Functional Imaging course, Amsterdam

The van Leeuwenhoek Centre for Advanced Microscopy organises the next edition of the “Functional Imaging” course in Amsterdam, the Netherlands at Oct 7th-16th 2019.

This 8-days advanced microscopy course for experienced graduate students, postdocs and other scientists will integrate theoretical lectures with hands-on experiments and practical experience. Due to the revolution in genetic encoded labeling (GFPs, switchable probes, FlAsH and AGT-tagging, etc) and in advanced microscopy (confocal,
super-resolution, FRET, dynamics etc) it is now not only possible to image the location of fluorescently labeled molecules but with the functional imaging techniques one can quantify the dynamics of molecular processes inside cells with unprecedented resolution, speed and accuracy. Because the application of advanced microscopy is essential
for modern research in cell biology, this course provides training in the diverse modes of advanced microscopy. The microscope setups on which the training is provided are part of the van Leeuwenhoek Centre for Advanced Microscopy (LCAM) in Amsterdam, in which the research groups of Molecular Cytology (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, UvA), of
Cell Biology and Histology of the University Medical Center Amsterdam (UMCA) and the Cellular Biophysics Group, Dept of Cell Biology (Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI). The practical sessions will cover several microscopy techniques such as Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET), Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM), Fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP), Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) & Super resolution microscopy (SRM).

Participants: Max. 8 PhD students, postdocs and other scientists
Level: Experienced microscopist
Course fee: 400 €
Application deadline: September 4th 2019
Selection criteria: Experience and motivation, to be included in the application form.
Organisers: LCAM, contact: Mark Hink (