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International workshop of Organic Geochemistry "Biomarkers and Molecular Isotopes" will be held at Minoo Kanko Hotel in Osaka, Japan, during July 4 and 5, 2016. This is also a post-workshop of Goldschmidt 2016 (June 26-Jul 1,Yokohama). The workshop covers a diverse topics of organic geochemistry and biogeochemistry in Earth and Planetary systems by application of the cutting-edge molecular and isotopic analytical techniques. It will be the first time for the Japanese Organic Geochemistry community to organize an international workshop, and thus the creation of a new, global interactions between scientists beyond the local community will be
Minoo Kanko Hotel is located next to the Meiji Forest Mino quasi-national park that has a forested valley and water fall in a old town. The area is also a convenient location to access the downtown Osaka (e.g., Osaka castle) by train in 45 min and also Kyoto and Nara in 60-90 min.
We are looking forward to seeing you in July!


Important Dates

Early registration deadline
Abstract submission deadline
Registration deadline (Late-breaking abstracts will be accepted for poster session)

Invited Speakers (tentative)

Yoshito Chikaraishi
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan
Prarthana Ghosh
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Yongsong Huang
Brown University, USA
Euan Monaghan
Leiden University, The Netherlands
Yuichi Naito
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan
Hideto Nakamura
Osaka City University, Japan
Satoru Nakashima
Osaka University, Japan
Hiroshi Naraoka
Kyushu University, Japan
Nikolai Pedentchouk
University of East Anglia, UK
Sandra Siljeström
SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Sweden
Atsushi Tani
Osaka University, Japan



Noriyuki Suzuki

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Amane Waseda

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Toshinori Inaba

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Hikaru Yabuta

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Minoru Ikahara

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Toshiro Yamanaka

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Yoshito Chikaraishi


Kenta Asahina

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