About the Practical Course
Light sheet microscopy is an established imaging technology that enables the recording of large biological specimens with minimal photo-damage. It opens new avenues to study cell biological and developmental processes with unprecedented imaging speed and facilitates systems biology approaches by quantitative imaging of living systems in their entirety. Although light sheet technology is still developing, it has become broadly available through commercial and open-access platforms. In this interdisciplinary course, we are continuing the tradition of three such courses in 2014, 2016 and 2018 at MPI-CBG in Dresden. This new installment of the course at CEITEC Brno will focus on the emerging trends in the field, namely, the combination of light sheet imaging with other imaging modalities in a correlative approach and probing the physical properties of living systems imaged with the light sheet technology. Given the scientific focus of the hosting organisation, we will particularly welcome students bringing applications of light sheet microscopy to imaging plants and viral infections.
Image credits: Johannes Girstmair (MPI-CBG)
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.