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Health - Life Sciences - 09.04.2024
How do food and lifestyle affect brain health? 
How do food and lifestyle affect brain health? 
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel research group NEUR , the Neurology Department of the UZ Brussel and Professor Sebastiaan Engelborghs are taking part in an international research project led by Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands.

Life Sciences - Health - 01.03.2024
Multiple genders, one brain?

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.02.2024
Nature-loving volunteers plant 485 trees at VUB
Students and staff of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) joined forces with a group of their neighbours on Valentine's Day to plant 485 trees and shrubs along Nieuwelaan in Elsene.

Life Sciences - Health - 09.02.2024
VUB professor discovers genetic cause of low birth weight among children conceived after fertility treatment
VUB professor discovers genetic cause of low birth weight among children conceived after fertility treatment
VUB professor Claudia Spits, of the Reproduction and Genetics research group, has identified a genetic cause for the increased risk of low birth weight in babies born following assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF.

Life Sciences - 08.02.2024
In plant genetics and microbiology Joske Ruytinx from the Department of Bio-Engineering at the VUB has received a grant from the US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute (JGI). She will investigate the effect of radionuclides (radioactive particles) on ectomycorrhiza, a symbiosis between a fungus and a plant, in this case pines. Ruytinx is receiving support from the JGI on sophisticated research infrastructure to sequence RNA and DNA from a variety of fungal samples
In plant genetics and microbiology Joske Ruytinx from the Department of Bio-Engineering at the VUB has received a grant from the US Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute (JGI). She will investigate the effect of radionuclides (radioactive particles) on ectomycorrhiza, a symbiosis between a fungus and a plant, in this case pines. Ruytinx is receiving support from the JGI on sophisticated research infrastructure to sequence RNA and DNA from a variety of fungal samples
Professor in plant genetics and microbiology Joske Ruytinx from the Department of Bio-Engineering at the VUB has received a grant from the US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute (JGI).

Life Sciences - Environment - 01.12.2023
The Haugimont Estate orchard rejuvenated

Life Sciences - Linguistics / Literature - 20.11.2023
The 2023 NARC Fellows have been announced!

Life Sciences - Health - 17.11.2023
Three Uni.lu professors on the Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list

Research Management - Life Sciences - 15.11.2023
26 Ghent scientists are ’Highly Cited Researcher 2023’
Like last year, 26 Ghent scientists may call themselves 'Highly Cited Researcher' this year. The title goes to scientists who have a significant and broad impact within their field(s) of research.

Environment - Life Sciences - 09.11.2023
Pollution and health of marine ecosystems | A publication that challenges current knowledge
The fish studied is the Australian gregory, a species of damselfish, also known as the yellow-tipped gregory, which lives in the Great Barrier Reef, making it an essential indicator species for assessing the state of marine ecosystems.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 18.09.2023
Human tissue waste a possible solution for cruelty-free research into male infertility
Joint 3R Symposium on research methods without animal testing from 19-21 September on VUB campus in Jette Infertility rates have increased around the world in recent decades, with male infertility in particular a major problem.

Health - Life Sciences - 16.06.2023
VUB professor Antonella Fioravanti knighted in order 'Stella d'Italia'
VUB professor Antonella Fioravanti knighted in order ’Stella d’Italia’

Innovation - Life Sciences - 15.06.2023
UGent and VUB spin-off wants to create bio-ink to produce organs using 3D printers and own cells
UGent and VUB spin-off wants to create bio-ink to produce organs using 3D printers and own cells

Health - Life Sciences - 25.05.2023
Francqui-Collen Prizes go to pioneering cancer research and the global workhorse of virology

Life Sciences - Environment - 13.03.2023
Three VUB scientists win prestigious VLIZ Awards for sea-related research

Life Sciences - Health - 28.02.2023
Rare disease day 2023: Surprises & challenges in rare disease research
On Rare Disease Day 2023, Prof. Carole Linster from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg reflects on her team's work on metabolite repair disorders, a subset of the over 7,000 rare diseases identified to date. Most of these diseases have a genetic background, and an estimated 300 million people globally are affected, including 30,000 in Luxembourg alone.

Life Sciences - 14.12.2022
VUB-Cape Town-Cuba cooperation triangle sealed with strategic international partnership
VUB-Cape Town-Cuba cooperation triangle sealed with strategic international partnership

Innovation - Life Sciences - 28.10.2022
Jan Steyaert receives prestigious Gabbay Award for pioneering work on Nanobody technology
Steyaert is the first Belgian scientist to receive the prestigious American award for outstanding science with a translational character Ghent/Brussels, 27 October - Jan Steyaert, director of the VIB

Life Sciences - Environment - 19.10.2022
VUB master's students develop biological water softener using bacteria
VUB master’s students develop biological water softener using bacteria
Hard water and the scale it causes are a scourge for users of appliances that heat water. A group of seven first year master's students from VUB's Bioengineering Sciences programme explored how organisms harvest limescale from the environment and do useful things with it.

Environment - Life Sciences - 11.10.2022
VUB in international pioneering research on living materials
The EU Commission is awarding ¤4 million to FUNGATERIA, a pioneering international research project in which the Vrije Universiteit Brussel is also participating.

Campus - Life Sciences - 23.09.2022
VUB continues to grow: popularity of languages and sciences on the rise
VUB continues to grow: popularity of languages and sciences on the rise

Life Sciences - Health - 20.09.2022
More maths, fewer mice: web tool helps reduce lab animal use
In clinical efficacy trials for medical treatments, mathematical corrections are often used during the course of the study to optimise the number of participating patients.

Health - Life Sciences - 16.09.2022
Ghent University and VIB open new research building with unique BioSafety Level 3 facility for airborne pathogens
Ghent University and VIB open new research building with unique BioSafety Level 3 facility for airborne pathogens
To meet the increasing demand for customized lab infrastructure, VIB (Flanders' leading life sciences institute) and Ghent University have opened a new research building at the Tech Lane Ghent Science Park in Zwijnaarde.

Health - Life Sciences - 26.08.2022
Roelands receives prestigious Francqui mandate as research professor

Life Sciences - Environment - 24.06.2022
Proteins from microbial fermentation get boost with The ProteInn Club
Proteins from microbial fermentation get boost with The ProteInn Club
The new innovation platform 'The ProteInn Club (Ghent University, CAPTURE, ILVO and the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP) focuses on proteins made via fermentation-based production processes.

Health - Life Sciences - 31.05.2022
¤4.7 million for new research infrastructure at VUB
Vice-rector for Research Karin Vanderkerken: -For excellent scientific research you need excellent equipment. Tuesday, May 31, 2022 — The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is investing ¤4.7 million in new research equipment. Ensuring an optimal research environment is one of the most important aims of VUB's research policy.

Life Sciences - Campus - 31.05.2022
VUB and VIB construct a bio-incubator in the former Willy Van Der Meeren buildings

Environment - Life Sciences - 20.05.2022
Coral reefs and the importance of ecosystem engineers
Friday, May 20, 2022 — Sunday is Biodiversity Day. But what actually is biodiversity and why is it important?

Life Sciences - Health - 26.04.2022
Six KU Leuven researchers receive ERC Advanced Grant
Six KU Leuven researchers receive ERC Advanced Grant
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded its Advanced Grants for ground-breaking research. Six KU Leuven researchers are among this year's recipients: Peter Carmeliet, Giselinde Kuipers, Diether Lambrechts, Erik Smolders, Patrik Verstreken, and Johan Wagemans.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 25.04.2022
EU funding for the development of technology towards a personalized treatment for depression
EU funding for the development of technology towards a personalized treatment for depression

Environment - Life Sciences - 30.03.2022
Two VUBers join Jonge Academie

Health - Life Sciences - 07.09.2021
Prestigious Collen-Francqui Start-Up Grant for VUB scientist Kiavash Movahedi

Life Sciences - 08.06.2021
Coral larvae dispersal determines the best place for marine reserves
VUB research on coral reefs aims to protect ocean rainforests 8 June is World Oceans Day Coral reefs are threatened worldwide and research is needed to protect these ocean rainforests.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 02.02.2021
Scientist Mathieu Vinken coordinates prestigious European research into animal-free methods for testing chemical substances
Mathieu Vinken, pharmacist-toxicologist affiliated with the Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences of the VUB, will be responsible for the general coordination of the "ONTOX? project for a period of 5 years from 1 May 2021 onwards.

Health - Life Sciences - 27.10.2020
New Start-up Animab Secures 3.4 M¤ Seed Investment to Improve Health and Performance of Livestock Animals
New Start-up Animab Secures 3.4 M¤ Seed Investment to Improve Health and Performance of Livestock Animals

History / Archeology - Life Sciences - 27.08.2020
The UNamur experts in parchments are gathering at Haugimont

Health - Life Sciences - 28.07.2020
Christine Van Broeckhoven receives Khalid Iqbal Lifetime Achievement Award

Life Sciences - 07.07.2020
Alain Goossens elected as EMBO member

Administration - Life Sciences - 19.05.2020
Programmes at GUGC on Their Way to Accreditation

Life Sciences - 21.04.2020
Animal sex pheromones evolve rapidly and predictably

Event - Life Sciences - 10.03.2020
10 good reasons not to miss the opening of the GUM
Ghent already has ten or so museums and, as from Saturday 21 March, another gem will be added with the opening of the Ghent University Museum, known as GUM.

Life Sciences - 02.03.2020
Junk-food has negative effects on the gut microbiota of urban birds

Life Sciences - 09.01.2020
BDSM elicits positive stress response

Health - Life Sciences - 10.12.2019
ERC Consolidator Grant for cancer researcher Kim De Keersmaecker 
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded its Consolidator Grants. This year's recipients include cancer researcher and geneticist Kim De Keersmaecker from KU Leuven.

Life Sciences - Administration - 11.10.2019
First ERC Synergy Grant for KU Leuven
First ERC Synergy Grant for KU Leuven
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded its Synergy Grants. Neuroscientist Rufin Vogels is the first researcher at KU Leuven to receive one.

Environment - Life Sciences - 04.10.2019
Ghent University delegation visit to Ecuador

Life Sciences - 23.08.2019
Launch Alumni Chapter in South Korea
Launch Alumni Chapter in South Korea

Life Sciences - 22.08.2019
Shy mice get sick faster
Can animal personality affect infection probability? The more people surrounding you, the more likely you are to get infected with some kind of virus, such as a simple cold or even the flu.

Life Sciences - 12.06.2019
New science museum in Ghent set to open its doors next year
New science museum in Ghent set to open its doors next year
In 2020, Ghent will be able to add another museum to an already impressive list. The brand-new Ghent University Museum (GUM) is located at the centre of the Ghent Botanical Garden, right around the corner from MSK Gent and S.M.A.K.

Life Sciences - 03.05.2019
Hippos help African lakes breathe