VLIZ Science Symposium: The Ocean and Human Health | VLIZ Science Symposium

VLIZ Science Symposium: The Ocean and Human Health

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On Wednesday 6 September (9:30-13:30), the first VLIZ Science Symposium revolved around the central topic The Ocean and Human Health. Five national and international speakers are programmed. Two of them are the laureates of the prestigious Prize Dr. Edouard Delcroix 2016, awarded the day before.

Programme - Abstracts & Presentations

9.30 – 9.40 | Introduction
Michiel Vandegehuchte | Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)

9.40 – 10.25
Prof. Dr Irina Vetter | University of Queensland
The pathophysiological mechanism of ciguatera
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10.25 – 10.40
Dr Paula Kellett | European Marine Board
What next for oceans and human health in science and maritime policy: a European perspective
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10.40 – 10.55
Prof. Dr Lynn Vanhaecke | Ghent University
The central role of modern analytical tools in studying the link between oceans & human health
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10.55 – 11.10 | Pitch presentations

Dr Maarten De Rijcke | Flanders Marine Institute
Sea spray aerosols, a new wind in coastal monitoring
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Eng. Steve Huysman | Ghent University
Environmental screening of organic micropollutants in seawater by coupling a divinylbenzene passive sampling device and high resolution mass spectrometry
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11.10 – 11.40 | Coffee break

11.40 – 12.10
Dr Marjolein Vanoppen | Ghent University
Seawater, drinking water of the future?
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12.10 – 12.25
Prof. Dr Jan Tytgat | University of Leuven
α-Nemertides, a novel family of marine peptide neurotoxins from ribbon worms
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12.25 – 12.40
Prof. Dr Costantino Balestra | Haute école Bruxelles-Brabant ISEK
From Breath-hold diving to patient’s bed: The normobaric oxygen paradox

12.40 – 12.55 | Pitch presentations

Dr Geertrui Vlaemynck - Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Valorization of underexploited fishery resources: possibilities for contributing to human health and well being
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Eng. Fien Minnens – Ghent University
Consumers’ acceptance of an online tool for health risk-benefit communication about seafood consumption
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12.55 – 13.00 | Epilogue and lunch


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InnovOcean site, Wandelaarkaai 7, 8400 Oostende, Belgium
Meeting room Beaufort