VIB is renowned for its breakthroughs in life sciences research, especially in the following fields:
- cancer research;
- immunology and inflammation;
- neurobiology and molecular neurology;
- medical biotechnology;
- structural biology;
- plant systems biology.
In addition, VIB is known for its capacity to translate research excellence into tangible application, resulting in the creation of over 30 spin-off companies in 25 years.