Fresh EU funds
Ghent – The Flanders Institute for Biotechnology VIB will receive EUR3m from the European Commission for the recruitment and training of promising international scientists in the life sciences. This will allow VIB to further expand the introduction of its high-throughput technologies within the institute. The financial support, which will run for four years, is part of the European Commission’s Marie Curie FP7 Cofund programme. An important condition of the programme is the further expansion of what is known as ‘integrative biology’ within VIB – a research approach combining various disciplines and technologies. The emphasis is on -omics technologies that generate huge quantities of data that need to be analysed and interpreted. The idea is that the new researchers will in the long run be able to contribute expertise acquired in the programme to their home laboratories.