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See detailActive Network Management for Electrical Distribution Systems
Gemine, Quentin ULg

Doctoral thesis (2016)

With the increasing share of renewable and distributed generation in electrical distribution systems, Active Network Management (ANM) has become a valuable option for a distribution system operator to ... [more ▼]

With the increasing share of renewable and distributed generation in electrical distribution systems, Active Network Management (ANM) has become a valuable option for a distribution system operator to operate his system in a secure and cost-effective way without relying solely on network reinforcement. ANM strategies are short-term policies that control the power injected by generators and/or taken off by loads in order to avoid congestion or voltage issues. While simple ANM strategies consist of curtailing temporary excess generation, more advanced strategies instead attempt to move the consumption of loads to anticipated periods of high renewable generation. Such advanced strategies mean that the system operator has to solve large-scale optimal sequential decision-making problems under uncertainty. The problems are sequential for several reasons. For example, decisions taken at a given moment constrain the future decisions that can be taken, and decisions should be communicated to the system’s actors sufficiently in advance to give them enough time for implementation. Uncertainty must be explicitly accounted for because neither demand nor generation can be accurately forecasted. This dissertation presents various research contributions about ANM for distribution systems. These contributions range from the motivation of using a framework of sequential decision-making under uncertainty to the study of computational methods that implement ANM strategies. A particular emphasis is placed on the formulation of the problem, which ultimately falls within the class of Markov decision processes. The modeling of stochasticity is explored and a novel approach that relies on a Gaussian Mixture Model is presented. Computational methods including several relaxations and approximations of multi-period and multi-scenario extensions of the optimal power flow problem with discrete decision variables were considered. [less ▲]

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See detailNeuropathies externes, canalaires et sportives
WANG, François-Charles ULg

Learning material (2016)

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See detailSommes-nous encore en démocratie?
Debras, François ULg; Verjans, Pierre ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2016)

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See detailEtude de la régulation de l'expression de l'opéron ftsW-psr-pbp5 chez Enterococcus hirae
Maréchal, Maxime ULg

Doctoral thesis (2016)

Les entérocoques sont des microorganismes commensaux du tractus digestif de la plupart des animaux mais sont également des pathogènes opportunistes. Lorsque les entérocoques sont associés à une infection ... [more ▼]

Les entérocoques sont des microorganismes commensaux du tractus digestif de la plupart des animaux mais sont également des pathogènes opportunistes. Lorsque les entérocoques sont associés à une infection, la sélection d’un traitement antibiotique adéquat peut s’avérer difficile. Cela est dû à la résistance, intrinsèque ou acquise, des entérocoques à de nombreux antibiotiques. Dans ce travail, nous nous sommes intéressés à leur résistance intrinsèque aux β-lactamines. Un des mécanismes de résistance envers ces antibiotiques est la production d’un PBP de faible affinité. Cependant, le facteur responsable de la surproduction de cette protéine chez les souches présentant un niveau de résistance plus élevé n’est pas encore connu. Ce travail avait pour objectif principal de contribuer à une meilleure compréhension du mécanisme moléculaire responsable de la résistance aux β-lactamines et d’établir le rôle de l’opéron ftsWpsr-pbp5 chez Enterococcus hirae. La première partie de ce travail a été focalisée sur les protéines codées par les gènes ftsW, psr et pbp5. La publication du premier génome d’E. hirae ATCC9790 nous a permis d’identifier et situer dans le génome d’autres gènes codant pour des protéines de la même famille (SEDS pour FtsW, LCP pour Psr, et les autres PBPs pour PBP5). Nous avons produit et purifié ces différentes protéines avec pour visée principale la possibilité d’obtenir des anticorps spécifiques pouvant servir à localiser les protéines au sein de la cellule d’E. hirae. Nous avons établi que la protéine Psr lie le peptidoglycane, se localise avec PBP5 au niveau du site de division et possède des caractéristiques en accord avec une fonction similaire à celle proposée pour d’autres protéines LCP. La seconde partie du travail était axée sur la sélection et l’étude de nouveaux mutants hyperrésistants aux β-lactamines. L’analyse de leur physiologie, de l’expression du PBP5 et de l’environnement génétique du gène pbp5 chez chacun d’eux a été réalisée. Le séquençage du génome de deux mutants a été effectué afin de pouvoir identifier les mutations présentes permettant leur résistance. Des analyses de la force promotrice des séquences en amont de chaque gène de l’opéron ftsW-psr-pbp5 d’E. hirae ont été menées en utilisant le gène rapporteur de la luciférase de luciole. Ces expériences et les mutations observées chez les mutants, nous ont permis d’identifier des éléments régulateurs qui ont une influence sur l’expression de l’opéron ftsW-psr-pbp5. [less ▲]

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See detailQuantum fidelity of symmetric multipartite states
Neven, Antoine ULg; Mathonet, Pierre ULg; Gühne, Otfried et al

in Physical Review A (2016), 94

For two symmetric quantum states one may be interested in maximizing the overlap under local operations applied to one of them. The question arises whether the maximal overlap can be obtained by applying ... [more ▼]

For two symmetric quantum states one may be interested in maximizing the overlap under local operations applied to one of them. The question arises whether the maximal overlap can be obtained by applying the same local operation to each party. We show that for two symmetric multiqubit states and local unitary transformations this is the case; the maximal overlap can be reached by applying the same unitary matrix everywhere. For local invertible operations (stochastic local operations assisted by classical communication equivalence), however, we present counterexamples, demonstrating that considering the same operation everywhere is not enough. [less ▲]

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See detailLes jeux vidéo : un modèle théorique pour la narration transmédia ?
Barnabé, Fanny ULg

Scientific conference (2016, November 28)

Les jeux vidéo peuvent-ils raconter des histoires ? Et, si c’est le cas, quelles sont leurs spécificités narratives ? Ces questions ont longtemps posé problème dans le champ des game studies, car les ... [more ▼]

Les jeux vidéo peuvent-ils raconter des histoires ? Et, si c’est le cas, quelles sont leurs spécificités narratives ? Ces questions ont longtemps posé problème dans le champ des game studies, car les conceptions traditionnelles du « récit » ne permettent pas de décrire de manière satisfaisante les modes de narration propres au médium vidéoludique. Or, à ce titre, le jeu vidéo n’est pas sans rappeler le transmédia : loin de ne représenter les histoires que sous la forme de suites linéaires d’événements, ces deux formats semblent plutôt organiser leur narration en architectures complexes, que nous appellerons des « univers fictionnels ». [less ▲]

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See detailInterfacial and foaming properties of five commercial dairy products and two types of proteose-peptone fractions
Ripollés, D.; Parrón, J.A.; Petrut, R. et al

Poster (2016, November 28)

Functional properties of surfactants contained in dairy products, like emulsifying, foaming and wetting properties, result from their capacity to reduce the surface tension by adsorption and formation of ... [more ▼]

Functional properties of surfactants contained in dairy products, like emulsifying, foaming and wetting properties, result from their capacity to reduce the surface tension by adsorption and formation of cohesive films at the interface. A wide variety of techniques have been developed to determine surface tension, but those that give dynamic measurements, rather than equilibrium measurements of surface tension, are more suitable to study functional properties. Furthermore, the surface activity of surfactants depends on the mechanical properties of the films that are formed at the interface, which are strongly influenced by the intramolecular interactions established. The aim of this study was to investigate the kinetics of adsorption, mechanical properties of monolayer films and foaming properties of five different commercial dairy products (whey protein concentrate (WPC), buttermilk, butter serum and two skimmed milks) and two proteose-peptone fractions. [less ▲]

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See detailLa zircone en prothèse dentaire et implantaire
MAINJOT, Amélie ULg

Conference (2016, November 28)

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See detailViral glycoprotein gp150 promotes sexual transmission of Murid Herpesvirus-4
Zeippen, Caroline ULg; Javaux, Justine ULg; Xiao, Xue ULg et al

Poster (2016, November 28)

Gammaherpesviruses are important pathogens in human and veterinary medicine. During co-evolution with their hosts, they developed many strategies allowing them to shed infectious particles in presence of ... [more ▼]

Gammaherpesviruses are important pathogens in human and veterinary medicine. During co-evolution with their hosts, they developed many strategies allowing them to shed infectious particles in presence of immune response. Understanding these strategies is likely to be important to control infection. Interestingly, we recently observed that Murid herpesvirus 4 (MuHV-4), a gammaherpesvirus infecting laboratory mice, could be sexually transmitted between mice. This model offers therefore the opportunity to understand the mechanisms underlying natural transmission. Some of these mechanisms could rely on the glycoprotein 150 (gp150), which could limit virus neutralization and promote the release of infectious particles from cells. In this study, we tested therefore the importance of gp150 in the context of MuHV-4 sexual transmission. Briefly, female mice were infected with WT or gp150- strains expressing luciferase. They were imaged with an in vivo imaging system to follow infection. When lytic replication was observed in the genital tract, infected females were mated with naïve males to compare the capacity of transmission of the two strains. Our results show that, while the gp150- strain has no deficit in reaching and replicating in the female genital tract, it displays a major deficit of sexual transmission in comparison with WT virions. Interestingly, this deficit appears to reflect a deficit of virions release from vaginal epithelial cells. Altogether, our results show that, while gp150 is not required for efficient dissemination and maintenance of MuHV-4 within its host, it is essential for efficient transmission, by promoting the releasing of infectious particles from the mucosal cells. [less ▲]

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See detailLesbians and gay men accessing parenthood: opportunities and challenges
Scali, Thérèse ULg

Scientific conference (2016, November 28)

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See detailLes nouveaux céramiques hybrides usinables : vont-ils révolutionner notre pratique ?
MAINJOT, Amélie ULg

Conference (2016, November 26)

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See detailThe EU’s geo-blocking Regulation proposal and its impact on the coherence of EU e-commerce regulation
Van Cleynenbreugel, Pieter ULg

Scientific conference (2016, November 26)

This presentation analyses and contextualises the EU's proposed geo-blocking regulation and its relationship to EU e-commerce legislation. It is addressed to an audience of cyberspace and e-law lawyers ... [more ▼]

This presentation analyses and contextualises the EU's proposed geo-blocking regulation and its relationship to EU e-commerce legislation. It is addressed to an audience of cyberspace and e-law lawyers and takes place in an ecommerce panel. Questions to be discussed concern the approach taken by the EU in tackling the challenges of e-commerce. [less ▲]

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See detailReturn to play after injection of PRP to treat tendinopathies
Kaux, Jean-François ULg

Conference (2016, November 26)

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See detailLa littérature (d’Armel Job) : l’histoire en suspens et l’être mis à nu
Cormann, Grégory ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2016)

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See detailCorrection of inertial oscillations by assimilation of HFradar data in a model of the Ligurian Sea
Vandenbulcke, Luc ULg; Barth, Alexander ULg; Beckers, Jean-Marie ULg

in Ocean Dynamics (2016)

This article aims at analyzing if high-frequency radar observations of surface currents allow to improve model forecasts in the Ligurian Sea, where inertial oscillations are a dominant feature. An ... [more ▼]

This article aims at analyzing if high-frequency radar observations of surface currents allow to improve model forecasts in the Ligurian Sea, where inertial oscillations are a dominant feature. An ensemble of ROMS models covering the Ligurian Sea, and nested in the Mediterranean Forecasting System, is coupled with two WERA high-frequency radars. A sensitivity study allows to determine optimal parameters for the ensemble filter. By assimilating observations in a single point, the obtained correction shows that the forecast error covariance matrix represents the inertial oscillations, as well as large- and meso-scale processes. Furthermore, it is shown that the velocity observations can correct the phase and amplitude of the inertial oscillations. Observations are shown to have a strong effect during approximately half a day, which confirms the importance of using a high temporal observation frequency. In general, data assimilation of HF radar observations leads to a skill score of about 30 % for the forecasts of surface velocity. [less ▲]

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See detailLa médecine générale en mutation : perspectives sociologiques
Slomian, Cynthia ULg

Conference (2016, November 26)

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