Resin Electron Microscopy Workshop


The 4 day workshop organized by our Dutch Correlative Light Electron Microscopy flagship Node in collaboration with Leica Microsystems is meant for people that do not have experience with standard preparation techniques for transmission electron microscopy. This workshop is primarily practical in nature, although some topics will be dealt with in lectures. The entire procedure from (live) specimen till stained ultrathin resin section will be covered from start to finish. If you participate most of the time will be spent in the lab working with standard specimens like cultured cells or tissues. Besides embedding in a resin and managing the ultra-microtome, the preparation of tools and other necessities will be covered.

We provide an excellent learning environment. When manual skills like ultrathin sectioning of resin blocks are being trained the participants will have their own ultra-microtome (often equipped with a camera) to practice on. The number of participants is limited to 12 people. We will provide you with a practical manual covering the topics of the course.

The preliminary program and a more elaborate list of topics that are addressed in this course can be found here.

Course webpage is here: 

Available equipment: 2 x Reichert Ultracut E, 3x Leica Ultracut S, 2x Leica Ultracut T, 1x Leica UC6/FC6 ,1 x Leica UC6, 2x Leica UC7. Leica KMR2/3, Leica AC20, Leica EM AMW, Leica EM TRIM2, Leica EM ACE600, Edwards Auto 306 carbon evaporator, JEOL electron microscope, 2 FEI electron microscopes

Teachers: Cell Microscopy Core: Suzanne van Dijk, Tineke Veenendaal, Corlinda ten Brink, Cilia de Heus, Nalan Liv.
Price: € 1400,- excluding hotel and dinners, including lunches.

For registration and further information: click here.
Participants  can pay online with a credit card, and post-registration they immediately receive their invoice(s).

Registrations are accepted on a “first-come, first-served” basis therefore we recommend that you contact us at your earliest convenience.

Within a week after the registration you will receive additional information about hotels etc. Cancellation is possible till March 31st 2023, thereafter the course fee has to be paid in full. The CMC reserves the right to cancel this course if less than 8 participants have registered on March 31st 2023.