Microscopy and imaging 14B063A COURSE FLYER

36 hours of lectures/practicals


Workshop over 2 weeks (9 days, 4 hours/day)


Bioimaging Center, Sciences II, room 245


The objective of this course combining theory and hands-on is to give students a theoretical and practical introduction into different microscopes and microscopical techniques. At the end of this course students should have an overview and broadened knowledge on using microscopy for their research projects.

Number of credits (ECTS)

3 (2 for PhD students)


  • BAUER Christoph Ruediger, biologiste/chargé de cours
  • BOSSET Jérôme, Adjoint Scientifique
  • LOUBERY Sylvain, biologiste/chargé de cours
  • MOREAU Dimitri, Collaborateur Scientifique
  • Invited speakers


  1. Physical basis of microscopy
  2. Bright field microscopy
  3. Fluorescence microscopy
  4. Confocal microscopy
  5. Imaging of live samples
  6. Advanced methods (FRAP, FRET …)
  7. Qualitative and quantitative image analysis


Written exam (February, catching August/September)

Additional information(s)

1 course proposed every year, Automn (October) semester.

Intermediate level course given in English, « cours à choix » open to 3rd year Biology, Biochemistry or Pharmacy students, master students and graduate students. In order to be accepted students interested to take this course need to send a letter of motivation (by e-mail) at least three weeks before its start.