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.
HIGHLIGHT: Open lectures by invited speakers (to be announced)
Location: Lectures at KBC and laboratory demonstrations at UCEM - Level 5, 6 + new EM building (Level 1), Umeå University.
Participants: 15 persons. Open to all research students, postdocs and staff.
Instructors: UCEM staff
Duration: 3 days
Breaks/Refreshments: Coffee, cookies and fruit will be served.
Costs: No course fee, but full attendance is required!
Registration deadline: 16 September 2018
Credits: 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.