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

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.


  • LMM expresses concern and support for all those who are affected by the war in Ukraine. Read more
  • A critical eye on European clinical research response during COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
  • Today we launch VERDI, a project that prioritizes women and children in the research on new coronavirus variants. Read more
  • ​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.