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The Sound of Chocolate wins Make.Brussels: 30000 eur to realise the project

With this project Felipe Reinoso Carvalho (ETRO-VUB), Peter Passos and Elien Haentjens want to revitalize the neighborhood of Sablon, by bringing together creative people from the most different fields: musicians, chocolatiers and scientists. Together, they’ll develop an innovative experience which is based on research that explores the influence that music can have on taste.

This exercise will result in a chocolate box with music from Brussels talents, which will be sold at the chocolate shops. “Our goal is to give to visitors an innovative, and more artistic way to experience chocolate while visiting Sablon, and Brussels. They will be able to enjoy this sound-chocolate experience at the shop, or to acquire the box and do it at home, or simply to give this box as an authentic, original present from Brussels”.

“To promote this new experience, we will organise different kinds of events, such as a big chocolate party, more intimate concerts with the participating musicians, a tasting trail around Sablon, and other tasting experiences at the galleries. In the long term, we also want to broaden our focus exploring other types of food and beverages, and to work with arts, which has a special relation with all of our senses. By doing this, we want to make people aware of the relationship between their senses, and put Sablon in the map, as a place for creativity and innovation”.


http://make.brussels/nl/projects/the-sound-of-chocolate/

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Minh Duc Nguyen obtained the Solvay Award 2015 23.10.2016

Minh Duc Nguyen obtained the Solvay Award 2015 for his MSc thesis entitled “Stereo Depth Estimation with Inter-view Consistencies”. The promotor of Duc’s MSc thesis is Adrian Munteanu. Jan Hanca and Shao-Ping Lu are thesis advisers.
The awards ceremony was organized by the International Solvay Institutes during a grandiose Solvay Public Event at the Flagey building in Brussels. The event involved panel discussions and plenary talks given by distinguished scientists and Nobel prize laureates in chemistry.
Obtaining the Solvay prize involves a very strong competition with brilliant students in chemistry, physics, biochemistry and engineering. Congratulations to Duc for this outstanding result!

Selected as Editors’ Pick: Joint ETRO-Structural Biology Brussels publication 09.09.2016

A joint ETRO - Structural Biology Brussels publication (Lectin-Glycan Interaction Network-Based Identification of Host Receptors of Microbial Pathogenic Adhesins
http://mbio.asm.org/content/7/4/e00584-16) has been selected as Editors’ Pick of the mBio journal. It is featured as “Bioinformatic approach identifies receptors that pathogens use to attach to host cells” on the front page of the mBio journal website (see the “current issue” tab at http://mbio.asm.org/).

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The Sound of Chocolate wins Make.Brussels: 30000 eur to realise the project 31.05.2016

With this project Felipe Reinoso Carvalho (ETRO-VUB), Peter Passos and Elien Haentjens want to revitalize the neighborhood of Sablon, by bringing together creative people from the most different fields: musicians, chocolatiers and scientists. Together, they’ll develop an innovative experience which is based on research that explores the influence that music can have on taste.

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Best student paper award @ SPIE Photonics Europe conference for Athanasia Symeonidou 15.04.2016

Athanasia Symeonidou, ETRO second year PhD student, has received the "Best student paper award" of the "Optics, Photonics and Digital Technologies for Imaging Applications" conference at SPIE Photonics Europe which took place in Brussels in April 2016. Her publication entitled "Speckle noise reduction for computer generated holograms of objects with diffuse surfaces" included ETRO researchers David Blinder, Ayyoub Ahar, Colas Schretter, Adrian Munteanu and Peter Schelkens as co-authors.

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iMinds High-Tech Visualization Lab officially open 18.03.2016

The 140m2 lab has been constructed within the scope of the iMinds “High-Tech Visualization” strategic program. The lab has been officially opened with an event in which the iMinds teams showed their recent advances and proof-of-concepts towards important industry players such as Barco and Nokia. The lab hosts a Holografika autostereoscopic light-field display which is able to display multiview content over more than 70 degrees. In addition, to enable research on curved screen projections the lab holds a 120x240cm curved projection surface. Research on high-dynamic range imaging is supported by a SIM2 HDR monitor which is able to produce more than 6000 nits brightness. Finally, a visual sensor network is being constructed in the lab in order to investigate distributed visual data processing. The lab is located in the ETRO offices at Pleinlaan 9.

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