Internal Crick Light Microscopy lecture series - upcoming sessions

The Crick Advanced Light Microscopy (CALM) STP has a special role in training researchers from the Crick and partner institutions. Therefore, CALM organise a yearly series of internal lectures to examine in depth important topics in light microscopy, image analysis, and image data management.

This year's series of CALM lectures will treat the topics of Magnification and Image Formation, Fluorescence, Optical Sectioning, Confocal and Multiphoton Microscopies, Light-sheet Microscopy, Principles of Image Analysis with FIJI, and Data Management with OMERO. The series is suitable for anyone (especially new starters) wanting to learn more about these techniques. Lectures do not need to be attended in order, although they do tend to build on each other.

CALM seminars series: 19th Jan - 15 Mar

*Please note that to attend seminars you need to be a member of Crick staff or part of a university attachment

Talk 1:  19 Jan 2024 Seminar room 3, 13:00 - 14:30
Optics for biologists: basic principles of fluorescence and microscopy (Kurt Anderson)

Talk 2:  2 Feb 2024 Seminar room 3, 13:00-14:30
Introduction to Optical Sectioning (Donald Bell)

Talk 3:  9 Feb 2024 Seminar room 3, 13:00-14:30
Lasers and optics to study cells and tissues at subcellular or molecular level (Rocco D'Antuono)

Talk 4:  16 Feb 2024 Seminar room 3, 13:00-14:30
How to Design and Image an Immunofluorescent Experiment (Sonia Spitzer & Mary Green)

Talk 5:  23 Feb 2024 Seminar room 3, 13:00-14:30
Volume imaging with light-sheet (LS), high-resolution episcopic microscopy (HREM), 2-photon serial sectioning (Brainsaw) and optical projection tomography (OPT) (Alessandro Ciccarelli, Dan Gunton and Fabrice Prin)

Talk 6:   1 Mar 2024 Training rooms 1 & 2, 13:00-14:30
Want a bit more? Super resolution microscopy (Matt Renshaw)

Talk 7:   8 Mar 2024 Training rooms 1 & 2, 13:00-14:30
Introduction to image analysis (Todd Fallesen)

Talk 8:   15 Mar 2024 Seminar room 3, 13:00-14:30
How to manage your image data and metadata with OMERO (Kenneth Ho)

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