Literature review, training in geochemical and microbiological analytical techniques and thermodynamic modelling, pilot low temperature experiments at both ambient and elevated pressure, presentation at a UK conference
Core experimentation assessing role of mechanochemistry on key subglacial biogeochemical reactions and community composition, linked to thermodynamic modelling. Further training in molecular biology techniques. Preparation of first manuscript, and presentation at a conference.
Final experiments, data analysis, writing up thesis, preparation of second manuscript.
Completion of thesis, preparation of further manuscripts.