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Dr Melanie Roffet-Salque

Dr Melanie Roffet-Salque

Dr Melanie Roffet-Salque
MSc(Lille), PhD(Bristol)

Royal Society Research Fellow

Office W417
School of Chemistry,
Cantock's Close, Bristol BS8 1TS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 6795

Research summary

My main research has been focussing on the study of lipids preserved in archaeological artefacts, in order to reconstruct past exploitation of natural resources by ancient populations, using the molecular composition of extracts and compound-specific C isotope composition of fatty acids. I have been particularly interested in developing and validating new biomarker and compound-specific stable isotope proxies to investigate subsistence practices.

My Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship recognises the untapped potential of archaeological pottery vessels to serve as a novel proxy for palaeoprecipitation and explores the link between climate change and human responses in the past, and will be held ...

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Biography

I graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille (ENSCL, Lille, France) with the option “biochemistry” in 2008. At the same time, I obtained a Masters in Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry from the Lille I University.

Between February and September 2008, I carried out my final year training period in the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France (C2RMF, Paris, France, CNRS-UMR171, research and restoration laboratory in the Louvre Museum) under the supervision of Dr. Martine Regert. This research was done in collaboration with the Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation des Collections (CRCC, Paris ...

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Recent publications

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