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.

2018

Boyen, J.; Mensens, C.; Wellens, S.; Fink, P.; De Troch, M. (2018). A transcriptomic approach to unravel fatty acid pathways of harpacticoid copepods in a changing environment, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – 53rd European Marine Biology Symposium. Oostende, Belgium, 17-21 September 2018. VLIZ Special Publication, 82: pp. 75

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.

Wellens, S.; Mensens, C.; Boyen, J.; Guifarro, Z.; Vlaeminck, B; Domínguez, L.; De Troch, M. (2019). Fatty acid profiling of copepods to meet SDG 2, 13 and 14: comparing temperature responses in a tropical and temperate estuary, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day. Bredene, Belgium, 13 March 2019. VLIZ Special Publication, 83: pp. 32

Boyen, J.; Fink, P.; Mensens, C.; Wellens, S.; De Troch, M. (2019). Unraveling fatty acid bioconversion in harpacticoid copepods facing a changing environment, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day. Bredene, Belgium, 13 March 2019. VLIZ Special Publication, 83: pp. 12