MDI Biological Laboratory
Biomedical Innovation Course

Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy 2024

An international course in fluorescence microscopy and imaging for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, imaging core managers and researchers at all levels who are incorporating the technology into their laboratories.

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Application Deadline: March 8, 2024

Application Deadline

  • We will review applications that were on the waitlist for the 2023 course in December for the 2024 course.
  • The next round of acceptances for the 2024 course will close on Friday, February 2, 2024. These applications will be reviewed in early February, and acceptances sent by Friday, February 16. If any course spots remain available, a second round of acceptances will close on Friday, March 8 with those reviews and acceptances sent in mid-March.
  • After this time, completed applications will be moved to a wait list. If accepted students withdraw from the course, we will fill empty course spots from the waitlist.


This one-week intensive microscopy course will cover all aspects of the technology from the principles of fluorescence imaging to multidimensional imaging in living cells. Lectures dealing with the theory, mechanics, and application of fluorescent imaging methods will be intermingled with extended laboratory practicals in which students will be encouraged to use their own specimens to optimize the utility of the course.

A signature component of this course is the availability of microscopy equipment and teaching representatives from leading manufacturers.

Our goal is to provide students with the knowledge and expertise to implement cutting-edge microscopic methods within their own laboratories.

This is a popular course which fills quickly, do not delay in submitting an application!

Course Director

Course Faculty

Teng-Leong Chew, Ph.D.

Janelia Research Campus

Claudette St. Croix, Ph.D.

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Satya Khuon, Ph.D.

Janelia Research Campus

Gert-Jan Kremers, Ph.D.

Erasmus Optical Imaging Centre


Tuition Estimate: $3,500 USD

Tuition includes on-campus housing and meals. Participants are responsible for travel costs.

Limited scholarships are available, awarded as tuition reduction only. The online application contains a mechanism to request consideration for scholarship support.


The course will begin with a welcome dinner on Friday May 17 and end with a lobster bake celebration Thursday evening. Participants depart from campus housing by 9am Friday May 24.  A detailed daily schedule will be provided to accepted participants when it is available.


On campus housing is provided. The housing provided in the tuition cost is double occupancy bedrooms with shared bathrooms. Single occupancy bedrooms may be available at an additional charge.