Past Projects

Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Anne Willems    Funding partner: FWO
01/01/2008 to 31/12/2011

Endosymbiotic bacteria are reported to be of common occurrence in coenocytic green algae and may be associated with various metabolic functions. In Bryopsis bacteria are present at every stage of development including the gametes, indicating that the endosymbionts are vertically...

read more
Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Geert Huys    Funding partner: IWT
01/10/2007 to 31/12/2011

A probiotic strain (Bifidobacterium breve UCP0911) was selected with anti-inflammatory properties and hence, important potential in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). During well-designed clinical trials, the potential of the selected probiotic in IBD...

read more
Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: IWT
01/09/2007 to 31/08/2011

The project aims at studying the effect of cooling on the development of psychrotrophic pseudomonads in raw milk and also the relation between enzyme excretion by this psychrophilic microbiota, and the milk quality. A culture-independent detection method for the follow up and the...

read more
Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Anne Willems    Funding partner: Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid
01/01/2009 to 30/06/2011

This project is aimed at sampling representative habitats (potentially) containing microorganisms in an area of 200 km around the Belgian Princess Elisabeth Base (PES), Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica. In particular it will involve two exploratory field campaigns in an area of about...

read more
Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Anne Willems    Funding partner: Belgian Science Policy Office
15/12/2006 to 31/01/2011

AMBIO will determine the microbial diversity, community composition and taxonomic turnover in permanently and seasonally wet habitats (lakes, cryoconites and seepages) across Antarctica, and assess the relative importance of ecological versus historical factors in explaining the...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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,...

read more
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...

read more

Pages