Tag: Antibiotics

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 […]

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 […]

Global genomic analysis of Salmonella Concord reveals lineages with high antimicrobial resistance in Ethiopia

Global genomic analysis of Salmonella Concord reveals lineages with high antimicrobial resistance in Ethiopia

Wim Cuypers published this interesting paper in Nature Communications! Antimicrobial resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Concord (S. Concord) is known to cause severe gastrointestinal and bloodstream infections in patients from Ethiopia and Ethiopian adoptees, and occasional records exist of S. Concord linked to other countries. The evolution and geographical distribution of S. Concord remained unclear. Here, […]

Interview with the Kisantu study team – Doctoral research of Bieke Tack (English subtitles)

Interview with the Kisantu study team – Doctoral research of Bieke Tack (English subtitles)

Study team describing the preparation, outcomes, benefits, difficulties and way forward after the studies they carried out in Kisantu in the Democratic Republic of Congo.   Speakers: Naomie Wasolua – Nurse research team (health interview + in-hospital follow-up) Dr. Daniel Vita – Local supervisor and medical director St. Luc Kisantu Hospital Dr. Jules Mbuyamba – […]