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L'Université de Lille organise un kick-off event pour l'inauguration des 11 chaires internationales WILL.

Mise à jour le 22/11/2023 (05:09)

The kick-off event will serve as the official inauguration of the 11 International Chairs launched up to now, highlightingY their significance and innovative research and will therefore consist of concise pitch presentations of each chair's subject matter.
The event will be conducted entirely in English. Following the presentations, we invite you to join us for a friendly cocktail reception, where you can engage in discussions with both our distinguished researchers and your fellow colleagues.

1:00-1:30 PM

Reception of the guests

1:30-2:00 PM

Opening Speech by Régis BORDET, President of the University of Lille

2:00-2:15 PM

Introduction by Nil TOULOUSE, Vice-President for European Affairs

Presentation of the Afternoon Agenda by Benjamin DHIER, Event moderator

2:15-4:15 PM

Presentation of the Topics of the 11 Chairs

(5 minutes per pitch + 5 minutes for questions = 10 minutes per chair)

Order of Presentation:

« Changing cultures, Societies and practices” (Hub 4):


Ben DERUDDER, Public Governance Institute (PGI), KU Leuven

Jan FIDRMUC, Lille Economie et Management (LEM), Université de Lille

Subject: The role of cross-border regions in terms of public policy and the fight against inequalities.


Dr. Eric HITTINGER, Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology (USA)

Dr. Ronan GERMAN, Laboratoire d’Électrotechnique et d’Électronique de Puissance (L2EP), Université de Lille

Subject: Techno-Economical Study of Second life batteries for Affordable e-mobility campus.

« Science for a changing planet » (Hub 2) :


Wim THIELEMANS, Sustainable Materials Lab, KU Leuven,

Philippe ZINCK, Unité de Catalyse et Chimie du Solide (UCCS), Université de Lille

Subject: Recycling of End-of-life Condensation polymers to new Advanced Sustainable Thermoplastics


Prof. Marc PERA-TITUS, Cardiff Catalysis Institute, School of chemistry, Cardiff University

Jean-François DECHEZELLES, Unité de Catalyse et Chimie du Solide (UCCS), Université de Lille 

Subject: Multiphasic MicroreActors AcTIvated with Photoactivated Interfacial SwitcheS for HeterogEneous Catalysis.

  • InterComSupraGels

Prof. Richard HOOGENBOOM, Supramolecular Chemistry Group, Ghent University

Dr. Gaëlle LE FER, Unité Matériaux et Transformations (UMET), CNRS

Subject : Integrated Communicating Supramolecular HydroGels.

[COFFEE BREAK – 15 min]

« Human-friendly digital world » (Hub 3) :


Prof. Henrik BRUUS, Department of Physics / Theoretical Microfluidic Group, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Prof. Michaël BAUDOIN, Institut d’Electronique, de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie (IEMN), Université de Lille


Subject : Micro- and Nanoscale Acoustofluidics.

 “Precision Health” (Hub 1) :


Prof. Peter DEDECKER, Department of Chemistry, KU Leuven

Prof. Cyril RUCKEBUSCH, Laboratoire de Spectroscopie pour les Interactions, la Réactivité et l'Environnement (LASIRE), Université de Lille

Subject: High performance 3D bioimaging.

  • SPORT-1

Prof. Rémi RABASA-LHORET, Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), Université de Montréal

Prof. Elsa HEYMAN, Unité de Recherche Pluridisciplinaire Sport, Santé, Société (URePSSS), Université de Lille

Subject:  Transforming the role of physical activity from a risk factor for glycemic fluctuations to a therapeutic approach reducing the risk of vascular complications in patients living with type 1 diabetes.


Prof. Stefano ROMEO, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Gothenburg University, Sweden

Benjamin LEGENDRE 

Dr. Chiara SAPONARO, Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM), Université de Lille

Subject: Deciphering The cRosstalk bEtween FAtty liver and pancreaTic disease.


Prof. Paul ALLEN, Centre for Research in Psychological Wellbeing (CREW) and Psychosis Studies, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London

Prof. Renaud JARDRI, Lille Neuroscience and Cognition, INSERM, Université de Lille

Prof. Pantelis LEPTOURGOS, Lille Neuroscience and Cognition, INSERM, Université de Lille

Subject : Using multivariate pattern classification and fMRI closed-loop training to reduce hallucination severity in patients with treatment resistant schizophrenia.


Prof. Maarten DE VOS, ESAT & Dept. of Development and regeneration - KU Leuven

Prof. Celine VENS, 1) Dept. of Public Health and Primary Care - KU Leuven, (2) itec - KU Leuven and imec

Prof. Vincent SOBANSKI, iNFINITE, INSERM, Université de Lille

Subject: Ai for heteRogeneity in CHronic dIseasEs.

4:15-4:30 PM

Closing Speech by Lionel MONTAGNE, VP Initative for Excellence

4:30 PM


Practical information 

Wednesday, November 22, 2023 
From 1 pm to 6 pm 
Migeon amphitheater - Polytech Lille 
Avenue Paul Langevin, 59655 Villeneuve-d'Ascq

Lieu : Migeon amphitheater - Polytech Lille