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VUBToday: VUB chemist wins €2.5m grant to map the body’s molecules

VUB'er Gert DesmetEvery minute, hundreds of thousands of molecules are actively involved in biochemical processes in the human body. Currently, however, scientists can only detect 10,000 of these molecules with any level of precision. Chemist Gert Desmet from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel has received a €2.5 million grant from the European Research Council to change that over the next five years.