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Researcher

Herman Goossens

  • Research interest:- Antibiotic sensitivity testing- Bacterial clonality- Detection of genes and novel resistance mechanisms in bacteria- Quantitative and temporal analysis of bacterial resistance and antibiotic use - Interactive database on antibiotic use- Quantitative and temporal analysis of antibiotic use- Qualitative analysis of antibiotic use- Molecular detection of M. pneumoniae, C. pneumoniae, B. pertussis, and L. pneumophila
  • Keywords:MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, ANTIBIOTICS, BACTERIAL RESISTANCE, MICROBIOLOGY, PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY, Medicine
  • Disciplines:Evolutionary biology , General biology, Microbiology, Systems biology, Immunology, Laboratory medicine, Bacteriology, Infectious diseases, Social medical sciences
  • Research techniques:- Minimum Inhibitory Concentration testing- Pulsed field gel electrophoresis- Emm typing by reverse line blotting or sequencing- PCR/multiplex PCR- Spiral plating for quantitative studies- Bacterial conjugation, transformation, and cloning assays- Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis- Protocol for collection of data on antibiotic use- ATC/DDD methodology- Interactive data presentation- Detailed analysis of antibiotic use in ambulatory and hospital sector- Socioeconomic determinants of antibiotic use
  • Users of research expertise:- Microbiology labs- Hospitals- Pharmaceutical companies - Government - Companies involved in production an distribution of probiotics - DG SANCO of the European commission - Scientists