Leipzig and KUBUS

EDA-EMERGE Summer School

Course Description:

The EDA-EMERGE Summer School took place from the 25-29 June, 2012 at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research UFZ in Leipzig, Germany. The Summer School brought together experts in effect directed analysis and chemical structure elucidation to bio-diagnostic tools and water management. Together with PhD fellows, scientists, invited speakers from major regulatory bodies, water industries and European research centers, an intensive and interactive programme with lectures, workshops and case studies was tailored to the themes covered within EDA-EMERGE. The multi-disciplinary content covered the fields of analytical chemistry, eco-toxicology, biochemistry, environmental science and water management.

The summer school programme consisted of lectures, a poster session, a hands-on chemical structure elucidation workshop, laboratory tours and project meetings. The academic programme was supplemented with an excursion to the regenerated and rehabilitated Mulder river valley area in the German state of Saxony together with evening social activities such as a common dinner, daily common lunch and tea breaks and city tour, which afforded the participants more intensive one on one discussions with presenters, co-supervisors and EDA-EMERGE scientists.

Agenda and Content Summer School

group photoEDA-EMERGE summer school delegatesEDA-EMERGE summer school excursionExcursion to Wechselburg, Germany


25-29 June, 2012


The Summer School took place at the KUBUS, located at the UFZ in Leipzig, Germany.

How to get there ?

KUBUS Conference Center

Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research UFZ, Leipzig, Germany


Leipziger KUBUS

Permoser Strasse 15

04318, Leipzig, Germany




Getting Around in Leipzig

Leipzig is well connected by trams and buses. From the main train station, most trams and buses are accessible to the various parts of the city, including the Helmholtz Center UFZ.  A day ticket is valid for 24h, and there are also options for a week ticket, single trip and 4-way trips.

Arrival: From the main train station (Leipzig Hauptbahnhof) take the tram 3/3E in the direction Taucha/Sommerfeld to the exit station Permoserstra├če (12 min) and a further 3 min walk gets you to the UFZ main entrance.

Departure: From the tram station Permoserstra├če, take the tram 3/3E in the direction Knautkleeberg to the Main Train Station (12 min).

Organized by Dr. Selvan Govender (Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)


EDA-EMERGE Newsletter



Marie Curie ITN EU-FP7 project