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Jury of the Charcot Fund 2019

for the Belgian Charcot Foundation

  • Prof. Dr. Christian Sindic (President), Professor Emeritus of UCL
  • for the Belgian Study Group for MS

  • Dr. Pierrette Seeldrayers (President), Honorary Head of the Department of Neurology at CHU Charleroi
  • for the scientific committee of the Belgian Charcot Foundation

  • Prof. Dr. Alain Maertens de Noordhout, Head of Department of Neurology of CHR Citadelle Liège.
  • Prof. Dr.  Alex Michotte, Professor of Neuroanatomy at the Faculty of Medicine of the VUB. Head of Clinic Department of Neurology and Anatomo-Pathology of UZ Brussel.
  • the international expert

  • Prof. Dr. Gilles Edan, Professor of Neurology, Head of the Neurosciences Cluster at the Pontchaillou University Hospital in Rennes (France)
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Charcot Fund 2019 : € 500,504 For multiple sclerosis fundamental research

Grant

€ 45,530

Prof. Dr. Muriel Moser and Dr. Isabel Vogel

The project

Exploring the effect of CD27/CD70 costimulation on Th17 vs. Treg cells during autoimmunity
ULB
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Grant

€ 40,000 € / 2 years

Dr. Tim Vanmierlo, Prof. Daniel van den Hove and Mrs Assia Tiane

The project

The epigenetic signature of myelin genes as an innovative biomarker for progressive multiple sclerosis
UHasselt
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Grant

€ 54,550 / 2 years

Prof. Tom Vanden Berghe and Prof. Peter Vandenabeele

The project

Therapeutic exploration of novel inhibitors of biological rust in multiple sclerosis
UGent
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Grant

€ 45.000 / 2 years

Dr. Judith Fraussen and Prof. Veerle Somers

The project

Age-associated B cells as therapeutic targets in MS
BIOMED- UHasselt
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Grant

€ 42,000 / 2 years

Dr. Guy Laureys, Prof. Veerle Somers and Dr. Judith Fraussen

The project

Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) in MS: a role for B cells?
UZ Gent and UHasselt-BIOMED
Detail of the grant

Grant

€ 53,000 / 2 years

Prof. Jerome Hendriks, Prof. Johan Swinnen and Dr. Jeroen Bogie

The project

Boosting lesion repair in multiple sclerosis by preventing lipid overload in phagocytes
BIOMED- UHasselt
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Grant

€ 40,000 € / 2 years

Prof. Anne des Rieux

The project

Remyelination stimulation by activin A delivery via MSC-derived extracellular vesicles.
UCLouvain
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Grant

€ 47,424 / 2 years

Dr. Inna Afonina and Prof. Rudi Beyaert

The project

Characterization of interleukin-33 (IL-33) as a potential therapeutic target in multiple sclerosis
VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research
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Grant

€ 40,000 / 2 years

Prof. An Goris and Prof. Patrick Matthys

The project

Characterization of regulatory B-cell subsets emerging in multiple sclerosis treatment
KU Leuven
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Grant

€ 43,000 / 2 years

Dr. Debbie Leblon and Prof. Peter Ponsaerts

The project

The development of a human iPSC-derived in vitro demyelination model for studying the effect of IL13-induced M2-activated macrophages and microglia
U Antwerpen
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Grant

€ 50,000 / 2 years

Prof. Anje Cauwels

The project

In vivo induction of tolerogenic Dendritic Cells via AcTaferon targeting
UGent / VIB
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