Prof. Dr. eng. Jana Asselman is the head of the Blue Growth Research Lab. She coordinates the multidisciplinary UGent research facilities located at Ostend Science Park. Her research interests include marine biotechnology, molecular and in vitro toxicology and broad human and environmental health challenges associated with the blue economy. For a more comprehensive view of her research interest and expertise, please visit the research page or her research publications.
All PhD students are supervised in collaboration with other research groups to ensure that they can work in a highly multidisciplinary research environment and have access to a wide network of senior research expertise.
The blue growth research lab coordinates the UGent research facilities for marine and maritime research at Ostend Science Park. The research group is part of the Marine@UGent research consortium and the BLUEGent IOF consortium for research valorization.
Biotechnology - Molecular Biology
Micro- and nanoplastics
Sea dumped munition - in vitro toxicology & risk assessment
Micro- and nanoplastics - human health risk assessment
Marine Copepods - Epigenetics - Ecology
Simon Hernandez Lucas
Impact of maritime infrastructure on ecosystem structure & functions
Marine copepod transcriptomics - nanopore sequencing
Biodiscovery - Microalgae
Sea spray aerosols - Biological & chemical composition
Emmanuel Van Acker
Sea spray aerosols - Human health risks & benefits
Nanoplastics - marine copepods - ecological risk assessment
Joint PhD students at other institutions
KU Leuven - Cyanbacterial stress: epigenetics & gut microbiome
Mathilde Falcou Péfol
UAntwerp: Nanoplastics - Hazard Assessment
University of Aveiro: Epigenetic biomarkers in aquatic pollution
VLIZ - UAntwerp: Marine microorganisms & human health