The Laboratory for Protein Biochemistry and Biomolecular Engineering (L-ProBE) is an integral part of Ghent University’s flourishing Biosciences community and participates in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology in the Faculty of Sciences. It brings together a diverse group of scientists that are distributed among three closely interacting research units :
- Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics (Head: Prof. Dr. Bart Devreese)
- Structural Biology and Biophysics (Head: Prof. Dr. Savvas Savvides)
- Molecular Glycobiology (Head: Prof. Dr. Nico Callewaert)
Thematically, L-ProBE is situated at the crossroads of Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology and Biophysics. The group has grown steadily over the years and has been a pioneer in Belgium in the study of structure-function relationships of proteins. Recent research initiatives aim towards the study and engineering of soluble and membrane-asscociated (glyco)proteins of biomedical and biotechnological importance, and proteomic analyses of microbial physiological processes. All projects are collaborative and are supported by extramural funding. L-ProBE frequently publishes research results in prominent, peer-reviewed journals and has offered over the years a rich training ground for scores of undergraduate and doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, and visiting professors.