In recent years, Electron Microscopy has rapidly developed as a powerful research tool for high-resolution imaging achieving atomic resolutions and combining light and electron microscopy (CLEM).
During this course, you will be introduced to all these novel developments. You will learn to use both transmission (TEM) as well as scanning electron microscopes (SEM) with different detectors. You will perform classical techniques for specimen preparation, like resin embedding of cells and tissues and negative staining of small structures like virus particles, as well as cryo-techniques for both TEM and SEM. The course will also include tips and tricks to perform CLEM.
The course takes place at the EM labs of the Amsterdam UMC, location AMC and Wageningen University Research Centre so that there will be plenty of time to use the EMs. This course will be as much hands on as possible.