International Short Course on Application of Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry to Earth Sciences
– Awarded by EAG grants: Syed AZHARUDDIN (India, 400 euro), Gülin GENÇOĞLU KORKMAZ (Turkey, 400 euro), Ivan RAZUM (Croatia, 400 euro), Sally LAW (Scotland; 400 euro), Federico LUGLI (Italy; 200 euro), Sirio CONSANI (Italy; 200 euro).
– LA-ICP-MS facility access: Raffaele GIORDANO (Italy), Ivan RAZUM (Croatia). One or more accesses will be discussed during the short course.
We are proud to announce the availability of a number of travel grants for PhD students supported by the European Association of Geochemistry. The amount of the grant is 400 euro for students from Foreign Institutions (non-Italian) and 200 euro for students from Italian Institutions. Grants are minded to cover the costs related to travel, foods and stay. Please feel free to contact Maurizio Petrelli for additional details.
We are proud to announce the availability of a travel grant (300 euro) to support the travel and the stay of an Early Career Researcher belonging to the “Associazione Italiana di Geochimica”. Please find more details on the Associazione Italiana di Geochimica website.
Perugia (Italy), 7-8-9/06/2017
We are pleased to announce the second international Short Course on “Application of Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) to Earth Sciences” that will be held in Perugia (Italy) on 7-8-9/06/2017.
The course will focus on the following topics:
• A first sight of LA-ICP-MS: theory and potentials in Earth Sciences;
• Trace element determination of geological matrices;
• Solving petro-volcanological problems through LA-ICP-MS;
• The use of LA-ICP-MS in tephra studies;
• Application of elemental imaging to geological problems.
The course is strongly based on the practical use of LA-ICP-MS, data reduction, and interpretation. Applicants will be trained in the “hands-on” operation equipment, using the two LA-ICP-MS instruments available at the Petro-Volcanology Research Group @ University of Perugia.
Free Access to the LA-ICP-MS facility supported by PVRG research group
A selected number of applicants (3 or 4) will have the opportunity to analyze their data, free of charge (2 or 3 analytical sessions), in the six months following the short course. Selection will be based on the submission of a brief research proposal (max 2 A4 pages) stating: (a) the main focus of the research, (b) the role of LA-ICP-MS and, (c) the expected impact of the research. The awarded attendees are asked to provide an oral presentation during the short course.
Travel Grants supported by the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG)
A selected number of applicants will have also the opportunity to receive an economical support for the travel and the stay in Perugia during the course. The amount of these grants is 400 euro for students from Foreign (non-Italian) Institutions and 200 euro for students from Italian Institutions. Grants are minded to cover the costs related to travel, foods and stay. The evaluation will be based on the same brief research proposal used to ask the free access to the LA-ICP-MS facility. Please feel free to contact Maurizio Petrelli for additional details.
The decision by scientific committee could be: a) funded for both the travel grants by EAG and the access to the LA-ICP-MS lab by PVRG research group; b) funded for the travel grants only; c) funded o for the LA-ICP-MS lab access only; d) not funded
IOLITE Poster Award
The participants are invited to prepare a poster presentation concerning their current studies emphasizing how LA-ICP-MS is or could be used the improve the currency of the obtained results. The best poster presentation will be awarded with an IOLITE 3 license!
Maurizio Petrelli (University of Perugia)
Teresa Ubide (University of Queensland, Australia)
Diego Perugini (University of Perugia)
Invited Speakers from commercial partners
Ciprian Stremtan (Teledyne-Photon Machine)
Marco de Santis (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
Location and Dates
Petro-Volcanology Research Group at Department of Physics and Geology, Palazzo delle Scienze, Piazza dell’Università, University of Perugia, Italy – June 7-9, 2017.
The workshop targets Ph.D. students and advanced Master students, as well as Postdoctoral candidates and senior scientists interested in learning LA-ICP-MS. A series of lectures will be provided on the application of LA-ICP-MS in Earth Sciences.
Registration (free of charge)
Participants are kindly requested to register for the workshop by sending an e-mail to Maurizio Petrelli (firstname.lastname@example.org). No registration fee is required. Max number of participants is 20.
The deadline for registration, grant request and proposals submission for the access to the LA-ICP-MS facility is May 1, 2017.