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New tools raise the bar for protein research
2 March 2015
Two recent publications by Lennart Martens, associated with VIB and Ghent University, have launched a new eco system for life sciences data.
European Research Council grants: Good news for EU-LIFE centres, but with a bitter aftertaste
18 February 2015
EU-LIFE European research centres obtained 14 new ERC Starting and Consolidator grants in the latest competitions, which takes the total of ERC-funded grants currently running in centres belonging to the alliance to over 100.
Thank you, fruit flies, for that pleasing beer aroma
17 February 2015
Joaquin Christiaens, Kevin Verstrepen (VIB/KU Leuven), Luis Franco and Emre Yaksi (NERF, VIB/KU Leuven/imec), working together with Bassem Hassan (VIB/KU Leuven), have discovered why yeast makes aromatic compounds.
New insights into bacterial protein secretion
13 February 2015
Using X-ray crystallography, Parveen Goyal and Han Remaut (VIB/Vrije Universiteit Brussel) created a detailed three-dimensional image of the pores through which the curli building blocks cross the bacterial cell envelope.
4 ERC Consolidator Grants for VIB top scientists
12 February 2015
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded another 4 VIB scientists!
ABMM Award for Delphine Bouhy and Jonathan Beats
29 January 2015
Delphine Bouhy and Jonathan Baets, post-doctoral scientists at the VIB Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Antwerp, were awarded a research grant by the Belgian Foundation for Neuromuscular Diseases (ABMM).
Sigma-Aldrich® and VIB Form Alliance to Provide Scientists with Enhanced and Faster Access to Novel Translational Research
22 January 2015
Alliance will leverage Sigma-Aldrich’s leading manufacturing and global distribution capabilities to provide accelerated access to VIB’s innovative research products, tools and technologies.
Quick scan science topics December 2014
13 January 2015
Sequence HEK293 cells available for entire research community
8 January 2015
The groups of Nico Callewaert (VIB/UGent), Yves Van de Peer (VIB/UGent) and Jan Tavernier (VIB/UGent) sequenced six HEK293 cell lines using whole-genome resequencing.
Stem cell research offers new insights into how dementia develops
5 January 2015
Researchers at KU Leuven and the Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) have succeeded in correcting a genetic mutation thought to cause frontotemporal dementia.
Interview with Brian Kobilka and Jan Steyaert
18 December 2014
Brian Kobilka shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Robert Lefkowitz. A couple of months ago Kobilka was in Brussels to give a talk about his work on invitation of Jan Steyaert (VIB/Vrije Universiteit brussel).
Next-Generation Antibodies and Protein Analysis - Tools and Technologies
9 December 2014
VIB’s Tools and Technologies meetings provide a forum for top academic speakers and scientists from both establish and emerging companies to present their latest scientific achievements and exciting technological solutions.
MMP inhibitors back in therapeutic business?
8 December 2014
Claude Libert and Roosmarijn Vandenbroucke have been studying matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) since many years and recently reviewed the therapeutic opportunities for MMP inhibitors.
Structure and mechanism of ryanodine receptor revealed - step forward in understanding muscle diseases
1 December 2014
Every single moment our life depends on the reliable functioning of muscles. Even slight malfunction of muscles results in diseases.
Has a possible new lead been found in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases?
24 November 2014
Researchers from VIB and KU Leuven have succeeded in completely suppressing neurodegeneration in fruit flies, by partially inhibiting the breakdown of 'defective' proteins in brain cells.
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