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Canadian Light Microscopy Course 2017

Date & Time:
July 17, 2017 9:00 am to July 21, 2017 5:00 pm

Canadian Light Microscopy Course, July 17-21, 2017

Live Cell Imaging Resource Laboratory

Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

Course summary

The Canadian Light Microscopy Course is targeted at researchers who have experience in optical microscopy and would like to push their expertise into the realm of quantitative imaging and advanced applications. The CLMC allows researchers to solidify their knowledge and practice through a combination of lectures, small group sessions and hands-on activities. The goal is to help researchers develop practical skills that will be directly transferable to the laboratory. CLMC students will work on a number of applications and have access to a number of state-of-the-art systems. Good practices and quantitative approaches will be emphasized throughout the optical imaging experiment workflow, including experimental design, image acquisition and analysis.

Course consists of lectures and hands-on laboratory sessions on the following topics:

  • Quantitative approaches in fluorescence microscopy (wide-field, confocal, multiphoton)
  • Digital imaging and digital imaging good practices and ethics
  • Live cell imaging
  • Imaging living organisms
  • Single molecule microscopy techniques
  • Total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRF)
  • Point localization microscopy (STORM, dSTORM, PALM)
  • Structured illumination microscopy (SIM)
  • Stimulated emission depletion microscopy (STED)
  • Optical clearing
  • Light sheet microscopy
  • Fluorescence (Foerster) resonance energy transfer (FRET) microscopy
  • Fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP)
  • Photo-conversion, photo-activation, photo-manipulation including optogenetics
  • 3D printing for microscopy (adapters and chambers)
Who should attend?

We welcome graduate students, scientific support staff, postdoctoral fellows, principal investigators and external staff/students. Registration is capped to ensure a high instructor:student ratio. We will have more than 20 microscopy instructors drawn from academia and government laboratories as well from our industrial partners. The instructors have diverse expertise and will work closely with the CLMC students. Apply now because the course is filling up quickly!

Register here.

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