PhD thesis:

Sarah Itani (FPMs): Machine learning pour l’aide au diagnostic de troubles mentaux chez l’enfant.

Erika Wauthia (FPSE): L’applicabilité de la théorie du contrôle attentionnel à la compréhension des biais attentionnels dans l’anxiété sociale pédiatrique.

Khira El Bouragui (FPSE) : Rôle de la prise de perspective et de la flexibilité cognitive dans les déficits empathiques : Application à la dépression sous-clinique

Running projects:

Electrophysiological correlates and role of sensory-motor processes in semantic memory across the lifespan and in Alzheimer’s disease.

The ultimate goal will be to better understand the deterioration of the semantic system in Alzheimer’s disease and to propose innovative rehabilitation solutions based on sensory-motor processes. Two theses, one in psychology (Aurélie Miceli) and one in engineering sciences (Luca La Fisca) are in progress

Development of virtual environments for children with attention deficit disorders – combined EEG and eye movement measurements

The long-term goal is to develop attention training systems by neurofeedback using the potential of virtual reality. A thesis in engineering sciences (Victor Delvigne) is in progress.

Running projects:

Study of the role of PRDM12 in pain perception

This Win2Wal project, carried out in collaboration with the developmental genetics laboratory of the ULB, aims to study the role of PRDM12 in nociception.

A co-supervised PhD thesis is currently in progress (Télévie grant, Aurore Latragna)

Study of the regulation of glutamatergic transmission by dopamine in a hyperactive rat model

This European project (EJPRD 2019- URGENT) aims to understand the cellular mechanisms underlying neuronal dysfunction induced by the deregulation of dopaminergic transmission

Running projects:

Study of predictive biomarkers of functional recovery after thrombolysis / thrombectomy

This project, led by the neurology and radiology departments of the CHU-Charleroi, aims to identify blood biomarkers predictive of functional recovery after a stroke intervention. This project is being carried out in collaboration with the Human Biology and Toxicology Department, providing expertise in the field of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) metabonomics. A second objective of the project is to identify and predict the risk of epilepsy following a stroke by identifying EEG markers.


This Interreg project is a cross-border Ecosystem of learning, R&D and expertise dedicated to neuromusculoskeletal disorders. The main challenge of NOMADe is to improve the quality of the preventive or curative solutions proposed to the populations in the cross-border area by reducing the existing gap between the scientific knowledge emanating from the scientific laboratories and the field actors involved in Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal Disorders (NMSD).