Bio EM Sample Processing Minicourse

***  July 11 to July 12, 2019 ***

Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Electron Microscopy Core Imaging Facility (EMCIF)

Instructors and demonstrators: 

Ru-ching Hsia, Director, EMCIF, UMB
John Strong, EMCIF, UMB
Patricia Marques, EMCIF, UMB

Scope of aims:  To promote the knowledge and skills of conventional and modern biological electron microscopy sample processing techniques.

Targeted participants:  Individuals who wish to learn electron microscopy sample processing of biological specimen.  No experience is required. 

Format: Lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice

Techniques covered: Chemical fixation,  Resin embedding, Rapid processing, Microwave assisted processing, Automated sample processing, SEM biological sample processing, Negative staining of particulate specimen.

Instrumentation:  mPrep ASP-1000 automated specimen processor (Microscopy Innovations), Critical Point Dryer (Leica-Microsystems & Tousimis), Vibrotome, Autotrimmer (Leica Microsystems)


Agenda_2019BioEMSampleProcessing (tentative)


Registration Fee: $600 

10% Discount for UMB researchers, members of Chesapeake Microscopy Microanalysis Society (CMMS) and returning participants or multiple course registration.

Please indicate discount eligibility on registration form

Participants: maximum 6

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Registration will be closed when all spaces are filled.

An invoice with payment instruction will be e-mailed to you within five business day upon receipt of registration.

A list of nearby hotels that offer a special rate for UMB guests is available upon request, please contact EMCIF.


Payment Method: Registration fee can be paid by check or credit card.  Follow the instruction on the invoice.


 Inquiry: Email coreimaging@umaryland.edu