Electron Microscopy PhD course, 15-20 October 2017, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Electron microscopy PhD course

The course will run from the 15th to the 20th of October 2017, at the Core Facility for Integrated Microscopy, University of Copenhagen.

All details are available here:  http://cfim.ku.dk/events/em-2017/

The course provides an essential grounding in the basic principles of electron microscopy, including electron optics, electromagnetic lenses, principles of transmission and scanning electron microscopy, electron sources, vacuum systems, specimen-electron interactions and diffraction. Biological specimen preparation will constitute a major part of the course, including methods of chemical fixation and cryo-preservation. Finally, advanced electron microscope techniques such as Cryo-techniques, immunogold labeling, electron tomography, and data analysis/visualization will be introduced towards the end of the course. The state-of-the-art facilities available at CFIM allow for a strong practical element, with time for each student to gain hands-on experience of both transmission and scanning electron microscopes. The course will be run by experienced microscopists in a relaxed atmosphere with the aim of promoting discussion and exchange of ideas between students and tutors.

The registration deadline is the 15th of September.