Presentation of the Institute

The UMONS Research Institute for Biosciences (IBS) brings together more than 80 researchers from 13 university laboratories to improve basic and applied knowledge in biological sciences. The IBS develops a multidisciplinary approach to biological sciences to understand how nature builds and controls self-assembled and self-regulated living systems at different scales. The research topics addressed by the IBS teams respond to society’s current challenges in developing biomimetic systems, environmentally friendly bioprocesses, a better understanding of the mechanisms of cellular adaptation to their environment, modelling of multi-species associations, and in identifying the mechanisms that govern the distribution and the numbers of living beings. Understanding these complex biological processes will thus allow us to propose innovative solutions in various fields, ranging from healthcare to the environment and biotechnology.