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.

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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.
 
 

Spinoffs

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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health research 

plant research

basics