Nematodes as Environmental Bio-Indicators
Members of the Doctoral School of Natural Sciences and of (Bioscience) Engineering, Ghent University; PhD students from other universities
All PhD students
On 5th and 6th of July 2012 the 2nd International Symposium on Nematodes as environmental bio-indicators (2ISNEB) will be organized by the Department of Biology at Ghent University, under the auspices of the Association of Applied Biologists (UK).
Taking advantage of this opportunity and the presence of world-specialists in the field, a two-day PhD Summer School will be organized. It will provide an in-depth programme covering the main fundamental and applied aspects of the use of nematodes as successful environmental indicators, and will also include some practical exercises.
The specialized course will start the day prior to the commencement of the 2ISNEB symposium, taking advantage of the two-day symposium and the lectures of keynote speakers as part of the course. Students will avail from the other symposium presentations as well. Finally, there will be a second day of lectures and practical sessions following the symposium.
4 July 2012
|10:30-11:30||Welcome and introduction||Thomaé
Kakouli-Duarte, Tom Moens
||Analyses of nematode assemblages - morphology based||Wilfrida Decraemer, Nic Smol|
||Ecological indices - scientific problems and introduction to the practical exercise||Tom Moens, Peter Nagy, Jan Vanaverbeke|
||Practical design and analysis of bio-monitoring sampling schemes and experiments||Jan Vanaverbeke, Peter Nagy, Thomaé Kakouli-Duarte, Tom Moens|
5 and 6 July 2012
7 July 2012
|8:30-10:30||Applications of molecular tools in analyses of nematode assemblages||Hans Helder, Roy Neilson
|11:00-12:00||Nematode gene expression in response to an environmental change||Ralf Menzel, Stephen Sturzenbaum|
||Laboratory nematode toxicity assays||Sebastian Höss, Tom Moens|
|14:00-16:00||Laboratory nematode toxicity assays: practical problems||Sebastian Höss, Tom Moens|
||Commercialisation potential of nematodes as bio-indicators
||Discussion on highlights and novelties of the symposium, final discussion, conclusions and future prospects
||Sebastian Höss, Tom Moens, Thomaé Kakouli-Duarte
Number of participants
Campus De Sterre (S8), Krijgslaan, Gent
Credits (Doctoral Training Programme 60 ECTS)
Evaluation criteria (Doctoral Training Programme)
Presence and active participation
Bank account: BE59390096580026 - SWIFT: BBRU BE BB 900
Reference number: 1/118465
To register, send an e-mail to(mentioning your name, first name, student number, Doctoral School, Department, University, course title). Your registration will be confirmed by e-mail.