EMBL Lautenschläger Summer School (26 June – 7 July 2023) – EMBL Imaging Centre

EMBL Imaging Centre

Open access to cutting-edge electron and light microscopy

We provide researchers from Europe and beyond with a synergistic portfolio of imaging services including cryo-EM, super-resolution and intravital microscopy to enable new ground-breaking research that crosses the scales of biology.

EMBL Lautenschläger Summer School (26 June – 7 July 2023)

Visualising Life – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Biology

The EMBL Imaging Centre has just finished hosting the 2023 edition of the Summer School with focus on Visualising Life. The two-week programme was aimed to introduce a selected group of undergraduate students, who have a non-biology background, to the dynamic interdisciplinary world of the life sciences. The Summer School is built on EMBL’s exceptional research portfolio and its commitment to training young scientists.

Summer School participants and trainers. Credits: Stuart Ingham/EMBL Photolab

A group of 20 highly motivated students was provided with hands-on experience on current biology methods, including building a high-speed microscope for live organismal imaging and analysing the complex images produced using machine learning. The programme included exciting theoretical lectures and discussions supplemented with practical experiments. The participants have the chance to take part in various social activities to foster a collaborative spirit, which is a hallmark of research at EMBL.

Participants during a hands-on practical. Credits: Stuart Ingham/EMBL Photolab

The EMBL Lautenschläger Summer School is specially designed to inspire undergraduate students from other fields such as engineering, physics, and others to pursue an interdisciplinary PhD in life sciences. Through this programme, EMBL PhD students also get the opportunity to share their research experiences and practise some teaching.

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