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

Biomarkers and Molecular isotopes (Osaka, Japan, July 4-5, 2016)

International workshop of Organic Geochemistry “Biomarkers and Molecular isotopes” Osaka, Japan during July 4 and 5, 2016. This workshop will be held after Goldschmidt 2016 in Yokohama (June 26-Jul 1), as its post-workshop. http://www.ogeochem.jp/2016workshop/ Also the Goldschmidt homepage has a link to our workshop; http://goldschmidt.info/2016/eventTypeView?type=Workshop This workshop aims to promote international innovative collaboration in . . . → Read More: Biomarkers and Molecular isotopes (Osaka, Japan, July 4-5, 2016)

Symposium Analytical Applied Pyrolysis

PYR

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

Postdoctoral Position funded by ERC

Postdoctoral Position funded by ERC Consolidator Grant in La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain

Application Open Until Filled. Interviews to be held at IMOG-Prague.

ERC Consolidator Grant project PALEOCHAR is offering a 3-year postdoc position at Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain) for an experienced organic geochemist to carry out biomarker research on sediment from Neanderthal . . . → Read More: Postdoctoral Position funded by ERC

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)

NEW! IMOG AWARDS FOR THE BEST PRESENTATIONS

This year, and for the first time at an IMOG meeting, the EAOG board has decided to attribute 4 awards of 500 € that will be distributed as follows: • 1 award for the best oral presentation given by a PhD student • 3 awards for the best posters (same ranking), to be attributed to . . . → Read More: NEW! IMOG AWARDS FOR THE BEST PRESENTATIONS

Dairy farming is really old!

Colleagues from Bristol and Helsinki Universities traced dairy farming back to 4500 BP.

Ref: Lucy J E Cramp, Richard P Evershed, Mika Lavento, Petri Halinen, Kristiina Mannermaa, Markku Oinonen, Johannes Kettunen, Markus Perola, Päivi Onkamo and Volker Heyd. Neolithic dairy farming at the extreme of agriculture in northern Europe. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, . . . → Read More: Dairy farming is really old!

Organic Geochemistry, the of official EAOG Journal enters Q1

This is really good news! Organic Geochemistry (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/organic-geochemistry/), the International Journal for the rapid publication of current research in organic geochemistry and biogeochemistry and our Official EAOG Journal, reached in 2013 its highest ever impact factor (IF 2.828). Organic Geochemistry is now included in the first quartile in its category (Geochemistry & Geophysics). Congratulations to . . . → Read More: Organic Geochemistry, the of official EAOG Journal enters Q1