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Electron Microscopy cursus: The basics from Amsterdam to Wageningen2018-10-01T14:26:19+01:00

Electron Microscopy cursus: The basics from Amsterdam to Wageningen

Date: 17.01. – 21.01.2022
Location: Wageningen and Amsterdam
Study load:
44 hours, 1.6 ECTS points
Course organizers:
Marcel Giesbers(WUR), Nicole van der Wel (AMC) and Henk van Veen (AMC).
16 PhD students from AMC-UvA, EPS/WUR.
AMC and EPS/WUR PhD students will get preferred access but all PhD students, postdocs can attend when places are available.

Registration: open

Deadline for Registration: 1.12.2021

Participation cannot be guaranteed beforehand because of the limited group size. The selection of participants will among others be based on the short motivation of how you intend to apply the knowledge from this EM course in your own research. Participation of selected registrants will be confirmed before December 1st 2021.
€250 for PhD students of the Graduate Schools EPS / WIMEK-SENSE / PE&RC / WIAS/VLAG
€500 for other PhD students from WUR.
Lunch and concluding reception are included in the course fee.

In recent years, Electron Microscopy (EM) has rapidly developed as a powerful research tool for high resolution imaging, leading to high ranking papers, a Nobel prize and recently in The Netherlands to a big NWO award. New, more powerful electron microscopes and the possibility to work at very low temperatures (cryo-EM), made it possible to achieve atomic resolutions. Also, combined light and electron microscopy (CLEM; correlative microscopy) now allows precise detection of fluorescently labelled molecules in cells and tissues.
During this course, you will be introduced to all these novel developments. You will learn to use both transmission (TEM) and scanning electron microscopes (SEM), cryo-techniques for both TEM and SEM, as well as tips and tricks on how to perform CLEM. You will learn to perform classical techniques for specimen preparation like resin embedding of cells and tissues, and negative staining of small structures such as viral particles.

Format and program
4 Days practical training at WUR and AMC locations and a final day with presentations of participants, guest lectures on advanced microscopy and concluding reception at AMC.

8 PhD students will start the course at WUR and 8 PhD students at AMC. On Wednesday, students will change to the other course location.

The final day for all participants will be hosted at WUR

Monday, January 17, 2022 through January 21
00:00 - 23:59
AMC Amsterdam & Wageningen Campus
Amsterdam, Wageningen