Andries van der Walt
I completed a B.Sc. Biotechnology at the University of Pretoria in 2014, and joined the Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics (CMEG) as part of my B.Sc. (Hons) in 2015. As part of the Namib Desert research group I is currently investigating the enigmatic Namib Desert Fairy Circles under the hypothesis that microbes play a role in the formation or maintenance of this phenomenon.
Under the broad topic of microbial ecology I use high throughput next generation molecular techniques to understand which microorganisms are present in a certain environment and how they live and react to change, a highly relevant topic in the light of Global Change.
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