Kurt Houf Group

Kurt Houf is a member and currently head of the Department of Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Because of many research synergies he is also affiliated with the Laboratory of Microbiology and both groups share laboratory and office facilities at Campus Ledeganck.

Research topics

Basic and applied aspect of food microbiology and food safety with a focus on:

- foodborne bacterial pathogens (detection, identification, characterization, genomics, ...)
- (molecular) epidemiology and diversity of Arcobacter and Campylobacter species
- food and environmental microbiomes
- occurrence and role of free-living protozoa in food safety

If you are interested in joining the lab for Erasmus+, MSc or PhD studies, please send your CV at kurt.houf@ugent.be

Publications of Kurt Houf