8th Charleston Workshop on Light Microscopy for the Biosciences

June 11-16, 2023

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) 

The Eighth Charleston Workshop on LIGHT MICROSCOPY FOR THE BIOSCIENCES (LMB) will provide a solid introduction to the concepts and practical applications of light microscopy relevant to modern cell and molecular biology under the direction of Dr. John J. Lemasters, Professor and GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Endowed Chair at MUSC. Students will have opportunities for extensive hands-on experience with state-of-the-art equipment for optical imaging, digital image processing and deconvolution, fluorescence microscopy, confocal/multiphoton microscopy, and super-resolution microscopy guided by experienced academic and commercial faculty. Lectures and laboratory exercises will include: optics of image formation; microscope alignment; phase contrast and differential interference contrast microscopy; video and digital cameras; contrast enhancement by analog and digital image processing; principles of fluorescence and fluorescence microscopy; ion imaging and fluorescent probes, including fluorescent proteins; fluorescence resonance energy transfer; light-sheet imaging; laser scanning confocal and multiphoton microscopy; and super-resolution microscopy. Commercial faculty representing leading microscope manufacturers will make available for students use the latest and most advanced instrumentation for light microscopy, image detection and computerized image analysis. The LMB Workshop is designed for doctoral level scientists, pre-doctoral students, and high-level technical personnel. No prior experience with microscopy is required. All students will benefit from in- depth interaction with instructors. Students are encouraged to bring their own specimens for analysis.

Course fee: $650.00 (Limited scholarships available to qualified applicants)

The workshop qualifies for 1 course credit as DDBS 722, Light Microscopy for the Biosciences for students registered with the College of Graduate Studies.

Application Deadline: April 25, 2023

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