Martin Jarenmark

Research Engineer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Geology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Geosciences, Multidisciplinary


Molecular paleontology aims at elucidating the origin, evolution and characteristics of ancient species, preserved in the fossil record, using chemical and spectrometric methods to extract molecular information on biomolecules present in the organisms while they were alive. Together with the principal investigator Johan Lindgren I am responsible for setting up and running the new molecular paleontology laboratory at the Department of Geology. My work includes production of both synthetic and biological reference materials as well as chemical analysis of fossil speciemens. The main techniques used are standard chemical methods including extractions, chromatography, crystallizations as well as various analytical techniques such as NMR and IR spectrospcopy.

Recent research outputs

Lindgren, J., Sjövall, P., Thiel, V., Zheng, W., Ito, S., Wakamatsu, K., Hauff, R., Kear, B. P., Engdahl, A., Alwmark, C., Eriksson, M. E., Jarenmark, M., Sachs, S., Ahlberg, P. E., Marone, F., Kuriyama, T., Gustafsson, O., Malmberg, P., Thomen, A., Rodríguez-Meizoso, I. & 3 othersPer Uvdal, Ojika, M. & Mary H. Schweitzer, 2018, In : Nature. 564, 7736, p. 359-365 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Martin Jarenmark, Carlström, G., Fredin, L. A., Hedberg Wallenstein, J., Doverbratt, I., Abrahamsson, M. & Petter Persson, 2016 Mar 21, In : Inorganic Chemistry. 55, 6, p. 3015-3022 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hedberg Wallenstein, J., Fredin, L. A., Martin Jarenmark, Abrahamsson, M. & Petter Persson, 2016, In : Dalton Transactions. 45, 29, p. 11723-11732 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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