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Basic Course in Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) - 1 ECTS 14th - 16th September 2021

This course covers lectures and practical demonstrations in SEM and TEM techniques, suitable for applications in both physical and life sciences.

Application Deadline:
The registration closes on August 27 2021.

The lecture topics to be introduced during the course include general knowledge and sample preparation in electron microscopy. The practical demonstrations will focus on microscope operation and laboratory equipment specializing in specimen preparation for both SEM and TEM. As example, the practical session for life sciences includes preparation of EM grids, negative staining of proteins, plastic embedding of tissues/cells and thin sections preparation by ultramicrotomy.

This course is open to all students and academic staff. Acceptance to the course will be on the basis of participants’ projects and motivation to learn the techniques. However, during the course we will not use specific research project samples. But, after the course, you are very welcome to use the facility and to continue individual research project specific EM method training.

Please, only register if you have time to participate for the 3-full day course duration.

Lectures at KBC Building and laboratory demonstrations at UCEM.

18 persons

UCEM staff

3 days

Coffee, cookies and fruit will be served

No course fee, but full attendance is required!

Oral and practical examination is conducted during laboratory demonstrations. A course certificate will be given after participants attend all lectures and laboratory demonstrations for this 3-day course. UCEM recommend PhD program examiners to give 1 ECTS after successful participation.

Registration information

Registration is closed!



Linda Sandblad
Centre Coordinator / Director

Phone: +46 (0)70 932 49 36
E-mail: linda.sandblad@umu.se

Latest update: 2022-09-15