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Plant Imaging: Advanced Light Microscopy


26-27 January 2023


Dr. Sylvain Loubéry, UNIGE
Dr. Christoph Bauer, UNIGE


Dr. Sylvain Loubéry, Plant Imaging Unit, UNIGE


The course will focus on light microscopy, and the objective of the course is two-fold:

- to acquire or strengthen basic knowledge of the most common methods of plant optical imaging (including sample preparation and staining);
- to acquire or strengthen basic skills in image acquisition and in image analysis.

The course includes three lectures on basic and advanced fluorescence microscopy, sample preparation, and image analysis.
In parallel, hands-on sessions will be held on fluorescence microscopy and on image analysis.

During the hands-on sessions, all participants will use at least three different set-ups, including widefield as well as CLSM confocal microscopes. These sessions will be done with samples brought by the participants. For the hands-on microscopy parts, participants will be grouped by 3 and the groups will rotate between different microscopes. During the image analysis hands-on, participants will work on image analysis and Fiji; this will be done on laptops brought by the participants.
The practicals will take place at the Bioimaging Center of UniGE.

The participants are expected to have prior experience with microscopy (and preferably with confocal microscopy).
Participants will be asked to bring their own laptops for the image analysis hand-on session.


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Schedule: 9am - 5pm

Program: PDF


University of Geneva, building Sciences III, Room 0059


The participants will bring their own samples and their own laptops for this course.
The practicals will take place at the Bioimaging Center of UniGE.

The course is organized in collaboration with the Doctoral School in Life Sciences of Neuchâtel (DSLS)



Reimbursements for CUSO MPS Students:
Train ticket, 2°class, half-fare from your institution to the place of the activity.

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 MPS coordinator Debora Zoia


Reimbursement for DSLS Students: please see with the coordinator Emilie Genty



- Maximum number of participants: 9 people (minimum 6).
- 5 places available for CUSO MPS students, 4 places available for DSLS students.
- A waiting list will be prepared to ensure that there are no empty seats.

Deadline for registration: 11 January 2023

*For cancellations after the deadline of registration or no-show: 50 CHF administrative fee



Deadline for registration 11.01.2023
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