Jens Boyen

The FWO-funded PhD research of Jens Boyen comprises using -omics tools to resolve questions regarding gene expression and evolutionary adaption of harpacticoid copepods towards future climate change scenarios. His focus is on the genes that are involved in the copepod’s ability to biosynthesize omega-3 fatty acids. Jens obtained his BSc degree in Biology from the University of Leuven (Belgium) in 2015 and his International MSc degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC+) in 2017. His MSc thesis was on the phylogeny and population structure of the commercially exploited Atlantic seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri.