Prof. John Hayes obituary

Dear colleagues,

Our community is mourning the loss of Professor John Hayes, who passed away on February 3, 2017.  John was an innovator and an interdisciplinary scientist in the areas of biology, chemistry and geological processes. His contribution to inventions, including compound specific isotope analysis of stable and radiogenic carbon, allowed him – and . . . → Read More: Prof. John Hayes obituary

IMOG Florence. Send your abstract NOW

Dear colleagues,

Deadline for abstract submission to the Florence IMOG is dangerously approaching. There are only 10 days left to send your contributions.

For full submission instructions follow this link: http://imog2017.org/submission-instructions/

Tis year IMOG will be in Florence, Italy on 17-22 September 2017, a five-day scientific conference covering a wide array of topics related to . . . → Read More: IMOG Florence. Send your abstract NOW

EAOG 2017. Florence, Italy: Sybmit your abstract now

28th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry – IMOG 2017 17-22 September 2017, Florence, Italy

EAOG is pleased to invite you to the 28th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry (IMOG) 2017, that will take place in Florence, Italy on 17-22 September 2017. It will be a five-day scientific conference covering a wide array of topics related . . . → Read More: EAOG 2017. Florence, Italy: Sybmit your abstract now

News for Organic Geochemists on LinkedIn

An informal LinkedIn group for Organic Geochemists is now online (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7068020). This networking group is not only intended for professionals working as organic geochemists but also for those who are working in related fields, such as petroleum chemistry, (paleo-) environmental sciences, astrobiology, or microbiology. Designed as a great resource of information, an enjoyable base for . . . → Read More: News for Organic Geochemists on LinkedIn

Patrick G. Hatcher will receive the 2016 Alfred Treibs Award

Patrick G. Hatcher, Batten Chair in Physical Sciences and Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Old Dominion University, will receive the 2016 Alfred Treibs Award this summer. Presented by the Society’s Organic Geochemistry Division, the award is given for major achievements, over a period of years, in organic geochemistry. Prof. Hatcher is . . . → Read More: Patrick G. Hatcher will receive the 2016 Alfred Treibs Award

Professor Geoffrey Eglinton passed away

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of one of the original pioneers of modern organic geochemistry, former Chair of the EAOG, mentor, colleague and friend, Prof. Geoffrey Eglinton. Geoff has been an inspiration to many of us. His accomplishments and contributions to organic geochemistry and science in . . . → Read More: Professor Geoffrey Eglinton passed away

Symposium Analytical Applied Pyrolysis

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PYRO 2016

The submission of the abstracts is now open !

Dear colleagues,

We invite you to submit your abstracts for the next International Symposium on Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, which will be held in Nancy, France, from 9 May to 12 May 2016.

Note that for this edition, the Geochemistry is a . . . → Read More: Symposium Analytical Applied Pyrolysis

Evidence of ancient life discovered in mantle rocks deep below the seafloor — ScienceDaily

Ancient rocks harbored microbial life deep below the seafloor, reports scientists. This first-time evidence was contained in drilled rock samples of Earth’s mantle — thrust by tectonic forces to the seafloor during the Early Cretaceous period. The discovery confirms a long-standing hypothesis that interactions between mantle rocks and seawater can create potential for life even . . . → Read More: Evidence of ancient life discovered in mantle rocks deep below the seafloor — ScienceDaily

Oxygen oasis in Antarctic lake reflects Earth in distant past — ScienceDaily

At the bottom of a frigid Antarctic lake, a thin layer of green slime is generating a little oasis of oxygen, a team of researchers has found. It’s the first modern replica discovered of conditions on Earth two and a half billion years ago, before oxygen became common in the atmosphere.

Source: Oxygen oasis in . . . → Read More: Oxygen oasis in Antarctic lake reflects Earth in distant past — ScienceDaily

Our colleague Sr. Mary Ellen Murphy, passed away (28 July 2015)

Mary Ellen Ellen Murphy

Dear colleagues,

I am sad to report that a true pioneering scientist, Sister Mary Ellen Murphy, passed away yesterday. She was part of the founding generation of researchers in our field, and helped bring organic geochemistry into the modern era, notably through her work on lunar samples and in the . . . → Read More: Our colleague Sr. Mary Ellen Murphy, passed away (28 July 2015)