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This EMBO course has been running for nine years. There will be 2-3 lectures each day throughout. The first 3 days will be spent setting up microscopes for brightfield and epifluorescence microscopy, including polarisation and interference contrast methods. The program can be viewed here. The final 6 days will be organised in rotations around the 9 experiments listed below.
1,2 Two experiments with confocal imaging
3 CCD imaging and deconvolution, microinjection, genetically encoded probes, gene gun
4 Confocal imaging with electrophysiology
5 CCD imaging with electrophysiology
6 Photolysis and photometry
7 Total internal reflection fluorescence imaging
8 Laser traps
9 Marine bioluminescence
Special demonstrations and hands-on exercises
Preparations used will include: invertebrate preparations (tunicates, molluscan neurones), zebra fish, mammalian brain slices, Fucus, Arabidopsis, and cell lines view/download course poster
The experiments will be in the large classroom at the MBA and in rooms nearby. Use will be made of marine specimens where possible and student may have an opportunity to trawl for benthos and plankton, depending on weather and availability of the MBA research vessel.
At the end of the course there will be the traditional presentation of the ‘Plymouth Glass Jellyfish Trophy’ to the student handing in the best answers to numerical questions on microscope optics (normally discussed in the local pub).
2011-03-23 - 2011-04-02
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XXIV. International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy
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