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Electron Microscopy


22. - 26.11. 2021


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


Christel Genoud, Dr., Head of the Electron Microscopy Facility (EMF), University of Lausanne (UNIL)
Jean Daraspe
, Scientific expert, EMF, UNIL
Olivia Muriel Lopez
, Dr., Scientific expert (in-situ CLEM, tomography), EMF & UNIL
Irina Kolotuev
, Senior scientist UNIL, expert (array tomography)
Céline Loussert
, Senior scientist UNIFR, expert (cryo-immuno)
Graham Knott
, Prof., Head of bio-EM facility EPFL, EPFL
Amanda Lewis
, Dr., expert (CLEM for neurodegeneration), EPFL
Romain Guiet
, Dr., imaging specialist, BIOP, EPFL
Alexandre Myasnikov
, Dr., Head of Dubochet Center for Imaging, EPFL
Antonio Mucciolo
Damien De Bellis


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

9h15-12h00: Lectures & Student's talks - ROOM 2451

13h15-16h45: Hands-on demonstrations & Work on your own sample - ROOM 1219

- 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 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


Please, read carefully the Program and Information (PDF) :




University of Lausanne


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


IMPORTANT INFORMATION concerning COVID safety measures: participants must provide a certificate of vaccination or a negative test to participate to the course.




Reimbursements for CUSO Microbiology PhD 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 the procedure Here :

For any question concerning reimbursement please contact the CUSO Microbiology coordinator:



First come, first served.

Deadline for Registration: 15 October 2021

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



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