This one-week intensive microscopy course will cover all aspects of the technology from the principals 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.
Applications are now being accepted for a waiting list. You will need to create an account in our education application management system on your first visit. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the course is filled, at which time a waiting list will be maintained. We will give 2017 waiting list applicants priority for the 2018 course.
- David W. Piston, Ph.D.Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Professor and Head, Cell Biology and PhysiologyWashington University School of Medicine
- Simon C. Watkins, Ph.D.Distinguished Professor, Cell Biology & Physiology, Founder and Director of the Center for Biologic ImagingUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Below is an outline of the course schedule. Schedule may change without notice.
Daily anytime self-serve breakfast in the dining hall.
Course sessions will be held in the Maine Center for Biomedical Innovation. Classroom space is on the second foor, training lab is on the first floor. Other laboratories on the lower campus will also be used for microscopy labs.
On-campus housing is assigned.