BIOMEDICAL AND BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS OF SCANNING AND TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
Electron microscopy methods allow the visualization of nano (< 100nm) sized objects, that include in biological sciences, all the cellular ultrastructure, comprising molecular machines such as viruses, ribosomes etc.
This possibility, enabled by robust and reliable sample preparation methods, turn the Electron Microscope into a powerful and unique tool for the study of diverse biomedical problems.
The role of microscopy as "the eyes of the researcher" cannot be underestimated as demonstrated by the continued importance of old and new microscopy methods. Electron microscopy is an opened window to macromolecular structure, combining structural and molecular information, in a unique way.
PROGRAM IN A NUTSHELL
Introduction to electron microscopy: Basic principles and microscope types; Ultrastructure interpretation;
Transmission electron microscopy, TEM:
Principles and applications;
Sample preparation for morphological study:
Sample types; chemistry-morphology correlation; new methods;
Scanning electron microscopy, SEM: Principles, sample preparation and elemental analysis.
Graduate students and researchers interested in the field of electron microscopy. No previous experience in the field is required.
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A.P. Alves de Matos
Executive director of the Centro de investigação interdisciplinar Egas Moniz (CiiEM)
Head of the Centro de Microscopia Electrónica Egas Moniz (Cmicros)
President-elect of the Society for Ultrastructural Pathology (SUP)