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Workshops and training

Develop your microscopy skills

Courses for 2019 have finished.

In 2020 Sydney Microscopy & Microanalysis will offer a range of specialised short courses on microscopy techniques and sample preparation.

Explore our masterclasses

Materials specimen preparation seminar

Date, time and venue to be advised

In this two day seminar you will explore key techniques in materials sample preparation. We will cover the broad range of concepts and workflows on offer to prepare specimens for scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and atom probe tomography. This seminar is suitable for all skill levels and is highly recommended for those new to materials sample preparation and will include a tour of the lab.

Download seminar agenda (pdf, 170KB)

Cost: Free (places are limited so register early)

Transmission electron microscopy seminar

Date, time and venue to be advised

This will provide an overview of the range of different transmission electron microscopes (TEM) available at SMM followed by two user talks focusing on the application of TEM to their research.

Cost: Free of charge


Transmission electron microscopy workshop

Date, time and venue to be advised

Learn about TEM, from metals and minerals to pharmaceuticals and cells. We will present an overview of the types of images and information that can be gained from using a TEM, along with the types of samples and preparation that is needed.

Cost: $40 (non-refundable)
Prerequisite: Cameras for Microscopy and Image Ethics workshop

Light microscopy seminar

Date, time and venue to be advised

This seminar will give an overview of the range of different light microscopes available at SMM followed by two user talks focusing on the application of light microscopy to their research.

Cost: Free of charge


Light microscopy workshop

Date, time and venue to be advised

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

Cost: $40 (non-refundable)

Basic macros tutorial

Date, time and venue to be advised

An introduction to the ImageJ Macro Language. No coding experience is required (or expected) so this is suitable for users of all levels. If you have limited coding experience we recommend attending this tutorial prior to any of the other upcoming sessions.

Cost: Free of charge


Object counting tutorial

Date, time and venue to be advised

An introduction to the ImageJ Macro Language. No coding experience is required (or expected) so this is suitable for users of all levels. If you have limited coding experience we recommend attending this tutorial prior to any of the other upcoming sessions.

Cost: Free of charge


Image registration tutorial

Date, time and venue to be advised

This tutorial will take you through the steps required to combine and overlay datasets from different modalities or time points to draw further conclusions about your data.

Cost: Free of charge


Volume rendering and segmentation tutorial

Date, time and venue to be advised

Turning your data from a flat image to a 3D rendering can be challenging. This tutorial will outline some of the shortcuts and pitfalls that FIJI has when rendering data. If time allows we may touch on the difference between surface and volume rendering.

Cost: Free of charge

Cameras for microscopy and image ethics workshop

Date, time and venue to be advised

This will provide an overview of cameras for microscopy, optimising image acquisition and image ethics. Please note that this workshop is a pre-requisite for the TEM workshop.

Cost: $40 (non-refundable)