Project

Metaproteomics analysis of the distal intestional microbiotica of cystic fibrosis patients

Duration
01 January 2010 → 31 December 2015
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
Keywords
cystic fibrosis gut metaproteomics microbiology
 
Project description

The intestinal microbiota plays an important role in health and disease of humans. Cystic fibrosis patients suffer from lung infections that require multiple antimicrobial therapies. In addition, their intestinal physiology and food digestion are severely disturbed. The present project will use metaproteomics analyses to study the composition, dynamics and other characteristics of the distal microbiota of a cohort of cystic fibrosis patients and of their healthy siblings.