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Course on Optical Microscopy Imaging for Biosciences - 13th edition

28 March – 1 April 2022 | 9:30 to 18:30 | i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde


The 13th edition of the Course on Optical Microscopy Imaging for Biosciences offers to the participants a comprehensive light microscopy course that explores the fundamentals and introduces the state-of-art of advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques. The course will flow from sample preparation to quantitative image analysis. It will include theoretical lectures taught by specialists in the field and hands-on practical modules supported by the major microscopy companies where the participants will have the opportunity to take work with high-end microscopy technology.

Target audience: The course is designed for PhD students, early-career researchers plus all researchers interested in acquiring skills in optical microscopy.
Course duration: 40 horas
Course language: English
Certificate: The attendees must attend a minimum of 80% of the course duration

Course Coordination: Paula Sampaio, i3S; Maria Azevedo, i3S


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The course will be held at i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde.
Rua Alfredo Allen, 208; 4200-135 Porto, Portugal

Tel: +351 220 408 800 | Site: http://www.i3s.up.pt/ | E-mail: events@i3s.up.pt
GPS coordinates: 41º 10’ 30.008’’ N, 8º 36’ 12.488’’ W.



Specimen preparation;
Light proprieties and image formation;
Optical contrast techniques;
Fluorescence Optical sectioning technologies;
Live cell imaging;
Analysing biomolecular interactions and dynamics;
Fluorescence nanoscopy;
Quantitative image analysis.



To see the course program in PDF here. 



Paula Sampaio, i3S
Maria Azevedo, i3S
Estibaliz Gómez de Mariscal, IGC
Ana Pereira de Melo, IST
Liliana Santos, ICVS-UM
José Rino Henriques, iMM
Luisa Cortes, CNC-UC
Pedro Matos Pereira, ITQB-NOVA
Telmo Pereira, NMS-CEDOC
Gabriel Martins, IGC
Maria Gomez Lázaro, i3S
Davide Accardi, CCU



The registration fee includes coffee breaks, lunches and course materials.
Limited number of participants: 20

Early Bird Registration | Until 7th February 2022
i3S members - 220€
External Participants - 290€

Late registration | Until 25th February 2022
i3S members - 270€
External Participants - 345€

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Please note that your pre-registration does not confirm that you have been selected for the course.
Payment will be requested only after confirmation of acceptance. Details for payment will be sent in the confirmation registration e-mail.
The organizer reserves the right to cancel the course in case of an insufficient number of participants or other unforeseeable events that render the execution of the course.



More Information:
Advanced Training Unit | E-mail: training@i3s.up.pt | Tel: +351 220 408 800