Lena Weimann

Research Interests

I am interested in the evolution of life including the earliest organic biosignatures using geobiology, biogeochemistry, and geochemistry methods. In my doctoral thesis, I focus on Archean biosignatures (kerogen) in barites from the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia. In addition, I am working on hydrothermal maturation experiments testing the preservation of organic matter with varying mineral matrices. Therefore, I am using technics like gas chromatography coupled-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), catalytic hydropyrolysis (HyPy) and scanning electron microscope (SEM).

Short curriculum
Since October 2021:
PhD student, University of Göttingen, Germany
Graduate student (M.Sc.), Geosciences, University of Göttingen, Germany
Undergraduate student (B.Sc.), Geosciences, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany

Awards and Qualifications
Scholarship holder, Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft
Bachelor thesis award, Wolfgang-Helms-Stiftung, Clausthal University of Technology

Organic geochemistry (lab course for M.Sc. students)