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[ANNULÉ] Introduction to Analytics and Metabolomics


CANCELED (8-10 June 2020)


Pauline Fritsch, Dr., DP-Biol, UNINE
Debora Zoia, CUSO MPS, UNIL


Laurent Mène-Saffrané, Dr., UNIFR





This course will provide the participants with the basic concepts on analytics and metabolomics. The course is theoretical and practical.


Mornings: 3 days x 3 hrs lecture "Introduction to analytics and metabolomics". The following topics will be approached:
- Principles of separation - Liquid and gas chromatography
- Principles of detection – Overview of 4 different detectors (DAD, FLD, MS, FID)
- Principles of quantification


Afternoons: 3 days x 4 hrs practical work with the analytical instruments:
- Fatty acid methyl ester analysis by gas chromatography/flame ionization detector
- Tocochromanol analysis by high-performance liquid chromatography/fluorescence
- Data analysis and reporting


Participants are invited to bring vegetable oil that they consumed (0.5 mL in an Eppendorf).
They will be analyzed during the practical part to illustrate the concepts developed during the three seminars.


Day 1 - Date to define
9h00 - 12h00: Seminar - Gas and Gas/liquid chromatography
13h30 - 17h30: Laboratory - HPLC analysis of tocochromanols

Day 2 - Date to define
9h00 - 12h00: Seminar - Detectors
13h30 - 17h30: Laboratory - GC-FID analysis of fatty acid methyl esters

Day 3 - Date to define
9h00 - 12h00: Seminar - Normalization, Quantification, PublicationDetectors
13h30 - 17h30: Laboratory - Calibration curves, detector responses, quantification


PROGRAM & LOCATION: to be confirmed


University of Fribourg, Department of Biology, Rue Albert-Gockel, 3 (PER04 ; 0.111)


The course is organized in collaboration with the Doctoral Program in Organismal Biology of Neuchâtel (DP-Biol).


The course is divided in a theoretical part (mornings) and a practical part (afternoons).Due to limitations in the space for the practical part, there are 12 places for students attending the theoretical and practical part.
Another extra 8 places are available for students who wish to join the theoretical part only.


Course location: To be confirmed



Reimbursements for CUSO MPS Students: Train ticket, 2°class, half-fare from your institution to the place of the activity.
NO reimbursement for your meal expenses.

Reimbursement for DP-Biol Students: please with see with the coordinator Pauline Fritsch.

Reimbursement form attached with original tickets has to be sent to the MPS coordinator Zoia Debora at University of Lausanne, Department of Molecular Plant Biology, Biophore - quartier UNIL-Sorge, 1015 Lausanne.
For any question concerning reimbursement please contact the CUSO MPS coordinator Debora Zoia.


12 places available for the Theoretical + Practical part:
8 places for CUSO MPS student & 4 places for DP-Biol students


8 places available for the Theoretical part ONLY (mornings)


Deadline for Registration: 8 May 2020 - may be extended



Deadline for registration 08.05.2020
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