CMET researchers study microbial communities & interactions to better understand and steer ecological processes with an ultimate aim of improving and enabling biotechnological applications

The Center for Microbial Ecology and Technology (CMET) is a part of the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University. CMET 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. CMET 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, CMET applies this approach in the fields of applied microbial ecology, functional food and feed, medical microbial ecology, risk assessment, biomaterials and nanotechnology, water treatment, aquaculture, bio-energy, and soils and sediments.

The CMET research group comprises a staff of about 65 academics and is part of the Department of Biochemical and Microbial Technology of the Ghent University. On this website you will find all information on CMET research, education and services. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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07-12-2018

Synthetic microbial communities for urine nitrification in regenerative life support systems: bottom-up design, ground optimization and spaceflights.

The public defence will take place on 19 of December 2018 at 16:30 in the Academieraadzaal
(Hall of the Academic Board), room A 0.030 at Campus Coupure, Coupure Links 653, 9000

Event date: Wed, 19/12/2018 - 16:30
21-11-2018

Technology for thermophilic nitrogen removal from wastewater: Developing combined nitrification/denitrification and proving anammox

The public defence will take place on Friday 7th December 2018 at 17:00 in De Cirque, Bijlokesite-Louis Pasteurlaan 2, 9000 Gent.

21-11-2018

Technologies for resource recovery from human urine: terrestrial and space applications

The public defense will take place on December 3, 2018 at 5 pm in the Aula of Ghent University, Voldersstraat 9, 9000 Gent.

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25-09-2018

Tuesday October 16th, the Center for Microbial Ecology and Technology will bring together leading international researchers in the field of single cell microbial analysis at the “Single-cell Technologies for Microbial Community Characterization” mini-conference.

Event date: Tue, 16/10/2018 - 08:45 to 16:00
20-09-2018

The research of Prof. Tom Van de Wiele and Dr. Chris Callewaert was featured in Superquark, a program by RAI.

11-09-2018

Microbial population and community dynamics in natural and managed
freshwater systems: from methodology development to mechanistic insights

The public defence will take place on October 15th 2018 at 17:00 at the August Vermeylen room of “Het Pand”, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent.

Event date: Mon, 15/10/2018 - 17:00
12-07-2018

Op 11 juli 2018, de Vlaamse feestdag, reikt de Vlaamse Regering eretekens uit. De bekroonden zijn uitzonderlijk verdienstelijk geweest of hebben door hun uitzonderlijke talenten bijgedragen aan het positieve imago en de uitstraling van Vlaanderen.

19-06-2018

Impact of mucin and mucin degrading Akkermansia muciniphila on gut microbial ecology and markers for gut health.

The public defence will take place on Friday June 22nd at 17:00 in the Academieraadzaal (Hall of the Academic Board), room A 0.030 at Campus Coupure, Coupure 653, 9000 Ghent.

Event date: Fri, 22/06/2018 - 17:00
24-05-2018

Anaerobic microbial technologies for waste valorization

Friday June 15th 16:00-17:00h, room E 1.015, Campus Coupure, Coupure Links 653, Ghent

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Event date: Fri, 15/06/2018 - 16:00 to 17:00
23-05-2018

Cold anammox for energy-positive sewage treatment: impact of temperature and organic carbon on performance and microbiota.

The public defense will take place on May 25th 2018 at 15:00 in room E1.015 at Campus Coupure, Coupure 653, 9000 Ghent.

Event date: Fri, 25/05/2018 - 15:00

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