Improved knowledge and understanding of soils in the urban environment are essential to the sustainable management of the urban soil resource.

prof. dr. ir. Verdoodt Ann

Business cases

Greener, cleaner, more efficient

prof. Dr. Ir. Marjan De Mey

Using bacteria to remove methane from air

prof. dr. ir. Boon Nico

Secondary students lack knowledge about GMO products

prof. dr. Gheysen Godelieve

Influence of stress factors in space on the immune system

Prof. Dr. Sarah Baatout

Scientists Create Solar-Powered Machine That Turns Urine Into Water

prof. dr. ir. Arne Verliefde

Drinkable seawater a step closer

prof. dr. ir. Arne Verliefde

Tweeting trees

prof. Dr. Ir. Steppe Kathy

Space tomatoes

prof. dr. ir. Vlaeminck Siegfried

The treeclimbers

prof. dr. ir. Verbeek Hans

Certain plant lectins show anti-HIV activity in cell culture and may prove to be effective microbicides in blocking HIV infections

prof. dr. Van Damme Els

Kojibiose, a new sweetener comes within reach

prof. dr. Desmet Tom

We are pioneering advanced machine learning techniques in microbiology, agriculture, ecology, animal production and biochemistry

prof. dr. Waegeman Willem

Data integration at an earlier stage helps to extract important information, improving the efficiency of early drug development

prof. dr. ir. Thas Olivier

The success achieved in improving the quality of the azalea has been applied to enhance our understanding of flowering and flower quality in other ornamental plants

prof. dr. ir. Van Labeke Marie-Christine

Monitoring greenhouse gas emissions from wastewater treatment

prof. dr. ir. Volcke Eveline

An innovative synthesis of carbohydrate structures gives access to new products with food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications

prof. dr. Desmet Tom

A powerful method for a sensitive screening of drinking water networks allows the possibility of better analysis of microbial communities

prof. dr. ir. Boon Nico

Rethinking the links between farm modernization, rural development and resilience in a world of increasing demands and finite resources

prof. dr. ir. Van Huylenbroeck Guido

A model has been developed to advise operators on the economic optimization of biogas yield, thus creating additional renewable energy by means of anaerobic digestion

prof. dr. ir. Buysse Jeroen

Natural products have been developed which could become effective and biodegradable crop protection and pharmaceutical agents

prof. dr. ir. Mangelinckx Sven

High-resolution mass spectrometry for screening and quantification of organic trace compounds in ecosystems

Prof. dr. ir. Demeestere Kristof

A host-microbe model has been developed using the complete annotated Artemia genome, recently been obtained by UGent laboratories.

prof. dr. ir. Bossier Peter

A breakthrough analytical technique for the real-time measurement of trace-gases, allowing for the monitoring of volatile organic compounds

prof. dr. ir. Van Langenhove Herman

Cost-effective and reliable micropollutant removal in municipal wastewater treatment plants

prof. dr. ir. Van Hulle Stijn

UGent research in 7 European metropolitan identifies improved multifunctional land use, leading to increased sustainability of urban food provision and improved social welfare.

prof. dr. ir. Van Huylenbroeck Guido

The Veg-i-Trade project assesses the impact of climate change and globalization on quality assurance and the competitiveness of the fresh produce food industry in the global marketplace

prof. dr. ir. Uyttendaele Mieke

Understanding the water cycle response to climate change

prof. dr. Miralles Diego

UGent has obtained results from the forestry and renewable energy sector to optimize business models for the production of woody biomass.

prof. dr. Verheyen Kris

Sustainable crop pest management strategies can be enhanced by artificially produced cheap and reliable biological control agents

prof. dr. ir. De Clercq Patrick

The development of natural products as antimicrobial, anti-fouling or algicidal chemicals.

prof. dr. ir. Mangelinckx Sven

Stakeholders are brought together to look at ways to reduce the environmental impacts of industrial farming with animals

prof. dr. ir. Van Langenhove Herman

Carbon storage inventory of the central Congo basin

prof. dr. ir. Boeckx Pascal

New strategies for propagating elite plant material

prof. dr. Geelen Danny

Observing floods from space for operational water management

prof. dr. ir. Verhoest Niko

An urban water system model for Eindhoven, helping to improve its ecological status and featuring a unique model of stakeholder collaboration

prof. dr. ir. Nopens Ingmar

Triggers and drivers of recent droughts and heatwaves

prof. dr. Miralles Diego

While Omega-3 fatty acids from fish are good for human health, cows that consume this food supplement produce lower fat milk – just one of our conclusions from our study of the rumen as a fermenter.

prof. dr. ir. Fievez Veerle

The discovery of new potential crop protection applications by using the expression of the lectin gene against pests in transgenic plants.

prof. dr. Van Damme Els

Improving risk assessments to identify the right radiotherapy for the treatment of cancer and the best mitigation of the side effects of radiation

prof. dr. ir. Thas Olivier

Improving the taste and quality of bread with reduced salt in order to produce a healthier product without loss of taste.

prof. dr. ir. Eeckhout Mia

Cellulose from plant food is fermented in the cow’s stomach for digestion, but damages other high quality nutrients. We are improving the production of rumen bypass products.

prof. dr. ir. Fievez Veerle

For sustainable land use strategies, decision makers need reliable soil information. The project uses information from Rwanda and Burundi

prof. dr. ir. Verdoodt Ann

UGent’s FEED TECHNOLOGY LAB helps to optimize feed intake and animal health, and is an important partner in the registration of new products

prof. dr. ir. Eeckhout Mia

Inducible lectins can help plants to cope with abiotic and biotic stresses

prof. dr. Van Damme Els

Investigating biological processes under high water pressure in marine environments

prof. dr. ir. Boon Nico

Developing cheap but efficient processes for the glycosylation of small molecules like drugs, vitamins, antioxidants, flavours and fragrances

Prof. dr. Desmet Tom

Successful simulation of the cow’s digestive process has allowed us to undertake extensive research and analysis without the difficulties of looking after and caring for living animals.

prof. dr. ir. Fievez Veerle

UGent’s BioStat is using innovative statistical methods to extract useful information from the new data streams created by new measurement technologies

prof. dr. ir. Thas Olivier

Soil erosion losses threaten food security and environmental quality. The UGent project identifies sediment sources and determines variation in soil loss and deposition rates.

prof. dr. ir. Verdoodt Ann

UGent’s Forest & Nature Lab studies the effects of biodiversity changes on trees, plants and soils of temperate forests across the globe, and helps policy makers develop remediation strategies

prof. dr. Verheyen Kris

Unraveling the mysteries of Stonehenge

prof. dr. ir. Van Meirvenne Marc

Measuring soil moisture from space

prof. dr. ir. Verhoest Niko

Advanced Oxidation Processes to remove organic micropollutants from (waste)waters

Prof. dr. ir. Demeestere Kristof

Development of a low-energy chemical heat pump for low temperature industrial waste heat

prof. dr. ir. Stevens Christian

UGent’s CheckPack team is developing an optical sensor that can detect spoilage of food and can be integrated cheaply and easily into food packaging.

prof. dr. ir. Devlieghere Frank

Coping with floods and droughts by developing stochastic models for climate variables

prof. dr. ir. Verhoest Niko

After extended library testing by the UGent oncology lab, new non-toxic chemicals are providing positive initial results for combating breast cancer

prof. dr. ir. Stevens Christian

Solutions to the stinking problem of manure surpluses in areas of highly concentrated livestock production in Europe

prof. dr. ir. Buysse Jeroen

The development of economically viable bioprocesses for the sustainable production of new molecules promoting innovative pharmaceutical, cosmetic, feed and agricultural applications.

prof. dr. ir. De Mey Marjan

Breeding germplasm and varieties of new grasses with improved forage quality for extreme weather conditions

prof. dr. ir. Reheul Dirk

Microbial production hosts such as E.coli and yeast are optimized for specialized plant metabolites through the merging of metabolic engineering and modelling, synthetic and system biology.

prof. dr. ir. De Mey Marjan

ORBit is UGent’s Research Group on Soil Spatial Inventory techniques. It studies soil sensing techniques and related sampling and data processing

prof. dr. ir. Van Meirvenne Marc

An increase in the speed and cost-effectiveness of rational and systematic engineering will boost industrial biotechnology and facilitate the necessary transition to a sustainable bio-based economy.

prof. dr. ir. De Mey Marjan

An innovative approach that allows a direct extraction of high value acids. The caproic acid harvested can even replace antibiotics in animal fodder.

prof. dr. ir. Rabaey Korneel

Can we enhance the immunity of rice to nematode infection and other soil pathogens?

prof. dr. Gheysen Godelieve

Direct conversion of CO2 into useful chemicals via microbial electrosynthesis, an efficient and cost-effective strategy for bioproduction

prof. dr. ir. Rabaey Korneel

Timely forecasting of climate extremes

prof. dr. Miralles Diego

Identification of new oncology drugs suitable for consideration by a partner for licensingIdentification of new oncology drugs suitable for consideration by a partner for licensing

prof. dr. ir. D'hooghe Matthias

From 1 to 10 million in 100 days: in vitro cloning and propagation of plants

prof. dr. Geelen Danny

Microbial Resource Management offers rapid and effective analysis and their application in real life settings

prof. dr. ir. Boon Nico

The continuous extension of the pool of amino acid derivatives will lead to a new technology platform in drug discovery and medical applications

prof. dr. ir. Mangelinckx Sven

Early detection of a change in the viral population in HIV-1 and HCV infected patients can substantially improve treatment

prof. dr. ir. Thas Olivier

Practical advice to forest managers on which tree species and tree species combinations maximize forest ecosystem performance in various environmental contexts.

prof. dr. Verheyen Kris

Award-winning ideas for reducing methane emissions from wastewater treatment

prof. dr. ir. Volcke Eveline

Treatment and recovery of sulphur from polluted waters and gases provides new eco-friendly raw materials and remediated water streams. Thus a nuisance becomes a source of new and usable materials.

prof. dr. ir. Rabaey Korneel

A framework for ecosystem services for farmers

prof. dr. Verheyen Kris

Valorisation of agrofood waste streams to high value bioactive components

prof. dr. ir. Raes Katleen

Identifying new approaches to significantly reduce unhealthy saturated fats in food products, improving healthy food choices in the future.

prof. dr. Patel Ashok

Improved agricultural risk management by farmers in the event of extreme weather conditions

prof. dr. ir. Van Huylenbroeck Guido

Improved knowledge and understanding of soils in the urban environment are essential to the sustainable management of the urban soil resource.

prof. dr. ir. Verdoodt Ann

Finding non-chemical ways of inhibiting the growth of weeds from the cracks in concrete block pavements

prof. dr. ir. De Cauwer Benny

Improving drought predictions using satellite observations

prof. dr. ir. Verhoest Niko

A new emulsion stabilising agent INUTEC® can replace petrochemical agents by plant-derived derivatives, exemplifying the use of renewable resources in consumer applications.

prof. dr. ir. Stevens Christian

Helping over 100 companies to solve their waste water problems

prof. dr. ir. Van Hulle Stijn

UGent’s MYCOLAB helps companies to identify the mould species on their products, predicts their growth, and helps to set up and validate preventive measures.

prof. dr. ir. Eeckhout Mia

Because of their exceptional efficiency and ecological profile, enzymes can be used in the synthesis of various chemicals by combining computer simulations with high throughput screening

prof. dr. Desmet Tom

Welcome to urban farming!

prof. dr. ir. Du Laing Gijs

Reduction of volatile organic compounds and odorous emissions in biological waste gas treatments

prof. dr. ir. Van Langenhove Herman

“Biochar” is a carbon-rich material that blends into soils to improve fertility, mitigating climate change by sequestering carbon while improving agricultural productivity.

prof. dr. ir. Ronsse Frederik

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