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Gilad Antler

Gilad Antler

Research Student

Downing Street

Office Phone: +44 (0) 1223 333464


  Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated by nature and the riddles it poses for us human beings. I was born and raised in the city of Beer Sheva, in the desert of the Negev, south Israel. Growing up in the desert has had a huge impact on me: where geological features are amplified by the lack of significant vegetation, where the ecosystem is teeming with life despite the less than 200mm precipitation per year and where the stars  shine brightly in the clear night sky. 

  Years later I applied for a B.Sc follow by M.Sc in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences in Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.  I found out that one of greatest challenges of our time is understanding the coupling between land, air and sea, and the way biological, physical and chemical processes interact  together to form the Earth as we know it.

  Nowadays, I am working on my Ph.D at the Department of Earth Sciences in the University of Cambridge.  As part of my research,  I am studying the mechanism of bacterial sulfate reduction using sulfur and oxygen stable isotopes in marine and  near-marine environments. The results will allow for a better understanding of the sulfur cycle and ultimately could contribute to the understanding of other important biogeochemical cycles such as carbon and iron. 

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