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GHENT UNIVERSITY (UGent)

Overview

UGENT is a member of the Belgian EMBRC node, having joined forces in 2012 under the umbrella of Marine@UGent, a multidisciplinary marine-research consortium building a bridge between Ghent University and the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ). Its mission is to conduct interdisciplinary fundamental and applied research, to provide knowledge-based support for ecosystem-based management of marine resources for current and future generations, and to provide high-level education for the next generation of marine scientists. 

Ecosystems

  • Ecosystems of the Southern Bight of the North Sea, Eastern Channel and Westerschelde estuary

 

Ecosystem access

Is via MSO/VLIZ

 

Experimental facilities and technology platforms

  • Experimental ecology
  • Structural and chemical analysis (fatty acid, pigment, CN sediment, nutrient analyses, this infrastructure allowing a complete biochemical screening of marine organisms)
  • Molecular analysis optimised for high-throughput analysis
  • Biological analysis (16 fish challenge tanks to support the fish caught with the help of VLIZ, to perform pathological experiments and histological analyses)
  • Imaging facilities including state of the art microscopes (including digital imager to capture movement of live samples – Zebralab)
  • Technical staff for assistance or hands-on analysis

 

Associated services (E-services, Expert advice, Supporting faciltites)

Long-term monitoring data from biotic and abiotic parameters through the Belgian Lifewatch Observatory

 

    Acronym: 
    UGent
    Address: 
    Marine Biology Research Group, Ghent University
    Campus Sterre S8, Krijgslaan 281
    9000 Ghent
    Belgium
    E-mail: 
    Liaison officer: Tim Verstraeten (tim.verstraeten@UGent.be)

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