Belgium – VIB International Ph.D. Program

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The 2006 call for applications is open.  Application deadline is June 30th 2006 !

VIB, the Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology, is an
entrepreneurial research institute. 850 scientists and technicians in
60 research groups conduct research in a wide range of life science
domains. VIB’s main objective is to understand the mechanisms that are
responsible for normal development such as angiogenesis, apoptosis,
plant growth and development, and diseases such as cancer,
inflammation, neurodegeneration and haemophilia. VIB holds long-term
perspectives in research and technology transfer of new findings by
means of patents and licenses and the creation of new start-up

Established in 1996, VIB has Research Departments at four Flemish universities: Ghent, Leuven, Antwerp, and Brussels.

Within its different research departments, VIB has world class research
groups in the fields of molecular biology, cell biology, developmental
biology, structural biology, systems biology, genetics, biochemistry,
microbiology and proteomics.
In addition to biomedical research on human diseases, VIB scientists
use yeast, Drosophila, Xenopus, Arabidopsis, poplar, zebrafish and mice
as model systems to address fundamental questions in the field of
molecular life sciences.

VIB also pursues an active technology transfer policy. VIB’s innovative
research and inventions are intellectually protected by patents. These
are either actively licensed out to national and international
companies, or form the basis for setting up new bio high-tech

There are many applications of gene technology. VIB develops
scientifically founded information and documentation on gene technology
and its social applications. VIB communicates biotechnology related
information to specific target groups such as politicians, press,
youngsters and a general public consisting of non-specialists.

VIB International Ph.D. Program

VIB initiated its International Ph.D. Program in 2005. Each year, VIB
will support 4 candidates for a fully funded 4-year Ph.D. program. VIB
offers challenging interdisciplinary research projects with individual
guidance and support.

VIB is located in Flanders, Belgium, in the centre of Europe, with easy
access to other European countries. More than one third of all
post-doctoral fellows and group leaders have their roots outside
Belgium, making VIB a vibrant international and intercultural
community. Practical information about living in Flanders is also
provided on this website.

The VIB International Ph.D. Program is aimed towards non-Belgians
currently living abroad. Candidates should hold a university degree or
satisfy equivalent requirements to start a doctoral program at a
Flemish university. For more information about the program, click on
admission requirements and application.

Belgian candidates interested in persuing a Ph.D. at VIB should apply
for funding through the existing Flemish Ph.D. Programs, 

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