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Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, April 10, 2020 - 09:00

Enrollment for Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy 2020 at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Maine is now open. This is an intensive lab/lecture course, focusing on fluorescence microscopy in all its forms, including widefield, Confocal, Multiphoton, Decon, Super resolution TIRF, FRET, 2D and 3D image processing (including time-based analysis), etc., with an emphasis on live cell methods. We also encourage students to provide their own specimens such that the hands-on components of the course are as enriching as possible.


Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 08:45 to Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 08:00

The Advanced Imaging Methods Workshop is a 3-day event focused on new and emerging optical microscopy techniques and their applications with a special focus on time-resolved techniques. This workshop brings together internationally-renowned researchers in a wide variety of fields, including biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, probe design, cellular biology, neuroscience, optics, and more.


Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 08:30 to Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 20:45



Friday, October 11, 2019 - 08:15 to Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 12:15

High performance Atomic Force Microscopes (AFMs) are designed to uncover surface properties ranging from shape and texture to local stiffness and conductivity in various application fields including semiconductors, data storage and polymers, to name a few.

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research will present an overview of their new Jupiter XR AFM. This is an excellent opportunity for students, researchers and team leaders to learn about how AFM could impact their projects or just to get a glimpse of the advances of AFM technology.


Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 10:15 to Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 11:45

This workshop will include lectures, demonstrations and hands-on practice, as well as tips and tricks, and round-table discussion. Participants may bring their own specimens when possible. Please let staff know the type of specimen you will be bringing (e.g. Cultured cells, tissue blocks, specimens/particles for negative stain).


Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 09:45 to Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 16:00

"Fluorescence imaging is a central tool for visualizing complex biological systems, yet the contrast and resolution attainable is currently limited by diffuse light originating from background and scattering at visible and near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths. Recently, the shortwave infrared (SWIR, 1000 – 2000 nm) has emerged as an optimal region for in vivo fluorescence imaging due to its minimal light scattering and low tissue autofluorescence compared to the NIR. While the SWIR demonstrates great promise, suitable materials are needed with emission at these low energies.