Project

Study of the predominant colon microbiota of cystic fibrosis patients

Duration
01 January 2008 → 31 October 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Biochemistry and metabolism
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Microbiology
Keywords
antibiotic resistance gut microbiota cystic fibrosis
 
Project description

The present study aims to characterize the predominant members of the intsetinal flora of a group of cystic fibrosis patients and to compare these with the flora of siblings without the cystic fibrosis phenotype. The effect of frequent and combined antibiotic use on the development of antibiotic resistances in the commensal colonflora of a group of cystic fibrosis patients will also be studied.