The Van der Henst lab focuses on multidrug-resistant bacteria, with a clear emphasis on the Gram-negative bacterium Acinetobacter baumannii. This nosocomial pathogen possesses a worrying and well-supplied resistance arsenal. In addition to increasing antibiotic resistances, A. baumannii thrives within hospital settings, relying on its resistances against disinfection procedures and environmental stresses. On top of that, A. baumannii virulence deserves to be better characterized. We aim to better understand the resistance and virulence arsenals of A. baumannii, while in parallel dedicating efforts in impairing them.
"Better understand to better fight"
A. baumannii strain collection of current MDR clinical isolates
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