Microscopy Courses


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



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


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!

WORKSHOP - Huygens Professional

Date: 22 - 23 June
Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: Charles Perkins Centre Hub (D17)
Dry Teaching Labs 1.4 & 1.5
Cost: $60

Register: Tickets

Overview: Huygens Professional provides deconvolution and quantitative analysis of microscope images. Invited international speaker, Remko Dijkstra, Imaging Specialist SVI will be presenting a two day workshop for beginners through to advanced users focussing on deconvolution and the correction of imaging artefacts as a key step in imaging. Huygens advanced 3D-5D visualisation and analysis options will be demonstrated.


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