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Guest Lecture: Next generation microbial management in aquaculture

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Thursday November 18th Ruben Props and Jasmine Heyse will present tools, ecological insights and applications in microbial management ...
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Ruben’s guest lecture at the 2021 German Cytometry Conference

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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 number of different characteristics and challenges compared to immunophenotyping FCM data. Most prokaryotic cells are much smaller in size and volume than human or mammalian cells, and although most cells are small, the size range within which microbial cells lie is larger than for mammalian ...
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KYTOS at Aqua Nor

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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: https://aqua-pharma.com/seatru/ ...
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Kytos selected for the EIT food accelerator

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Kytos has been selected for the EIT food accelerator network as part of batch #4! ...
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Trends in aquaculture hatcheries: water conditioning and probiotics

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Ruben will be moderating a discussion between some of the leaders in aquaculture microbiome management June 14th, organized by Hatchery Feed & Management ...
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Effective microbial management key to farming efficiency

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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 water over time was dominated by stochastic effects. This demonstrates that random fluctuations in growth and death of bacterial species cause microbiomes in identical shrimp tanks to become more dissimilar over time. Two major shifts in microbial community structure that were tightly coupled to the ...
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A novel, rapid method for identifying bacterial threats in aquaculture

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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 empowers farmers with actionable microbial management" Check out the full article! ...
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Microbiome insights: few and far between

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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 of these systems. A concerted effort among both industrial stakeholders, who have access to diverse aquaculture platforms, and academic partners, who have access to the know-how of next-generation technologies, is paramount to revolutionize the fundamental basis on which aquaculture microbiome management must be based. Full ...
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