Month: January 2024

Kalonji et al., 2023. Invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella from stool samples of healthy human carriers are genetically similar to blood culture isolates: a report from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kalonji et al., 2023. Invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella from stool samples of healthy human carriers are genetically similar to blood culture isolates: a report from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

As part of her doctoral research, Lisette Mbuyi-Kalonji has published an article on the presence of non-typhoidal Salmonella in stool samples and the link with blood culture isolates in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is a microbiologist at the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale and Cliniques Universitaires inKinshasa, and a doctoral researcher at the […]

How a medical center in Benin is helping the world in the battle against antibiotic resistance

How a medical center in Benin is helping the world in the battle against antibiotic resistance

Professor Dissou Affolabi, senior researcher at the Reference Laboratory for Mycobacteria in Cotonou, Benin, is part of the global effort to combat antibiotic resistance. In collaboration with the Belgian Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp, professor Affolabi’s team studies bacterial infections and antibiotic resistance. They also install and train other diagnostic laboratories in Benin […]

Krapp et al., 2023. Prevalence of Antimicrobial Resistance in Gram-Negative Bacteria Bloodstream Infections in Peru and Associated Outcomes: VIRAPERU Study.

Krapp et al., 2023. Prevalence of Antimicrobial Resistance in Gram-Negative Bacteria Bloodstream Infections in Peru and Associated Outcomes: VIRAPERU Study.

Fiorella Krapp has published a paper on the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in Gram-negative bacteria isolated from bloodstream infections in Peru. Fiorella is infectious disease specialist at Instituto de medicina tropical Alexander von Humboldt and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. In 2024, she will defend her PhD research at KU Leuven and the Institute of Tropical […]

Launch of the ARCH International Training Programme funded by VLIR-UOS and DGD

Launch of the ARCH International Training Programme funded by VLIR-UOS and DGD

The International Training Programme (ITP) on Antimicrobial Resistance Containment  in Hospital settings (ARCH) in West Africa, funded by the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UOS) and the Belgian Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (DGD), was launched in September 2023 and will run until August 2026. This ITP is a collaboration between the KU Leuven (Leuven University, Belgium; […]

Four newly graduated PhD researchers in the Unit of Tropical Bacteriology, congratulations!

Four newly graduated PhD researchers in the Unit of Tropical Bacteriology, congratulations!

In December 2023, a big milestone was reached for four PhD researchers of the Unit of Tropical Bacteriology: the public defense of their PhD thesis at KU Leuven. Congratulations to the newly graduated doctors in Biomedical Sciences: Dr. Palpouguini Lompo, Dr. Dadi Falay, Dr. Anne-Sophie Heroes and Dr. Bieke Tack! Read the picture captions to […]