Theses available at the Food Microbiology Laboratory

The Food Microbiology Laboratory provides the possibility for students to do their thesis in collaboration with our group. Below you can find a large variety of possible BSc and MSc thesis subjects.

Bachelor and Master thesis subjects

Food Fermentation

  • Efficient delivery of vitamin K2 by bacteria involved in food fermentation process
  • Novel concepts for fermented vegetables
  • Innovation of tempeh using lupine
  • Optimizing yeast aroma profiles using CRISPR-Cas genome editing

    Ecology of Pathogens

    • Ecology of pathogens in enrichments
    • LOD50 of Campylobacter
    • Variability of Salmonella during enrichment
    • How diverse are fungal species?
    • Ecophysiological behaviour of Listeria monocytogenes in food production

    Physiology of Food-related Micro-organisms

    • Stress-response and survival strategies of Bacillus cereus
    • Identification of genes and molecular mechanisms involved in biofilm formation
    • Mixed biofilm formation of L. monocytogenes and lactic acid bacteria
    • Spore resistance and germination capacity of Bacillus species
    • Resistant variants in bacterial populations
    • Inactivation of spores by cold plasma treatment
    • Control of fungal spores in food products

    Quantitative Microbiology & Food Safety Management

    • Dietary microbial exposure: Relation with allergies?
    • How heat resistant are microorganisms?
    • What are the kinetics of toxin formation of Bacillus cereus?
    • Risk assessment of Listeria monocytogenes
    • Prediction of spoilage of fresh poultry meat under dynamic temperature regimes