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New tools for the unraveling of the importance of the gut microbiota.

Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme

In order to monitor the possible effect of (functional) foods, medication, toxic compounds, etc… on the microbial composition of the gastro-intestinal tract or to link (predispositions to) disease with the gut microbiota, fast powerful identification tools are essential. Nowadays,...

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The environmental niche of Burkholderia multivorans: fitness school for a cystic fibrosis pathogen?

Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme BOF-UGent

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder with symptoms that are mainly evident in the digestive and respiratory tracts, but lung infections are the main cause of death. Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) bacteria have emerged as significant pathogens in cystic fibrosis patients due to...

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National Reference Center (NRC) for Human Microbiology: Burkholderia cepacia complex

Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme WIV

Since January 2011 a National Reference Center, consisting of the Department of Microbiology and Hospital Hygiene, UZ-Brussel, and the LM-UGent Laboratory for Microbiology,  is charged with the surveillance of respiratory infections caused by non-fermenting Gram-negative bacilli in Belgian CF...

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Collaboromics: identifying and engineering core and satellite populations in (synthetic) microbial ecosystems.

Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme

This project is the first, structured research program in collaboromics, i.e. collaborating teams of microorganisms. By understanding the ecological relations between different microbial members of a collaborome we will be able to isolate, collect and compose new, highly performing and highly...

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Bacterial species: from new concept to new definition.

Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme, Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos, Prof. Dr. Anne Willems FWO

The project aims to perform comparative studies of whole-genome sequences for model groups of bacteria representing different phylogenetic lineages, in order to design widely applicable sets of genes and primers which can be used to develop a multilocus sequence analysis-based approach for the...

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Diagnosis and prevention of Xanthomonas fragariae in strawberry crop.

Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos IWT

Bacterial leaf spot in strawberry occurs in open field cultures and is caused by the quarantine bacterium Xanthomonas fragariae. The disease is recently spreading in Flemish strawberry nurseries, in spite of its quarantine status. In 1997, the experimental station of Hoogstraten made the...

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Research and development of metabolic processes.

Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos
The research group aims to formalize existing research and education collaborations and to further expand them, so that the common research potential may be enhanced. The research lines are situated in the field of industrial biotechnology. Specific lines of research are related to:
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Multifunctional basic equipment for expansion of a state-of-the-art isolation pipeline for bacteria in the Laboratory of Microbiology

Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos BOF-UGent

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Development of a software package for the prediction of microbial shelf life in packed cooked meat products: a tool for innovation and product development in the meat product sector.

Prof. Dr. Geert Huys

Assessment of microbial spoilage is essential in the production of new food products with limited shelf life. Most mathematical models previously developed for this purpose underestimate the microbial lag phase and thus also the predicted shelf life of the products. Consequently, shelf life...

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Diversity and nutritional modulation of fecal microbiota in the captive cheetah.

Prof. Dr. Geert Huys BOF-UGent

This project is centered around the theory that diet type, through its metabolic interaction with the intestinal microbiota, has a considerable impact on intestinal health and general well-being of captive cheetahs. It can be hypothesized that the degree of...

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