12 – 16 June 2023
Maastricht Microscopy Meeting MMM: Postdoc and PhD course on Advanced Optical Microscopy 2023
Maastricht Microscopy Meeting MMM: Postdoc and PhD course on Advanced Optical Microscopy 2023, 12-16 June
The use of advanced imaging techniques in light microscopy is wide-spread, particularly in the field of biomedical and plant imaging. In recent years, the resolution and/or functionality of such tools has been increased due to the development of (confocal) fluorescence and Raman microscopy, spectral fluorescence microscopy, two-photon excitation microscopy, lightsheet microscopy, and various super-resolution techniques (e.g., stimulation emission depletion – STED). Together with rapid developments in sample preparation and image analysis, this allows users to understand much more about the samples they are investigating.
This course will introduce several advanced imaging techniques to participants, detailing theoretical aspects as well as practical considerations. It is meant for PhD students, postdocs, and technicians that work or plan to work with advanced optical microscopy, and will discuss and demonstrate a broad range of technologies and applications. Using a combination of lectures, hands-on, and demonstrations you will familiarize with the main aspects of this quickly developing field. The course starts with the basic techniques and their principles, such as standard fluorescence microscopy, to culminate in the very advanced ones, such as super-resolution, lightsheet, and (intravital) multiphoton. Not only underlying principles are discussed but also how and when to apply them, how to prepare samples (in general and for expansion microscopy), and how to analyze and interpret the results (deconvolution, resolution enhancement). After this course you will be acquainted with the microscopy pipeline and be able to have well-informed discussions related to imaging on your own research topic.
Lectures will be given in the mornings (power points will be made available), while related practicals and workshops will follow in the afternoon. Presence at all sessions during the course and the symposium is obligatory. If for some valid reason presence at a certain module is not possible, please inform us. Also handing in and passing the assignment is needed. Only then a document will be sent demonstrating your successful participation.
Prof.dr. Marc van Zandvoort, Dept. of Molecular Cell Biology
Registration: send form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost course: € 200,-
Period: 12-16 June
Location: onsite (universiteitssingel 40/50)
Programme: click here for the programme