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Recent Trends in Microplastic Research

The Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology in Jena, Germany, will host the PRIORITY Training School – Recent Trends in Microplastic Research, 22-26 May, 2023.

The School is framed in PRIORITY Working Group WG3, dedicated to instrumentation, modelling, data evaluation, software, and analytical procedures.

The scientific program in a nutshell

Day 1: Experimental design, Fluorescence microscopy, development of staining protocols

Day 2: Vibrational spectroscopy

Day 3: Visit an ion accelerator (Dresden), Social activities

Day 4: Advanced Imaging

Day 5: Automated data analysis

Extra activities: Poster sessions, Lab tours, Mindfulness Training, Excursion to Dresden, Networking activities

Final program | Venue & Travel Information | Accommodation | Poster Template

The participation is FREE OF CHARGE.

The School will be supported by PRIORITY, giving the chance to 30 selected students to participate with PRIORITY contribution. The contribution will cover long-distance travel expenses (up to 400 EUR) and a daily allowance to cover the remaining expenses of 100 EUR.

Additionally, non-selected students will have the option to take part using their own funds to cover travel and other expenses (up to 20 participants).

To register and attend the training school a short abstract (250 words: Find template here) for the poster presentation is required.

Abstract submission opening: 08/02/2023

Abstract submission deadline: 15/03/2023

Expected decision: 03/04/2023

The abstract will be sent to the Action Chair and Vice Chair as a .pdf file renamed as “Name_Surname_Abstract”:

Stefania Federici:

Aleksandra Tubić:

Confirmed lecturers:
Srumika Konde

Philipps University Marburg

Vittorio Bianco

Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems “E. Caianiello”, National Research Council (ISASI-CNR)

Sebastian Primpke

Alfred Wegener Institute, Biologische Anstalt Helgoland, Biosciences | Shelf Sea System Ecology

Pietro Gucciardi

Pietro Gucciardi (Institute for chemical and physical processes, National Research
Council | IPCB-CNR

AsenaBoyadzhieva (1)
Asena Boyadzhieva

Achtsam.Digital, Vienna, mind scientist and mindfulness educator

Giorgia Sciutto

Department of Chemistry, G. Ciamician – University of Bologna

Michael Schmitt (1)
Michael Schmitt

 Institute of Physical Chemistry, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena

Aurélie Jost
Aurélie Jost

Balance of the Microverse Cluster of Excellence, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena

Christoph Krafft (1)
Christoph Krafft

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT)

Rainer Heintzmann
Rainer Heintzmann

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT)

Moritz Bigalke

Institute for Applied Geosciences, Technical University of Darmstadt

Local Organizers:
Julia Sophie Böke
Julia Sophie Böke

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT)

Wolfgang Fritzsche

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT)



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