Projects and Grants

  • Personal mandates for PhD students and postdocs:
    • Tim Herpelinck (FWO-SB PhD fellowship, 2019-2022)
    • Yvenn Sermeus (FWO-SB PhD fellowship, 2019-2022, co-promoter)
    • Sebastien de Bournonville (FWO-SB PhD fellowship, 2017-2020)
    • Niki Loverdou (FRIA PhD fellowship, 2016-2019)
    • Johanna Bolander (FWO postdoc 2015-2018 – co-promoter)
    • Gabriella Nilsson-Hall (IWT PhD fellowship, 2014-2017 – co-promoter)
    • Johan Kerkhofs (FWO PhD fellowship, 2011-2015)
    • Aurélie Carlier (FWO postdoc 2014-2015, & FWO PhD fellowship, 2010-2014 – co-promoter)
  • EOS Excellence of Science in Belgium (2018-2021): ‘Join-t-against-Osteoarthritis – Preservation and repair of the joint: meeting the osteoarthritis challenge’ (Co-PI, PI Rik Lories), € 3.397.036,8 (€ 625.674,24 for U. Liège), ID: 30480119.
  • ERC Consolidator Grant (2018-2023): ‘INSITE – Development and use of an integrated in silico-in vitro mesofluidics system for tissue engineering’ (PI), € 2.161.750, ID: 772418.
  • Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) project (2018-2021): ‘CONnECTTIFy – A new era of virtual histology: novel contrast agents for 3D multi-tissue imaging using contrast-enhanced computed tomography’ (PI), € 517.000, ID: G088218N.
  • Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) project (2018-2021): ‘FWO-INSITE – Development and use of an integrated in silico – in vitro mesofluidics system for tissue engineering’ (PI), € 570.000, ID: G085018N
  • KU Leuven C2 (strategic basic research) (2017-2021): ‘ENIGMA – Developmental engineering: from mechanisms of action to manufacturing bone forming units’ (co-PI, PI : Geert Carmeliet), € 1.139.000.
  • Interreg NL-VL project (2016-2020): PROPEROS: PRinting PERsonalized orthopaedic implantS (co-PI, WP leader), € 4.585.000 (€ 775.000 for KU Leuven)
  • Marie Sklodowska Curie ETN training network (2017-2020): CARBON: Controlling Cartilage to Bone Transitions for Improved Treatment of Bone Defects and Osteoarthritis (co-PI, WP leader), € 3.607.596,36 (€ 751.680,00 for KU Leuven).
  • BIOWIN project (regional funding) (2016-2019): BIOPTOS : 3D printed biomaterials optimized for bucco-dental bone regeneration (co-PI ; PI : Eric Rompen, ULG), €1.500.000. ID: 7560.
  • FNRS FRFC project (2016-2020): Optimization of 3D bioprinting techniques for bone tissue engineering applications (PI), € 229.000, ID: T.0256.16.
  • KU Leuven C3 project (2015-2017): Clinical and industrial translation of cell-based advanded therapeutic medicinal products for the healing of large bone defects: C3BONE (co-PI, PI: Frank Luyten, KU Leuven), €500.000.
  • Hercules project (2014-2016) : NanoCT and BioreactorCT for a better understanding of the dynamics of 3D tissue formation in regenerative medicine: from clustered cells towards organized multi-tissue system and whole organs (co-PI, PI: Frank Luyten, KU Leuven), €414.852.
  • FNRS FRFC project (2013-2015) : PARAMETRomics – Parameters-models-experiments: a ‘ménage à trois’ (PI), € 170.000.
  • University of Liège Crédit Classique (2012): ‘Approche «génie orienté produit» appliquée à l’élaboration de matrices polymères poreuses destinées à l’ingénierie tissulaire’ (co-PI, PI : Dominique Toye), € 58.153.
  • FNRS FRFC project (2012-2015) : ’MULTIPLICITY – a multi-scale/multi-physics framework for the study of cell-scaffold interactions for bone tissue engineering’ (PI), € 352.300.
  • KU Leuven GOA (geconcerteerde onderzoeksactie) (2013-2017): ‘M²BONE – Developmental engineering: from mechanisms of action to manufacturing bone forming units’ (co-PI, PI : Frank Luyten), € 993.000.
  • ERC Starting Grant (2011-2016): ‘Biomimetic process design for tissue regeneration: from bench to bedside via in silico modelling’ (PI), € 1.191.440
  • Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) project (2011-2014): ‘Engineering development towards a bone tissue intermediate’ (co-PI, PI: Frank Luyten, KU Leuven), € 600.000.
  • Nuffield Summer bursary grant 2011 ‘Analysis, extension and application of a mathematical model of neural stem cell migration in the brain’ (PI, together with Dr. Joanna Ashbourn, University of Oxford), € 2.000.
  • Special Research Fund of the University of Liège starting grant (2010-2012): ‘multi-scale modeling of skeletal tissue engineering processes’ (PI), € 88.400.
  • Nuffield Summer bursary grant 2010 ‘Mathematical modelling of neural stem cell migration in the brain.’ (PI, together with Dr. Joanna Ashbourn, University of Oxford), € 2.000 http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/jack-miller .
  • Nuffield Summer bursary grant 2009 ‘Mathematical modeling of cell aggregates in bone tissue engineering using continuum methods’ (PI, together with Dr. Joanna Ashbourn, University of Oxford), € 2.000.
  • Nuffield Summer bursary grant 2008 ‘Numerical implementation of a bioregulatory model for bone regeneration during fracture healing: extension to realistic domain shapes’ (PI, together with Dr. Joanna Ashbourn, University of Oxford), € 2.000.
  • Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) post-doctoral fellowship (2007-2010) ‘Mathematical modeling of bone regeneration: research into possible causes and treatments of impaired healing cases’, € 150.000.