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EMBO Practical Course

Advanced methods of electron microscopy in cell biology

10 – 20 June 2019 | České Budějovice, Czech Republic

  • Registration Deadline
  • 7 April 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 21 April 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 20 May 2019

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About the Practical Course

Course Overview

This EMBO Practical Course offers the opportunity to acquire a portfolio of cutting edge EM methods; allowing the participants to integrate EM tools and readouts into the workflow of their own cell biological research projects. The course focuses on teaching the theoretical background and the latest practical developments in the field.


Students, early-stage post-docs and technicians are encouraged to apply.


  • State of the art fixation including cryo-methods
  • Correlative light and electron microscopy
  • Molecular mapping (immuno-EM)
  • Three-dimensional EM imaging using tomography and serial imaging
  • Advanced quantitative image analysis (stereology, nanomorphomics).

Learning Outcomes

You will gain an intensive overview of the most advanced methods in electron microscopy for cell biology. We will provide training in project/experimental design, often adapted to each of the student projects. Moreover, the course has been running for over 30 years and has contributed to the creation of a wide community of electron microscopists (both students and teachers) all over the world.

About EMBO Courses and Workshops

EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).

Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 7 April 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 21 April 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 20 May 2019



Registration includes:

  • Accommodation for 10 nights, check-in 10 June 2019, check-out 20 June 2019
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments throughout the course
  • Social event and farewell party
  • Participation in all course lectures and practical training
  • Course materials


Successful applicants will be asked to confirm their participation on the course by paying the course fee before 20 May 2019. The payment details will be part of the notification e-mail. There will be a waiting list of a few applicants and places will be awarded if the possibility arises.

Selection criteria

Applications will be evaluated by the organizers and co-organizers. Applicants should be aware that in order to be considered for place on this course they have to complete the application page including a short CV, a description of project and an explanation of their motivation. Incomplete application will not be considered.

Following guidelines for EMBO Practical Courses, this event is primarily addressed to students and young researchers. But considering its specificity, we will also promote the attendance of scientists and technical staff of laboratories or facilities who have the potential to spread the acquired techniques to their local scientific communities. All applicants are also invited to mention in their application if they have or will have access to EM equipment after the course.

The application must include a project description (maximum 2000 words).

Poster specifications

Students are encouraged also to present a poster which can be exhibited throughout the course and may provoke discussions during e.g. coffee breaks.

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for 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.

Child care grant

EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional child care costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at any EMBO Courses and Workshop funded meeting. Eligible costs include fees for a caregiver or child-care facility, travel costs for a caregiver, or travel costs for taking the child to the meeting etc. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for the grant. Please also describe how you intend to use the child care grant and specify the sum that you will need.

Additional Registration Information

On the first day the students will be expected to describe a summary of their research project in a concise 7 minutes presentation.



Martina Tesarova





Shared Campus of Biology Centre of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and Faculty of Science

University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice

Biology Centre of CAS

Laboratory of Electron Microscopy

Branisovska 31

37005 Ceske Budejovice

Czech Republic


Students will be housed in single rooms at university dormitory Pedagog, which are located in close proximity to campus 2 min by walk from the course venue. Meals including breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner will be served in the student's canteen located next to the student's residence. Special food requirements will be taken care of. Facilities for the disabled are available.


The closest airport – Vaclav Havel Airport Prague – is remote 130 km from Ceske Budejovice. We are planning to pick up arriving participants directly there. Otherwise it is possible to go by train, bus (both approx. 10 Euro) or other transport service – it will be necessary to communicate the date, the flight number and the precise times of arrival and departure). The travel duration is around 3 hours.

From Linz in Austria: Bus and train approx. 10 Euro, travel duration around 3 hours.
From Vienna International Airport (Austria): Bus and train approx. 42 Euro, travel duration 4.5 hours.

The course will take place at the shared campus of Biology Centre and University of South Bohemia, Branisovska Street 31, Ceske Budejovice, (Google map). The best way to get there by public transport is to take the bus no.3, direction to “Máj” from the central bus/train station and go to the stop “Jihočeská univerzita”. The ticket (13 CZK) can be purchased at most bus stops. You should go to the building labelled “Biologické centrum”.

About the Area

České Budějovice or Budweis - is the South Bohemian capital of the Czech Republic, located some 150 km south of the Czech capital Prague. It was founded in 1265 by Přemysl Otakar II and boasts a rich and eventful history. Naturally, Budweis is famous as a brewery town; beer has been brewed here since the 13th century. Currently there are two breweries in Budweis: Budvar, where the genuine Budweiser beer (not the American one!) has been brewed since the beginning of the 19th century, and Samson the town brewery, founded in 1795. The city, as well as the whole region of South Bohemia has many remarkable places ideal for sightseeing, two of them, the medieval town Český Krumlov and village Holašovice , are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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