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Fundamentals of widefield and confocal microscopy and imaging – Course and Conference Office

EMBL Course

Fundamentals of widefield and confocal microscopy and imaging

Overview

Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 safety policy for testing and other requirements to attend this on-site course.

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Course overview

Light microscopy is the most widely used form of microscopy for life science research. The correct handling of the microscope and optimising image quality (e.g. contrast, resolution) as well as experimental design according to different applications are crucial to obtain the best results.

This course will provide the participants with an overview about the basics of microscopy (light and optics, contrast techniques and imaging). The confocal part will include multicolor, 3D and time lapse imaging as well as spectral imaging, photobleaching (FRAP, FLIP, FLAP) and photoactivation techniques. Basic image analysis tools including measurement functions, colocalisation and spectral unmixing as well as 3D/4D image processing will be covered, both in theory and practice. The course will combine lectures with intense daily hands-on practices followed by discussions.

Audience

This course is directed towards PhD students and faculty searching for instruction on light microscopy and basic image processing.

Modules/resources

  • Basics of optics and microscopy
  • Contrast methods
  • Basics of digital imaging
  • Fluorescence microscopy
  • Hands-on sessions

Learning outcomes

Participants will get an overview about the basics of microscopy.

This course is organised in cooperation with Evident-Olympus.

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Date: 4 - 8 Dec 2023

Location: EMBL Heidelberg

Venue: EMBL Advanced Training Centre

Organisers:

  • Heiko Gaethje
    University of Bremen, Germany
    • Aliaksandr Halavatyi
      EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

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