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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LIBST Thesis

Timothée LALOUX : Interactions between SNAREs, plasma membrane aquaporins, and the potassium channel KC1


Welcome to our research logistician in bioinformatics

Dr. Gipsi Lima-Mendez joined our institute this first October.  Her working time will be divided between LIBST (50%), ELI (30%) and SMCS (20%). Gipsi obtained a PhD in Science...

David Alsteens Receives 2019 Heinrich Emanuel Merck...

David Alsteens (LIBST, nBIO) is the laureate of the 2019 Heinrich Emanuel Merck Award for Analytical Science. The award ceremony took place during the analytical conference Euroanalysis 2019 at...

Another path to mobilize antimicrobials in a commensal...

Streptococcus salivarius, a commensal bacterium dwelling in our gut, uses a secreted signaling peptide or pheromone to communicate with siblings in order to coordinate secretion of bacteriocins...