Past Projects

Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: IWT
01/01/2005 to 31/12/2008

The project aims at understanding and developing a sustainable controling strategy of the pseudomonas infections on leaf crops. Therefore (i) causative agent will be isolated from vastly developed rib rot and characterised; (ii) infection sources of the bacterial pathogens will be traced...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid
01/12/2005 to 31/03/2008

The genus Pseudomonas has been a dumping ground for Gram negative rods, motile by polar flagella. As a consequence of this vague definition, the genus encompassed a number of species groups that were phylogenetically very diverse. This project aims at improving the taxonomic frame of the...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid
01/12/2005 to 31/03/2008

Identification databases for lactic acid and acetic acid bacteria currently rely on standardized, but non-automated and inter laboratory irreproducible fingerprints. For both bacterial groups, a robust multilocus sequence-based system will be set up and automated using a robotic system....

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: IWT
01/04/2006 to 31/03/2008

Bacteria attributed to Bacillus and related genera contaminate and survive gelatine production processes and hereby negatively affect the quality and safety of the end product. This project aims at optimizing and extending a real-time PCR detection method for the most worrisome...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid
01/12/2005 to 31/03/2008

The project focuses on the integration of the fatty acid databases from several European microbiological research institutes. It demonstrates how previously unseen patterns can be learned from the information network, resulting in improved discriminatory power of fatty acid analysis for...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme    Funding partner: FWO
01/10/2004 to 30/09/2007

Molecular ecological studies demonstrated that antimicrobial resistance is not confined to the nosocomial environment and that a range of aquatic and terrestrial niches and the bacteria therein, represent important reservoirs for resistance genes, which may be localized on mobile genetic...

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