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.
Decio L. Eizirik, Welbio Researcher at the ULB and Director of the ULB Center for Diabetes, has been appointed for a prestigious Visiting Professorship at the Danish Diabetes Academy (DDA). Denmark is a leading country in diabetes research, and the Danish Diabetes Academy is an international reference in the field.
Here is the annual report 2018 of WELBIO. It provides you with information on our projects portfolio, on WELBIO investigators, their publications and the awards they received, on technology transfer progresses as well as the financial report.
The research team of Isabelle Migeotte, WELBIO investigator at the ULB, describes major differences in mesoderm cells when they migrate in extra-embryonic vs. embryonic regions, providing a molecular framework to understand how cells with distinct fates adapt to, and probably modify, their tridimensional environment. The results of this study have been published in eLife.