The RHIZOCLIP consortium is the result of fruitful interactions and collaborations between the consortium partners in various topics of interest, which now come together in a single project addressing biologically active compounds: cyclic lipopeptides (CLPs) from Pseudomonas and Bacillus bacteria. Based on previous research efforts of many years, each group brings in materials, technology, methodology, knowledge and expertise that are equally required for the joint research to be successful, making RHIZOCLIP a balanced collaborative consortium.
Catalysed by the world-wide surge in microbiome research, CLP research is currently gaining momentum and the application and valorisation potential is increasingly coming to the frontline. With this project, the different partners embark on a joint endeavour to achieve results that would be impossible to realize individually and that allow the consortium to take up a leading position in this area.
This project is funded by the Belgian EOS programme. It is a collaboration between the different research groups of the University of Ghent, the Catholic University of Leuven and the University of Liège.