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David Alsteens Receives 2019 Heinrich Emanuel Merck...

David Alsteens (LIBST, nBIO) is the laureate of the 2019 Heinrich Emanuel Merck Award for Analytical Science. The award ceremony took place during the analytical conference Euroanalysis 2019 at Istanbul University in Turkey. Read more  
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Another path to mobilize antimicrobials in a commensal...

Streptococcus salivarius, a commensal bacterium dwelling in our gut, uses a secreted signaling peptide or pheromone to communicate with siblings in order to coordinate secretion of bacteriocins (bacteria killers used for predation) and acquisition of foreign DNA (competence for natural...
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With the rise of multidrug-resistant bacteria,...

In an interview published in ScienceToday, the Dr Johann Mignolet, R&D project manager in the company Syngulon and visitor researcher in the LIBST (Pascal Hols’ lab, BGM), described how we might overhaul small antimicrobial peptides known as bacteriocins to solve bacterial issues. He also...
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One of our PhD student finalist of "ma thèse en 180...

Sebastian Worms (Patrice Soumillion Lab, BGM) joined the ”Ma these en 180 secondes”  contest, the french version of the "3 Minute thesis scientific vulgarization contest". On the 28/03, he delivered his talk called “Il y a-t-il quelqu’un pour sauver l’antibiotique” (“Is there...
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The second place of the “Ecotrophelia” contest for...

On the 24 of April, the Belgian federation of the food industry (FEVIA) welcomed 26 groups of students from different universities, high schools and secondary schools who conceived innovative ans sustainable food products in the frame of the “Ecotrophelia” contest. Three students from the...
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