Medicon Village Astrogeobiology Laboratory


    Infrastructure Details


    AGB Lab


    The laboratory provides the scientific results mainly in the ERC-AdG project ASTROGEOBIOSHPERE and the Wallenberg-funded IMPACT project. The latter project is run by PIs Melvyn Davies, Anders Johansson and Birger Schmitz. The lab is built for dissolving ancient sedimentary rock in order to separate microscopic extraterrestrial minerals.

    Equipment and resources

    Acid leaching facilities, Table SEM-EDS equipment, mineral polishing facilities, optical microscopes.

    Services provided

    Analyses of sedimentary rock, petrographic studies, advanced mineral separation. Mineralogical and chemical analyses of mineral grains.

    Management of the infrastructure

    Supervised by PI Birger Schmitz, daily operation supervised by Fredrik Terfelt.

    UKÄ subject classification

    • Natural Sciences

    Type of infrastructure

    • Equipment
    • Services