Electron Microscopy Courses
The Utrecht Cell Microscopy Center course series have been established since 1999. It started as a workshop dealing with the Tokuyasu technique under supervision of Dr Jan Willem Slot, who learned the technique in the laboratory of Dr Tokuyasu and successfully transferred it to Utrecht. In the Cell Biology laboratory the technique was refined and perfected. Especially the development of immuno-gold markers in different sizes boosted the usefulness of the technique: it allowed visualisation of more than one molecule in the same section. Later high pressure freezing and a basic resin sectioning part were added to the course. This formula was very successful: more than 300 people attended our courses in the past years. More recently we decided to focus on correlative light and electron microscopy while the basics are also being taught. We now offer 3 different courses:
- Basic course resin embedding and ultrathin sectioning in January.
- Basic course cryo-sectioning and Immuno-gold labeling of thawed frozen sections (Tokuyasu technique) in January (following on course no 1).
- Advanced course correlative light and electron microscopy (June / July)
Dr. George Posthuma / Secretariat
Cell Microscopy Center, Dept. Cell Biology
University Medical Center Utrecht
Heidelberglaan 100, Rm H02.313
NL - 3584 CX Utrecht