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CNWY40170 Fundamental Biological Imaging

About the course

Designed for students who wish to understand and become critically aware of the basic principles, practice and applications of rapidly developing imaging technologies.

Credits ECTS 2.5

Dates TBC

Schedule Lectures (mornings) plus practical workshops (afternoons)

Module co-ordinator   Professor Jeremy Simpson

Venue Imaging facilities (UCD Conway & Science Centre)

Registration Open TBC 

Places available 40

Course structure

The module will be delivered over 2 days in with lectures/seminars (mornings) with associated practical sessions (afternoons)

Credit requirements

You will have satisfactory attendance and will complete a 1 hour exam.

What does it cover?

  • Principles of microscopy
  • Staining and contrasting of samples
  • Histochemistry, immunohistochemistry
  • Wide-field microscopy
  • Confocal microscopy
  • High content screen microscopy
  • Live cell imaging
  • Electron microscopy

Why enrol?

Particular focus is given to white and fluorescent light-based imaging approaches. A series of lectures will inform about the concepts of imaging and microscopy; application of histology, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence; basics of wide-field microscopy, confocal microscopy and high content screening microscopy; techniques in light microscopy and live cell imaging; and also the relationship between light microscopy and electron microscopy. Structured practical sessions will also allow the students to gain first-hand experience in the operation of various pieces of microscopy equipment.

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