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301272 VO+UE Live imaging course (2020S)

for diploma, PhD and advanced students

1.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work



max. 6 participants
Language: English



Breaking news (22.6.2020):
The course was re-scheduled. New Course Dates are now Wed/Thu, July 29th/30th, 2020.

In times of COVID-19 measures most of the teaching schedules are insecure, which is particularly evident for lab courses.
As of now, March 31st, we will keep the planned course dates end of June. Please be prepared that we may be forced to change the course dates or the course structure upon short notice.
Stay healthy,

Preliminary Meeting: Tue, March 10th, 11.00-11.30 am (sharp); BZB/SR 3-6.Stock, Dr.Bohrgasse 9.1030 Wien. Attendance mandatory!

Course Dates: June 23rd+24th, 2020 (VBC5 level E1); 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Simple U:Space registration is NOT necessarily a ticket for the course. In case of overbooking the head of the course will select people on the basis of career status and the demand on performing microscopic experiments. Students with experience in light microscopy AND those who have a proven demand for their master/PhD-work will be preferentially selected.


Details on the Course will be given in the preliminary meeting (see above):
Course Dates: June 23rd+24th, 2020 (VBC5 level E1); 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Course Location: MFPL-VBC5, level E1, Dr. Bohrgasse 9, 1030 Vienna


Aims, contents and method of the course

The Live Imaging workshop intends to give students a theoretical and practical input on important considerations of live imaging using modern light microscopic technologies.

- Lecture 1: Live Imaging Considerations
- Lecture 2: Live Imaging Dyes and Fluorophores

hands-on planning of overnight and individual shorter time lapse experiments using widefield, spinning disc and confocal microscope setups

Assessment and permitted materials

Continuous Assessment

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students shall learn the theoretical background of imaging in a live regimen. This includes knowledge on instrumental and technological theory, combined with considerations on practical do's and don'ts. The latter shall finally be applied in practical hands-on-sessions using two different live microscopy setups.

Examination topics

a. Students will understand the theory behind basic and advanced light microscopy technologies
b. Students will get a deeper insight into the applicative potential of diverse light microscopy techniques for live imaging
c. Students will learn to transfer knowledge on microscopy hardware and fluorescent molecule selection into an experimental realization
d. Students will learn to critically review, troubleshoot and/or optimize live imaging experiments
e. Students will have to learn and work in cooperative teams

Reading list

Yuste, Live Imaging; A Laboratory manual; CSHL-Press, 2010
Helmchen et al., Imaging in Neuroscience-A Laboratory Manual; CSHL Press, 2011
Sharpe, Imaging in Developmental Biology – A Laboratory manual; CSHL-Press, 2011
Goldman, Swedlow, Spector: Live Cell Imagign-A Laboratory manual; CSHL Press 2009

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