To propose a wide panel of analyses and to cover the different Nutrition fields, we work in partnership with several Université catholique de Louvain’s teams of searchers. Skill profiles are various and we can find for example pharmacists, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, bioengineers, psychologists, specialists in exercise physiology, biostatisticians,…
The Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience division (Institute of Neuroscience) of Professors Louise Deldicque and Marc Francaux is specialized in the study of mechanisms by which exercise and physical inactivity could play a role on health.
The Metabolism and Nutrition (Louvain Drug Research Institute) research group of Professors Nathalie Delzenne, Laure Bindels, Amandine Everard and Patrice Cani, is specialized in the study of the gut microbiota and its impact on the development of obesity and associated metabolic disorders.
The Pharmacognosy (Louvain Drug Research Institute) laboratory of Professor Joëlle Leclercq is specialized in the detection of active natural products in plant. For this purpose, they develop several chromatographic methods.
In the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition division (Institute of Experimental and Clinical research) of the UCLouvain, the research activities of Professors Jean-Paul Thissen and Sonia Brichard focused on the study of the mechanisms involved in the production and action of several hormones or factors and their alterations in case of pathologies such as diabetes, obesity and muscular cachexia. There are also endocrinologists at Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc. Eleonore Maury PhD, on her side, is specialized in chrononutrition and the evaluation of the circadian rhyhtms.
The Pharmacology division (Institute of Experimental and Clinical research) of Professor Chantal Dessy is specialized in the study of the molecular mechanisms involved in the regulation of myocardium and blood vessel’s membrane receptors and intracellular effectors.
Within the Hepato-Gastroenetrology division (Institute of Experimental and Clinical Research), the research activities of Professor Nicolas Lanthier focused on hepatologies. He is also gastroenterologist at Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc.
The researcher group of Professor Olivier Luminet (Psychological Science Research Institute) is specialized in the study of emotions and knowledge and their impact on health and more precisely on eating behavior.
In the Center for the Study of Social Behavior (Psychological Science Research Institute), Professor Olivier Corneille is specialized on the questions relatives to the role of emotional processes on the development of attitude, judgment, decision making, social behavior evolution and namely on eating behavior.
The cellular, nutritional and toxicological biochemistry (Institute of Life Sciences) division of Professor Yvan Larondelle and Cathy Debier is specialized in the development of food with higher nutritional and security qualities and on the health effects of environmental pollutants.
The Transversal Nutrition Unit, whose Dr Dominique Lacrosse is responsible, is a mobile unit created at the CHU Mont-Godinne and which aims to optimize the detection, the encoding and the care of undernourished hospitalized patients.
The SMCS, Support en Méthodologie et Calcul Statistique, is a UCL platform wich pull together biostatisticians. The SMCS offer data analysis consultation service at any stage of a study; whether it is at the designing stage, the data collecting stage or for the analysis.
Blood samples are analyzed within the « Laboratoire d’analyses de Biochimie Médicale des Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc » or within the laboratory of the "Clinique Saint-Pierre d'Ottignies".
Volunteer follow-up and nutritional analyses are performed in collaboration with the dietetic team of the "Institut Paul Lambin".