Organisms collected in the wild at RBINS
On-site access, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Belgium)
Biological resources
Description :

Access to sample series of non-indigenous invertebrate species and fauna of near- and offshore hard and soft substrate

Contact :
shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be, jvanaverbeke@naturalsciences.be
Climate Controlled Rooms at UGENT
On-site access, Ghent University (Belgium)
Experimental facilities
Description :

Photobioreactor, climate rooms, and temperature and light controlled incubators for experiments focusing on algae

Contact :
shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be, shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be
Structural and chemical analysis at RBINS
On-site access, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Belgium)
Technology platforms
Description :

Analysis of contaminants (GC-Triple Quad or the GC-Ion Trap), nutrients, algal pigments (UHPLC and HPLC), explosives (national certification). Environmental analysis with Skalar autoanalyzer (e.g. nitrite, nitrate, ammonia, cyanide, and phenol). Oil fingerprinting (GC-MS)

Contact :
shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be, jvanaverbeke@naturalsciences.be
Organisms collected in the wild at UGENT
On-site access, Ghent University (Belgium)
Biological resources
Description :

Sampling of benthic fauna (nematodes and other species) from the southern bight of the North Sea and Westerscheldt Estuary

Contact :
shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be, shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be
Dry laboratories at UGENT
On-site access, Ghent University (Belgium)
Experimental facilities
Description :

Access to experimental facilities focusing on algae

Contact :
shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be, shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be
Structural and chemical analysis at UGENT
On-site access, Ghent University (Belgium)
Technology platforms
Description :

Analysis of pigments (HPLC), nutrients (SAN++ system from SKALAR), fatty acids (GC-FID and GC-MS), lipid and free vitamin C (HPLC has a thermo-controlled autosampler and column compartment and is equipped with UV-DAD, fluorescence and ELSD detectors). Analysis of grain size (Malvern Hydro 2000G), particle size (Beckman Coulter multisizer), sediments (TOC, TN, TOM and carbonates). Fatty acid methyl ester separation (gas chromatograph equipped with an FID and a single quadrupole mass spectrometer)

Contact :
shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be, shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be
Taxonomic services at UGENT
On-site access, Ghent University (Belgium)
Biological resources
Description :

Isolation and identification of seaweeds, algae, marine diatoms and associated microbiota (bacteria) from marine samples

Expertise :

This service can deliver identified cultures of pure marine bacteria from any type of marine sample. The service makes use of cultivation and isolation of bacteria, characterization by protein mass spectrometry and identification using gene and genome sequence analysis.

Contact :
shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be, shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be
Mesocosms at UGENT
On-site access, Ghent University (Belgium)
Experimental facilities
Description :

Access to experimental facilities focusing on algae

Contact :
shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be, shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be
Library services at UHasselt
On-site access, University of Hasselt (Belgium)
Description :

Access to the library at UHasselt

Contact :
shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be, karen.smeets@uhasselt.be
Taxonomic services at UHasselt
On-site access, University of Hasselt (Belgium)
Biological resources
Description :

Identification and phylogenetic analysis of marine turbellarians

Contact :
shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be, karen.smeets@uhasselt.be