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Electron Microscopy
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3450-17-00-00There are no available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 15/09/2017
Date and time15.10.2017, at: 09:00 - 20.10.2017, at: 17:00
Regular seats20
Course fee9,600.00 kr.
LecturersKlaus Qvortrup
ECTS credits4.00
Contact personIda Marie Bergman Rasmussen    E-mail address: idambr@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School). Special rules apply for research year students enrolled at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH. All other participants must pay the course fee.
Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student, you will be placed on the waiting list for the course until enrollment deadline. After the deadline of enrollment, available seats will be allocated to students on the waiting list.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1. Understand specimen preparation for electron microscopy analysis
2. Understand the principles of TEM and SEM
3. Understand basic operation of TEM and SEM

This course in Electron Microscopy follows the series of successful courses in Principles of Microscopy and Confocal and Fluorescence Microscopy. This course is suitable not only for beginners in electron microscopy, but also for those who already use the electron microscope in their work and now want to extend their knowledge of basic principles and more specialised techniques. The course is run in collaboration with the Royal Microscopical Society (RMS).

The course provides an essential grounding in the basic principles of electron microscopy, covering topics such as electron optics, electromagnetic lenses, principles of transmission and scanning electron microscopy, electron sources, vacuum systems, specimen-electron interactions and diffraction. Biological specimen preparation will constitute a major part of the course, including methods of chemical fixation and cryo-preservation. Advanced electron microscope techniques such as immunogold labeling, electron tomography, and data analysis/visualization will be introduced towards the end of the course. The state-of-the-art facilities available at CFIM allow for a strong practical element, with time for each student to gain hands-on experience of both transmission and scanning electron microscopes. The course will be run by experienced microscopists in a relaxed atmosphere with the aim of promoting discussion and exchange of ideas between students and tutors.

phD students

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

Medical and Molecular Imaging
Cellular and Genetic Medicine

This course is not under a graduate program


Lectures and exercises

Course director
Professor Klaus Qvortrup

Roland Fleck, National Institute of Biological Standards and Control; Pippa Merrell, Pirbright Laboratory; Kenton Arkill, University of Birmingham; Klaus Qvortrup, University of Copenhagen;Zhila Nikrozi, University of Copenhagen; Bente Stærgaard, University of Copenhagen;Michael Johnson, University of Copenhagen; two KCL assistant.

Course secretary
Ida Marie Bergman Rasmussen, idambr@sund.ku.dk

15.10.2017 – 20.10.2017

Course location
Panum Institute

Please register before 15.09.2017

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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