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Collaboration between the Switch lab and the Laboratory of Food Chemistry and Biochemistry at KU Leuven (LFCB/KULeuven) made it to the cover of Bio Macromolecules! 🥳We are honored to be on the cover of the June issue of 'Biomacromolecules' about the presence of #amyloids in common boiled hen-egg white.

For more details you can check our recent publication by Margarita Monge and co-authors: pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.biomac.0c00186

Special thanks to the SWITCH lab at VIB KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research for this fruitful collaboration!

#functionalamyloids #eggwhite
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"We are now back in an almost locked-down Antwerp after biking 967 km for Alzheimer's research! But this is not enough to stop the disease. We have to keep on biking (also for a sustainable way of living) and investing in research to find solutions. Let's not postpone actions and investments: we now experience the consequences of slow decision-making in handling the second covid-wave. Alzheimer's could be considered a slow epidemy as well and also here we need to flatten the curve to avoid a too high socio-economic burden and pressure on our health care system.
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Two European Research Council Proof of Concept grants! Many congratulations to the Verstreken lab and the Aerts lab, and of course also to our colleague Kevin Verstrepen at the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology.Our researchers Kevin Verstrepen (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology), Patrik Verstreken & Stein Aerts (both VIB KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research) have all received an ERC PoC grant to explore the translational potential of their research. Congratulations! bit.ly/PoCGrant ... See MoreSee Less

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