Clercx Cécile

Researcher, Ordinary Professor, Vice President of the thematic area
Researcher publications


Research areas

European specialization in Internal Medien (Companion animals). Speicial interest for upper and lower respiratory diseases in dogs and cats: etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis (including non invasive cardiopulmonary function tests). Investigated disorders : sinonasal aspergillosis in dogs, eosinophilic bronchopneumopathy in dogs, eosinophilic bronchitis in cats, primary ciliary dyskinesia (genetic analysis, in collaboration with  Pr M Georges), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosiis in terriers (a spontaneous model for the human disease).

Equipment / technologies



Echocardiography doppler

Academic distinctions

PhD (Uniiversity of Utrecht), European diplomate in Internal Medicine (Companion Animals)

Most representative publications

  • Krafft E., Lybaert P., Roels E., Laurila H.P., Rajamäki M.M., Farnir F., Myllärniemi M., Day M.J., Mc Entee K., CLERCX C.  Transforming Growth Factor Beta 1 Activation, Storage, and Signaling Pathways in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in Dogs. J Vet Intern Med. 2014, No, 28(6):1666-1675. doi: 10.1111/jvim.12432. Epub 2014 Oct 20
  • Krafft E., Laurila H.P., Peters I.R., Bureau F., Peeters D., Day M.J., Rajamäki M.M., CLERCX C. Analysis of gene expression in canine idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Vet J. 2013 Nov, 198(2):479-86. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2013.08.018. Epub 2013 Aug 24 
  • Allerton F.J., Leemans J., Tual C., Bernaerts F., Kirschvink N., CLERCX C. Correlation of bronchoalveolar eosinophilic percentage with airway responsiveness in cats with chronic bronchial disease. J Small Anim Pract. 2013 May, 54(5):258-64. doi: 10.1111/jsap.12070 
  • Manens J., Bolognin M., Bernaerts F., Diez M., Kirschvink N., CLERCX C. Effects of obesity on lung function and airway reactivity in healthy dogs. Vet J. 2012 Jul;193(1):217-21. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2011.10.013. Epub 2011 Nov 17
  • Merveille A.C., Davis E.E., Becker-Heck A., Legendre M., Amirav I., Bataille G., Belmont J., Beydon N., Billen F., Clément A., CLERCX C., Coste A., Crosbie R., de Blic J., Deleuze S., Duquesnoy P., Escalier D., Escudier E., Fliegauf M., Horvath J., Hill K., Jorissen M., Just J., Kispert A., Lathrop M., Loges N.T., Marthin J.K., Momozawa Y., Montantin G., Nielsen K.G., Olbrich H., Papon J.F., Rayet .I, Roger G., Schmidts M., Tenreiro H., Towbin J.A., Zelenika D., Zentgraf H., Georges M., Lequarré A.S., Katsanis N., Omran H., Amselem S. CCDC39 is required for assembly of inner dynein arms and the dynein regulatory complex and for normal ciliary motility in humans and dogs. Nat Genet. 2011 Jan, 43(1):72-8. doi: 10.1038/ng.726 

Information updated by the researcher on 10/15/2015.

PhD student

PhD student had the honour 18/03/17

Roels Élodie


Postdocs and other

Canonne Morgane  (DEA)

Soete Caroline  (Master complémentaire)