The University of Debrecen is organising the NeurotechEU summer school on ‘Electron Microscopy Sample Preparation’ between 17th – 22nd July 2023 at the University of Debrecen, with a 3-day online course (10th-13th July) preceding the event. The summer school is organised as an Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Program and will offer you the opportunity to build up and expand your theoretical and practical knowledge on ‘Electron Microscopy Sample Preparation’.
The first part of the NeurotechEU summer school was held online and the theoretical background of sample preparation and Electron Microscopy techniques is discussed by tutors from the University of Debrecen (UD) and partners from NeurotechEU.
The second part of the course is a 5-day practical course in the Electron Microscopy Laboratory of the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology (UD). During the hands-on training, participants can observe fixation methods, sectioning with the ultramicrotome, osmification, dehydration, embedding, and mounting. A separate day is dedicated to manual and automated (ATUMtome) serial ultrathin section cutting. They will also get an introduction to recognising basic neuronal and glial structures on EM images.
Host university teaching staff /experts: Greta Kis, Vera Etelka Szarvas and Peter Szucs
Number of ECTS granted: 3 ECTS
Profile of participants
Students enrolled in universities that are part of the NeurotechEU alliance (bachelor, master, doctoral, and postgraduate studies in medicine and/or neurosciences), electron microscopy technicians, and laboratory assistants.
Applications are closed
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