The Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology (LabMET) is part of the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University and part of the Department of Biochemical and Microbial Technology. LabMET is specialized in the study and application of mixed microbial cultures or communities. A microbial community consists of several populations which each represent a functional biological entity and thus a diverse metabolic capacity. The assemblage of these biological entities represents - when properly organised - a powerful resource. LabMET focuses on the optimal management of these microbial resources (Microbial Resource Management, MRM) enabling us to develop novel products and processes to improve our environment or human health in the most sustainable way. More specifically, LabMET applies this approach in the fields of applied microbial ecology, bioproduction, functional food and feed, medical microbial ecology, biomaterials and nanotechnology, water treatment, aquaculture, bio-energy, and soils and sediments. The LabMET research group comprises of about 70 staff of which 35 academic staff. 3 positions are available for postdoctoral researchers (and potentially one PhD student).
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