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Biological Safety Level-3 facility for in vitro research with human respiratory pathogens.

Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme Herculesstichting


Biotic interactions across size classes as structuring factors for marine benthic ecoystem functioning.

Prof. Dr. Anne Willems FWO

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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BRIO. Banking Rhizosphere Micro-Organisms. European - Russian initiative to set up a network of rhizosphere microbiological resources centres

Prof. Dr. Anne Willems EC-7FP

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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Characterisation, ecology and epidemiology of plant pathogenic Pseudomonads of leaf crops.

Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos IWT

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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Classification and source tracking of psychrotrophic bacteria isolated from packed food products.

Prof. Dr. Geert Huys

(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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Collaboromics: identifying and engineering core and satellite populations in (synthetic) microbial ecosystems.

Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme

This project is the first, structured research program in collaboromics, i.e. collaborating teams of microorganisms. By understanding the ecological relations between different microbial members of a collaborome we will be able to isolate, collect and compose new, highly performing and highly...

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Control of biofilm formation in the production environment to garantee a longer shelf life.

Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme Flander's FOOD

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Democratic governance: a reflexive theory of collective action

Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos

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 bioportal that is regarded as a working model system to test...

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Development and application of a high-throughput mass spectrometry tool for microbial analysis of natural beer fermentations

Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme IWT

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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Development and application of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry for a fast identification of beer spoilers and brewery contaminants

Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme

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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