Louvain Institute of Biomolecular Science and Technology
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  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

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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.

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Cancer cells deactivate their ‘Velcro’ to go on the...

Cancer cells remain clumped together via a sort of ‘Velcro’ which allows them to adhere to each other wherever they appear. In order for...
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Mechanobiology: what makes bacterial pathogens so stiff?

Bacteria are surrounded by mechanically rigid cell envelopes, which play important roles in controlling cellular processes like growth, division,...
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Lock the door on coronavirus

How does the new coronavirus enter our cells and how do we keep it from entering? The team of David Alsteens (LIBST) will tackle these two...
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