Organic Geochemistry Unit

The Organic Geochemistry Unit (OGU) is an international research group that uses high-end analytical techniques such as gas chromatography mass spectrometry and compound specific light stable isotope mass spectrometry to investigate Earth systems at the molecular level.

We are based within the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol, one of the largest chemistry departments in the United Kingdom and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in both teaching and research. For regular updates on  publications and other activities, please browse our news section.

The OGU is also a member group of the Cabot Institute.

For a taste of our research play the Palaeodetectives game or follow our Journal club!

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The group laboratories host the NERC Life Sciences Mass Spectrometry Facility (Bristol node), a national facility for the provision of organic and stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry to the UK life sciences community.

Life in the OGU

There is huge potential to study a vast range of exciting areas in chemistry as an undergraduate in the OGU.

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