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Département de Morphologie et Pathologie (ULG-DMP)
www.fmv.ulg.ac.be/cms/c_267191/fr/dept-de-morphologie-et-pathologie-dmp

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English name: Department of Morphology and Pathology
Parent institute: Université de Liège; Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire (ULG), more
Address:
Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire
Boulevard de Colonster, 20, B43
4000 Liège
Belgium
 
Type: Scientific

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  • Université de Liège; Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire; Department of Morphology and Pathology; Pathologie générale (ULG), more

Abstract:
The marine research of the department of Morphology and Pathology of the University of Liège focuses on the pathology of seabirds and marine mammals, fish diseases, the diagnosis of animal diseases, microorganism identification and animal health. Since 1991, more than 1,500 necropsies have been performed on marine mammals stranded on the Belgian, Northern France and Dutch coastlines, which include more than 20 large cetaceans such as sperm whales Physeter macrocephalus, humpback whales Megaptera novaeangliae, fin whales Balænoptera physalus and minke whales Balænoptera acutorostrata.

Within the marine domain, this group conducts research on the following topics:
- The quality of life of populations of harbour porpoises and harbour seals in the Northeast Atlantic (focusing on genetic and ecological aspects);
- The causes of death of marine mammals and the health of their populations;
- Diagnosis of animal diseases;
- The effect of pollutants on marine mammals.

The group will expand its focus on (1) zoonotic pathogens infecting animals (marine top predators) and humans, (2) the role of parasites and parasite intermediate hosts and (3) the impact of pollutants on marine mammal diseases. Some challenges faced by the group include the creation of new partnerships from which to obtain animal samples, the expansion of the Belgian Marine Mammal Biobank to a European level, the improvement of microorganism identification methodologies, the European standardisation of post-mortem investigations and the diagnosis of animal diseases.
The department participates in several national and international programmes and collaborations focusing on stranded marine mammals in order to investigate their cause of death, examine the role of pathogens and pollutants and to improve their protection.

Publications (20)  Top | Persons | Institute 
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  • Peer reviewed article Mahfouz, C.; Meziane, T.; Henry, F.; Abi-Ghanem, C.; Spitz, J.; Jauniaux, T.; Bouveroux, T.; Khalaf, G.; Amara, R. (2017). Multi-approach analysis to assess diet of harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena in the southern North Sea. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 563: 249-259. https://hdl.handle.net/10.3354/meps11952, more
  • Peer reviewed article van de Velde, N.; Devleesschauwer, B.; Leopold, M.; Begeman, L.; Usseldijk, L.; Hiemstra, S.; Ijzer, J.; Brownlow, A.; Davison, N.; Haelters, J.; Jauniaux, T.; Siebert, U.; Dorny, P.; De Craeye, S. (2016). Toxoplasma gondii in stranded marine mammals from the North Sea and Eastern Atlantic Ocean: findings and diagnostic difficulties. Veterinary parasitology 230: 25-32. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.vetpar.2016.10.021, more
  • Peer reviewed article Imazaki, P.H.; Brose, F.; Jauniaux, T.; Das, K.; Muller, M.; Scippo, M.-L. (2015). Estrogenic evaluation and organochlorine identification in blubber of North Sea Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) stranded on the North Sea coast. Biomed. Res. Int. 2015(438295): 14 pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/438295, more
  • Peer reviewed article Morell, M.; Lenoir, M.; Shadwick, R.; Jauniaux, T.; Dabin, W.; Begeman, L.; Ferreira, M.; Maestre, I.; Degollada, E.; Hernandez-Milian, G.; Cazevieille, C.; Fortuno, J.; Vogl, W.; Puel, J.; Andre, M. (2015). Ultrastructure of the Odontocete organ of Corti: scanning and transmission electron microscopy. J. Comp. Neurol. 523(3): 431-448. dx.doi.org/10.1002/cne.23688, more
  • Peer reviewed article Bouveroux, T; Kiszka, J; Heithaus, R; Jauniaux, T.; Pezeril, S (2014). Direct evidence for gray seal (Halichoerus grypus) predation and scavenging on harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena). Mar. Mamm. Sci. 30(4): 1542-1548. dx.doi.org/10.1111/mms.12111, more
  • Peer reviewed article Weijs, L.; Das, K.; Siebert, U.; van Elk, N.; Jauniaux, T.; Neels, H.; Blust, R.; Covaci, A. (2009). Concentrations of chlorinated and brominated contaminants and their metabolites in serum of harbour seals and harbour porpoises. Environ. Int. 35(6): 842-850. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.envint.2009.02.001, more
  • Haelters, J.; Kerckhof, F.; Rumes, B.; Potin, M.; Jauniaux, T. (2017). Strandingen en waarnemingen van zeezoogdieren en opmerkelijke vissen in België in 2016. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen (KBIN): Brussel. 30 pp., more
  • Haelters, J.; Jauniaux, T.; Kerckhof, F.; Potin, M.; Vandenberghe, T. (2016). Zeezoogdieren in België in 2015. MARECO 16/03. Rapport BMM, 16/01. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Oostende. 26 pp., more
  • Jauniaux, T. (2016). Causes of death of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranded on the Belgian coastline (1990-2015), in: Degraer, S. et al. (Ed.) North Sea Open Science Conference 7-10/11/2016. Abstract Booklet. pp. 98, more
  • Vandenberghe, T.; Degraer, S.; Jauniaux, T.; Kerckhof, F.; Rumes, B.; Scory, S.; Toussaint, E.; Haelters, J. (2016). MarineMammals.be: improving marine mammal stranding data collection, in: Degraer, S. et al. (Ed.) North Sea Open Science Conference 7-10/11/2016. Abstract Booklet. pp. 39, more
  • Bouveroux, T.; Kiszka, J.; Jauniaux, T.; Pezeril, S. (2014). Direct evidence for grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) predation and scavenging on harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena), in: Abstract book 28th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society: Marine mammals as sentinels of a changing environment, Liège, Belgium, 5-9th April 2014. pp. 66, more
  • Brihaye, E.; Bouveroux, Th.; Degraer, S.; Dulière, V.; Haelters, J.; Pezeril, S.; Jauniaux, T. (2014). Strandings of the common porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) in the southern North Sea: what did they die of, where did they come from?, in: Abstract book 28th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society: Marine mammals as sentinels of a changing environment, Liège, Belgium, 5-9th April 2014. pp. 112, more
  • Freichels, A.; Baise, E.; Jauniaux, T.; Antoine, N.; Mignon, B. (2014). In vitro culture of seal muscle-derived satellite cells, in: Abstract book 28th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society: Marine mammals as sentinels of a changing environment, Liège, Belgium, 5-9th April 2014. pp. 150, more
  • Jauniaux, T.; Haelters, J.; Degraer, S.; Coignoul, F. (2014). Fatal plastic impaction in a minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), in: Abstract book 28th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society: Marine mammals as sentinels of a changing environment, Liège, Belgium, 5-9th April 2014. pp. 168, more
  • Llavona Vallina, A.; Ferreira, M.; López, A.; Vingada, J.V.; Pierce, G.J.; Dabin, W.; Deaville, R.; Jauniaux, T.; Rogan, E.; Tonay, A.M.; Dede, A.; Brownlow, A.; Laria, L.; Fernández, C.; Cermeño, P.; Piertney, S.B. (2014). Population genetic structure of harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena across Europe: implications for management, in: Abstract book 28th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society: Marine mammals as sentinels of a changing environment, Liège, Belgium, 5-9th April 2014. pp. 77, more
  • Loos, P.; Jauniaux, T.; Garigliany, M.-M.; Bourgain, J.-L.; Coignoul, F.; Haelters, J.; Karpouzopoulos, J.; Pezeril, S.; Desmecht, D. (2014). Bite injuries of grey seals on harbour porpoises: the DNA proof, in: Abstract book 28th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society: Marine mammals as sentinels of a changing environment, Liège, Belgium, 5-9th April 2014. pp. 167, more
  • van de Velde, N.; Devleesschauwer, B.; Decraeye, S.; Barnett, J.; Begeman, L.; Brownlow, A.; Davison, N.; Ijzer, J.; Jauniaux, T.; Hiemstra, S.; Siebert, U.; Dorny, P. (2014). Toxoplasma gondii in marine mammals, in: Abstract book 28th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society: Marine mammals as sentinels of a changing environment, Liège, Belgium, 5-9th April 2014. pp. 239, more
  • Weijs, L.; Jauniaux, T.; Blust, R.; Covaci, A. (2014). Baseline levels of POPs and MeO-PBDEs in melons, mandibular fat, blubber and liver of harbour porpoises from the North Sea, in: Abstract book 28th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society: Marine mammals as sentinels of a changing environment, Liège, Belgium, 5-9th April 2014. pp. 246, more
  • Jauniaux, T.; Berguerie, H.; Camphuysen, K.; Daoust, P.-Y.; Drouguet, O.; Ghisbain, T.; Garcia-Hartmann, M.; Grondin, A.; Haelters, J.; Jacques, T.; Kiszka, J.; Leopold, M.; Pezeril, S.; Schnitzler, J.G; Coignoul, F. (2008). Causes of death of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranded on the on the continental coastline of the southern North Sea (Belgium, France, and Dutch coasts) between 1990 and 2007. CM Documents - ICES, CM 2008(D:09). ICES: Copenhagen. [no pag.] pp., more
  • Jauniaux, T.; Berguerie, H.; Camphuysen, C.J.; Daoust, P.-Y.; Drouguet, O.; Ghisbain, T.; Grondin, A.; Leopold, M.; Schnitzler, J.G; Coignoul, F. (2008). Causes of death of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranded on the Dutch coast, in: Philips, E. (Ed.) Marine mammals in time: past, present and future: 22nd Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society, 10-12 March 2008, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands: Abstract Book. pp. 72-73, more

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