Laboratory of Anatomy, Biomechanics and Organogenesis
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Welcome on the website of the Laboratory of Anatomy, Biomechanics and Organogenesis (in short, "the LABO"). We are located at the Faculty of Medicine of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (or ULB) in Belgium.

The LABO has four missions: Education, Research, Clinics and Logistics.

A short description is given below. More detailed information are available from the menu on the right.

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Our LABO teaches anatomy to students of various programs, including medicine, dental sciences, veterinary sciences, physical therapy, occupational therapy, bioengineering, sports, nursing, pharmacy, medical biology and arts. Moreover, LABO members also teach human embryology. Most of the classes are scheduled in the first three years of studies. However, some post-graduate courses of clinical anatomy are also part of our duties. Each year, more than 1000 hours of anatomy classes are taugth by LABO to about 4000 students.


The LABO is active in several fields thanks to its multidisciplinary staff and expertise: Biomechanics, Anatomy, Organogenesis, Veterinary Sciences and Legal Medicine. State-of-the-art equipment is available.


The Center for Functional Evaluation (or CFE) organised by LABO offers patients, and their therapists, all services for following-up of locomotor and gesture disabilities linked to a variety of disorders (orthopeadics, neurology, etc). Clinical research is also performed at LABO.


The LABO is taking part in the organisation of various structures and events (links are found below):

Dec 2015. Jeanne Bertuit obtained a PhD in Motor Sciences focusing on lower back pain in pregnant women..

16th of June 2015. S. Van Sint Jan, the LABO and ETRO (VUB) won the Award from the Brussels-Capital Region as best Entrepreneurship project (for the FeasyMotion spin-off) from the Acceleration Program jointly organised by the clusters lifetech Brussels and Software in Brussels ( and Microsoft.

FACTS. Since 2013 until today (June 2015), the LABO published more that 45 peer-reviewed papers in international journals!! Congratulations to all LABO staff members for this achievement.

Jun 2015. T. Chapman, V. Sholukha, P. Semal, S. Louryan, S. Van Sint Jan published a paper called Femoral curvature variability in modern humans using three-dimensional quadric surface fitting in Surgical and Radiological Anatomy.

May 2015. Olivier Snoeck obtained a PhD in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences focusing on the anatomical and biomechanical aspects of human fasciae. Congrats, Oliv !!.

May 2015. B. Bonnechère, V. Sholukha, P. Salvia, M. Rooze and S. Van Sint Jan published a paper called Physiologically-corrected coupled motion during gait analysis using Model-Based Approach in Gait & Posture.

Feb 2015. B. Beyer, V. Sholukha, P. Salvia, M. Rooze, V. Feipel, S. Van Sint Jan published a paper called Effect of anatomical landmarks perturbation on mean helical axis parameters of in vivo costovertebral joints in Journal of Biomechanics.

Sep 2014. Prof. Rooze retired from The LABO. Prof. Stéphane Louryan has been elected as the new director of LABO.