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Electron Microscopy


22. - 26.11. 2021


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


Christel Genoud, Dr., Electron Microscopy Facility, University of Lausanne Jean Daraspe, Electron Microscopy Facility, University of Lausanne Antonio Mucciolo, Electron Microscopy Facility, University of Lausanne Damien De Bellis, Electron Microscopy Facility, University of Lausanne
- 2 external (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 Goals:
- 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


The program above will be updated on a regular base.


University of Lausanne


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


Reimbursements for CUSO Microbiology PhD Students

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

CUSO Microbiology Students:
Reimbursement form attached with original tickets has to be sent to the CUSO Microbiology coordinator Andrea Bshary
Université de Neuchâtel, Rue Emile-Argand 11, 2000 Neuchâtel

CUSO Students from other Programs:
Please send the reimbursement form to the coordinator of your own program.

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






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