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Electron Microscopy Practical Course


10-14 October 2022


Dr. Christel Genoud, Electron Microscopy Facility, University of Lausanne


Dr. Christel Genoud, Head of the Electron Microscopy Facility (EMF), University of Lausanne (UNIL)

Jean Daraspe, Scientific expert, EMF, UNIL

Irina Kolotuev, Senior scientist UNIL, expert

Antonio Mucciolo, EMF, UNIL

Damien De Bellis, EMF, UNIL

[External speakers : TBA]


 The course with take place at the Electron Microscopy Facility of The University of Lausanne.

Mornings: lectures

Afternoon: hands-on demonstrations + work on your own sample


- To identify the best EM method for each student samples/questions
- To discover which EM techniques that are available at the EMF could forward your research
- To identify how molecules can be localized in cells or tissues.
- To learn the basics of EM image acquisition, analysis and reconstruction
- To understand basic SEM and TEM operating principles
- To gain exposure to various methods of preparing biological samples for EM together with the advantages and disadvantages related to each of these methods

Topics covered:
- TEM, transmission electron microscopy
- TEM sample preparation: chemical and high-pressure f freezing procedures
- SEM, scanning electron microscopy
- SEM sample preparation
- Volume EM: TEM- tomography, Focused Ion Beam-SEM, Array Tomography
- Ultramicrotomy, resin sections - Cryo-ultramicrotomy, the Tokuyasu technique
- Image processing, volume reconstruction, and modelling


More Information will follow


University of Lausanne, Electron Microscopy Facility




The course is organized in collaboration with the CUSO doctoral programs Molecular Plant Sciences (CUSO MPS) and StarOmics (CUSO StarOmics).




Reimbursements for Microbiology CUSO students:

- Train ticket, 2°class, half-fare from your institution to the place of the activity.


NEW from 2021: Reimbursement of your travel tickets can be asked online through your MyCUSO.
See HERE for the procedure.

For any question concerning reimbursement please contact the CUSO Microbiology coordinators at [email protected].

Other CUSO Students:

Please contact the coordinator of your Program 


Deadline for registration: 29.09.2022

12 places available for CUSO students (4 for each participating program)

** 50 CHF of cancelation fees will be demanded for cancelations after the registration deadline **



Deadline for registration 26.09.2022

In case of question, please contact us at microbiologie(at)cuso(dot)ch

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