News

 Nature features our lab's applied work in search of superior industrial yeasts for beer brewing, baking, biofuels... Link to full text...

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 Bram and Aaron's new paper in Current Biology analyzes the effect of noise on population-level fitness.  ...

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 Karin's new paper in PLoS Genetics describes how yeasts can evolve tolerance to high ethanol concentrations.  For more information, click H...

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The lab comprises three groups:

1. CMPG Laboratory for Genetics and Genomics - KU Leuven

2. Laboratory of Industrial Fermentation - KU Leuven

3. Laboratory for Systems Biology - VIB


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Genetics, genomics and systems biology to unravel biological questions

We combine theory and experiment  to investigate how biological systems work.  We often use the common brewer's yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model for more complex eukaryotes; although we are also venturing into research on multicellular organisms, including humans.  For more information on our research, please visit our publications and research pages.

Genetics, genomics and systems biology to improve industrial fermentation processes

Apart from basic biological research, the lab is also interested in using our expertise to optimize and improve industrial processes, with special emphasis on fermentation.  We collaborate with several industrial partners looking for consultancy, quality assurance, improved yeast strains, more efficient fermentation, specific natural aroma's, ...   For more information, please visit the consultancy page, or contact us to discuss possible projects, or read the interview (for many more interviews and media coverage, see our publications page).

We are always looking for motivated and talented scientists to join our team.  Please refer to the jobs page for more information.