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Postdoc fellowships to non-EU researchers - SELECTION 2015

In a nutshell...

The stimulation of international mobility and the attraction of researchers from abroad is one of the priorities of the European Research Area.

In this context and intending to stimulate the S&T cooperation, the Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO) does implement a fellowship scheme for highly qualified non EU researchers (i.e. postdoctoral level or equivalent experience), granting them an opportunity to work during 6 to 18 months in a Belgian research team.

This initiative started in 1981. Till now already 750 fellowships were granted:

  • Number of fellowships per country and per year: till 2005
  • Number of fellowships per country and per year: since 2006

Call for proposals

The target countries are those countries with which Belgian Research Institutions wish to strengthen cooperation.

For this call 2015, the list of eligible countries is restricted to:

- the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South-Africa),
- all the African countries,
- Vietnam.

Further eligibility and selection criteria are described in the information note.



Beneficiaries 2014
ANCHERBAK Sergiy Mass Transfer in Ternary Liquid Systems
(ULB - Prof. Frank DUBOIS)
DUDENKO Dmytro Designing new donor-acceptor conjugated polymers for high energy conversion solar cells
(UMons - Prof. Roberto LAZZARONI & Prof. David BELJONNE)
ELHADIDY Mohamed Genotypic Diversity of Campylobacter jejuni Isolates from Food and Human Sources, and Relative expression Profiling of Stress- and Virulence-Related Genes in Simulated Gastrointestinal Conditions
(WIV-ISP - Dr. Katelijne DIERICK)
EWÉDJÈ Eben-Ezer Reconstructing the history of African rainforest dynamics around the Dahomey Gap using full chloroplast sequencing of widespread tree species
(ULB - Prof. Olivier HARDY)
GHOSH Kumar Synthesis and characterization of distinct donor and acceptor small molecules to be used as semiconductors in bulk heterojunction organic solar cells
(UHasselt -Prof. Dirk VANDERZANDE)
GUO Yang MHD Simulations on Solar Magnetic Flux Rope Eruptions
(KULeuven - Prof. Rony KEPPENS)
HAN Chao Functional analylsis of the TOR pathway in plants through protein interactome and phosphoproteome analysis
(UGent-VIB - Prof. Dirk INZÉ)
IÑIGO Sabrina Characterization of the role of truncated haemoglobins in the regulation of plant growth and interaction with the environment
(UGent-VIB - Prof. Dirk INZÉ)
ISMAIL Mohammed Role of aquaporins in membrane diffusion of hydrogen peroxide in plant cells
(UCL - Prof. Marc BOUTRY)
KUPRIYANOVA Elena Mathematical Modeling of MHD Processes and Multiwavelength Diagnostics of Plasma in Solar Flaring Loops
MAJIK Mahesh Venomics of Conus spp.: an untapped treasure for drug discovery
(KULeuven - Prof. Jan TYTGAT)
MOSENKOV Aleksandr Modeling the structure of edge-on spiral galaxies
(UGent - Prof. Maarten BAES)
PAGUICAN Engielle The influence of erosion and tectonics on the morphology and growth of stratovolcanoes: An application to the Philippines
(VUB - Prof. Matthieu KERVYN)
QIU Hao Development of bioavailability-based models for rationalizing and reconciling laboratory and field determinations of uptake and toxicity of metal mixtures in soil
(KULeuven - Prof. Erik SMOLDERS)
SHARMA Richa Towards urban climate projections
Beneficiaries 2013
NEHME Carole Climate reconstruction of the last interglacial - Implications for the regional environment in the context of global warming
GROSSE Pablo Volcanology, geomorphometry, analogue experiments, digital elevation models, central Africa (Geology)
(VUB - Prof. Matthieu KERVYN)
SATTI Angel José Polymer chemistry, supramolecular systems, sequence control in polymers, folding of polymer chains, single chain nanotechnology (Organic (and polymer) Chemistry)
(UGent - Prof. Filip DU PREZ)
FALLAHGOUL Hassan Heavy tails, stable distributions, inference, elliptical distributions, simulated quantiles (Statistics
HAMIDI-ASL Ezat Biosensor, aptamer, environmentaly molecules, aquaculture, nanobiotechnology (Chemistry)
(UAntwerpen -Prof. Karolien DE WAEL & Prof. Ronny BLUST)
MORAVVEJI Ehsan Asteroseismology, massive stars, numerical modelling, spectroscopy, photometry (Astronomy and Astrophysics)
(KULeuven - Prof. Dr. Conny AERTS)
BARIMA Yao Sadaiou Sabas Local air pollution, particulate matter, bioindicator, plant biomonitoring, tropical area (Environmental biology)
(UAntwerpen - Prof. Roeland SAMSON)
ALAM Iftekhar Plant, transport ATPase, plasma membrane, regulation, cell size (Plant physiology)
(UCL - Dr. Marc BOUTRY)
HAN Zheng Metabolic profiling; Aspergillus flavus; gene; identification; mutant (Food Science and Technology)
(UGent - Prof. Dr. Sarah DE SAEGER)
ZHANG Ya Plasma physics, plasma chemistry, computer simulations, microdischarges, atmospheric pressure plasmas (Physical Chemistry; Plasma Physics)
(UAntwerpen - Prof. Dr. Annemie BOGAERTS)
GOSH Manosij Genotoxicity, Epigenetics nanotoxicology, TiO2 nanoparticles in epithelial cell cultures (Toxicology)
(KULeuven - Prof. dr. Lode GODDERIS)
KUMAR Rahul Arabidopsis, auxin, ARFs, cell division plane, microtubules(Plant biology)
(UGent - Prof. Dirk INZE)
SHUKLA Priyanka Chemo-hydrodynamics, physical chemistry, reaction-driven flows, CO2 sequestration, fingering(Physical chemistry)
(ULB - Prof. Anne DE WIT)
NAEEM Anila Urban regeneration, Sustainable development, Restoration and preventive conservation, Urban area conservation, Traditional materials and building techniques (Historic Preservation/ Urban Studies)
(KULeuven - Prof. Dr. Koenraad VAN BALEN)

Beneficiaries 2012
SPERANSKAYA Elena Quantum dots, rapid immunoassay, screening, mycotoxin (Biochem)
(Ugent - Prof. Sarah DE SAEGER)
PUGACH Xenia Molecular biology, regulation of gene expression, telomeres, signalling cascades, epigenetics, mathematical modelling (Mol.biol., gen., modell.)
(KULeuven - Profs Patrick VAN DIJCK & Kevin VERSTREPEN)
LOBODA Oleksandr Order-N methods for designing supramolecular systems with remarkable optical properties (Theor. chem., Phys. chem)
(FUNDP - Prof. Benoît CHAMPAGNE)
GRYSHKOVA Vitalina Thrombopoietin receptor, homodimerization, PI3K signalling pathway (Mol. biol., cancer biol.)
INIGO Sabrina Jasmonates, Growth, Defence, Arabidopsis, Signal Transduction, Ubiquitin ligases, Protein degradation and modification, Hormonal cross-talk (Mol.biol,gen.)
(UGent - Profs. Dirk INZE & Alain GOOSSENS)
TANCO Sebastian Cytosolic carboxypeptidases – Proteomics – Polyglutamylation – Deglutamylases – Tubulin - Neurodegeneration (Mol. Pharmacol.)
(UGent - Profs. Jan Tavernier, Kris GEVAERT & Petra VAN DAMME)
HIGUTI Janet Taxonomy, biodiversity, New species, introduced species, indigenous species, pleuston ,(Taxonomy, Ecology)
VARGAS CASILLAS Alejandro Optimization, feedback control, state estimation, bioenergy (Control of biochem. syst.)
MOHAMMADI Mohammad Hossein Soil hydrology, Soil hydrogeophysics, Soil bio-geochemical cycle (Hydrogeophys.. monitoring & modelling)
(UCL - Prof. Marnik VANCLOOSTER)
OUSMANE SAMARY Dine Non commutative geometry, non commutative quantum mechanics, non commutative quantum field theory, quantum gravity (Quantum phys.)
(UCL - Profs. Fabio MALTONI & Jan GOOVAERTS)
NJAGE Patrick Nurigu Kamau Norovirus, seafood, Nile perch, prawn, antiviral activity, medicinal plants, food safety(Food Microbiol)
(UGent - Prof. Mieke UYTTENDAELE)
MADLALA Paradise Zamokuhle HIV-1, Elite Controllers, host factors, role of cofactors Ethical issue on humans & privacy (Mol. virol.,gen.)
(KULeuven - Prof. Zeger DEBYSER)
CHOWDURY Qmruzzaman Mangrove, Cambial marking, Tropical dendrochronology, World Heritage site, Sundarbans, Bangladesh (Forest ecology, dendrochronology)
WANG Yi Remote sensing, Hyperspectral imagery, Partial differential equation, Anisotropic diffusion, Segmentation/ Classification, Spectral unmixing (Electronics & Computer Sc., Remote Sensing)
(VUB - Prof. Hichem SAHLI)
ZHANG Zhenxing Quantum dots, thin film deposition, light emitting diodes, smart light sources, photonic integration (Theor. phys., optics)
(UGent - Prof. Zeger HENS)
DEYANG Xu Arabidopsis, DNA stress, Checkpoint control, WEEI, Genome-wide association mapping (Plant genotoxicity)s
(UGent - Prof. Dirk INZE)
LUO Yu Plant hormones, brassinosteroids, receptor-like kinases, BRII, endocytosis, receptor signalling, ARF-GEF (Plant. biol. plant growth)
(UGent - Prof. Dirk INZE)
QIAN Ye Atomic force microscopy, polymer brushes, nano-patterning, local catalysis (Chem. Phys.,Polymers, Nanotechnol. & catalysis)
(UCL - Prof. Alain JONAS)
JIANG Wei Plasma Physics; Numerical Methods Development; Astrophysics
(KULeuven - Prof. Giovanni LAPENTA)
ZHOU Qiuju NMR, MRI, MRS, molecular imaging, Carbon-13 spectroscopy, D-[13C]mannoheptulose, GLUT2-expressing cells
(UMONS - Prof. Robert MULLER)
MIDYA Bikashkali Quantum scattering theory, nuclear astrophysics(Quantum Phys.)
KOTHAMASI David Manohar Ecto mycorrhiza, endomycorrhiza, gamma radiation, uranium, effects (Biogeochem., plant radiation)
(SCK-CEN - Dr. Hildegarde VANDENHOVE)
NANDI Sumana Radio astronomy, radio galaxies, active galaxies, jets, active galactic nuclei, optical photometry, spectroscopy, radio interferometry (Astrophys.)
(UGent - Prof. Maarten BAES)
ROY Rupak Supernovae, Optic. Photom., Spectroscopy, Radio, Liquid mirror telescope (Astrophys.)
(ULg - Prof. Jean SURDEJ)
PIMVICHAI Piyatida Phylogeny, taxonomy, biogeography, biodiversity, millipedes, Southeast Asia, DNA barcoding (Mol. biol., taxonomy)

Beneficiaries 2011
MARTIROSYAN Alina Possible protective effects of food phenolic compounds on the potentially deleterious interaction of nanoparticles with the human intestinal barrier in vitro
(UCL - Prof. Prof. Y.- J. SCHNEIDER)
EWANGO EKOKINYA Corneille COBAPLANT : Congo basin plant diversity and carbon stocks: a latitudinal comparison in the Yangambi and Okapi UNESCO reserves (DR CONGO)
RITTER Andrés Characterization of the molecular mechanisms of plant growth regulation by jasmonate oxylipins in Arabidopsis thaliana
(UGent - Prof. D. INZE)
ZHAO Shuxia Computer modelling of plasmas used for etching applications in the microelectronics industry
(UA - Prof. Prof. A. BOGAERTS)
WANG Wu Secondary organic aerosol from isoprene: smog chamber studies, development of analytical methodology for isoprene-related organosulfates, and application to ambient fine forest aerosol
(UA - Prof. M. CLAEYS)
WANG Linjun Exciton transport and dissociation at organic interfaces: A microscopic picture
ZHANG Yuexing Atomic scale optoelectronics and surface modifications from first principles simulations of STM experiments
CHEN YAN Wendy Valuation of Ecosystem Services of Freshwater and Terrestrial Ecosystems
SHENG Xian-Lei Design and Simulation of Graphyne- n Based Molecular Device
(UA - Prof. B. PARTOENS)
LONKAR Sunil Parshuram Nano-Engineered Bioplastics for ‘Active' Packaging
(UMONS - Prof. Ph. DUBOIS)
JAHANGIR Ahmad Rather  Sensors for Detection of Endocrine Disruptors in Wastewater and Sludge and Their Treatment Using Green Technology
(UA - Profs. K. DE WAEL & R. VAN GRIEKEN )
SUNIL Adavanal Peter Kinetic Gas Separation using Small Pore Metal Organic Frameworks
(VUB - Prof. G. BARON)
TEWARI Rajesh Kumar Unravelling mode of action of ionising radiation induced adverse effects in Arabidopsis thaliana through transcriptomic and proteomic profiling
LENKA Haraprasana Krushna C. Ion beam analysis of gas cluster ion beam assisted Ge-Si-Ni heterostructures
(KULeuven - Prof. Ch. VAN HAESENDONCK)
GOSH Santosh Compact post-quantum public key cryptographic processors
(KULeuven - Prof. I. VERBAUWHEDE)
ADARSH Nayarassery Design, synthesis, structural and porosity characterization of novel functional MOFs with amino acid azole based ligands
(UCL - Prof. Y. GARCIA)
BASTAMI Hajieh Large area synthesis of luminescent materials by low temperature techniques
(UGent - Prof. D. POELMAN)
AZADI NASRABAD Hossein Monitoring agricultural land conversion induced by urban sprawl and transportation in Northeast Iran
(UGent - Prof. F. WITLOX)
RAHEEM Dinazarde Chirantenne Species diversification in a tropical rainforest land-snail fauna

A Systematic Revision of the Land Snails of the Western Ghats of India
PACHECO Felipe Granular clustering in non-linear systems
HABIB Ihab Mohamed Genotypic Relatedness of Campylobacter jejuni Isolates from Food and Human Sources, and Transcriptional profiling of Stress- and Virulence-Related Genes in Simulated Gastrointestinal Conditions
BEKEZHANOVA Victoriya Instability of the joint Flow of the Liquid Film and Co-Current Gas Flux
(ULB - Prof. O. KABOV)
DOLGIKH Anton Out of Equilibrium Quantum Chemistry in Liouville-Fock Space
(ULB - Prof. D. KOSOV)
BOCHKOV Andrey Mites of the family Psoroptidae (Acariformes: Astigmata) – permanent parasites of mammals: phylogeny, host-parasite relationships, and systematics
GUMOVSKY Oleksy A revision of Afrotropical genera of Entedoninae
AKHUNOV Talat Observational and theoretical studies of gravitational lens systems
(ULg - Prof. J. SURDEJ)
PIMENTEL ROSADO Bruno The role of plant species in ecosystem processes : is the magnitude of evapotranspiration of tropical forests related to species dominance and functional traits?
(UGent - Prof. K. STEPPE)
TAYLOR Jonathan Charles COZADIMO: Preliminary study of diatoms as potential water quality bio-indicators for the tropical Congo and Zambezi sister basins

Beneficiaries 2010
BADALYAN Samvel Spin-orbit and many-body interaction in semiconductor nanostructures
(UA - Prof. F. PEETERS)
COSTAMAGNA Sebastián Electrical transport in nanostructures
(UA - Prof. Prof. F. PEETERS)
DOGLIOTTI Ana Inès Satellite mapping of the La Plata river plume (BELCOLOUR-ARG)
HIGUTI Janet A comparison between the ostracod (Crustacea, Ostracoda) faunas of the Panatanal and the Upper Parana River floodplains (Brazil)
SALANENKA Yuliya Dissecting the molecular control of programmed cell death during plant seed development and germination
(UGent - Prof. D. INZE)
LAZENKA Vera V. Nanoscale magnetism tuned by local electrical fields in multiferroics
(KULeuven - Prof. V. MOSHCHALKOV)
KONI MULUWA Joseph Language history and population dynamics in the Kwilu region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
FIGUEROA Maximiliano Enzymatic functionalization of an artificial barrel protein
(ULg - Prof. J. MARTIAL)
LU Jiangbo Magnetic and Microstructural Study of Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys
XU Xuewen Studying the role of ectopic PEG11 expression in the determinism of the callipyge muscular hypertrophy and of the long non coding RNA genes GTL2 and RIAN in mediating the trans-effect underlying polar overdominance
(ULg - Prof. M. GEORGES)
SONG Suqan Multi-analyte approach for detection of relevant mycotoxin biomarkers of exposure
(UGent - Prof. S. DE SAEGER)
YANG Bang-hua A detailed assessment of the behavioural stability of decision rules in the context of transportation behaviour
(UHasselt - Prof. G. WETS)
LIU Rong Stability of Intensively Evaporating Liquid Film with Co-current Gas Flow
(ULB - Prof. O. KABOV)
ARMENTEROS ALMANZA Maickel Integrative taxonomy of the family Linhomoeidae (Nematoda: Monhysterida)
MOLINA VERDUGO Armando Impact of Forest Cover Change on Water Supplies in the Headwaters of the Ecuadorian Amazon
(UCL - Prof. E. LAMBIN)
BHARATIYA Bhavesh Use of supramolecular interactions to control the self-assembly and properties of micellar gels
(UCL - Prof. A. JONAS)
KAVITHA Amalin Nanoscale ordering of nanoparticles in in situ prepared diblock copolymers by reactive processing
(ULg - Prof. C. JEROME)
KUMAR SAHA Srijan Engineering ferroelectricity and multiferroism in oxide nanostructures
(ULg - Prof. Ph. GHOSEZ)
BANDE Omprakash Pundlikrao Synthesis of Lipid I and Lipid II monophosphate analogues of Moenomycin for inhibition of transglycosylases
(KULeuven - Prof. P. HERDEWIJN)
LAKSHMINARAYANA Gandham Large area synthesis of luminescent materials by low temperature techniques
(UGent - Prof. D. POELMAN)
GUPTA Dharmendra Kumar Investigation of arsenic and uranium accumulation potential and resulting biological responses in selected plants
OLVERA-CARRILLO Yadira Dissection of developmentally controlled cell death in aborting ovules of Arabidopsis thaliana
(VIB - UGent - Prof. D. INZE)
SAVICHTCHEVA Olga Genomic diversity of polar cyanobacterial strains and potential for interesting bioactive secondary compound
BELOGLAZOVA Natalia Strategy for masked mycotoxin screening
(UGent - Prof. S. DE SAEGER & Prof. C. VAN PETEGHEM)
CAKIRLAR Canan Adoption of Domesticates and Domestic Technologies in Neolithic Western Anatolia : An Inter-regional Archaeozoological Study
GUZENKO Nataliia Modeling the water vapour isotherm in order to understand the influence of pre-adsorbed water on filter breakthrough performance
(KMS-ERM - Colonel Peter LODEWYCKX)
LEJJU Julius Bunny Fossil phytolith tracers of important African food crops : a calibration and validation study in western Uganda
(UGent - Prof. D. VERSCHUREN)
LE Quynh Lien Expressing multiple T-cell epitopes in planta for specific immunotherapy
(VUB - Prof. G. ANGENON)
NGUYEN Hoai Nam Development and application of chromatographic fingerprints for the quality evaluation of some medicinal products from genus Phyllanthus in Vietnam

The return grants are supported by the European Commission within the framework of a COFUND
(FP7-PEOPLE-COFUND-2008, n°246540)

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