Microscopy Courses

Microscopy Teaching

SMM offers a range of short courses and workshops. We also have excellent online training modules available for the following instruments via MyScope:

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM): ACMM customised module
Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
X-ray defraction (XRD)
Scanning Probe and Atomic Force Microscopy
Confocal Microscopy
Microanalysis

Our experts in sample preparation run hands-on workshops and provide a certificate upon successful completion of these courses.

In addition, we offer specialised workshops, based on demand, in a wide range of microscopy techniques. Customised courses can be arranged for people with specific needs and limited time.

The fees for each workshop / course are listed below.

To enrol in a course please refer to the Accessing SMM page. Enrolments close two weeks before the course starts. Cancellations must be notified one week in advance, otherwise a cancellation fee may apply.


2015 workshops and courses

Fluorescence Microscopy Basics

Date: Tuesday 24 February
Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue: Lvl 2 Seminar Room 2.01 & 2.02, Charles Perkins Centre
Register:

Cost: FREE (normal course fees waived)

 Name Fluorescence Microscopy Basics
Topics
  • Principles of Fluorescence
  • Common Fluorophores and Filter Sets
  • Specimen Preparation and Artefacts
  • Fluorescence Microscopes
Cost per person

  $99 (University of Sydney attendees)

$175 + GST (other unis/publicly funded research organisation attendees)

$240 + GST (external commercial organisation attendees)

Live Cell Microscopy

Date: Tuesday 3 March
Time: 9.00am-12.00pm
Venue: Lvl 6 Seminar Room, Charles Perkins Centre
Register:

Cost: FREE

(Note: Fluorescence Microscopy Basics is a pre-requisite for this workshop)

 Name Live Cell Microscopy
Topics
  • Live cell imaging andlive cell probes
  • Practical consideration of live cell imaging
Confocal Microscopy

Date: Tuesday 10 March
Time: 9.00am-12.00pm
Venue: Lvl 6 Seminar Room, Charles Perkins Centre
Register:

Cost: FREE

(Note: Fluorescence Microscopy Basics is a pre-requisite for this workshop)

 Name Confocal Microscopy
Topics
  • Theory of Confocal Microscopy
  • Actual Confocal Microscopes
  • Freeware for 3D Image Analysis
Introduction to IMOD modelling for Biologists: 3-D transmission electron microscopy (TEM)

Dates: Express your interest, courses run subject to demand
Convener:
Increasingly electron microscopy is becoming tomography, generating 3-D structural information about samples at the nanoscale. The challenge to produce the 3-D models of biological samples from the transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images. Even after extensive training on how to collect TEM tomograms, the raw tilt series may end up in storage without any further use. To address this problem, the ACMM offers the Introduction to IMOD, the most commonly used reconstruction software in electron tomography (http://bio3d.colorado.edu/imod/).
If you are interested in an IMOD introductory course, please send your request to:

UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING, LAB VISITS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Information for undergraduate unit co-ordinators

SMM offers specialised workshops, based on demand, in a wide range of microscopy techniques. Customised training can be arranged if you have specific needs and limited time. If you would like to book a visit and/or demonstration at SMM as part of your undergraduate subject, please email our Administrative Assistant at with the following information:

  • Proposed date/s of visit/demonstration
  • Unit name and code
  • Topics to be covered
  • Name of instrument/s to be booked
  • Number of students
  • Number of SMM technical and/or academic staff requested to be available
  • Amount of instrument time, face-to-face technical staff time and face-to-face academic staff time requested
  • Internal Responsibility Code (RC) and Project Code (PC) to be charged

Once your request is received, you will be contacted by a member of staff to confirm your booking and plan your visit.

The fees are:

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