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Research interests

Environmental toxicology,  electron microscopy, cryofixation, cryosubstitution, Energy-Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), High-angle annular dark-field imaging (HAADF), stem cells, flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea, heavy metals, nanoparticles & microplastics.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Hasselt University

1 Jan 20031 Jan 2007

Award Date: 31 May 2007

External positions

Researcher, Hasselt University

1 Jan 2007 → …

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Research Output

Environmental toxicology, an open online textbook

Van Gestel, C. A. M. (ed.), Van Belleghem, F. G. A. J. (ed.), Van den Brink, N. W. (ed.), Droge, S. T. J. (ed.), Hamers, T. (ed.), Hermens, J. L. M. (ed.), Kraak, M. H. S. (ed.), Löhr, A. J. (ed.), Parsons, J. R. (ed.), Ragas, A. M. J. (ed.), Van Straalen, N. M. (ed.) & Vijver, M. G. (ed.), Sep 2019, Amsterdam: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Research output: Book/ReportBookAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
  • In vivo Toxicity Assessment of Silver Nanoparticles in Homeostatic versus Regenerating Planarians

    Leynen, N., Van Belleghem, F. G. A. J., Wouters, A., Bove, H., Ploem, J-P., Thijssen, E., Langie, S. A. S., Carleer, R., Ameloot, M., Artois, T. & Smeets, K., 21 Apr 2019, In : Nanotoxicology. 13, 4, p. 476-491 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • Microplastics in coastal areas and seafood: implications for food safety

    Hantoro, I., Löhr, A. J., Van Belleghem, F. G. A. J., Widianarko, B. & Ragas, A. M. J., 2019, In : Food Additives and Contaminants Part A-Chemistry Analysis Control Exposure& Risk Assessment. 36, 5, p. 674-711 38 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Assessing the biocompatibility of silver nanoparticles with Schmidtea mediterranea, a stem cell model organism

    Leynen, N., Van Belleghem, F., Artois, T. & Smeets, K., 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterAcademic

    Open Access
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    Improving transparency, consistency and efficiency of ecotoxicological teaching: development of an open online textbook Environmental Toxicology

    Van Belleghem, F. G. A. J., 2018, ABSTRACT BOOK SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting: Responsible and Innovative Research for Environmental Quality. Brussels: Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Europe (SETAC Europe), p. 502-502 1 p. WEPC14

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Abstract/Poster in proceedingAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 93 Downloads (Pure)


    Lecturer of the year (Faculty of Science)

    Van Belleghem, Frank (Recipient), 3 Nov 2012

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)Professional


    NBV Hissink price

    Van Belleghem, Frank (Recipient), 4 Nov 2004

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)Academic



    • 2 Participating in OR organising an event
    • 1 Invited talk
    • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

    Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)

    Ansje Löhr (Visiting researcher), Inneke Hantoro (Visiting researcher) & F.G.A.J. Van Belleghem (Visiting researcher)

    5 Dec 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institutionAcademic

    Workshop on Marine Litter Pollution at the Clingendael Institute

    Ansje Löhr (Speaker) & F.G.A.J. Van Belleghem (Speaker)

    17 Sep 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkAcademic

    The first QUASIMEME/NORMAN Workshop on Analysis of Microplastics

    Frank Van Belleghem (Participant / Attendee) & Inneke Hantoro (Participant / Attendee)

    27 Nov 201828 Nov 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in OR organising an eventAcademic


    PhD Program in Environmental Science

    Frank Van Belleghem (Organiser), Ansje Löhr (Organiser), Budi Widianarko (Organiser) & Andreas Lako (Organiser)

    24 Aug 201825 Aug 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in OR organising an eventAcademic