PLS0086 GC-MS analysis of volatiles, 3.0 Credits
No Level Indicated
Pass / Failed
The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.
The course is intended for PhD students in chemical ecology, analytical chemistry, ecology or related fields.
After completion of the course, the students should:
- Understand combined gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC-MS)
- Know how to prepare and handle samples of volatile substances
- Know the possibilities and limitations of quantitative analysis with GC-MS
The course contains a combination of lectures, workshops and practical exercises.
The lectures will cover sample preparation and practical considerations when analysing volatile compounds.
The practical hands-on parts of the course will cover sample preparation and the use of GC-MS, utilising the analytical instrumentation at Chemical Ecology, Plant Protection Biology, Swedish University of Agriculture, Alnarp.
The course has a practical focus on hands-on laboratory exercises, while also containing major elements of lectures and student-run workshops.
The course is scheduled full time for one week. Generally, there are lectures in the mornings (ca 9-12), followed by workshops or practical laboratory exercises in the afternoons (ca 13-17). The last day is reserved for student presentations/examinations.
The students will be continuously examined throughout the practical moments of the course. All students are required to present their results from the workshops and practical exercises, and to discuss each other’s results.
Department of Plant Protection Biology