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.


Our DHC, Emmanuelle Charpentier, wins the Nobel Prize in...

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier, Doctor honoris causa of the LIBST in 2018, and to Jennifer Doudna, two...
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The Chromosome waltz

To generate our reproductive cells (the gametes), our cells use a double division called meiosis. It aims to create male or female gametes that...
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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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