Advanced electron microscopy for cell biology

Country: France

City: Bordeaux

Abstr. due: 31.03.2015

Dates: 09.06.15 — 18.06.15

Area Of Sciences: Physics and math; Biology;

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Organizers: EMBO


This EMBO Practical Course offers the opportunity to acquire a portfolio of cutting edge EM methods; allowing the participants to integrate EM tools and readouts into the workflow of their own cell biological research projects. The practical course focuses on teaching the theoretical background and the latest practical developments in the field. They include (i) state of the art fixation including cryo-methods, (ii) correlative light and electron microscopy, (iii) molecular mapping (immuno-EM), iv) three-dimensional EM imaging using tomography and serial imaging, and (v) advanced quantitative image analysis (stereology, nanomorphomics). A further “unique selling point” is the training we provide in project/experimental design, often adapted to each of the students projects. Collectively our instructors are experienced in a wide spectrum of scientific projects and systems and during the pratical course they use student project case studies to illustrate solutions to a range of biological questions; demonstrating how to integrate EM into systematic workflows, how to select from the variety of accessible techniques and how to extract and interpret data from their samples. Importantly, the participants leave as emergent experts and benefit from continued access to our network of specialists, who provide efficient mentoring, access to high-end techniques helping to open up career opportunities.

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