Short course: Early Earth Life and Mineral Systems

  • By Leonard
  • November 15, 2017 at 17:28

Tanzania Geological Society (TGS) and the Department of Geology of the University of Dar es Salaam are pleased to announce a short course (geochemistry sub theme) entitled “Early Earth Life and Mineral Systems”

This course will be offered for 3 days at the Department of Geology, University of Dar es Salaam from 5th December 2017 to 7th December 2017.

The course is offered under the support of the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) and the Geochemical Society (GS) - 2017 Outreach Program to Africa.


The facilitator is Prof. Axel Hofmann of the Department of Geology of the University of Johannesburg South Africa. You are all cordially invited.


  • Dr. E. O. Kazimoto -
  • Ernest Mulaya -

Short biography of the presenter
Axel Hofmann is an Associate Professor at the Department of Geology of the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. He holds a doctorate from the University of Mainz in Germany and has worked as a researcher and lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare, Wits University in Johannesburg and the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban.
His main interest and expertise is centred on the Archaean geological record of southern Africa. His research emphasizes the importance of field work and the usage of an integrated suite of petrological and geochemical tools in order to decipher the geological history of Archaean volcano-sedimentary successions. Research is undertaken at the interface between geology, geochemistry and geobiology, utilizing analytical equipment for in-situ trace element geochemistry, geochronology and (non-traditional) stable isotope geochemistry at the micro- and nano-scale, for the understanding of Archaean surface processes, early life and sediment-hosted mineral deposits.
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