Past Projects

Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Anne Willems    Funding partner: Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid
01/01/2011 to 30/11/2012

This project is aimed at sampling representative habitats (potentially) containing microorganisms in an area of 50 km around the Belgian Princess Elisabeth Base (PES), Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica. It will involve an exploratory field campaign during the Austral summer of 2010-...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme    Funding partner: BOF-UGent
01/10/2009 to 30/09/2012

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme    Funding partner: Baekeland Fonds
01/10/2009 to 30/09/2012

The scientific objectives of this research project are to develop new methods for the detection of patterns and/or relationships within or between modern typing techniques, trying to converge the (biologically) most relevant information from each technique, while maintaining as long as...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: IWT
01/09/2007 to 31/08/2012

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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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme    Funding partner: BTC
01/09/2008 to 31/08/2012

Developing countries have very diverse food consumption patterns and agricultural production systems but miss food processing technologies that meet the challenges of food safety, food security and nutrition problems. The aim of the present project is to study and preserve the LAB...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: EC-7FP-QBOL
01/05/2009 to 30/04/2012

The project “Phylogenetic study and identification of plant pathogenic clavibacters” is part of “QBOL-Quarantine Barcoding of Life” which is a European project that makes collections harboring plantpathogenic quarantine organisms available. The QBOL - consortium of 20 partners (...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme, Prof. Dr. Geert Huys    Funding partner: BOF-UGent
01/01/2008 to 31/01/2012

This study aims to characterize the predominant members of the intestinal flora of a group of cystic fibrosis patients and to compare these with the microbiota of siblings without the cystic fibrosis phenotype. The effect of frequent and combined antibiotic use on the develoment of...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos
01/01/2007 to 31/12/2011

The project aims at examining the exploration and exploitation of microbial research commons by bundling the contributions and intelectual property rights in sharing biological information. Further development of strainInfo.net bioportal that is regarded as a working model system to test...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Anne Willems, Prof. Dr. Peter Dawyndt    Funding partner: BOF-UGent
01/01/2007 to 31/12/2011

A molecular inventory of rhizobia from Belgian leguminous plants will be made. A collection of local rhizobia will be assembled. After initial screening by RFLP, identification will be achieved by multi-locus sequence analysis of housekeeping genes. Reference organisms will be included...

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