WHAT IS THIS PROJECT ABOUT & WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?. In this project you will use new and exciting experimental and analytical approaches to investigate how micronutrients in seawater are taken up into fine-grained reactive minerals in marine sediments.
Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Dr L Horsfall
13 December 2018
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