Educational Program and Resources
A primary goal of the NIC@HMS is to provide training in basic and advanced light microscopy techniques. The NIC@HMS offers a series of workshops and lectures that are open to everyone, and free for members of all non-profit and/or academic institutions. Workshops are a full day, and include both lecture and hands-on laboratory exercises using the microscopes in the NIC@HMS. Lectures are 1-3 hours, and to not include a laboratory component.
The workshop courses are encouraged but NOT required for using the microscopes in the NIC@HMS. If you want to use the NIC@HMS microscopes for your research, please fill out the online request for training.
Upcoming Workshops & Lectures
The following courses are each taught 1 to 3 times per year. Courses are usually scheduled 3-4 weeks in advance. To receive first notification when new courses are scheduled, please subscribe to our listserv by sending a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also offer several special topic courses per year. Past topics include FRET, deconvolution, CellProfiler, NIS Elements, MetaMorph and more.
We also teach several courses in the HMS nanocourse program, including Fluorescence Live Cell Imaging and Quantitative Microscopy. For more information visit the Nanos and Quarters website
If you are looking for an intensive and rigorous microscopy course, please consider Quantitative Imaging: From Cells to Molecules at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. This two-week course is organized by Jennifer Waters (HMS), Torsten Wittmann (UCSF), and Hunter Elliott (HMS). The course is taught every April. Visit the CSHL website for more information.