Previous lab members


Marjolein Leerink

Research Assistant (Walloon Region CAPSICUM)

Supervisors : André Mouraux, Patrice Forget

The objective of my research project was to characterize, in humand and animals, the effects on nociception of a high-concentration topical application of capsicum extracts.

Athanasia Moungou


Supervisor Pr. A. Mouraux; Co-supervisor : Pr. J.-L. Thonnard

The aim of my PhD project was be to develop a new approach to isolate and characterize the cortical activity elicited by the mechanical interactions between the contacting finger pad and tactile displays. Using such stimuli, we will use high-density electroencephalography (EEG) to sample, non-invasively, the cortical activity elicited by mechanotransduction of the finger pad interactions with the tactile displays. Specifically, I developped a new technique based on the recording of steady-state evoked potentials (SS-EPs) to study the cortical processes underlying the perception of complex fine-grained textures. 

David Gueorguiev


Supervisor : Pr. J.-L. Thonnard; Co-supervisor : Pr. A. Mouraux

The objective of my PhD wa to conceive original psychophysical approaches to study the perception elicited by novel tactile displays.

Gan Huang

Postdoctorate researcher (FNRS Mandat d'impulsion scientifique - MIS and ERC Starting Grant PROBING-PAIN).

Supervisor : Pr. A. Mouraux


The objective of his postdoctorate research fellowship was to develop novel approaches to study the cortical representation of pain in the human brain, using novel techniques combining transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Gan Huang is now a Research Associate Professor at the School of Mobile Information Engineering of the Sun Yat-Sen University

Elisabeth Colon

Postdoctorate researcher (BAEF fellowship)

Supervisor : Pr. A. Mouraux


During her PhD, Elisabeth Colon developed a novel approach to study the cortical processes underlying pain perception in humans based on the recording of nociceptive steady-state evoked potentials (SS-EPs). The aim was to isolate cortical activity more preferentially involved in nociception. We showed that SS-EPs is useful to tag cortical activity related to the perception of sustained pain that possibly reflects nociceptive-specific stages of cortical processing. She then pursued her work as a postdoctorate researcher, with the aim of developing a new approach to study patients suffering from chronic pain with SS-EPs. 

Elisabeht Colon is now a postdoctorate researcher in the lab of Prof. D. Borsook (Pain and Imaging Neuroscience - PAIN, Massachussets General Hospital)



Anne Klöcker

Postdoctorate researcher (NEUROSENSE – Program CWALity)

Supervisor : Pr. A. Mouraux
Anne Klöcker performed a postdoctorate research fellow carried out in the framework of the NEUROSENSE project. The purpose of this CWALity project was to develop (i) a vibrotactile stimulator as well as (ii) an EMG system compatible with EEG, IRM and MEG. These devices will be used for non-invasive investigations of the human nervous system. Her role in the NEUROSENSE project was to intervene in the development and the validation process of both devices.