Comprehensive Course on Fluorescence Microscopy
Description: The course includes 30hrs of microscope instruction, a course notebook with presentation slides and lab exercises, and a 16Gb USB key. Refreshments and lunch are provided each day.
Prerequisites: None, but it is expected that users have some basic biology/biomedical training.
Early Registration Deadline: TBA
This comprehensive course takes the student through all aspects of fluorescence microscopy using dynamic presentations, hands-on training and experience on a variety of microscopes, and independent practice sessions. The topics are as follows.
Schedule: The morning sessions consist of presentations and instructor guided, hands on exercises on various instruments. The afternoon sessions consist of challenging, independent exercises intended to enhance participants understanding and experience on our various microscopes.
- Day 1 - Fundamentals of Microscopy: how microscopes work, properties of light, contrast and resolution.
- Day 2 - Confocal I : basic confocal imaging, optimizing channels, 3D Z-stacks, projections, spinning disk microscopy, two-photon microscopy.
- Day 3 - Multidimensional Fluorescence Microscopy: multi-channel, multi-location, 3D, timelapse and live-cell imaging
- Day 4 - Advanced Optical Microscopy: optimizing for live-cell imaging, FRAP, FRET, TIRF, Super-Resolution, spectral imaging, other advanced techniques and considerations in live cell imaging.
- Day 5 - Image Processing and Analysis: calibrations, filters, contrast enhancement, colocalization, deconvolution and digital pattern recognition. Note: On this day, there will be no afternoon practice sessions.
Cost: The course fee is $950* for early registration before May 6th and $1000* after. *Note: This is the academic rate. The cost for industrial users is twice this amount.
How to apply: Complete the registration form and then either print and mail, email or fax it to us as per the instructions on the form.
Upon completion: Graduates of the course will receive a non-accredited certificate.
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