VIB scientists overview

Microbiology

  • Nico Callewaert Lab

    • ERC group
    • ​Synthetic biology of the eukaryotic secretory system
    • Novel concepts in biopharmaceuticals
    • Novel technology for discovery of molecular biomarkers of disease
    • Engineering the Mycobacterium-host interface for better vaccines and drugs
  • Proteomics Expertise Center

    • ​Targeted Proteomics - monitoring the metabolic or inflammatory state of the cell
    • Ubiquitin-like modifications - proteomics strategies to map ISGylation sites
    • Antigenic peptides - finding novel epitopes for vaccine development
  • Remy Loris Lab

    • bacterial stress response and Toxin-Antitoxin modules
    • intrinsically disordered proteins
    • macromolecular crystallography and biophysics
  • Joris Messens Lab

    • Study of the proteins and mechanisms that control redox homeostasis
    • Biochemical, structural and quantum chemical expertise in thiol/redox-chemistry
  • Jan Michiels Lab

    • ​​Molecular and evolutionary aspects of persistence
    • Discovery of novel antibiotics
    • Engineering ethanol tolerance
  • Jeroen Raes Lab

    • ​novel computational approaches for large-scale, next-generation sequencing projects investigating the human microbiome
    • analysis of sequence data and the investigation of ecological communities from metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and meta-metabolomics
  • Han Remaut Lab

    • ERC group
    • Helicobacter pylori Adhesion - Countering a life-long attachment to the host
    • Chaperone/Usher Pilus Assembly - Towards selective disarmament of adhesive fibers
    • Curli - Structural biology of controlled amyloid deposition
  • Xavier Saelens Lab

    • ​development of broad (universal) human influenza vaccines for both influenza A en B virus strains
  • Johan Thevelein Lab

    • molecular genetics and biochemistry of nutrient sensing and signaling in yeast (S. cerevisiae)
    • polygenic analysis of complex yeast traits, in particular traits with commercial importance
    • development of superior industrial yeast strains for bioethanol production, beer brewing, bakery, wine production and other applications
  • Patrick Van Dijck Lab

    • trehalose metabolism​
    • nutrient sensing and signal transduction in Candida albicans
    • and trehalose metabolism and stress tolerance in plants
  • Kevin Verstrepen Lab

    • ERC group
    • Evolutionary mechanisms underlying hyper-evolvable properties
    • Yeast genetics and epigenetics
    • Importance of tandem repeats as drivers of genetic change