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Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB)
Hosting Legal Entity
Self-standing RI
Rijvisschestraat 120, VIB Headquarters, Gent, PO: 9052 (Belgium)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 1995
Scientific Description
Created in Belgium in 1995 at the initiative of the Flemish government, VIB (Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie) is a unique example of a non-profit support structure for a particular scientific domain working towards both excellence in research and transformation of the results of such research into economic growth. Its mission is to conduct frontline biomolecular research in life sciences for the benefit of scientific progress and the benefit of society.

RI Keywords
Biomolecular research, Biotechnology
RI Category
Chemical Libraries and Screening Facilities
Biomedical Imaging Facilities
Bio-informatics Facilities
Micro- and Nanotechnology facilities
Analytical Facilities
Genomic, Transcriptomic, Proteomics and Metabolomics Facilities
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Health and Food
Research Informatics
CSPP Network Analysis for de novo Characterization of Unknown Compounds of Interest
Mass Spectrometry-Driven Poteome Analysis
Access to Mass Spectrometers
High-Throughput Data Analysis

Including basic statistics.

DNA Genotyping

Whole genome or gene loci analysis using highly polymorphic markers.

Metabolic Profiling of Primary Metabolism

Targeted and untargeted.

Bioimage Informatics
Data Analysis and Visualization
Compound Purification for de novo Identification
Access to Proteome Analysis Platforms
Access to a Library of Primary Metabolites

> 800 Primary Metabolites

Structural Characterization of Protein-Based Biomolecular Interactions
Whole Genome Sequencing and Capture-Based Sequencing

Exome, ChIPseq, targeted resequencing using Massive Parallel Sequencing instrument portfolio.

Production of Research Grade Proteins
Sanger Sequencing
Access to Bioimaging Platforms
Tracer based Metabolomics
Access to Genomics/Transcriptomics Tools

Including but not limited to Illumina HiSeq2500, HiSeq4000, PacBio RSII.

Retention Time, Fragmentation Data and Ion Mobility (CCS) Based Compound Identification

Through in house library PhytoComp (> 5000 entries).

DNA and RNA Extraction and Storage
Access to Bioinformatics Software

For use across VIB.

Comparative Metabolic Profiling


Access to Nanobody® Technology
Amplicon-Based Sequencing
Assay Development
Hit Validation
Gene Expression Analysis and miRNA Analysis

Using the Nanostring nCounter®. Massive Parallel Sequencing tools are used for RNASeq and smallRNASeq.

Date of last update: 16/01/2018
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