Dr. Patrick Sorgeloos

Born in Kortrijk, Belgium on August 13, 1948. Educated at Ghent University, Belgium: 1966-1971 MSc in Biology, 1971-1975 PhD in Marine Biology, 1975-1979, Postgraduate courses in Marine Biology in France (Station Biologique Roscoff, 1969), FR Germany (Biologische Anstalt Helgoland, 1970) and USA (Duke University Marine Laboratory Beaufort-NC, 1972).

Professor Emeritus, University of Ghent, Belgium and Chairman, Working Group International Cooperation of the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Programme (EATiP); Scientific Advisor INVE Aquaculture, 2010 till date.

Scientist with the Belgian National Science Foundation, 1971-1994; from Junior Researcher to Research Director, attached at the State University of Ghent, Belgium, Research coordinator of the Artemia Reference Center at the State University of Ghent, Belgium: 1978-2013. Head of Department of Animal Production, Faculty of BioScience Engineering, 2004-2013.

Awards/Honours: Gold medal of the city of Kortrijk, Belgium, 1967; Foreign member of the Academy of Agricultural Sciences of Russia, 1990; International Cooperation Award of the Ministry of Light Industry, PR China, 1992; Honorary Doctor's Degree Suez Canal University, Egypt, 1993; Decoration of the King of Thailand: Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand, 2000; Honorary Life Member World Aquaculture Society, 2003; Honorary Life Member China Society of Fisheries, 2003; Decoration of the President of Vietnam, National Order of Friendship, 2008; Qilu Friendship Award of Shandong province, China, 2010; Qingdao International Science and Technology Cooperation Award, 2010; Honorary Life Member European Aquaculture Society, 2012; Institutional Merit Award, Escuela Superior Politechnica del Litoral ESPOL, Guayaquil, Ecuador, 2012; China National Friendship Award, 2014.

Fellow: World Aquaculture Society (2012)

Research Areas: Marine aquaculture, the culturing biology of Artemia in relation to fish/crustacean farming, as well as solar salt production, and with the larviculture of fish and shellfish

Address: Emeritus Professor of Aquaculture, Laboratory of Aquaculture & Artemia Reference Center, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, Building F, 9000 Ghent, Belgium; [Tel: Off. +32 496 583081; Email: patrick.sorgeloos@ugent.be]