Introduction to Microscopy and Imaging

Code: BMS6112, Offered By: Microscopy Techniques


OPEN TO: Research students in the faculties of Science, Medicine, Dentistry & Health and Engineering

: 1st and 2nd year research students

Researcher Development Framework Categories:

A1) Knowledge base
A2) Cognitive abilities
C2) Research management
D1) Working with others


Students will be introduced to microscopy and image formation.  We will cover how light can be used to study biological samples, the important difference between magnification and resolution, and the various types of microscope platforms that are available. We will also look at how fluorescence microscopy can be used to study biological processes.


To produce scientists from a broad range of disciplines who understand the principles of light microscopy, are aware of recent advances in LM techniques and theory, and understand and can apply basic techniques in image processing.


The students will acquire new insights into and awareness of significant recent advances in light microscopy through an understanding of the underlying principles. They will demonstrate their understanding of the principles of image processing through manipulation of images of their own.


The course will involve lectures, workshops and practical exercises provided by members of the University of Sheffield Light Microscopy Facility and academics. Students will be expected to work independently and in groups.


Attendance will be monitored but no assessment will be made. Feedback will be given during each session and at the end of the practical exercise.

Other Information

Staff Contact

Dr Darren Robinson  


Wed, Feb 12th 2020, 14:30

Venue: Alfred Denny Building, Room: Conference Room, Floor A

Tutor: Dr Darren Robinson

Additional Information

Duration of course: 2.30pm to 5pm
20 Places Available
Closing Date: February 11th, 2020

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