Past Projects

Funding partner: FWO
01/01/2011 to 31/12/2013

Denitrification is an enzymatically redundant process. Previous research showed that presence of known key genes encoding relevant enzymes for the process could not be demonstrated for the majority of Gram-positive denitrifiers. This project follows the hypothesis that novel, currently unknown...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: EU-FP7
01/01/2008 to 31/12/2013

EMbaRC (http://www.embarc.eu//) brings together key microbial resource centers in Europe to improve, coordinate and validate microbial resource delivery to European and International researchers from both...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme    Funding partner: IWT
01/10/2009 to 30/09/2013

Acidic lambic beers are the product of a spontaneous fermentation that lasts for at least two years and which is hardly characterized. Until now, quality control still consists of the follow‑up of the organoleptic evaluation of appearance, smell and taste of several casks by the brewer: seeing...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos
01/10/2007 to 30/09/2013
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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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Anne Willems    Funding partner: EC-7FP
01/05/2011 to 20/04/2013

The objectives of BRIO are:

I. to organize cooperation between specialised collections containing beneficial micro-organisms isolated from the rhizosphere, 
II. to constitute a common wide-range pool of microbial diversity exploitable for research and industry:...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme    Funding partner: FWO
01/01/2010 to 31/03/2013

The intestinal microbiota play an important role in health and disease of humans. Cystic fibrosis patients suffer from lung infections that require multiple antimicrobial therapies. In addition, their intestinal physiology and food digestion are severely disturbed. The present project will use...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Anne Willems    Funding partner: BOF-UGent
16/03/2011 to 15/03/2013

Two state-of-the-art methods for the study of microbial communities will be implemented for use on Antarctic environmental samples: Automated Ribosomal Spacer Analysis (ARISA) and parallel-tagged pyrosequencing of ribosomal RNA genes. ARISA permits a thorough comparison of the microbial...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Anne Willems    Funding partner: BOF-UGent
16/03/2011 to 15/03/2013

Two state-of-the-art methods for the study of microbial communities will be implemented for use on Antarctic environmental samples: Automated Ribosomal Spacer Analysis (ARISA) and parallel-tagged pyrosequencing of ribosomal RNA genes. ARISA permits a thorough comparison of the microbial...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Anne Willems    Funding partner: FWO
01/01/2009 to 31/12/2012

In this project processes structuring complex meiobenthic communities are studied, particularly, the role of the trophic (predator-prey) relationships and indirect interactions between species. Focus is on the role of predatory nematodes and copepods as possibly selective grazers of...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Anne Willems    Funding partner: BTC
01/05/2006 to 01/12/2012

The aim is to reinforce and develop the CCMM network of Moroccan research groups by transfer of know-how with the Laboratory of Microbiology and the BCCM/LMG bacteria collection. In particular by valorisation of deposited strains en by elaboration of the collections through prospection...

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