Phytoplankton pigment analysis

How to obtain state-of-the-art pigment analyses by HPLC

This two-day course gives you an introduction to phytoplankton pigment analyses by HPLC. The aim of the course is to improve your knowledge and broaden your skills within HPLC pigment analysis.

You will obtain all the information needed to perform state-of-the-art phytoplankton pigment analyses. The course will guide you all the way from filtering of samples to obtaining validated results of pigment concentrations, including interpretation of the results.

The course features numerous opportunities to exchange and discuss ideas and experience with fellow pigment analysts in an informal forum.

Course topics

  • Filtrating and extracting samples
  • Choice of HPLC method
  • HPLC/UHPLC systems and what is important for the analyses
  • Defining the analysis protocol needed and getting the HPLC method running
  • Calibration procedures
  • Quality control and quality assurance
  • Distribution of different pigments in phytoplankton groups
  • Applications: calculation phytoplankton biomasses using CHEMTAX
  • Demonstrations
  • Course participants’ own examples, challenges and problems

The previous courses have attracted participants from research institutes in Europe and Asia which have contributed to making the workshop an international forum for sharing of knowledge on phytoplankton pigments.

Target group
The course is directed at professionals who are interested in obtaining a general understanding of what is important for obtaining precise and accurate results of pigment analyses.

Course leader
Louise Schlüter, MSc, PhD, Head of Lab Products.

Course structure
The course is a mixture of presentations and hands-on exercises based on own experiences.

Date and venue
25 and 26 October 2018
DHI, Denmark

Euro 750. The price includes training material, lunch and refreshments and training certificate. Accommodation is not included.

Vibeke Salmon
Tel.: +45 4516 9144

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Louise Schlüter

Vibeke Salmon