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!
- Simon C. Watkins, Ph.D.Distinguished Professor, Cell Biology & Physiology, Founder and Director of the Center for Biologic ImagingUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
The course will begin with a welcome dinner on Friday May 20 and end with a lobster bake celebration Thursday evening. Participants depart from campus housing by 9am Friday May 27. 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.