Simply using a microscope doesn’t make you a microscopist – if you want to be a microscopist, you need to learn how microscopes work. Understanding how your microscope works is the only way to get the most out of it. Team NIC is super-passionate about microscopy education – we love to teach! For upcoming opportunities, take a look at our events calendar. Here’s the kind of stuff you’ll find…
NIC Microscopy Workshops
The NIC@HMS offers a series of one-day workshops on a variety of topics. Workshops include both lectures and hands-on exercises on the microscopes in the NIC. Our workshops are open to members of all non-profit and/or academic institutions for free. Enrollment is limited to ensure all students get their hands on a microscope, so registration is required.
**We are currently scheduling workshops for spring 2018. Please email email@example.com for more information on the workshop course program.**
References from Past Lectures
For those of you who can’t attend our courses, or if you just can’t get enough (like us!), please take a look at the external educational resources below.
We also recommend…
- Quantitative Imaging: From Cells to Molecules: A two-week microscopy course at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, directed by Jennifer Waters & Hunter Elliott
- iBiology Microscopy Course: A free online series of educational microscopy videos
- iScopeCalc: A microscope calculator (by our own Talley Lambert)
- Camera Simulation Engine: Learn how a camera works with this camera simulation engine (created by Talley Lambert)
- MicroscopyU: Nikon’s microscopy education resource
- Quantitative Imaging in Cell Biology: A book edited by Jennifer Waters & Torsten Wittmann
- Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging: A book by Doug Murphy & Mike Davidson
- FPvis: An interactive database of Fluorescent Protein Properties (collaboration between Kurt Thorn and Talley Lambert)