PROMICROBE - Public Agenda


Microbial community management in aquaculture
(PhD course & Training school)


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  • Date: August 20-22, 2012
  • Venue: Laboratory of Aquaculture & Artemia Reference Center, Ghent, Belgium
  • Language: English
  • Aim:
    In this course young researchers will learn about recent developments in microbial management in larviculture and how to generate and process microbial community data. Next to the research oriented approach, experts from the industry will give their point of view on the course topic and illustrate the demand coming from the aquaculture sector 
  • Concept:
    This three-day course consists of lectures and tutorials on current microbial community management research, host responses to bacterial interactions, hands-on data processing sessions using Bionumerics software and interactive sessions on poster subjects.
    Each participant is requested to bring a poster of his/her PhD subject related to Microbial Community Management. The posters will be discussed in a dedicated session. There will be a possibility to process own experimental data during the hands-on session.
    This course will lead to a 2 ECTS attendance certificate
  • Course topics:
    • Role of microbial communities in aquaculture
    • Immunological host responses
    • Generating Microbial community and host response data
    • Bionumerics: data processing
    • Visualization and statistical analysis of multivariate data
    • Quorum sensing
    • r/K selection
    • impact of feed components
    • Microbiology of RAS
    • Industrial application of pre- and probiotics
    • Participant poster discussion session
  • Registration fee: 300€
  • Scholarships: 12 scholarships (fee waivers) will be distributed among registered participants based on the submitted poster abstract. and submit your poster abstract via
  • Registration deadline: 15 April 2012
  • Selection feed back: 30 April 2012
  • Maximum number of participants: 25-30
  • Further information: contact or dial + 32 (0)9 264 37 54



August 23, 2012