The center was created within the University of Liege in October 2003 and first included about 20 research laboratories working in different areas while using genoproteomic approaches. Currently, GIGA-Research is developed as a structure of 9 thematic research units, with about 600 researchers from 6 different Faculties (Medicine, Science, Applied Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Agro Biotech and Psychology). This multidisciplinarity together with the pooling of technical, logistic and administrative resources is one of the major features of GIGA-Research.
Research center of excellence
During the last years, teams from GIGA-Research published lots of articles in international reviews (see all the publications) and several members were awarded important distinctions.
Collaborations with clinicians of the CHU
GIGA research is the only research center in the « Communauté Française de Belgique » which is so closely associated to a major university hospital like the CHU. A close collaboration has now been set up since a couple of years with the clinicians of the CHU and made it possible to carry out an outstanding translational research.
GIGA Research works with a lot of university centers around the world and the center regularly welcomes foreign researchers who join the existing teams (28% of foreign researchers - 44 nationalities).