Frits van Charante received his Bachelor in Biotechnology from Wageningen University (The Netherlands) 2014. He continued for Master in Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology and graduated from Wageningen University 2017. His Masters thesis title was ‘Sugar transport in the model fungus Aspergillus niger’. During his studies he also took an internships at the Laboratory of Gene Technology, KU Leuven (Belgium) where he studied phage therapy.
The main objective of Frits project is to identify and characterize new antimicrobial potentiators. These are compounds that will increase the efficacy of antimicrobials ideally by limiting biofilm formation. This can lead to combination treatments that are more effective than antibiotic treatment alone. Working with the other ESR’s is a great opportunity to work with and learn about multiple fields related to the microbiology research.