Who are APECS Belgium?

We are a group of enthusiastic graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and other early career scientists working with different aspects of polar biology, glaciology, climatology… In 2016 we decided to form the APECS Belgium Board, comprising current leadershipHowever, we consider every polar early career scientists in Belgium part of APECS Belgium.

Below you can find the current board members (click on the names to find out more). The board members take up various roles, work together on different projects and are listed alphabetically below, with the exception of our chair who takes up a major workload to coordinate the board meetings, report to APECS international and more.

For past board members have a look here.

Board members 2020-21:

Valentina Savaglia, ULg
Valentina Savaglia
PhD Student
Cyanobacteria Group, Centre for Protein Engineering, Université de Liège
Co-chair & Representative at the APECS Council

Marie
Marie G. P. Cavitte
Postdoctoral fellow
Georges Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research, UCLouvain
Representative at BNCAR

Henrik Christiansen
Henrik Christiansen
Postdoctoral fellow
Laboratory of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Genomics (LBEG), KU Leuven
Co-chair

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Lotte De Maeyer
PhD Student
Research Group Protistology & Aquatic Ecology, Universiteit Gent

Maaike Dhondt
Maaike Dhondt
MSc Student Biology – Global Change Ecology, Universiteit Gent

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Benoit Durieu
PhD Student
Cyanobacteria Group, Centre for Protein Engineering, Université de Liège

Elize
Elize Kazmierczak
Teaching assistant/PhD student
Laboratory of Glaciology, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Estelle Lorang
Estelle Lorang
Intern at the International Polar Foundation and
Graduate student in European Policy at the University of Amsterdam

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Sarah Maes
PhD Student
Laboratory of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Genomics (LBEG), KU Leuven

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Marianna Pinzone
PhD Student
Oceanology Laboratory, FOCUS Research Unit, Université de Liège
Representative at BNCAR

Bea Roncero
Beatriz Roncero Ramos
Postdoctoral fellow
Cyanobacteria Group, Centre for Protein Engineering, Université de Liège

Deborah Verfaille
Deborah Verfaille
Postdoctoral fellow
Georges Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research, UCLouvain

Sarah
Sara Wauthy
PhD Student
Laboratory of Glaciology, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

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