The Artemia Gnotobiotic Toolbox

General information

The Artemia gnotobiotic tool box or GART (Gnotobiotic ARTemia platform) refers to the methodology to hatch and culture Artemia axenically or with a known microflora under strictly controlled environmental parameters.

By eliminating the complex interactions between the microbiological community, the environmental conditions and the target organism, the effect of the presence of a single or of few micro-organisms can be studied.


GART thus allows for a more accurate assessment of the role of microbiota than xenic cultures. It is used to screen a variety of compounds with aquaculture potential, such as pre- and probiotics, feed components and immuno-stimulants. It offers the possibility to verify at high throughput and low cost in vitro findings under in vivo conditions prior to testing on a larger scale with commercial species.

Contact Person: Tim Verstraeten (


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0512 - Biotechnology", "0512 - Toxicology", "0831 - Aquaculture


Venue: Campus Coupure, Blok F
Gent, Belgium


Open from
5 Apr 2018 to 6 Nov 2018


€150 per person

Grant Opportunities:

If you are a PhD-student, contact us for grant opportunities

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