The mission of the Industrial Research Fund (IOF) of the Ghent University Association (AUGent) is to stimulate the transfer of knowledge and its valorization. In this framework, Ghent University is looking to hire enterprising & proactive persons able to develop relations with industrial partners in an innovative environment.
The final step in the production of a biotech medicine is finishing with the correct sugar structure. This step is essential for the efficacy of the medicine, but it also makes the production process very complex and expensive. Leander Meuris, Francis Santens and Nico Callewaert (VIB/UGent) have developed a technology that shortens the sugar structures whilst retaining the therapeutic efficiency. This technology has the potential to make the production of biotech medicines significantly simpler and cheaper.
The Inflammation Research Center (IRC) is a research department of VIB and Ghent University (UGent) with a scientific and supporting staff of more than 200 people. The eight existing research groups within the IRC are investigating the molecular mechanisms of inflammation in inflammatory and structural cells of various organs (skin, gut, lung, liver and brain). You can no longer apply for this job.
Imec is involved in the The European FP7 project ArtESun, aimed to develop highly efficient organic solar cells with an increased lifetime and a decreased production cost. The ultimate goal of the ArtESun project is to bring organic photovoltaic technologies (OPV) towards introduction into the competitive thin-film PV market.