Upcoming courses

Laser microdissection and optical tweezers workshop, April 2020, stay tuned for more details...
Fundamentals of widefield and confocal microscopy, May 2020, stay tuned for more details...
Ethics in bioimage handling, November 2020, stay tuned for more details

Past courses

A workshop on basic microscopy with focus on understanding digital detectors and how to use them to obtain quantitative information in microscopy-based biomedical research
March 25th  - 26th 2019, Heidelberg, Germany
See the preliminary agenda here
A workshop for all researchers who wish to prepare and publish microscopic data with integrity.
September 27th  - 28th 2018, Freiburg, Germany

Useful links

General microscopy

- many of the basic concepts in microscopy are covered here -




https://www.ibiology.org/online-biology-courses/microscopy-series/ (video lectures covering many aspects of basic and advanced microscopy)

Fluorophores and their properties

- interactive database of many common fluorescent proteins, their properties and associated literature

http://www.fpvis.org/FP.html (constitutively fluorescent proteins)

http://www.fpvis.org/PSFP.html (photochromic fluorescent proteins)

- an almost comprehensive database of many fluorescent proteins, their sequences, 1 and 2p spectra etc.

https://www.fpbase.org/ (find all about your fluorescent protein)

https://www.fpbase.org/spectra/ (spectra viewer)

https://www.fpbase.org/fret/ (FRET pairs and FRET parameters)

- a very nice spectra viewer by Stephan Junek and his group from Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, Germany


Image analysis

Fiji (powerful open-source image analysis software)

BISE (database and search engine of bioimage analysis tools, programs, plugins etc.)

Image.sc (a forum where questions about the usage of most major image data handling software can be  asked) 



GermanBioImaging (network of microscopists and imaging specialists, contains useful links, events, teaching material)

NEUBIAS (network of bioimage analysts, contains bioimage analysis related events, career and grants information)