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EMBO Practical Course

Super-resolution in light microscopy

20 – 22 September 2021 | Virtual

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 3 September 2021
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 7 September 2021
  • Payment Deadline
  • 14 Septmeber 2021

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About the Practical Course

Super-resolution light microscopy (SRLM) is a dynamically evolving field of biomedical sciences.

Despite the Covid-19 situation, we feel the need to stay close together and keep our “EMBO Practical course: Super-resolution in light microscopy” alive and run it in VIRTUAL.

On the virtual platform, we would offer three-day course full of scientific lecture presented by progressive scientists from the field, solving very practical aspects of microscopy work in super-resolution.

The scientific lectures will be balanced with sufficient number of lectures given by leading microscopic companies presenting their new and original solutions for SR microscopy not from marketing but from the technical and principal way.

The theoretical background needed for understanding the methods will be covered by brief booklet compilation of super-resolution techniques fundaments. By that, participants will be theoretically introduced to the main SR approaches: Single molecule localization microscopy (SMLM), Structured illumination microscopy (SIM), Stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy and high-resolution computational methods.

Practical shape of the course will be secured by combination of three practical sessions “live-shared-screens” of running SR systems with brief and strait way demonstration of how to set up the acquisition, what is important to check and how quickly evaluate the result image; inspected techniques will be STED, SIM and SMLM.

The social networking will be fed by important sessions of discussion with speakers and trainers and also by discussion with representatives of companies.

Image: Visualization of the mitochondrial network in model pancreatic beta-cells (INS-1E), MitoView staining, SIM
Author: Anezka Kahancova, dept. of Mitochondrial Physiology, Institute of Physiology CAS, CZ

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
  • 3 September 2021
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 7 September 2021
  • Payment Deadline
  • 14 Septmeber 2021



Registration includes:

  • Course materials
  • Virtual platform


Bank transfer

After the selection process, the invoice will be sent together with the positive decision. In the invoice, there will be all necessary payment details for the transaction.

Selection criteria

  • A motivation letter that describes the expected impact of the acquired knowledge. It should show how the new techniques would further ongoing projects or help to adapt the techniques to the imaging facility.
  • A short structured CV including the registrant's scientific/professional history, a brief description of their experiences in the light microscopy field, and the techniques routinely used in microsocpy.

The important criteria will be the motivation and expectations from which we can estimate a potential impact of the course to the projects or carrier of the candidate.

Registration Fee Waivers

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

Specific fee waivers are available for participants of any nationality working in laboratories in Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan. To apply, please send an email directly to the meeting organisers justifying your request.

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.



Ivan Novotny



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