Electron Microscopy

An introduction to transmission electron microscopy techniques and applications in biology.  Learn important concepts of the physics of image formation and analysis, which require a basic level of mathematics. Learn about sample handling, contrast enhancement, alignment, and image processing.  Read and analyze relevant scientific papers and discuss jointly during student presentations. Practical demonstrations and hands-on exercises provide an opportunity to comprehend the concepts by experimenting with commonly-used image processing software. An emphasis will be given to highlighting common properties between diffraction and image data and how to take advantage of tools from both techniques during the final image processing projects.

Prerequisites or Prior Knowledge

Undergraduate mathematics.