About

 

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 :...

Support

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

PhD position in cell biology /cancer cell immunology

News

The Chromosome waltz

To generate our reproductive cells (the gametes), our cells use a double division called meiosis. It aims to create male or female gametes that consist of 23 chromosomes, not 46 chromosomes like...

Cancer cells deactivate their ‘Velcro’ to go on the...

Cancer cells remain clumped together via a sort of ‘Velcro’ which allows them to adhere to each other wherever they appear. In order for cancer cells to leave a tumour and spread throughout...

Mechanobiology: what makes bacterial pathogens so stiff?

Bacteria are surrounded by mechanically rigid cell envelopes, which play important roles in controlling cellular processes like growth, division, adhesion as well as resistance to drugs and...