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Dr. Sarah Coffinet



Organische Geochemie


+49 421 218-65740



MARUM 2690

Sarah Coffinet

Research Interests

  • Role of microorganisms in the carbon cycle
  • Lipid biomarkers (distribution and isotopic composition)
  • Stable and radio isotope probing
  • Method development in analytical chemistry
Preparing anoxic incubation of marine sediment
Preparing anoxic incubation of marine sediment
(c) Sarah Coffinet
Gas sampling onboard RV Sonne
Gas sampling onboard RV Sonne
(c) Sabine Kasten
Konrad optimizing LC separation of monosaccharides
Konrad optimizing LC separation of monosaccharides
(c) Sarah Coffinet

Curriculum Vitae


Postdoctoral position at MARUM - Organic Geochemistry Group
Sup. Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Hinrichs


PhD candidate at Metis laboratory, UPMC Paris VI (Paris, France)
"Validation and application of lipid biomarkers to reconstruct past environmental changes in East Africa"
Sup. Dr. Arnaud Huguet and Dr. Sylvie Derenne


Master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry (with honours)
at Ecole Normale Supérieure* (ENS Ulm) and UPMC-Paris VI (Paris/France)

2009-2010 Exchange program at University of California at San Diego (UCSD/USA)

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (highest honour)
Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences
at SciencesPo.* and UPMC-Paris VI (Paris/France)


*SciencesPo and ENS Ulm are French "grandes écoles". As opposed to the university system they are highly selective with a competitive exam (admission rates of ~15% and ~4% respectively).

Lukas monitoring archaeal cultures
Lukas monitoring archaeal cultures
(c) Sarah Coffinet
Core sampling for onshore incubations
Core sampling for onshore incubations
(c) Natascha Riedinger
Lukas inoculating M. luminyensis
Lukas inoculating a pure archaeal strain
(c) Sarah Coffinet

Publication List

Huguet A., Coffinet S., Roussel A., Gayraud F., Anquetil C., Bergonzini L., Bonanomi G., Williamson D., Majule A., Derenne S. (2019), Evaluation of 3-hydroxy fatty acids as a pH and temperature proxy in soils from temperate and tropical altitudinal gradients, Organic Geochemistry 129, p. 1-13. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2019.01.002

Coffinet S., Huguet A., Bergonzini L., Pedentchouk N., Williamson D., Anquetil C., Gałka M., Kołaczek P., Karpińska-Kołaczek M., Majule A., Laggoun-Défarge F., Wagner T., Derenne S. (2018), Impact of climate change on the ecology of the Kyambangunguru Crater Marsh in southwestern Tanzania during the Late Holocene, Quaternary Science Reviews 196, p. 100-117. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.07.038

Coffinet S., Huguet A., Pedentchouk N., Omuombo C., Bergonzini L., Williamson D., Anquetil C., Majule A., Wagner T., Derenne S. (2017), Evaluation of branched GDGTs and leaf wax n-alkane δ²H as (paleo)environmental proxies in East Africa, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 198, p. 182-193. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.11.020

Coffinet S., Huguet A., Williamson D., Bergonzini L., Anquetil C., Majule A., Derenne S. (2015) Occurrence and distribution of glycerol dialkanol diethers and glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers in a peat core from SW Tanzania, Organic Geochemistry 83-84, p. 170-177. DOI: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2015.03.013

Coffinet S., Huguet A., Williamson D., Fosse C., Derenne S. (2014) Potential of GDGTs as a temperature proxy along an altitudinal transect in Mount Rungwe (Tanzania), Organic Geochemistry 68, 82-89. DOI: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2014.01.004

Coffinet S., Genty C., Bourcier S., Sablier M., Bouchonnet S. (2012), Characterization of the photodegradation products of metolachlor : structural elucidation and kinetics, Journal of Mass Spectrometry 47 (12), p. 1582-1593. DOI: 10.1002/jms.3121

Goulden P.-H., Coffinet S., Genty C., Bourcier S., Sablier M., Bouchonnet S. (2011), Investigation of the Unusual Behavior of Metolachlor under Chemical Ionization in a Hybrid 3D Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer,Analytical Chemistry 83 (20), p. 7587-7590. DOI: 10.1021/ac201563w