Basic Course in SEM and TEM (1 ECTS)

Date: 2018-02-20—2018-02-22
Location: KBC-huset, UCEM
The event is for: employees

This course covers fundamental theory and operational principles as well as specimen preparation techniques for scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM/TEM).

The aim of this course is to provide general and basic introduction of EM to PhD students and postdocs, who would like to work with EM methods in their projects. We accept participants from all research departments and universities and have no specific focus on research topics. This course includes lectures, laboratory demonstrations and microscope operation demonstrations.

The TEM session will explain the preparation of EM grids, negative staining of proteins, plastic embedding of samples and sample sectioning by ultra-microtome. The SEM session covers both biological and materials science samples. We will not have time to work on participants' samples during the course, but you are welcome to use the facility after undertaking proper EM training. Please, only apply if you have time to participate for 3 full days.

HIGHLIGHT: Open lectures - Invited speakers: Per Persson, Linköpings University,

Location: Lectures at KBC + laboratory demonstrations at UCEM - 5th, 6th floor + new EM building (Level 1), Umeå University.

Participants: 15 persons. Open to all research students, postdocs and staff.
Instructors: UCEM staff

Duration: 3 days
Breaks/Refreshments: Coffee, cookies and fruit will be served (no lunch)

Costs: No course fee. But full attendance is required.

Registration deadline: 5 February 2018

Credits: 1 ECTS - certificate will be given after participants attend all lectures and laboratory demonstrations for the 3-day course. Oral and practical examination during lab and EM demonstrations.


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Organizer: Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy UCEM
Contact person: Cheng Choo Lee (Nikki)
Phone: +46 90 786 93 44
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Last day of registration: 2018-02-05 at. 11:59 PM.
Event type: Course/education
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