Imperial College London

Dr. Rebekah E. T. Moore

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Associate



+44 (0)20 7594 7140r.moore13




Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






I was trained in Geoscience and now use techniques developed by geochemists to explore essential metals in biological systems.

I work in the MAGIC metal-free clean laboratory to isolate metals from tissues for high precision stable isotope analysis. I am currently investigating the uptake of cadmium in plants, using Multiple Collector Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry.

I am also currently one of the ESE Postdoc Reps.

The main focus of my PhD was investigating the potential of high precision stable isotope analysis to understand the metabolism of essential metals (e.g. Zn, Cu, Fe) in the human body. Although mainly focusing on Zn metabolism in the healthy state, I also collaborated with medical researchers to investigate Zn in breast cancer.


  • The 19th Biennial National Atomic Spectroscopy Symposium -  St. Mary's University, London. 2018
  • European Conference on Nanofilms 2018 - Cranfield University - special session talk title: Zinc isotopes as a possible biomarker for breast cancer.
  • Launch of Cancer Research Center of Excellence - Imperial College London. 2017
  • 32nd International SEGH conference - Brussels. 2016 - poster title: High precision zinc stable isotope analysis of biological reference materials.
  • 11th Annual Zinc Meeting - Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. 2015
  • Geochemistry Group Research in Progress Meeting 2015 -NOC, Southampton. Talk title: Understand human diseases using trace metal stable isotope analysis.
  • Parkinson's UK Research Conference - York. 2014
  • Imperial Graduate School Technical Presentation Fishbowl course 2014. Talk title: Metal isotopes and human diseases.
  • Oxford Geology Group Colloquium, Young Geoscientist Competition 2014. Talk title: The role of metal isotopes in human diseases.
  • Geochemistry Group Annual Research in Progress Meeting 2014 - Milton Keynes. Poster title: Understand human diseases using trace metal stable isotope analysis.


  • Teaching Assistant for ESE undergraduate modules (Solid Earth Geochemistry and Climate). 2013-2017
  • Workshops for Global Summer School, Imperial College London. 2015-2017
  • UNIQ summer school - laboratory practical and tutorial. 2014




Moore RET, Larner F, Coles BJ, et al., 2017, High Precision Zinc Stable Isotope Measurement of Certified Biological Reference Materials Using the Double Spike Technique and Multiple Collector-ICP-MS, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Vol:409, ISSN:1618-2642, Pages:2941-2950

Archer C, Andersen MB, Cloquet C, et al., 2017, Inter-calibration of a proposed new primary reference standard AA-ETH Zn for zinc isotopic analysis, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, Vol:32, ISSN:0267-9477, Pages:415-419

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