Light Microscopy for the Biosciences

Workshop Details

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The Seventh Charleston Workshop on Light Microscopy for the Biosciences (LMB) will provide a solid introduction to the concepts and practical applications of light microscopy relevant to modern cell and molecular biology. The LMB workshop is designed for doctoral level scientists, pre-doctoral students, and high level technical personnel. All students will benefit from in-depth interaction with instructors. Students are encouraged to bring their own specimens for analysis. No prior experience with microscopy is required.

June 9 through June 14, 2019

Drug Discovery Building
70 President Street, Charleston, SC 29425

Registration Fee: $650.00
(limited scholarships will be available)

Organizing Committee:

John J. Lemasters, M.D., Ph.D., Workshop Director
Monika Beck Gooz, M.D., Ph.D.
Anna-Liisa Nieminen, Ph.D.

The workshop has 1 course credit as DDBS 722, Light Microscopy for the Biosciences for students registered with the College of Graduate Studies.

To apply, send a curriculum vitae and a brief letter describing your research interests and reasons for enrolling as a single PDF e-mail attachment to Monika Gooz at

Hands-on Experience

Students will have opportunities for extensive hands-on experience with state-of-the-art equipment for optical imaging, digital image processing, fluorescence, confocal/multiphoton microscopy and super-resolution microscopy guided by experienced academic and commercial faculty from leading microscope manufacturers.

Workshop Itinerary

Lectures & Exercises

Lectures and laboratory exercises will include: optics of image formation; microscope alignment; phase contrast and differential interference contrast microscopy; video and digital cameras; contrast enhancement by analog and digital image processing; principles of fluorescence and fluorescence microscopy; ion imaging and fluorescent probes, including green fluorescent protein; fluorescence resonance energy transfer; laser scanning confocal and multiphoton microscopy and super-resolution microscopy.

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Leica Biosystems
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