Universities & teams

Universities having research projects supported by the Q.E.M.F.


Q.E.M.F. funded research projects

Projects 2017–2019



Prof. dr. Luc Leybaert, MD, PhD

Exploring the role of astroglial Cx43 hemichannels as therapeutic targets in stroke


Prof. dr. Geert van Loo, PhD

Microglia, inflammasomes and multiple sclerosis


Prof. dr. Kristl Vonck

The role of locus coeruleus noradrenergic neurons in the mechanism of vagus nerve stimulation and the effect of selective activation of these neurons in epilepsy



Prof. dr. Vincent Timmerman, PhD

Unravelling the novel molecular pathways contributing to distal hereditary motor neuropathy caused by mutant HSPB8 with the aim to identify potential therapeutic targets



Prof. dr. Dimitri De Bundel, PhD

Chemogenetic interrrogation of neuromedin U involvement in stress-induced psychopathology



Prof. dr. Benoit Vanhollebeke, PhD

Organ-wide analysis of brain neurovascular communication in real-time and at single-cell resolution

KU Leuven

Prof. dr. Veerle Baekelandt, PhD

The role of alpha-synuclein aggregation, spreading and neuroinflammation in Parkinson's disease and related disorders


Prof. dr. eng. Simon De Meyer

Neutrophil extracellular traps: novel targets for neuroprotection in stroke


Prof. dr. Bart De Strooper, MD, PhD

The study of the initial cellular phase of Alzheimer’s disease


Prof. An Goris, PhD

Unraveling the BAFF pathway towards targeted treatment of multiple sclerosis


Prof. dr. Wim Vandenberghe, MD. PhD

LRRK2, Rab10 and mitochondrial quality control in Parkinsons’s disease


Prof. dr. Peter Vangheluwe, PhD

Neuroprotection by lysosomal transport mechanisms in Parkinson's disease


Prof. dr. Catherine Verfaillie

Unraveling the role of TREM2 mutations in Alzheimer's disease using human Pluripotent Stem Cells


Prof. Thomas Voets

Unraveling the role of TRMP3 in neuropathic and inflammatory pain


Prof. Fadel Tissir, PhD

Development and malformations of the cerebral cortex: role of the diaphanous 3 gene


Dr. Laurent Nguyen, PhD

Deciphering the role of protein ubiquitination in human cortical malformation and hearing impairment


Previous research projects