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 setting up of interdisciplinary projects
  • to improve the scientific training of young researchers
  • to set up technological platforms available to the whole scientific community


Administrative organization

Head of the institute : René Rezsohazy   Vice-heads of the institute : Cathy Debier and Pierre Morsomme       Administrative coordinator :...


Our research at the LIBST is mainly funded by regional, federal and international grants.  However, philantropy can have an essential impact on our research efforts.  Financial gifts can...

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GMO plants that make you feel good

Marc Boutry, one of our PI, has just published a book (in French) entitled: "Des plantes OGM qui vous veulent du bien" at Regards Editions.  

A new phase in meiosis

In a paper published in Nature, LIBST member Corentin Claeys Bouuaert and colleagues demonstrate that the formation of DNA double-strand breaks during meiosis involves the condensation of its...

Unravelling the molecular secrets of yeast sexuality

In a paper published in Communications Biology, a LIBST group and the Lipke team (USA) - use single-cell fluidic force microscopy to investigate the molecular binding mechanisms of sexual...