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Best poster price for NARILIS PhD student Mélanie Planque at the symposium "Trends in Food Analysis VIII"

The chemist Mélanie Planque works as a PhD student at the Health Department of the CER Groupe in Marloie. Her doctoral research focuses on the detection of food allergens by mass spectrometry in processed foodstuffs, with the aim to improve food labelling. This work is running in partnership with Prof. Thierry Arnould (UNamur, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology) and Prof. Patsy Renard (UNamur Mass Spectrometry platform). The project is supported by the Walloon region (ALLERMASS project – FIRST DoCA program).

NARILIS PhD student Félicien Hespeels wins the Audience Award at the interuniversity final of "My thesis in 180 seconds"

Félicien Hespeels is a 3rd year PhD student at the Laboratory of Analysis by Nuclear Reaction of the UNamur (Prof. Stéphane Lucas). On the 23rd of May, he won the Audience Award at the interuniversity final of "My thesis in 180 seconds", with his brilliant talk « De l’or contre le cancer ». Thomas Abbate (UMons) et Alexis Darras (ULg) were awarded the price of the jury.

NARILIS - SCK●CEN radiobiology poster in the spotlight of the 6th symposium on Medical Radioisotopes

Naomi Daems is a PhD student working in the field of radiobiology and nanomedicine. The aim of her PhD thesis is to develop a cancer theranostics platform based on the use of gold nanoparticles as radiosensitizers in therapeutic as well as diagnostic cancer applications. Naomi’s work focuses on the evaluation of the in vitro cytotoxicity of these gold nanoparticles on healthy cell types, which is crucial prior to move to clinical testing.

NARILIS researchers at the closing evening of the Télévie on Saturday 22 April 2017!

Like every year, the UNamur supported the Télévie campaign! A check of 20.100 EUR was handed over on Saturday 22 April 2017, during the Télévie closing evening on RTL. Prof. Martine Raes, UNamur Vice-Rector for Research, and Prof. Carine Michiels, promoter of 4 Télévie projects at the Department of Biology, along with 8 PhD students supported by the Télévie, took part in this charity event!

NARILIS PhD student Hélène Haguet wins the LEO Pharma Award "Cancer & Thrombosis"

Hélène Haguet's research focuses on the cardiovascular safety profile of new generation BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) administered to patients with chronic myeloid leukemia. This research project of the Namur Thrombosis & Hemostasis Center (NTHC) was initiated by Dr. Jonathan Douxfils. It involves both the Department of Pharmacy of the UNamur (Prof. Jean-Michel Dogné) and the Hematology Laboratory of the CHU UCL Namur (Prof. François Mullier).

NARILIS PhD student Mélanie Planque wins a Best Poster prize at the AOAC 2016 meeting!

Mélanie Planque, holder of a master's degree in chemistry, works as a PhD student within the Health Department of the CER Groupe in Marloie. Her doctoral research focuses on the detection of food allergens by mass spectrometry in processed foodstuffs, with the aim to improve food labelling. This project is running in partnership with Prof. Thierry Arnould from the Laboratory of Cellular Biochemistry and Biology (URBC) of the UNamur and is financed by the Walloon region (ALLERMASS project – FIRST DoCA program).

Best poster prize for NARILIS PhD student Marie-Ange Angladon at the Doctoral Interdisciplinary Training School 2016

Marie-Ange Angladon is a PhD student at the Department of Chemistry of UNamur, within the Laboratory of Physico-Chemical Informatics of Prof. Daniel Vercauteren. Her thesis research is directed towards the study of protein-lipids interactions using theoretical methods, and in particular aims at understanding the effect of membrane lipids on the structural and functional properties of the µ opioid receptor.

Best poster prize for NARILIS PhD student Kathleen Schmit at the 12th meeting of the FRS-FNRS Contact Group on oxidative stress and antioxidants

Kathleen Schmit is a PhD student at the Laboratory of Cellular Biology of UNamur (URBC), within the "TumHyp - Tumor Hypoxia" team of Professor Carine Michiels. She conducts research on the mechanisms underlying anticancer drug resistance, and in particular, on the role of TMEM45A in head and neck cancer resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs.