Basic Course in SEM and TEM

Important dates

  • Application open: December 1 (4,5 months ahead of start)
  • Application deadline: January 31 (4.5 weeks ahead of start)

Responsible teachers: Linda Sandblad and Thomas Heidler

Contact information for questions regarding the course: or

Course fee

No fee, Coffee, cookies and fruit will be served (no lunch included).

Course content

The aim of this course is to provide general introduction of EM to research students, postdoctoral fellows and technical staff, who would like to work with EM methods in their projects. 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 ultra-microtome sectioning. The SEM practical session covers introduction to both biological and materials science samples preparation.

We accept participants (students, postdocs, staff) from all research departments and universities and have no specific focus on research topics.

Course literature

A final schedule will be send out to the participants in advance. Other course material will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Entry requirements

No previous experience in EM is required.