V.M. Goldschmidt Award (GS)

Awarded during plenary on Wednesday 16th August

2017 V.M. Goldschmidt Award. The V. M. Goldschmidt Award is made for major achievements in geochemistry or cosmochemistry, consisting of either a single outstanding contribution, or a series of publications that have had great influence on the field. The award will normally be given annually at the V. M. Goldschmidt Conference. More info

Jill Banfield Awarded to: Jill Banfield
Abstract: Genome-Resolved Metagenomics as a Foundation for Understanding of Biogeochemistry
Medal lecture in:
Session 21a at 09:45 in Amphithéâtre Bordeaux on Thursday 17th

Jill Banfield, professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California, Berkeley, will receive the 2017 V. M. Goldschmidt Award this summer. The Goldschmidt Award recognizes major achievements in geochemistry or cosmochemistry consisting of either a single outstanding contribution or a series of publications that have had great influence on the field. Prof. Banfield studies the structure, metabolic potential and functioning of natural microbial communities in sediments, soil, water, biofilms and animals. She develops and applies new methods in molecular geomicrobiology and microbial ecology. She also studies nanoparticle formation and the behavior of nanoparticles and clay minerals in the natural environment (nanogeoscience).