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Plant Imaging: Advanced Light Microscopy [FULL]


14-15 February 2019


Sylvain Loubéry, Dr., Plant Imaging Unit, UNIGE
Christoph Bauer, Dr., Bioimaging Center, UNIGE


Sylvain Loubéry, Dr., Plant Imaging Unit, UNIGE


The course is organized in collaboration with the Interuniversity Doctoral Program in Organismal Biology of Neuchâtel (DP-Biol).


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


Part of the course will consist in lectures (basic and advanced optical microscopy, sample preparation, image analysis) and part of it will consist in hands-on sessions (confocal and widefield microscopy, 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. Participants are welcome to bring their own samples.


This training course will be of value to anyone wanting to gain experience in modern fluorescence microscopy. In addition to the hands-on parts, the course will include tutorials on the theory and practice of current plant imaging techniques, as well as of image analysis. The Plant Imaging Unit at UniGE is experimented in a variety of plant microscopy modalities.


Prerequisites: 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.


See HERE for the detailed Program and Schedule (PDF)


Please see on the Doctoral Program in Organismal Biology page for more details.


University of Geneva, Sciences II, quai Ernest-Ansermet 30, Room A50A


Please contact the DP-Biol doctoral program coordinator




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

Reimbursement form attached with original tickets has to be sent to the MPS coordinator Zoia Debora at University of Lausanne, Department of Molecular Plant Biology, Biophore - quartier UNIL-Sorge, 1015 Lausanne.
For any question concerning reimbursement please contact the CUSO MPS coordinator Debora Zoia.


Please register through the DP-Biol webpage
Deadline for registration: 30.01.2019



This course is free and open to all PhD students.
Priority is given to DP-Biol and CUSO MPS participants (who need microscopy skills for their current or future projects) until 20 January 2019.



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