Brussels Center for Redox Biology


Welcome to the Brussels Center for Redox Biology

The Brussels Center For Redox Biology results from a collaboration between the groups of Joris Messens at the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB Structural Biology Research Center, Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Jean-François Collet at the de Duve Institute (Université Catholique de Louvain). Both laboratories are in Brussels, located 2 km apart from each other. The Center benefits from a combined expertise in biochemistry, structural biology and microbiology.

We investigate proteins that are involved in oxidative stress signaling, thiol-based catalysis mechanisms and oxidative protein folding. We want to understand the complex networks of interactions induced under cellular redox stress.


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Recent research published in The Plant Cell

SHORT-ROOT Deficiency Alleviates the Cell Death Phenotype of the Arabidopsis catalase2 Mutant under Photorespiration-Promoting Conditions.

Waszczak C, Kerchev PI, M├╝hlenbock P, Hoeberichts FA, Van Der Kelen K, Mhamdi A, Willems P, Denecker J, Kumpf RP, Noctor G, Messens J, Van Breusegem F.

Plant Cell. 2016 Jul 18. pii: tpc.00038.2016. [Epub ahead of print]