LAB-Net: Laboratory Network

LAB-Net maintains an extensive pan-European network of microbiology laboratories. The objective is supporting antibacterial drug development via various clinical trials.

The overall objective of LAB-Net is to establish, train, and maintain a high-quality geographically representative European laboratory network. The network consists of routine diagnostic laboratories, specialized research microbiology laboratories, and a central coordinating laboratory at the University of Antwerp.

Providing microbiological information

Together we deliver high-quality and standardized information on microbial strains and antibiotic resistance. This will guide the selection of clinical trial sites for particular treatments and provide such trials with microbiological information.

State-of-the-art expertise

LAB-Net is supported by state-of-the-art laboratory expertise needed to underpin the development of optimal diagnostics in the various clinical trials. We form an indispensable part of the COMBACTE network, fully complementary to CLIN-Net, and closely linked to the clinical studies.

Key members

  • Annemarie van 't Veen

    Academic / Julius Centrum

  • Christine Lammens

    Laboratory Manager / Academic / Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen

  • Herman Goossens

    Laboratory lead / Academic leader / Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen

  • Leen Timbermont

    Scientist / Senior researcher / Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen

  • Stalin Solomon Raj

    Academic / Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen

  • Tomislav Kostyanev

    Academic / University of Antwerp

  • Tuba Vilken

    Scientist / Senior researcher / Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen

  • Veronique Nussenblatt

    Academic / Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen