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The Bacteriology Division harbors the following National Reference Centers :

  1. Salmonella (ISO 17025 and 15189) , Project leader : Dr S. Bertrand, Dr. W. Mattheus and Dr. R. Vanhoof
  2. Shigella (ISO 17025 and 15189) , Project leader : Dr S. Bertrand, Dr. W. Mattheus and Dr. R. Vanhoof
  3. Listeria (ISO 17025 and 15189) Project leader : Dr. S. Bertrand, Dr. W. Mattheus and Dr. R. Vanhoof
  4. Neisseria meningitidis, (ISO 15189), Project leader : Dr. S. Bertrand, Dr. W. Mattheus and Dr. R. Vanhoof 
  5. Mycobacteria and tuberculose (ISO 15189) Project leader : Dr V. Mathys
  6. Aminoglycoside resistance Project leader: Dr R. Vanhoof

 

Our role

  • Rapidly identify possible outbreaks, more virulent strains, …
  • Establish national baseline incidence data based on laboratory identifications and typing (sero and molecular)
  • Analyse all suspected samples in case of foodborne outbreaks or complaints and provide full characterisation of isolates
  • Execute a part of the official zoonosis monitoring program for Belgium to comply with EU regulations (92/117/EC, 2003/99/EC and EC/2160/2003)
  • Determine and follow antimicrobial resistance in human isolates and all Belgian food isolates
  • Client and accreditation oriented
  • Continuous improvement and state-of-the-art upgrades
  • Scientific research and concentration of expertise and national and international representation

 

 

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