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The Cliniques Universitaires UCL de Mont-Godinne

The Cliniques Universitaires UCL de Mont-Godinne is a 380-bed university teaching hospital affiliated to the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL). The laboratory and department of clinical biology is managed by Pr. Y. Glupczynski who is also the head chief of the laboratory of microbiology. The laboratory of microbiology process approximately 100 000 samples for bacteriologic, virologic and serologic analyses. His expertise is well recognized in the field of epidemiology and of antimicrobial resistance mechanisms in Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii, Helicobacter pylori and in anaerobes. His interests and activities of research and developments are focused on Gram-negative aerobic bacteria and H. pylori for which the laboratory serves as national reference center. The research staff include a team of 5 permanent members (Prof. Y. Glupczynski MD PhD ; Dr Daniel Huang MD, Pierre Bogaerts Ir PhD, Caroline Bauraing Master in sciences et Catherine Berhin technologist) supported by personnel funded with research projects (e.g. Roberta Rezende Master in Biomedical sciences et Warda Bouchahrouf, technologist). Analysis performed for the bacterial identification and the characterization of resistance mechanisms are based on classic phenotypic and genotypic methods using technologies such as mass spectrometry, molecular biology (endpoint PCR, real-time PCR, sequencing, cloning …) and isoelectric focusing for protein analysis.

The laboratory of microbiology of Cliniques UCL de Mont-Godinne collaborates intensively with Belgian national Scientific Institute of Public Health to set up and to coordinate at a national level annual (or bi-annual) microbiological and epidemiological surveillance of Gram-negative bacteria (Enterobacteriaceae and non-fermenters). The laboratory also participates in international studies on new antimicrobial agents and works closely with the Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology Unit in the Louvain Drug Research Institute (Prof. Paul Tulkens, Prof. F. Van Bambeke) of Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) to the development of new active molecules and the assessment of their in vitro activities (pharmacodynamic) in cellular models.


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