Organic Geochemistry Unit

Algal bloom off the coast of the UK

The Organic Geochemistry Unit (OGU), based in the School of Chemistry of the University of Bristol, conducts research aimed at developing our understanding of the biogeochemistry of modern-day and ancient environments and the way that it is affected by natural processes and the actions of mankind. This is achieved principally through the application of cutting-edge analytical chemistry and instrumental techniques.

The OGU currently comprises 5 academic staff, around 25-30 postgraduate students/postdoctoral researchers and 9 final-year undergraduate project students making it one of the biggest research groups based in The School of Chemistry.

The group laboratories also host the Bristol node of the NERC Life Sciences Mass Spectrometry Facility.