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

January 26, 2024



Environmental sampling

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 find out the subject of their research.


Palpouguini Lompo (right): Antiseptics, disinfectants and hand hygiene products as reservoirs of antimicrobial resistance in healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa
Dadi Falay (right) with jury members and (co)promotors: Assessment of potential reservoirs of invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella in the Province of Tshopo, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Bieke Tack (middle) and the PhD jury members and (co)promotors: Non-typhoidal Salmonella infections unmask the challenges in pediatric febrile illness care in DR Congo
Anne-Sophie Heroes (middle) and the PhD jury members and (co)promotors. Topic of the PhD research: Bacterial contamination of blood products for transfusion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Bieke Tack, Palpouguini Lompo and Anne-Sophie Heroes with their PhD booklets

Antibiotic stewardship


Disinfection & Antisepsis

Environmental sampling




Research skills