IRIBHM - Jacques E. Dumont
Institut Interdisciplinaire en biologie humaine et moléculaire

Founded in the nineteen sixties with the aim of applying an interdisciplinary approach to the study of thyroid pathophysiology, the Institute has thrived over the years into a number of independent groups with diversifying research interests. Presently, about 130 researchers, students and technicians are working in the Institute over a range of subjects encompassing signal transduction, development, neuroscience and cancer, using cell and molecular biology and computational biology approaches. Staff researchers include bioinformaticians, physicists, (bio)chemists and biologists.

The activities of IRIBHM are mainly taking place on the Erasme campus of ULB, in the suburb of Brussels, although the Institute also contributes to the Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Médicale (IBMM) on the Gosselies campus. The heavy equipment is common to the whole Institute and often shared with other groups of the campus as technical platforms. This includes genomics, proteomics, transgenesis, FACS and confocal microscopy facilities.