Workshop on Light Microscopy

John J. Lemasters lemaster at med.unc.edu
Tue Dec 28 15:33:53 EST 1999


LIGHT MICROSCOPY FOR THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES (LMBS)

April 9-14, 2000

Carolina Workshops
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The LMBS workshop provides a solid introduction to the concepts and
practical applications of light micros-copy.  Students will have
opportunities for extensive hands-on experience with state-of-the-art
equipment for optical imaging, digital image processing, and
fluorescence and confocal microscopy guided by experienced academic and
commercial staff. Lectures and laboratory exercises will include:
geometric and wave optics of image formation; microscope alignment;
phase contrast, reflection interference contrast, polarization, and
dif-ferential interference contrast microscopy; video and digital
cameras; contrast enhancement by analog and digital image processing;
principles of fluorescence and fluorescence microscopy; ion imaging and
fluorescent probes, including green fluorescent protein; and laser
scanning confocal and multiphoton microscopy. Stu-dents are encouraged
to bring their own specimens for analysis.

Tuition:  $1000.00
Application Deadline: March 1, 2000

Instructors:
Kenneth A. Jacobson, Ph.D.
John J. Lemasters, M.D., Ph.D.
Edward D. Salmon, Ph.D.
*All Instructors are from the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill

CAROLINA WORKSHOPS are intensive hands-on laboratory courses designed to
teach cutting edge meth-ods in molecular biology and biotechnology.
Several courses on different topics in molecular biology and/or
biotechnology are offered each year.  Most participants in the Carolina
Workshops already hold M.D. or Ph.D. degrees, or are advanced
pre-doctoral students.  The courses are designed for novice students as
well as for in-dividuals with prior experience. All students benefit
from in-depth interaction with instructors.

The Workshop on LIGHT MICROSCOPY FOR THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES will cover
basic con-cepts of light microscopy and introduce several advanced
techniques relevant to modern cell and molecular biology. A commercial
staff representing leading microscopic manufacturers will make available
for student use the latest and most advanced instrumentation for light
microscopy, image detection and computerized im-age analysis.

TO APPLY, send a curriculum vita and a brief letter describing your
research interests and reasons for enroll-ing. Because previous courses
have been oversubscribed, applicants should contact the program office
as soon as possible.  Please indicate your complete mailing address,
telephone/fax number and E-mail address.  Full consideration will be
given to applications received by March 1, 2000.

For further information or to apply, contact:
Dr. Wayne Litaker, Workshop Director
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Program in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7100
TELEPHONE (919) 966-1730, FAX (919) 966-6821
E-mail:  litaker at med.unc.edu



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