TEM sample preparation practical course part II, 4-8th May 2020
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.
Application Deadline: The registration closes on April 20th 2020.
Pre-requisite criterion: Basic EM course or experiences as an EM user.
Participants will work with one sample from their own project. Practice EM sample preparation and EM imaging for their future project. Our lab space limits the number of participants to 8. Please write a short project description, a motivation and what sample you would like to prepare during the course. Please apply by April 20th 2020. We may need to select participants depending on motivation and how your project fits the course aims.
Please, look at the program and methods covered in this course. Make sure you have time to participate the entire week, full days. Since the fixation and plastic embedding takes time, you should bring one test-samples to Agnieszka Monday 20th of April, and a new test-sample on the first course day, May 4th.
Preliminary Program: The course preliminary program will be announced here once it is organised.
Location: Lectures at KBC and laboratory demonstrations at UCEM - Level 5, 6 + new EM building (Level 1), Umeå University.
Participants: 8 persons. Open to all research students, postdocs and staff.
Sara Henriksson - EM research engineer
Gayathri Vegesna - EM research engineer
Agnieszka Ziolkowska - EM research engineer
Camilla Holmlund - EM research engineer
Linda Sandblad - EM facility director
Duration: 5 days
Breaks/Refreshments: Coffee, cookies and fruit will be served.
Costs: No course fee, but full attendance is required!
Credits: 1.5 ECTS - certificate will be given after participants attend all lectures and laboratory demonstrations for the 5-day course. Oral and practical examination during lab and EM demonstrations.
Course Rules: Please check UCEM course rules needed to be followed: UCEM course rules