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See detailSimplified analytical methods for the crashworthiness and the seismic design of lock gates
Buldgen, Loïc ULg

Doctoral thesis (2015)

The PhD dissertation aims to provide simplified tools based on analytical formulations in order to ease the pre-design of lock gates. The first part of the thesis is devoted to ship collisions. The ... [more ▼]

The PhD dissertation aims to provide simplified tools based on analytical formulations in order to ease the pre-design of lock gates. The first part of the thesis is devoted to ship collisions. The resistance of the impacted gate is evaluated by combining global and local deforming modes. In the second part of the dissertation, an analytical solution is proposed to estimate the total hydrodynamic pressure acting on a lock gate during a seism, with due consideration for the fluid-structure coupling. Numerical validations are proposed for both ship collisions and earthquakes. [less ▲]

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See detailLa personnalité Borderline à travers le test de Rorschach
Rommes, Jennifer; Englebert, Jérôme ULg

Poster (2015, January 21)

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See detailÉtude du récit de vie de l’adulte à haut potentiel
Mormont, Elodie; Gauthier, Jean-Marie ULg; Englebert, Jérôme ULg

Poster (2015, January 21)

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See detailÉtude du Typus mélancholicus au sein d’une population de dépressifs unipoalires
ramackers, Amélia; Englebert, Jérôme ULg

Poster (2015, January 21)

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See detailL'Etat fait-il trop ? Réflexions sur les marges d'action possibles de l'Etat
Behrendt, Christian ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2015)

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See detailInterdire des OGM autorisés : on avance ou on recule ?
du Jardin, Patrick ULg

Article for general public (2015)

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See detailLes institutions belges dans leur contexte européen : un succinct tout d'horizon
Behrendt, Christian ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2015)

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See detailEspace, temps et psychopathologie en prison
Englebert, Jérôme ULg

Scientific conference (2015, January 19)

L’analyse du cas de Nathan, sorte d’épisode princeps de notre analyse de l’univers carcéral, nous permettra d’étudier les notions de temps et d’espace. Ces deux coordonnées sont fondamentales, tant pour ... [more ▼]

L’analyse du cas de Nathan, sorte d’épisode princeps de notre analyse de l’univers carcéral, nous permettra d’étudier les notions de temps et d’espace. Ces deux coordonnées sont fondamentales, tant pour la considération anthropologique de l’homme situation d’enfermement que pour la compréhension psychopathologique. À partir de cette analyse, dans laquelle nous évoquerons notamment un texte peu connu de Sartre sur les Visages ainsi que la philosophie des émotions de Scheler, c’est la problématique fondamentale du corps que nous évoquerons. L’épisode psychopathologique du Gate fever (la « fièvre de la porte ») vécu par Nathan nous permettra également d’évoquer le vécu émotionnel paradoxal de l’expérience psychotique. [less ▲]

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See detailCommotion cérébrale
Kaux, Jean-François ULg

Conference (2015, January 19)

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See detailProduction of extracellular polysaccharide by Enterobacter A47 using cheese whey as the sole carbon source
Antunes, S.; Alves, V.D.; Grandfils, Christian ULg et al

in Proceeding of the meeting (2015, January 19)

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See detailCharacterization of the chitin-glucan complex extracted from Komagataella pastoris cell wall
Farinha, I.; Duarte, P.; Pimentel et al

in Proceeding of the meeting (2015, January 19)

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See detailApplication of Total Error Strategy in Validation of Affordable and Accessible UV-Visible Spectrophotometric Methods for Quality Control of Poor Medicines
Mbinze, Kingenge; Nsangu Mpasi, Jean; Maghe, Elza et al

in American Journal of Analytical Chemistry (2015), 6

In the framework of fighting against the poor quality medicines sold in developing countries using classical analytical methods easily accessible in those countries, four UV-Visible spectrophotometric ... [more ▼]

In the framework of fighting against the poor quality medicines sold in developing countries using classical analytical methods easily accessible in those countries, four UV-Visible spectrophotometric methods for one antimalarial (quinine) and two antibiotics (amoxicillin and metronidazole) have been developed and validated according to the total error strategy using the accuracy profiles as a decision tool. The dosing range was 2-10µg/mL (for quinine sulfate in tablet), 4-12µg/mL (for quinine bichlorhydrate in oral drop - metronidazole benzaote in oral suspension) and 15-35µg/mL (for amoxicillin trihydrate in capsule). The validated methods were then applied in determining the content of some analogous medicines sold in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thus, the proposed UV-Visible spectrophotometric methods are simple and suitable to quantify quinine, amoxicillin and metronidazole in different pharmaceutical forms. [less ▲]

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See detailFighting Poor Quality Medicines: Develop-ment, Transfer and Validation of Generic HPLC Methods for Analyzing two WHO Recommended Antimalarial Tablets
Mbinze Kindenge, Jérémie; Yemoa, Achille; Lebrun, Pierre ULg et al

in American Journal of Analytical Chemistry (2015), 6

As serious but neglected public health problems, poor quality medicines, i.e. for antimalarial medicines, urged to be fought. One of the approaches is to consider the analytical chemistry and separative ... [more ▼]

As serious but neglected public health problems, poor quality medicines, i.e. for antimalarial medicines, urged to be fought. One of the approaches is to consider the analytical chemistry and separative techniques. In this study, a generic liquid chromatographic method was firstly devel-oped for the purpose of screening 8 antimalarial active ingredients, namely amodiaquine (AQ), piperaquine (PPQ), sulfalene (SL), pyrimethamine (PM), lumefantrine (LF), artesunate (AS), artemether (AM) and dihydroartemisinine (DHA) by applying DoE/DS optimization strategy. Since the method was not totally satisfying in terms of peak separation, further experiments were undergone applying the same development strategy while splitting the 8 ingredients into five groups. Excellent prediction was observed prior to correlation between retention times of predicted and observed separation conditions. Then, a successful geometric transfer was realized to reduce the analysis time focusing on the simultaneous quantification of two WHO's recommended ACTs in anti-malarial fixed-dose combination (AM-LF and AS-AQ) in tablets. The optimal separation was achieved using an isocratic elution of methanol-ammonium formate buffer (pH 2.8; 10mM) (82.5: 17.5, v/v) at 0.6ml/min through a C18 column (100mm×3.5mm, 3.5 μm) thermostated at 25°C. After a successful validation stage based on the total error approach, the method was applied to determine the content of AM/LF or AS/AQ in seven brands of antimalarial tablets currently marketed in West, Central and East Africa. Satisfying results were obtained compared to the claimed contents. [less ▲]

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See detailLa mise en abyme comme procédé comique
Saint-Amand, Denis ULg

Conference (2015, January 17)

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See detailAcheter, cuisiner, transmettre. Diversification des choix alimentaires des familles marocaines en contexte migratoire.
Mescoli, Elsa ULg

Conference (2015, January 16)

Les études autour des cultures alimentaires contemporaines, menées dans le cadre de différentes disciplines, mettent en évidence le dynamisme interne et interrelationnels qui caractérise les gastronomies ... [more ▼]

Les études autour des cultures alimentaires contemporaines, menées dans le cadre de différentes disciplines, mettent en évidence le dynamisme interne et interrelationnels qui caractérise les gastronomies, plutôt qu’une « pureté » et « immobilisme » originels (La Cecla, 1998). Cependant, lorsqu’il s’agit d’analyser le rapport entre alimentation et migration, une essentialisation des habitudes se produit. Celles des migrants sont souvent considérées comme résistantes au changement, et elles deviennent les indicateurs de la disposition à « s’intégrer » à la société locale. Dans ce contexte discursif, où différentes règles interagissent en déterminant l’inclusion ou l’exclusion des individus de certains groupes (la communauté majoritaire, la collectivité « saine » etc.), les familles issues de la migration vivent et exercent leur quotidien alimentaire. Bricoler avec ces règles surdéterminées leur permet d’exprimer une créativité qui se met en œuvre à plusieurs niveaux : celui de l’approvisionnement, celui de la préparation des repas, celui de la transmission des savoir-faire entre les générations. Cette communication vise à présenter les données collectées au cours d’un travail de terrain ethnographique mené pendant dix-huit mois au milieu d’un groupe de femmes marocaines résidentes dans la province de Milan en Italie. Observations et entretiens ont été conduits à la fois dans les maisons et les espaces publics. Ils portaient sur les (micro)pratiques alimentaires entendues comme facteurs centraux dans la définition du soi, suivant une approche praxéologique à la subjectivation (Warnier, 2001). Grâce à cette analyse, il sera possible de constater qu’une culture alimentaire composite se redéfinit au niveau familial, bien qu’elle ne soit pas exemptée de l’effet de dynamiques culturelles, sociales, économiques et politiques plus amples et apparemment structurantes. On assiste à une diversification des pratiques. D’un côté, avec leurs déplacements pour faire leurs achats, femmes et hommes dessinent des chorégraphies complexes à l’intérieur de la ville, et ils engagent aussi une circulation transnationale des biens alimentaires. De l’autre côté, mères et filles puisent de savoirs différents pour faire face à leurs exigences, en s’appuyant sur une pluralité d’outils (mémoire incorporée, bouche à oreille, livres de recettes, internet). Ainsi, les familles continuent d’effectuer un choix actif en matière d’alimentation. L’analyse sera accompagnée par des supports visuels. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Impact of Employee-Employer Relationships on Domestic Worker’s Achievement of Transnational Family-Work Balance
Vivas Romero, Maria ULg

Conference (2015, January 16)

While the average mainstream woman’s daily commute to work is 28 minutes, the ageing Peruvian domestic workers I have followed for the past year, crossed the Atlantic ocean 12 years ago for jobs in ... [more ▼]

While the average mainstream woman’s daily commute to work is 28 minutes, the ageing Peruvian domestic workers I have followed for the past year, crossed the Atlantic ocean 12 years ago for jobs in Europe’s capital. They found in Brussels the opportunity to be employed either in the informal or formal domestic sector while they continued to cope with their transnational obligations as spouses, daughters, and mothers. Transnational family and Global Care Chains literature have examined the consequences of migrant domestic workers’ double role as mothers and workers abroad. My contribution takes the discussion one step further and examines how, in spite of their disadvantaged position within the global division of labor, these women manage to informally negotiate a transnational family-work balance. My analysis, based on the life-stories of two ageing Peruvian women, suggests that domestic-workers’ success in their negotiations for transnational family-work balance simultaneously depends on three factors: 1- their gender, race, and class positioning within the migratory, care, and welfare regimes of sending and receiving states, 2- their ability to circulate familial care transnationally through the different stages in their life-course, 3- the business or personalized relationship that they established through their life-course with their employers. Furthermore, this analysis shows that employers are key actors in domestic workers’ negotiation, not only of a family-work balance, but also simply for social protection, especially in their old age. Finally, I suggest that the analysis of these complex employer-employee negotiations may allows us to see how these particular domestic workers are taking small steps to professionalize their work while paving the way to erase the historical vestiges associated with it. [less ▲]

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