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 : François Chaumont   Vice-heads of the institute : Bernard Hallet and Yvan Larondelle       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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Perverting cell-to-cell communication in streptococci

Bacteria have developed cell-to-cell communication systems to exchange information in order to coordinate a population response toward various stimuli. For instance, the ComR-ComS system is...

Welcome to Sonia Collin and her team

At the beginning of this year, we have the great pleasure to welcome Sonia Collin's research team within the LIBST.  Sonia leads the brewing and food industries laboratory (INBR) and studies...

Training on preservation of micro-organisms

The BCCM consortium organizes its fourth hands-on training on preservation of micro-organisms (fungi, bacteria, cyanobacteria, microalgae), and a seminar on management of a culture collection....