Laureates of the Charcot Funds

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Jury van het Charcot Fonds 2018

for the Belgian Charcot Foundation

  • Prof. Dr. Christian Sindic (President)
  • for the Belgian Study Group for MS

  • Dr. Pierrette Seeldrayers (President)
  • 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.
  • de international experts

  • Prof. Dr. Gilles Defer, Head of Department of Neurology, CHU de la Côte de Nacre, Caen, France
  • Prof. Juan Antonio Garcia Merino, Professor of Neurology Universidad Autonoma, Madrid, Spain

Charcot Fund 2018 : 303.005 € For multiple sclerosis fundamental research

Grant

€ 60,000 € / 2 years

Prof. Dr. Geert van Loo and Prof. Dr. Mohamed Lamkanfi

The project

Microglia inflammasome activation in MS pathology
VIB / UGent
Detail of the grant

Grant

€ 30,000 / 2 years

Prof. Dr. Peter Ponsaerts and Dr. Debbie Le Blon

The project

Application of human 3D brain organoids to evaluate the potency of interleukin 13 for modulation of detrimental microglia and macrophage immune responses
Laboratory of Experimental Hematology - UAntwerpen
Detail of the grant

Grant

€ 25,000

Prof. Dr. Niels Hellings, Prof. Dr. Anitha Ethirajan and Prof. Dr. Tanja Junkers

The project

Smart nanoparticles for bioimaging disease activity in progressive multiple sclerosis
BIOMED & Imo-Imomec - UHasselt
Detail of the grant

Grant

€ 39,000 / 2 years

Prof. Dr. Jerome Hendriks and Dr. Jeroen Bogie

The project

Fatty acid metabolism in control of the phenotype of foamy phagocytes in MS
BIOMED - UHasselt
Detail of the grant

Grant

€ 30,000 and € 30,000

Dr. Bieke Broux and Prof. Dr. Georges Leclercq

The project

Innate lymphoid cells in multiple sclerosis: implications of genetic risk variants
BIOMED/UHasselt and UGent
Detail of the grant

Grant

€ 30,000 / 2 years

Prof. Dr. Vincent van Pesch and his team

The project

The neuroinflammatory role of micro-RNAs in extracellular vesicles: biomarkers and therapeutic tools for the immune dysregulation in Multiple Sclerosis
Unit of Neurochemistry- Cliniques Universitaires St Luc
Detail of the grant

Grant

€ 59,005

Prof. Dr. Nathalie Cools

The project

Targeted tolerance in multiple sclerosis: Development of transgenic T cell receptor-engineered regulatory T cells recognizing myelin basic protein
Laboratorium voor Experimentele Hematologie- UAntwerpen
Detail of the grant

Grant

€ 40,000 / 2 years

Dr. Tim Vanmierlo

The project

Boosting second messengers – a novel approach to stimulate repair in MS
BIOMED- UHasselt
Detail of the grant