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.
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.
EPIGENETIC CONTROL OF SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
DNA Methylation Epigenetically Regulates Gene Expression in Burkholderia cenocepacia and Controls Biofilm Formation, Cell Aggregation, and Motility
- July 2020