We are pleased to announce that the application just opened for the 1st international Summer School on High-resolution chemical imaging of solutes in soils and sediments. The Summer School will be held between September 12th and 17th, 2019 at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria.
The aim of this Summer School is to teach the theoretical background and practical application of two-dimensional solute visualisation techniques, which allow for multi-analyte visualization of a broad range of solute parameters (metal(loid)s, oxyanions, O2, pH, enzyme activity) in soils (e.g. rhizosphere) and sediments at high spatial (µm-mm) and temporal resolution (min-h).
This summer school is the first to teach the theory and application of a set of state-of-the-art solute imaging techniques. Our teacher team brings together leading chemical imaging method developers, who will pass on their expertise to a small group of PhD students and young Postdocs (max. 20 participants). The intense lab week in September 2019 is complemented by literature work before and a report on the lab work after the lab course.
Our teaching team consists of:
- Dr. William Bennet (Assistant Prof., Univ. Southern Denmark)
- Dr. Christoph Höfer (Postdoctoral Researcher, ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
- Dr. Klaus Koren (Assistant Prof., Aarhus University, Denmark)
- · Dr. Niklas Lehto (Senior Lecturer, Lincoln University New Zealand)
- Dr. Bahar S. Razavi (Assistant Prof., Kiel University, Germany)
- Prof. Pavel Tlustoš (Prof., Czech University of Life Sciences)
- Dr. Jakob Santner (Senior Scientist, University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Vienna)
The techniques covered in this course are:
- Diffusive equilibration in thin films (DET) and chemical analysis using colorimetric methods
- Diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT) and chemical analysis using laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICPMS) and colorimetric methods
- Planar optodes (luminescence based sensing)
- Zymography (enzyme activity mapping)
We encourage all interested PhD students and early-career Postdocs to apply and to be part of this unique hands-on learning experience. We are looking forward to intense lab work, inspiring scientific discussions and a lot of fun in and around the lab.
For further information and application details, please refer to our Summer School Homepage: https://dgt2019.boku.ac.at/soluteimaging/
In case of other questions related to course details and registration please us the following email: soluteimaging2019-at-boku.ac.at
Christoph Hoefer (ETH Zürich) and Jakob Santner (BOKU Vienna), on behalf of the teaching and organising team.