Confocal Microscopy+ 4-Day Hands-On course, 17-20 September 2019, York, UK
Our highly successful international
4-Day Intensive Hands-On Course will run on 17-20 September 2019.
Running for over 15 years, with over 380
delegates to date and with 100% recommended feedback, the course is run in the
Bioscience Technology Facility, University of York which is based in the
welcoming, friendly and historic city of York.
York itself is one of the UK’s
best tourist places due to its Roman, Viking, Medieval and current importance
with buildings, streets and museums to match.
The course includes many varied sample
types that are used to best illustrate various practical aspects of confocal
microscopy whilst also demonstrating a range of applications.
Tutorials and practical sessions will
cover both basic and advanced confocal
microscopy. The course will enable participants to realise the potential
behind many developing confocal techniques and realise the simplicity of
applying the techniques to a broad range of sample types and fluorescent
labels. Both novice and more experienced users welcome. This course is 100%
recommended from previous course delegates and comments can be seen below.
Day 1: Basics, Familiarisation, x,y,z
and multicolour imaging.
Day 2: Live-cell imaging with spinning
disk confocal microscopy, FRAP on laser scanning confocal.
Day 3: Advanced Techniques covering
spectral unmixing and FRET with fluorescent proteins.
Day 4: Super-resolution and other
advances in confocal and associated microscopy approaches. More samples to
explore airy scanning approaches and confocal limits, and time for participants
Thursday evening will include a highlights
talk on new developments and course meal.
The course will utilise many different
sample types ranging from cultured monolayers to plant cells. A diverse range
of fluorescent labels will also be used, which will include various fluorescent
proteins and classic antibody labels. Over the four days, at least four
confocal microscopes (Zeiss LSM 710/780/880/980 Airyscan FAST on both an invert
and upright microscopes, and the Andor Dragonfly) will be utilised.
Accommodation (en-suite), breakfast and
lunches will be provided for the length of the course. Evening meals will be provided on both
Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Places are limited to 12 participants to
permit full hands-on practice, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
For further information, please visit the course website at: www.york.ac.uk/biology/technology-facility/imaging-cytometry/ic-courses/confocal-course/
or contact Marie Hughes +44 (0)1904 328821, firstname.lastname@example.org
*Previous delegate comments:*
‘Thank you again for hosting me at your
Confocal Course last month. I was extremely impressed with the amount of
content we got through in 4 days, and I really enjoyed the social events you
and your team had setup for us.
This course has already helped me
conceptualize some additions to my work imaging skeletal muscle. I have been
sharing my experiences with colleagues and students here in California, and
hopefully some of my friends will join you at upcoming events.’ Jimmy Bagley,
San Francisco State University
“This was an awesome course
covering all the basics and advanced confocal
“I really appreciated very much
what all of you did last week. It was
probably the best course I’ve ever been to.”
“Well delivered – fantastic course
– helped me understand techniques and theoretical principles which had
previously given me a headache! Thank you”
“Small group work meant I had an
opportunity to ask specific questions and get a detailed answer”
“Tutors were excellent. Very nice, helpful and knowledgeable. One of the most enjoyable courses I have been
“I will definitely recommend all
our confocal users to do this course”
“Most brilliant time I have had on