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The 2014 QB3/UCSF Course will be held from July 27th to August 2nd, 2014 at the Mission Bay Campus, UCSF. This course will provide intensive microscope based instruction and hands on experience for today’s researcher. Lectures will be accompanied by bench work, using the latest instruments available.  Course seminars will be presented by a highly qualified array of instructors, and augmented by research lectures.

Last Year’s Course was a huge success! Check out our reviews and pics of the course.

Topics covered will range from ray physics and image formation,  DIC, Fluorescence, Confocal, Super Resolution, TIRF, 2 Photon, FRAP and other advanced imaging techniques. Attendees will leave this course with a solid understanding of the latest imaging instruments and techniques available.

Who can attend?

The course administration is interested in attendance from a wide range of studies and locations, as such anyone with rudimentary experience with microscopy, who works in an imaging related field and who wants to greatly improve their skill set and ability to work with these systems, is encouraged to attend.

***Please note that, due to the hands-on nature of this course, attendance is limited. If you plan to attend, please make sure to apply for attendance as soon as possible. The deadline for applications is May 1st, 2014.

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What will I learn and do at the course?

Course attendees will learn :

  • What major microscopy/imaging techniques are available today
  • What new methods are emerging & will be available to market soon
  • How to choose the right instrument for a set of requirements
  • Best practices for sample preparation for each instrument type.

You can see last year's schedule as an example of what we cover. This year's will be slightly different but will cover the same general topics.

 How Much does it Cost?

The course tuition is $2,295. This does not include travel to the course, or hotel accommodations. Stipends are available! More information on stipends and costs can be found on the application page.

Are there stipends available?

There are currently stipends available for both the course tuition, and hotel accommodations. Please apply for a stipend when you apply for the course.

Where is the course held?

Laboratory work and lectures will all take place at the UCSF/QB3 Facility at the Mission Bay Campus.

 For other questions and information please contact the course administrator.