SoS RARE research presented at Geomicrobiology Network workshop

On the 24th of June, two of the Mineralogical Society Special Interest Groups, the Environmental Mineralogy Group and the Geomicrobiology Network, held a joint research in progress meeting at the Earth Surface Science Institute at Leeds University.

A number of talks and posters were presented on subjects of interest to both groups, ranging from phosphorus cycling in the Precambrian to mars analogues and from bioremediation to biomining (including a very interesting keynote presentation on potential for bioprocessing to reduce the impact of mining from Barrie Johnson, an investigator on the COG3 project within the SoS Minerals programme). I represented the SoS RARE project at this meeting, presenting a poster outlining the approach that will be used in work package 4 to investigate the processing of easily-leachable deposits, focussing on the role of microorganisms.

Simon Gregory 24 June 2015


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