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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Anne Willems    Funding partner: BOF-UGent
16/03/2011 to 15/03/2013

Two state-of-the-art methods for the study of microbial communities will be implemented for use on Antarctic environmental samples: Automated Ribosomal Spacer Analysis (ARISA) and parallel-tagged pyrosequencing of ribosomal RNA genes. ARISA permits a thorough comparison of the microbial...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Anne Willems    Funding partner: BOF-UGent
16/03/2011 to 15/03/2013

Two state-of-the-art methods for the study of microbial communities will be implemented for use on Antarctic environmental samples: Automated Ribosomal Spacer Analysis (ARISA) and parallel-tagged pyrosequencing of ribosomal RNA genes. ARISA permits a thorough comparison of the microbial...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Anne Willems    Funding partner: FWO
01/01/2009 to 31/12/2012

In this project processes structuring complex meiobenthic communities are studied, particularly, the role of the trophic (predator-prey) relationships and indirect interactions between species. Focus is on the role of predatory nematodes and copepods as possibly selective grazers of...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Anne Willems    Funding partner: BTC
01/05/2006 to 01/12/2012

The aim is to reinforce and develop the CCMM network of Moroccan research groups by transfer of know-how with the Laboratory of Microbiology and the BCCM/LMG bacteria collection. In particular by valorisation of deposited strains en by elaboration of the collections through prospection...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Anne Willems    Funding partner: Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid
01/01/2011 to 30/11/2012

This project is aimed at sampling representative habitats (potentially) containing microorganisms in an area of 50 km around the Belgian Princess Elisabeth Base (PES), Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica. It will involve an exploratory field campaign during the Austral summer of 2010-...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme    Funding partner: BOF-UGent
01/10/2009 to 30/09/2012

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme    Funding partner: Baekeland Fonds
01/10/2009 to 30/09/2012

The scientific objectives of this research project are to develop new methods for the detection of patterns and/or relationships within or between modern typing techniques, trying to converge the (biologically) most relevant information from each technique, while maintaining as long as...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: IWT
01/09/2007 to 31/08/2012

Bacterial leaf spot in strawberry occurs in open field cultures and is caused by the quarantine bacterium Xanthomonas fragariae. The disease is recently spreading in Flemish strawberry nurseries, in spite of its quarantine status. In 1997, the experimental station of Hoogstraten made the...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme    Funding partner: BTC
01/09/2008 to 31/08/2012

Developing countries have very diverse food consumption patterns and agricultural production systems but miss food processing technologies that meet the challenges of food safety, food security and nutrition problems. The aim of the present project is to study and preserve the LAB...

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Promotor(s): Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos    Funding partner: EC-7FP-QBOL
01/05/2009 to 30/04/2012

The project “Phylogenetic study and identification of plant pathogenic clavibacters” is part of “QBOL-Quarantine Barcoding of Life” which is a European project that makes collections harboring plantpathogenic quarantine organisms available. The QBOL - consortium of 20 partners (...

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