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June 15-20, 2014
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Venkat Ramshesh 843-876-2363

Fifth Charleston Workshop on
Medical University of South Carolina
June 15-20, 2014
The Fifth Charleston Workshop on LIGHT MICROSCOPY FOR THE BIOSCIENCES (LMB) will provide a solid introduction to the concepts and practical applications of light microscopy relevant to modern cell and molecular biology. Students will have opportunities for extensive hands-on experience with state-of-the-art equipment for optical imaging, digital image processing, fluorescence, confocal/multiphoton microscopy and super-resolution microscopy guided by experienced academic and commercial faculty. Lectures and laboratory exercises will include: optics of image formation; microscope alignment; phase contrast and differential interference contrast microscopy; video and digital cameras; contrast enhancement by analog and digital image processing; principles of fluorescence and fluorescence microscopy; ion imaging and fluorescent probes, including green fluorescent protein; fluorescence resonance energy transfer; laser scanning confocal and multiphoton microscopy and super-resolution microscopy. Commercial faculty representing leading microscope manufacturers will make available for students use of the latest and most advanced instrumentation for light microscopy, image detection and computerized image analysis. The LMB Workshop is designed for doctoral level scientists, pre-doctoral students and high level technical personnel. No prior experience with microscopy is required. All students will benefit from in-depth interaction with instructors. Students are encouraged to bring their own specimens for analysis.

Tuition: $650.00 (Limited scholarships will be available from HCC)
Application Deadline: April 1, 2014
Principal Instructors:
John J. Lemasters, M.D., Ph.D., Organizer
Anna-Liisa Nieminen, Ph.D.
Venkat K. Ramshesh, Ph.D.

To apply, send a curriculum vita and a brief letter describing your research interests and reasons for enrolling. Because the course is expected to be oversubscribed, applicants should inquire as soon as possible. Please indicate your complete mailing address, telephone/fax number and email address. Full consideration will be given to applications received by April 1, 2014.

For further information and to apply, contact:
Venkat K. Ramshesh
Advanced Imaging Core
Center for Cell Death, Injury and Regeneration and Hollings Cancer Center
Drug Discovery DD507
70 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425
Telephone (843) 876- 2363
FAX (843) 876-2353

171 Ashley Avenue · Charleston SC 29425 · (843) 792-2300