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Doctoral Grant (BOF), Applied Microbiology - 2018BAPDOCPROEX231Posted by: University of Antwerp
Posted date: 2018-Jul-04
The Faculty of Science is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the Department of Bioscience Engineering for a
Doctoral Grant by the University Research Fund (BOF) in the area of Applied Microbiology
The PhD project will be carried out in the Laboratory of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology led by Prof. Lebeer within the ENdEMIC research group (Environmental Ecology and Applied Microbiology). More information on this laboratory can be found at the website https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/research-groups/endemic/research/laboratories/lab-of-applied-micro/
The PhD project is also built upon the ProCure project.
Project title: Exploring the niche specificity and niche flexibility of lactobacilli
Lactobacilli form the model bacteria of the lab. They are associated with plants, animals and humans (e.g. intestines, vagina, respiratory tract, skin). In this project, fundamental aspects of the niche-flexibility of Lactobacillus species will be explored by comparative genomics, functional genetics and niche-swap experiments.
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