Dr Giliane Odin

I am a chemist interested in the application of chemistry to other fields research, such as archaeology or paleontology, especially to understand the conservation/degradation processes. I previously worked on pigments but I am now focusing on fossils, studying the “pyrite-disease” or the conservation of colors.


Odin, G.P., Cabaret, T., Belhadj, O., Rouchon, V., 2016. Alterations of fossil-bearing shales (Autun, France; Permian). Part III: Framboïdal pyrite as the origin of damaging efflorecence. Annales de Paléontologie, 102(1), 31-41. DOI: 10.1016/j.annpal.2016.01.001.

Odin, G.P., Vanmeert, F., Farges, F., Gand, G., Janssens, K., Romero Sarmiento, M.F., Steyer, J.S., Vantelon, D., Rouchon, V., 2015b. Alterations of fossil-bearing shales (Autun, France; Permian). Part II: Monitoring artificial and natural ageing by combined use of S and Ca K-edge XANES analysis, Rock-Eval pyrolysis and FTIR analysis. Annales de Paléontologie, 101(3), 225-239. DOI: 10.1016/j.annpal.2015.03.001.

Odin, G.P., Cabaret, T., Mertz, J.D., Menendez, B., Etienne, L., Wattiaux, A., Rouchon, V., 2015a. Alterations of fossil-bearing shales (Autun, France; Permian). Part I: Characterizing iron speciation and its vulnerability to weathering by combined use of Mössbauer spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, porosimetry and permeability measurements. Annales de Paléontologie, 101(2), 75-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.annpal.2015.01.002.

Molina, G., Odin, G.P., Pradell, T., Shortland, A.J., Tite, M.S., 2014. Production technology and replication of lead antimonate yellow glass from New Kingdom Egypt and the Roman Empire. Journal of Archaeological Science, 41, 171-184. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2013.07.030.

Beck, L., Salomon, H., Lahlil, S., Lebon, M., Odin, G.P., Coquinot, Y., Pichon, L., 2012. Non-destructive provenance differentiation of prehistoric pigments by external PIXE. Nuclear Instruments And Methods, 273, 173-177. DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2011.07.068.


2016 – present: Lab manager and postdoctoral researcher at the School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University College Cork (UCC), Ireland.

2015: Postdoctoral researcher, Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC), Paris-France.

2014: PhD, National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), Paris-France.  PhD Thesis: “Experimental study of pyritized specimens : alteration of fossiliferous shales and treatment of lignitized woods”.

2011: MSc (Analytical, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry), UPMC, Paris-France.