Welcome to Fundamentals of Glass Crystallization and Formation of Transparent Glass-Ceramics

Description:Understanding the nature and kinetics of crystallization remains an active scientific problem, as it both affects the glass-forming ability of molten liquids and the propensity for glasses to partially crystallize and form glass-ceramics. For the planned Ph.D. course, we will discuss the fundamentals of nucleation and crystal growth in glasses and liquids, including both theory, modeling, and experimental studies. We will cover the compositional and structural effects on crystallization kinetics, as elucidated from advanced in situ characterization tools. We will also focus on the formation and structure-property relations of transparent glass ceramics (TGCs). TGCs with minimized scattering loss offer the combined characteristics of both glasses and ceramics, with a wide range of applications from optics to photonics. We discuss the recent advances in both conventional and emerging fabrication methods and review the current and future applications of TGCs. Several distinguished lecturers will be invited to present their recent progress in these fields. The students will read some specified literature and do some assignments from lecturers through group work.

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

Lectures: External Speakers

ECTS: 3.0

Time: August 26-28, 2019

Place: Deparment of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University (AAU), Fredrik Bajers Vej 7H, DK-9220 Aalborg, Denmark

City: Aalborg Denmark

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

Deadline: August 5th, 2019
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 Microbial ecology in wastewater treatment and bioenergy systems based on the new comprehensive full-length 16S rRNA gene reference databases

Description: The course covers aspects of microbial ecology in wastewater treatment and bioenergy systems, with focus on activated sludge systems and related anaerobic digesters. Special focus is on the use of the new comprehensive MiDAS reference databases of full-length 16S rRNA genes for identification and classification of hitherto unknown microbes. It includes examples related to nitrogen removal, biological phosphate removal, microorganisms involved in foaming, bulking, and microorganisms involved in anaerobic digestion. Furthermore, multivariate statistical tools will be demonstrated in order to gain insights into community composition and dynamics, and temporal or seasonal changes through time series analyses. The course includes lectures, hands-on demonstrations, group exercises/discussions and short student presentations.

Organizer: Prof. Per Halkjær Nielsen, Phone (45) 9940 8503, E-mail: phn@bio.aau.dk
Lecturers: Per Halkjær Nielsen, Morten Dueholm, Marta Nierychlo, Kasper Skytte Andersen, Mads Albertsen Guest lecturers: Tom Curtis, Newcastle University, UK; Rohan Williams, SCELSE, Singapore.

ECTS: 3.0

Time: June 19-21, 2019

Place: Aalborg University, Dept. of Chemistry and Bioscience, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7H, Aalborg (www.bio.aau.dk).
City: Aalborg

Number of seats: AAU: 15, non-AAU: 15

Deadline: May 29th, 2019

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 Hands-on Metagenomics using Oxford Nanopre DNA Sequencing

Description: Microbial communities underpin all processes in the environment and have a directs 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 library preparation and sequencing using the MinION platform. The obtained data is subsequently used for hands-on metagenome assembly, binning and genome annotation.

Organizers: Prof. MSO Mads Albertsen, Email: ma@bio.aau.dk
Lecturers: Søren M. Karst, Rasmus H. Kirkegaard and Mads Albertsen
ECTS: 3.0

Time: May 7-10, 2019

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

City: Aalborg, Denmark

Number of seats: 25

Deadline: April 16, 2019

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.

The course is split in to two parts. The first part (3 days, 2 ECTS) gives an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics and R programming as well as Principal Component Analysis. The second part (3 days, 2 ECTS) is mainly devoted to supervised analysis of multivariate data, including 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: Associate Professor Sergey Kucheryavskiy, E-mail svk@bio.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Sergey Kucheryavskiy

ECTS: 4 (2+2)

Time: May 1-3 (1st part), 6-8 (2nd part), 2019

Place: Section of Chemical Engineering, Aalborg University, campus Esbjerg, Niels Bohrs vej, 8, DK-6700, Esbjerg, Denmark

City: Esbjerg

Deadline: April 10, 2019

Number of seats: >15 (at least 50% from AAU)

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.