This service provides access to a photobioreactor, climate rooms, and temperature and light controlled incubators; available at the Algology Research Group of Ghent University
The Phycology Lab is headed by Olivier De Clerck. Our research focuses on genetics, diversity and distributions of marine macroalgae. We address questions ranging from descriptive taxonomy over ecological studies forecasting the distribution of species in relation to environmental change to genomics of selected green and brown seaweed species. A substantial part of our research involves a combination of fieldwork, culturing and manipulating seaweed strains to study their development (Dictyota), gamete development (Ectocarpus, Ulva) or morphogenesis and genomics (green seaweeds).