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Danish Saroee

Anna Neubeck

Natural Sciences Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor of Geochemistry (Mineralogy, Petrology and Tectonics), Uppsala University

Anna Neubeck is Associate Professor at the Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University.
Her work is highly interdisciplinary, covering subjects such as prebiotic chemistry, microbiology,
geochemistry, petrology, palaeobiology and applied geology. She holds a PhD in Geochemistry
from the Astrobiology Graduate School at Stockholm University. She has a vocational degree in
graphic design from Pekka Halonen Academy in Finland and has a broad interest in art and research,
which is evident through her exhibited artwork on microscopy photography. Her research is mainly
in the field of isotope geochemistry, but she has also worked on petrology, microbiology and applied

Neubeck has published several articles in high-ranking international journals, such as the Journal of
and PLOS One, and is a leading editor of a Springer book on prebiotic chemistry. She
received a Crafoord Stipend in 2018 and is currently externally funded by The Swedish Research
Council for research on nickel isotopes. She is a member of SRS, the Swedish Space Researchers
Cooperation Group, and PI for a research group working on microbe-mineral interaction in lava caves
as an analog to Martian environments.

At SCAS, Neubeck will work on nickel as a catalyst for synthesis of organic compounds in space.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2020-21.