The Integrated Microscopy Facility offers a confocal microscopy short course two times a year, in January and June.  It provides a solid background on the use of light microscopy, especially confocal microscopy, as a tool to study cell and molecular biology. The course emphasizes imaging of plant tissues but its scope is not limited to this.  The course consists 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. Students will not need to attend afternoons except for their scheduled hands-on training (2-hour) session(s). The course syllabus may be downloaded from this page.  The course is designed for beginning and intermediate users of confocal microscopy and for those wanting a refresher on confocal and light microscopy.

If you require more information on enrollment please contact Kirk Czymmek (kczymmek@danforthcenter.org).

Download the Confocal Course syllabus