News

Paper

A covalent imidazole coating to prevent biofilm formation on orthopedic implants

Elien published a paper on 'An antibiofilm coating of 5-aryl-2-aminoimidazole covalently attached to a titanium surface' in J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. This paper is the result of collaborations in the frame of the FP7 EU project COATIM and the IWT SBO project NEMOA.

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Student research award for Pauline Brepoels

Pauline Brepoels is finalist of the VBI Student Research Awards 2018 based on her master thesis 'Antibiotic gradients influence the development of antibiotic resistance'.

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MICA Lab highlighted in Bio-ingenieus – Journal of the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

'Oplossingen voor antimicrobiële resistentie: een focus op microbiële gemeenschappen'.

Paper

Impedimetric fingerprinting of biofilms using multielectrode arrays

Together with imec, we published a paper on 'Impedimetric fingerprinting and structural analysis of isogenic E. coli biofilms using multielectrode arrays' in Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical.

Announcement

ASM Meeting report

Bram, Ilse and Hans drafted the meeting report of the American Society for Microbiology Conference on 'Mechanisms of Interbacterial Cooperation and Competition', held in Washington DC, 1 to 4 March 2017.

Paper

Triggered antibiofilm compound release from MOFs

Together with the De Vos Lab, we published a paper on 'Smart Metal–Organic Framework Coatings: Triggered Antibiofilm Compound Release' in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces.

Announcement

Talk on competition sensing at ASM conference

Hans presented research on 'competition sensing' at the ASM Conference on 'Mechanisms of Interbacterial Cooperation and Competition'. Washington DC, US, 1 to 4 March 2017.

Paper

Fine-tuning anti-biofilm activity of imidazoles

Elien published a paper on 'Modulation of the Substitution Pattern of 5-Aryl-2-Aminoimidazoles Allows Fine-Tuning of Their Antibiofilm Activity Spectrum and Toxicity' in Antimicrob Agents Chemother. This paper is the result of collaborations in the frame of the FP7 EU project COATIM (www.coatim.eu) and the IWT SBO project NEMOA.

Announcement

Keynote talk on biofilm evolution at 3rd BIBR meeting

Hans gave a keynote talk on 'experimental evolution in biofilm populations' at the 3rd meeting of the BIBR group. Liège, Sart Tilman, Belgium, 8 September 2016.
This talk was based on our recent paper in FEMS microbiology reviews.

Announcement

Talk on evolution-proof drugs at ASM conference

Lise presented her research on 'evolution-proof drugs' at the 2nd ASM Conference on Experimental Microbial Evolution. Washington DC, US, 4-7 August, 2016.

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Our art in KU Leuven Campuskrant

Beeldige wetenschap: Pootafdruk van dinosaurus? Rotspartij met mos?

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The lab on television

The Lab was portrayed in a reportage on innovation in the province of Vlaams-Brabant broadcasted on ROB television in November 2012.

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Award for best exploitation plan in LRD tech transfer competition

21 teams presented their exploitation plan in the frame of the training course on exploitation of research results and technology and knowledge transfer organized by KU Leuven research and development (2012). The team of Stijn, Hans, Gergo and Annick won one of the 3 awards for their exploitation plan on biofilm inhibitors.