Institute of Neuroscience (IONS) - Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)


Emmanuel Hermans - Principal investigator (IONS/CEMO)

The research group of Prof. Emmanuel Hermans (IONS/CEMO) has a long-standing expertise in the use of animal models to study the neuroinflammation and plastic changes of the central nervous system induced by neurotrauma, and its involvement in the development of neuropathic pain. His laboratory has experience in the production of animal models of neuropathic pain, the techniques used to study the pain behaviour of these animals, and the immune-histological techniques to characterize the glial activation and changes in nociceptive pathways at peripheral, spinal and supra-spinal level.


Doyen PJ, Vergouts M, Pochet A, Desmet N, van Neerven S, Brook G, Hermans E. J Neuroinflammation (2017) ; 14(1):209.

Gallo A, Leerink M, Michot B, Ahmed E, Forget P, Mouraux A, Hermans E. Exp Neurol (2017); 293:62-73. [PDF]

Taccola G, Doyen PJ, Damblon J, Dingu N, Ballarin B, Steyaert A, Rieux AD, Forget P, Hermans E, Bosier B, Deumens R. Exp Neurol (2016); 286:1-11. [PDF]

Hoeber J, Trolle C, Konig N, Du Z, Gallo A, Hermans E, Aldskogius H, Shortland P, Zhang SC, Deumens R, Kozlova EN. Sci Rep. (2015); 5:10666.

Bosier B, Doyen PJ, Brolet A, Muccioli GG, Ahmed E, Desmet N, Hermans E, Deumens R. Br J Pharmacol (2015); 72(22):5333-46.

Gallo A, Dimiziani A, Damblon J, Michot B, Des Rieux A, De Kock M, Hermans E, Deumens R. Neurosci Res (2015); 95:78-82.

Goursaud S, Schäfer S, Dumont AO, Vergouts M, Gallo A, Desmet N, Deumens R, Hermans E. Exp Neurol (2015); 263:91-101

van Neerven SG, Pannaye P, Bozkurt A, Van Nieuwenhoven F, Joosten E, Hermans E, Taccola G, Deumens R. Neuroscience (2013); 252:144-53.

Leinders M, Knaepen L, De Kock M, Sommer C, Hermans E, Deumens R. Neurosci Lett (2013); 554:146-50.

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