Ghent University (UGent) is one of the major Belgian universities in the Dutch-speaking region of Europe. 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research in both exact and social sciences. Read more...
Researchers from Ghent University and the International Potato Institute have discovered that sweet potatoesnaturally contain genes from a bacterium. Because of the presence of this 'foreign' DNA, sweet potato can be seen as a 'natural gmo'.
On 21 April, Flemish Minister Jo Vandeurzen launches Flanders Vaccine, an innovation platform for knowledge centres, companies and organizations active in the research and development of vaccines.
The attitudes towards the use of insects in animal feed and resulting livestock products are generally favorable, so has research by Ghent bio-engineers shown.