CB 399: How to get your microscopy experiment right

How to get your microscopy experiment right

Course Description:
Is the result of your imaging experiment reproducible? Are your conclusions biased? To rigorously form reliable and well-supported conclusions using optical microscopes, careful attention must be paid to all aspects of experimental design. This course will be an overview of how to minimize sources of error, bias and irreproducibility in imaging experiments. This course aims to provide practical guidelines relevant for all imaging experiments, in addition to expert critique and guidance for the design and execution of your own imaging experiments, addressing all aspects from specimen preparation to image acquisition to computational image processing and statistical analysis.

Class Assignments: Each student will design a microscopy experiment on the topic of their choice (which may include experiments they plan to perform for their own research), which they will present in the second session. The group and instructors will discuss each proposal and suggest ways to optimize the experimental design.

Nano Course Director: Jennifer Waters - Jennifer@hms.harvard.edu
Curriculum Fellow: Ted Feldman - theodore_feldman@hms.harvard.edu
Teaching Assistant: Anna Jost - anna_jost@hms.harvard.edu

Lecturers: Hunter Elliot: Hunter_elliott@hms.harvard.edu
Jennifer Waters: Jennifer@hms.harvard.edu

Session Dates and Times
Session 1
Date: Monday, February 13th 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: TMEC 328

Session 2
Date: Friday, February 17th 1:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: TMEC 328

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