Environmental Sciences Workshop at University of Rennes

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Environmental Sciences Workshop at University of Rennes

We are thrilled to extend an invitation to the scientific community for a two-day training workshop on "New Developments in Environmental Sciences: Assessing Natural Resources and the Anthropogenic Impact." Hosted by EDUC-SHARE, the research and innovation branch of EDUC, this event promises a deep dive into groundbreaking research and techniques shaping the field of environmental sciences.

  • Date: January 29-30, 2024
  • Venue: University of Rennes, France

Confirmation of Participation:

Participation is free upon registration. Complete the REGISTRATION FORM to secure your spot. For inquiries, contact Julie Newton, EDUC-SHARE Project Manager, at julie-anne.newton@univ-rennes.fr.

Your EDUC partner university covers travel and accommodation costs (the number of participants is limited). Your local EDUC-SHARE project manager is your contact person for this.

DAY 1: January 29, 2024 - Geosciences Rennes

Morning Sessions:

  • Innovative Coupling of Microfluidics and Spectroscopy: Uncover the background of nanoparticle/metal interaction under flow conditions with Imane Khatib, a PhD student in water sciences and geochemistry.
  • Dating of Unconventional Minerals: Join Bastien Lesage, PhD, as he explores the genesis of oxidized copper deposits in sedimentary domains using Laser Ablation ICO-MS.

Lunch Break:

Afternoon Sessions:

  • EDUC Workshop - Trace Element Analysis: Immerse yourself in a hands-on training session on the GeOHeLiS platform, covering trace element analysis by ICP-MS.

DAY 2: January 30, 2024 - ECOBIO

Morning Sessions - Molecular Biology/Environmental Genetics:

  • The Importance of Microbes in Biogeochemical Cycling: Dr. Anniet Laverman, CNRS Research Director, discusses the abundance and diversity of microbes in biogeochemical cycling.
  • Impact of Nitrate and Organic Carbon on Bacterial Diversity: Explore the research of PhD student Floriane Turrel on environmental variables affecting microbial diversity and biogeochemical cycles.

Lunch Break:

Afternoon Sessions:

  • Nucleic Acids Extraction and Microbial Abundance: Dr. Céline Roose Amsaleg demonstrates nucleic acids extraction and estimation of microbial abundance by Quantitative PCR.
  • Prebiotics and Probiotics in Soil Microbial Communities: Dr. Romain Darriaut, CNRS Post-doctoral researcher, delves into the impact of prebiotics and probiotics on the taxonomic and functional diversity of microbial communities.