EMBL Introductory Course
Confocal MicroscopyEMBL Heidelberg, Germany Tuesday 13 March - Thursday 15 March 2012 Application closed
Application for this course is no longer possible.
Why You Should Apply
Confocal microscopy is one of the most advanced form of microscopy for organic research. The correct handling of the confocal microscope and optimizing image quality (e.g. contrast, resolution) and experimental design according to different applications are crucial to obtaining the best results.
Aims of event
This three-day course will provide the participants with an overview about the basics of confocal microscopy, multicolor, 3D- and time lapse imaging as well as spectral imaging, photobleaching (FRAP, FLIP, FLAP) and photoactivation techniques. Common image analysis tools including measurement functions, colocalization and spectral unmixing as well as 3D/4D image processing will be covered, both in theory and practice. The course will combine lectures with intense daily hands-on practices followed by discussion. The participants will get familiarized with the usage and potential of confocal microscopes and they will be given an insight of the basics of digital imaging, including image processing and analysis.
Who Should Apply
This course is directed towards PhD students and faculty searching for instruction on confocal microscopy.