EUGLOH Summer School on Large-Scale Facilities for Global Health

Opportunities, Project Writing and Career Orientation
Date
29 Jun 2020 — 02 Jul 2020
Location
Online
Target Group
Students (from undergraduates to PhDs), postdoctoral and senior scientists from the five EUGLOH universities
Host
Université Paris-Saclay, France

Large-scale facilities offer unique opportunities to explore materials and living matter. It is sometimes difficult to grasp to what extent these facilities can be valuable to solve scientific issues related to global health. With this in mind, the EUGLOH Alliance is organizing a 4-day intensive course on large-scale facilities (SOLEIL synchrotron, MAX IV synchrotron and ELI-ALPS laser centre) to raise awareness of students and staff on the possibilities of facilities that contribute to the European research landscape. In depth overview of career opportunities, operations, techniques and applications (biomedical and environmental) of these light sources will be given. The last two days of the school will be dedicated to practical sessions to apply for beamtime allocation.

  • Programme

    Please note that all times refer to Central European Time

    Monday June 29, 2020
    9:00 - 9:10 Welcome by Scientific Director of Life Sciences at SOLEIL synchrotron, Andrew Thompson
    9:10 - 9:30 Introduction of the school by organizers, Slavka Kascakova from Université Paris-Saclay and Matthieu Réfrégiers from SOLEIL synchrotron
    9:30 - 10:00 History of synchrotron light. Presentation of SOLEIL synchrotron (France)
    Stefan Kubsky, SOLEIL synchrotron, France

    Utility of synchrotron light for society: Research on the COVID-19
    10:00 - 10:30 SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: What have we learned so far?
    Joakim Esbjornsson, Lund University, Sweden
    10:30 - 11:00 COVID-19 under the synchrotron light
    Leonard Chavas, SOLEIL synchrotron, France
    11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break & Socializing
    11:30 - 12:00 Presentation of MAX IV synchrotron (Sweden)
    Marjolein Thunnissen, MAX IV synchrotron, Sweden
    12:00 - 12:30 Presentation of ELI-ALPS (Hungary)
    Dimitris Charalambidis, ELI-ALPS, Hungary
    12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break
    Illustrated applications of these light sources in Biomedical Research
    14:00 - 14:30 X-ray microCT tomography in Biology
    Timm Weitkamp, SOLEIL synchrotron, France
    14:30 - 15:00 Antibiotic resistant bacteria under UV light
    Muriel Masi, Université Paris-Saclay, France
    15:00 - 15:30 Diagnosis of Wilson disease by X-ray fluorescence
    Slavka Kascakova, Université Paris-Saclay, France
    16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break & Socializing
    16:30 - 17:00 XRF imaging of pancreatic islets to explore disease mechanism in diabetes
    Jens Lagerstedt, Lund University, LINXS, Sweden
    17:00 - 17:30 Biomedical research in large laser facilities
    Katalin Hideghéty, ELI-ALPS Laser Center, Hungary
    17:30 - 18:00 Toward radiooncological application of laser based technology
    Katalin Hideghéty, ELI-ALPS Laser Center, Hungary
    Tuesday June 30, 2020
    Illustrated applications of these light sources in Food and Environmental Science
    9:30 - 10:00 X-ray fluorescence imaging and spectroscopy in food and environmental science
    Camille Rivard, INRAE, SOLEIL synchrotron, France
    10:00 - 10:30 Enzymatic activity for green chemistry with UV and infrared light
    Frédéric Jamme, SOLEIL synchrotron, France
    10:30 - 11:00 Synchrotron radiation brings a new light on food flavour mechanism
    Francis Canon, INRAE, France
    11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break & Socializing
    11:30 - 12:00 X-ray tomography for adaptation of trees to global warming
    Eric Badel, INRAE, France
    12:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
    14:00 - 14:30 Career orientation: Overview of professional opportunities in large-scale facilities
    Garance Aubry, SOLEIL synchrotron, France
    14:30 - 15:30 Networking with people of different professions working in SOLEIL synchrotron, France
    Céline Lory (Industrial Liaison Officer)
    Stefan Kubsky (Surface Lab Manager)
    Franck Wien (Beamline Scientist)
    Gabriel David (Responsible for Biosafety issues)
    Hernan-Gabriel Pais (Coordinator)
    15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break & Socializing
    16:00 - 17:00 Interested by an experiment at a large-scale facility? Practical information on the procedure of access will be given with remote access control on a crystallography beamlines.
    Matthieu Réfrégiers, SOLEIL synchrotron, France
    Marjolein Thunnissen, MAX IV synchrotron, Sweden
    Zita Varadi, ELI-ALPS Laser Center, Hungary
    17:00 - 18:00 Virtual tour of large-scale facilities
    Wednesday July 1, 2020
    Practical sessions on writing proposal application for synchrotron beamtime
    Divya Madhavan, CentraleSupélec, Université Paris-Saclay, France
    Daniel Graziadei, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
    9:30 - 12:30 Practical session (Part 1/4)
    - How to write as a serious scientist
    - How to convey an idea
    - How to synthesize a flow of ideas
    12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break
    14:00 - 18:00 Practical session (Part 2/4)
    - What is the art of persuasion and why is it important to science?
    - Thinking about a proposal for large-scale facilities and how to portray it convincingly
    - Discussion on the informal art of persuasion
    Thursday July 2, 2020
    19:30 - 12:30 Practical session (Part 3/4)
    - Assignment feedback (on the overnight assignment) in breakout sessions with a feedback template
    - Review (+ open questions)
    12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break
    14:00 - 16:00 Practical session (Part 4/4)
    - How to do an accuracy read
    - How to give written feedback on a paper
    - Peer-to-peer accuracy read
    - Feedback
    16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break & Socializing
    16:30 - 18:00 Assessment of what has been learnt so far and general discussion and feedback on the summer schoolAssessment of what has been learnt so far and general discussion and feedback on the summer school
    Slavka Kascakova, Université Paris-Saclay, France
    Matthieu Réfrégiers, SOLEIL synchrotron, France
  • Registration

    Registration is open at: https://admin-sphinx.u-psud.fr/v4/s/0748k0

    Registration deadline: May 31, 2020

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