Level of course: PhD course
Time of year: Monday 8 June – Friday 19 June 2020
No. of contact hours/hours in total incl. preparation, assignment(s) or the like: Total hours workload: 230 – Preparatory reading of textbook: Approx. 40 hours. Hours per week during two weeks on-site work: approx 45/per week. Monday 8 June – Friday 19 June: Long and intensive days, - part of the exercises will take place in the evening to assure that all participants have plenty of hands-on time. Report writing: Approx. 100 hours
Capacity limits: 12
Objectives of the course:
Advanced tools such as liquid or gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry are necessary tool in the research into small molecules, either phytochemicals with defense or health properties, environmental contaminants such as pesticides or primary metabolites that can be affected by the presence of other bioactive compounds. The objective of the course is to teach the participant the theoretical background as well as the practical use of these tools for quantitative analysis as well as for identification. The course will take place in a well-equipped laboratory at Aarhus University, Research Centre Flakkebjerg, DK-4200 Slagelse, Denmark. LC-MSMS, LCMS-QTRAP, LC-TOF, GC-TOF instruments will be available for the students during the course and our experienced staff will provide instruction on the use of the equipment as well as practical techniques for the preparation of samples.
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Learning outcomes and competences:
At the end of the course, the student is able to:
The course is constructed as follows:
The course is for PhD students (in special individual cases master students with already planned PhD projects can be given access)
Name of lectures:
From Aarhus University:
Associate professor Inge S. Fomsgaard (course coordinator) http://pure.au.dk/portal/en/persons/id(286ea173-7565-4768-86a7-c97182c4081f).html
Laboratory Technicians Bente Laursen, Kirsten Heinrichson, Claudia Jensen; PhD students Bina Bhattarai, Kourosh Hooshmand, Hamidreza Ardalani, Hossein Hazrati.
Mass spectrometry specialist, Sciex; Chromatography specialist, Phenomenex.
Type of course/teaching methods:
Lectures, practical exercises
Study material will be shipped to the participating students not later than 15 May 2020.
Elaboration of a 30- to 40-page report on the practical exercises. The report is assessed as "passed" or "not passed". Presence at a minimum of 90% of theoretical and practical lessons is required to obtain the course diploma.
Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University
Special comments on this course:
Lab days will include Saturday 13 June 2020. Sunday will be off.
Accommodation will be at OnlySleep, Trafikcenter Alle 2-4, DK-4200 Slagelse.
Comments from participants in our 2019 course:
Monday 8 June – Friday 19 June 2020
Aarhus University, Department of Agroecology, Forsøgsvej 1, DK-4200 Slagelse, Denmark
The course venue is Research Centre Flakkebjerg, situated in Southwest Zealand, 10 km south of Slagelse (100 km west of Copenhagen). Complete address:
Research Centre Flakkebjerg
Department of Agroecology
Tel: +45 87 15 81 92
Direct telephone number to Inge S. Fomsgaard (+45 87 15 82 12 or +45 22 28 33 99).
Deadline for registration and payment: 15 March 2020. Maximum number of participants: 12. First come, first served. Please register at https://events.au.dk/Hands-on-2020.
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