Past Projects

Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme    Funding partner: ITM
01/01/2011 to 31/12/2014

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Anne Willems    Funding partner: FWO
01/01/2011 to 30/11/2014

This project is a collaboration with the Marine Biology research group (Biology Dept.) and will focus on marine coastal sediment foodwebs. We will investigate how functional biodiversity at the level of the larger, habitat-engineering macrobenthos will cascade into levels of biodiversity...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Geert Huys    Funding partner: BOF-UGent
01/10/2010 to 30/09/2014

The overall aim of this project is to obtain a more profound insight in the interactions between functional components, namely the milk fat globule membrane (MFGM) fragments and the natural antioxidants (AOX), and the bacterial starter and probiotic cultures in model systems of...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: EC-FP7: VALORAM
01/02/2009 to 31/01/2014

The objectives of this project meet the call goals of exploring and valorizing Andean soil microbial diversity for the development of alternative eco-efficient technologies and crop management knowledge in order to improve the sustainability and productivity of Andean cropping systems...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: FOD Volksgezondheid
01/01/2012 to 31/12/2013

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme
01/01/2009 to 31/12/2013

Beer is a beverage with high microbiological stability because it contains insufficient amounts of oxygen and nutrients for the growth of many microorganisms. Low pH, high CO2-content, the presence of alcohol and antibacterial hop compounds ensure microbial stability. Nevertheless, beer...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Geert Huys
01/01/2010 to 31/12/2013

(Bilateral collaboration in the frame of GOA project)

The aim of this project is to investigate cases of spoilage occurring on packed and stored under chilling temperatures food products, that show low microbial contamination according to the widely applied enumeration methods...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme
01/01/2008 to 31/12/2013

The projects aims to develop a mass-spectrometric fingerprint for a mixed microbial population which allow real-time microbiological assessment of the fermented product, but also of the production process. Aquakefir, a simple fermented beverage produced by 'kefir grains' upon...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme    Funding partner: FWO
01/01/2010 to 31/12/2013

Traditional fermented foods are appreciated by the consumer for their organoleptic and health promoting characteristics. In such products it is often unclear which microorganisms and metabolites are responsible for their characteristics. The present project aims to develop and validate a...

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