Microscopy Courses

Workshops

SMM offers a range of specialised short courses on microscopy techniques and sample preparation. We also have excellent online training modules available for the following instruments via MyScope:

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
X-ray diffraction (XRD)
Scanning Probe and Atomic Force Microscopy
Confocal Microscopy
Microanalysis

WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS - 2017

Seminar - SEM
SEM

Date: Wednesday 22 March
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Venue: Room 236, Madsen Building (F09)
Cost: FREE

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Overview: Find out about the excellent range of scanning electron microscopes (SEM) available at SMM and hear two talks from users on the application of our SEM services to their research.

Seminar - LIGHT MICROSCOPY
Light

Date: Wednesday 29 March
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Venue: Seminar room 1.2, Charles Perkins Centre (D17)
Cost: FREE

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Overview: Find out about our comprehensive range of light microscopes and hear two users talk about the application of SMM's light microscopy services to their research.

WORKSHOP - TEM
TEM

Date: Wednesday 29 March
Time: 9am - 1pm
Venue: Room 236, Madsen Building (F09)
Cost: FREE

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Overview: Learn how TEM can be used to characterise a vast range of materials from metals and minerals to pharmaceuticals and cells. We'll present images and information that can be acquired from using a TEM and show you the types of samples and preparation needed for great results.

Limited places available so book early!

Seminar - IMAGE ANALYSIS
Image analysis

Date: Wednesday 5 April
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Venue: Seminar room 1.2, Charles Perkins Centre (D17)
Cost: FREE

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Overview: Find out about the great range of image analysis tools available at SMM.

WORKSHOP - SEM
SEM biological

Date: Wednesday 5 April
Time: 9am - 1pm
Venue: Room 236, Madsen Building (F09)
Cost: FREE

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Overview: Learn about the versatility of the SEM platform, from metals and minerals to pharmaceutical and cells. We'll present an overview of the types of images and information that can be acquired from using a SEM, along with the types of samples and preparation that is needed for great results.

Limited places available so book early!

WORKSHOP - Light Microscopy
Light

Date: Wednesday 12 April
Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: Seminar room 1.2, Charles Perkins Centre (D17)
Cost: FREE

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Overview: An introduction to fluorescence technique, fluorescence and confocal microscopes, and specimen preparation, with a tutorial on common fluorophores and filter sets. This one day workshop aims to provide a strong basis for new users, Honours, PhD students and research staff in fluorescence microscopy.

Limited places available so book early!

WORKSHOP - Image Analysis
Image Analysis graphic

Date: Wednesday 19 April
Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: Dry Teaching Lab 1.4, Charles Perkins Centre (D17)
Cost: FREE

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Overview: This one day workshop is a great opportunity for researchers to try out ImageJ with our technical staff on hand to help you through the process of analysing image data and preparing figures for publication. We'll guide you all the way from opening an image file through to writing and running a basic analysis macro. This entry level workshop is suitable for any users, students or researchers and no prior experience with ImageJ is required.

Limited places available so book early!

Seminar - MicroCT
MicroCT

Date: Wednesday 26 April
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Venue: Room 236, Madsen Building (F09)
Cost: FREE

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Overview: This seminar will provide an overview of the range of microCTs available at SMM

WORKSHOP - MicroCT
MicroCT

Date: Wednesday 10 May
Time: 9am - 1pm
Venue: Room 236, Madsen Building (F09)
Cost: FREE

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Overview: This half day workshop will introduce you to the concepts of MicroCT reconstruction and some basic analytical opportunities using software such as Avizo and CTaN. When registering your interest to attend please indicate your research field (biological, materials or environmental) as we will endeavour to tailor the workshop content to attendee's interests.

Only 12 places available for this one, so book early!

UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Information for undergraduate unit co-ordinators

SMM offers customised workshops, based on demand, in a wide range of microscopy techniques. Please email us at with the following information:

  • Proposed date/s of workshop/demonstration
  • Unit name and code
  • Topics to be covered
  • Name of instrument/s to be booked
  • Number of students
  • Internal Responsibility Code (RC) and Project Code (PC) to be charged

Once your request is received, a staff member will be in contact to confirm your booking and plan your visit.

The fees are:

  • $130 per hour per instrument
  • $195 per hour per staff member