Coronavirus information for participants
The onsite course and conference programme at EMBL has been paused until the end of June 2020.
We aim to continue offering our advanced training for the scientific community however we safely can. While some events have been cancelled, many have been rescheduled for a later date and others will be delivered as virtual events.
Registration is open for onsite courses and conferences starting after 1 July and for the virtual events. All registration fees for any events which don’t take place due to the COVID-19 disruption are fully refundable.
More information for participants of events at EMBL Heidelberg can be found here.
This six day advanced course on fluorescence super-resolution microscopy will cover the theory and practical application of current super-resolution microscopy techniques to biological questions. The participants will have sufficient time to use current super-resolution microscopes for Localisation Microscopy (e.g. dSTORM /GSDIM) and STED Microscopy on a variety of fixed and living samples prepared during the course. Invited guest researchers together with experts from the EMBL and Leica Microsystems will ensure that all aspects are covered in depth.
This course is aimed at researchers at the early stages of their career in the life sciences (e.g. pre or postdoctoral level) with access to super-resolution microscopy equipment. The participants should have an immediate need to apply these techniques for their biological questions. The course will strongly focus on practical work and is therefore especially suited for people who rely on advanced microscopy for their research.
The course will cover the entire range of skills needed to apply super-resolution microscopy in biology. The following topics will be covered in lectures as well as in practical workshops:
- Sample preparation for super-resolution microscopy
- Multi-Colour 3D STED microscopy
- Multi-Colour 3D Localisation Microscopy
- Data analysis for Localisation Microscopy
- Super-Resolution Imaging of living specimen (STED / PAINT)
At the end of the course, the participants will be able to plan an experiment using super-resolution microscopy, acquire high quality data at the microscope and analyse the images with state-of-the-art computational methods.
This course is organised in cooperation with Leica Microsystems.
What Past Participants Say About the Course
"The course was well organised, extremely motivating and valuable. The course gave me the right tools and understanding to optimise super-resolution microscopy for my project." - Ida Jentoft, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany
"A very well designed course for both beginners as well as for people who have prior experience working on STED/STORM imaging. It has a good balance of theory and practical sessions, and offers a unique chance to image your own samples after the course. Overall a great experience!" - Rukmini Mukherjee, Goethe University, Germany
"My research focus is on understanding Centrioles and Centrosomes in Drosophila. I actively employ SRM techniques in my research and was just learning about STED microscopy so the course supplemented and helped in my understanding and learning of this new microscopy technique." - Pallavi Panda, University of Cambridge, UK