Confocal Microscopy Workshop – November 7, 2012

Students will perform the hands-on lab exercises in one of the Longwood Medical Area core facilities, with the help of the core facility staff. Topics covered include:

• When it is appropriate to use a confocal microscope
• The confocal principle (or, how a confocal works)
• Design of laser scanning and fast scanning (e.g., spinning disk) confocal microscopes
• How to properly use illumination, scanning, and detection settings in confocal software
• Quantitative comparison of laser scanning and spinning disk confocal, with guidelines on when to use each

When: November 7, 2012, 9:00am-5:00pm

Where: Harvard Medical School (specific location will be sent in the registration confirmation email)

Lecturers: Jennifer Waters (NIC@HMS) and Lisa Cameron (DFCI)

Lab Instructors: Josh Rosenberg (NIC@HMS), Lara Petrak (NIC@HMS), Lauren Piedmont (NIC@HMS), Lisa Cameron (DFCI), Lai Ding (HNDC), Dan Tom (HNDC), Michelle Ocana (NIF), Eric Marino (IDI) & Tony Hill (Children’s)

Registration and more information

This course is offered as a collaboration among the Nikon Imaging Center, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute Confocal & Light Microscopy Core, the Neurobiology Imaging Facility, the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center Optical Imaging Facility, the Microscopy Resource Dedicated to Live-Cell Imaging Core at the Immune Disease Institute, and the Children’s Hospital Boston Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center Imaging Core.