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Michiel Jorissen wins prize at scientific symposium

During the 8th International Symposium on Monogenea in Brno, Czech Republic, Michiel Jorissen won the prize for best student presentation.

 

Michiel Jorissen, PhD student at the RMCA and the University of Hasselt, presented the TILAPIA-project, highlighting the importance of museum collections for parasitology research. In this project, led by Tine Huyse and Jos Snoeks, researchers investigate whether the introduction of Nile Tilapia in the Congo River has led to the exchange of parasites between the introduced Nile Tilapia and indigenous fish species. The RMCA fish collection plays an important role as it shows the situation of the Congo River before the introduction of Nile Tilapia.

 

Nikol Kmentov√°, who presented her research on the RMCA fish collection of Lake Tanganyika, placed 3rd. Tine Huyse and Maarten Vanhove also presented their RMCA-related research during this symposium.

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