Ruben’s guest lecture at the 2021 German Cytometry Conference

Computational analysis of microbial flow cytometry data DGfZ | Microbiology Session | Friday, October, 1st, 2021, 11:00am – 12:30pm Flow cytometry (FCM) is an important technology for the study of microbial communities. It grants the ability to rapidly generate phenotypic single-cell data that are both quantitative, multivariate and of high temporal resolution. Microbial FCM data have a…

KYTOS at Aqua Nor

KYTOS teamed up with Aqua Pharma Group this week at Aqua Nor to showcase Seatru, a commercial platform to bring precision microbiome management to aquaculture! Nico Boon and Ruben Props attended and also gave a presentation in the scientific session. More information available here:


Effective microbial management key to farming efficiency

A great collaboration with INVE aquaculture, Benchmark’s Advanced Nutrition group, and Jasmine Heyse (PhD candidate at CMET) resulted in novel insights into the way microbial communities assemble, and are influenced by artemia-, algae-, and dry feed-associated microbiomes, in shrimp hatchery systems. In this study, we found that the microbial community assembly in the hatchery rearing…

A novel, rapid method for identifying bacterial threats in aquaculture

A novel, rapid method for identifying bacterial threats in aquaculture

Nico, professor at CMET – Center for Microbial Ecology and Technology and our KYTOS thought leader, provided some context on our journey from academia to spin-off in an interview with the fishsite. His main take-away: “In the very near future we will be able to translate these complex microbial fingerprints into specific management advice that…

Microbiome insights: few and far between

Ruben and Jasmine Heyse, PhD candidate at Ghent University discuss the limitations and knowledge gaps in microbial ecology in shrimp aquaculture in the 2019 issue of HatcheryFeed (volume 7, issue 4). They argue that the establishment of effective and sustainable microbial management strategies would be greatly accelerated by increasing our knowledge regarding the microbial ecology…