Pia Clercx

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Technician Pia Clercx is currently the Beldiva project studying microorganisms from the region of the Belgian Princess Elisabeth Base (PES), Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica.

She is also involved in a second Antarctica project to use Automated Ribosomal Spacer Analysis (ARISA) and parallel-tagged pyrosequencing of ribosomal RNA genes for the study of microbial biodiversity patterns in East Antarctica.

Main techniques:

* ARISA

* Pyrosequencing

* DNA-DNA hybridization