Doctoraatssymposium - PhD Symposium 17/03/2016

The bi-annual PhD Symposium 2016 of the faculty of Sciences took place on March 17, 2016 in Campus Ledeganck.
PhD students of the faculty presented their research in a series of short talks:

PhD Student Title of presentation (incl. link to video recording) Department
Dajo Smet Hormone balances in seedling development: the power of imaging Physiology
Leen Catrysse A20 and obesity, new insights on immunometabolism Molecular Biomedical Research
Jessy Praet

Reversing bumblebee declines: a microbiome approach
(video not available)

Biochemistry and Microbiology
Nienke Besbrugge GSyellow: a swiss-knife TAP tag for  functional analysis of protein complexes in plants Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
Eduardo Bolea-Fernandez ICP - mass spectrometry as a versatile tool for the determination of ultra-trace amounts and isotopic analysis of metals and metalloids (video not available) Analytical Chemistry
Kevin Roeleveld Condensation versus chain-growth polymerized ionic liquids as high temperature stable stationary phase in gas chromatography Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry
Biadgilgn Demissie Did recent land rehabilitation impact ephemeral stream morphodynamics in the marginal grabens of the Ethiopia Rift Valley? Geography
Irena Nevjestic and Hannes Depauw Breathing of V-doped MIL-53(Al) monitored in situ by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and X-ray diffraction Solid State Sciences
Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
Jonathan Leliaert Creep turns linear in narrow ferromagnetic nanostrips Solid State Sciences
Bert Vandenbroucke The origins of the faintest galaxies Physics and Astronomy
Tanja Milotić Germination and establishment of grassland seeds following endozoochory: consequences for dispersal success Biology
Tom Bultreys Storing CO2 in underground rock formations: a study on the flow of fluids through the pores of rocks Geology
Anurag Bishnoi Zeros of a polynomial in a finite grid Mathematics
Sjouke Vandenberghe and Johan Steen Opening the black box: statistical challenges when inferring causal pathways from data Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics

Closing Talk:
Prof Dr Louise Ryan

Statistics and big data

Other PhD students presented their research by means of postersessions. An overview of all the posters can be found here.

Afterwards, a networking reception was offered.