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Model predicts arrival time of ships
Predicting the arrival time of a ship is not self-evident. Because of unforeseen circumstances a ship often arrives later than the estimated time of arrival (ETA). This impedes the organisation of activities at seaport terminals and for hinterland transport. Claudia Pani (Faculty of Applied Economics) searched for a method to predict the ETA more accurately.
UHasselt honours Prof Van Broeckhoven with honorary degree
On the 28th of May, the University of Hasselt will confer an honorary degree upon Prof Christine Van Broeckhoven. Following this year's theme 'Think global, connect local' she will be honoured for her development of knowledge that crosses boundaries and creates local opportunities.
UAntwerp develops novel drugs against parasitic diseases
A new international consortium is joining forces to develop novel drugs against parasites. The 4-year EU-funded project is called 'PDE4NPD': PhosphoDiEsterase inhibitors for Neglected Parasitic Diseases.
MD Consult cancelled
The medical database MD Consult is cancelled by the publisher.
"With the right medication we can travel to Mars"
Aurélie Weerts (University of Antwerp) went in search of a medication for space sickness together with ESA and NASA.
Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems
The research group PLECO (UAntwerp) is heavily implicated in AnaEE (Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems), a major European research infrastructure project on the ESFRI roadmap.
Eye on Palestine
Diana Allan, anthropologist and filmmaker, will give a keynote lecture on the Nakba Archive. The Nakba Archive is an oral history collective established in Lebanon in 2002. This lecture is part of the arts and film festival, Eye on Palestine.
Announcing CityLAB II
OASeS and CSG co-organise the second edition of CityLAB, the Urban Studies Summer School, 16-20 June 2014, in partnership with TPR and the faculty of Design Sciences.
Rwanda, twenty years after the genocide
Prof Filip Reyntjens writes about twenty years after the genocide in Rwanda.
From 24 March until 24 April 2014 the Library runs a trial access to Dantweb.
Official Launch of Research Platform in Uganda
On 20 February 2014 the two VLIR-UOS research platforms in Uganda were officially launched at the Uganda Christian University in Mukono.
NEPS MEDAL for the best publication in Peace Science
Prof Marijke Verpoorten (Institute for Development Policy and Management IOB and University of Antwerp Political Geography) wins publication award with 'Detecting hidden violence: The spatial distribution of excess mortality in Rwanda'.
New: Jstor Arts & Sciences XI Collection
The Library of the University of Antwerp participates in the Jstor Arts & Sciences XI Collection.
Dr Christine Manyando and Professor Jean-Pierre Van geertruyden (International Health Unit) discuss the developments that have seen cotrimoxazole evolve from an effective antibiotic for HIV-infected individuals into a potential weapon in the fight against malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. (On: researchmedia.eu)
Antwerp researchers identify autism gene
A 25-year-old PhD student Céline Helsmoortel (UAntwerp) has stumbled upon a gene that can cause autism in the case of mutations. (In: Flanders Today)