Fundamental and applied biomedical research

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The de Duve Institute is a biomedical research center with a broad international recognition. Research at the de Duve Institute is based on three principles:

- priority to basic research and to the freedom of the investigators,
- special attention to the medical benefits potentially resulting from basic discoveries,
multidisciplinary collaboration within a critical mass of competences.


What do we do?

Research at the de Duve Institute is covering many areas of basic biomedical research, with the aim of developing better diagnosis, treatment or prevention of diseases such as cancer, leukemia, diabetes, asthma, multiple sclerosis, renal diseases, cleft lip and palate, vascular anomalies and some genetic diseases. The Institute is closely connected to the Brussels branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, which shares the same buildings and some common facilitites.

Researchs areas:

    • Biochemistry
    • Cancer Immunology
    • Cell Biology
    • Genetics & Development
    • Immunology, Cytokines & Hematology
    • Infections (Virology & Parasitology)
    • Signal Transduction

    Training and fellowships:

    Every year, 2 to 4 post-doctoral fellowships are allowed to young researchers recruited worldwide on the grounds of their excellence.


    How can you help?

    We need your financial support  for: 

    - our post-doctoral fellowships: 40.000 € / year / fellowship (fellowships may be named after the sponsor who finances them); 

    - the costs of reagents;

    - the acquisition of expensive equipments.


    As a thank you for our donors, they are invited to visit the Institute once or twice a year.

    Release by Donorinfo - Last modification : 06/12/2018