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Guest professor Volker Thiel at our department

Prof. Dr. Volker Thiel stays with us in May/June for a lecture on "Biomarkers: Molecular tracers in ancient sediments and oils" and collaborative work. For many years, he has been doing organic geochemical research, with a focus on the use of organic molecules as chemical tracers (biomarkers) for biogeochemical processes. Since 2002, he is working in the Geobiology Group at the University of Göttingen, Germany.

Research interests

  • Lipid biomarkers as indicators for biogeochemical processes
  • Molecular fossils
  • Biological formation and turnover of methane
  • Microbial control on mineral formation
  • ToF-SIMS imaging mass spectrometry

Further information can be found at

Prof. Dr. Volker Thiel
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Geowissenschaftliches Zentrum
Abteilung Geobiologie
Goldschmidtstr. 3
37077 Göttingen

Department for Geodynamics and Sedimentology
University of Vienna

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A-1090 Vienna

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