Welcome to the Protistology & Aquatic Ecology Website

This website offers information on Laboratory of Protistology & Aquatic Ecology.

Diatom The research group for Protistology and Aquatic Ecology of the Department of Biology of the Ghent University studies the diversity, taxonomy and biogeography of protists. More...

Core The group is involved in many interuniversity, national and international monitoring and research projects.

In the lab The PAE lab maintains a Diatom Culture Collection. Over 175 strains are currently available. More...

HPLC The PAE research facilities consist of a.o. a scanning electron microscope, an hplc, a GC/MS, culture rooms, ... and provides service to other labs and institutes. More...
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latest update: Jan 22nd, 2014


Culture Collection
The Diatom Culture Collection is part of the BCCM consortium..


Publications in the spotlight

Gillard, J., et al. (2013), Metabolomics Enables the Structure Elucidation of a Diatom Sex Pheromone . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 854Ė857

Bowler, C., et al (2008). The Phaeodactylum genome reveals the dynamic nature and multi-lineage evolutionary history of diatom genomes. Nature 456(7219): 239-244.