My current PhD research is looking at volatile organic compounds and other trace gasses in the Martian atmosphere to determine if their origin is biotic by utilising both microbes, such as methanogens, as models of biogenic methane (and its by-products) production, and the NOMAD spectroscopy instrument currently aboard the Trace Gas Orbiter.
Biosignatures in the solar system (2018-12-01)
Slade, David; Price, Alex; Hamp, Rachael and Ramkissoon, Nisha
The Biochemist, 40(6) (pp. 6-9)
The Study of Microbial Survival in Extraterrestrial Environments Using Low Earth Orbit and Ground-Based Experiments (2018-10)
Olsson-Francis, Karen; Ramkissoon, Nisha K.; Price, Alex B.; Slade, David J.; Macey, Michael C. and Pearson, Victoria K.
In: Gurtler, Volker and Trevors, Jack T. eds. Microbiology of Atypical Environments. Methods in Microbiology (pp. 27-65)
ISBN : 978-0-12-814604-0 | Publisher : Elsevier