ORGANISATION

We are located in the Science Park of Ghent University in Ostend (Belgium) and consist of a highly structured, specialized and committed team.

Organigram

Personnel

The Stress Physiology Research Group consists of personnel working on a long-term basis across projects as well as of personnel working on a specific project, where applicable, in collaboration with one or more scientific partners, for a well-defined period of time.

On a long-term basis across projects

Head Stress Physiology Research Group

Name: Dr. Johan Aerts
Responsibilities: Overall scientific and administrative management

Post-doc Stress Physiology Research Group

Name: Dr. Natalia Beloglazova
Responsibilities: Overall scientific support

Secretary Stress Physiology Research Group

Name: Lic. Karolien De Vos
Responsibilities: Overall administrative support

Lab Technician Stress Physiology Research Group

Name: BSc. Jana Hennebert
Responsibilities: Overall analysis

Lab Technician Stress Physiology Research Group

Name: Current job vacancy
Responsibilities: Overall analysis

On specific projects for a predefined period of time

Topic: Microbial endocrinology

Name: Dr. Darshanee Ruwandeepika
Type: Post-doc
Research: Effect of stress hormones, glucocorticoids, on the virulence of aquatic pathogenic Vibrios in vitro & in vivo in gnotobiotic brine shrimp Artemia model
Co-Supervisor: Prof. dr. Peter Bossier
Co-Affiliation: Laboratory of Aquaculture & Artemia Reference Center, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium

Topic: Improving our understanding of the impact of anthropogenic activities on the health status of vertebrates in the wild

Name: MSc. Maaike Vercauteren
Type: PhD student
Research: Causes and impact of skin ulcers in flatfish in the North sea.
Co-Promotors: Prof. dr. Koen Chiers and Prof. dr. Annemie.
Co-Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium.

Topic: Improving sustainability and animal welfare in aquaculture

Name: MSc. Inken Hanke
Type: PhD student
Research: Ecophysiology of selected aquaculture species in Indonesia and the Philippines.
Co-Promotors: Dr. Astrid Gärdes, Dr. Andreas Kunzmann
Co-Affiliation: Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology, Germany.

Name: MSc. Lina Weirup
Type: PhD student
Research: Development of an evaluation index for the practical assessment of trout welfare aspects
Co-Promotors: Prof. dr. Carsten Schulz
Co-Affiliation: Gesellschaft für Marine Aquakultur mbH (GMA)

Topic: Improving sustainability and animal welfare in husbandry

Name: BSc. Désirée Maryns
Type: Lab Technician
Research: Optimization of the welfare of small ruminants used for human therapy, education, and recreation
Co-Promotors: Dr. Godelieve Meulemans, Dr. Bonnie Valgaeren
Co-Affiliation: HoGent – Nature and Food Sciences

Name: Hendrik Smet
Type: BSc student
Research: Optimization of the welfare of small ruminants used for human therapy, education, and recreation
Co-Promotors: Dr. Godelieve Meulemans, Dr. Bonnie Valgaeren
Co-Affiliation: HoGent – Nature and Food Sciences