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The “Ugent Aquaculture R&D Consortium” groups the interdisciplinary research performed at Ghent. Two labs of the UGent consortium will participate in this project. The Laboratory of Aquaculture & Artemia Reference Center (ARC) has been involved in larviculture research since the late 70's. Since the mid 80's research activities extended to fish & shellfish larviculture-related fields a.o. lipid and vitamin requirements, microbial management in larviculture systems, microorganism (bacteria, yeast, micro-algae)-fish larvae interactions, egg and larvae quality, use of enriched Brachionus and Artemia, effects of immunostimulants and other compounds on disease and stress resistance.

The Laboratory for Microbial Ecology and Technology (LabMET) focuses on the cultivation independent analysis of microbial communities. The lab studies in particular processes that are steered by mixed microbial communities. LabMET has a large spectrum of equipment including PCR-cyclers, a Real-Time PCR cycler, Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis units, a 3-laser flow cytometer and a fluorescent microscope.

The UGent Research infrastructure open for access with the AQUAEXCEL project is:
1. Gnotobiotic culture system for Artemia and sea bass. For more information please click here.

For more information on the UGent Research Infrastructures involved in AQUAEXCEL, please click here .

Contact Details 
Nathalie Vandepitte
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat n°25
9000 Gent
Tel.: +32 9 264 3029
Email: EU-cel(at)
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