Optical Imaging Across Biological Length Scales (July 28-Aug 9, 2024)
Hosted by Teng-Leong Chew and Rachel Lee, this 12-day bootcamp course is designed to demonstrate how biological queries and hypotheses steer experimental designs on various microscopy platforms and across length scales from molecules to small animals.
Participants will receive didactic instruction and hands-on experience with localization super-resolution microscopy, structured illumination microscopy, STED, pixel-reassignment methods for enhanced resolution, expansion microscopy, and various light sheet microscopy methods. Participatory lab sessions will be conducted with biological samples from single cells to various model organisms, on commercial instruments as well as pre-commercial instruments developed at Janelia, including iPALM, MOSAIC, and SiMView. The course will put a strong emphasis on image processing and quantitative analyses using open source software, as well as proper methods for handling big data.
Applications are open to anyone interested in understanding the full spectrum of optical imaging capabilities, including graduate students, postdocs, independent scientists, faculty and core facility managers. To be considered, applicants must justify their need to learn imaging on multiple modalities, expand on prior imaging experience, and explain their motivation for taking the course and how it will help their work. The course is designed to provide advanced training in optical microscopy. Prior microscopy experience is strongly encouraged.
Janelia will cover the cost of accommodation and meals. Travel expenses are not covered, but support is available for those in need. Participants are expected to stay for the duration.
To be considered, applicants must provide:
- Research background and prior imaging experience.
- Brief statements on research interests and need for the course.
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2024 (11:59 pm ET)