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For this second participation in the iGEM contest, the...

iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine), is a competition in the field of synthetic biology. Students from all over the world must find solutions to current societal issues using synthetic biology. But what is exactly synthetic biology? This scientific field brings both biology and engineering together with a view to creating new methods and systems in diverse sectors, from...
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the 2017 UCLouvain iGEM Team will defend their project...

Once again, students of the ISV and different faculties of our university (biologists, bioengineer, engineers and economists) are taking part to the prestigious iGEM competition.  This worldwide competition gathers each year students on common societal issues. Using synthetic biology and their...
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New ERC Starting grant: NanoVirus

Prof. Dr David Alsteens is receiving a prestigious grant from the European Research Council (ERC), an ERC Starting Grant for excellent young researchers. The approximately 2 million euros will allow to combine atomic force microscopy with super-resolution confocal microscopy to study virus entry...
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How fibrinogen activates the capture of human...

Invasive bacterial pathogens can capture host plasminogen and allow it to form plasmin, a process of medical importance as surface-bound plasmin promotes bacterial spreading by cleaving tissue components and favours immune evasion by degrading opsonins. Together with the Speziale and Foster teams,...
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Diffusion du parfum des fleurs : un mécanisme plus...

  Les fleurs diffusent un doux parfum qui attire non seulement les insectes pollinisateurs, mais aussi les être humains qui les utilisent pour créer des parfums largement utilisés en cosmétique. Mais comment font ces fleurs pour les diffuser dans l’air ? François Lefèvre et...
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