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 : Michèle...


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...

Job opportunities

Post-doctoral position (2 years - possible extention) in Pascal Hol's lab :



Since January, the FoodWal portfolio* has been launched in Wallonia, thanks to a four-year subsidy from the Public Service of Wallonia (Economy, Employment and Research). FoodWal consists of three...

UCLouvain brewing unit is proud to present the new...

At the beginning of 2023, the UCLouvain brewing unit (LIBST - INBr) is proud to present the new brewing and bottling line that will be available for students and research from the next academic...

Meet François Chaumont's Lab

Since 1998, François Chaumont has developed and directed a research group aiming at answering hypotheses related to the function and regulation of plant aquaporins. In addition, at Marc Boutry...