About VIB

VIB is a life sciences research institute in Flanders, Belgium. With more than 1470 scientists from over 60 countries, we perform basic research into the molecular foundations of life.

VIB is an excellence-based entrepreneurial institute that focuses on translating basic scientific results into pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial applications.

VIB works in close partnership with four universities − UGent, KU Leuven, University of Antwerp, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Hasselt University and is funded by the Flemish government.

VIB develops and disseminates a wide range of science-based information about all aspects of biotechnology.




Major achievements

To ensure that the results of our research reach patients and consumers, VIB co-operates with the industry.


VIB has co-founded several companies. In close collaboration with the researchers, platforms are built that can form the basis of a new company.



health research

plant research