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Research Courses at KBC

Research courses at KBC cover a lot of state of the art techniques and methods within life and natural sciences. The courses are mainly organised by the KBC Core Facilities and Infrastructures. The courses are usually open to all PhD students and Postdocs, and other users of the core facilities at KBC. External users or collaborators with KBC are welcome to participate.

Please note that registration does not guarantee you a place in a course, especially when there is a limited number of places. You will be notified by the course organiser if you are accepted to the course. The organiser will also provide you with the course schedule and detailed information about the course.

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Previous courses 2019

SciLifeLab Cryo-EM Sample Preparation and Data Collection, 3-5 June 2019

National course. The purpose of the course is to prepare and train our users in sample preparation methods, introduce users to the image data acquisition workflow, expand knowledge about cryo-EM methods among Swedish researchers and finally show that everyone can learn how to use cryo-EM. 

Vibrational Spectroscopy User License Course, 6-9 and 13 May 2019

Introduction to the usage of FT-IR spectrometers and microscopes as well as a Raman microscope. 6-9 and 13 May 2019 at KBC, Vibrational Spectroscopy Core Facility.

TEM sample preparation practical course part II, 6-10 May 2019

TEM sample preparation course part II – Chemical fixation, high pressure freezing, plastic embedding and staining methods including practice on ultra-microtome sectioning, TEM imaging and an introduction to (Focused Ion Beam) FIB-SEM and electron tomography.

Bioanalytical methodologies with emphasis on use of chromatography and mass spectrometry in metabolomics analysis, 18-22 February and 11-15 March 2019 (6 ECTS)

The goal of the course is to enable the students to understand more of the theoretical and practical aspects of various combinations of chromatography and mass spectrometry commonly used in metabolomics analysis.

SciLifeLab Cryo-EM Course on Tomography, 26-28 March 2019

Advanced course in Cryo Electron Tomography arranged by Cryo-EM Swedish National Facility, Umeå node.

Basic Course in SEM and TEM (1 ECTS), 19-21 February 2019

This course covers fundamental theory and operational principles as well as specimen preparation techniques for scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM/TEM).


Previous courses 2018

Vibrational Spectroscopy User License Course (2 ECTS), 12-16 November 2018

Introduction to the usage of FT-IR spectrometers and microscopes as well as a Raman microscope. The course is organised by the Vibrational Spectroscopy Core Facility.