VIB is a life sciences research institute funded by the Flemish Government, with more than 1300 scientists. VIB is an excellence-based, entrepreneurial institute that works in close partnership with UGent, KU Leuven, University of Antwerp, and Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

The Medical Biotechnology Center at VIB pushes the boundaries of biomolecular / bioinformatics analytics, research and engineering technologies. The Center also educates and trains the next generation of medical biotechnology researchers.

The CompOmics group of the Medical Biotechnology Center is specialized in innovative algorithms and user-friendly, production grade software tools for the analysis of high-throughput data obtained from modern omics experiments, especially from mass spectrometry based analytics.