Summer School in Advanced Light Microscopy 2017

The 5th VIB summer school in advanced light microscopy is an opportunity for Ph.D. students, post-Doctoral fellows, staff scientists and technical staff to receive training in the skills needed to image the micro-world using the latest in advanced microscopy techniques and equipment. The course begins with the basic concepts and theory of optical microscopy and proceeds using a combination of lectures and practical exercises through advanced light microscopy including live cell and tissue imaging, functional microscopy (FRAP/FRET/FLIM), advanced fluorescence and super-resolution microscopy. This course is intended for those with limited or no prior training or those who wish to refresh their skills base.
The course is limited to 32 places and once filled will be closed to further registrations.
The faculty this year includes:
  • Chris Guérin, Senior Expert Scientist/Senior Microscopist, VIB-UGent Bio Imaging Core, Ghent, BE
  • Saskia Lippens, Manager, VIB-UGent Bio Imaging Core, Ghent, BE
  • Eef Parthoens, Expert Microscopist, VIB-UGent Bio Imaging Core, Ghent, BE
  • Bob Asselbergh, Staff Scientist, VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology, Antwerp, BE
  • Sebastian Munck, Manager, VIB-KU Leuven Bio Imaging Core, Leuven, BE
  • Daniel Van Damme, PI, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, Ghent, BE
  • Peter O’Toole, Head of the Technology facility and Head of Imaging and Cytometry, University of York, UK
  • Josh Rappoport, Research Assoc. Prof. and Director of the Center for Advanced Microscopy, Northwestern University, Chicago, US
  • Lucy Collinson, Director of Electron Microscopy, Francis Crick Institute, London, UK
  • Mike Heilemann, Professor, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt, DE
  • Karin Aumayr, Head of Bio Optics Core Facility, Vienna Biocenter, Vienna, AT
  • Kurt Anderson, Director of Light Microscopy, The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK
Fee for Academics is €450 incl. VAT
Fee for industry is €1500 incl. VAT
For academics: We trust that you have permission from your PI before registering for the Summer School in Advanced Light Microscopy! 
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12, 13, 14, 15 & 16 June 2017


UGent-VIB Research Building FSVM
Technologiepark 927
9052 Zwijnaarde


International and regional field experts
Registration is closed.

Registration start date:

8 March 2017

Registration end date:

4 May 2017