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.
Drug Discovery Building
70 President Street, Charleston, SC 29425
Registration Fee: $650.00
(limited scholarships will be available)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.