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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An omega-3 that’s poison for cancer tumors

In the framework of a collaborative program with IREC partners, LIBST researchers have demonstrated that highly unsaturated fatty acids specifically poison cancer cells facing the acidic...

New method to study the impact of ocean pollution

LIBST members have developed a new method of precision-cut adipose tissue slices (PCATS) to study in vitro the impact of ocean pollution on marine mammals. Subcutaneous adipose tissue biopsies...

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.