Development of a microfluidics based methodfor qualitative and quantitative assessment of phages for phage therapy, a phage measurement device for you University College Ghent
1. Validatea microfluidic based method for quantifying phages as accurately or better than the golden standard method (double agar overlay), currently used for over 100years
2. Establishproof of principle for ESKAPE pathogens
3. Optical imaging equipment and basic plan for software algorithm
Development and application of molecular tools to elucidate the influence of mycorrhizal interactions on the spatial distribution of terrestrial orchids. KU Leuven
Orchids have long been a source a scientific curiosity, even Darwin himself found them to be a source of intrigue, when he noted that “[seeds] are produced by orchids in vast profusion.... What checks the unlimited multiplication of the Orchideae throughout the world is not known.” (Darwin, 1877). We now understand that this preponderance of seed production and correspondingly rare event of germination and seed development are a ...
Living the Granular Life! Microbial ecology of biological phosphorus removal in granular sludge systems. University of Antwerp
Phytosanitary status of organisms harmful to plants and plant products Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
The aim of this project is to determine the correct phytosanitary status of 13 well-defined pest insects, one harmful plant fungus, one nematode and one plant virus, and that specifically for the Belgian territory. Taken as a whole, we suspect that they can pose a threat to (parts of) fruit and vegetable growing and tree nurseries. The problem is that so far no extensive survey has been set up ...
Textile wastewater is typically intensely colored, containing high concentrations of dyes, dyeing additives and diverse chemicals, some of which are non-biodegradable and/or toxic, mutagenic or carcinogenic. Therefore, it is essential to treat textile wastewater in order to remove these substances before being discharged into the environment. Over the past few decades extensive research has been performed concerning dye removal from different ...
Microbial degradation of chlorinated ethenes in hyporheic zones: processes and development of mitigation strategies KU Leuven
Characterization of the bacterial community composition in drinking water production and distribution systems, emphasizing Acinetobacter species. KU Leuven
The production and delivery of safe drinking water is challenging. The quality of drinking water is influenced by its chemical and microbial composition which in turn may be affected by the source water and the different processes applied in the production of drinking water. Important bacterial waterborne pathogens include members of the genera Legionella, Mycobacterium and Acinetobacter. Acinetobacter ...