Yves Vandermeeren

Neurology, Rehabilitation Medicine and Physiology


Pr Yves VandermeerenProf. Yves Vandermeeren MD, PhD

CHU UCL Namur, Site Godinne, Department of Neurology

Member of the Institute Of NeuroScience (IONS), UCLouvain

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Expertise and research interests

Motor learning, robotics, fMRI and non-invasive brain stimualtion to enhance post-stroke recovery

Research projects

   In collaboration with UNamur

  • ONGOING Nervus Terminalis : exploration anatomique du nerf crânien oublié chez l’humain. Ongoing PhD thesis by Clotilde de Dorlodot. Joint PhD programme at UCLouvain (Prof. Yves Vandermeeren) and UNamur (Prof. Pierre Garin). Supported by the Fondation Mont-Godinne 2023. 
 
  • ONGOING Proximal and distal bimanual motor skill learning in acute stroke. Ongoing PhD thesis by Coralie van Ravestyn. Under the supervision of Prof. Yves Vandermeeren, CHU UCL Namur. Supported by FSR UCLouvain 2023.
  • ONGOING Motor learning in acute stroke. Ongoing PhD thesis by Eloïse Gerardin. Under the supervision of Prof. Yves Vandermeeren, CHU UCL Namur. Supported by the FNRS-PDR.
  • Motor learning and retention of bimanual cooperation skills in healthy subjectsand stroke patients: exploration of neural substrates by functional neuroimaging and enhancement through neuromodulation. Post-doctorate Clinical Master Specialist (FNRS). Prof. Yves Vandermeeren, CHU UCL Namur. Promoter: Prof. Thierry Lejeune, Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc (2020-2021).
  • Validation clinique et étude d’efficacité clinique de RobiGame, jeu sérieux intelligent intégrés aux robots de rééducation du membre supérieur dédiés aux troubles moteurs et attentionnels des patients cérébrolésés. Prof. Yves Vandermeeren, CHU UCL Namur and Prof. Thierry Lejeune, Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc. Supported by FSR UCLouvain (2019-2021).

Selected publications

Gerardin E, Regnier M, Dricot L, Lambert J, van Ravestyn C, De Coene B, Bihin B, Lindberg P, Vandermeeren Y. Dexterity in the Acute Phase of Stroke: Impairments and Neural Substrates. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2024 Feb 8:15459683241230029.

Riga A, Gathy E, Ghinet M, De Laet C, Bihin B, Regnier M, Leeuwerck M, De Coene B, Dricot L, Herman B, Edwards MG, Vandermeeren Y. Evidence of Motor Skill Learning in Acute Stroke Patients Without Lesions to the Thalamus and Internal Capsule. Stroke. 2022 Jul;53(7):2361-2368.

Gerardin E, Bontemps D, Babuin NT, Herman B, Denis A, Bihin B, Regnier M, Leeuwerck M, Deltombe T, Riga A, Vandermeeren Y. Bimanual motor skill learning with robotics in chronic stroke: comparison between minimally impaired and moderately impaired patients, and healthy individuals. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2022 Mar 17;19(1):28.

De Laet C, Herman B, Riga A, Bihin B, Regnier M, Leeuwerck M, Raymackers JM, Vandermeeren Y. Bimanual motor skill learning after stroke: Combining robotics and anodal tDCS over the undamaged hemisphere: An exploratory study. Front Neurol. 2022 Aug 18;13:882225.

Yeganeh Doost M, Herman B, Denis A, Sapin J, Galinski D, Riga A, Laloux P, Bihin B, Vandermeeren Y. Bimanual motor skill learning and robotic assistance for chronic hemiparetic stroke: a randomized controlled trial. Neural Regen Res. 2021 Aug;16(8):1566-1573.

Baguma M, Yeganeh Doost M, Riga A, Laloux P, Bihin B, Vandermeeren Y. Preserved motor skill learning in acute stroke patients. Acta Neurol Belg. 2020 Apr;120(2):365-374.

Doost MY, Orban de Xivry JJ, Herman B, Vanthournhout L, Riga A, Bihin B, Jamart J, Laloux P, Raymackers JM, Vandermeeren Y. Learning a Bimanual Cooperative Skill in Chronic Stroke Under Noninvasive Brain Stimulation: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2019 Jun;33(6):486-498.

Yeganeh Doost M, Orban de Xivry JJ, Bihin B, Vandermeeren Y. Two Processes in Early Bimanual Motor Skill Learning. Front Hum Neurosci. 2017 Dec 20;11:618.

Lefebvre S, Dricot L, Laloux P, Desfontaines P, Evrard F, Peeters A, Jamart J, Vandermeeren Y. Increased functional connectivity one week after motor learning and tDCS in stroke patients. Neuroscience. 2017 Jan 6;340:424-435.

Baguma M, Younan N, London F, Ossemann M, Vandermeeren Y. Contrast-associated transient cortical blindness: three cases with MRI and electrophysiology findings. Acta Neurol Belg. 2017 Mar;117(1):195-199.

Contact

yves.vandermeeren@chuuclnamur.uclouvain.be