15 July 2015 → 31 July 2021
Ghent University funding
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Catalysis and reacting systems engineering
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • General chemical and biochemical engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Separation and membrane technologies
    • Transport phenomena
    • Other (bio)chemical engineering
Project description

  The objective of this research alliance is important bacterial players in the cross feeding processes, identify and determine how the production of butyrate and propionate can be stimulated. The alliance research group aims to bring the cross-feeding mechanisms of butyrate or propionaatproducerende microorganisms primary koolhydraatdegradeerders better map and given the rather limited knowledge around here, especially working out bet hatch propionate. These objectives can therefore be formulated: lsolatie and identification of butyrate and propionaatproducerende microorganisms from complex ecosystems microbioomachtergrond. This may involve fecal samples, but also to samples of in vitro origin where the luminal and mucosal environment of the colon are simulated: Ghent and VUB. Metabolic characterization of known and butyrate propionaatproducerende pure culturenen above isolates: VUB. lnteractie of butyrate and propionaatproducerende micro-organisms with koolhydraatdegraderende bacteria in the complexity of bet colonic ecosystem: Ghent University. Driving butyrate and / or propionate via prebiotic strategies: Ghent and VUB. ; ;