News

Paper

Biofilm bacteria use stress responses to detect and respond to competitors. Current Biology.

Bram and Stefanie published a paper on 'Biofilm bacteria use stress responses to detect and respond to competitors' in Current Biology. This paper is the result of a collaboration with The Foster Lab at the University of Oxford.

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Inhibiting bacterial cooperation is an evolutionarily robust anti-biofilm strategy. Nature Communications.

Lise, Kenny and Maries published a paper on 'Inhibiting bacterial cooperation as an evolutionarily robust antibiofilm strategy' in Nature Communications. This paper is the result of a collaboration with The Foster Lab at the University of Oxford.

Announcement

Talk on UZLeuven vascular symposium

Hans gave a talk on '2-aminoimidazole inhibitors of biofilm formation' at the 29th Vascular Symposium (Leuven, Belgium) organized by the UZ Leuven Department of Vascular Surgery.

This presentation frames within a collaboration with dr. Hozan Mufty (UZ Leuven) part of whose PhD research focuses on testing biofilm inhibitor coatings for vascular devices.

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Bram’s work on competition sensing highlighted in Bio-ingenieus, Journal of the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

'Bacterial competition: what doesn’t kill them makes them stronger'.

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Presentation at International Biofilm Summit

Hans presented work on antimicrobial tolerance of brewery biofilms to an audience of food microbiologists and cleaning and disinfection companies at the IBS 2019 conference in Parma, Italy.

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Three talks at Eurobiofilms - October 2019 - Glasgow

Bram talked about how biofilm bacteria use stress responses to detect and respond to competitors.

Hans gave a talk on inhibiting EPS production as an evolutionarily robust anti-biofilm strategy.

Xabier was awarded a short talk in the Elsevier PRIZE elevator session on responses to competition in Staphylococus aureus – Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms.

www.eurobiofilms2019.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.