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Revealing the cell biology of a predatory bacterium in space and time

Project description

Bacteria as live antibiotics

Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is a Gram-negative bacterium with a unique ability to attack and kill other bacteria. It enters the area between the cell wall and the plasma membrane of bacterial prey known as the periplasm and undergoes replication, releasing more progeny. B. bacteriovorus has attracted great interest due to its potential to serve as a ‘live’ antibiotic. The scope of the EU-funded PREDATOR project is to further investigate the cell cycle of this bacterial predator using a combination of genetics, molecular biology and live imaging techniques. A better understanding of its biology will assist the battle against resistant Gram-negative pathogens.

Host institution

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 688,00
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Belgium

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Region
Région wallonne Prov. Brabant Wallon Arr. Nivelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 499 688,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 688,00
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve

See on map

Region
Région wallonne Prov. Brabant Wallon Arr. Nivelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 499 688,00