Mission

Dear visitor,

Measure, Model & Manage Bioresponses (M3-BIORES), the former Laboratory for Agricultural Buildings Research belongs to the KU Leuven (° 1425). With a staff of about 20 enthusiastic people it is one of the biggest scientific groups worldwide working in the field of integration of biological responses in the monitoring and control of living organisms (humans, animals, plants).

The main focus of research is to integrate the dynamic responses of living organisms in the monitoring and control of biological processes. Our objective is to measure continuously in an on-line way the responses of living organisms to their varying individual micro-environment. Next we want to predict the dynamic time-varying responses of living organisms in order to monitor and control their well being, their health and performances. At the same time the micro-environment around the living organisms is controlled. We do this for humans (athletes, drivers in a car, workers in a factory, etc.), animals (pigs, chicken, cows, horses, etc.) and plants. In our List of Projects you will find exciting examples of this approach.

M3-BIORES has published over 300 scientific publications in international journals, conference proceedings and books (See our List of publications). We are collaborating with many scientific teams worldwide as you can see in our List of Partners. Since 1981 M3-BIORES has developed products for a world market in close collaboration with industrial partners and we own several patents. Recently we have started the spin-off company BIORICS to apply our knowledge in human applications.

You are very welcome to visit our group, we are situated in the beautiful park of the castle of Arenberg in Heverlee – Leuven. Students are especially welcome “to jump in” when they are around and to share our enthusiasm in this exciting field of research.

Enjoy our webpages and don’t hesitate to contact us whenever you wish.

Kind regards,

Daniel

Prof. Daniel Berckmans, Ph.D
Head of M3-BIORES
Email: daniel.berckmans@kuleuven.be