The primary goal of this course is to give students the knowledge of modern synchrotron radiation (SR) x-ray absorption and emission spectroscopic methods EXAFS and XANES for the autonomous characterization of the atomic and molecular structure of different materials including in-opearndo and in-situ mode, and for 2D and 3D mapping of elements with micro-XRF, particularly on plant tissues on subcellular level.

 Students gain necessary competences to prepare competitive scientific project to obtain beamtime in different synchrotron radiation laboratories, to prepare and perform experiments with synchrotron radiation, and to quantitatively analyse measurements and interpret the results.