EMBO practical course on 3D Developmental Imaging

30 June – 08 July 2018 | IGC, Oeiras, Portugal


This 9-day practical course is great for young researchers working in developmental biology (grad students & post-docs or young PIs), who need to image in 3D morphogenetic processes in vivo (animals & plants). Applicants are required to submit a mini-project to carry out during the course, and are encouraged to bring their own samples; we provide a full wetlab with conditions to maintain YOUR embryos! Students can expect to learn how to image their embryos with confocal, two-photon, light-sheet and optical tomography (expected >10 different systems available! lectures also on x-ray micro-tomography and 3D EM), and also 3D image analysis & publication with free (ImageJ, Drishti and others) and commercial software (eg Huygens and Imaris).

The course has several excellent guest speakers and commercial partners, and is hosted by the Advanced Imaging facility at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencias in Oeiras, Portugal. It is a very intense, but also informal course where everyone is encouraged to work long hours, get own results, exchange knowledge, tips, tricks and know about best practices in 3D imaging.

We are looking for 16 highly motivated students to take advantage of this unique opportunity. The registration fee INCLUDES meals, course materials, hotel and local transport, all made possible by generous sponsorship from EMBO, the Gulbenkian Institute and our commercial partners. EMBO provides in addition a limited number of travel grants for candidates from Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey and Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan.

Registrations are now open and have been extended to April 11th!

for more information follow the link: http://meetings.embo.org/event/18-developmental-imaging


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18 - 22 June 2018 | i3S, Porto

Fundamentally practical, this course aims introducing the participants in experimental design, image acquisition, image and data analysis for high throughput (HT) experiments. These are essential skills when generating massive amount of imaged-based data in the biosciences field. Lectures will be given by specialists in the field and participants will learn how to use state of the art technology for HT experimentation and open-source software for image and data analysis. Attendants will get acquainted with use of automated liquid handling equipment and high content (HC) imagers such as IN Cell Analyzer (HCS microscope) and ImageStream (imaging flow cytometer). Interaction with HTS/HCS specialists will be fostered due to the restricted amount of participants.

Registration Deadline: 4th June 2018

MORE INFO & REGISTRATIONS: https://www.ibmc.up.pt/events/upcoming-events/high-throughput-screening-and-image-analysis-biosciences

10th Course on Optical Microscopy Imaging for Biosciences

9-13 April 2018 | i3S, Porto, Portugal

i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação | Porto, Portugal


The 10th edition of the Course on Optical Microscopy Imaging for Biosciences offers to the participants a comprehensive and intensive light microscopy course, that
explores the fundamentals of light microscopy including the optical contrast techniques and fluorescence microscopy. Additionally, it also focuses in advanced light microscopy techniques such as laser scanning confocal microscopy, TIRFM, super-resolution methods, live cell imaging, molecular analysis and quantitative applications and will include an introduction to digital image analysis.
Lectures will be taught by specialists in microscopy and practical sessions supported by the major microscopy companies.