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Tim Balcaen
PhD student
Chemist, KUL, 2019
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Main project: Towards a new era of ex vivo 3D virtual histology: X-ray contrast-enhancing staining agents
Funding: FRIA
Supervisor(s): Greet Kerckhofs




IMMC main research direction(s):
Biomedical engineering

Keywords:
contrast-enhanced computed tomography
contrast-enhanced microct
organic synthesis

Research group(s): MEED
Collaborations: Joint supervisor KUL: Prof. Wim De Borggraeve; Collaborator: Dr. Michaela Tencerova (IPHYS, Prague); Collaborator: Fabien Chauveau (BIORAN, CERMEP, Lyon)

  

Recent publications

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Journal Articles


1. Benova, Andrea; Ferencakova, Michaela; Bardova, Kristina; Funda, Jiri; Prochazka, Jan; Spoutil, Frantisek; Cajka, Tomas; Dzubanova, Martina; Balcaen, Tim; Kerckhofs, Greet; Willekens, Wouter; van Lenthe, G. Harry; Alquicer, Glenda; Pecinova, Alena; Mracek, Tomas; Horakova, Olga; Rossmeisl, Martin; Kopecky, Jan; Tencerova, Michaela. Novel thiazolidinedione analog reduces a negative impact on bone and mesenchymal stem cell properties in obese mice compared to classical thiazolidinediones. In: Molecular Metabolism, Vol. 65, no.-, p. 101598 (2022). doi:10.1016/j.molmet.2022.101598 (Accepté/Sous presse). http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/265281

2. Vangrunderbeeck, Sarah; Balcaen, Tim; Veryser, Cedrick; Steurs, Gert; De Borggraeve, Wim M. Carbonylation Chemistry Applied to the Synthesis of Benzimidazo[2,1‐b]quinazolin‐12‐ones. In: European Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol. 2022, no.2, p. 6 (2022). doi:10.1002/ejoc.202101136. http://hdl.handle.net/2078/269056

3. Maes, Arne; Pestiaux, Camille; Marino, Alice; Balcaen, Tim; Leyssens, Lisa; Vangrunderbeeck, Sarah; Pyka, Grzegorz; De Borggraeve, Wim M.; Bertrand, Luc; Beauloye, Christophe; Horman, Sandrine; Wevers, Martine; Kerckhofs, Greet. Cryogenic contrast-enhanced microCT enables nondestructive 3D quantitative histopathology of soft biological tissues. In: Nature Communications, Vol. 13, no.1, p. - (2022). doi:10.1038/s41467-022-34048-4. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/266029


Conference Papers


1. Pétré, Maïté; Balcaen, Tim; El Aazmani, Walid; Pyka, Grzegorz; Fehervary, Heleen; Famaey, Nele; Kerckhofs, Greet. Effect of X-ray contrast-enhancing staining agents on the mechanical properties of blood vessels.. 2022 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/263328

2. Pétré, Maïté; Leyssens, Lisa; El Aazmani, Walid; Balcaen, Tim; Fehervary, Heleen; Famaey, Nele; Kerckhofs, Greet. Screening of contrast-enhancing staining agents for 4D contrast-enhanced microCT of vascular tissues. 2022 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/263329

3. Laurenz Schröer; Tim De Kock; Balcaen, Tim; Kerckhofs, Greet; Nico Boon; Veerle Cnudde. Distinguishing biofilms from water using X-ray micro-computed tomography. 2022 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/267783

4. Pestiaux, Camille; Maes, Arne; Balcaen, Tim; Leyssens, Lisa; Vangrunderbeeck, Sarah; Pyka, Grzegorz; De Borggraeve, Wim M.; Bertrand, Luc; Beauloye, Christophe; Horman, Sandrine; Wevers, Martine; Kerckhofs, Greet. Cryogenic Contrast-Enhanced MicroCT (cryo-CECT): a Novel Nondestructive Approach to 3D Quantitative Histopathology of Soft Biological Tissues. 2022 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/265599

5. Hoffmann, Delia; El Aazmani, Walid; Engelen, Lara; Balcaen, Tim; Vangrunderbeeck, Sarah; Kerckhofs, Greet. Virtual 3D histological analysis of soft tissues by contrast-enhanced microfocus computed tomography: screening contrast-enhancing staining agents. 2021 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/253722

6. Balcaen, Tim; MARCHAL, Mathilde; El Aazmani, Walid; Hoffmann, Delia; Wim De Borggraeve; Kerckhofs, Greet. Design of experiments to evaluate the staining properties of polyoxometalates for contrast-enhanced microCT of aorta tissue. 2021 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/267782