Dr. Aurélie Crabbé

Dr. Aurélie Crabbé

Dr. Aurélie Crabbé

Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Microbiology (LPM)
Universiteit Gent
Ottergemsesteenweg 460
B-9000 Gent  - Belgium

Tel: 32 - (0) 9 264 80 93
Fax: 32 - (0) 9 264 81 95

E-mail: Aurelie.Crabbe@ugent.be

list of publications

Aurélie Crabbé obtained her Master degree in Biomedical Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in 2005. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Bioscience Engineering at the VUB in 2009, for her work entitled “Novel insights in Pseudomonas aeruginosa metabolism and pathogenesis by low fluid-shear culturing”.

During her Ph.D. studies, Aurélie performed research at the Belgian Nuclear Research Center in the Laboratory for Molecular and Cellular Biology (Prof. Max Mergeay and Dr. Natalie Leys) and at the Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology at the Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University (ASU) (Prof. Cheryl Nickerson). Her academic promoter at the VUB was Prof. Pierre Cornelis. She was awarded a Henri Benedictus Fellowship from the Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) and the King Baudouin Foundation to fund her one-year stay at ASU.

In 2010, Aurélie returned to the Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology at ASU for postdoctoral studies, and she became a Research Scientist in 2011. She focused on engineering three-dimensional lung tissue culture models that mimic aspects of the in vivo architecture, function and multicellular complexity, under the tutelage of Prof. Cheryl Nickerson. Aurélie also applied 3-D lung models for studying host cytotoxicity to bacterial toxins, and host-associated biofilm formation of the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Aurélie was awarded an Odysseus fellowship from the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders (FWO) to initiate her own research line at Ghent University starting October 2014. Her project will focus on investigating the role of host-microbiome interactions in P. aeruginosa biofilm formation and resistance to conventional and novel antimicrobial agents.