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Company Overview of Universiteit Gent

Company Overview

University Gent is an educational institution that offers higher education and research in the Low Countries. The University is an open, committed and pluralistic university with a broad international perspective. University Gent was founded in 1817 and is based in Ghent, Belgium.

Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25

Ghent,  9000


Founded in 1817


32 9 264 31 11


32 9 264 35 94

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Universiteit Gent Key Developments

MDxHealth SA and Ghent University Aim to Establish Sensitive and Cost-Effective Industry Standard for Genome-wide DNA methylation Profiling Tools

MDxHealth SA and Ghent University announced the results from a large, epigenetic next generation sequencing based study that establishes a sensitive and cost-effective industry standard for genome-wide DNA methylation profiling. This study is an early result of the NXTGNT Center in Pharmaco (Epi)genomics, a joint collaboration between MDxHealth and the Ghent University first announced in November 2012. Methyl Binding Domain (MBD)-based sequencing is currently the most cost-effective method for genome-wide identification of DNA methylation. Five commercially available kits for MBD enrichment, combined with Illumina-based next generation sequencing, were evaluated using inherent sequence data characteristics and most importantly, external validation data. Overall, the results obtained confirmed the need for quality control as the scientists found consistent large-scale differences in yield, sensitivity and specificity between the various kits.

Universiteit Gent and MDxHealth SA Collaborate to Establish Center in Pharmaco (Epi)genomics

MDxHealth SA announced that it has joined forces with the Universiteit Gent to establish NXTGNT, a new center in Pharmaco (Epi)genomics. The mission of the Center is to accelerate innovation in personalized medicine by using advanced technology, knowledge and expertise in (epi)genetics. The center will bring together scientific expertise from disease centered basic researchers, corresponding clinical validation teams, bioinformaticians, and cutting edge (epi)genomic technology focused on the discovery of effective individualized epigenetic-based diagnostic and personalized therapeutic products. As a result of several years of productive collaboration between the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics (BIOBIX), NXTGNT (UGent genome analysis facility), the Biomarked valorization consortium teams and MDxHealth, the new Center is located at Ghent University within the laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. The facility will house MDxHealth's research team and lab equipment for development of epigenetic tests together with the Ghent University team for (epi)genetic sequencing. The facility works in close collaboration with the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics, located at the Faculty of BioEngeneering, providing extensive expertise in epigenetic characterization and computing and visualization of (epi)genomic datasets. The center is fully operational as off December 1, 2012.

Gent University Belgium Presents at 10th Annual BioProduction 2012, Oct-24-2012 11:25 AM

Gent University Belgium Presents at 10th Annual BioProduction 2012, Oct-24-2012 11:25 AM. Venue: Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany. Speakers: Nico Callewaert, Group Leader.

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