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EMBL Introductory Course

Fundamentals of Widefield and Confocal Microscopy and Imaging

EMBL Heidelberg, Germany Monday 23 June - Friday 27 June 2014 Application closed
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Why apply?

  • Summary
    Light microscopy is the most widely used form of microscopy for life science research. The correct handling of the microscope and optimizing image quality (e.g. contrast, resolution) and experimental design according to different applications are crucial to obtain the best results.
  • Aims
    This five-day course will provide the participants with an overview about the basics of microscopy (light and optics, contrast techniques and imaging). The confocal part will include 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 discussions.

Who should apply?

This course is directed towards PhD students and faculty searching for instruction on light microscopy and image processing.


This course is organised in cooperation with Olympus.