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Blue Growth Research Lab (UGent)
https://bluegrowthlab.ugent.be/

Parent institute: Universiteit Gent (UGent), more

MRG keywords (6) : (Micro)plastics; Blue economy; Ecosystem functioning; Human health; Molecular biology; Pollutants
Address:
Bluebridge Ostend Science Park
Wetenschapspark 1
8400 Oostende
Belgium
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Persons (11)  Top | Publications | Projects | Event | Datasets 

Abstract:
Seas and oceans play a pivotal role in our society. The Blue Growth research lab applies transdisciplinary research to advance our understanding on how we interact with the ocean and how this affects ocean functioning as well as our own health at an individual and societal level. The main research topics are:
  • molecules from the sea: The ocean is a vast reservoir of molecules. The Blue Growth research lab explores their function in marine ecosystems and their potential for human health;
  • sustainable use of the sea: The Blue Economy capitalises on marine resources and marine space. The lab studies how economic activities interact with marine ecosystem services by building models and frameworks for the sustainable exploitation of the marine environment for human needs;
  • humans and the sea: The lab studies how human impacts such as pollution affect the environmental health and the carrying capacity of marine ecosystems.

Publications (52)  Top | Persons | Projects | Event | Datasets 
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  • Peer reviewed article Lambert, S.; Vercauteren, M.; Catarino, A.I.; Li, Y.; Van Landuyt, J.; Boon, N.; Everaert, G.; De Rijcke, M.; Janssen, C.; Asselman, J. (2024). Aerosolization of micro- and nanoplastics via sea spray: Investigating the role of polymer type, size, and concentration, and potential implications for human exposure. Environ. Pollut. 351: 124105. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2024.124105, more
  • Peer reviewed article Li, Y.; Schütte, W.; Dekeukeleire, M.; Janssen, C.; Boon, N.; Asselman, J.; Lebeer, S.; Spacova, I.; De Rijcke, M. (2024). The immunostimulatory activity of sea spray aerosols: bacteria and endotoxins activate TLR4, TLR2/6, NF-κB and IRF in human cells. Sci. Total Environ. 927: 171969. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2024.171969, more
  • Peer reviewed article Meyers, N.; Kopke, K.; Buhhalko, N.; Mattsson, K.; Janssen, C.R.; Everaert, G.; De Witte, B. (2024). Value for money: a cost-effectiveness analysis of microplastic analytics in seawater. Microplastics and Nanoplastics 4(1): 4. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s43591-024-00081-x, more
  • Peer reviewed article Niu, Z.; Curto, M.; Le Gall, M.; Demeyer, E.; Asselman, J.; Janssen, C.; Dhakal, H.N.; Davies, P.; Catarino, A.I.; Everaert, G. (2024). Accelerated fragmentation of two thermoplastics (polylactic acid and polypropylene) into microplastics after UV radiation and seawater immersion. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. 271: 115981. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2024.115981, more
  • Peer reviewed article Semmouri, I.; Janssen, C.R.; Asselman, J. (2024). Allelopathy in macroalgae: ecological principles, research opportunities and pitfalls reviewed. J. Appl. Phycol. 36: 441-458. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10811-023-03110-z, more
  • Peer reviewed article Vercauteren, M.; Lambert, S.; Hoogerwerf, E.; Janssen, C.; Asselman, J. (2024). Microplastic-specific biofilm growth determines the vertical transport of plastics in freshwater. Sci. Total Environ. 910: 168399. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.168399, more
  • Peer reviewed article Barbosa, J.; Asselman, J.; Janssen, C. (2023). Synthesizing the impact of sea-dumped munition and related chemicals on humans and the environment. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 187: 114601. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2023.114601, more
  • Peer reviewed article Catarino, A.I.; León, M.C.; Li, Y.; Lambert, S.; Vercauteren, M.; Asselman, J.; Janssen, C.; Everaert, G.; De Rijcke, M. (2023). Micro- and nanoplastics transfer from seawater to the atmosphere through aerosolization under controlled laboratory conditions. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 192: 115015. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2023.115015, more
  • Peer reviewed article Catarino, A.I.; Asselman, J.; Khan, F.R.; Everaert, G. (2023). Editorial: Plastic pollution in a changing marine environment: effects and risk. Front. Mar. Sci. 10: 1213393. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2023.1213393, more
  • Peer reviewed article Pinto, A.; Botelho, M.J.; Churro, C.; Asselman, J.; Pereira, P.; Pereira, J.L. (2023). A review on aquatic toxins - Do we really know it all regarding the environmental risk posed by phytoplankton neurotoxins? J. Environ. Manage. 345: 118769. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2023.118769, more
  • Peer reviewed article Vercauteren, M.; Semmouri, I.; Van Acker, E.; Pequeur, E.; Janssen, C.; Asselman, J. (2023). Toward a better understanding of the contribution of wastewater treatment plants to microplastic pollution in receiving waterways. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 42(3): 642-654. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/etc.5540, more
  • Peer reviewed article Asselman, J. (2022). Relevant and realistic assessments of micro- and nanoplastics in the environment. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 41(4): 818-819. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/etc.5269, more
  • Peer reviewed article Custódio, M.; Moulaert, I.; Asselman, J.; van der Biest, K.; van de Pol, L.; Drouillon, M.; Hernandez Lucas, S.; Taelman, S.E.; Everaert, G. (2022). Prioritizing ecosystem services for marine management through stakeholder engagement. Ocean Coast. Manag. 225: 106228. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2022.106228, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Acker, E.; Huysman, S.; De Rijcke, M.; Asselman, J.; De Schamphelaere, K.A.C.; Vanhaecke, L.; Janssen, C.R. (2021). Phycotoxin-enriched sea spray aerosols: methods, mechanisms, and human exposure. Environ. Sci. Technol. 55(9): 6184-6196. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1021/acs.est.1c00995, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Acker, E.; De Rijcke, M.; Liu, Z.; Asselman, J.; De Schamphelaere, K.A.C.; Vanhaecke, L.; Janssen, C.R. (2021). Sea spray aerosols contain the major component of human lung surfactant. Environ. Sci. Technol. 55(23): 15989-16000. https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.1c04075, more
  • Peer reviewed article Semmouri, I.; De Schamphelaere, K.A.C.; Van Nieuwerburgh, F.; Deforce, D.; Janssen, C.R.; Asselman, J. (2020). Spatio-temporal patterns in the gene expression of the calanoid copepod Temora longicornis in the Belgian part of the North Sea. Mar. Environ. Res. 160: 105037. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.105037, more
  • Bertimes, E.; Dujardin, J.; De Rijcke, M.; Asselman, J. (2024). The impact of microbial life (exopolymer gels production) on the formation of Sea Spray Aerosols, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, 6 March 2024, Oostende. VLIZ Special Publication, 91: pp. 54, more
  • Dewulf, F.; Renquet, O.; Asselman, J. (2024). Exploring mode of action and immunomodulating effects of marine toxins using in vitro human cell line models, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, 6 March 2024, Oostende. VLIZ Special Publication, 91: pp. 68, more
  • Janssens, L.; De Troch, M.; Asselman, J. (2024). The sky is the limit... How high can zooplankton go?, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, 6 March 2024, Oostende. VLIZ Special Publication, 91: pp. 79, more
  • Kinet, J.; Vandamme, S.; Hooyberg, A.; Janssen, C.R.; Everaert, G.; Asselman, J. (2024). Myth or fact: does a coastal walk reduce stress? A physiological study with wearable technology, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, 6 March 2024, Oostende. VLIZ Special Publication, 91: pp. 80, more
  • Lambert, S.; Vercauteren, M.; Catarino, A.I.; Li, Y.; Van Landuyt, J.; Boon, N.; Everaert, G.; De Rijcke, M.; Janssen, C.; Asselman, J. (2024). Transfer of micro- and nanoplastics via sea spray aerosols and estimate of human exposure, in: SETAC Europe 34th Annual Meeting, 5–9 May 2024, Seville, Spain: Abstract Book. pp. 492, more
  • Lambert, S.; Bourgois, J.; Cardon, G.; Janssen, C.R.; Asselman, J. (2024). The sea on prescription: investigating the link between sea spray aerosols and human health benefits, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, 6 March 2024, Oostende. VLIZ Special Publication, 91: pp. 83, more
  • Li, Y.; Schütte, W.; Van Beeck, W.; Dekeukeleire, M.; Janssen, C.; Boon, N.; Asselman, J.; Lebeer, S.; Spacova, I.; De Rijcke, M. (2024). Immune receptor- and transcription factor-stimulatory effects of bacteria and endotoxin in sea spray aerosols on human cells, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, 6 March 2024, Oostende. VLIZ Special Publication, 91: pp. 33, more
  • Lorré, D.; Vandamme, S.; Janssen, C.R.; Asselman, J. (2024). Unveiling offshore wind farms' impact on southern North Sea fisheries using ecological models: exploring threads, opportunities and trade-offs, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, 6 March 2024, Oostende. VLIZ Special Publication, 91: pp. 88, more
  • Niu, Z; Nault, N; De Witte, Y.; Asselman, J.; Janssen, C.; Everaert, G.; Catarino, A.I. (2024). Combined effects of increased temperature and microplastics on the population dynamics of a harpacticoid copepod, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, 6 March 2024, Oostende. VLIZ Special Publication, 91: pp. 103, more
  • Niu, Z.; Asselman, J.; De Witte, Y.; Janssen, C.; Everaert, G.; Catarino, A.I. (2024). Combined effects of global warming and microplastic on the population dynamics of a harpacticoid copepod, in: SETAC Europe 34th Annual Meeting, 5–9 May 2024, Seville, Spain: Abstract Book. pp. 653, more
  • Olyslaegers, S.; Semmouri, I.; Asselman, J.; Janssen, C. (2024). Understanding climate impact on seaweed cultivation in the Belgian Part of the North Sea, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, 6 March 2024, Oostende. VLIZ Special Publication, 91: pp. 105, more
  • Semmouri, I.; Janssen, C.; Asselman, J. (2024). Towards unravelling the potential of red macroalgae for human health: a molecular approach, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, 6 March 2024, Oostende. VLIZ Special Publication, 91: pp. 20, more
  • Sioen, M.; Vercauteren, M.; Blust, R.; Town, R.M.; Janssen, C.; Asselman, J. (2024). Impact of weathered and virgin polyethylene terephthalate nanoplastics on growth dynamics and the production of Extracellular Polymeric Substance (EPS) by microalgae, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, 6 March 2024, Oostende. VLIZ Special Publication, 91: pp. 40, more
  • Vanavermaete, D.; Hostens, K.; Everaert, G.; Parmentier, K.; Janssen, C.; De Witte, B. (2024). Assessing the risk of booster biocides for the marine environment: a case study at the Belgian Part of the North Sea, in: SETAC Europe 34th Annual Meeting, 5–9 May 2024, Seville, Spain: Abstract Book. pp. 324, more
  • Barbosa, J.; Janssen, C.R.; Asselman, J. (2023). Application of QSAR models for screening of sea-dumped munition and related chemicals: The Paardenmarkt as a case study, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, 1 March 2023, Bruges. VLIZ Special Publication, 90: pp. 18, more
  • De Witte, Y.; Niu, Z.; Catarino, A.I.; Everaert, G.; Asselman, J.; Janssen, C. (2023). Combined effects of temperature and microplastics on Phaeodactylum tricornutum and Nitokra spinipes, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, 1 March 2023, Bruges. VLIZ Special Publication, 90: pp. 54, more
  • Li, Y.; De Rijcke, M.; Asselman, J.; Janssen, C. (2023). Comparison of bacterial communities in coastal bioaerosols collected with AirCube and Coriolis air samplers, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, 1 March 2023, Bruges. VLIZ Special Publication, 90: pp. 70, more
  • Li, Y.; Van Acker, E.; Janssen, C.; Asselman, J.; De Rijcke, M. (2023). Bacterial community dynamics and predictive function of surf zone seawater in a recreational beach in Oostende, Belgium, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, 1 March 2023, Bruges. VLIZ Special Publication, 90: pp. 71, more
  • Niu, Z.; Catarino, A.I.; Le Gall, M.; Curto, M.; Demeyer, E.; Asselman, J.; Janssen, C.; Dhakal, H.; Davies, P.; Everaert, G. (2023). Self-reinforced polylactic acid (SR-PLA) is more resistant to releasing microplastic than polypropylene (PP) after UV irradiance, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, 1 March 2023, Bruges. VLIZ Special Publication, 90: pp. 78, more
  • Niu, Z.; Le Gall, M.; Curto, M.; Demeyer, E.; Catarino, A.I.; Asselman, J.; Janssen, C.; Dhakal, H.; Davies, P.; Everaert, G. (2023). Combined effects of global warming and plastic leachates from conventional and bio-based polymers on a harpacticoid copepod, in: SETAC Europe 33rd annual meeting, 30 April–4 Day 2023 | Dublin, Ireland + online “Data-driven environmental decision-making”: Abstract Book. pp. 218, more
  • Peng, M.; Vercauteren, M.; Grootaert, C.; Catarino, A.I.; Everaert, G.; Rajkovic, A.; Janssen, C.; Asselman, J. (2023). Bioenergetic status of human intestinal Caco-2 cells after exposure to simulated environmental nanoplastics, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, 1 March 2023, Bruges. VLIZ Special Publication, 90: pp. 82, more
  • Vermeulen, C.; Schmid, M.; Asselman, J.; Bouman, T.; Cauberghe, V.; Couvreur, G.; De Clercq, W.; Devriese, L,; Janssen, C.; Meysman, S.; Trachet, J.; Vandamme, S.; Vermeulen, V. (2023). Are you ready for the blue transition? Increasing involvement and social acceptance for a sustainable transition at the Belgian Coast, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, 1 March 2023, Bruges. VLIZ Special Publication, 90: pp. 36-37, more
  • Barbosa, J.; Janssen, C.R.; Asselman, J. (2022). Cytotoxicity of sea-dumped chemical munitions in rainbow trout gill (RTgill-W1) and human colon adenocarcinoma (Caco2) cells, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, Online event 2 March 2022. VLIZ Special Publication, 88: pp. 35, more
  • Lambert, S. (2022). Transfer of microplastics from ocean to atmosphere via sea spray aerosols: Influence of polymer type and size of microplastics. MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent: Gent. 65 pp., more
  • Lambert, S.; Vercauteren, M.; Van Landuyt, J.; Liu, Z.; Diopere, E.; Boon, N.; Janssen, C.R.; Asselman, J. (2022). Do we inhale aerosolized microplastics on the beach?, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, Online event 2 March 2022. VLIZ Special Publication, 88: pp. 59, more
  • Liu, Z.; Van Acker, E.; De Rijcke, M.; Asselman, J. (2022). People who live by the sea can get healthier by breathing?, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, Online event 2 March 2022. VLIZ Special Publication, 88: pp. 66, more
  • Niu, Z.; Le Gall, M.; Curto, M.; Demeyer, E.; Catarino, A.I.; Asselman, J.; Janssen, R.; Dhakal, H.; Davies, P.; Everaert, G. (2022). Combined effects of global warming and plastic leachates from conventional and bio-based polymers on a harpacticoid copepod, in: MICRO 2022, Online Atlas Edition: Plastic Pollution from MACRO to nano, 14-18 November 2022. pp. 427296. https://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7216305, more
  • Sioen, M.; Vercauteren, M.; Blust, R.; Janssen, C.; Town, R.M.; Asselman, J. (2022). Interaction of marine algae and nanoplastics, and the possible impact on the bioavailability of nanoplastics to primary consumers through the food-pathway, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, Online event 2 March 2022. VLIZ Special Publication, 88: pp. 85, more
  • Semmouri, I.; De Schamphelaere, K.; Janssen, C.; Asselman, J. (2021). Metabarcoding of marine zooplankton communities in the North Sea using nanopore sequencing, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, Online event 3 March 2021. VLIZ Special Publication, 87: pp. 108, more
  • Asselman, J. (2020). Shaping the future of the blue economy: you, me and all of us, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day. Oostende, Belgium, 18 March 2020. VLIZ Special Publication, 84: pp. 2, more
  • Barbosa, J.; Asselman, J.; Janssen, C.; De Schamphelaere, K. (2020). Towards the establishment of a prioritization strategy: a combination of exposure and toxicity data, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day. Oostende, Belgium, 18 March 2020. VLIZ Special Publication, 84: pp. 46, more
  • Everaert, G.; Catarino, A.; Niu, Z.; Declercq, A.; Vrielinck, H.; Khelifi, S.; De Rijcke, M.; Devriese, L.; De Witte, B.; Bossaer, M.; Janssen, C.; Vandegehuchte, M. (2020). Development of cost-effective methodologies to identify and quantify microplastics in seawater samples, in: SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting. Open Science for Enhanced Global Environmental Protection: abstract book. pp. 202-203, more
  • Liu, Z.; Janssen, C.; Asselman, J. (2020). Do population near the coast have a lower lung cancer incidence rate?, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day. Oostende, Belgium, 18 March 2020. VLIZ Special Publication, 84: pp. 63, more
  • Peng, M.; Janssen, C.; Asselman, J. (2020). Micro- and nano-plastics: identifying key research needs for environmental and human health assessment, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day. Oostende, Belgium, 18 March 2020. VLIZ Special Publication, 84: pp. 73, more
  • Peng, M.; Janssen, C.; Asselman, J. (2020). Micro- and nano-plastic research: identifying key research needs for environmental and human health, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day. Oostende, Belgium, 18 March 2020. VLIZ Special Publication, 84: pp. 73, more
  • Semmouri, I.; De Schamphelaere, K.A.C.; Janssen, C.R.; Asselman, J. (2020). Metatranscriptome of a marine pelagic crustacean community using nanopore sequencing, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day. Oostende, Belgium, 18 March 2020. VLIZ Special Publication, 84: pp. 12, more

Projects (5)  Top | Persons | Publications | Event | Datasets 
  • Ontwikkeling van een in vitro model voor huidziekten bij mariene vissen, more
  • PhD Combined impacts of microplastics, from bio-based and petroleum-based polymers, and global warming on the population dynamics of a planktonic community, more
  • PhD Marine bacteria and bacterial endotoxin in sea spray aerosols and potential health effects, more
  • PhD The influence of microscopic life (phytoplankton, bacteria, viruses) on the formation and stability of sea foam and sea spray aerosols, more
  • SUMES: Sustainable Marine Ecosystem Services , more

Event  Top | Persons | Publications | Projects | Datasets 
  • Pint of Science - Wereldoceaandag 2023, more

Datasets (3)  Top | Persons | Publications | Projects | Event 
  • Li, Y.; Hablützel, P.I.; Liu, Z.; Van Acker, E.; Janssen, C.R.; Asselman, J.; De Rijcke, M.; Flanders Marine Institute; Ghent University; Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Belgium; (2024): Seasonal dynamics of bacterial community structure and function in surf zone seawater of a recreational beach in Ostend, Belgium. Marine Data Archive., more
  • Li, Y.; Schütte, W.; Dekeukeleire, M.; Janssen, C.; Boon, N.; Asselman, J.; Lebeer, S.; Spacova, I.; De Rijcke, M.; Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ); University of Antwerp; Ghent University: Belgium; (2024): Immune receptor- and transcription factor-stimulatory activity of bacteria and endotoxin in sea spray aerosols on human cells. Marine Data Archive., more
  • Niu, Z.; Curto, M.; Le Gall, M.; Demeyer, E.; Asselman, J.; Janssen, C.R.; Dhakal, H.N.; Davies, P.; Catarino, A.I.; Everaert, G.; Flanders Marine Institute; University of Portsmouth; Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer; Centexbel; Blue Growth Research Lab; (2023): Microplastics formation data on polylactic acid and polypropylene items after UV radiation and seawater immersion. Marine Data Archive., more

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