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300149 SE+UE Light and video microscopy in theory and practice (parallel courses) (2019S)

5.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


max. 10 participants
Language: German, English



The introductory Information will be given on Monday, March 4, 2019, at 13:00 in the Konferenzraum Ökologie.

The course will be blocked from March 11, 2019, until March 19, 2019, between 9:00 and 18:00. It will be Held in the lab of Cell Imaging, UZA1.

For the date of the final presentation we will agree during the introductory Information.


Aims, contents and method of the course

- basics of different light microscopical methods,
- fluorescence microscopy and modern laser scanning microscopy
- documentation on video and film,
- computer enhanced super resolution video- and UV-microscopy

Assessment and permitted materials

personal contributions during the course

analysis of an object in the light microscope with the different technique:
discussion, which techniques are adequate and which are not (oral presentation)

written evaluation of study progress during the course

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Light microscopical techniques are standards for biological questions; therefore, the knowledge of these methods is essential in biology. This course is dealing with the methods that are linked to the light microscope.

Examination topics

Light microsc.: bright field, dark field, phase- and interference contrast, polarization
Fluorescence micr.: conventional and confocal laser scanning microsc.
Video- and UV microscopy

Reading list

is the eLearning platform where most of the relevant Information is summarized. Additional literature is given during the course.

Association in the course directory

M-WZB, MZO 2, MZO W-1, MBO 7

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