DTU - TIMBRE PhD Summer School on Modeling plant uptake of chemicals

01.03.2013 13:06

Modeling plant uptake of chemicals: Application in science and engineering

PhD-course and summer school, 17-21 June 2013
Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark

Stefan Trapp, Charlotte Legind and invited teachers

TIMBRE and the Danish Technical University organise a PhD course that aims at giving a theoretical and practical introduction to uptake of chemicals in plants and its relevance for science and engineering. The focus is on mathematical modeling and its application. The course will cover the plant physiological, physical, chemical and mathematical basics of plant uptake. Simple and advanced models will be taught, and the source code with documentation will be available for all participants. The models will be applied to study plant uptake of pesticides, persistent organic pollutants, emerging pollutants (incl. pharmaceuticals), ionisable compounds and heavy metals. We will work with examples from risk assessment, pesticide design, dietary exposure, contaminated sites, urban gardening and phytoremediation. Students will have hands-on exercises with all models and practice also the tree core phytoscreening method for delineation of subsurface contamination. Besides, we will stimulate the exchange between the participants by short presentations of their work.

Credit Points


The course is given at the Technical University of Denmark by local and international teachers and is credited with 5 ECTS points. To finalize the course, participants will prepare their own model simulation and a short report. The course material will be electronically available in advance from the course homepage.

Funding and Costs

The course is supported by the project TIMBRE and free of charge for registered PhD students. The course fee for professionals is 800 € but can be reduced by interesting presentations from their work. Rooms will be available in the Campus Village (app. 50 €/day). Travel is atg own costs.

Contact and Application


Please contact Stefan Trapp sttr@env.dtu.dk for further information or to sign-up.

Further informaiton

To find further information, e.g. on the course content, visit our TIMBRE website here.

Download the announcement here.

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