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Publication in PNAS

A link between sugar metabolism and Parkinson’s disease  

Guido Bommer and his team identified a new role for PARK7  an enzyme that is inactive in some Parkinson's disease patients.

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Publication in NANOLetters

Nanobiophysical approach offers new perspectives for oncolytic cancer therapy  

David Alsteens and his team demonstrated the role of α-sialylated glycans in enhancing oncolytic therapy in breast cancer using atomic force microscopy.

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European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) Prize

EACR’s Mike Gold Medal Award 2022 to Cédric Blanpain  

Cédric Blanpain is the 2022 winner of the EACR’s Mike Price Gold Medal, which rewards a senior researcher who has made an outstanding contribution to the progress of cancer research in Europe.

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Publication in Oncogene

A dual role for COP1 in breast cancer  

Alain Chariot and his team demonstrated that COP1 can act as an oncogenic E3 ligase by promoting ERa signaling but also as a tumor suppressor candidate by preventing epithelial-mesenchymal transition.

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Spin-off creation

Santero Therapeutics: Towards a new generation of antibiotics  

From fundamental research on bacterial metabolism in Abel Garcia-Pino's laboratory to the development of a new generation of antibiotics.

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Queen Elisabeth Medical Foundation Prize 2020

Ernest Solvay Prize to Benoît Vanhollebeke  

The Ernest Solvay 2020 Prize of the Queen Elisabeth Medical Foundation was awarded to Benoît Vanhollebeke at a ceremony attended by Her Majesty the Queen.

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Launch of the 2021 WELBIO Investigator Programme call!  

The FRFS-WELBIO announces its 2021 call for "WELBIO Investigator programmes" for basic research in the fields of life sciences that can lead to applications in all fields of (bio)technology.

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Prix Quinquennaux FNRS 2020

Prix scientifique Joseph Maisin à Jean-François Collet  

Le Prix Joseph Maisin en Sciences biomédicales fondamentales 2020 a été attribué à Jean-François Collet lors d’une cérémonie en présence de Sa Majesté le Roi.

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Publication in Molecular Cell

A magic alarmone to rescue hungry bacteria  

Abel Garcia-Pino and his team shed light on the role played by  alarmone for induction of the synthetic activity of E. coli RelA by starved ribosomes.

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Publication in Molecular Cell

An old fold can learn new tricks  

Abel Garcia-Pino and his team uncovered the mechanism of toxicity used by the toxin-antitoxin systems (toxSAS) in bacteria.

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2020 Annual report  

2020 marks the 10th anniversary of our first call for projects! Learn about our researchers, their scientific advances and how some of their discoveries have been translated into applications for human health.

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Publication in Nature Cancer

RNA epigenetics as a key regulator of cancer metastasis  

François Fuks and his team demonstrated the role of the regulation of RNA epigenetics by the FTO enzyme in the development of cancer metastasis.

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