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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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David Alsteens recently received two scientific awards...

Against pathogenic bacteria, we have antibiotics. Against viruses, we have vaccines and some antiviral drugs. And against cancer, we may soon have ... viruses! ‘A viral infection means that a virus has managed to get into a human cell and duplicate it’, says Prof. Alsteens, an FNRS research...
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How does yeast control vitamins uptake ?

Thiamine is a vitamin, also called vitamin B1. All organisms use thiamine, but it is made only in bacteria, fungi, and plants. Animals must obtain it from their diet, and thus, for humans, it is an essential nutrient. Uptake of thiamine by cells occurs via facilitated transport. In human, two...
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