27 June 2022 to 1 July 2022
Europe/Berlin timezone

AIM OF THE COURSE: To introduce "Principles of light microscopy" to people who feel like beginners in the field of light microscopy. The course will be very practically oriented, suitable for people who never had any formal microscopy training before, experienced microscope users who know what button to press but not WHY, and those with good theoretical physics background but little hands on experience. Course might also help computer scientists and people who specialize on image analysis of light microscopy imaging data but never had "hands-on" experience with light microscopy.

Registration deadline: 20 May 2022

The number of participants is limited to 12. This course is primarily designed for IMPRS predocs and CBG&CSBD postdocs and technicians. However we strongly encourage other interested beginners in microscopy to register as well. 

Please note: We ask participants to dedicate their time fully to this course, to be present during the whole course and not to plan any additional activities during the schedule of the course. You should apply only if you can guarantee your full attendance for the whole week.

We will inform you after 20 May 2022 whether a slot in the LMF course could be assigned to you!

Seminar Room Top Floor

TEACHERS: The course will be taught by our experts from the Light Microscopy Facility of MPI-CBG.

CONTENT: Our course will cover basics of bright field microscopy, contrast techniques (phase contrast, DIC, dark field, polarised light, basics of fluorescence). Digital imaging using CCD cameras will be also covered, along with a very basic introduction to confocal microscopy and optical sectioning techniques. As the course content is "Principles of microscopy", we would like to point out that advanced imaging applications such as high performance confocal, 2-photon, FRAP, FRET, FLIM, TIRF or super resolution light microscopy will be addressed on Friday. Interested students can join the voluntary "hands-on" sessions on advanced optical setups on Monday 4 July 2022 from 13.00 - 18.00.

STRUCTURE: All participants will work together with teachers, forming one group, in a round table setting. Theoretical parts will be followed by practical "hands on" sessions at teaching microscopes. During practical parts we will form small subgroups of students who will work together with teachers.

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