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Volume electron microscopy by automated serial SEM

26 November – 01 December 2017 | Basel, Switzerland

  • Registration Deadline
  • 30 June 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 June 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 31 July 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 31 August 2017

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About the Practical Course

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Recent developments in scanning electron microscopes (SEM) have led to ground-breaking opportunities in volume imaging of cells and tissues. The aim of this EMBO Practical Course is to provide extensive theoretical and practical knowledge on the 3 main techniques for automated serial imaging based on SEM (ASI-SEM): microtome-based serial block-face SEM, focused ion beam SEM and array tomography. At the issue of the course, the participants will be able to assess the potentials of each technique and which fit best to their own scientific project. The participants will acquire the theoretical background to understand the different techniques as well as to optimize the imaging conditions. Data processing, analysis and management will be covered extensively, as they are inherent key considerations to all ASI-SEM techniques. An important fraction of the course will be devoted to hands-on experimentation on i) sample preparation adapted to each ASI-SEM technique ii) operation of the hardware (SEMs, automated microtomes) and iii) image processing software (stack registration, segmentation, tracing).

 

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Registration

  • Registration Deadline
  • 30 June 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 June 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 31 July 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 31 August 2017

 

  • STUDENT/POSTDOCS EUR 400

Registration includes:

  • Accommodation for 5 nights
  • Lunch and dinners
  • Coffee breaks
  • Course material

Payment

Payments details will be sent by email to selected participants

Selection criteria

Applicants will be chosen based on their interests for the ASI-SEM techniques and the impact that these techniques will bring to their projects and carriers. Training in classical electron microscopy will be a plus.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts (250 words) should emphasize why the applicant need to become an ASi-SEM expert in its scientific carrier. Scientific questions and relevant techniques should be presented

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for eligible participants. Applicants do not need to apply separately for travel grants for this event but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered for a travel grant. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants' page.

 

Contact

Ramona Tarnowksi

Email: Ramona.tarnowski@fmi.ch

 

 
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Accommodation

Hotel du Commerce
Riehenring 91
4058 Basel
Telefon +41 (0)61 690 23 23
Telefax +41 (0)61 690 23

Transport

From the Swiss/French railway station (SBB/SNCF)
Trams stop in front of the station. Take tram #2 from platform #3 (direction "Eglisee"). Trams leave every 5 minutes. Get off at the stop "Gewerbeschule" at Mattenstrasse. Cross the tram tracks and follow Mattenstrasse for about 200 m, then turn right into Maulbeerstrasse. You will find the FMI about 150 m along Maulbeerstrasse on the right. Journey time is 10 minutes.

From the Swiss/German railway station (Basel Bad. Bahnhof/DB)
The FMI is a short distance from the front entrance of this railway station. Cross the main road "Schwarzwaldallee" using the pedestrian subway, which is to you left as you exit the station building. On leaving the subway on the other side of the road continue straight ahead for 150 m then turn left into Maulbeerstrasse (see site map below). The FMI is about 100 m down the street on the left. Journey time approx. 3 minutes on foot.

From the airport
(EuroAirport Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg)
Leave the baggage claim hall by the Swiss exit!

By Bus

Take bus #50 to the Swiss/French railway station (SBB/SNCF). Buses leave every 15 minutes (more frequent at peak times). From the railway station, take tram #1 or #2 from platform #3 (direction "Bad. Bahnhof"). Trams leave every 5 minutes. Get off at the stop "Gewerbeschule" at Mattenstrasse. Cross the tram tracks and follow Mattenstrasse for about 200 m, then turn right into Maulbeerstrasse. You will find the FMI about 150 m along Maulbeerstrasse on the right. Total journey time is 35 minutes.

By Taxi

The FMI is a short ride from the airport by taxi. Journey time about 15 minutes.

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