Expansion microscopy – Course and Conference Office

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Expansion microscopy


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Course overview

Expansion microscopy (ExM) physically magnifies specimens, allowing to obtain super-resolution images using a conventional diffraction-limited microscope such as confocal microscopy. This powerful technique is easy to implement but it requires some hands-on training. This workshop aims at disseminating and discussing expansion microscopy protocols and is intended for cell biologists, parasitologists, etc, with applications ranging from tissue to cells.


This course is intended for researchers ranging from PhD students to post-docs and senior scientists who wish to establish expansion microscopy in their respective laboratories.


  • Principles of expansion microscopy techniques: pre- and post-labeling expansion; proteinase K digestion and proteome denaturation
  • ExM
  • U-ExM
  • Cryo-ExM
  • Pan-ExM (iterative expansion microscopy)

Learning outcomes

After this course you should be able to:

  • Apply expansion microscopy on your own samples once back in your laboratory (sample preparation and imaging)
  • Spread the technique to your colleagues in their respective laboratories
  • Choose the most appropriate expansion microscopy protocols for your needs

The EMBL Imaging Centre training activities are generously supported by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation.


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Date: 22 - 26 May 2023

Location: EMBL Heidelberg

Venue: EMBL Imaging Centre


  • Niccolo Banterle
    EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
    • Gautam Dey
      EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

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