NorMIC Workshop on Biological Optical Microscopy


Blindern, University of Oslo, and Radium Hospital, Oslo


2019 TBA

Application procedures

You will need to write a short abstract of current work/project/motivation no longer than 300 words and a short CV. There is a limit of 25 participants, and selected applicants will receive confirmation well in advance.
Registration opens spring 2019

Content of the workshop

The NorMIC Oslo Imaging Platform is organizing a four-day workshop on Biological Optical Microscopy. The aim of the workshop is to teach both theoretical and practical aspects of current optical microscopy techniques for life science researchers.

The workshop consists of both theory lectures (morning) and practical sessions (afternoon). The selected applicants (25) will be divided into 5 different groups, each group will choose or will be assigned a mini-imaging-project to work on, so that the recently acquired knowledge can be practiced and revised. There will be an oral presentation session on the mini-projects at the end of the workshop.

Topics to be covered
  • Widefield contrasting techniques
  • Point scanning/Spinning disk confocal
  • Super-resolution microscopy (SIM, SMLM, Rescan, STED)
  • SPIM, F-tecniques (FRET/FRAP/FLIM)
  • Non-linear microscopy
  • CLEM principle
  • Interferometry
  • Fluorescence & Dyes
  • Sample preparation
  • Basic image processing
  • Aberrations & artifacts.
Confirmed faculty

Rainer Heintzmann, Jena, Germany
Felix Margadant, Singapore
Ping Ching Cheng, Buffalo, USA
Andreas Brech, Oslo
Kay Schink, Oslo
Jonas Øgaard, Oslo
Frode Skjeldal, UiO,
Linda Haugen, UiO
Xian Hu (Edna), Singapore and Oslo
Oddmund Bakke, Oslo.  


Registration Fee: 3000 NOK (Lunch and Coffee Breaks included).
Digital Life Norway Research School covers course fee + travel and accommodation for our members.

Apply for travel grant


Regarding the workshop: Please contact Edna:
Regarding travel grants (or related matters) from Digital Life Norway Research School: Please contact Liv:

Bli en del av senteret

Forsknings- og innovasjonsprosjekter kan bli en del av senteret direkte via utlysninger i Forskningsrådets program Bioteknologi for Verdiskapning (BIOTEK2021), eller gjennom søknad om partnerskap.

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