Online course: Beginners Guide to Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) in Life Science
Ever since we got our new Fluorescence Liftetime Imaging (FLIM) microscope (Gaviola) last January, we wanted to offer a course for our users to introduce them to the technique. The original plan for a course in June with participants at the Core Facility had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Other colleagues from German Bioimaging faced the same problem. We therefore teamed up with scientists from Dresden, Düsseldorf and Münster to organize a FLIM online course.
To make it clear who the target audience is, we called it “Beginners Guide to Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) in life sciences”. So, if you are a life scientist planning to start FLIM experiments in the near future, or if you have just started such experiments, you are welcome to apply for the course. Registration is now open.
Monday and Tuesday afternoons will be dedicated to introductory talks to FLIM in general and to some specific FLIM applications, all given by renowned experts from Germany and from abroad. (Mon + Tue mornings are free). The program for Wednesday to Friday includes what in a normal course would be “hands-on sessions”. With the online format it will be demonstrations of how to perform certain experiments at the microscope, with screen-sharing.
We hope that this course will be a good foundation for our users interested in FLIM at the Core Facility Bioimaging and we urge you very much to go to the course web site and register. Registration is free of charge, but admittance to the hands-on sessions will be limited, to allow for vivid discussions. If you are an interested student or postdoc, please check with your supervisor that you will have the time to attend.
Please register for the introductory talks (mandatory to attend the hands-on sessions) and for all of the hands-on sessions you are interested in. The various elements of the course will build on each other, therefore skipping some of the talks won't work out. In the timetable tab, click on the sessions to see additional information like description of contents.
We hope to see many of our Core Facility users at the course.