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Staff members

Academic staff

  • Prof S. Louryan (director)
  • Prof J-P. Beauthier
  • Prof V. Feipel
  • Prof C. Michaux
  • Prof L. Poncelet
  • Prof. M. Rooze
  • Prof S. Van Sint Jan

Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6339

Prof. Stéphane LOURYAN, MD, born in 1958, received his Ph D in 1992 in the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He is also radiologist.

He is presently professor of Anatomy, Embryology, Developmental Biology and Medical Imaging in the faculty of Medicine. He is also in charge of the teaching of anatomy and embryology in the nurse’s school of the university. He is senior consultant in the services of diagnosting imaging of the Academic Hospital Erasme and the Institute Jules Bordet. He is also coordinator of the department of medical education, and editor-in-chief of the Revue Médicale de Bruxelles.

His main fields of interests are cephalic development, teratogenesis, head and neck imaging, and physical anthropology.

Prof. Louryan is a member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine. He is honorary president of the Royal Belgian Society of Anthropology and Prehistory and of the Professor’s comity of the French-speaking Belgian Universities, and actual president of the Collège d’Enseignement Post-Universitaire de Radiologie (CEPUR). Prof. Louryan is the Director of the LABO since september 2014.

Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6376

Prof. Beauthier is Doctor in Medicine (M.D. 1975) with specialization in Forensic Medicine (ULB 1983) and in Bodily Damage (ULg 1983). He received the Ph.D in Medicine degree from the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in 2009. He is currently President of the MC (complementary master) in Forensic Medicine, and is teaching this discipline within the Master of Medicine at ULB and in continuous formation in Criminalistics and Judiciary Psychiatry (ULB). He is the current President of the Royal Belgian Society of Legal Medicine and General Secretary of the Belgian Society of Specialists in Medical Insurance and Medical Expertise. His research activities are oriented towards forensic anthropology both in the forensic unit of LABO and in the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. He is the author of a textbook of forensic medicine and various books of anatomy (with Philippe Lefevre also member of LABO) published by De Boeck editors, and various medico-legal works published by Larcier. He is titular member of the International Academy of Legal Medicine and of the Forensic Anthropology Society of Europe. He is also Guest Professor in the Belgian Royal Academic College and Alumni Member of the same College.

Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6324

Véronique FEIPEL received the Physical Therapy degree, the Agregation to higher secondary education degree and the Ph.D. in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Brussels (ULB), Belgium, in 1990, 1994 and 1997 respectively. She is currently Professor and Instructor of Anatomy and Research Methodology at the Faculty for Motor Sciences (ULB), and director of the Laboratory of Functional Anatomy. She is member of the International Society of Biomechanics EDC group.

Her interests include spine, wrist and knee kinematics and anatomy, functional evaluation of the spine, gait analysis and kinematic applications of 3D computed tomography.


Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6376


Email; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6330

Marcel Rooze

Email: Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6376.

Marcel ROOZE received the M.D. degree, the Surgery degree and the Ph.D. in Medicine degree from the University of Brussels (ULB), Belgium, in 1974, 1980 and 1987 respectively. He was Professor of Anatomy and Embryology and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at both Faculty of Medicine and Institute of Physiotherapy (ULB). He was Head of the LABO until september 2014, and orthopaedic surgeon at the Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department of Erasme Hospital. His interests include skeletal malformations due to teratological agents and magnetics fields, biomechanics and biomedical imaging. Dr. Rooze is member of numerous scientific societies.

Serge Van Sint Jan


Email: Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6325.

Diploms. 1997: PhD in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation (thesis title: Modeling system for 3D reconstruction, kinematics analysis and joint motion simulation from medical imaging); 1993: BS in Computer Sciences; 1989: MSc in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation;

Scientific and pedagogical career. Since 2001: Full time professorship at LABO of ULB; Since 2001: Visiting professor at the National University of Rwanda (Butare, Rwanda); From 1991 until 2001: Lecturer, Teaching Assistant, then Associate Professor at ULB; From 1997 until 1999: Senior Research Fellow at the Department for Computer and Information Sciences (Director: Prof. G. Clapworthy), De Montfort University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom; From 1994 until 1995: PhD Fellow at the Department for Mechanical Engineering (Director: Prof. D. Thompson), The University of New Mexico, Alburquerque, New Mexico, USA; From 1993 until 1994: PhD Fellow at the Paul W. Brand Biomechanics Laboratory (Director: Dr. D. Giurintano), G. W. L. Hansen's Disease Center, Carville, Louisiana, USA.

Publications. More than eigthy papers in peer-reviewed international journals, author of 1 book, co-author of 7 book chapters.

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Short CV available from here. (in English.)

Long CV available from here. (33 pages, in French.)

Core partner (including as Coordinator) in 10 collaborative projects funded by the European Commission and the Brussels government (including as Project Coordinator).


Scientific staff

  • Mr. B. Beyer
  • Mr. B. Bonnechère
  • Ms. T. Chapman
  • Mr J. Coupier
  • Ms. C. Leyh
  • Dr. P. Lefèvre
  • Dr. M. Lejong
  • Ms. C. Mahieu
  • Dr. F. Moiseev
  • Dr. P. Salvia
  • Prof. V. Sholukha
  • Mr. S. Sobczak
  • Mr. O. Snoeck
  • Dr. N. Vanmuylder

Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6327

Benoit arrived in the LABO very recently and started his PhD research on chest deformation. He is using medical imaging embedded in clinical protocols in order to collect morphological and deformation data of the chest as whole, and for each independent rib components, sternum components and costal cartilage, and the relationships with the spine. He is using data collected on healthy volunteers and mucovisidosis patients. Computational anatomy and biomechanical methods based on the in-house lhpFusionBox is used for data visualisation and result acquisition.

Mr.Beyer is a trained kinesiotherapist and osteopath.


Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6376

Bruno is working at the LABO as part of the staff hired by the ICT4rehab project (see Collaborations section). He is working on the clinical management of cerebral palsy data and the use of serious gaming in rehabilitation.

Mr Bonnechèreis a trained osteopath.

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Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6376

Tara joined the LABO in 2008 to work within the Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence (see Collaborations). She started in 2012 a joined PhD between LABO and the Royal Institute for Natural Sciences. As a trained anthropologist, she is focusing a PhD resarch towards the Neandertalian locomotion and gender determinantion from fossils. Next to field measurements, Tara is using the computational methods and tools developed within the LABO.


Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6320

Jérome arrived at LABO in 2010. His PhD research mainly focused on the development of a clinical and biomechanical protocol that would allow a better customization of digitial finger orthoses. His research includes several aspects such as: in-vitro data collection to better understand finger kinematics, in-vivo motion analysis protocols to create a database of normal subjects performing several grasping tasks, 3D modelling of the musculoskeletal hand and fingers using the LABO computational tools and orthosis development.

Mr Coupier is a trained kinesiotherapist.

Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6329

Clara arrived very recently in the LABO to achieve a PhD on velocity profiles. She analyses the distribution of gait velocity using spatio-temporal parameters, center of pressure and plantar contact areas in normal and low back pain subjects. This research has the ambition to develop a new method to investigate and assess gait disorders in pathological groups.

Clara is a trained osteopath.; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6327

Philippe received the Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences from the Faculty of Medicine of the ULB. He followed post-graduate courses in Anthropology (Leiden, Edinburgh). Anatomy, physical and forensic anthropology are his favorite fields of research. He also works on different bones collections in the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. Member of the International Academy of Legal Medicine (IALM) and the Forensic Anthropology Society of Europe (FASE).


Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6376


Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6376

Céline obtained a Degree in Physical Therapy (Université Catholique de Louvain), a Master Degree in Osteopathic Physical Therapy (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and a Degree in Osteopathy (Sutherland College of Osteopathic Medecine)in 2001, 2003 and 2006, respectively. She's now completing a PhD at LABO in combination with a part time clinical practice. Her interests include the biomechanics of foot, lumbar spine and lower quarter kinematics using computational models and tools combined with clinical analysis.


Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6262

Fedor owns a PhD in Applied Mathematics of the University of Saint Petersburg (obtained in 2008). His expertise combines a strong mathematical backgrounds, biomechanics and computer programming. He is in charge of implementing the computational solutions required by the other LABO members in order to answer their research questions. He developed several pieces of software such as the lhpFusionBox, the ULBViewer, which are used on a daily based for research and by students.


Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6328

Patrick obtained a PhD in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in 1999. His main research interests focus on all aspects of motion analysis and human locomotion. He published more then 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and is experience is widely recognised. He developed several novel methodologies in the Field. Patrick is also in charge of the LABO Center for Functional Evaluation which perform clinical analysis on patients with functional and locomotor disabilities.


Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6262

Victor owns a PhD in Applied Mathematics of the University of Saint Petersburg (obtained in 1981). Before starting at LABO in 2000, he had a position as Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Saint Petersburg. His main expertises include the developments of computational methods based on optimization procedures and multiple regression algorithms. These methods are based on in-vitro and in-vivo data collected during the researches of the other LABO members to answer local and litterature needs. His solutions address a variety of topics such as the estimation of joint centers, the optimization of motion data for model-based development, hardware solution development (including validation and calibration), etc. Most of the developed method are then implemented in the in-house lhpFusionBox sotfware to be used by non-technical users. Victor published more than 40 papers and several books.


Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6327

Stéphane obtained a PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2010. His main topic of research is the better understanding of the consequences of orthopeadic intervention on the musculoskeletal systems, and more particularly knee osteotomy. He is currently in sabbatical at the University of Lubbock (USA).


Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6379

Olivier obtained a PhD in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2015. He is currently performing researches at LABO focusing on the role of connective tissue (i.e., aponeurosis, perimysium, etc) within the musculoskeletal systems. His research is mixing in-vitro experiments and computational visualisation methods.

He is a trained kinesiotherapist and osteopath.


Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6376


Technical staff

  • Mr. H. Bajou
  • Ms. M. Duterre
  • Ms. L. Vander Marcken
  • Mr. P. Sanders
  • Mr. JL. Sterckx
  • Ms. S. Telese Izzi

Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6390


Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6342


Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6366


Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6342

Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6327

Entré à l’ULB au LABO le 15.05.1979 comme garçon de laboratoire jusqu’au 30.06.1986. Préparateur du 01.07.1986 au 30.06.1995. Technicien du 01.07.1995 au 30.06.2000. Premier technicien du 01/07/2000 au 01/01/2006. Agent Spécialisé en chef du 01/01/2006 à ce jour. Délégué SIPP depuis 07/2012. A aujourd’hui en charge la préparation d’une partie des cours dispensés aux étudiants en médecine, dentaire et sciences de la motricité. La préparation et la conservation des corps destinés aux travaux pratiques. La gestion du département Legs De Corps en collaboration au sein de l’équipe technique, La partie technique et l’accueil et l’assistance aux patients du centre d’évaluation fonctionnelle (analyse de mouvements). Ainsi que divers travaux utile au laboratoire comme photographie, informatique, confection de montages électro et mécaniques, assistance aux mémorants, etc…


Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6376



  • Ms. M. Stoffels
  • Ms. C. Tilmant

Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6320


Email:; Phone: +32 (0)2 555 6376

Associate members