Project

Mining the parvome of Burkholderia bacteria for novel anti-infective compounds.

Duration
01 October 2016 → 30 September 2018
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
Keywords
quorum microbiology antibiotics
 
Project description


Within this project, a diverse set of Burkholderia bacteria will be screened for antimicrobial activity (both antibacterial and antifungal) and for the ability to interfere with quorum sensing. The components responsible for the biological activity will be purified and identified in order to obtain a series of potentially novel anti-infective compounds.