The Laboratory of Microbiology, Parasitology and Hygiene (LMPH) is an interdepartmental research group at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences at the University of Antwerp. Our research is focussed on pathogen host interactions, with Leishmania, Bacterial biofilms and Respiratory Syncytial Virus being the main research themes. In addition, attention is give to modulation of macrophages upon interaction and/or infection with pathogens.
Besides basic research, we have extensive, documented experience in integrated antimicrobial screening, both for industry and academic groups, of chemical and natural products. This screening is performed with in-house developed, validated in vitro and vivo laboratory models of bacteria, yeasts, fungi and parasites.