This is a 4-days basic microscopy course for graduate students, postdocs and lab technicians in biology, biophysics and (bio)medicine. It provides detailed knowledge of the working principles of confocal and widefield fluorescence imaging, with special emphasis on experiment related issues, such as optical aberrations, bleaching, specimen preparation and fluorescent probes.
The course integrates theoretical lectures with hands-on experiments and practical experience. Experts in the field of microscopy will give an overview of “state-of-the-art” imaging techniques in relation to biological research. If the Covid-19 pandemic allows the next course will be organised in June 2021.
LCAM is a collaboration between three innovative microscopy centres at the Academic Medical Centre (AMC), the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (FNWI) and the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI). Here you will find a wide range of instrumentation for fluorescence-, confocal-, super-resolution & living cell microscopy combined with equipment for functional imaging.
Besides supporting research, LCAM organizes on a regular basis basic and advanced courses for users who are interested in applying fluorescence microscopy in their research.