Functional Imaging course

Course title: Functional Imaging
Level: For experienced microscopists
Date: 9-19 October (9 working days)
Location: FNWI, AMC & NKI
Contact: Mark Hink
Application deadline: August 16th 2017



The general aim of this course is to get hands-on experience and theoretical background in performing state-of-the-art advanced microscopy applied to cell biology. Due to the revolution in genetic encoded labeling (GFPs, switchable probes, FlAsH and AGT-tagging, etc) and the revolution in advanced (light) microscopy (confocal, super-resolution, FRET, dynamics etc) it is now not only possible to image the location of fluorescently labeled molecules but with the functional imaging techniques one can quantify the dynamics of molecular processes inside cells with unprecedented resolution, speed and accuracy. Because the application of advanced microscopy is essential for modern research in (clinical) cell biology, this course provides training in the diverse modes of advanced microscopy.


The microscope setups on which the training is provided are part of the van Leeuwenhoek Centre for Advanced Microscopy (LCAM) in Amsterdam, in which the research groups of Molecular Cytology (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, UvA), of Cell Biology and Histology of the Academic Medical Center (AMC) and the Cellular Biophysics Group, Dept of Cell Biology Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) .


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