The BECS (PI: Dr. Jaime L. Toney) and hiRACE (PI: Dr. Caroline Gauchotte-Lindsay) research groups were pleased to host the BOGS 2015 – 26th Annual Meeting. The exciting two-day program featured presentations on a wide range of Organic Geochemistry topics from carbon and nitrogen cycling, productivity and burial in marine and terrestrial systems, tracing pollution, palaeo-environmental and climatic proxies, to forensic archaeology and petroleum geochemistry.
The meeting was held in the beautiful setting of the Main Building of the University of Glasgow. Prof W. Meier-Augenstein from Robert Gordon University gave an innovative and exciting plenary talk titled “CSI- Crime and Stable Isotopes” that highlighted the use of organic geochemistry in identifying sources of products (i.e., whisky), modern human migration routes, and other forensic applications.
We would like to acknowledge all the outstanding student posters and presentations with special commendation the following presenters:
- Archie Douglas Award for best student oral presentation: Alex Svalova, Newcastle University, Ultrasound Spectrometry and Statistical Inference of Water-in-Oil Emulsions
- Runner up, Best Student oral presentation: Fredericke Wittkopp, University of Birmingham, Reconstructing 17 million years of Surface Temperatures in the Japan Sea: Insights and implications using a biomarker approach
- Best Student poster presentation: Katrina Pears, University of Bristol, Establishing a method for the application of 15N enriched compounds to white clover (Trifolium repens) in rhizotrons
The Conference Dinner was held at the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel and was highlighted by a post-dinner Ceilidh.