Folks, this serves as a second announcement that enrollment for
Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy 2017 at the MDI Biological Laboratory
in Maine is open. The tremendous success of the course over the last
several years has encouraged us to run it again this year,
This is an intensive lab/lecture course, focusing on fluorescence
microscopy in all its forms, including widefield, Confocal, Multiphoton,
Decon, Super resolution TIRF, FRET, 2D and 3D image processing (including
time-based analysis), etc., with an emphasis on live cell methods.
We also encourage students to provide their own specimens such that the
hands-on components of the course are as enriching as possible. Enrollment
is quite competitive, so if you think that you or your colleagues would
benefit from the course please enroll as soon as possible.
We will be continuing the successful changes that were implemented over the
last few years, namely:
1: Alumni are eligible to return. Because we made sweeping changes in the
curriculum a couple of years back, and all aspects of imaging have advanced
enormously, we feel it is time to allow past students to take the course
again. So... alumni...you are welcome to return to the course. Please
point out that you are an alumnus in the application.
2: The second big change which has been driven by a common student request
is that we will continue to have rolling admissions. Our first student
group will be accepted at the end of January, then March, and the final
group in April. There are no particular quotas for each block; rather
students should have good projects that suit the flavor and goals of the
3: The course will run the same week as last year, from May 19th to May
26th 2017, ending the Friday before Memorial Day. After the course ends,
you could spend the weekend in nearby Acadia National Park, or of course
get home for any celebrations you have planned.