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AMGC Seminars 2019




Thursday January 10 - 4PM 

Nik van Larebeke: Physical chemical hygiene is a necessary condition for an effective prevention of diseases of civilization

Thursday February 7 – 4 PM 

Stijn Van MalderenNext-generation LA-ICP-MS: a swiss knife in a multimodal toolbox

Thursday February 21 – 4 PM  

Matthias SinnesaelThe Cyclostratigraphy Intercomparison Project

Mingyue Luo: Investigation of oxygen sensitive elements in sediment microniches with DGT

Thursday March 7 – 4 PM 

Stef Koelewijn (KU Leuven)Safe by natural design: benign bisphenols from biomass

Thursday March 21 – 4 PM  

Willy Baeyens - How marine plankton influences climate change

Thursday April 25 – 4 PM 

Huan CuiIce or fire? Constraining the origin of isotopically anomalous cap carbonate cements by integrated μXRF, SEM, and SIMS

Thursday May 9 – 4 PM  

Ines Tomašek: Practical applications of Medical Geology: physicochemical characterisation of volcanic ash

Alexandra Rodler: (Past records of) environmental change: some bio- and isotope geochemical applications

Thursday June 6 – 4 PM  

Annelies Van HeystMigration of mineral oil from food packaging to food

Xiaohan ZhangDevelopment of DGT passive sampler for the assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in water using CALUX as detection method

Thursday June 20 – 4 PM 

Thomas DehaisVolatilization and overprint processes through the Chicxulub impact structure: isotopic evidence from the Expedition 364 core 

Pim KaskesClearing up the Chicxulub impact cloud: geochemistry and petrography of uniquely preserved Cretaceous-Paleogene impact ejecta


Wednesday September 11 – 4 PM 

John W. Valley
Dept. of Geosciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison:
Hadean Zircon are not from hell: Evidence from Atom Probe Tomography & SIMS


Friday September 13 – 11 AM

Jeong-Hyun Lee
Dept. of Geological Sciences, Chungnam National University:
Marine oxygenation and the early development of Paleozoic reefs


Thursday September 26 - 4 PM

Arne Bratkič
University of Liege:
Advancing methodology for sub-zero temperature application of DGT technique
on sea ice samples for two-dimensional imaging of biogenic metals

Koen Stein
AMGC, Vrije Universiteit Brussel:
Structure and evolutionary implications of the earliest (Sinemurian, Early Jurassic)
dinosaur eggs and eggshells


Thursday October 10 - 4 PM

Maxwell M. Thiemens
G-Time lab, Université Libre de Bruxelles:
Learning from Apollo; Dating the Moon

Huan Cui
AMGC, Vrije Universiteit Brussel:
Environmental Context of Early Animal Evolution


Friday October 25 – 11 AM

A. Jay Kaufman
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland:
When Life Got Hard: An Environmental Driver for the Origin of Seashell


Thursday November 21 - 4 PM

Imke Boonen
AMGC, Vrije Universiteit Brussel:
Endocrine activity of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Ryoga Maeda
AMGC, Vrije Universiteit Brussel:
The mobilization of large ion lithophile elements (LILEs) in chondrites by chemical alteration in Antarctica:
implications from Lu-Hf and Sm-Nd isotope systematics and the distribution of LILEs by using LA-ICP-TOF/MS

Flore Van Maldeghem
AMGC, Vrije Universiteit Brussel:
How to take a closer look at unmelted micrometeorites


Monday December 16 – 4 PM

Kate Laxton
University College London:
Unusual techniques for an unusual volcano – Monitoring Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, Tanzania