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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...
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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...
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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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Imaging the growth of a bacterial functional amyloid at...

Amyloids are aggregative protein fibrils best known for their implication in degenerative illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. However, microbes can also produce so-called functional amyloids, i.e. amyloids that serve a dedicated biological function. Curli are functional...
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Book: Plant Aquaporins : From Transport to Signaling

Aquaporins are channels facilitating the membrane diffusion of water but also small solutes such as urea, CO2, H2O2, ammonium, metalloids, etc. This book, co-edited by François Chaumont from the ISV and Steve Tyerman (University of Adelaide), integrates exciting data illustrating the various...
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