Jens Boyen

The PhD research of Jens Boyen comprises using transcriptomics and population genomics to resolve questions regarding gene expression and evolutionary adaption of harpacticoid copepods towards future climate change scenarios. He will focus on the genes that are involved in the copepod’s ability to bioconvert omega-3 fatty acids. Jens has a BSc degree in Biology from the University of Leuven (Belgium), as well as the International MSc degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC+). His MSc thesis was on the phylogeny and population structure of the commercially exploited Atlantic seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri.

2017

Kerkhove, T.; Boyen, J.; De Backer, A.; Mol, J.H.; Volckaert, F.A.M.; De Troch, M. (2017). Sustainability of a tropical shrimp fishery: can genetic research give additional clues?, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 3 March 2017. VLIZ Special Publication, 79: pp. 46

Kerkhove, T.; Boyen, J.; De Backer, A.; Mol, J.; Volckaert, F.; De Troch, M. (2017). Sustainability of a tropical shrimp fishery: can genetic research give additional clues? Poster at the VLIZ Marine Scientist Day 3 March 2017. Marine Biology, Ghent University/ILVO/University of Leuven: Gent, Oostende, Leuven. 1 poster pp.