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  • Responsible(s) Federal Science Policy:
    Delhausse Bernard
  • Final decision of the Ministers Council: //
  • Duration of the research: 1/1/2002 - //
  • Budget: 1,240,000.00 EUR /year
  • Research projects: 39


The Back to Belgium Grants are intended to foster the return to Belgium of talented researchers doing R&D in a foreign research centre. Each year, the selected candidates receive a 24 months funding. The link with a research programe funded by Belspo or a FSI is not required.

Research projects:

BB/10/01: NKT cell-mediated modulation of Th1/Th17 balances and its consequences on osteoclastogenesis in autoimmune arthritis

BB/10/02: Multiscale mathematical modeling of root growth in Arabidopsis thaliana

BB/10/03: Electronic and spin properties of one-dimensional semiconductor systems

BB/10/04: Metacommunity dynamics of Ostracoda (Crustacea) in South and Central American bromeliads (Bromeliacea)

BB/10/05: Conjugated molecules as optical probes for biomembranes and DNA: Theoretical insights

BB/10/06: Transnational care-giving in the Belgian context: an analysis of the interplay between intrafamilial dynamics and the exchange of care between adult migrants and their parents

BB/10/07: Computational aspects of quantum information processing: study of adiabatic quantum computation, quantum algorithms based on quantum walks, and distributed computation with quantum resources

BB/10/08: Forward modeling: revolutionising coronal seismology

BB/11/01: The Criminal Jury in France and England in the 18th and 19th Centuries. A comparative Study of Popular Justice

BB/11/02: Nitrate Transformation Processes in the Schelde under Reduced Sewage Inputs (NITRAPS)

BB/11/03: Interactions and dynamic of the main E. coli divisome proteins in membranes

BB/11/04: Orientation tuning of face identity coding in the brain, a pattern-analysis fMRI approach

BB/11/05: Study of the functional role of the distinct lung and liver antigen presenting cell subsets in vivo

BB/11/06: Discovery and prioritization of gene regulatory modules driving oncogenesis

BB/11/07: Fossil sperm whales and their prey: evolution of physeteroid feeding strategies

BB/11/08: The role of visual and motor systems in action understanding

BB/11/09: Novel motion correction techniques for PET imaging of awake animals

BB/12/01: Unravelling the function of Arabidopsis alpha group Aurora kinases in orienting formative cell divisions

BB/12/02: New eyes on the world: signal processing for interpreting biogeochemical time series

BB/12/03: Novel confinement-induced phenomena in superconducting nanograins

BB/12/04: Cross-talk between Leishmania and its mammalian host-cell: insights from chemical genetics and antimony-resistant field isolates

BB/12/05: Endothelial and Vascular Dysfunctions in experimental Aristolochic Acid Nephropathy: role of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase

BB/12/06: Investigation of atomic processes in lowly-ionized iron-peak and neutron-capture elements. Applications to the modeling of astrophysical and laboratory plasmas

BB/12/07: Investigating the temporal dynamics of face processing in the human brain by combining simultaneous measures of scalp and intracranial electrophysiology with functional neuroimaging

BB/12/08: The contribution of executive control processes to lexico-semantic impairment in Alzheimer's disease and Semantic Dementia

BB/12/09: Marine trace metal biogeochemistry and its control on the biogeochemical carbon pump

BB/13/01: Early differentiation of terrestrial planets

BB/13/02: Backreactions from cosmological inhomogeneities during inflation and structure formation

BB/13/03: Cyanobacteria Circadian Rhythms

BB/13/04: An operator-theoretic framework for studying the collective behaviors of interacting agents. Application to the analysis of rhythms in neural networks

BB/13/05: Multi-scale turbulent transport in fusion plasmas, theoretical developments and data

BB/13/06: Quantum information processing with photons

BB/13/07: Germination ecology, an important factor in the response of plant species to climate change

BB/14/01: Understanding regional elections: Beyond the second-order theory

BB/14/02: Multiscale CFD modeling of novel postharvest treatments

BB/14/03: Neurological diversity and epigenetic influences in utero. An ethical investigation of maternal responsibility towards the future child

BB/14/04: Mapping the luminous and dark matter content of galaxies with gravitational lensing telescopes

BB/14/05: A novel paradigm for immunity and vaccine development against group A streptococcus

BB/14/06: Comparative perspectives on Caribbean, Lusophone African and European (con)texts

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