NSCPHD1007  Microsensor Analysis in the Environmenal Sciences

Volume 2015/2016


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It is a pleasure to announce the next course on Microsensor Analysis in the Environmental Sciences.

The course is given in even years and has been very popular since its start in 2000, attracting a large number of international applicants.

The course will introduce the participants to state-of-art microenvironmental analysis and to the application of electrochemical and optical microsensor techniques in the environmental sciences. The participants will get a broad overview of techniques and applications during 2-3 days of intensive lecturing by the organizers and invited lecturers, followed up by practical laboratory exercises and demonstrations of microsensor construction, test and calibration. The participants conduct an experimental project over 4-5 days under expert supervision. The course is evaluated via participant presentations and discussion of project results on the last full day of the course.

The participants will also be asked to present their own research via short presentations during the course. More information is available at:


See also last course: www.mbl.ku.dk/mkuhl/microsensor2012/index.html

Learning Outcome

A common positive remark in the course evaluation is the strong focus on giving the participants practical skills and hands-on experience with various microsensor methodology.
Especially, the opportunity to conduct an intensive experimental project over 4-5 days using modern microanalytical tools, in small groups with dedicated supervisors, is mentioned as unique for this PhD course.
In several cases, scientific publications have actually been based on studies/measurements initiated during the course project part and followed up by additional studies later on.


Teaching material will be forwarded to the participants 2-3 weeks before the course.

Applications should contain a brief CV and a short description of research interests and motivation for applying for the course.

Course applications should be forwarded to Michael Kühl before April 15 2014. All applicants will be informed about their course participation around May 1 2014.

Prof. Michael Kühl, Marine Biological Section
Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen
Strandpromenaden 5, DK-3000 Helsingør
Phone: +45 4047 6304. Fax: +45 3532-1951
E-mail: mkuhl@bio.ku.dk

Prof. Niels Peter Revsbech, Microbiology Section
Dept. of Bioscience, Aarhus University
Ny Munkegade Building 1540, DK-8000 Aarhus C.
Phone: +45 8942-3230. Fax: +45 8942-2722
E-mail: revsbech@biology.au.dk
Lectures, practical exercises, projekt work and student presentations
The course fee is 750 EURO covering accommodation and full catering during the course.
Participants must cover their own travel expenses to/from the course.

Below under "Workload" the 92 hours of project work includes 2 hours of presentations by participants.
Type of assessment
Course participation
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 20
  • Practical exercises
  • 40
  • Project work
  • 92
  • Total
  • 152