Richard Blake
Blake, Richard
MPhil candidate
Field of Research: 
Early Life
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Thesis Title:

Are we really sure? Determining organic contaminants from ancient biomarkers in 2.4Ga dolomites from the Pilbara, W.A.


Research into the earliest forms of life on Earth is a highly controversial area of study, with contamination of samples from human and other biogenic sources playing a major role in invalidating findings. My work deals with the most common contaminants, their methods of transport, and how to separate them from meaningful results.


Professor Martin Van Kranendonk