Past Projects

Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Geert Huys
01/11/2013 to 31/10/2015

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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Promotor(s): Dr. Ann Hellemans    Coordinator LM-UGent: Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: EU-FP7
01/11/2012 to 31/10/2015

The Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure (MIRRI) will integrate the main European microbial resource centers, their supporting services and data into a novel pan-European coordinated microbial Research Infrastructure. This will facilitate access to high quality microorganisms, their...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme    Funding partner: BOF-UGent
01/10/2011 to 30/09/2015

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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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme    Funding partner: BOF-UGent
01/10/2012 to 30/09/2015

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme
01/09/2011 to 31/08/2015

Currently, the microbiota in 'Oud Bruin' beer fermentations is largely unknown. Therefore, it is impossible to describe and protect these beers. The aim of this project is to characterize the microbiota and metabolites of these beers through new high-throughput technologies. This will...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme
01/09/2009 to 31/08/2015

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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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Geert Huys    Funding partner: BOF-UGent
01/10/2010 to 30/04/2015

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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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: BOF-GOA
01/01/2009 to 31/12/2014

Methanotrophic bacteria play a vital role in reducing emissions of the greenhouse gas methane. These organisms are ubiquitous in nature and can use methane as sole carbon and energy source. This project focuses on the “microbial resource management” of methanotrophic communities. An...

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