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E-services
Data analysis tools and software at RBINS
On-site access, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Belgium)
Description :

Fish larval transport model (SOLEMOD, http://odnature.naturalsciences.be/remsem/team#lacroix). Jellyfish life cycle model (JELLYMOD, http://odnature.naturalsciences.be/jellymod/index). Open source ocean circulation model (COHERENS, http://odnature.naturalsciences.be/coherens)

Contact :
marleen.roelofs@ugent.be, jvanaverbeke@naturalsciences.be
Experimental facilities
Wet laboratories at UHasselt
On-site access, University of Hasselt (Belgium)
Description :

Rearing of flatworms

Contact :
marleen.roelofs@ugent.be, karen.smeets@uhasselt.be
Training & library services
Training facilities at RBINS
On-site access, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Belgium)
Description :

Small conference/meeting room for up to 10 people. No media support. Medium conference/meeting room for up to 20 people with media support (projection, audio, video-conferencing, wifi). Large conference/meeting room for up 150 people with media support: projection, audio

Contact :
marleen.roelofs@ugent.be, jvanaverbeke@naturalsciences.be
Technology platforms
Bioassays at UGENT
On-site access, Ghent University (Belgium)
Description :

Hatching and culturing of Artemia axenically or with a known microflora under strictly controlled environmental parameters. Access to in vitro facilities for human and fish cell lines

Expertise :

The Artemia gnotobiotic tool box or GART (Gnotobiotic ARTemia platform) refers to the methodology to hatch and culture Artemia axenically or with a known microflora under strictly controlled environmental parameters. By eliminating the complex interactions between the microbiological community, the environmental conditions and the target organism, the effect of the presence of a single or of few micro-organisms can be studied. GART thus allows for a more accurate assessment of the role of microbiota than xenic cultures. It is used to screen a variety of compounds with aquaculture potential, such as pre- and probiotics, feed components and immuno-stimulants. It offers the possibility to verify at high throughput and low cost in vitro findings under in vivo conditions prior to testing on a larger scale with commercial species.

Contact :
marleen.roelofs@ugent.be
Training & library services
Training facilities at UGENT
On-site access, Ghent University (Belgium)
Description :

Access to office space and meeting rooms for visiting researchers. Organization of marine training workshops

Contact :
marleen.roelofs@ugent.be
E-services
Data analysis tools and software at VLIZ
On-site access, Flanders Marine Institute (Belgium)
Description :

Online data access and analysis services

Contact :
marleen.roelofs@ugent.be, embrc@vliz.be
Technology platforms
Bioassays at UHasselt
On-site access, University of Hasselt (Belgium)
Description :

Toxicological experiments (using qPCR)

Contact :
marleen.roelofs@ugent.be, karen.smeets@uhasselt.be
Training & library services
Training facilities at UHasselt
On-site access, University of Hasselt (Belgium)
Description :

Access to meeting rooms at UHasselt

Contact :
marleen.roelofs@ugent.be, karen.smeets@uhasselt.be
Accommodation & catering
In-house catering at RBINS
On-site access, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Belgium)
Description :

In-house catering for coffee breaks and lunches

Contact :
marleen.roelofs@ugent.be, jvanaverbeke@naturalsciences.be