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This course covers all aspects of molecular biosignatures, such as their pathways of lipid biosynthesis,

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This course covers all aspects of molecular biosignatures, such as their pathways of lipid biosynthesis,

the distribution patterns of lipid biosynthetic pathways with regard to phylogeny and physiology, isotopic contents, occurrence in modern organisms and environments, diagenetic pathways, analytical techniques and the occurrence of molecular fossils through the geological record. Students analyze in depth the recent literature on chemical fossils. Lectures provide background on the subject matter. Basic knowledge of organic chemistry required. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

Course Curriculum

  • Mass spectrometry for organic geochemists Unlimited
  • Biomarker concept & acetogenic lipids Unlimited
  • Acyclic isoprenoids Unlimited
  • Hopanoids part 1 Unlimited
  • Hopanoids part 2 Unlimited
  • Steroids part 1 Unlimited
  • Steroids part 2 Unlimited
  • Pigments Unlimited
  • Application of intact polar lipids as biomarkers Unlimited
  • Molecular biosignatures Unlimited
  • Petroleum formation and occurrence Unlimited
  • Oxygen deficiency in the past Unlimited

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