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EMBO Practical Course

Super-resolution in light microscopy

18 – 23 June 2023 | Prague, Czech Republic

Registration extended to 25 April 2023.

  • Registration Deadline
  • 25 April 2023
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 25 April 2023
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 5 May 2023
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 May 2023

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About the Practical Course

Super-resolution light microscopy (SRLM) is a dynamically evolving field of biomedical approaches. The knowledge of these approaches enables scientists to apply the suitable type of SRLM to their own research projects.

The main goal of this course is to practically demonstrate a broad variety of SRLM methods. During the course, a majority of available SRLM systems will be demonstrated and available for hands-on experience. Leading experts of the field will present their research and methodology. Many opportunities for discussions and social networking will provide a unique and highly efficient environment to support sharing of skills and knowledge. This promotes establishing of contacts and communication channels within the in-field scientific SR community.

The focus of the course is on the practical part with a lot of hands-on sessions supported by theoretical lectures and complemented by presentations of ongoing scientific projects presented by leaders of the field.

Image credit: Visualization of tubular structure - alpha-Tubuline, deconvolved STED image by Dr. Ivan Novotny, Light microscopy core facility, Institute of Molecular Genetics of the 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
  • 25 April 2023
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 25 April 2023
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 5 May 2023
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 May 2023


    EUR 475
    (virtual/lectures only)
    EUR 80
    EUR 475
    (virtual/lectures only)
    EUR 80

Registration includes:

For in-person participants:

  • accommodation
  • meals, catering
  • social program
  • all course materials
  • all lectures
  • all practical sessions and chaired discussions

For virtual participants:

  • all lectures
  • course online materials


Online transactions
via credit/debit card payment

Bank transfer
Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Vídeňská 1083
142 20 Prague 4, Czech Republic
ID: 68378050
VAT ID: CZ68378050

Account No: 107-9743060267/0100
IBAN: CZ1301000001079743060267

Selection criteria

  • motivation letter
  • brief professional CV including a brief description of their experiences in the light microscopy field
  • poster abstract (only for in-person participants): description of their own scientific project(s)

Motivation letter: should resonate with the expected impact of acquired knowledge. It means how the new techniques would boost up the ongoing projects or help to adopt the new techniques to the imaging facility.

CV: short structured CV refers to the scientific/professional history and includes the routinely used techniques in microscopy.

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.

Abstract guidelines

The abstract will be accepted in English language and the word limit is 400 words.
The abstract describes the project and/or should clarify the methodical approach, mainly the methods of microscopy.

In cases where the candidate does not have a scientific project (facility staff or company members), the poster abstract should describe ongoing techniques or approaches frequently used in their lab.

Poster specifications

Maximal dimension for the poster is A0:

Height: 841mm, width: 1189 mm

Travel grants and registration fee waivers

Travel grants and registration fee waivers are available for participants.

Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizers. EMBO travel grants and registration fee waivers are allocated on the basis of the quality of the submitted abstract.
Applicants do not need to apply separately for these but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered.

Additional travel grants are available for EMBC Associate Member States Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan.

Special travel grants and registration fee waivers

A limited number of travel grants and registration fee waivers are availablefor scientists working in Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovenia and Turkey. Grants are allocated on the basis of the quality of the submitted abstract.

A maximum of 700 Euros per participant are available to cover registration fees, travel, and accommodation (no additional subsistence costs can be covered). To apply, please indicate the itemized amount requested in the travel grants section of the registration form.

Child care grants

EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional childcare 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 childcare grant and specify the sum that you will need.

Code of conduct

Anti-harassment and non-discrimination policy

This EMBO meeting shall maintain an environment free of harassment and discriminatory behaviour for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, beliefs (religious or otherwise) or manner of articulation.

Harassment and discrimination of attendees in any form, either in person or online is not tolerated.

Attendees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and all communication and behavior should conform to a respectful environment for all.

Media and communications policy



Ivan Novotny

Michaela Blazikova




Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Vídeňská 1083
142 20 Prague 4
Czech Republic


​Budějovická 743/15, 140 00 Praha 4 – Michle

To increase the networking potential, we already reserved an appropriate number of single rooms for all participants, organizers, and invited speakers in the HOTEL ILF. Accommodation will be provided for in-person participants and invited speakers for 7 nights: 17 – 24 June 2023.

The return shuttle bus for reaching the institute and social evening is included.


The Prague Main train station is located in the Prague city center, the public transport to the IMG is by subway and by bus and takes about half an hour. Taxi for this distance costs ~25 Euros.

The Vaclav Havel Prague International Airport is located 17 km from IMG (34 km driving distance using the city circle) driving takes half an hour door-to-door. Taxi for this distance costs ~50 Euros.

For both options, it is possible to use public transport by combination of subway and bus. It takes about an hour from the airport and 30 min form the train station, the cost is 40 CZK (1.5 Euros) for a 90 min ticket.

About the Area

The IMG is located in a modern building (opened in 2007) and is well-equipped for hosting congresses, conferences, workshops and courses. Seminar rooms and lecture hall offer state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and Wi-Fi connection. The capacity of the course lecture room is 50 seats with tables for laptops. The institute provides sufficient parking capacity. IMG is surrounded with wooden terrace and a small park with pond, suitable place for barbecues.

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