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BIOP Courses

Courses 2017

Image Analysis For Life Scientists

September-December 2017 (14 Weeks, 2 ETCS Credits)

For two years now, the BIOP has provided an introduction to Image Analysis aimed at scientists with little to no programming background. You can fild the syllabus of the course in the EPFL Coursebook.

Microscopy course "Advanced Light-Microscopy for Life science"

04.-08. September 2017

The idea of this course is to teach underlying principles and advanced concepts in light microscopy. The focus will be on state-of-the-art techniques based on light microscopy, mainly relevant for students in biology/life science. However this course is open to students from other faculties as well. An essential part of this course will be spent on the demonstration/explanation how challenging questions in biology/life science can be addressed by using light microscopy. It will include advanced concepts as time-lapse imaging, fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), Fluorescence Lifetime microscopy (FLIM), FRAP and high/super resolution techniques like structured illumination, STED and localization techniques.

The course is open to PhD and PostDocs however a preference will be given to PhD students. Hand-on sessions will be organized in order to recess the theoretically taught content.


In order to apply for this course please send a motivation letter (maximally 2 A4 pages/ 3500 characters including spaces) to explaining why you are interested in this course and underlining the importance of the course for your scientific project.

Deadline for sending an application is: June, 11th 2017.

The number of participants is limited due to the practical part. In case there are more applicants than available places, the selection will be made depending on the scientific needs. Confirmation of registration will be send at latest two weeks after the application deadline. Please be informed that before that date, no confirmation of attendance can be made.

PhD students can obtain 3 credits for this course. The exam will be a short presentation (15 minutes) of an advanced microscopy topic. The date foreseen for the presentations is 19. September 2017. Presence of all participants during the exam session is mandatory in order to obtain the credits. Furthermore daily attendance during the course is expected as well. Please keep in mind that this will be a full day course so you will not be able to perform experiments during that period.

In case of questions do not hesitate to get in touch with Dr. Arne Seitz.


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