Winning research on camel nanobodies


The prestigious Gabbay Award, which recognises outstanding biomedical research that has significant practical applications, has gone to a Belgian researcher.


Professor Jan Steyaert, of the VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology (CSB), Brussels – a research collaboration between EARA members VIB and Vrijie Universiteit Brussel – was recognised for his pioneering of a type of antibody (nanobodies) derived from camels.


Nanobodies have led to breakthroughs in structural biology, nanotechnology and drug discovery.


“The technologies we develop are becoming mainstream in Europe,” said Professor Steyaert.


Watch his award lecture video.


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