Advanced Optical Microscopy course, 12-16 June 2023, Maastricht, The Netherlands
The Maastricht advanced optical microscopy group in Maastricht organizes, already for the 20th time, a 1-week course on advanced optical microscopy, MMM2023. Attached you will find the full program. You are invited to participate when you always wanted to know more about microscopic imaging.
June 12 – June 16, 2023
MMM Ph.D / Postdoc course Advanced Optical Microscopy 2023
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.
PhD students and Postdocs in the Life Sciences.
This course is composed of lectures, practical training, and demonstrations on the following topics:
- Basic microscopy
- Fluorescence (spectroscopic) microscopy
- Confocal laser scanning laser microscopy
- Introdution to sample preparation
- Tissue clearing
- Light sheet microscopy
- Super-resolution microscopy (with focus on STED)
- Expansion microscopy: the sample preparation method for resolution improvement
- ExSRRF: the easy way for resolution improvement
- Multiphoton laser scanning laser microscopy
- High-throughput microscopy
- 3D image restoration and image processing
- Raman microscopy
- Multiphoton Endosocopy
Theoretical lectures will be provided in the morning sessions, while practical training, demonstrations, and workshops 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. After subscription you will be enrolled in CANVAS for further information.
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.
Maximum 20 participants
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences,
Maastricht University Medical Center
Prof.Dr. Marc van Zandvoort and Dr. Dimitris Kapsokalyvas, Dep. Of Genetics and Cell Biology
Maastricht University Medical Center, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht,
For more information, complete program, and the subscription forms, please go to https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/genetics-and-cell-biology/advanced-optical-microscopy-disease/course