LCI microscopy course

From sample preparation to image analysis 2021/01/26-2021/02/12

Microscopy course 2016

Do you feel that your sample or your microscope settings could be improved? Are you unsure of your microscopy skills? With the LCI facility, you can learn all the fundamentals of microscopy in details: What is resolution? How to choose the pixel size on a confocal? Which objective is most appropriate for this experiment? How to get rid of tissue autofluorescence? How to extract meaningful information from my images and handle images for publication?

To learn microscopy with us, you can watch the LCI tutorial videos, get trained at the LCI facility, or join the yearly LCI microscopy course!

Course Schedule and speakers

These two courses (Course #2870 and Course #2871) will provide you with enough theoretical and practical knowledge so that, when you go back to your lab, you are able to fully understand how to properly use the hardware and software on your own microscope.

How to apply? Follow the link provided here

If you have any problems, please contact

Venue: Click here to see how to find us. All lectures and discussions will be held in the Gene seminar room, at the end of the main entrance hall.

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Testimonies from our students

Vintage 2020:

"Through this entire course I have learned both basic and advanced things about microscopy and imaging. I have got enormous knowledge about different types of microscopes, detectors and also when do you have to use it etc. The entire course helped me to learn many things which I never had clue about. This course helps me to re-create my experiment in a better way."

"My overall comment for the course is that lectures were very good and informative, best part was the quiz and discussion of each week and my learning part mostly comes from that part. ……… honestly the way you guys patiently support and kindly helping me to understand the things was the highlight of my experience during these three weeks.”

"The course was very interesting, and I really enjoyed the physics behind light and how this affects imaging in microscopy. This was the basis of many new insights why we prepare and or image a sample in a certain way"

"Probably one of the best and most well-invested courses I've had, amazing job! The aim of the course was very clear and every lecture and workshop was designed to help understand and improve your own microscopy and imaging needs. Really gives context to features I hadn't even considered previously"

Vintage 2017:

"I think it's a great course that covers the basic knowledge all people working with any type of microscopy should know about!"

"The whole course is excellent already. Highly recommended!"

"The engagement of the teachers was amazing! The lectures, the workshops, and the student challenges were all very relevant and I enjoyed attending them."

"Very helpful to understand the limitation of the microscope and how the relation between the objective parameters and the subjective impression of an image"

"I love best: Lecture contents, invited lectures and workshops. Practical information and something I can apply to my research."

"I think the course has covered a lot of the knowledge concerning imaging with microscopy. Beside the content described in the intended learning outcomes, there were also some very good lectures given by invited lecturers to cover extended and relevant knowledge."

"A very good course that covers both the basics and advanced topics about microscopy. Workshops were a very good idea"

"The course was done wholeheartedly by teachers experienced in microscopy, the mood was always good and the students felt free to ask questions and take part in the teaching."

"Student image challenge helped to understand how we should approach to our scientific question. Sylvie and Gabi's lectures about sample preparation, microscope setup etc, were very valuable to understand the big picture. I also liked the repetitions of the information to make sure that we remember the most important things. Weekly quizzes also helped to put our knowledge into the context. Homework was also very good, because that forced us to really look at our machine and understand its capabilities. And of course the cinnamon buns were excellent :)"

Vintage 2016:

"Most of the lectures and all the workshops had excellent content, perfectly organized and structured, with a lot of effort from the teachers to ensure that each student follows and understands the subject, and to put the most practically important aspects into focus. And the opportunity to bring and work with "my very own" sample was invaluable for me."

"I really liked how things evolved from very basic to a more complex level. Sylvie was making sure in each step that we understood everything. The quiz sessions were very helpful to digest the knowledge.The student sample workshop, sample preparation workshop were very helpful."

"I found extremely useful the student challenge workshop as I could practically identify the drawbacks of my sample design and decide for strategies to improve it. I appreciate a lot how devoted the course teachers were, many times spending much more time with all the students out of the scheduled time, in order to ensure that all of us understood and learnt a lot. I also liked the quiz part which helped me understand to a great extent the content of the lectures."

"It was very good that we had the opportunity to get advice regarding our own sample, in that way we would definitely learn things that will improve our future experiments.'
'Workshop and student challenge offered a valuable chance to put in perspective the lectures."

"I think that every lecture/workshop gave new insights in my research."

Vintage 2015:

"The LCI staff was motivating us and was very patient with us, always super energetic and ready to help despite the super intense program!"

"The focus on fundamental knowledge and practical workshops are very good."

"The course is one of the best I have had in my 4 years at KI."