Ny sökning
PLS0081

Analysmetoder inom kemisk ekologi

The course contains a combination of lectures, workshops and practical exercises.



The lectures will cover methods of extraction of organic compounds, such as aeration, SPE, SPME and choices of organic solvents, as well as chromatography techniques such as liquid chromatography and gas chromatography. Modern identification methods in chemical ecology, including HR-GC/MS and MS/MS will be covered.



The practical parts are a mix of workshops, covering for example interpretation of electron impact mass spectra, and preparation-and-analysis of samples using the analytical instrumentation at Chemical Ecology, Plant Protection Biology, Swedish University of Agriculture, Alnarp.



The course has a practical focus with hands-on laboratory exercises, while also containing major elements of lectures and student-run workshops.

Kursplan

PLS0081 Analysmetoder inom kemisk ekologi, 6,0 Hp

Ämnen

Biologi

Utbildningens nivå

Forskarnivå

Förkunskapskrav

The course is intended for PhD students in chemical ecology, analytical chemistry, ecology or related fields. Postdocs and M.Sc. students are also welcome.

Mål

After completion of the course, the students should:

-Have a good practical knowledge of methods for sampling of organic

compounds

-Understand gas chromatography and liquid chromatography analytical techniques

-Have a good practical knowledge how to choose methods, columns and detectors for chromatographic separations

-Understand different methods for identification of organic compounds

-Have a good practical knowledge how to identify and quantify organic compounds with GC-MS

Innehåll

The course contains a combination of lectures, workshops and practical exercises.



The lectures will cover methods of extraction of organic compounds, such as aeration, SPE, SPME and choices of organic solvents, as well as chromatography techniques such as liquid chromatography and gas chromatography. Modern identification methods in chemical ecology, including HR-GC/MS and MS/MS will be covered.



The practical parts are a mix of workshops, covering for example interpretation of electron impact mass spectra, and preparation-and-analysis of samples using the analytical instrumentation at Chemical Ecology, Plant Protection Biology, Swedish University of Agriculture, Alnarp.



The course has a practical focus with hands-on laboratory exercises, while also containing major elements of lectures and student-run workshops.

Examinationsformer och fordringar för godkänd kurs

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.

Ytterligare information

The course is scheduled full time for two weeks (minus the last Friday). 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.



Apply by sending an email to the course leader no later than 15 June.

Ansvarig institution/motsvarande

Institutionen för Växtskyddsbiologi