Curriculum Vitae Maria del Carmen Igarza Tagle

Education

Since 10/2014PhD candidate

Research Group for Marine Geochemistry (ICBM-MPI Bridging Group)
Institute for Chemistry and Biologie of the Marine Environment (ICBM), University of Oldenburg

2010 - 2012Master Program in Marine Sciences
Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University (UPCH), Lima, Perú
Thesis: Recent sedimentary organic matter from Peruvian Continental Margin: preservation mechanism and paleoceanographic applications
2004 - 2008Undergraduate Program on Biological Sciences with major in Hydrobiology and Fisheries
National University of San Marcos (UNMSM), Lima, Perú
Thesis: Recent sedimentary organic matter from the Peruvian Margin (Tumbes 03°45.01’S – 81°07.29’W – San Juan 15°04.75’S – 75°44.00’W): its origin an preservation

Internships

01-03/2012
09-10/2011
 

Institut de Sciences de la Terre d'Orléans (ISTO), Université d'Orléans, France
Training in global and molecular geochemistry techniques like Rock-Eval pyrolysis and GCMS analysis (Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry) for the study of organic matter in marine sediments

08/2011

Guest Scientist SFB 754 (Climate - Biogeochemical Interactions in the Tropic Ocean), Universität Kiel, Germany
Training in 14C dating techniques of marine organic matter

05-06/2009Organic Petrography Laboratory, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Training in organic petrography techniques (palynofacies analysis) for the study of organic matter in marine sediments
01-04/2009
01-04/2008

Marine Geology Laboratory, Peruvian Sea Institute, Callao, Perú
Training in geological sampling, stratigraphy of marine sediment cores, organic matter analysis, grain size and chemical measurements in marine sediments

10-12/2008Departmen of Geosciences, Vertebrate Palaeontology Division Natural History Museum, Lima, Perú
Training in the study of fossil samples from marine vertebrates

Work experience / Projects

03-07 2014 

Teacher at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Undergraduate Programme and Graduate Programme in Marine Sciences

08/2013-
08/2014
Analist at Instituto del Mar del Perú (IMARPE)
Marine Geology Laboratory
2010-2013

Research assistant in LMI PALEOTRACES project (Tropical Paleoclimatology: tracers and variability)
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD, France). Institutions involved: University of Antofagasta (Antofagasta, Chile), Universidade Federal Fluminense (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Development of master thesis, participation in scientific meetings of the project and two internships in France at the Institut de Sciences de la Terre d’Orléans (ISTO) (France).