dr. Parisa Norouzitallab (PhD)

CRIG member
Parisa Norouzitallab

 

Post-doctoral fellow - Laboratory for Immunology and Animal Biotechnology (Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, UGent)
Principal Investigator: prof. Daisy Vanrompay 
Post-doctoral fellow - Laboratory of Aquaculture & Artemia Reference Center (Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, UGent)
Principal Investigator: prof. Peter Bossier 

Research focus

In recent years by  using model organisms such as Drosophila and C. elegans, researchers could develop powerful techniques that allowed them to rapidly identify and characterize the genes involved in tumor formation and development. In past other model organisms such as Artemia were also used for evaluating the toxicity of the cancer related medicines. At present using Artemia as model organism for medical research has lost it's popularity. However, the annotated genome of Artemia has shown  this animal's extreme potential to continue as an excellent model for these studies. On the other hand, more recently Artemia has been used as model for epigenetic studies, thanking to it's short generation time, possibility to produce dormant eggs (cysts) and more importantly the possibility to produce a clonal population using a (parthenogenetic) species  of these normally bisexual animals. 

Contact & links

  • Laboratory for Immunology and Animal Biotechnology (ImBiTech), Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
  • Laboratory of Aquaculture & Artemia Reference Center (ARC), Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium