Biosynthesis of silica-titania photocatalysts using acidophilic diatoms. University of Antwerp
Purple Microbes for Eco-friendly NUtrition – PurpleMENU. University of Antwerp
Influence of plant based anti-oxidants on the natural colour formation and lipid oxidation in dry fermented sausages. KU Leuven
Quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) based analysis of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) producing microorganisms in activated sludge University of Antwerp
To the roots of induced systemic resistance in the Arabidopsis-Trichoderma-Fusarium tripartite interaction KU Leuven
Biological control organisms (BCOs) can form an important component of more sustainable agriculture. Trichoderma spp. are soil fungi with great potential in this respect. They can trigger induced systemic resistance (ISR) in the plant, leading to a more rapid and robust systemic activation of defense when the plant is subsequently challenged by a pathogen. However, genome-wide investigations of the tripartite plant-Trichoderma-pathogen ...
Regulation and interaction between the morphological switch and the mannosylerythritol lipids (MEL) production in the yeast Pseudozyma aphidis DSM70725. University of Antwerp
Antimicrobial mechanism of trans-cinnamaldehyde and other essential oil compounds in Listeria monocytogenes KU Leuven
Natural antimicrobials enjoy an increasing interest in view of the trend towards healthy, minimally processed food that has a natural image and a conveniently long shelf life. They can be integrated in a hurdle concept of multiple mild food preservation strategies, which address the challenges of this trend in terms of microbiological stability and safety. Studies on natural food preservatives have so far been mainly descriptive, reporting ...
Insight into the germination mechanism of psychrotrophic group II Clostridium botulinum (type E) spores KU Leuven
Clostridium botulinum is a strictly anaerobic spore-forming bacterium, and produces the most deadly toxin known, the botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT). Therefore, food contaminated with (spores of) this pathogen constitutes an important threat to humans and animals. Bacterial spores are highly resistant dormant structures that are resilient against many hostile conditions like heat, dryness, lack of nutrients, UV, chemicals and oxygen. ...