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Human health & Food

By 2050, Earth’s population will reach 9.7 billion, intensifying the demand for meat products and exacerbating the environmental impact of current production practices. This escalating demand threatens global ecosystems through deforestation, biodiversity loss, water scarcity, and climate change.

The inhumane treatment of animals, coupled with escalating food safety concerns, underscores the urgency for innovative solutions. Efforts to address this crisis include the growing adoption of plant-based, cultivated, or blended approaches for meat alternatives like burgers and nuggets. However, more significant strides are necessary to develop structured, nutritious, affordable, and versatile alternatives for chicken and fish that can effectively rival traditional products in the market.


Novel antimicrobials


Drug target research

Drug discovery

Accelerating molecular research in pharmaceuticals is pivotal for addressing societal challenges through enhanced drug discovery. Delving into the molecular intricacies of diseases expedites the identification of precise therapeutic targets, fostering the development of more effective and targeted medications.

This approach is instrumental in tackling pressing health issues, from infectious diseases to chronic conditions, offering tailored solutions for diverse populations. By streamlining the drug discovery process, accelerated molecular research ensures quicker translation of scientific insights into practical applications, ultimately delivering innovative treatments to the market faster. This agility in pharmaceutical advancements is indispensable for addressing urgent societal health challenges and improving overall public well-being.

& Life Science

Environmental effects on human health

Environmental assessments

Sustainability and living

The urgency to accelerate molecular research in environmental and life science is paramount in addressing pressing societal challenges. Understanding molecular mechanisms is pivotal for devising sustainable solutions to environmental degradation, climate change, and public health crises.

Advanced molecular insights enable the development of targeted interventions for pollution mitigation, biodiversity conservation, and infectious disease control. Rapid progress in genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics accelerates the discovery of novel strategies to combat global challenges. By expediting research, society can better adapt to environmental shifts, preserve ecosystems, and devise innovative healthcare solutions. Accelerated molecular research is a linchpin in shaping a resilient and sustainable future for our planet and its inhabitants.

July 11, 2024 in AIMMS Academy

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June 10, 2024 in Research

Paul Nederkoorn appointed as endowed professor of Valorization of Science and Technology

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