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Alarm! Peroxiredoxin-5, more than an enzyme!

Inflammation is a protective response of the immune system to infection or physical damage that is mediated in part through the recognition of molecular patterns associated with microbes or released by necrotic cells following tissue injury. In a study published in Cell Chemical Biology (see...
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Martin Delguste selected for the international final of...

Thursday evening the 25th May, the Belgian final of the contest ‘Ma thèse en 180 secondes’ took place in Brussels, on the campus of the ULB. 19 candidates from the Belgian French speaking universities presented a talk explaining their thesis project to a broad and potentially...
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Yeast used as a model to understand human genetic diseases

The baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is a simple living organism, functioning similarly to human cells. It is the first eukaryotic microorganism whose genome has been fully characterized. It has been used for many years as a model organism in molecular biology and genetics. For this...
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Mechanobiology: Staphylococcus aureus under tension !

Staphylococcus aureus is an important bacterial pathogen which is a leading cause of biofilm-associated infections on indwelling medical devices. Biofilms are currently estimated to be involved in more than 65 % of hospital-acquired infections. There is evidence that bacterial adhesion and...
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Doctor honoris causa

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Life Sciences Institute, honorary doctorates were awarded April 18, 2018, to two renowned biologists, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Malcolm Bennett, in the presence of a large audience. Emmanuelle Charpentier is Professor and Director of the Max Planck...
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