Adeline Cojean


Office room number 132
Bernoullistrasse 30
4056 Basel

Office phone
+41 (0)61 207 36 29

Research Interests

I am trained as an analytical chemist and chemical oceanographer with a strong interest of biogeochemistry cycles of different elements (e.g., nitrogen, iron…) in aquatic environment.

My PhD project aims at a better understanding of the sedimentary nitrogen cycling and associated microbial community dynamics in the Lake Lugano South Basin, Switzerland, with particular focus on links to other element cycles (e.g., Fe)


Since November 2014: PhD candidate at the Aquatic and Stable Isotope in the group of Lehmann (University of Basel, Switzerland)

  • 2012-2014: Master’s Degree of Chemistry of the Marine Environment (Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer (IUEM) of Plouzané, France)

  • 2012: Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (University of Brest (UBO), France)
  • 2009: Scientific Baccalaureate, 2.1 (Lycée Auguste Pavie, France)

Professional experience

  • January-June 2014: Internship at the University of Otago, Dunedin (New-Zealand). Understanding the sources and pathways of iron along the Otago Shelf region. (Sylvia Sander,

  • January-February 2013: Internship at the “Centre de documentation, de recherche et d'expérimentations sur les pollutions accidentelles des eaux (Cèdre)”, Brest (France). Establishment of a method for quantifying hydroxyl PAHs in fish bile with in situ derivatization, stir bar sorptive extraction (SBSE) and GC/MS/MS analysis. (GUYOMARCH Julien,