The mechanisms of life

At VIB, a life sciences research institute based in Flanders, Belgium, we explore the basic molecular mechanisms of life. From micro-organisms over plants to human beings, we investigate the intricate biology underlying both health and disease. Our cutting-edge basic research is complemented by a strong focus on translating scientific results into pharmaceutical, agricultural, and industrial applications. We believe that breakthrough research on the molecular foundations of life will lead to a better quality of life, economic growth, and sustainable societal well-being.

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VIB Facts series

Do you want to know more about important topics in the life sciences? Do you want up-to-date information about the scientific findings that will shape society? 

The VIB Facts series is a set of in-depth, science-based informational brochures on topics as diverse as animal testing, crop production, and genome engineering. Every brochure has been curated by experts in the field to provide you with the most up-to-date information.

Check out the entire series

VIB Grand Challenges Program

The VIB Grand Challenges Program (GCP) is a translational research program that aims to increase the societal impact of VIB. By teaming up with experts outside VIB who have complementary expertise, our researchers can generate new, otherwise untapped avenues to create added value for society.

Read more about the GCP