Course "Microscopy Methods in Biomedicine"
16 - 20 October 2017, Institute of Molecular Genetics CAS, Prague, Czech Republic
The course is an introduction to both light and electron microscopy with solid theoretical background extended with many practical presentations. The lectures and also practical sessions are taught by experts and scientists from the field and also by product specialists from leading microscopy companies.The five-day theoretical course with practical demonstrations and exercises, is intensively devoted to modern methodologies of light and electron microscopy. Compared to previous years, the program of the course has been updated to copy new trends in microscopy such as super-resolution light microscopy (SIM / PALM, STED, STORM) or Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). During the course, participants will see practical demonstration of confocal, 2-photon and also cutting-edge superresolution microscopy – STED and SIM. The course also deals with the processing of the image data, however, priority is to acquire practical skills in microscopy techniques (image analysis is the main topic of the course Processing and analysis of microscopic images in biomedicine). After completing the course, the participant will be able to determine what is appropriate microscopic technique used to answer the research questions, including the preparation and data processing for publication. Detailed methodological guidance and technical training are part of the more specialized courses. The course is primarily intended for PhD students and young researchers in the biomedical fields. A number of doctoral committees counts this course towards the fulfillment of student's study obligations. The course will be taught in English.