Plant Biology

CPL3 protein regulates DELLA

CPL3 protein regulates DELLA

New insights into the GA pathway

May 14, 2024

Deep learning helps to find new targets in soy for crop improvement

Deep learning helps to find new targets in soy for crop improvement

New tools, including a deep learning model, predict the functionality of proteins, even in non-model organisms

August 3, 2023

VIB researchers uncover key genetic pathway in leaf development 

VIB researchers uncover key genetic pathway in leaf development 

The cell cycle inhibitor SIAMESE-RELATED1 (SMR1) plays a crucial role in how leaves adapt to the environment

July 4, 2023

Hormones and plant growth

Hormones and plant growth

New research discovers how plant hormones called brassinosteroids affect gene expression and plant growth

March 31, 2023

Building better base editors

Building better base editors

VIB scientists develop ITER, a sensitive, versatile, and high-throughput method to test and quantify gene editing in plant cells

January 16, 2023

Just BREEDIT – bridging the gap between conventional breeding and molecular biology

Just BREEDIT – bridging the gap between conventional breeding and molecular biology

Researchers at the VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology developed a pipeline based on genome editing to accelerate gene discovery for breeding programs to improve agronomic traits in crops.

September 7, 2022

Staying alive – delaying floral aging improves seed set in maize

Staying alive – delaying floral aging improves seed set in maize

Researchers identified a mechanism to extend the fertile period of maize flowers, which could lead to increased yield in climate stress conditions.

May 24, 2022

About VIB

VIB is an independent research institute that translates insights in biology into impactful innovations for society. Collaborating with the five Flemish universities, it conducts research in plant biology, cancer, neuroscience, microbiology, inflammatory diseases, artificial intelligence and more. VIB connects science with entrepreneurship and stimulates the growth of the Flemish biotech ecosystem. The institute contributes to solutions for societal challenges such as new methods for diagnostics and treatments, as well as innovations for agriculture. 

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