Basic Course in SEM and TEM


 

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. We accept participants from all research departments and universities and have no specific focus on research topics.

Important dates

  • Application open
  • Application deadline: August 30

Responsible teacher/s: Linda Sandblad

Contact information for questions regarding the course: linda.sandblad@umu.se

Course fee

No course fee, but full attendance is required! – 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. We accept participants from all research departments and universities 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 ultramicrotome. 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.

Course literature

Course material will be available at begin of the course.

Entry requirements

No previous experience is required for this course. 

Registration form

https://www.umu.se/en/research/infrastructure/umea-core-facility-for-electron-microscopy-ucem/registration_form/

Course link

https://www.umu.se/en/research/infrastructure/umea-core-facility-for-electron-microscopy-ucem/basic-course-sept-2019/