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EUGLOH Summer School on Large-Scale Facilities for Global Health

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From June 28 to July 1, 2021 En ligne

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 organising 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.

Monday June 28, 2021

8:30 - 8:40 Welcome by President of Université Paris-Saclay, Sylvie Retailleau

8:40 - 9:00 Introduction of the school by organizers, Slavka Kascakova from Université Paris-Saclay and Matthieu Réfrégiers and Frédéric Jamme from SOLEIL synchrotron

9:00 - 9:30 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

9:30 - 10:30 Unprecedented achievements and challenges related to the global vaccine response against COVID-19, Joakim Esbjornsson & Anders Widell, Lund University Virus Center, Sweden

10:30 - 11:00 COVID-19 under the synchrotron light, Andrew Thomson, 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

15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break & Socializing

15:45 - 16:15 FTIR microspectroscopy at subcellular spatial resolutions for biological and biomedical studies, Christophe Sandt, SOLEIL synchrotron, France

16:15 – 16:45 Multimodal imaging of Alzheimer’s disease, Oxana Klementieva, Lund University, LINXS, Sweden

16:45 - 17:15 Kidney stones related to urinary infection under synchrotron light, Dominique Bazin, Université Paris-Saclay, France

17:15 - 17:45 Biomedical research in large laser facilities, Katalin Hideghéty, ELI-ALPS Laser Center, Hungary

17:45 - 18:15 Toward radiooncological application of laser based technology, Katalin Hideghéty, ELI-ALPS Laser Center, Hungary

 

Tuesday June 29, 2021

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 The potential of state-of-the-art multimodal and multilength scale X-Ray imaging in environmental science, Kadda Medjoubi, SOLEIL synchrotron, France

10:30 - 11:00 Enzymatic activity for green chemistry with UV and infrared light, Frédéric Jamme, SOLEIL synchrotron, 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 - 12:30 FTIR microspectroscopy protocol to investigate the biodegradation and recycling of microplastics by living organisms, Christophe Sandt, SOLEIL synchrotron, France

12:30 - 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), Frédéric Jamme (Beamline Scientist), Gabriel David (Biolabs manager and 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 and Frédéric Jamme, SOLEIL synchrotron, France, Marjolein Thunnissen, MAX IV synchrotron, Sweden, and Zita Varadi, ELI-ALPS Laser Center, Hungary

17:00 - 18:00 Virtual tour of large-scale facilities

 

Wednesday June 30, 2021

Practical sessions on writing proposal application for synchrotron beamtime

Divya Madhavan, CentraleSupélec, Université Paris-Saclay, France, and 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 1, 2021

9:30 - 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 school, Slavka Kascakova, Université Paris-Saclay, France, Matthieu Réfrégiers, SOLEIL synchrotron, France, and Frédéric Jamme, SOLEIL synchrotron, France