Basic Course in Electron Micorscopy (SEM and TEM) at Umeå University


This course covers fundamental theory and operational principles as well as specimen preparation techniques for scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM and TEM).

Application information

Application deadline: September 15, 2018

Practical information

Lectures and practicals are given at KBC Focus environment and the EM lab, Linnaeus väg 6, Umeå University. The course can host 15 participants.

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Courese content

The aim of this course is to provide general and basic introduction of EM to research students, postdocs, and technical staff, who would like to work with EM methods in their projects. We accept participants from all Universities and research departments and have no specific focus on research topics. This course includes lectures, laboratory demonstrations and microscope operation demonstrations.

The TEM practical session will explain the preparation of EM grids, negative staining of proteins, plastic embedding of samples and sample sectioning by ultra-microtome. The SEM practical session covers introduction to both biological and materials science samples preparation. We will not have time to work on participants’ samples during the course, but you are welcome to use the facility after undertaking proper EM training. Please, only apply if you have time to participate for 3 full days.

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