Registration and abstract submission for BOGS 2019 is now live

The British Organic Geochemical Society conference will be hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University from 9th – 11th July. Registration is still open, via this page.

The BOGS conference provides a welcoming environment for all organic geochemistry researchers, especially PhD students and early career researchers. This year we have been generously supported by a number of companies, and therefore the conference price for students has been subsidised to just £50, including the conference dinner.

I look forward to seeing you at the conference in July!

IMOG 26, Tenerife(!)

This week I am at the 26th IMOG conference, which is taking place in the cold, wet setting of Tenerife. IMOG, the International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry, is a medium sized conference devoted to both academic biogeosciences, especially molecular studies, and also cutting edge research from the oil industry.
Fact of the day: speleothems (stalactites and stalagmites) contain less than 0.01% organic carbon – they are mostly calcium carbonate of course – but you can dissolve away the minerals and inject this tiny fraction directly into an LCMS in order to measure specific organic molecules, and even calculate their carbon isotope composition!