News for libst
January 16, 2020
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...Click to know more
December 16, 2019
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...Click to know more
November 29, 2019
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...Click to know more
November 13, 2019
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...Click to know more
October 08, 2019
Welcome to our research logistician in bioinformatics
Dr. Gipsi Lima-Mendez joined our institute this first October. Her working time will be divided between LIBST (50%), ELI (30%) and SMCS (20%). Gipsi obtained a PhD in Science (Bioinformatics) from ULB in 2008 and has completed three postdoctoral stays (ULB, 2008-2010; VUB, 2010-2014;...Click to know more