About the ELMI

ELMI was created in 2001 to establish a unique communication network between European scientists working in the field of light microscopy and the manufacturers of their equipment.

Ph.D / Postdoc course Advanced Optical Microscopy, 15-19 June 2020, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

The aim of this one-week course is to introduce, discuss, and experience the technologies and applications of various advanced optical microscopic techniques. Also, tissue and cell preparation protocols and immune-cytochemical procedures will be discussed.
Finally, vital imaging and quantification of molecular processes in the cell will be explained and demonstrated.

Target group:
PhD and Postdoc students in the Life Sciences.

This course is composed of lectures, practical training, and demonstrations on the following topics:

Theoretical lectures will be provided in the morning sessions, while practical training and demonstrations are planned in the afternoon. You will have the opportunity to discuss your results or view your own microscopic preparations with experts in the field.
The course will end with a one day symposium, the annual Maastricht Microscopy Meeting (MMM) on Advanced Optical Microscopy.

At the start of the course students will receive by email an open question, dealing with a cell biological problem that should be solved by using microscopic techniques and proper preparation of the sample. Students may do this assignment individually or in small groups. The deadline for the assignment is Friday June 26th 2020. Examination results will be available by July 24th 2020 at the latest.

Min/Max students:
maximum 20 participants
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences,
Maastricht University Medical Center
Prof.dr. Marc van Zandvoort, Dept. of Molecular Cell Biology,
Maastricht University Medical Center, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht,
tel: +31 43 3881361, mamj.vanzandvoort@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Teaching staff:
M. van Zandvoort, J. Broers, D. Kapsokalyvas, T. Rademakers, and others (to be announced).
SecretaryMolecular Cell Biology / secr-mcb@maastrichtuniversity.nl / +31 43 3881351
Registration fee:
€ 200