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The genome sequence of the orchid Phalaenopsis equestris
20 April 2015
The lab of Yves Van de Peer (VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology) can add an extra genome paper to its long list.
Cell sorting at VIB
16 April 2015
Cell sorting technology enables rapid separation of large numbers of specific cell populations with high purity, recovery, and yield, starting from single cell suspensions.
ThromboGenics and VIB launch New Oncology Company Oncurious NV to develop TB-403 for Pediatric Brain Tumours
14 April 2015
ThromboGenics NV announces the foundation of Oncurious NV, a new oncology company that will develop TB-403 for the treatment of pediatric brain tumors. VIB will become a shareholder alongside ThromboGenics in this new oncology venture.
Epigenomic changes play an important role during the progression of melanoma
9 April 2015
Researchers at KU Leuven, in Belgium, have zeroed in on what makes cancer cells in melanoma so aggressive. They also succeeded in taming the effect in cell cultures.
Revolutionary new insights into blood vessel formation in cancer
1 April 2015
Peter Carmeliet and Sarah-Maria Fendt (VIB/ KU Leuven) have discovered a new strategy to counteract blood vessel formation, based on their research which indicates that fatty acid breakdown is essential in the creation of new blood vessels.
Have we reached the limits of next-generation sequencing?
30 March 2015
The recent VIB Tools and Technologies Conference ‘Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing’ was the ideal opportunity to ask questons to some leaders in the field.
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.
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