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Introduction to Electron Microscopy, 1 ECTS

The Umeå node of the Cryo-EM facility offers a three-day course, Introduction to Electron Microscopy. This course covers fundamental theory and operational principles as well as specimen preparation techniques for scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM/TEM).

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Important dates

Application deadline: August 5

Responsible teachers: TBA

If you have questions regarding the course please contact Nikki Cheng Lee,

Course content

The aim is to provide general and basic introduction to PhD students and postdocs, who would like to work with EM methods in their projects. We will not have time to work on participants’ samples during the course, but you are welcome to use the facility after undertaken proper EM training. This basic course includes lectures, laboratory demonstrations and electron microscopy operation demonstrations. The TEM session will explain the preparation of EM grids, negative stain of proteins, plastic embedding of samples and sample sectioning by ultramicrotome. The SEM session covers both biological and materials science samples. Please, only apply if you have time to participate for 3 full days.

Entry requirements

We accept participants from all research departments and universities and have no specific focus on research topic. 15 participants will be selected based on their position and motivation.