The Laboratory of Medical Microbiology

Welcome to the website of the Lab of Medical Microbiology (LMM). The LMM has a world reputation in studying antibiotic use and resistance, as well as on the development of rapid diagnostic solutions by identifying and tapping the potential of newly emerging technologies for diagnostic applications. 

Read more about our research mission.

Find more information on the LMM team and their work.

Luke and Lucy - Auntie Biotica

Luke and Lucy - Auntie Biotica

The Belgian Antibiotic Policy Coordination Committee (BAPCOC), under guidance of Herman Goossens and Samuel Coenen (UAntwerp), developed a comic on correct use of antibiotics as part of its most recent antibiotic awareness campaign.

Next to online and print versions in Dutch and French, an online version of this comic is now also available in English. Please enjoy reading the Luke and Lucy comic ‘Auntie Biotica’ at, and spread the news.



  • Do you want to work for us? Three vacancy notices are online here!
  • Check the second edition of the LAB-Net newsletter here.
  • The University of Antwerp has launched Rapid European COVID-19 Emergency Research response (RECOVER). 
  • The EU project PREPARE is responding to COVID-19 by rapidly assessing Europe’s preparedness and deploying vital clinical research. Read the full article.
  • Check the leaflet on the ESCMID Technical Workshops "Colistin: Resistance mechanisms, susceptibility testing methods and PK/PD approaches" (5-7 July 2021, Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Check the first edition of the LAB-Net Newsletter here.
  • VALUE-Dx new website is live!
  • ECRAID website has been launched! ECRAID is a European-wide initiative that aims to establish a self-sustaining clinical research organisation and network for infectious diseases.
  • Prof Herman Goossens calls up in Nature to communicate more effectively on the benefits on the European Union.
  • LMM researchers have succeeded in providing proof of the impact of antibiotic use on emergence and persistence of antibiotic resistance. Read the article here.
  • The LMM is coordinating the Global-PPS on Antimicrobial Consumption and Resistance. First preliminary worldwide results were presented at the 5th edition of the World HAI Resistance Forum in June 2015. For more information:


Prof. Dr. Herman Goossens Campus Drie Eiken
S. 6.23
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Wilrijk
Tel. +32 3 265 2751
Fax +32 3 265 2663

Contact NGS facilities and microbiome research

Prof. Dr. Surbhi Malhotra Campus Drie Eiken, Building S
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Wilrijk
Tel. +3232652752