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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LIBST Thesis

Laurie MAISTRIAUX :  Genetic variability of the expression of plasma membrane aquaporins in maize leaves: from eQTLs to characterization of cis- and trans-acting regulatory factors


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...

FASD thanks LIBST for its support during the coronavirus...

Thanks to the support of our institute, the "Fédération de l'aide et des soins à Domicile (FASD)" has been able to equip its "courageous bees" which, every day, visit the homes of many people,...

Bacterial pathogens with a strong grip

During pathogenesis, bacterial pathogens adhere to host surfaces through specific receptor-ligand bonds that experience strong hydrodynamic forces. It is commonly accepted that such adhesion...