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Lock the door on coronavirus

How does the new coronavirus enter our cells and how do we keep it from entering? The team of David Alsteens (LIBST) will tackle these two questions with the help of state-of-the-art equipment, the atomic force microscope, and expertise on the interactions between viruses and their host cells....
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Perverting cell-to-cell communication in streptococci

Bacteria have developed cell-to-cell communication systems to exchange information in order to coordinate a population response toward various stimuli. For instance, the ComR-ComS system is broadly present in streptococci and deeply studied in Pr. Pascal Hols´ lab and its postdoctoral...
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Welcome to Sonia Collin and her team

At the beginning of this year, we have the great pleasure to welcome Sonia Collin's research team within the LIBST.  Sonia leads the brewing and food industries laboratory (INBR) and studies the chemical and biochemical synthesis pathways of flavors, as well as their stability and retention...
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Training on preservation of micro-organisms

The BCCM consortium organizes its fourth hands-on training on preservation of micro-organisms (fungi, bacteria, cyanobacteria, microalgae), and a seminar on management of a culture collection. All industrials, scientists and students who aim to develop their skills in micro-organism...
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Pascal Hols received the Danisco® Science Excellence Medal

Pascal Hols, Professor of Microbiology at the Institute of Biomolecular Science and Technology, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium – selected for his fundamental and applied research on genetics and metabolism of lactic acid bacteria. His research encompasses carbon metabolism, cell...
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