Intensive identification of human pathogenic Shigatoxin producing Escherchia coli (STEC) in Belgium

01 October 2012 → 30 September 2014
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Nutrition and dietetics
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
isolation VTEC caracterization RT-PCR screening detection
Project description

The project consists of 2 subdivisions. Firstly a method will be developed to test food products for the presence of VTEC and consequently to isolate VTEC from positive samples. Secondly available isolates (animals, food products and humans) will be characterized to detect genetic relations which may help in tracking possible contamination routes.