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Interview with Bart Lambrecht
18 September 2014
Immunology is one of the major research themes at VIB. And we will be focusing on this theme in the fall. In December, VIB and Cell will join forces to organize the international conference “The multifaceted roles of type 2 immunity”.
Let's share our fascination for science!
16 September 2014
From science to value for society – that is the VIB motto. The ingredients, required for this, are obvious to most of us: strategic basic research linked to an active valorization policy.
New insights in survival strategies of bacteria
14 September 2014
Scientists at VIB /VUB have created a detailed 3-D image of the pores in bacteria through which curli building blocks cross the bacterial cell wall, a crucial step in the formation of the protective slime capsule.
Jeffrey Modell Foundation supports Belgian research on primary immunodeficiency
9 September 2014
For the first time the Jeffrey Modell Foundation is giving a research grant to a Belgian laboratory. The team of Adrian Liston from VIB-KU Leuven will use the grant to develop a gene therapy to cure children that suffer from IPEX syndrome.
Keeping the gut barrier intact - The thin line between cell survival and cell death
3 September 2014
Under normal conditions, RIPK1 is essential to protect gut epithelial cells from excessive cell death, and thereby ensures the barrier function of this organ from bacterial infiltration.
Nature Biotechnology article describes new Dutch technology that improves DNA sequencing
27 August 2014
Cergentis, in collaboration with the Hubrecht Institute, has developed a new technology for DNA sequencing. The new technology and various applications are described in an article appearing this week in the journal Nature Biotechnology.
ALS Ice Bucket challenge - VIB HQ
27 August 2014
With pleasure we joined this initiative to raise awareness for ALS diseases and to raise funds in the fight against ALS.
The Ghent University and the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology conclude a strategic alliance with Eiland Zwijnaarde plc
21 August 2014
Ghent University and VIB will co-operate in the development of a new industrial site for R&D companies on Eiland Zwijnaarde, fostering the establishment of R&D intensive companies and enabling 2.000 jobs in the Ghent Region.
Zebrafish help to unravel Alzheimer’s disease
19 August 2014
A new by VIB/KU Leuven scientists gives new knowledge about the regulation of stem cells in the nerve tissue of zebrafish embryos results in surprising insights into neurodegenerative disease processes in the human brain.
Malaria medicine chloroquine inhibits tumor growth and metastases
11 August 2014
A study by investigators at VIB and KU Leuven has demonstrated that chloroquine also normalizes the abnormal blood vessels in tumors. This blood vessel normalization results in an increased barrier function and in enhanced tumor perfusion.
Structural dynamics in cellular communication
6 August 2014
VIB invites you to ‘Structural dynamics in cellular communication’, a high-level science conference taking place in the heart of Europe (Brussels, Belgium) from 9-10 February, 2015.
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’.
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