Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Sophie Reiche

PhD student
Phone number
+31 (0)222 369 421
Location
Texel
Function
PhD student
University
Universiteit Utrecht
Promotor
Stefan Schouten

Expertise

  • Organic geochemistry
  • Lipid biomarker analysis
  • Impact of diagenesis on lipid biomarker
  • Paleoclimate reconstruction

Research

I work within the ERC Diol project and am studying the impact of diagenesis on long chain alkyl diols and related proxies. Currently, I am working on the following projects:

  • Impact of oxic degradation on long chain alkyl diols in Nannochloropsis oculata
  • Macromolecular sources and extractability of long chain alkyl diols in Nannochloropsis species
  • Impact of post-depositional oxidation on long chain alkyl diols and keto-ols in Mediterranean sapropels
  • Impact of lateral transport on long chain alkyl diols

Education

2009-2012 Bachelor of Science in Geology, University of Greifswald, Germany

2012-2014 Master of Science in Geology, University of Lund, Sweden

 

Laboratory work-up of eluents resulting from reverse-phase semi-preparative HPLC.

 

Picture on the left and in the middle: set-up of slurries for a long-term oxic degradation experiment using Nannochloropsis oculata biomass and sediment and water from the Dutch Wadden Sea. Picture on the right: Nannochloropsis oceanica culture grown to be used in experiments analyzing the extractability of long chain alkyl diols in Nannochloropsis species.

Linked projects

ERC Long chain diols as novel organic proxies for paleoclimate reconstructions
Supervisor
Stefan Schouten
Funder
European Community - European Research Council
Project duration
2 Jan 2014 - 1 Apr 2021