Ghent University Campus
Curiosity-driven plant research on basic cellular mechanisms
VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology has 5 science focus areas: Plant metabolism, growth & development, the interaction of plants with the environment, bioinformatics & integrative biology, translation from models to crops & from lab to field, and breakthrough technologies.
molecular tools & technologies challenging human diseases
VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology its main focus is to develop new, innovative molecular tools and technologies such as new biopharmaceuticals and vaccines. The scientists are currently working on new applications in tuberculosis research, cancer treatment, antiviral immunity, and others.
KU Leuven Campus
Unravelling mechanisms that drive cancer cells
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology explores the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer initiation, progression, and metastatic dissemination and develops more effective and specific anticancer therapies, identifies novel biomarkers for the early detection, monitoring of cancer progression, and prediction of therapy response.
Microorganisms, model systems for cells of higher organisms
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology provides novel insights into prokaryotic and eukaryotic biology, ecology, genetics, genomics, metabolism, and pathology. In addition, we are creating superior industrial microbes and microbial products, and are developing novel antibiotics and treatment schemes to fight resistant pathogenic microbes.
University of Antwerp Campus
Vrije Universiteit Brussel Campus
integrated structural biology approach
VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology studies the structure and dynamics of macromolecular complexes in health and disease to explain their mode of action. These scientists excel in translating their discoveries into biotechnological and medical applications and stimulate research-based economic development.
Tracking inflammatory responses with myeloid cells
VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation research and more specifically its Myeloid Cell Immunology Lab at Vrije Universiteit Brussel uses the heterogeneity of myeloid cells (MCs) as an in vivo sensor to track inflammatory responses and as a target for therapeutic intervention.
Hasselt University Campus
unravel the secrets of the brain
NERF wants to unravel the anatomical and functional fundamentals of neuronal circuits. They do so by using and integrating neurobiological and nano-electronic approaches. The first goal is to generate the evidence needed for a theory of mental function and memory. Secondly, NERF should result in new medical applications for the diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders or malfunction.