(IB)² - Interuniversity Institute of Bioinformatics in Brussels

The Interuniversity Institute of Bioinformatics in Brussels is a new interdisciplinary research initiative supported by ULB and VUB universities hosted in the BC building of the ULB La Plaine Campus.

The goal of the (IB)² is to bring together research groups of the VUB and ULB specialized in bioinformatics analysis of large scale omics data, into an interuniversity, cross-faculty (Medicine, Sciences, and Applied Sciences, of ULB and VUB) laboratory.

The missions of the (IB)² consist of the following:

  • Design and use of large-scale omics driven bioinformatics, biostatistics and computational biology to achieve a better understanding of the physio- and pathological mechanisms of living organisms.
  • Enable interdisciplinary and interuniversity research collaborations in bioinformatics by providing a physical location for research, meetings, collaborations, seminars as well as high-performance computer facilities, including the ULB-VUB computing center.
  • Allow Technology Transfer through training, education, innovation and collaborations.

The (IB)² has the ambition to evolve into a competitive structure of scientific excellence, recognized at national and international level.

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Cancer du sein : implication des ARNs noncodants

Le cancer du sein reste un problème majeur de santé publique, avec plus d'1.6 millions de nouveaux cas diagnostiqués chaque année. Il existe des thérapies adaptées aux différents sous-types de ce cancer, mais leur efficacité varie considérablement d'une patiente à l'autre. Une meilleure compréhension des caractéristiques moléculaires du cancer du sein est donc nécessaire pour améliorer et personnaliser ces traitements.