Project

Culture-dependent and independent anaysis of biofilm-associated microflora on endotracheal tubes and their role in ventilator-associated pneumonia

Duration
01 January 2011 → 31 December 2014
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
Keywords
biofilm pneumoniae
 
Project description

The aim of this project is to gain a better understanding of the microbial diversity on

ET using a culture-dependent and two culture-independent approaches. We will also investigate the antimicrobial resistance of the organisms recovered from the ET biofilms.