Microbial Resistance and Drug Discovery

The Van der Henst lab focuses on multidrug-resistant bacteria, with a clear emphasis on the Gram-negative bacterium Acinetobacter baumannii.

Charles Van der Henst

Group Leader
Group Leader (Junior), VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology, 2020
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow: UNamur, Antimicrobial resistances and drug discovery, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow: EPFL, Global Health Institute, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2013
Postdoctoral Fellow: UCL, de Duve Institue Brussels, Bacterial stress response, 2012
PhD: UNamur, Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2012

Research areas

Microbiology Medical biotechnology

Research Focus

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"

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A. baumannii strain collection of current MDR clinical isolates

Publications

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Jobs

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Team

The Charles Van der Henst Lab can only thrive thanks to the dedication and commitment of its people, no matter what their function or seniority.

Events

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