Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie

Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) is a life sciences research institute, based in Flanders, Belgium. It performs basic research with a strong focus on translating scientific results into pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial applications. As an established institute at the forefront of the plant sciences, the mission of VIB's Department of Plant Systems Biology is to integrate genetics, genomics and biocomputing to unravel the biology of plants and to further explore the potential of plants to build a sustainable world.

The role of VIB in MultiBioPro was to identify genes to taylor wood quality by genetic modification, to conduct field trials with genetically modified poplar and to compare modified and wild type wood by metabolite profiling.

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