Biotechnology: A corner stone for the Knowledge Based Bio-Economy - Institute of Plant Biotechnology For Developing Countries

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Uccle – 17 février 2011
Delegation Hebei Province
, Gent September 26  2011 
Institute of Plant Biotechnology
For Developing Countries
Biotechnology: A corner stone for the
Knowledge Based Bio-Economy


. . Prof Em Marc Van Montagu

, Chairman IPBO
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Uccle – 17 février 2011
VIB was created as a
knowledge-creating institute in
biomedicine and plant biology

Selecting for
excellence

Solid funding
ground for innovative science

In
50/50 partnership
with the existing universities

Create a
self-perpetuating
drive to excellence
Walter Fiers
Marc Van Montagu
Désiré Collen
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’ VIBs Mission
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GENT
ANTWERPEN
LEUVEN
BRUSSEL

New@vib
... and are geographically spread
over Flanders

1200 scientists

4
campuses

8 departments

70 research groups

6 Service facilities
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VIB is a truly international
environment
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~1200 Scientists in 8 departments
Jan 8th 2010
Ghent
Plant Systems Biology
Dirk Inzé
252
 
Molecular Biomedical Research
Frans Van Roy
181
 
Medical Protein Research
Peter Tompa
75
 
 
 
 
Leuven
& Molecular Developmental
Genetics
Bart De Strooper
182
 
& Transgene Technology Gene
Therapy
Peter Carmeliet
128
 
Molecular Microbiology
Johan Thevelein
57
 
 
 
 
Brusse
ls
Molecular and Cellular
Interactions
Lode Wyns
110
 
 
 
 
Antwer
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Molecular Genetics
Christine Van
Broeckhoven
84
 
 
 
 
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& Independent groups core
facilities
-
95
-
Headquarters
-
48
 
 
 
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Technology Transfer translates
Science
into benefit for Society
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Record of
Invention
IPR
Agreements
Start-ups
...and creates investment and
employment in the region
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~ 50 inventions/year

~ 50 % of inventions are
patentable

> 23 new patent filings / year

> 175 patent families

731 granted patents
VIB is developing a strong patent
portfolio,...
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VIB partners extensively in
Flanders,…
Ghent
Antwerp
Louvain
Brussels
Agreements in Flanders
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but reaches out to the rest of the
world
International agreements
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- Excellence based funding for basic science
results in industrial interest and investment
: - Source VIB is an excellence based academic research institute in Flanders

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This is a unique time in history

Improving productivity sustainably using existing
knowledge

New Science & Technology to raise the limits of
sustainable production to address new threats

Reducing waste and creating value from waste

Improving governance of the food system
We urgently need to balance
future demand
with
supply sustainability
Uccle – 17 février 2011
May 2009: Scientists meet at the
Pontifical Academy Rome




There is a moral imperative” to make the
benefits of genetic engineering technology
“available on a larger scale to poor and
vulnerable populations who want them”,
urging opponents to condider the harm that
withholding this technology will inflict on
those who need it most.
Uccle – 17 février 2011
Plant Biotechnology
Cutting-edge
science
Food & Feed
production
Raw material
for industry
Curb environmental
damage due
to
increasing population
growth
Pharmaceuticals
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Innovative
Biotechnology
The Best of
Plant
Breeding
Excel
Agronomic
Practices
Success of Plant Biotechnology
Relies on efficient interaction between
, fundamental strategic and applied
research
:Making the products our planet needs depends on
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Plants for Knowledge
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Systems Biology: Outstanding Developments

Metagenomics

Functional genomics

Transcriptomics

Proteomics

Metabolomics
Explosion of new information
Creation of new knowledge
Generation of new
products
POLITICAL,
FINANCIAL,
PRIVATE
SECTOR
SUPPORT
PUBLIC
SECTOR
VISION
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Plant Services

Food and feed production

Feedstock for industry

Environmental remediation
Through a sustainable
agriculture
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Technologies for creating the
appropriate crops

Plant breeding

Affordable biomarkers

BUT one should dare to say that
without
GM plants
we cannot achieve the goals
of food security and green industry
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Molecular tools
Molecular tools
for capturing the
for capturing the
value
value
of the tropical rain
of the tropical rain
forest
forest