CB 399: Fluorescence Live Cell Microscopy Fall 2012

Intellectual Unit:

Fluorescence Live Cell Microscopy
Nanocourse Director: Jennifer Waters
Curriculum Fellow: Henrike Besche, henrike_besche@hms.harvard.edu

Fluorescence microscopy has become increasingly important in biological research as novel fluorescent probes and increasingly sensitive detectors allow us to visualize subcellular entities in live specimens with unprecedented speed and resolution. The aim of this practical course is to introduce students to the wide range of fluorescent probes and fluorescence microscopy techniques available for imaging live specimens (including optical sectioning techniques such as confocal and total internal reflection fluorescence).

Please see attached reading for this course below.

Schedule:

First Session: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 1 – 4:30 PM
Location: Goldenson Building, Room 122
 
Second Session: Laboratory, Wednesday, October 24, 2012 1 – 5 pm
Location: LHRRB 113, Nikon Imaging Facility

Please note:  Students that are interested in the laboratory section should sign up on the website. However space in the laboratory session is limited and signing up on the website will not guarantee a spot in the session. To be considered for the laboratory section of this course, students should submit a statement of interest (three sentences at the most). In this statement, please say whether you have any experience with fluorescence live imaging (and if so, how much experience) and why you would like to take the second session for this nanocourse. These should be emailed to the curriculum fellow (Henrike Besche, henrike_besche@hms.harvard.edu) no later than October 9th. They will be reviewed by the course director, Dr. Jennifer Waters. Students will then be notified by email regarding whether or not they will be able to attend the laboratory session.

 

DROP DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 

 

AUDITORS (Post-Docs, Faculty, or Staff) DO NOT NEED TO SIGN UP TO ATTEND THE 1st SESSION.  PLEASE DO NOT ENROLL.