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LCAM Functional Imaging course, 9-18 October 2023, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The van Leeuwenhoek Centre for Advanced Microscopy (LCAM) organises the next edition of the “Functional Imaging” course at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Netherlands at Oct 9h-18th 2023.

This 8 day course is an intermediate level course for PhD students, postdocs, labtechnicians & microscopy facility staff in biology and biomedical science who already have experience with widefield and/or confocal fluorescence microscopy but want to extend their knowledge with the functional imaging techniques. After this course, participants will understand the principles of these methods and their limitations. In this course we will focus on functional imaging technologies that can be used in biology such as FRET, FLIM, FRAP, FCS & super-resolution microscopy. Furthermore, participants will be introduced to the latest developments in fluorescent probes, sample preparation, data-analysis and data statistics.

The course consists of theoretical lectures & tutorials (~50%) and hands-on experiments (~50%) at the microscope, including an image analysis session. This course runs in parallel with the 4 weeks Advanced Microscopy course for UvA master students. The teaching staff consists of experts in the field from the van Leeuwenhoek Centre of Advanced Microscopy. Two special sessions will be dedicated to discuss each participant’s specific microscopy project & issues and data-analysis questions.                         

Participants:Max. 8 PhD students, postdocs and other scientists
Level: Experienced microscopist
Course fee:475 €
Info:   http://www.microscopycourse.nl/?page_id=652
Application deadline:September 17th 2023
Selection criteria:Experience and motivation, to be included in the application form.
Organisers:  LCAM, contact: Mark Hink (m.a.hink@uva.nl)