ECTS credits: 8
Level of course: PhD course
Semester/quarter: Monday, 12 June – Friday, 23 June 2023
Preparatory reading of textbook: Approx. 40 hours.
Hours per week during two weeks on-site work: approx 45/per week. Monday, 12 June – Friday, 23 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
Total hours workload: 230
Capacity limits: 10
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.
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)
Lecturers from Aarhus University
Professor Inge S. Fomsgaard (course coordinator)
Laboratory Technician Bente Laursen; PhD student Ida KL Andersen; postdoc Jawameer Hama.
Mass spectrometry specialist, Sciex; Chromatography specialist, Phenomenex,
Type of course/teaching methods: Lectures, practical exercises
Literature: Study material will be shipped to the participating students not later than 15 May.
Course homepage: None
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.
Provider: Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University
Special comments on this course:
The course venue is Research Centre Flakkebjerg, situated in Southwest Zealand, 10 km south of Slagelse (100 km west of Copenhagen). Complete address:
Department of Agroecology, Research Centre Flakkebjerg, Forsøgsvej 1,
DK-4200 Slagelse, Denmark, Telephone Inge S. Fomsgaard:+45 22 28 33 99.
Accommodation will be at OnlySleep, Trafikcenter Alle 2-4, DK-4200 Slagelse.
Comments from participants in our 2022 course
Time: Monday, 12 June – Friday, 23 June 2023
Place: Aarhus University, Department of Agroecology, Forsøgsvej 1, DK-4200 Slagelse, Denmark
Deadline for registration and payment: 1 April 2023. Maximum number of participants: 1o. First come, first served. Please register at https://www.conferencemanager.dk/hands-on-2023
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