Detailed information about the course

[ Back ]

Electron Microscopy Practical Course


22-26 November 2021, to be confirmed

Lang EN Workshop language is English

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


Christel Genoud, Dr., Electron Microscopy Facility, University of LausanneJean Daraspe, Electron Microscopy Facility, University of LausanneAntonio Mucciolo, Electron Microscopy Facility, University of LausanneDamien De Bellis, Electron Microscopy Facility, University of Lausanne
- 2 external (to confirm)


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




University of Lausanne, Electron Microscopy Facility, Room TBA




The course is organized in collaboration with the CUSO doctoral programs in Microbiology (CUSO Microbiology) and StarOmics (CUSO StarOmics).


Reimbursements for CUSO students: Train ticket, 2°class, half-fare from your institution to the place of the activity.
NO reimbursement for your meal expenses.

CUSO StarOmics students:
Reimbursement form attached with original tickets has to be sent to the StarOmics coordinator Corinne Dentan at University of Lausanne, CIG, Le Génopode, 1015 Lausanne.

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 StarOmics coordinator Corinne Dentan.


Other CUSO students:
Please contact the coordinator of your program.



Deadline for registration
Joint activity joint
short-url short URL

short-url URL onepage