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Marnix Peferoen at the helm of new VIB startup AgroSavfe
15 March 2013
AgroSavfe hopes to provide tools for a safer, more sustainable agriculture while saving farmers and growers money. Below, a conversation with new CEO Marnix Peferoen.
Diatoms shed light on cell cycle mechanisms
15 March 2013
Marie Huysman (VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology, UGent) and the group of Wim Vyverman (Biology Department of UGent) studied how light can regulate the onset of the cell cycle.
VIB applies for second poplar field trial
1 February 2013
VIB has asked the federal government for a license to perform a second field trial with genetically modified poplars.
Field tests confirm the potential of genetically modified potatoes for sustainable potato cultivation
8 January 2013
After a two-year scientific field trial with genetically modified potatoes, researchers have concluded that potatoes with multiple resistance to potato diseases can make our potato growing much more sustainable.
VIB corn field trial Wetteren Genetically modified corn also larger in the field
17 December 2012
The first harvest of genetically modified corn plants in Wetteren confirms the earlier lab results: the genetically modified corn also grows larger in the field.
VIB concludes that Séralini study is not substantiated
8 October 2012
The scientific analysis of VIB shows that the research design of Séralini et al. contained fundamental shortcomings that preclude any sensible conclusions from being drawn.
VIB exceptionally sceptical about the Séralini research
20 September 2012
VIB has reacted very sceptically to the "alarming" results of a health study into the consequences of genetically modified maize.
EMBO Gold Medal 2012 recognizes Jiří Friml
27 June 2012
EMBO announced Jiří Friml of the Department of Plant Systems Biology, VIB and Ghent University, Belgium and Central European Institute of Technology, University Brno, Czech Republic as the winner of the 2012 EMBO Gold Medal.
VIB teams up with Nature for a symposium on recent breakthroughs in plant biology
31 May 2012
On October 3-5, 2012, VIB and Nature will host a symposium in Ghent, Belgium, about recent breakthroughs in plant biology.
An international consortium sequences tomato genome
30 May 2012
The Tomato Genome Consortium (TGC), a group of over 300 scientists from thirteen countries, has sequenced the genomes of the domesticated tomato and its wild ancestor, Solanum pimpinellifolium.
That is why plants grow towards the light!
16 April 2012
Have you ever wondered why stems grow upwards and roots downwards? Why plants always seem to turn towards the light and climbing plants run up the trellis rather than down?
Stomata development in plants unraveled – a valuable discovery for environmental research
3 April 2012
Gent researchers have unraveled the action mechanism of the main plant hormone that regulates the development of stomata. This breakthrough has important implications for environmental research and for protection of plants against disease and stress.
Increased crop yield through better insight in molecular networks
7 February 2012
VIB and BASF Plant Science jointly develop TopYield Technology. This is the largest collaboration VIB has entered in the field of plant biotechnology, this project is supported by Flemish government agency IWT.
VIB applies for field trial with taller maize
21 December 2011
VIB has submitted an application for a field experiment with genetically modified maize. The maize becomes taller than conventional maize – at least in a greenhouse.
Genome of first arachnid cracked
24 November 2011
An international team of scientists - including VIB-UGent - has succeeded in deciphering the genome of the spider mite.
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