About VIB

VIB is a life sciences research institute in Flanders, Belgium. With more than 1700 scientists from over 75 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 five 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.




Annual Reports 

Read about the highlights of VIB's work of the past years

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