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Basic Course in SEM and TEM - 1 ECTS - 18-20 February 2020

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

Application Deadline:
The registration closes on January 31 2020.

The aim of this course is to provide general and basic introduction of EM to research students, postdocs, and technical staff, who would like to work with EM methods in their projects. We accept participants from all research departments and universities and have no specific focus on research topics. This course includes lectures, laboratory demonstrations and microscope operation demonstrations.

The TEM practical session will explain the preparation of EM grids, negative staining of proteins, plastic embedding of samples, and sample sectioning by ultra-microtome. The SEM practical session covers introduction to both biological and materials science samples preparation. We will not have time to work on participants' samples during the course, but you are welcome to use the facility after undertaking proper EM training. Please, only apply if you have time to participate for 3 full days.

Preliminary Program:
The course preliminary program:
Basic Course in SEM and TEM - Feb - 2020 Preliminary Program

Lectures at KBC and laboratory demonstrations at UCEM - Level 5, 6 + new EM building (Level 1), Umeå University.

18 persons. Open to all research students, postdocs and staff.

UCEM staff

3 days

Coffee, cookies and fruit will be served (No lunch provided).

No course fee, but full attendance is required!

1 ECTS - certificate will be given after participants attend all lectures and laboratory demonstrations for the 3-day course. Oral and practical examination during lab and EM demonstrations.

Registration information

Registration is closed!



Sara Sandin
Staff scientist
Latest update: 2022-09-15