Welcome to Hands-on Metagenomics using Oxford Nanopore DNA Sequencing


Description: Microbial communities underpin all processes in the environment and have a direct impact on human health. However, despite their importance, only a tiny fraction of the millions of different microbes is known. This is mainly due to the immense difficulties of cultivating microbes from natural systems in the laboratory.

In this course, the participants will learn to use the Oxford Nanopore MinION DNA sequencer combined with metagenome binning techniques in order to recover individual genomes from complex metagenomes. Hence, overcoming the cultivation bias directly.

The course includes hands-on DNA extraction, library preparation, and sequencing using the MinION platform. The obtained data is subsequently used for hands-on metagenome assembly, binning and genome annotation.


Organizer: Associate Professor Mads Albertsen, e-mail: ma@bio.aau.dk

Lecturers: Post doc Søren M. Karst, Post doc Rasmus H. Kirkegaard and Associate Professor Mads Albertsen

ECTS: 3

Time: 1-4 May 2018

Place: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7H, Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: 
Aalborg Øst

Number of seats: 25 (successful participants will be notified by April 3, 2018)

Deadline: 30 March 2018 


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Welcome to Anaerobic Digestion for the Production of Biogas and Biochemicals


Description: Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a state-of-the-art bioprocess using mixed microbial cultures to convert (waste) biomass into valuable products such as biogas or intermediates that can be used for biochemical production. The PhD course will give newest insights into microbiology and bioprocess engineering aspects of AD that can be applied for optimization of AD by increasing product yields and tailoring the process to new biomass feedstock and products. The course is targeted for PhD students, researchers and employees from industries working on AD processes.



Organizer: Associate Professor Hinrich Uellendahl, e-mail: hu@bio.aau.dk


Lecturers: Associate Professor Peter Westermann, Professor Birgitte K. Ahring, Associate Professor Cristiano Varrone, Assistant Professor Zsófía Kádár, Post doc Federico Micolucci, and Associate Professor Hinrich Uellendahl

ECTS: 3

Time: 28 May - 1 June 2018

Place: Aalborg University Copenhagen

Zip code: 
2450

City: 
Copenhagen SV

Number of seats: 20 (5 from AAU, 5 from other Danish Universities, 10 from abroad)

Deadline: 21 May 2018


Important information concerning PhD courses We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Welcome to Introduction to Multivariate Data Analysis


Description: Modern laboratory equipment produces huge amounts of experimental data — spectral vectors with hundreds of wavelengths, microarrays, gene expression data, sensors, multi-channel images and many others. Even conventional measurements may end up with tens of variables. Such data represent a wealth of potential information but usually only a part of it relates to a problem of interest. This course teaches how to extract problem-dependent information from multivariate data. The practical part of the course assuming using R for calculations and visualization of results.

This course is split in two parts: first part (2 days, 1 ECTS) gives an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics and R programming. The second part (3 days, 3 ECTS) is mainly devoted to analysis of multivariate data, including exploratory analysis, regression and validation, preprocessing and variable selection as well as classification.

In each part lectures are supplemented with a suite of real life examples and exercises as well as assignments, with which students will try the discussed methods by solving various data analysis problems. To complete the course, participants have to work on three mini-projects and submit their results in form of reports within 2-3 month after the main part if finished. 

Organizer and lecturer: Associate Professor Sergey Kucheryavskiy, e-mail:  svk@bio.aau.dk


ECTS: 4 (1+3)

Time: 28 May to 1 June, 2018

Place: Section of Chemical Engineering, Aalborg University, campus Esbjerg, Niels Bohrs vej, 8

Zip code: 
6700

City: 
Esbjerg, Denmark

Number of seats: 15 (at least 7-10 from AAU)

Deadline: 7 May 2018


Important information concerning PhD courses We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Welcome to Surface and Interfacial Chemistry of Disordered Solids


Description: Understanding and tailoring the chemistry and properties of surfaces is of paramount importance for a range of material applications, including those of disordered or partially disordered solids such as glasses, glass-ceramics, amorphous graphene oxide, photocatalysts, and cements. Moreover, development of new approaches to customize surface and interfacial behaviors is critical for advancing this class of materials. For the planned Ph.D. course, we will introduce fundamental studies of surface chemistry, properties, and methods for modifying or characterizing surfaces of disordered solids, including glasses, functional coatings, sizing, amorphous thin films, and amorphous interfaces. Both experimental and computational studies will be included. We will especially focus on surface reactivity, dissolution, and stress corrosion phenomena, including their relation to mechanical properties and applications related to, e.g., bioactivity, harmaceutical packaging, and nuclear waste immobilization. The interface bonding-property relationship in materials will be addressed as well. Several distinguished lecturers will be invited to present their recent progress in these fields. The students will read some specified iterature and do some assignments from lecturers through group work.


Organizers: Professor Yuanzheng Yue, e-mail yy@bio.aau.dk and Professor MSO Morten M. Smedskjær, e-mail: mos@bio.aau.dk

Lecturers: External speakers and organizers


ECTS: 3

Time: 27-29 August 2018

Place: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University (AAU). Fredrik Bajers Vej 7H


Zip code: 
9220

City: 
Aalborg Øst

Number of seats: 25 (15: AAU and 10: Non-AAU)

Deadline: 22 July 2018


Important information concerning PhD courses We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Welcome to Micropollutant Analysis and Emerging Technologies for their Abatement


Description: This intensive and highly specialized PhD course is focused on the new advances in the analysis of water micropollutants and on the emerging technologies for their abatement. Students will learn: (i) the newest analytical methods for detection and identification of water micropollutants also in complex matrices, (ii) how to develop and validate new analytical methods under EU/Danish government certification, (iii) the advantages and the drawbacks of the emerging technologies (e.g. membrane filtration, advanced oxidation processes) for the abatement of water micropolutants, and (iv) how to select the best analytical tools and technological options according to their own context. The course has duration of three days and lectures are given by experts from both the academic and the industrial environment. After each lecture, the students will do some assignments through group work. 


Organizers: Associate Professor Vittorio Boffa, e-mail: vb@bio.aau.dk, Associate Professor Jens Muff, e-mail: jm@bio.aau.dk, and Associate Professor Morten L. Christensen, e-mail: mlc@bio.aau.dk

Lecturers: Simon Gregersen (sgr@vbmlab.dk, VBM laboratoriet A/S), Giuliana Magnacca (giuliana.magnacca@unito.it, Turin University), Isabel Oller Alberola (isabel.oller@psa.es, Plataforma Solar de Almería-CIEMAT)

ECTS: 3

Time: 27-29 August 2018

Place: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University (AAU), Fredrik Bajers vej 7H 

Zip code: 
9220

City: 
Aalborg Øst

Number of seats: 40

Deadline: 30 June 2018


Important information concerning PhD courses We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.