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Professor Richard Evershed

Professor Richard Evershed

Professor Richard Evershed
BSc, PhD


Office W402a
School of Chemistry,
Cantock's Close, Clifton BS8 1TS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 7671

Research summary

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My research is inspired by a lifelong fascination with the natural world and the realisation that many opportunities exist to improve our knowledge of the key systems and processes that shape both modern and ancient environments by deriving molecular information from the various biological materials that lie at their focus.

My research is highly interdisciplinary, applying the principles, techniques, and rigor of organic and analytical chemistry, to tackle questions in the fields of: (i) archaeological chemistry, (ii) biogeochemistry, and (iii) biomolecular palaeonotology. All three fields are inextricably linked by my interests in the preservation, recycling, decay and transport ...

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I graduated from Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, in 1978 with a BSc in Applied Chemistry, and then undertook a PhD in the Department of Chemistry, University of Keele, under the supervision of Professor David Morgan, investigating pheromones in social insects. In 1981 I was appointed to a postdoctoral research position in the Organic Geochemistry Unit, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, where I worked with Professors Geoffrey Eglinton and James Maxwell, developing GC/MS and HPLC methods for investigating porphyrins in crude oils and source rocks.

In 1984 I moved to the Department of Biochemistry, University of Liverpool, to manage a ...

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