LCAM-AMC Basic course

Title: OOA LCAM-AMC basic course
Date: April & October 2017

Location: LCAM-AMC, LCAM-NKI & VUmc
Contact: Eric Reits (
Previous editions: 2006-2017

This course teaches the application of the full range of imaging possibilities within the Centre for Microscopy at the AMC and collaborating facilities.


This course runs twice a year, on five consecutive days at 3 different locations (VUmc 2 days, NKI 1 day and AMC 2 days). The course consists of lectures, discussions and hands-on demonstrations.
This course is organized and coordinated by the Oncology Graduate School of Amsterdam (OOA, Onderzoekschool Oncologie Amsterdam.  Application, costs and dates via

The individual research projects of the attending participants will be discussed in relation to the demonstrated techniques, allowing exchange of ideas with fellow participants and microscopy experts and operators. The course is a guide to implement cellular imaging in the participant’s own research project.

The topics covered are:
– basic principles of microscopy
– specimen preparation and staining methods
– quantitative analysis of microscopic images (e.g. Image J)
– electron microscopy techniques
– live cell imaging (e.g. inverted automated fluorescence and confocal laser scanning microscopy).

Target Audience:
AMC PhD students.

44 hours, which is comparable to 1.6 ECTS points

Course organizers:

AMC Eric Reits
NKI Nicole van der Wel, Lenny Brocks
VUmc Jeroen Belien, Reina Mebius

More information:
Eric Reits
tel. +31 (0)20 566 6259