Active participation in the lab course (30 %), written evaluation of the knowledge aquired in the lectures (30 %), protocol (40 %).
50 % in sum are required for a positive evaluation;
The participants know the theoretical background, the possibilities and the limitations of confocal laser scanning microscopy. They are able to work with a modern CLSM and they are familiar with techniques for sample preparation and the evaluation of results.
Lectures on the theoretical background of CLSM, Hands-on-training with provided samples, detailed investigation of a sample selected by the student.
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