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





Rebekah was trained in Geoscience and now uses techniques developed by geochemists to explore essential and toxic metals in biological systems.

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

She is also currently one of the ESE Postdoc Reps (Sept. 2017-present) so please get in touch with her if you have any queries or ideas about the Post Doctorate experience in the department.

The main focus of her 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, she also collaborated with medical researchers to investigate Zn in breast cancer.



  • 14th Zinc Network Meeting - Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Poster prize for: The potential of coupled Zn concentration and stable isotope analyses of blood serum and urine for assessing Zn status. 2019.
  • 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.


  • Training of PhD students and postdocs in clean laboratory techniques and MC-ICP-MS.
  • 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, Rehkaemper M, Kreissig K, et al., 2018, Determination of major and trace element variability in healthy human urine by ICP-QMS and specific gravity normalisation, Rsc Advances, Vol:8, ISSN:2046-2069, Pages:38022-38035

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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