Specialist Course on Light and Fluorescence Microscopy

The centre for Advanced Light Microscopy commits itself to provide training. A specialist course is organised to give insights in the basics of light and fluorescence microscopy.


Light microscopy, and especially fluorescence microscopy, is an essential tool to investigate and characterize biological specimen in the life sciences. Modern microscopes offer an increasing range of technical capabilities, but thereby become gradually more complex and require appropriate training for correct scientific use. This specialist course provides doctoral students with limited experience in microscopic imaging with the understanding and skills that are needed to perform light and confocal imaging at a research-grade level. The course is taught by several experts in the field and offers both theoretical lectures and demonstration sessions. The most frequently employed light microscopy techniques are discussed, complemented by an introduction to image processing. The instrumentation of the UGent Centre for Advanced Light Microscopy is available for the demonstration sessions, allowing the participants to become acquainted with the instrumentation that is available at UGent and which may be of use in their research projects.

Target Group

This course is primarily intended for PhD students who (will) make extensive use of microscopic visualization techniques for biomedical research applications. No prior experience or training is required.

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