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Bio-marker set forms the basis for new blood test to detect colorectal cancer
27 March 2015
Researchers from VIB and KU Leuven have identified bio-markers that can be incorporated in a new diagnostic test. This should make it possible to detect colorectal cancer in an early stage using a simple blood test.
Bioinformatics Services at VIB - all roads lead to BITS
16 March 2015
BITS plays a central role, building upon its expertise in BioIT training, building upon its expertise in BioIT training, scientific software support, and Research and BioIT data analysis support.
Tips and tricks to win translational research fellowships
16 March 2015
There is a need for more information or training on the preparation for the interview associated with the IWT fellowship selection process.
Barry Callebaut, VIB and KU Leuven optimize cocoa fermentation process
12 March 2015
Inspired by Belgian beer brewers: Newly developed yeast helps make chocolate more delicious
Philippe Muyters opens GMP facility Q-Biologicals, SEPS Pharma and VIB
6 March 2015
Unique expertise and GMP infrastructure increase international appeal of Flemish biotech sector
European researchers point to the importance of animal testing
5 March 2015
More than hundred European scientific organizations, including VIB, oppose the citizens’ initiative Stop Vivisection to ban all research using animals in Europe.
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.
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