ILEE Research Day 2023

The annual scientific meeting of ILEE
  • When Mar 31, 2023 from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM (Europe/Brussels / UTC200)
  • Where Le Delta, Avenue Golenvaux 18, Namur
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ILEE's annual Research Day, edition 2023, was a very exciting event!

We were lucky to hold it in a beautiful location - le Delta of Namur!

Theodoros Iliopoulos was the invited keynote speaker, who gave an exciting and very informative talk from the field of environmental law. A good occasion as well to further reinforce our links with the CMK (Center of Environmental Sciences) at UHasselt where Theodorus is working as FUW researcher.

Another invited talk was given by Mathias Lucas from the NCP Wallonie (National Contact Point), where we learned about the European programmes that support research.

And of course, there were prices to win! Corentin Visée (Geography) and Martin Vlieghe (Geology) convinced the jury to merit the prices for the best poster and best oral presentation! Congratulations!!

Well done as well ALL other speakers, the quality of presentations was very high.

See photographs here!



Welcome with coffee & bits


Workshop summary: Where do you go to my ILEE? – Carolin Mayer


Design of bio-controlled insecticides based on bug chitin disruption strategies – Laurane Guillaume


Malaria risk mapping in Senegal: combining environmental and human factorsCamille Morlighem


Flash: Genome assembly of the three cryptic freeze tolerant species of Melampus snail – Jessica Ody (Poster)


Flash: Effects of natural and synthetic estrogens on the immune system of zebrafish - Laura Burattin (Poster)


Flash: Effects of natural and synthetic estrogens on the metamorphosis of zebrafish - Nathalie Leroux (Poster)


Flash: Monitoring microplastics in Ikopa river (Madagascar) – Andry Rabezanahary (Poster)


Invited talk: European financial programmes – Mathias Lucas, NCP Wallonie (National Contact Point)


Coffee break


Climate impact on agricultural land use change and pollinator’s distribution – Sarah Smet


Impact of restoration efforts on invertebrate composition in a Belgian stream – Lievin Castelain


Effects of low temperature on sexual and methylation genes in mangrove rivulus embryos – Ivan Blanco Alvarez


Flash: Importance of water related predictors on population distribution in Senegal – Corentin Visée (Poster)


Flash: The challenge of the physic team in ILEE: to better understand the gas phase in order to better quantify atmospheric pollutants – Bastien Vispoel, Jean Clément, Nicolas Dricot, Emile Ducreux, Loïc Trompet, Olivier Browet, and Muriel Lepère (Poster)


Keynote: The promotion of renewable energy and the challenges for biodiversity - Theodoros Iliopoulos, CMK UHasselt


Lunch & Poster Session


The role of traits in predicting population growth – Daniel Oluwafemi Olusoji


Exceptional occurrence of nepouite in the Grand Aven du Mont Marcou (Hérault, France) – Martin Vlieghe


Trait plasticity effects on the stability of phytoplankton communities – Mark Holmes


Film: Searching for the mangrove rivulus – Frédéric Silvestre


General Annual Meeting ILEE


Award ceremony


Closing Drink