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Practical Introduction Courses

OIC courses "Practical introduction to laser scanning microscopy"

 

These courses are developed by the Erasmus Optical Imaging Centre (OIC) for first time users to get an overview of different techniques used on the confocal microscopes and to get a basic practical training.  

 

This training course consists of two parts of 3 hours each.  In the first part of the introduction the basic principles of the confocal microscope are explained and you will get a first impression of the confocal software.

The second part of the training is a one-on-one training session in which we will optimize the microscope settings for your samples.  For this part you need to bring your own samples.  After this second session independent use of the confocal is permitted.

 

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"Leica Confocal Introduction Course"

This course is meant for people who are really going to use the Leica confocal microscopes shortly after the course.  The course is necessary for all people who want to use the Leica confocal microscopes.

 

The course will be given by Gert-Jan Kremers

The maximum number of participants is 4

 

This course is given on a monthly basis, every 1st Tuesday of the month from 12.15 to 15.00. Please contact Gert-Jan if you want to attend this course (g.kremers at Erasmusmc.nl, tel. 43578).

 

 

"Zeiss LSM510 Confocal Introduction Course"

This course is meant for people who are really going to use the Zeiss confocal microscopes shortly after the course.  The course is necessary for all people who want to use the Zeiss LSM510 confocal microscopes.

 

The maximum number of participants is 4

 

This course is given on a monthly basis, every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 12.15 to 15.00.  Please contact Gert-Jan if you want to attend this course (g.kremers at Erasmusmc.nl, tel. 43578).

 

 

"Zeiss LSM700 Confocal Introduction Course"

This course is meant for people who are really going to use the Zeiss LSM700 confocal microscope shortly after the course.

 

This course is given on a regular basis by Alex Nigg. Please contact Alex if you want to attend this course (a.nigg at Erasmusmc.nl, tel. 44407).

 

 

"Spinning Disk confocal and TIRF microscope Introduction Course"

This course is meant for people who are really going to use the spinning disk confocal or the TIRF microscope shortly after the course.

 

This course is given on a regular basis by Martijn de Gruiter.  Please contact Gert-Jan Kremers if you want to attend this course (g.kremers at Erasmusmc.nl, tel. 43578).

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A consent of your workgroup leader is necessary to follow the courses. You can subscribe to the course by sending an email to Gert-Jan Kremers or Alex Nigg (LSM700) with your name, telephone number, department and name of your workgroup leader and the course you want to do. Please also include answers to the questions below.

 

1. What kind of samples do you want to image (live cells, fixed cells or tissues, etc).


2. What fluorophores are you planning to use (Alexa488, GFP, DAPI, etc).


3. Do you have a preference for a certain confocal microscope (we will take this into consideration, but offer no guarantees).


4. Do you have experience using a confocal microscope? If yes, do you know what brand of microscope this was (Leica, Zeiss, Nikon, etc).

 

Remark: New users with prior experience with the confocal microscope may skip the first part of the training, depending on their level of experience.


If you do not know yet how to setup your imaging experiment we can discuss this as well.