Programme | VLIZ Science Symposium


9.15 – 9.45

Welcome coffee

9.45 – 10.00

Dr. Michiel Vandegehuchte | Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)

10.00 – 10.30

Prof. Dr. Tom Artois | Hasselt University
How unknown is the world's biodiversity? Free-living flatworms as an example

10.30 – 10.45

Simon Claus | Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
BeRMS, ERMS and WoRMS: community tools to facilitate our knowledge of marine biodiversity

10.45 – 11.00

Dr. Kenneth Mertens | Ifremer (France)
Morpho-molecular studies of toxic and non-toxic dinoflagellates and their resting stages (cysts) and their implications for biodiversity assessments

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 – 12.00

Prof. Dr. Frederik De Laender | Université de Namur
The effects of biological diversity on marine ecosystem functions

12.00 – 12.15

Prof. Dr. Marc Kochzius | Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Identifying marine biodiversity by DNA barcoding and DNA chips

12.15 – 12.35

Pitch presentations

Sarah Di Giglio | Université Libre de Bruxelles
Biological characteristics modulating the sensitivity of calcification to ocean acidification: Comparative approach in echinoderms

Dr. Annelies De Backer | Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO)
Biodiversity monitoring of the soft-sediment fauna

Dr. Koenraad Van Schuylenbergh | GUE-BE vzw
Documenting the SS Kilmore, 10 years after Zintzen et al.

Dr. Sofie Derycke | Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO)
DNA barcoding of benthic species from the Belgian part of the North Sea for diversity impact assessments

12.35 – 13.40

Lunch break

13.40 – 15.30

Break-out sessions

15.30 – 16.00

Dr. Michiel Vandegehuchte | Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
Summary & Epilogue