Discover all EOS projects involving teams from ULB

The Excellence of Science (EOS) is a four years program, funded by the F.R.S.-FNRS for the Fédération Walllonie-Bruxelles and by the FWO for the Flemish Community.

In 2017, 38 projects were selected and supported for a total amount of 120 millions euros.

For the 2018-2021 program, ULB's research teams are leaders for 5 projects and partners for 17 more.

2018-2021 program

ULB is coordinator of the following projects:

ET-HOME: habitability on Mars and Earth

Evolution and Tracers of Habitability on Mars and the Earth

Project ET-HOME intends to gain insight into the habitability of early Earth as well as past and present Mars. Summary.

Evaluate the individual well-being with economics measures

Individual Welfare Analysis based on Behavioural Economics

Researchers aim at developing the methodological tools for analyzing individual well-being, based on Behavioural Economics

INTERACT: solidification processes and properties of alkali-activated material

INTERdisciplinary multiscale Assessment of a new generation of Concrete with alkali activated maTerials

The research will provide in-depth understanding on the fundamental mechanism of the solidification processes of alkali-activated material (AAMs). Summary.

Symplectic geometry meets differential geometry

Symplectic Techniques in Differential Geometry

The central theme of this project is the application of techniques and ideas from symplectic geometry to resolve problems in differential geometry. Summary.

MEMODYN: the journey of a memory

The journey of a memory: dynamics of learning and consolidation in maturation and ageing

The MEMODYN project investigates the dynamic setting of the memory, especially the two key process that are learning and consolidation. Summary.

ULB is partner of the following projects:

B-MAGIC: the Magic Lantern, first visual mass medium

The Magic Lantern and its Cultural Impact as Visual Mass Medium in Belgium (1830-1940)

B-Magic project is a history of the magic lantern —a precursor to the projector— as a mass medium in Belgium. Summary.

Biofact: towards sustainable chemistry

Bio based factory: Sustainable chemistry from wood

The aim of the "Biofact" project is to transform lignin, currently mostly under-exploited, into high-value chemicals, and therefore switch to wood as a viable alternative to fossil sources traditionally used. Summary.

CHARMING: exploit carbon nanomaterials for biomedical use

Carbon nanomaterial enHanced opticAl fibRes for bioMedical Imaging and seNsinG

The overall objective of CHARMING project is to explore some charactéristics of 2D and 1D carbon nanomaterials for applications in the field of biomedical sensing and imaging. Summary.

CliPS: pollinators and climate change

Climate change and effect on Pollination Services (CliPS)

The project focus on understanding the impact of climate change on pollinators (such as bees) and their services forms. Summary.

CRUMBEL: people in Belgium between 3000 BC and 700 AD

Cremations, Urns and Mobility – Ancient population dynamics in Belgium

The project proposes to study the collections of cremated bone found in Belgium, to improve the current understanding of how people lived in Belgium between 3000 BC and 700 AD. Summary.

PARAMOUR: natural interactions and external forcing on climate

Decadal to centennial Predictability and vAriability of polar climate: the Role of AtMosphere- Ocean-cryosphere mUltiscale inteRactions

The project aims at revealing fundamental drivers of climate variability and assessing the predictability in high-latitudes. Summary.

NITROPLAS: formation of non thermal plasmas

Experimental and theoretical study of the fundamental mechanisms of nitrogen fixation by plasma and plasma-catalysis: towards the development of novel, environmentally friendly and efficient processes

The project aims at acquiring in depth understanding of the Nitrogen fixation mechanisms in non thermal plasmas. Summary.

2Dto3D: polymorphism of cristal structures

From 2D to 3D crystals: a multi-scale, multi-technique and multi-system approach of the crystallization of organic molecules

Polymorphism is the occurrence of two or more crystal structures for a given molecule. The project ‘2Dto3D’ will address unanswered questions in this field. Summary.

Cancer: fertility preservation in young patients

Fundamental and translational research on ovarian tissue and oocytes for fertility preservation in children and young women with cancer

This research project intends to optimise individual approaches for each patient who wants to remain fertile; another goal is to better understand how treatments are toxic to ovaries. Summary.

EVEREST: studying the heaviest chemical elements

hEaVy Element REsearch for nuclear, atomic and astrophysics STudies

The project will study experimentally the heaviest chemical elements of Mendeleev's table form. Summary.

MODEL-IDI: cell death and consequences

MOlecular mechanisms of cellular DEath and Life decisions in Inflammation, Degeneration and Infection

“MODEL-IDI” aims at performing fundamental research on cell death and cell survival regulation and their consequences on the onset/progression of diseases. Summary.

MUSEWINET: the next generation of mobile data networks

MUlti-SErvice WIreless NETwork

Wireless networks and devices have entered the daily life of citizens since a few decades now Engineers and scientists are currently designing the next generation of mobile data networks.  Summary.

Pyramids and Progress: Egyptology in Belgium

Pyramids and Progress: Belgian expansionism and the making of Egyptology, 1830-1952

In the 1930s Brussels was occasionally even referred to as ‘the capital of Egyptology'. The project "Pyramids and Progress" investigates how this remarkable development unfolded within the context of Belgian industrial and political expansionism towards Egypt. Summary.

RepResent: challenging representative democracies

Representation and Democratic Resentment

Are existing democracies still representative? The project RepResent takes this claims serious by empirically examining the relationship between popular democratic resentment and the functioning of representation. Summary.

SYNET: Nerve cells connections in the brain

Temporal and spatial control of synaptic patterning: from basic mechanisms to human-specific innovations and diseases

The project proposes to uncover still unknown mechanisms of what controls where and when synapses are made specifically between nerve cells. Summary.

The H boson and its mysteries

The H boson gateway to physics beyond the Standard Model

The objective of the projec is to use the H boson, discovered in 2012, as a probe of still largely unexplored territories beyond the standard model. Summary.

Verifying machine learning

Verifying Learning Artificial Intelligence Systems

As technology is progressing faster, humans are still lacking the tools to systematically obtain strong guarantees - about their safety, privacy, etc. - from the intelligent software that serves them. A solution could be computer aided verification. Summary.

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Updated on February 22, 2019