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Koenraad Muylaert

Koenraad Muylaert
Etienne Sabbelaan 53 - box 7659
8500 Kortrijk
room: 01.748

tel: +32 56 24 62 83 or +325624 6178
fax: +325624 6999
mobile: 0485925771

My research focuses on fundamental as well as applied aspects of ecology and physiology of microalgae. I am interested in causes and consequences of eutrophication of lakes and I am currently involved in projects on mountain lakes (Cajas National Park, Ecuador) and lakes in urbanized landscapes (Belgium, Qatar). I am also interested in the physiology of phytoplankton: how do microalgal cells respond to changes in their environment, particularly nutrient stress? Finally, I am fascinated by how microalgae can be used for applications ranging from neutraceuticals, food, feed or fuel to wastewater treatment, and how this can be done in a cost-effective way. In recent years, I have done a lot of work on microalgal harvesting, on production of omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants from microalgae and on removal and re-use of nutrients from wastewater using microalgae. My lab is situated in Kortrijk, at a satellite campus of KU Leuven.

Selected publications