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Courses, Workshops and Training

UCEM is regularly offering EM courses and practical advice as well as training for research students and staff. The offered programmes are as follows

Upcoming Courses and Workshops

Upcoming courses and workshops will be announced here once planned.

An introduction to electron microscopy – Instruments and methods at UCEM - March 22nd-23rd 2021

New and just started EM users are invited to an introduction to all different possibilities and method offered at the facility. It is a condensed summary of all different EM instruments and sample preparation equipment at UmU. We will talk about EM functions, method and discuss results, images and information you can expect from an EM project. Experienced users are also welcome, if you like to learn something new, join selected topics.

Courses and workshops

  • Basic course in Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy - 1 ECTS
  • Practical course in Scanning Electron Microscopy (Life Science) - Individual training
  • TEM Sample Preparation Course - 1.5 ECTS
  • Electron Microscopy workshop covers materials and life sciences with lectures and demonstrations from EM experts (i.e. academic staff and equipment manufacturers)

Training

One-to-one basis on specimen preparation and microscope operation. Training is conducted subject to demand and availability of UCEM personnel

Previous Courses

SciLifeLab Cryo-EM Sample Preparation and Data Collection, 2-4 June 2020

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.

TEM sample preparation course (part II), May 4th-8th 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.

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).

EMBL in Sweden 2019

All EMBL staff, alumni, their colleagues and networks in Sweden and the nordic countries are invited to the EMBL in Sweden event at the Academicum, University of Gothenburg on Friday 18 October 2019.

Basic Course in SEM and TEM (1 ECTS), 17-19 September 2019

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

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.

The course schedule can be found in this link

Non-applicants are welcome

TEM sample preparation course (part II), May 6th-10th 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.

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, is open for registration until 24 Feb 2019.

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).