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KU Leuven, MeBioS (mechatronics, biostatistics and sensors)
MeBioS investigates the interaction between biological systems and physical processes. The emphasis is on the measurement of properties of biological products and process variables, the analysis of the measured signals by means of advanced statistical methods, process and equipment design, optimisation and control. Mathematical models to describe the working principles of biological systems at different spatial and temporal scales is essential for this purpose.
The Biophotonics group within MeBioS investigates the interaction of light with biological systems to develop innovative sensors for rapid and non-destructive characterisation and monitoring of biosystems. Sensor research focuses on spectroscopy, hyperspectral imaging, thermography and smart computer vision. Data analytics research focuses on experimental design, chemometrics, process monitoring and –control, as well as artificial intelligence and deep learning. Our group has a strong track record in industrial collaboration on the higher-mentioned topics.