Premier Mussel Academy 2014

Finnian O'Luasa - Organic Mussels
Dave Garforth - Certificationproces of Organic Mussels
Prof Dr A.C. Smaal - Sustainable Mussel culture: Profitable for plant and people
Dr. Kris Verburgh - Mussels and the brain: about the sense and nonsense of brain food   Jeroen Vinkesteijn, Social Media: “the New Mussel World” opportunities and threats for organizations

Guests speakers

Aad Smaal (1951) is a professor in sustainable shellfish culture at Wageningen University and he is a senior scientist at the Institute of Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies (IMARES) in Yerseke, The Netherlands.

He has been working in the field of ecology and bivalve aquaculture for over 30 years and has published over 60 peer reviewed papers. He is particularly interested in the role of shellfish in the ecosystem and the various goods and services they deliver. He is member of the board of directors of the European Aquaculture Society (EAS).

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Kris Verburgh (1986) graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is a researcher at the Center Leo Apostel for Interdiciplinay Studies (CLEA) at the Free University of Brussels.

Dr. Verburgh's fields of research are aging, nutrition, metabolism and health.
Besides medicine, Dr. Verburgh has a keen interest in evolution, the origin and complexity of life, and neuroscience. At the age of 25, he was the author of 3 science books. His books have gotten many reprints and nominations.

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Seafood Business Manager at Global Trust Certification: Part of SAI Global Assurances

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European Seafood Manager

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