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


Cell Culture Workshop
Cell culture workshop

Date: Wednesday 15 February
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: Room 236, Madsen Building (F09)
$105 University of Sydney researchers
$160 +GST Publicly Funded Research Organisations
$220 +GST Commercial Organisations

Overview: An introduction to aseptic technique, maintaining cell cultures, determining cell viability, precautionary measures for preventing contamination and working in PC2 laboratories. This half day workshop aims to provide a strong basis for new users Honours, PhD students and research staff in cell culture experimental skills.

All consumables, notes, protocols and microscopes will be provided.

Limited places available so book early!


  • 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

  $105 (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