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  • EMBO Practical Course
    Seminars Admin EMBO Practical Course EMBO Practical Course on Insights into Plant Biological Processes through Phenotyping 13 19 September 2015 Zwijnaarde Belgium Visit website Prev Next PSB Missions The Department Infrastructure Core Facilities International Projects Publications News Seminars About PSB PSB Missions The Department Infrastructure Core Facilities International Projects Publications News Seminars Research Groups Alain Goossens Lab Ann Depicker Lab Bruno Cammue Lab Daniel Van Damme Lab Dirk Inzé Lab

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  • Drought tolerant crops
    major aim of academic and industrial research thereby focusing on effects of extreme drought stress Press release Meer oogst met minder water onderzoekers VIB UGent ontwikkelen nieuwe strategie om gewassen bestand te maken tegen droogte Onderzoekers verbonden aan VIB Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie en UGent hebben een nieuwe strategie ontwikkeld om gewassen beter bestand te maken tegen droogte Die eigenschap kan de landbouw erg van pas komen bij langere droogteperiodes

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  • News
    in Plants in September 2015 Ghent Belgium Visit the site Populieren brengen meer ethanol op May 19 2011 Initial field test results GM poplars bioethanol yield almost doubled The yield of bio ethanol from the wood of GM poplar trees from a VIB field trial is up to 81 higher than non modified poplars VIB UGent researcher Wout Boerjan presented these results at the international conference Bioenergy Trees in Nancy France Field test GM potato approved March 9 2011 Field Test fungus resistant potato approved The University of Ghent has been granted permission to start a field trial with genetically modified potatoes that are resistant to late blight caused by Phytophthora infestans Field trial blight resistant potato February 10 2011 Field Test fungus resistant potato takes major first hurdle Ghent University VIB and HoGent ILVO are excited about the positive advice of the Biosafety Council for the field trial with genetically modified potatoes resistant to late blight TAP Platform August 11 2010 New technology can be applied to boost crop yields Scientists from VIB and Ghent University have developed a technology that may contribute to the increase of crop yields in agriculture The technology platform based on Tandem Affinity Purification

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  • News
    2010 EMBO membership for Jiri Friml The European Molecular Biology Organization EMBO announced the recognition of outstanding research contributions by 63 life scientists from 14 countries Genetic code of apple cracked August 30 2010 Genetic code of Golden Delicious apple cracked An international team of scientists including Yves Van de Peer of VIB Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie and Ghent University have cracked the genetic code of the apple FWO Prizes of Excellence June 28 2010 Dirk Inzé is awarded the Doctor A De Leeuw Damry Bourlart Prize for Exact Sciences Every five years the Scientific Research Fund Flanders FWO honors five outstanding Flemish scientists internationally recognized for their groundbreaking contributions to their field of research On off button on plants alarm system April 1 2010 Biologists discover an on off button on plants alarm system Scientists connected to VIB and Ghent University have discovered how plants turn their defense mechanisms on and off The system is apparently controlled by a key protein that the researchers have named NINJA The discovery offers possibilities for increasing the yield of therapeutic substances from plants The authoritative scientific journal Nature is publishing the results today Page 3 of 5 Start Prev 1 2 3

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  • News
    planted the first biotech poplar with improved bio energy characteristics The coming three years hundreds of biotech poplars will be subject to a field trial It is the first field trial in Belgium since quite some years and it represents an important step towards future value creation of this research Below some impressions of the inauguration of the poplar trial field AMFLORA press release March 2 2010 European Commission approves Amflora starch potato Today the European Commission approved Amflora BASF s genetically optimized starch potato for commercial application in Europe The potato can now be used for the production of industrial starch Plant breeding technology November 3 2009 Revolutionary technology for use in plant breeding In collaboration with researchers at VIB UGent and The University of Antwerp UA scientists at the BioScience business group of Bayer CropScience AG in Gent have developed a technology that can significantly increase crop yields as well as make them more resistant to unfavorable growing conditions It is based on selecting plants that make more efficient use of energy Council of State suspends refusal of VIB poplar field trial December 30 2008 Council of State suspends refusal of VIB poplar field trial Page 4 of

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  • News
    November 7 2008 Annuals converted into perennials Scientists from VIB at Ghent University have succeeded in converting annual plants into perennials DNA duplication March 24 2009 DNA duplication a mechanism for survival of the fittest 150 years after Darwin published his theory of evolution VIB researchers connected to Ghent University have discovered that DNA duplications have given plants an evolutionary advantage Scientists unveil mechanism for up and down in plants October 27 2008 Scientists unveil mechanism for up and down in plants VIB researchers at Ghent University discovered how the transport of an important plant hormone is organized in a way that the plant knows in which direction its roots and leaves have to grow SoluCel March 22 2006 Innovative technology for the production of new pharmaceuticals forms the basis of a new company SoluCel Plants produce a lot of valuable pharmaceuticals but rather slowly and in small quantities So scientists from the Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology VIB have together with Ghent University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland developed a technology to increase the production of pharmaceuticals in plant cells Page 5 of 5 Start Prev 1 2 3 4 5 Next End PSB Missions The Department

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  • News
    its kind composed of members interested in using plant based biotechnology for the production of high value proteins for human and animal health like vaccines and antibodies as well as industrial applications The Society has budded out of the previous large European COST actions on Molecular Farming and is now composed of members representing over 29 countries from the five continents You can find information about the conference here You can download the flyer here to spread the word International PSE Symposium Plant natural products have been used for decades as traditional remedies They continue to be a rich source of chemically active scaffolds in modern medicine and contribute substantially to general human well being Recently plant derived chemicals have been in the spotlight with the 2015 Nobel Prize in medicine being co awarded to Youyou Tu a pharmacologist at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing for developing the antimalarial drug artemisinin in the late 1970s Also 2015 saw a boom in microbial strains engineered for highly complex multi step pathways including the creation of yeasts that churn out controversial opioids from sugar In the wake of these exciting advances it is timely to discuss the most recent developments in the field through a meeting organized on behalf of the Phytochemical Society of Europe PSE Through the POBHH meeting the organizers wish to launch a platform to bring together European and International labs working on plant metabolites with nutraceutical and pharmaceutical properties that benefit human health The meeting aims to provide a forum to present the latest developments in the fields of functional genomics for plant metabolism metabolic engineering in plants synthetic biology for plant derived chemicals and challenges faced in plant omics and biotechnology We framed the scientific program into eight plenary sessions that highlight the

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  • Seminars
    12 13 14 15 16 17 14 Apr 11 00am A PI4P driven electrostatic field controls cell membrane identity and signaling in plants 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 29 Apr 02 00pm A chemical approach to clathrin mediated endocytosis in plants the ups and downs of small molecule target identification PSB seminars All Categories Show events from all categories PSB Missions

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