|Responsible Department||Department of Food Science|
|Research School||FOOD Denmark|
|Course Dates||Biannual course; next time June 2012.|
|Course Abstract||Aim: To introduce the participants to ESR spectroscopy and radical processes in food in theory and in practice.
Contents: General introduction to ESR spectroscopy and instrumentation. Radicals in foods, quantification and characterization. Assays for measuring lipid oxidation and anti-oxidative effects. Testing oxidative stability of foods. Simulation of ESR spectra. Spin trapping and spin probes.|
|Course Registration||Secretary Lisbet Christensen, Food Chemistry, IFV, +45 3533 3238, LSM@LIFE.KU.DK|
|Deadline for Registration||Beginning of June 2012.|
|Level of Course||PhD course|
|Organisation of Teaching||The course contains two parts. Part 1 is one-week course with lectures and practical exercises. Part 2 consists of a one-week individual practical project with relevance to the students' PhD-project.|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|The basic theory behind electron spin resonance spectroscopy and the practical aspects and theory of ESR-instruments will be presented with empasis on subjects that are relevant for food studies. Special emphasis will be put on the use of spin trap, spin label and spin probe techniques, and the concomitant extraction of chemical and physical information from ESR spectra of nitroxyl radicals. The use of ESR in connection with studies of oxidation of foods initiated by metal-containing enzymes will also be covered.|
|Teaching and learning Methods|
|Lectures, practical exercises and individual practical projects.|
|General knowledge about using ESR-spectroscopy, spin trapping, spin probes and spin labels in food systems, and interpretation of spectra.|
Practical experience in operating an ESR spectrometer, and recording ESR spectra of food systems.
|'Electron Paramagnetic Resonance. A practitioner's toolkit' Eds. M. Brustolon & E. Giamello, Wiley 2009.
|Mogens Larsen Andersen, email@example.com, Department of Food Science/Food Chemistry, Phone: 353-33262|
|Type of Evaluation|
|Individual written presentations of individual project. The course is passed when the project has been presented satisfactorily.|