Basic science as the prerequisite for medical progress

by Guido Bommer

350€ raised

Fundamental science was the prerequisite for many discoveries that allow us to live longer and in better health than ever before.

In my lab, we are trying to understand how the chemical reactions required for life are linked to the function of cells. In some cases, this reveals insights that are important for medical problems, but more often we 'only' increase our knowledge of how cells work. Thus, the specific topics and some results of our research may seem distant from everyday life.
Yet, future medical progress is critically dependent on a better understanding of the inner workings of our body and the cells that make it work. Help us push the boundaries of our knowledge and support our research !

Donations above 40 euros are tax deducible

— Guido

The de Duve Institute is a multidisciplinary biomedical research institute hosting several research laboratories of the Faculty of Medicine of the UCLouvain, as well as the Brussels branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

The de Duve Institute is based on three key principles:
- priority to fundamental research and freedom of researchers,
- special attention to the medical benefits that may result from fundamental discoveries,
- multidisciplinary collaboration in an environment of skills, techniques and equipment.

The money raised during the crowdfunding campaign will allow the Institute to purchase state-of-the-art equipment and foresee grants to recruit exceptional scientists. By donating you are accelerating research.

Donations (5)

5 magic donors are supporting "Basic science as the prerequisite for medical progress"
40 €
Marie  —  3 months ago
80 €
Graff  —  3 months ago
40 €
Matthieu  —  5 months ago

Bonjour, je travaille pour la gestion des fonds européens Feder en Wallonie. Est ce que vous connaissez le Feder et avez vous déjà candidaté pour des fonds européens ou des fonds à la recherche ?

40 €
ComptaXis SRL  —  5 months ago
150 €
Scheers Consulting SCOM  —  5 months ago

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