WELBIO is an inter-university life sciences research institute based in Wallonia, Belgium. WELBIO is funded by the Walloon Region. Our mission is to support strategic fundamental research through carefully selected projects from universities in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, with a view to transforming their discoveries into industrial applications in all fields of biotechnology.
Here is the annual report 2019 of WELBIO. It provides you with information on our projects portfolio, on WELBIO investigators, their publications and the awards they received as well as on technology transfer progresses.
In a study published in Nature Chemical Biology, a team led by Jean-François Collet (WELBIO investigator at the UCLouvain, offers an unprecedented perspective on the defense mechanisms of bacteria, contributing to the global effort to respond to antibiotic resistance.
In a study published in Nature, Isabelle Migeotte (WELBIO 2015-2019 - ULB) and her colleagues clarify a key stage of embryonic development. This data is essential for improving the production of synthetic embryos and limit the use of animal embryos.