Dr. ir. Florence Van Herreweghen

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I graduated as Master of Science in Bioscience Engineering, Cell and Gene Biotechnology, at Ghent University and started my PhD as IWT-fellow at CMET in 2014. My research focused on the colon bacterium Akkermansia muciniphila, its behavior in the complex microbial ecosystem of the colon and the role of mucins to influence A. muciniphila behavior. After my PhD research I worked on a clinical trial with Chris Callewaert, testing a probiotic spray to treat body odor. Now I am working on the topic of fabric and laundry malodour, trying to unravel the microbiological processes involved in odour formation on laundry.