STRESS PHYSIOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP
INTRODUCING THE STRESS PHYSIOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP (STRESSCHRON)
The Stress Physiology Research Group, StressChron in short, is located in the Science Park of Ghent University in Ostend (Belgium). This specialists research group, headed by Prof. Dr. Johan Aerts, offers a range of scientific services, analysis and advice regarding neuro-endocrinology and stress physiology across vertebrates in particular.
We operate in state-of-the-art laboratory and experimental facilities according the criteria of the international standards 5S, ISO 17025, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001, respectively.
We are active on a global scale and make our expertise available to a large number of organizations.
We focus on neuro-endocrinological and in particular stress physiological research across vertebrates ranging from fish to humans. The role of glucocorticoids as biomarker for acute and chronic stress stands central in our research. Our goals are to unravel the fundamentals of glucocorticoid actions and the impact of chronic stress across vertebrates.
We offer a range of scientific services, experimental facilities, a full package of validated analyses and expert advice regarding neuro-endocrinology and stress physiology in particular. Our services add value to various sectors and stakeholders worldwide ranging from government bodies to commercial fish farms, and even private persons.
We are located in the Science Park of Ghent University in Ostend (Belgium) and consist of a highly structured, specialized and committed team.
NEWS & PUBLICATIONS
Stay up to date with our developments and discover our latest findings, projects and publications:
- 10-10-2019 - Scrutinizing the triad of Vibrio tapetis, the skin barrier and pigmentation as determining factors in the development of skin ulcerations in wild common dab (Limanda limanda).
- 10-10-2019 - Tackling the influence of glucocorticoids throughout the life cycle
- 10-10-2019 - Mapping the influence of chronic stress in vertebrates throughout the ecosystem
- 10-10-2019 - Plasma 1α-hydroxycorticosterone as biomarker for acute stress in catsharks (Scyliorhinus canicula)