Team

Hans Steenackers

Group Leader

Thijs Vackier

Valorisation of 2-aminoimidazoles as biofilm inhibitors

Kenny Appermans

Antibiotic resistance evolution in Salmonella biofilms

Bram Lories

Competition sensing in mixed species biofilms containing Salmonella

Maries Lissens

An evolution-proof anti-biofilm strategy to treat catheter-associated urinary tract infections

Xabier Villanueva

Effect of social interactions on antimicrobial tolerance of pathogenic biofilms

Guglielmo Coppola

Chemical synthesis and evaluation of anti-biofilm coatings for orthopedic implants and urinary catheters

Luka Svet

The influence of interspecies microbial interactions on the development of antimicrobial resistance

Pauline Brepoels

The influence of community architecture on the spread of antibiotic resistance

Gitta De Wit

Cross-resistance of Salmonella against probiotics and antibiotics

Tom Belpaire

A combined in silico and in vitro approach towards studying biofilm structuring and antibiotic resistance

Jolien Meesters

Effect of gut microbiota composition on Salmonella infections

Lene Jacobs

Biofilm formation and epithelial invasion as responses to competitors in Salmonella

Charlotte Cums

Impedance measurement to study biofilm tolerance, heterogeneity and clearance

Alshimaa Hassanin

Antimicrobial strategies targeting microbial stress responses

Thijs Van Leemputte

David De Coster

Laboratory technician

Former lab members

Erkuden Goikoetxea

Impedance sensors for in situ biofilm detection and characterization

Erkuden defended her PhD on June 21st 2019

Lise Dieltjens

Interference with cooperation in Salmonella biofilms as an evolution-proof antimicrobial strategy

Lise defended her PhD on March 12th 2018

Elien Peeters

Innovative coating and delivery strategies for anti-biofilm compounds

Elien defended her PhD on December 13th 2017

Ilse Parijs

Effect of social interactions on antimicrobial tolerance and resistance development in brewery biofilms

Ilse defended her PhD on November 13th 2017

Anna Yssel

Molecular pathways involved in Salmonella biofilm formation

Anna defended her PhD on August 23th 2017

Stefanie Roberfroid

Gene expression study at the single-cell level in mixed species biofilms containing Salmonella

Stefanie passed her preliminary PhD defense on November 21st 2016

Ami De Weerdt

Laboratory technician