The popular residential Light Microscopy and Confocal Microscopy Courses from the Royal Microscopical Society are returning to York in July 2017 and there are still spaces available!
LM Summer School
16 – 19 July 2017
The Light Microscopy summer school is an annual, residential three day course held at the University of York covering the principles of light microscopy. Participants are also trained in practical issues surrounding light microscopy. After introductory presentations, the course is taught predominantly through hands-on practical sessions.
The course is suitable for both novices and more experienced users wanting to gain a greater understanding of the microscope and feedback every year is always fantastic.
Students come from a range of backgrounds within both research and commercial organisations. All have benefited greatly from the Course and leave with increased understanding and skills.
The programme is available to view online at www.rms.org.uk/lmschool
To ensure you get the most from the course and are able to get plenty of time on the equipment, spaces are limited, so make sure you book your place sooner rather than later.
Getting the Most from your Confocal
20 - 21 July 2017
This Course utilises many different sample types and fluorescent probes (DNA stains, classic antibody labels and fluorescent proteins) and these are chosen to best demonstrate particular problems and techniques. Focus is on the techniques they enable and the problems they generate, which will be applicable to any sample types.
The 2-days consist of short tutorials followed by hands-on practice.
Day 1 takes participants through the basic principles of confocal microscopy and then trains through hands-on practice how to configure and image multicolour, multidimensional samples using a confocal microscope.
Day 2 builds on the experiences of day 1 and enables participants to try FRAP and spectral profiling.
The course is a great way to build your confidence in confocal microscopy so that you are able to use your skills immediately back in the workplace.
Again, the programme is now available to view online at www.rms.org.uk/confocal