This workshop will provide a solid background on the use of light microscopy, especially confocal microscopy, as a tool to study cell and molecular biology.
The course will consist of morning lectures that provide theoretical background in various aspects of light microscopy and afternoon lab sessions that give the student hands-on experience in operating a confocal microscope, the Integrated Microscopy Facility's Leica SP-8 confocal microscope.
After Monday, students will not need to attend afternoons except for their scheduled hands-on training (two-hour) session. Friday is solely for student training sessions.
The course is designed for beginning and intermediate users of confocal microscopy and for those wanting a refresher on confocal and light microscopy.