Microscopy Courses


SMM offers a range of specialised short courses and workshops 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


Fluorescence Workshop
Fluorescence workshop

Date: Monday 18 - Wednesday 20 April
Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue: Lvl 6, Charles Perkins Centre
Cost: $150 (covers 3 full days)

Overview: 3 day intensive workshop, with lectures and group tutorials to learn how to choose the right probes for your sample and microscope. You will prepare a sample for Fluorescence Microscopy with hands-on fixation, staining, and mounting techniques for live and fixed cells. Problem solving discussion and exercises for protocol optimisation will also be covered.

All samples, probes, consumables, computers and microscopes will be provided.

With only 20 places available you'll need to register early for this one!


  • 3D Microscopy Techniques
  • Introduction to Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Image Analysis

Contact if you would like to be advised when any of these workshops are being run again.

Standard per person training fees

  $99 (University of Sydney attendees)

$175 + GST (other universities and publicly funded research organisation attendees)

$240 + GST (external commercial organisation attendees)


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