CNWY40120 Advanced Biological Imaging

About the course

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

Credits ECTS 5

Dates November 2023: 6th, 8th, 10th, 13th, 15th 17th, 20th, 22nd & 24th

Schedule 16 hours of lectures (+3 h presentation session) and 4 hours of practical workshops over 3 weeks

Module Coordinator  Assoc. Prof. Dimitri Scholz

6th - Lecture 10-12pm - SCIE 2.18
8th - Lecture 10-12pm - HLTH A007
10th - Lecture 10-12pm - SEM-1.CON - Conway Institute
10th - Workshop 13-16pm - SEM-1.CON - Conway Institute
13th - Lecture 10-12pm - HLTH A007
13th - Workshop 14-17pm - HLTH A007
15th - Workshop 14-17pm - LecTh CON - Conway Institute
17th - Lecture 10-12pm - SEM-1.CON - Conway Institute
20th - Lecture 10-12pm - SCIE 2.18
22nd - Lecture 10-12pm - LecTh CON - Conway Institute
24th - Lecture 10-12pm - SEM-1.CON - Conway Institute
24th - Workshop 14-17pm - SEM-1.CON - Conway Institute

Registration OPEN

Places available Limited

Course structure

The module will be delivered over 3 weeks with morning lectures/seminars and 4 associated practical sessions (afternoons, 2-5pm).

Credit requirements

You will have satisfactory attendance and will complete a presentation-based assignment.

What does it cover?

  • Principles of biologic imaging
  • Microscopy components
  • Bright field microscopy
  • Fluorescence and fluorescent markers
  • Confocal microscopy
  • High content screening and image analysis
  • Histology and immunohistochemistry
  • Ultrastructural imaging

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 confocal microscopy, light sheet microscopy, super resolution microscopy, multi-photon microscopy, high content screening microscopy; techniques in light microscopy and live cell imaging; and also the relationship between light microscopy and electron microscopy.

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