All course material will be distributed through course Moodle page.
- The Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine coordinates the course.
- This is an optional course.
- The course is part of the Field-Specific Studies module.
- The course is available to students of other degree programmes.
Unlike a general introduction of microscopy, this course has in-depth discussion of different optical microscopic methods, electron microscopy and super-resolution microscopy. All topics covered by lectures are substantiated by hands-on practical or demo sessions. These together will give participants a solid background of various advanced microscopic techniques in future biomedical research work.
Contents: broad view on advanced microscopic methods used in biomedical research, including:
Optical microscopy: routine light microscopy, optical microscopy with special contrast-enhancement methods like phase contrast, differential interference contrast, darkfield, polarized light microscopy. Fluorescence microscopy. Confocal microscopy. Live cell imaging and digital microscopy and digital image processing.
Electron microscopy: transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, cryo-electron microscopy, immuno-electron microscopy, correlative LM-EM (CLEM) methods.
Super resolution light microscopy: different approaches and their comparison. New microscopic methods under developing.
The course can be completed at any time.
Lecture: 30 hours, practical session 20 hours, Demo 6 hours, reading assignment and small essays. Completion of the course: Attending 70 % of lectures. Participating all practical and demos, complete course assignments, essays and final exam.
Pass/fail, attendance required
For further information and course registration, please visit the doctoral programme web page: http://www.helsinki.fi/dpbm/.
course will be organised as contact teaching (attendance required).