18/10/2016 - Research groups of the Technical University of Munich, the University of Duisburg-Essen and VIB–VUB has discovered a completely new approach to preventing or treating infections with this bacterium as well as secondary complications.
23/09/2016 - A team of scientists has gained fresh insight into the development of bladder infections, also known as cystitis. These findings are the result of VIB-VUB researchers & their American colleagues at the center for Women’s Infectious Disease Research.
23/07/2016 - A collaboration between VIB and Oxford Nanopore Technologies has led to the development of a new key element of state-of-the-art DNA sequencing tools. The lab of Han Remaut conducted groundbreaking research on a pore protein.
06/05/2016 - The bacterium ‘Helicobacter pylori’ is highly adapted to survival in the human stomach and is responsible for the majority of gastric ulcer and cancer cases worldwide. Scientists at the lab of Han Remaut (VIB/VUB) present new insights into BabA.
08/03/2016 - VIB is proud to announce that the lab of Han Remaut (VIB/Vrije Universiteit Brussels) has teamed up with Oxford Nanopore Technologies for the development of nanopore sensing technology.
14/01/2016 - This BabA protein proves to be a molecular chameleon that adapts it binding properties and preference for different ABO-blood group sugars according to their prevalence in different human populations.
13/02/2015 - 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.
14/09/2014 - 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.
29/01/2014 - Alvin Lo and Han Remaut (VIB/Vrije Universiteit Brussel) have identified a chemical substance with the potential of acting as a new drug to treat bacterial infections, particularly urinary tract infections.
19/11/2012 - VIB researchers from UGent and Vrije Universiteit Brussel , together with a team of the firm Oxyrane have developed a new technology that can lead to a more efficient and possibly also cheaper therapy for diseases such as Pompe disease.
11/06/2012 - Many bacteria protect themselves against threats from the outside world by developing a protective protein layer that acts as armor. Scientists at VIB and Vrije Universiteit Brussel succeeded in imaging the structure of this armor for the first time.
03/06/2011 - One in three women will be faced at least once in her life with cystitis. Han Remaut reveals the complex interactions which lead to the formation of pili.This knowledge can be used to develop new antibiotics to treat infections of the urinary tract.