All Projects running and past

Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme, Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos, Prof. Dr. Anne Willems    Funding partner: FWO
01/01/2007 to 31/12/2010

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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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: FWO
01/10/2006 to 30/09/2009

Basic questions on bacterial genome organization and evolution could not be addressed before the complete sequencing of two bacterial genomes. Today’s opportunities from the large number of available genomes reach much further and puts comparative genomics central in deducing patterns in...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: GOA-BOF
01/01/2002 to 01/01/2009

In this study a number of techniques that will evaluate bacterial diversity in ecosystems, both qualitatively and quantitatively, will be developed. The evolution of the bacterial diversity will be studied after introduction of biotic (pathogens, nitrifiers, etc.) and/or abiotic (pH,...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos
01/01/1998 to 31/12/2008

In a double blind approach 600 named pseudomonas strains were distributed over 8 internationally (US-2-, Canada, Spain, Thailand, China, Sweden and Belgium) recognised laboratories for Microbiology for the identification of bacteria. The methodology applied complies with the in house...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: IWT
01/01/2005 to 31/12/2008

The project aims at understanding and developing a sustainable controling strategy of the pseudomonas infections on leaf crops. Therefore (i) causative agent will be isolated from vastly developed rib rot and characterised; (ii) infection sources of the bacterial pathogens will be traced...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid
01/12/2005 to 31/03/2008

The project focuses on the integration of the fatty acid databases from several European microbiological research institutes. It demonstrates how previously unseen patterns can be learned from the information network, resulting in improved discriminatory power of fatty acid analysis for...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: IWT
01/04/2006 to 31/03/2008

Bacteria attributed to Bacillus and related genera contaminate and survive gelatine production processes and hereby negatively affect the quality and safety of the end product. This project aims at optimizing and extending a real-time PCR detection method for the most worrisome...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid
01/12/2005 to 31/03/2008

Identification databases for lactic acid and acetic acid bacteria currently rely on standardized, but non-automated and inter laboratory irreproducible fingerprints. For both bacterial groups, a robust multilocus sequence-based system will be set up and automated using a robotic system....

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid
01/12/2005 to 31/03/2008

The genus Pseudomonas has been a dumping ground for Gram negative rods, motile by polar flagella. As a consequence of this vague definition, the genus encompassed a number of species groups that were phylogenetically very diverse. This project aims at improving the taxonomic frame of the...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme    Funding partner: FWO
01/10/2004 to 30/09/2007

Molecular ecological studies demonstrated that antimicrobial resistance is not confined to the nosocomial environment and that a range of aquatic and terrestrial niches and the bacteria therein, represent important reservoirs for resistance genes, which may be localized on mobile genetic...

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