Pain (2016, November)

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See detailL’âgisme chez les étudiants en médecine
Corvol, Aline; Missotten, Pierre ULg; Gentric, Armelle et al

Poster (2016, November)

Introduction: Des stéréotypes négatifs liés à l’avancée en âge sont fréquemment observés en population générale. Des études ont montré que ces stéréotypes sont plus puissants que ceux liés à l’origine ... [more ▼]

Introduction: Des stéréotypes négatifs liés à l’avancée en âge sont fréquemment observés en population générale. Des études ont montré que ces stéréotypes sont plus puissants que ceux liés à l’origine ethnique, au sexe ou à l’orientation sexuelle. Lorsqu’ils sont présents chez les soignants, ces stéréotypes peuvent entrainer des discriminations et limiter l’accès aux soins des personnes âgées (Schroyen et al., 2016). Il a en outre été démontré qu’un comportement d’aide injustifiée pouvait favoriser la perte d’autonomie chez une personne âgée. L’objectif de cette étude est d’évaluer la force des stéréotypes âgistes chez les étudiants en médecine et de rechercher les facteurs qui y sont associés. Méthodes: Un questionnaire écrit informatisé a été proposé aux étudiants en médecine des facultés de Rennes, Brest et Liège, de la 2ème à la 6ème année. Il associe trois mesures : l’Adaptation française de Fraboni Scale of Ageism, une tâche de fluence verbale à propos du vieillissement et de la jeunesse, et une mesure de la stigmatisation liée à l’âge par estimation de pourcentages. Résultats: Des données ont été obtenues pour 570 étudiants à Rennes et 485 à Liège; le recueil de données se poursuit à Brest. Les premières analyses confirment que l’âgisme est largement répandu chez les étudiants en médecine, avec des résultats globalement similaires à Rennes et Liège. Les étudiants de sexe masculins, ceux qui ont peu de contact avec des personnes âgées, ou qui ont des contacts jugés de mauvaise qualité, sont plus susceptibles d’exprimer des stéréotypes âgistes. Le fait d’avoir fait un stage dans un service de gériatrie ou d’avoir bénéficié d’un enseignement de la gériatrie ne semble pas influencer significativement ces stéréotypes. Conclusion: L’enseignement de la gériatrie aux étudiants en médecine doit prendre en compte la fréquence des stéréotypes âgistes. Nos résultats étant soumis à un biais de désirabilité sociale, des études portant sur les stéréotypes implicites (inconscients) seraient utiles. Une meilleure connaissance de l'âgisme et de ses déterminants chez les étudiants en médecine est nécessaire à l'élaboration d'approches pédagogiques susceptibles de limiter les conséquences de ces stéréotypes sur la qualité des soins aux personnes âgées [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation et gestion des scenarii de dysfonctionnement des barrages-réservoirs en Belgique
Liégeois, Benoît; Pirotton, Michel ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg et al

in Sûreté des barrages et enjeux (2016, November)

Belgium has fifteen structures included in the list of large dams of the International Committee on Large Dams. Six are managed by Engie Company, the other nine are owned by the Walloon regional public ... [more ▼]

Belgium has fifteen structures included in the list of large dams of the International Committee on Large Dams. Six are managed by Engie Company, the other nine are owned by the Walloon regional public authority. The Belgian legislator has never enacted specific rules for large dams. However, managers have always been concerned with this issue. They developed procedures and methods that were subject to exchanges of experience with their counterparts, in particular through the Belgian Committee on Large Dams. In this ongoing research of security, the impact of multiple failure scenarios (dam break, quick emptying …) on the people and the environment downstream of dams is a particular focal point. An impact study has been conducted for the main plants. This study is based on a deterministic numerical method. The methodology, the assumptions regarding the failure mode or emptying and the lessons learned from the analyses are presented. These results are an important step in the assessment and the management of risks. Indeed, regulations were recently enacted for the management and the coordination of any activity likely to seriously impact public safety during crisis periods. These rules apply therefore for large dams. In this context, managers have established an emergency plan for each structure. This paper provides a broad overview on the issues of the evaluation and the management of dysfunction risks of Belgian dams, as well as on approaches and collaborations initiated between the private managers and public authority. [less ▲]

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See detail"Madame Bovary c'est moi"
Cormann, Grégory ULg

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See detailLa formation de la classe bourgeoise
Oulc'hen, Hervé ULg

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See detailApplication of rep-PCR as molecular typing method for dermatophytes
SACHELI, Rosalie ULg; ADJETEY BAHUN, Akolé ULg; DARFOUF, Rajae ULg et al

Conference (2016, October 29)

Background The distinction of dermatophytes strains by conventional methods is problematic due to a lack of reliable characteristics between isolates. The ability to identify individual organisms allows ... [more ▼]

Background The distinction of dermatophytes strains by conventional methods is problematic due to a lack of reliable characteristics between isolates. The ability to identify individual organisms allows identification of infection sources, such as communal swimming and public washing rooms and apply appropriate control measures. Several outbreaks of dermatophytes infection have already been described in Europe and the feasibility of comparing DNA fingerprints is of interest in this particular field. We have successfully applied the rep-PCR method for typing dermatophytes species such as Microsporum audouinii, Trichophyton violaceum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes complex (T.mentagrophytes complex). Methods The Diversilab® system (bioMérieux, France) has been used to perform rep-PCR. Strains of M. audouinii (116) and T. violaceum (23) were collected during a national survey conducted by the National Reference center (NRC) for mycoses (Liège) in Belgium from February 2013 to March 2014. Strains of T. mentagrophytes complex (32) are part of the national collection of the NRC collected between 2012 and 2015. Results The Diversilab® is able to distinguish different subspecies between the same species complex as it was confirmed with the T. mentagrophytes complex. For this group of strains, two major groups are clearly visible after Diversilab analysis and correspond to white strains (ITS sequenced as T. interdigitale) and yellow strains (ITS sequenced as A. benhamiae) of T. mentagrophytes complex. Both groups share only 70% of similarity. Within a same species of dermatophyte, the Rep-PCR is also able to define several subgroups sometimes linked with epidemiological factors. Inside the T. violaceum strains circulating in Belgium, two different DNA fingerprints have been found. These two subgroups were well separated regarding the geographical location in Belgium (Wallonia and Flanders). Inside the M. audouinii species, 6 different DNA fingerprints have been detected with a main group. The degree of similarity between these six groups is comprised between 85,6% and 94%. Strains belonging to the six groups were defined as M. audouinii by ITS sequencing. Conclusion The DiversiLab® system with the Rep-PCR technology proved to be an efficient method for dermatophytes molecular typing. It is highly sensitive to discriminate small genotypic variation between two strains within the same species which is not possible with other molecular methods such as ITS sequencing. Inside the T. mentagrophytes complex, it permits to easily distinguish the yellow zoophilic strains from the white anthropophilic strain, hardly possible by microscopy. [less ▲]

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See detailHow to measure accurately blood pressure in hemodialysis patients?
VANDERWECKENE, Pauline ULg; SAINT-REMY, Annie ULg; KRZESINSKI, Jean-Marie ULg

Conference (2016, October 29)

Objective : Blood pressure (BP) control in chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients is a major challenge and could explain the controversial results about its cardiovascular risk. Our study aimed to assess the ... [more ▼]

Objective : Blood pressure (BP) control in chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients is a major challenge and could explain the controversial results about its cardiovascular risk. Our study aimed to assess the contribution of two ambulatory techniques of measurements compared with office BP (OBP): ambulatory monitoring during a maximum of 44h interdialytic period (ABPM) and home blood pressure (HBPM) during a variable period of days in prevalent HD patients. Methodology : 43 prevalent chronically HD patients (M=28; F=15), mean age 68.3±13 years were submitted to a 44h monitoring of BP (Spacelabs 90207) from the end of an HD session to 10 minutes before the next session, immediately followed by a 7days HBPM (Omron M6). Office BP was the mean of pre-dialysis BP or post-dialysis-BP recorded over 2 weeks (6 HD sessions). Hypertension was defined as BP equal or higher than 140/90 mmHg for pre-HD, 130/80 mmHg for post-HD, 130/80 mmHg for 44 h ABPM and 135/85 mmHg for HBPM. Results : Good correlations were noted between ABPM and HBPM for the diagnosis of hypertension in HD patients. Both ambulatory techniques give the same proportion of masked hypertension and white coat hypertension compared with OBP (25%). The best diagnostic precision was noted for the longest periods of recordings (44h for ABPM and 7days for HBPM). Shorter periods were more practical for the patients but less precise for high BP identification. HBPM was more appreciated than ABPM by the patients Conclusion : ABPM and HBPM identified a quarter of patients with a particular phenotype of hypertension not correctly classified by OBP. HBPM should be first recommended in HD (at least 1 week/month). As ABPM provides unique information for nocturnal BP, it could be proposed 1 time/year in all patients. [less ▲]

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See detailActualités fiscales européennes: impacts sur les impôts directs en Belgique
Richelle, Isabelle ULg

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actualités en matière de fiscalité européenne - impôts directs

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See detailLes masques de Sartre: de l'anthropologie à Frantz Fanon et Hubert Lyautey
Cormann, Grégory ULg

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See detailDeriving cultural heritage values: the use of social media
Ginzarly, Manal ULg; Teller, Jacques ULg

in Old and New Media for the Image of the Landscape (2016, October 28)

Nel 2011 l’UNESCO ha adottato la Raccomandazione sul Paesaggio Storico Urbano che mira al riconoscimento e all'identificazione della stratificazione e dell'interconnessione dei valori - naturali e ... [more ▼]

Nel 2011 l’UNESCO ha adottato la Raccomandazione sul Paesaggio Storico Urbano che mira al riconoscimento e all'identificazione della stratificazione e dell'interconnessione dei valori - naturali e culturali, materiali e immateriali, internazionali e locali – riscontrabili in qualsiasi città storica, concepita come un “patrimonio vivente” delle comunità. In tale visione il patrimonio culturale urbano è un elemento riconosciuto non solo dagli esperti, ma dalle intere società che ne valutano gli elementi identitari mirando a conservarli per le generazioni future. La Raccomandazione, in particolare, sostiene che per l'interpretazione e la conservazione del patrimonio culturale si può beneficiare di metodi di valutazione tradizionali e di metodi innovativi basati su dati geo-localizzati e sui dati digitali dei social media, come tweets geo-localizzati, impronte digitali e foto su Flickr. Il presente contributo illustra una metodologia basata sull’analisi delle immagini su Flickr. Dai risultati ottenuti si è evinto che proprio l’indagine dei social media può contribuire ad una comprensione significativa dei valori culturali del contesto urbano, fornendo così la possibilità di una migliore integrazione dei valori socio-culturali riconosciuti dalla collettività nei processi di conservazione e di pianificazione urbana. [less ▲]

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See detailThe BCCM/ULC collection to conserve the biodiversity and explore the applied potential of Polar cyanobacteria
Becker, Pierre; SZTERNFELD, P; ANDJELKOVIC, M et al

Poster (2016, October 28)

In the Polar Regions, Cyanobacteria represent key primary producers and are the main drivers of the food webs in a wide range of aquatic to terrestrial habitats. For example, they build benthic microbial ... [more ▼]

In the Polar Regions, Cyanobacteria represent key primary producers and are the main drivers of the food webs in a wide range of aquatic to terrestrial habitats. For example, they build benthic microbial mats in lakes and soil crusts in terrestrial biotopes. They may present interesting features to survive freeze/thaw cycles, seasonally contrasted light intensities, high UV radiations, dessication and other stresses. The BCCM/ULC public collection funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office since 2011 aims to gather a representative portion of the polar cyanobacterial diversity with different ecological origins (limnetic mats, soil crusts, cryoconites, endoliths…). It makes it available for researchers to study the taxonomy, evolution, adaptations to harsh environmental conditions, and genomic make-up. It presently includes 226 cyanobacterial strains, with 119 being of Antarctic origin (catalogue: http://bccm.belspo.be/catalogues/ulc-catalogue-search). An ISO 9001 certificate was obtained for the public deposition and distribution of strains, as part of the multi-site certification for the BCCM consortium. The morphological identification shows that the strains belong to the orders Synechococcales, Oscillatoriales, Pleurocapsales, Chroococcidiopsidales and Nostocales. The 16S rRNA and ITS sequences of the strains are being characterized. Our results show that the Antarctic strains are positioned into 25 OTUs (sequences with > 97,5% 16S rRNA similarity), and thus, represent a quite large diversity. In addition, cyanobacteria are known to produce a wide range of secondary metabolites (e.g. alkaloids, cyclic and linear peptides, polyketides) with bioactive potential. Among these bioactive metabolites, some display antibiotic, anticancer or antifungal effects. In collaboration with the BCCM/IHEM collection of biomedical fungi, a screening of cyanobacterial strains from BCCM/ULC was performed in order to discover potential new antifungal drugs. The analysis of a first set of methanol extracts from 15 different strains put in evidence the antifungal activity of a Phormidium priestleyi isolate. The latter remains active up to 0.5% (v/v) of fungal culture and was able to inhibit the growth of various fungal species among Candida, Cryptococcus, Aspergillus, and Penicillium. The raw extract was subjected to HPLC and a fraction containing the active molecule was obtained. This molecule appeared to be a thermostable hydrophobic compound. Moreover, in vitro toxicological analyses suggest that the compound has a general cytotoxic effect that could be inhibited by the mammalian metabolism. Further analyses are needed to identify the molecule and to determine if it could be a candidate for a new antifungal drug. In summary, the BCCM/ULC public collection serves as a Biological Resource Centre to conserve ex situ and document the biodiversity of polar cyanobacteria, as well as a repository for discovery of novel bioactive compounds. [less ▲]

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See detailThe ‘cyanobiome’ of Svalbard, High Arctic
Stelmach Pessi, Igor ULg; Laughinghouse, H Dail; Velazquez, David et al

Poster (2016, October 28)

Over the last decades, the Arctic has experienced a warming trend that is nearly twice as high as the global average, a phenomenon known as ‘Arctic amplification’. The impact of warmer temperatures on ... [more ▼]

Over the last decades, the Arctic has experienced a warming trend that is nearly twice as high as the global average, a phenomenon known as ‘Arctic amplification’. The impact of warmer temperatures on Arctic ecosystems is still unclear. Cyanobacteria are the key primary producers in freshwater and terrestrial Arctic ecosystems, where they are the driver for numerous ecological functions. For a better understanding of the impacts of climate change on Arctic ecosystems, baseline knowledge on cyanobacterial diversity and distribution is crucial. Here we investigate, for the first time, the biogeographic patterns of cyanobacterial communities across Svalbard, using 454 pyrosequencing of partial 16S rRNA gene sequences. Samples were taken from distinct ecosystems and biogeographic zones. We also compare the studied communities with similar Antarctic communities. [less ▲]

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See detailQuelques réflexions à propos du régime de (dé)fiscalisation des revenus des PME dans le système fiscal belge
Bourgeois, Marc ULg

in Aydogdu, Roman (Ed.) Les petites et moyennes entreprises dans le droit des affaires (2016, October 27)

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See detailCase report: Ovarian fibroma in a mare – Hormonal considerations
Ponthier, Jérôme ULg; Salciccia, Alexandra ULg; Parrilla Hernandez, Sonia ULg et al

in Reproduction in Domestic Animals (2016, October 27), 51(supplement 2), 132

This report shows that, as in humans, AMH as well as steroids productions are low in case of ovarian fibroma, thus preserving normal cyclicity.

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See detailOccurrence and significance of minute palynomorphs of marine and non - marine origin in the Middle Ordovician from Saudi Arabia
Le Hérissé, A.; Guidat, C.; Not, F. et al

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See detailSilurian palynomorphs from the Precordillera basin, western Argentina: biostratigraphy and diversity trends
Garcia Muro, V.J.; Rubinstein, C.V.; Steemans, Philippe ULg

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See detailEcoNum, a research unit devoted to marine environment monitoring
Richir, Jonathan ULg; Batigny, Antoine; Georges, Nadège et al

Conference (2016, October 27)

The monitoring of coastal environments remains a research domain of great interest and concern. Coastal ecosystems are threatened by natural and human-induced stressors and are, as transitional ... [more ▼]

The monitoring of coastal environments remains a research domain of great interest and concern. Coastal ecosystems are threatened by natural and human-induced stressors and are, as transitional environments, particularly sensitive to disturbances. EcoNum first research thematic revolves around hermatypic corals, calcifying organisms, and their adaptation potentials to environmental changes including by using original and patented chemostats. The studied organisms are grown and maintained in artificial mesocosms that simulate environmental conditions of a natural system. This infrastructure allows to perform long-term experiments, giving time to organisms to adapt to the tested conditions (e.g., increased temperature or lowered pH). Longer-term studies have demonstrated that many organisms are more resistant to environmental stressors than previously observed on the short-term. EcoNum also studies coastal plankton abundance and diversity. Plankton is particularly sensitive to physicochemical changes of water bodies. The classification and the enumeration of planktonic organisms require specialized tools in order to analyse time series of multiple samples. EcoNum has developed a software for the semi-automatic classification of planktonic organisms called Zoo/PhytoImage. This software has been used to study a 10-year time series of coastal Mediterranean zooplankton samples. The concomitant analysis of environmental parameters registered at high frequency with specific statistical tools such as the R package pastecs allows to understand the processes governing the changes observed in plankton assemblages. The use and the development of statistical tools in R (e.g., Zoo/Phytoimage, pastecs) is a priority of EcoNum to favour open access knowledge and reproductive sciences. EcoNum research topics also focus on coastal ecotoxicology. Chemicals, including trace elements, remain contaminants of concern, mainly in coastal environments that are the final sink of inland pollution sources. The chemical integrity of coastal ecosystems thus has to be accurately monitored. The partitioning of chemicals between their dissolved, particulate and sedimentary phases does not provide information on their bioavailability. EcoNum thus monitors coastal waters using bioindicator species such as seagrasses, mussels or sand worms. A global map of the contamination of the Mediterranean by trace elements has been drawn using seagrasses has bioindicator species. EcoNum also studies trace element ecology and toxicology. For instance, it has demonstrated the toxicity of copper on the coral Seriatopora hystrix and it's symbiont's photosynthetic processes, or its bioaccumulation and basipetal translocation towards rhizomes in the seagrass Posidonia oceanica as reserve nutrient for subsequent leaf growth. Finally, coastal vegetated systems are potential carbon thinks (or sources) in the global carbon cycle. Therefore, EcoNum studies the primary productivity of seagrass meadows, from the individual to the community, with measuring techniques as diverse as PAM-fluorometry or biomass production determination. To conclude, EcoNum is a research unit devoted to marine environment monitoring. It develops research thematics on major coastal communities such as coral reefs, seagrass beds or plankton assemblages and studies their natural dynamics and the effects of stressors on their global functioning. [less ▲]

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See detailPalynology and palaeogeography of the middle Přídolí from Saudi Arabia
Steemans, Philippe ULg; Breuer, P.; Al-Hajri, S. et al

Conference (2016, October 27)

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See detailLa place de la coopération sud -sud dans les stratégies d'action des pays émergents : Acteurs et Enjeux des relations entre l'Afrique et l'Amérique latine
Mvengou Cruzmerino, Martine Colette ULg

Conference (2016, October 27)

This comunication deals with the use of South-South Cooperation as strategic tool for emergent, and its place in the external policies of Brazil, Southa africa and Venezuela. This work focuses also on the ... [more ▼]

This comunication deals with the use of South-South Cooperation as strategic tool for emergent, and its place in the external policies of Brazil, Southa africa and Venezuela. This work focuses also on the interregional relations between Latin American and Africa and the impact and opportunities of this kind of interregional south south cooperation. [less ▲]

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See detailLes 10 ans d’Envol à l’école Saint-Pierre : La musique et le conte au centre des apprentissages et du vivre ensemble dans les classes
Gavray, Claire ULg

Conference (2016, October 27)

historique du projet, évaluation des apports et perspectives

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See detailPlant functional trait diversity in wildflower strips: the key to promote pollinators in agricultural landscapes?
Uyttenbroeck, Roel ULg; Piqueray, Julien; Monty, Arnaud ULg

Conference (2016, October 27)

Creating wildflower strips is often suggested as a tool to support pollinator diversity in agricultural landscapes and to promote crop pollination service. The choice of the plant species to sow in flower ... [more ▼]

Creating wildflower strips is often suggested as a tool to support pollinator diversity in agricultural landscapes and to promote crop pollination service. The choice of the plant species to sow in flower strips can influence the effectivity of the strips in supporting pollinators. While it has already been shown that increasing plant species diversity is beneficial for ecosystem services, it is often suggested that plant functional traits and functional trait diversity are the key for this relationship. We created a replicated field experiment with different levels of plant functional diversity in wildflower strips in Belgium to test the effect on the flower-visiting pollinator community. We sampled plant-pollinator interaction networks during 2 years and assessed how the plant functional diversity affected the network structure. Plant functional diversity did not have a clear effect on visiting pollinator species richness, however a different interaction pattern was observed with different functional diversity level. Pollinators in wildflower strips with higher functional diversity had less overlap in their ecological niche, while network stability and robustness for secondary extinctions were not affected. We discuss implications for wildflower strip design. [less ▲]

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See detailBounding surface plasticity model for natural clays
Ahayan, Sanae ULg; Yin, Zhen-Yu; Kotronis, Panagiotis et al

Conference (2016, October 26)

Natural soft clay exhibits a considerable degree of anisotropy as a result of its past sedimentation and consolidation history. It also tends to have significant inter-particle bonding, which affects its ... [more ▼]

Natural soft clay exhibits a considerable degree of anisotropy as a result of its past sedimentation and consolidation history. It also tends to have significant inter-particle bonding, which affects its mechanical behavior. The natural structure of in-situ soils makes their behavior different from that of a reconstituted material. In fact, most clays lose a proportion of their strength when remoulded. Various authors proposed anisotropic elastoplastic soil models allowing the yield surface to rotate with the stress history. These models have a “rotational hardening law" which relates the change of the inclination of the yield surface to the current soil state and to the increments of the plastic volumetric and/or shear strain, [Sekiguchi and Otha (1977)], [Hashiguchi and Chen (1998)], [Wheeller et al (2003)]… Other authors combine the plastic anisotropy with destructuration effects observed in soft sensitive soils by assuming that the size and /or the position of the center of the yield surface depends on the amount of the structural soil degradation. These models use an additional isotropic hardening law that relates the size and/or the position of the yield surface of the intact sample to that of the reconstituted one [Nova et al (2003)]. The previous models provide little or no flexibility when it comes to describe the change of the plastic modulus with the loading direction as they are unable to produce a smooth degradation of the stiffness, being single yield surface models. A way to improve this behavior is to introduce the “bounding surface plasticity” theory, initially developed by Dafalias [Dafalias and Herrmann 1986]. Unlike a single yield surface model, the bounding surface theory allows a smooth transition of stresses within and on the bounding surface. The mean feature of this concept is that the actual stress is mapped to the imaginary stress on the bounding surface. The distance between the real and imaginary stress, which is called the “ function distance ”, is used to specify the plastic modulus. This work presents a bounding surface plasticity model for natural and structured clays based on the critical state theory. A novel rotational hardening rule for clays is presented, and a hardening function distance is introduced to describe the evolution of the bounding surface. Validation of the model is provided by drained and undrained tests of Scottish and Finnish intact and reconstituted clays [Kastunnen 2008]. Finally, finite element simulations of a foundation considering the formulated constitutive law are presented. [less ▲]

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See detailA benchmark for urban flood modelling
Arrault, Anaïs; Finaud-Guyot, Pascal; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

Poster (2016, October 25)

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See detailSpecific interests in Autism with versus without speech onset delay : the importance of perceptually versus thematically organized interests
Chiodo, Liliane ULg; Eusèbe, Sandrine; Majerus, Steve ULg et al

Poster (2016, October 25)

To explore whether autistic adults with versus without speech delay also differ in the perceptual vs thematic nature of their specific interests.

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See detailHeta-Uma: manga on the other side of the mirror
Dejasse, Erwin ULg

Conference (2016, October 25)

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See detailDes expériences vécues aux savoirs d'expérience : (in)former la santé et la maladie dans des associations de patients en Belgique francophone
Duysens, Fanny ULg

Conference (2016, October 25)

Le diagnostic médical d'une pathologie est un événement significatif dans les parcours de vie des patients et de leurs proches. Il vient catégoriser des symptômes, participer aux processus de (re ... [more ▼]

Le diagnostic médical d'une pathologie est un événement significatif dans les parcours de vie des patients et de leurs proches. Il vient catégoriser des symptômes, participer aux processus de (re)construction de soi, et induire des attitudes et comportements en vue d'intervenir activement sur les événements. Notamment, il correspond pour certains au moment de leur engagement au sein d'une association concernée par la pathologie ou le syndrome diagnostiqué en question. De telles associations de patients s'impliquent souvent dans diverses activités de production, de mobilisation et de circulation de connaissances sur les conditions et leurs causes. Ces modes d'activisme dits "basés sur la connaissance" (evidence-based activism) se caractérisent par une articulation étroite entre des connaissances issues d'expertise biomédicale et des connaissances expérientielles, issues des expériences vécues au quotidien par les patients et leurs proches, dont ils revendiquent la légitimité. S'inscrivant à la croisée des Science and Technology Studies et de l'anthropologie de la santé et de la maladie, la présente communication vise à explorer les dynamiques de cette articulation à partir d'une ethnographie multi-site menée auprès d'associations belges francophones concernées par des pathologies ou syndromes génétiques. Plus particulièrement, la communication s'intéresse à un projet d'information et de sensibilisation autour du trouble du spectre autistique (TSA) qui est développé par un groupe de parents concernés. Le TSA y est défini comme une condition complexe et multidimensionnelle, aux causes incertaines et controversées mais dont ils revendiquent la part déterminante de la génétique. Comment des "connaissances expérientielles" sont-elles produites, validées et mises en circulation dans le cadre de telles activités ? Au-delà de la simple information, les observations montrent qu'elles comportent des enjeux identitaires importants. [less ▲]

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See detailLa importación literaria a finales del siglo XIX en Colombia: el caso de José Asunción Silva
Mogollon Zapata, Juan Manuel ULg

Conference (2016, October 25)

The analysis of the of Silva’s collection of works places us in quite a disconcerting, yet no less encouraging, position, when re-assessing the different forms of importing literary movements. On one hand ... [more ▼]

The analysis of the of Silva’s collection of works places us in quite a disconcerting, yet no less encouraging, position, when re-assessing the different forms of importing literary movements. On one hand, the image attributed to Silva both by his contemporaries and his successors is that of the leading figure in the assimilation and absorption of the literary European movements that would give rise to modernism. On the other hand, the absence of public visibility for Silva’s works, be it through texts or paratexts, let us in a difficult situation to prove the poet’s will to position himself as the one who introduced the new literary movement to Colombia. If we accept from the outset, as we will in this article, that the Colombian poet possessed an obstinate determination to appropriate and assimilate the European literary movements that give rise to modernism, then we must entertain the possibility that Silva’s literary transfer took place through media other than books, journals or magazines. Our hypothesis is that by focusing on the acts of reading and poise, the literary coterie became the ideal platform for the Colombian writer to adopt and propagate the image of the decadent writer, which would become the embodiment of the aesthetic ideals of modern literature. [less ▲]

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See detailThe recent increase of methane from 10 years of NDACC ground-based FTIR observations
Bader, Whitney ULg

Conference (2016, October 24)

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See detailThermochemical conversion of sugar industry by-products to biofuel
Nicodème, Thibault ULg; Jacquet, Nicolas ULg; Richel, Aurore ULg

Poster (2016, October 24)

Poster concernant la conversion des co-produits de l'industrie sucrière en biocarburants via la voie thermochimique. Description des procédés tels que la gazéification, Fischer-Trospch, la pyrolyse.

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See detailAlgunas consideraciones metodológicas sobre la teoría de las transferencias
Mogollon Zapata, Juan Manuel ULg

Conference (2016, October 24)

Las siguientes consideraciones metodológicas surgen esencialmente de la confrontación de la teoría de las transferencias con mi corpus actual de trabajo, esto es, con las modalidades de importación ... [more ▼]

Las siguientes consideraciones metodológicas surgen esencialmente de la confrontación de la teoría de las transferencias con mi corpus actual de trabajo, esto es, con las modalidades de importación literaria durante el modernismo, época que, como todos sabemos, constituyó un momento de apertura privilegiado para la apropiación y asimilación de las producciones culturales extranjeras. Los escollos metodológicos encontrados a medida que avanzábamos en la problematización de nuestro corpus sirvieron pues de estímulo para integrar y transponer algunos conceptos y herramientas teóricas tomados principalmente de la teoría de los campos de Pierre Bourdieu, del análisis del discurso a la manera de Dominique Maingueneau y de la poética histórica de los soportes tal y como ha sido desarrollada en Francia por Alain Vaillant y Marie-Ève Thérenty. Es a partir de dicho diálogo que podemos hoy afinar ciertos conceptos y herramientas teóricas indispensables para repensar algunos puntos ciegos de la teoría de las transferencias. [less ▲]

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Hamers, Jérémy ULg

Conference (2016, October 24)

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Rizzo, Rémy ULg

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Dubussy, Christophe ULg

Conference (2016, October 24)

Dans les années 60, Grothendieck révolutionna la géométrie algébrique en introduisant le concept de topos. Faisant face à des situations où la notion d'ouvert était trop restrictive pour comprendre les ... [more ▼]

Dans les années 60, Grothendieck révolutionna la géométrie algébrique en introduisant le concept de topos. Faisant face à des situations où la notion d'ouvert était trop restrictive pour comprendre les phénomènes géométriques sous-jacents, il définit une nouvelle notion de topologie dans le langage de la théorie des catégories. Très utilisée pour résoudre des problèmes de géométrie et d'analyse contemporains, cette notion a aussi de nombreuses applications surprenantes en logique (théorie intuitionniste, équivalence de Morita, etc ...). Dans ce séminaire je proposerai une application de la théorie des topos de Grothendieck pour étudier les fonctions et les distributions tempérées. En effet, ces objets ne forment un faisceau que sur une topologie de Grothendieck particulière (la topologie sous-analytique), qui n'est pas une topologie au sens usuel du terme. Je montrerai alors, de manière abstraite, comment définir un faisceau de fonctions holomorphes tempérées qui a joué un rôle crucial dans la démonstration de la correspondance de Riemann-Hilbert (généralisation du 21ème problème d'Hilbert). En particulier, ce nouveau faisceau fournira une nouvelle définition, presque purement algébrique, des distributions de Schwartz. [less ▲]

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See detailLa pubalgie - Rééducation post-chirurgicale
Delvaux, François ULg; DANIEL, Christophe ULg; NAMUROIS, Marie-Hélène ULg et al

Conference (2016, October 22)

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See detailImpacts de champignons entomopathogènes sur la biologie et le comportement de la punaise diabolique (Hemiptera, Pentatomidae)
Fingu Mabola, Junior Corneille ULg; Serteyn, Laurent ULg; Bawin, Thomas ULg et al

Poster (2016, October 22)

Halyomorpha halys Stål, la punaise diabolique, est une espèce invasive préoccupante en provenance d’Asie de l’Est. En moins de 15 années, elle a colonisé près de l’ensemble des Etats-Unis d’Amérique ... [more ▼]

Halyomorpha halys Stål, la punaise diabolique, est une espèce invasive préoccupante en provenance d’Asie de l’Est. En moins de 15 années, elle a colonisé près de l’ensemble des Etats-Unis d’Amérique, occasionnant des pertes de rendement considérables dans les vergers et les cultures en champs ainsi que des nuisances dans les habitations durant l’hiver. La punaise diabolique a été recensée en Suisse en 2007, et il est à craindre qu’elle colonise la presque totalité de l’Europe d’ici 2020. Cette étude a pour objectif de prévenir l’installation de la punaise diabolique dans les pays européens en se focalisant sur le contrôle biologique. Des scientifiques américains ont développé une stratégie « attirer et tuer » basée sur la phéromone d’agrégation de la punaise diabolique et des pesticides. D’autres ont montré l’efficacité d’un champignon pathogène d’insectes (Beauveria bassiana strain GHA. Afin d’établir un contrôle rapide du ravageur en Europe, compatible avec l’agriculture biologique, une idée serait de combiner l’effet attractif de la phéromone d’agrégation et l’application de spores de B. bassiana. Dans cette étude, l’impact du champignon sur la mortalité de l’insecte et son autodissémination sont évalués. [less ▲]

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Dozo, Björn-Olav ULg; Philippette, Thibault; Servais, Olivier

Conference (2016, October 22)

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See detailComportement du puceron du pois face aux volatiles du basilic.
Yarou, Boni Barthélémy ULg; Boullis, Antoine ULg; Verheggen, François ULg et al

Poster (2016, October 22)

Les pucerons font partie des insectes qui causent des dégâts d’importances économiques sur une grande diversité de plantes cultivées. Les insecticides de synthèse généralement utilisés pour les contrôler ... [more ▼]

Les pucerons font partie des insectes qui causent des dégâts d’importances économiques sur une grande diversité de plantes cultivées. Les insecticides de synthèse généralement utilisés pour les contrôler montrent de plus en plus leurs limites (résistance), et sont néfastes pour l’homme et l’environnement. Dans la recherche de méthodes de lutte alternatives, le comportement de choix d’Acyrthosiphon pisum Harris (Homoptera : Aphididae) exposé à des sources d’odeurs de plant de fèves (Vicia fabae L.) et du basilic européen (Ocimum basilicum L.) à l’aide d’un olfactomètre en Y a été étudié. Les observations de cette expérience montrent que les pucerons se dirigent préférentiellement vers la source d’odeurs de fève et y passent plus de temps. Ce résultat montre que les volatiles du basilic ont un effet répulsif sur les pucerons du pois. D’autres tests seront évalués sur des espèces de pucerons plutôt généralistes afin de valider l’effet répulsif du basilic sur les pucerons. [less ▲]

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Karous, Hamad ULg; Nihant, Brigitte ULg; Leyh, Bernard ULg

Conference (2016, October 22)

Il existe actuellement un consensus sur le fait que les scientifiques ne décrivent pas la réalité telle qu’elle est dans toute sa complexité mais qu’ils en construisent des représentations qui leur ... [more ▼]

Il existe actuellement un consensus sur le fait que les scientifiques ne décrivent pas la réalité telle qu’elle est dans toute sa complexité mais qu’ils en construisent des représentations qui leur permettent de l’expliquer partiellement et de la maîtriser, partiellement également. De telles représentations sont généralement appelées des modèles et le processus de leur construction est la modélisation. Les référentiels et programmes de sciences insistent de plus en plus, dans un souci d’authenticité épistémologique, sur la nécessité de confronter les élèves aux modèles établis et à leur élaboration, afin qu’ils se constituent une vision aussi fidèle que possible de l’entreprise scientifique. Le concept de modèle possède des composantes multiples et il n’est pas aisé d’en donner une définition compacte, complète et définitive. On pourrait tenter de dire, en bref, que modéliser, c’est simplifier délibérément pour pouvoir expliquer et agir efficacement. On peut envisager différents types de modèles qui ne s’excluent pas mutuellement. On les rencontrera dans les différentes activités expérimentales que nous proposons. (i) On peut tout d’abord modéliser une situation expérimentale complexe (une pile commerciale ou un accumulateur, par exemple) par une autre situation apparentée mais plus simple et dont on contrôle mieux les paramètres, afin de mettre leur influence en lumière. Diverses expériences sur les piles (de Daniell, entre autres) illustrent cet aspect. Les expériences proposées sur la diffusion entrent également dans cette catégorie. (ii) En chimie, le principe explicatif fondamental consiste à fonder les observations macroscopiques sur des processus décrits au niveau sub-microscopique (atomes, molécules, ions, électrons). Cette représentation sub-microscopique peut être schématique et/ou symbolique. Pour plusieurs des expériences proposées, on demande de représenter schématiquement les mouvements des particules concernées. On demande aussi de traduire le phénomène en un langage symbolique, l’écriture de la réaction chimique. Ici aussi, il s’agit d’une modélisation : quand on écrit HCl(aq), par exemple, on remplace une situation complexe et relativement mal définie – des ions H3O+ et des ions Cl- hydratés avec éventuellement plusieurs couches d’hydratation – par une écriture compacte qui représente de manière conventionnelle l’essentiel de l’information dont on a besoin dans un but déterminé (un titrage, par exemple). [less ▲]

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Delville, Michel ULg

Conference (2016, October 21)

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Kotovitch, Marie ULg; Fripiat, François ULg; Moreau, Sebastien et al

Conference (2016, October 21)

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Durand, Pascal ULg

Conference (2016, October 21)

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See detailMetabolites from media supplemented with 3’-sialyllactose and fermented by bifidobacteria have an antivirulent effect against intestinal pathogens
Bondue, Pauline ULg; Daube, Georges ULg; Delcenserie, Véronique ULg

Poster (2016, October 21)

Complex oligosaccharides from human milk (HMO) promote growth of Bifidobacterium bifidum. Oligosaccharides from cow milk (BMO), similar to HMO, are mainly represented in colostrum by 3’-sialyllactose ... [more ▼]

Complex oligosaccharides from human milk (HMO) promote growth of Bifidobacterium bifidum. Oligosaccharides from cow milk (BMO), similar to HMO, are mainly represented in colostrum by 3’-sialyllactose (3’SL). Bifidobacterium crudilactis, a species from bovine origin and encoding for β galactosidases and α-glucosidases, could be able to metabolise them. Also, fermentation products could have antivirulent activity against intestinal pathogens. This study focused on capacity of bifidobacteria to metabolise 3’SL and on potential antivirulent effect of cell-free spent media (CFSM) against pathogenic bacteria. B. bifidum BBA1 and B. crudilactis FR/62/B/3 isolated respectively from breastfed children feces and cow raw milk cheese were grown on media supplemented with 3’SL as sole source of carbon. Next, CFSM effects were tested against virulence gene expression using ler and hilA promoter activity of luminescent constructs of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 ATCC 43888 and Salmonella Typhimurium SA 941256, respectively. The effect was confirmed on wild type strains of E. coli O157:H7 ATCC 43890 and S. Typhimurium ATCC 14028 using RT-qPCR. Both strains were able to grow in presence of 3’SL. CFSM resulted in under-expression of hilA and ler genes for the luminescent constructs and in under-expression of ler (ratios of -15.4 and -8.1) and qseA (ratios of -2.1 and -3.1) genes for the wild type strain of E. coli O157:H7. No effect was observed with S. Typhimurium. Little is known about CFSM metabolites and they have to be isolated and identified. The potential synbiotic effect between 3’SL and bifidobacteria will be tested using the Shime®, a human gastrointestinal model. [less ▲]

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See detailPhysiological Responses to training and competition in 1 to 4 star eventing horses
Kirsch, Katharina ULg; Düe, M.; Holzhausen, H. et al

Poster (2016, October 21)

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See detailLa pubalgie du sportif - Actualités thérapeutiques conservatrices
Kaux, Jean-François ULg

Conference (2016, October 21)

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See detailA time series study during spring transition in the fast ice at Davis station, Antarctica: preliminary resul
Deman, F.; Roukaerts, A.; Delille, Bruno ULg et al

Conference (2016, October 21)

While representing less than 5% of the total ice cover around Antarctica, fast ice is nevertheless an important habitat with highest biomass and production occurring in the bottom (Archer et al., 1996 ... [more ▼]

While representing less than 5% of the total ice cover around Antarctica, fast ice is nevertheless an important habitat with highest biomass and production occurring in the bottom (Archer et al., 1996). Sea--‐ice algae are playing a key role in structuring the ecosystem, as they are an essential food source for krill. With the annual melting of the sea ice there is a strong release of nutrients and algae to the water, possibly fertilizing and/or seeding algae the underlying water column. A time series was sampled during the Austral spring of 2015 (Oct. 27th – Dec. 11th), in the vicinity of Davis station (68°35’ S, 77°58’ E, Prydz Bay, Antarctica). Fast ice, snow cover and underlying water column were sampled with focus on the nitrogen and carbon cycle and the pivotal role of sea--‐ice algae for higher tropic levels. Different parameters such as nutrients, particulate matter (PM) and isotopic signatures for nitrate, ammonium and PM will be measured. Primary production and uptake rates for different nitrogen substrates were also measured using in--‐situ stable isotope incubation experiments to study the change in algae growth rates. That campaign was performed in close relation with colleagues from the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (Hobart, Australia) to link our findings with the availability of trace metals such as iron. Temperature profiles in the ice showed a clear change halfway the sampling campaign with increasing temperatures, likely accompanied by an increase in permeability throughout the ice. Results show a large accumulation of biomass in the bottom few 5 cm (particulate organic carbon reaching up to 1300 μmol l‐1). Preliminary data also shows a large accumulation of nitrate at the bottom with concentrations exceeding those in the underlying water. Preliminary results will be presented and discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailReported post-operative analgesic administration to non-human primates: 2010 - 2015
Bertrand, Henri ULg; Flecknell, Paul; Brady, James et al

Poster (2016, October 21)

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See detailDevelopment of an analytical method for the simultaneous measurement of 10 biogenic amines in food
Douny, Caroline ULg; Benmedjadi, Soumaya; Blaszczyk, Marie et al

Poster (2016, October 21)

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