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Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing-Tools and Technologies
31 July 2014
VIB’s Tools and Technologies meeting series aims to provide a forum for both academic top speakers and scientists from emerging companies to present their latest scientific achievements and exciting technological solutions.
Cell-VIB - The Multifaceted Roles of Type 2 Immunity
28 July 2014
On December 10-12, 2014, VIB and Cell host a symposium about Type 2 Immunity in Bruges.
A million peptide motifs for the molecular biologist
17 July 2014
There might be over a million instances of peptide motifs in the human proteome. While this number suggests that peptide motifs are numerous and the most understudied functional module in the cell, it also holds great opportunities for new discoveries.
9 VIB researchers in Highly Cited Researchers list 2014
15 July 2014
The ‘Highly Cited’ tool was adapted to select and identify highly cited researchers. 9 researchers of the VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology, UGent ranked as highly cited researchers in the field ‘Plant and Animal Sciences’.
Wake-up call for more research into cell metabolism
9 July 2014
New therapeutic avenues for diabetes, inflammatory conditions & cancer.
Quick overview of VIB's research 2nd quarter 2014
2 July 2014
Research on inflammasomes opens new therapeutic avenues for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
1 July 2014
Scientists at VIB and Ghent University have demonstrated with their research into inflammasomes that rheumatoid arthritis should be considered as a syndrome rather than a single disease.
VIB and CNIO, a synergistic partnership for drug discovery
30 June 2014
Industry is in most cases reluctant to explore innovative but risky therapeutic hypotheses and increasingly relies on academic research for proof of concept (POC) studies. VIB tries to meet that challenge.
Responsible use of human primary materials
27 June 2014
Human primary cells, whether from blood or tissue biopsies, are used in many types of biomedical research. They are very valuable for furthering our understanding of a variety of human diseases.
Over-activity of enzyme HDAC6 exacerbates symptoms of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
26 June 2014
Scientists at VIB and KU Leuven have demonstrated in fruit-flies that over-activity of the enzyme HDAC6 in the nerve ends exacerbates the symptoms of the neurodegenerative condition ALS.
Lack of energy at the basis of Parkinson’s Disease - the molecular mechanism unraveled
25 June 2014
Vanessa Morais and Bart De Strooper (VIB/KU Leuven) demonstrated how a defect in the PINK1 gene causes Parkinson’s disease.
Do you feel the sport VIBes?
25 June 2014
VIB sport T-shirts are offered for everyone interested. These shirts can be used during several sports activities and events: from running, walking, cycling and even football and tennis.
Plants recycle too
23 June 2014
The groups of Daniël van Damme and Geert De Jaeger (VIB/UGent) together with the team of Staffan Persson (Max Planck Institute) identified a new protein complex that is crucial for endocytosis in plants.
23 June 2014
BioImage Informatics, BII, is an internationally recognized meeting on image informatics for the life sciences.
Understanding cell rearrangement during angiogenic sprouting
19 June 2014
Katie Bentley and Holger Gerhardt were able to demonstrate that differential dynamics of VE-cadherin junctions drive functional endothelial cell rearrangements during sprouting.
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