Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research
Phone number
+31 (0)222 369 421
Location
Texel
Function
Guest researcher
University
Universiteit Utrecht
Promotor
Stefan Schouten

Sophie Reiche

Guest researcher

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.

NIOZ publications