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 :


LIBST Thesis

Caroline Nain

LIBST Thesis

Camille Lemaigre : N-BAR and F-BAR proteins, endophilin-A3 and PSTPIP1, control the clathrin-independent endocytosis of L1CAM.  


A genetic determinant of bicuspid aortic valve revealed

  Bicuspid Aortic Valve (or BAV) is the most common cardio-vascular malformation. In BAV, the valve between the left ventricle of the heart and the aorta is composed of two leaflets...

ARC, two research projects selected at LIBST !

NanoViroStaph is a newly funded Concerted Research Actions (ARC) project led by A. Gillis (ELI), D. Alsteens (LIBST) and Y. Dufrêne (LIBST) that will start on October 2023. Bacteriophages...

DNA repair during nonreductional meiosis in the asexual...

Bdelloid rotifers are tiny, but exceptional animals in two respects: they are asexual, evolving without males since more than 60 million years, and they can survive to extreme stress such as...