Microscopy techniques and methods

Mar 01, 2019 08:00 AM to Dec 31, 2019 06:00 PM

Institute der Teilnehmenden

Target Group:

Doctoral candidates in the field of life sciences


Between 1 March 2019 and 30 September 2019


Dr. Jan Michels (Department ‘Functional Morphology and Biomechanics’ of Prof. Dr. Stanislav Gorb, Zoological Institute, Kiel University)


This course will provide training to doctoral researchers who will apply light and electron microscopy techniques within their doctoral projects.

If you need to perform visualizations and analyses with light microscopy (e.g. wide-field fluorescence microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy) and/or electron microscopy (scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy) for your doctoral project and you do not have enough knowledge of and experience with such techniques and the necessary preparation methods, you can get help from an experienced scientist. In practical sessions that will be specifically designed based on your needs, Jan Michels will make you familiar with the microscopes and the preparation methods. If necessary, he will also help you with the planning and the preparation of microscopy projects.

If you want to participate, you will have to register via the online portal. After the registration, appointments will be arranged individually with the participants.

The training language will be either German or English.


You must be registered as a doctoral candidate at one of the faculties of Kiel University (A certificate will be requested.) and at the Graduate Center. In addition to your course registration via the online portal, you will have to send an e-mail with a scan of a confirmation letter to reg@gz.uni-kiel.de. This letter will have to be signed by your supervisor, and it will have to state the following:

1. Microscopic visualizations and analyses are part of the working plan of your doctoral project, and they are essential to study research questions of your doctoral project.

2. You have access to a respective microscope and are allowed to use it for the necessary time period. The training with Jan Michels will take place at this microscope.

3. All costs for the sample preparation will be covered by financial resources of your supervisor.


Registrations are welcome until 30 April 2019 via our online portal.

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