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This unit was established in January 2012. The fulltime members are Chris Kenyon (head), Kara Osbak and Ilan Schwartz (PhD Students). We collaborate extensively with the units of Prof Xaveer Van Ostade (Antwerp University), Prof Philippe Buscher (ITM), Prof Jacques van Lankveld (Open University), Prof Rebecca Brotman (University of Maryland) as well as a number of other units in the ITM, UA and South African institutions.
Main research topics
- SeTPAT. The search for a Treponema pallidum antigen test. We are using MS/MS and MRM to detect the presence of various T pallidum antigens in the sera of 120 patients with a new diagnosis of syphilis. We aim to develop an ELISA that can detect T pallidum antigen via this approach
- Preventing the emergence of antibiotic resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoea.
- Development of a STERGM Model of STI transmission in MSM
- Characterize the high risk MSM microbiome and resistome
- Investigate the reasons underpinning differences in STI prevalence between populations
- Develop a model for transmission of genital microbiomes in general and bacterial vaginosis associated bacteria in specific
- Emmonsia africana. We aim to develop a new antigen test, PCR and serologic test for diagnosis and seroprevalence surveys. We also aim to test via molecular and culture techniques the environmental location of this organism
Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years
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15/11/22 → …
1/01/21 → 31/12/24
Project: Research Project
2023, In: Journal of Clinical Virology. 159, 4 p., 105372.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A1: Web of Science-article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile98 Downloads (Pure)
Characteristics of confirmed mpox cases among clinical suspects: a prospective single-centre study in Belgium during the 2022 outbreakITM Monkeypox Study Group, 2023, In: New Microbes and New Infections. 52, p. 101093 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A1: Web of Science-article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile97 Downloads (Pure)
Doxycycline PEP can induce doxycycline resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae in a Galleria mellonella model of PEPKenyon, C., Gestels, Z., Vanbaelen, T., Abdellati, S., Van Den Bossche, D., De Baetselier, I., Xavier, B. B. & Manoharan-Basil, S. S., 2023, In: Frontiers in Microbiology. 14, 8 p., 1208014.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A1: Web of Science-article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile