04/03/2014 - Campustalks #20: International Women's Day with the VUB Doctoral Schools


4 Mar 2014

Kultuurkaffee, VUB, Campus Etterbeek, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel

Part of project: 
(2009-...): Campustalks

International Women's Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action. At the occasion of the 103rd International Women's Day, this Campustalks will give the word to VUB's female PhD-students. Eight remarkable researchers will represent the VUB-faculties. This year's theme is Inspiring Change.


12.00-12.45: Lunch
12.45-13.45: PechaKucha Presentations

Speakers are:

_ Martine Van Puyvelde (KLEP, IDNS, Fac. PE): The Musical Physiological Mother-Infant Relationship
_ Marit Van Cant (SKAR, Fac. LW): Bones from the past: the lives and labour of women in the Middle Ages
_ Eva Tyteca (CHIS, Fac. WE): Sports, science and women
_ Els Consuegra (EDWE, Fac. PE): When good girls cheat, teachers tend to look away
_ Ellen Hubin (DBIT, Fac. WE): Brain cells under attack – Alzheimer’s disease
_ Maria Tzedaki (MACH, Fac. IR): Printing Industry-Surviving new technologies
_ Elisa Gonzalez Boix (SOFT, Fac. WE)
: Programming Languages Shape Thought
_ An-Sofie Vanhouche (SCRI, Fac. RC & FOST)
: Doing Research in Prison: Food, Stereotypes and Women




Participation to the lunch (12.00-12.50h.) is free but registration is required. To register for lunch (FREE), click here

No registration required if you only take part in the PechaKucha session.


Bios / Slides

Ellen Hubin obtained her degree in Bio-engineering in 2010 at the VUB. She specialized in medical biotechnology during her Master, with a focus on biochemistry and biophysics. In 2009, she did an internship in the Analytical Science department of Janssen Pharmaceutica. She was inspired to start a PhD on Alzheimer's disease, as so many people are confronted with this disease. She does her research part time at the VUB and part time at the University of Twente, in the Netherlands.

Marit Van Cant graduated in 2012 as Master in Arts & Archaeology at VUB. Since 2010 she has been specialising in human osteology by participating in several key courses at the Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum and the University of Sheffield. Her master’s thesis about the skeletal analysis of the rural population of Moorsel (Belgium) reached the shortlist of the Jacques A.E. Nenquin-award. Currently, Marit is in her first year as a PhD-fellow for the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), and in a joint PhD between VUB and the University of Sheffield. She will continue her research about the health status of (semi)rural populations in NW-Europe, both based on new and existing bio-archaeological analyses.

Maria Tzedaki finished her master studies as a Chemical Engineer at the National technical University of Athens in Greece. There, her focus was on engineering materials for biomedical applications. She continued her studies in the field of Biomaterials in Ghent University at the PBM Group (Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials). Her research in polymers was soon followed by research in metals after being granted a PhD position at the SURF group of the VUB. Currently, her main focus is on aluminium processing.

An-Sofie Vanhouche holds a Master degree in Criminology and works as a researcher at the Criminology department of the VUB. She is a member of the research group Crime & Society, research line Penality and Society and the research group FOST (Social and Cultural Food Studies). In 2011 she obtained her Master degree with a thesis entitled: Innocently imprisoned: The Consequences for People who are Acquitted after Being Remanded in Custody. In 2012 she worked as a researcher for the study of Beyens & Boone (2013) in the prison of Tilburg. Currently, she is preparing a PhD on the role and significance of food in a prison context (promotor Prof. Dr. Kristel Beyens and co-promotor Prof. Dr. Peter Scholliers).

Elisa Gonzalez Boix is a post-doctoral researcher at the Software Languages (SOFT) lab of the VUB. She obtained her Phd in 2012 on handling partial failures in distributed applications running on mobile ad hoc networks, in which she presents a systematic study of partial failures from programming language design to tool support. Her broad research interests include programming language design and implementation, distributed programming, coordination and reflective architectures. Currently, she is one of the leaders of the mobile computing group at the SOFT lab where she is actively involved in research and teaching.

Els Consuegra is currently working on a project funded by the Flemisch government agency for innovation by Science and Technology (IWT) "Teaching in the Bed of Procrustes". She focuses on the gender-specific aspects of teacher-student relationships. Effective strategies to increase teachers' awareness of their unconscious gender-bias is one of the central topics of her research.

Eva Tyteca has a Master in Bio-engineering sciences: chemistry and bioprocess technology. At the moment she is a pre-doctoral researcher at the Department of Chemical Engineering (CHIS-IR, under promotorship of Gert Desmet). Her research focuses on the development of search algorithms for method development in analytical liquid chromatography, a separation method used in pharmaceutical research, environmental control, food safety, process and quality control in the chemical industry, forensics and biological research (metabolomics and proteomics).

Martine Van Puyvelde obtained a Master degree in Music at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels in 1998 (cum laude) and in Clinical Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2009 (summa cum laude). She was awarded with the “Janine Seghers award 2010” for her Master dissertation “Tonal synchrony based on harmonic and pentatonic series: The tonal moment in mother-infant interaction”. Since 2010, she has been working as a PhD researcher of the research groups IDNS at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and VIPER at the Royal Military Academy. During her PhD studies, she collaborated with the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) and the University of Guadalajara (Mexico).