The Graduate School Experimental Plant Sciences (EPS)


EPS and VLAG "Advanced Course 'Microscopy and Spectroscopy in Food and Plant Sciences'"2018-10-01T14:26:19+01:00

Advanced Course ‘Microscopy and Spectroscopy in Food and Plant Sciences’

Dates: 31 January – 2 February 2023

Venue: Wageningen Campus, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Target group: PhD candidates and postdocs, maximum of 24 participants*
*If there are more applicants than places the selection will be based on the submitted abstract.

Fee: €200 for VLAG or EPS PhD candidates with an approved TSP or postdocs registered with EPS; €400 for all other PhD candidates and postdocs; €720 for all others.

Language: English

Study credits: 0.9 ECTS

Registration (deadline 23 December 2022):

We kindly ask you to submit an abstract why you would like to join the course. To register, please use the following link. We will inform you about the status of  your application in the first of  week of January 2023.

Lecturers: Jan Willem Borst (WUR-Biochemistry), Tijs Ketelaar (WUR-Cell Biology), Norbert de Ruijter (WUR-Cell Biology), Arjen Bader (WUR-Biophysics) & Johannes Hohlbein (WUR-Biophysics)

Organisation: The Graduate Schools VLAG and EPS


The MicroSpectroscopy Research Facility and the Wageningen Light Microscopy Centre of Wageningen University will organize a VLAG & EPS funded advanced practical course for postdocs and PhD candidates. The course will cover the theory behind several advanced microscopic and micro-spectroscopic techniques that have a wide range of applications in both the Food and Plant Sciences.

The following topics will be treated during the lectures with examples of application in Food and Plant sciences: microscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, confocal microscopy, Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) imaging, Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (FLIM), image analysis, 3D Imaging, time- and spectrally-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy, total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF), super-resolution imaging and multi-photon imaging.

The hands-on training during this course will be in the form of group assignments. For additional individual training after this course, we would like to refer you to the MicroSpectroscopy Research Facility and the Wageningen Light Microscopy Centre.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 through February 2
00:00 - 23:59
Wageningen Campus
Bronland 1, Wageningen