prof. Peter Bossier (PhD)

CRIG member
Peter Bossier

Principal investigator - Head Lab Aquaculture & Artemia Reference Center, Ugent
Full professor


Research focus

We are active in the field of heat shock response and dormancy in a model organism Artemia. The brine shrimp makes stress resistant resting “eggs” characterized by the fact that they are produced and released in a dormant state. Maintaining this dormancy and different levels of dormancy is considered to be the opposite physiological status to cell proliferation. Cell arrest in Artemia has been studied making use of whole genome sequencing and RNAseq studies

Key publications

  • The genome of the extremophile Artemia provides insight into strategies to cope with extreme environments. BMC genomics, 22(1), 1-26.

Contact & links

  • Lab address: Laboratory of Aquaculture & Artemia Reference Center (ARC), Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure links 653, Building F, 9000 Ghent, Belgium