Louvain Institute of Biomolecular Science and Technology

  The Louvain Institute of Biomolecular Science and Technology brings together more than 150 research staff working in the field of biology and using molecular and cellular tools.  The general objective is to create an environment favorable to high profile research activities.  More specific aims are as follows : to promote high quality basic research in the life sciences to promote applied projects that emerge from basic research to attract young talented researchers and help them develop a successful team to favor the transfer of know-how to favor the sett About


The LIBST aims at understanding and applying biological mechanisms related to developmental, physiological and pathological processes in animals, plants and microorganisms using molecular and cellular approaches.


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...
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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...
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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...
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