Training and Courses

Introductions: Initial Introductions are mandatory for all devices of the DBMR LCI Core Facility. Trainings will be exclusively provided by the staff of the Core Facility. In order to arrange for training, please contact us.

The LCI Core Facility is currently offering two specific practical modules. Modules are coordinated by the Microscopy Imaging Centre (MIC) of the University of Bern (http://www.mic.unibe.ch/index.php?nav=nav_teach). If you are interested in participat-ing in any of them, please contact PD Dr. Fabian Blank.

Current courses

Conventional Fluorescence Microscopy; Laser Scanning Microscopy and Digital Image Processing

Organizers: PD Dr. Fabian Blank, Selina Steiner, Carlos Wotzkow and others

Length and Frequency: two days once a year, usually held in spring (1 ECTS).

Location: LCI Core Facility, Murtenstrasse 50, 3008 Bern

Content: Basics on sample preparation and immune labeling for fluorescence visualiza-tion (Fixed samples; Conventional Fluorescence and Laser Scanning Microscopy; Op-timization of fluorescence signal quality, image processing and presentation).

Prerequisites: Master students after the lecture “Advanced Microscopy”, or PhD Stu-dents with a basic knowledge in light microscopy.

Advanced Histology and immunolabeling for paraffin, cryo-embedding and non-embedded cell cultures

Organizers: PD Dr. Fabian Blank, Selina Steiner and Carlos Wotzkow

Length and Frequency: Five days once a year, usually held in autumn (2.5 ECTS).

Location: LCI Core Facility, Murtenstrasse 50, 3008 Bern

Content: Selection of commercially available antibodies for paraffin embedded sam-ples; fixation procedures, embedding, cutting, immune labelling for chromagen and fluo-rescence visualization, troubleshooting and evaluation of signal quality.

Prerequisites: Master students after the lecture “Advanced Microscopy”, or PhD Stu-dents with a basic knowledge in light microscopy.

Please, check the MIC website for upcoming courses.