Programme 2019 | VLIZ Marine Science Day


Registration | Welcome coffee/tea | Mounting of posters

09:00 – 09:05
Welcome address
Jan Mees (VLIZ)

09:05 – 09:35
Why marine research?
Sheila Heymans (European Marine Board)

09:35 – 10:25
Pitch presentations: pre-doc level

  • Unraveling fatty acid bioconversion in harpacticoid copepods facing a changing environment
    Jens Boyen (UGent-MARBIOL)
  • Adaptation and acclimation in a rapidly changing marine environment: a case study of the brown seaweed Dictyota dichotoma in Europe
    Soria Delva (UGent-Phycology)
  • Impact assessment of offshore dredging activities and wind farms on sediment dynamics using a coupled ocean-wave-sediment transport model
    Evgeny Ivanov (ULiège-AGO)
  • Supporting SDGs through genetic research in sustainable shrimp fisheries management
    Thomas Kerkhove (UGent-MARBIOL)
  • The sustainability conundrum of fishmeal substitution by plant ingredients in shrimp feeds
    Wesley Malcorps (University of Stirling-Aquaculture, UK)
  • Using Geofish to estimate potential catch loss for the fishery sector
    Ellen Pecceu (ILVO)
10:25 – 10:40
Elevator pitch presentations (part 1)

10:40 – 11:25
Coffee break | Demo and poster session

11:25 – 12:10
Pitch presentations: pre-doc level

  • Below the sea – below the radar? The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an opportunity for raising awareness of the ocean?
    Christine Rundt (Oceans&Lakes)
  • Effects of seismic sound on the movement and behaviour of wild Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) in the BPNS
    Inge Van der Knaap (UGent-MARBIOL)
  • Let’s talk about stress: can we measure the stress of a flatfish?
    Maaike Vercauteren (UGent-Pathology, bacteriology and poultry diseases)
    [abstract] (no/bad sound quality)
  • Ecophysiology and survival of the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) as offshore wind farm fouling and aquaculture key species, is adversely affected by a changing marine climate
    Helena Voet (RBINS-OD Nature)
  • Fatty acid profiling of copepods to meet SDG 2, 13 and 14: Comparing temperature responses in a tropical and temperate estuary
    Siel Wellens (UGent-MARBIOL)
  • Mangroves, charcoal productions and mercury pollution in Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve, Malaysia
    Giovanna Wolswijk (ULB-Écologie des Systèmes et Gestion des Ressources)
  • Evaluation of the anti-vibrio activity of essential oils and their components
    Xiaoting Zheng (UGent-ARC)
12:10 – 12:25
Elevator pitch presentations (part 2)

12:25 – 13:25
Sandwich & soup lunch | Demo and poster session

13:25 – 13:30
Introduction to the afternoon programme
Jan Mees (VLIZ)

13:30 – 13:55
Pitch presentations: post-doc level

  • Marine biogenics in sea spray: a new source of pharmaceuticals and nutritionals
    Asselman Jana (UGent-GhEnToxLab)
  • DNA-based monitoring in the North Sea region: the future for environmental benthic monitoring?
    Derycke Sofie (ILVO)
  • A new bio-geomorphic model approach accounting for subgrid-scale heterogeneity of biogenic structures
    Gourgue Olivier (UAntwerp-Biology)
  • Big bang or a soft whistle? Expected changes to European fisheries under the Landing Obligation
    Uhlmann Sebastian (ILVO)
  • Behavioral plasticity in a benthic bivalve enhances tolerance of microalgal grazers to ocean warming and acidification
    Van Colen Carl (Ghent University - MARBIOL)

13:55 – 14:25
The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)
Julian Barbière (UNESCO/IOC)

14:25 - 14:35
Survey on the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science and the Sustainable Development Goals
Tina Mertens (VLIZ)

14:35 – 15:30
Coffee break | Demo and poster session | Meet the Company | Networking

15:30 – 15:40
Presentations by the winners of last year's Brilliant Marine Research Ideas

  • Counteracting anthropogenic CO2 emissions by microbial stimulation of silicate weathering
    Sebastiaan van de Velde (VUB-AMCG & UC Riverside, USA)
  • Using multiple geophysical methods for the assessment of submarine groundwater discharge in the Western Belgian coastal area
    Marieke Paepen (UGent-Applied Geology and Hydrogeology)

15:40 – 15:50
Presentation by last year's winner of the VLIZ Communication Award

15:50 - 15:55
Presentation by the winner of the VLIZ Bachelor Thesis Award 2018

  • Digging behavior of the European eel (Anguila anguila)
    Charlotte Steendam (UGent-Evolutionary Morphology of Vertebrates)

15:55 - 16:05
Presentations by the winners of the VLIZ Master Thesis Awards 2018

  • Conservation and consumption of sea turtle eggs in Redang Island, Peninsular Malaysia
    Meenakshi Poti (Tropimundo)
  • Sewage-derived resort runoff threatens coral reefs? A pilot isotopic assessment of nitrogen at Pulau Redang, Malaysia
    Liam Lachs (Tropimundo) (video)

16:05 – 16:15
Presentation by the winner of the VLIZ North Sea Award 2018

16:15 – 16:30
Official presentation of the awards:

VLIZ Bachelor Thesis Award
VLIZ Master Thesis Awards
VLIZ North Sea Award
VLIZ Philanthropy Brilliant Marine Research Ideas
Best pre-doc presentation (by the public)
Best post-doc presentation (by the public)
Best poster (by the public and a professional jury)

16:30 – 18:30
Network reception