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Dr. Helge Mißbach

Telefon +49 221 470-7319


Research interests

  • Origin of organic matter in ancient rocks; discrimination of biogenic and abiogenic organic matter
  • Abiotic synthesis of organic molecules under hydrothermal conditions
  • Preservation of organic signatures under extreme conditions


Analytical expertise

  • GC–MS analysis of ancient and recent organics (including pyrolysis, thermodesorption, solid phase micro extraction and in-situ derivatization methods)
  • Catalytic hydropyrolysis (HyPy)
  • Experimental methods using high-T and high-P reactors (e.g. Fischer-Tropsch-type synthesis, hydrous pyrolysis)