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Spaceward Bound Expedition: Pavilion Lake 2008


Steve Pointing
Extremophiles Research Group
School of Biological Sciences
The University of Hong Kong

I am based at The University of Hong Kong and have been involved in several NASAprojects during the past few years.

My expertise lies in molecular microbial ecology and in particular the distribution and role of cyanobacteria in extreme
environments. I have worked in diverse habitats ranging from volcanic calderas, to hot arid deserts and the Antarctic. I am enjoying my participation in the Pavilion Lake project very much. My role, together with my graduate student Olivia Chan, is to elucidate microbial community composition and spatio-temporal variation in microbialite structures.

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