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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre SouthamptonPostgraduate study

Miss Rachel R Rayne MChem, MSc

Postgraduate research student (SPITFIRE)

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Miss Rachel Rayne is a postgraduate research student within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

MSc Oceanography, University of Southampton (2016-2017)

Dissertation: Characterising Dissolved Organic Matter Using Fourier-Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry

MChem Chemistry with Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry, University of Edinburgh (2010-2015)

Industrial Placement, Merck Chemicals Ltd. (2013-2014)

Research interests

My project aims to improve our understanding of the chemical composition of marine dissolved organic matter (DOM) and determine how this composition affects how DOM functions in biogeochemical carbon cycling, specifically the microbial carbon pump.

Research project: Oiling the Microbial Carbon Pump: lipids in refractory dissolved organic matter


Dr Claire Evans (OBE, NOC)
Dr Joost Brandsma (Faculty of Medicine, UoS),
Prof John Langley (FEPS Chemistry, UoS)
Prof Tony Postle (Faculty of Medicine, UoS)
Prof Richard Sanders (OBE, NOC)

Research group

Marine Biogeochemistry

Affiliate research group

Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems

  • OES and NOCS postgraduate health and safety representative
Miss Rachel R Rayne
Ocean and Earth Science
National Oceanography Centre Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH

Room Number : NOCS/564/13

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