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Assistant Professor, teaching General and Organ Histology at the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Sciences.

Group Leader at LNR - Laboratoire Neurodégénérescence et Régénération, member of URPhyM Research Unit and NARILIS.

Our activities are focused on the role of glial cells and glutamate transporters in CNS disorders such as osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS) and spinal cord injuries.

Areas of expertise


Neurodegenerative disorders : ALS, AD

CNS trauma : SCI

iPS, neural stem cell and glial precursor biology

Cell therapy

Neurosurgery on small animals

External responsibilities

Co-director of PFT Morph-IM (2017 - ...)

Member of the Board of B.S.C.D.B.

Member of the Belgian Society for Neuroscience

Member of the Board of Belgian Brain Council

Reviewer for F.R.S./F.N.R.S. and F.W.O.



2013 - Post-doctoral fellowship (CMMI, Erasme Hospital, Brussels, Belgium)

2011 - Post-doctoral fellowship (Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA)

2010 - PhD Thesis (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

2002 - MSc in Biomedical Sciences (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of the University, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Award Date: 30 Jun 2010

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Research Output

Is the T-ligament a ligament? A histological study in equine cadaver forelimbs

Hontoir, F., Paques, F., SIMON, VINCENT., Balau, B., Nicaise, C., Clegg, P., Dugdale, A. & VANDEWEERD, J-M., 2020, In : Research in Veterinary Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Is the T-ligament …a ligament? A histological study

Paques, F., VANDEWEERD, J-M., SIMON, VINCENT., Balau, B., Nicaise, C., Clegg, P. & Hontoir, F., Jul 2020, In : Veterinary Surgery. 49, 5

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

Shedding of Brucella melitensis happens through milk macrophages in the murine model of infection

Jansen, W., Demars, A., Nicaise, C., Godfroid, J., De Bolle, X., Reboul, A. & Al Dahouk, S., 1 Dec 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 1, 9421.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • Communication between the distal interphalangeal joint and the navicular bursa in the horse at Computed Tomography Arthrography

    Hontoir, F., Rejas, E., Falticeanu, A., Nisolle, J-F., Simon, V., Nicaise, C., Clegg, P. & Vandeweerd, J-M., 1 Mar 2019, In : Anat Histol Embryol. 48, 2, p. 133-141 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Osmotic demyelination: From an oligodendrocyte to an astrocyte perspective

    Nicaise, C., Marneffe, C., Bouchat, J. & Gilloteaux, J., 1 Mar 2019, In : International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 20, 5, 18 p., 1124.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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