Congratulations Dr. Spittaels!

Congratulations Dr. Spittaels!

Karl-Jan Spittaels obtained his PhD degree at the LPM on Cutibacterium acnes in acne - December 7, 2020

Interactions between C acnes and skin cells

Interactions between C acnes and skin cells

Cutibacterium acnes Phylotype I and II Strains Interact Differently With Human Skin Cells - November 2020

Congratulations Dr. Vandenbussche!

Congratulations Dr. Vandenbussche!

Ian Vandenbussche received his PhD degree on epigenetic regulation in Burkholderia cenocepacia - November 26, 2020

Biofilm dispersion in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Biofilm dispersion in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Does the mode of dispersion determine the properties of dispersed Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm cells? - December 2020

Congratulations Dr. Rigauts!

Congratulations Dr. Rigauts!

Charlotte Rigauts studied beneficial bacteria in the lung microbiota, and was awarded her PhD degree on October 8, 2020.

Bacteria interfere with LDH assay outcome

Bacteria interfere with LDH assay outcome

Bacterial Interference With Lactate Dehydrogenase Assay Leads to an Underestimation of Cytotoxicity - September 2020

Antibiotic treatment of multispecies biofilms

Antibiotic treatment of multispecies biofilms

Antibiotic susceptibility of cystic fibrosis lung microbiome members in a multispecies biofilm – June 13, 2020.

ESCMID research grant for A Crabbé

ESCMID research grant for A Crabbé

Study on the influence of host metabolites on antibiotic activity – April 1, 2020

Grant awarded to Tom Coenye

Grant awarded to Tom Coenye

o Concerted Research Action grant on identification of adaptive mechanisms leading to reduced antibiotic susceptibility in bacterial biofilms using experimental evolution and machine learning approaches – October 2019

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  • The Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Microbiology at Ghent University carries out research on microbial biofilms and host-microbe interactions in clinically relevant contexts, and this at an internationally recognised level. More specifically, we aim to obtain a better understanding of fundamental biological processes governing biofilm formation and tolerance to antimicrobial agents, and host-microbe interactions, and to contribute to the development of innovative pharmaceutical interventions for infectious and inflammatory diseases.

  • To achieve this goal we are committed to creating an environment in which researchers and students can optimally perform in an intellectually stimulating atmosphere of mutual respect.

  • We believe in a collaborative approach to science and foster collaborations between our team and researchers worldwide.

  • We are dedicated to the teaching and training of the next generation of professionals and scientists.

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WELCOME

GILLES DE MEESTER

PhD student Gilles will work on the role of host metabolites in the virulence and antibiotic susceptibility of respiratory pathogens in the context of COPD.

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EPIGENETIC CONTROL OF SOCIAL BEHAVIOR

DNA Methylation Epigenetically Regulates Gene Expression in Burkholderia cenocepacia and Controls Biofilm Formation, Cell Aggregation, and Motility

- July 2020

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SMALL RNAs IN BURKHOLDERIA

Low iron-induced small RNA BrrF regulates central metabolism and oxidative stress responses in Burkholderia cenocepacia
- July 2020

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CONGRATS

DR. WILLE

PhD thesis on biofilm dispersal - March 31, 2020.