IMPRS-gBGC workshop 'Analytical Techniques'

Category: Skill course
0.2 CP per course day

This skill course provides insights into different analytical techniques which are applied to resolve key questions in global biogeochemistry and related Earth system sciences. Please do not participate in a course module if you are already familiar with the technique. The modules will give introductions to the methods. They do not address users.


1.  Overview

Date: November-December, 2019
- MPI-BGC, Hans-Knöll-Str. 10
- Institute for Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry (IAAC), seminar room #127, Lessingstr. 8
- Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT), Albert-Einstein-Straße 9
- Trace Gas Analysis and Gas Standard Preparation Flask and Calibration Laboratory (CAL-FCL), Kahlaische Str. 4


2.  Registration

Please register here by October 28 for the modules you are interested in.


3.  Agenda

L = lecture, S = seminar, D = demonstration, P = Practical

Day & TimeTypeContentWho & Where
Friday, Nov, 8 GasLabArmin Jordan (MPI-BGC)
9.00 am - 11.30 amL
  • Principles of trace gas measuring techniques
    • Spectroscopy: laser-optical gas analysers, FTIR, NDIR
    • Chromatography: GC
  • Requirements for high-precision trace gas measurements (Standardisation, quality control)
  • Sampling —> Laboratory analyses
  • Critical consideration of interferences
B0.002 (MPI-BGC)
12.30 pm - 13.30 pmDTour through the Trace Gas Analysis and Gas Standard Preparation Flask and Calibration LaboratoryCAL-FCL (Kahlaische Str. 4)
Monday, Nov 11 IsoLabHeiko Moossen (MPI-BGC)
9.00 am - 11.00 amLIntroduction to stable isotope ratio mass spectrometryB0.002 (MPI-BGC)
11.00 am - 12.00 amDLab tour through the IsoLabA1.019 (MPI-BGC)
Tuesday, Nov 12

 Extraction methods and associated techniques

Molecular Biogeochemistry group (MPI-BGC)
9.00 am - 10.00 amL

Sample processing: Extraction, isolation, purification, and separation

B0.004 (MPI-BGC)
10.00 am - 12.30 pmP

Lab class: Column packing, Column chromatography, Liquid-liquid extraction demo

1.00 pm - 2.30 pmL

Instrumentation: LC, GC, MS; identification and quantification

B0.004 (MPI-BGC)
2.30 pm - 4.00 pmD

Short demonstration: LC, GC, MS

Wednesday, Nov 13

 MS-based metabolomics

Carlos Sanchez-Arcos (IAAC, FSU)
9:00 am - 11.00 amL"LC/GC-MS/Metabolomics" LC/GC-MS Basics, Metabolomics general, data analysisSeminar room #127 (Lessingstr. 8)
11.00 am - 1.00 pmPLab class "LC-Orbitrap analysis" + discussion & transfer of results (group 1)Lab (Lessingstr. 8)
1.00 pm - 3.00 pmPLab class "LC-Orbitrap analysis" + discussion & transfer of results (group 2)Lab (Lessingstr. 8)
Monday, Nov 18 Raman spectroscopyTorsten Frosch (FSU Jena / IPHT)
10.00 am - 12.00 amLRaman spectroscopyB0.004 (MPI-BGC)
1.00 pm - 4.00 pmD, PLab class: Raman gas spectroscopy OR Raman microspectroscopy of mineralsLab (IPHT)
Thursday, Nov 21 14C AnalyticsAxel Steinhof (MPI-BGC)
10.00 am - 11.15 amLIntroduction to Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS)B0.002 (MPI-BGC)
11.30 am - 12.00 amDLab tourC01.005 (MPI-BGC)
Wednesday, Dec 4

 Routine Measurements and Analysis

Ines Hilke, Sonja Rosenlöcher, Birgit Fröhlich (MPI-BGC)
9.00 am - 10.30 amLHow to determine carbon, nitrogen, and other parameters in solid and liquid samples?
  • overview of analytical methods (e.g. elemental analysis, sum parameter analysis, flow injection analysis, and ion chromatography)
  • no limits? - instrumentation, pro and cons of application
B0.002 (MPI-BGC)
11.00 am - 12.00 amDDemonstration of analytical methods and laboratory instrumentsA1.019 (MPI-BGC)
1.00 pm - 4.00 pmPAnalytics of solid and liquid sampleA1.019 (MPI-BGC)

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