2015 Sponsors

In-week Workshops

  • These in-depth courses will be held Monday-Thursday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
  • A certificate of participation will be issued to each qualifying participant.
  • Total of 16 instructional hours; four Continuing Microscopy Education Units are available (registration fee $10 for members).
  • Course fee includes Full Meeting registration to M&M 2015.
  • See Registration page for fee details.

X-19 Introduction to SEM Imaging and X-ray Compositional Analysis
David Joy, Brad Thiel

This introductory-level workshop will involve classroom lectures and live demonstrations. The SEM topics will be taught by David Joy and will cover basic instrument operation and imaging modes. The EDS topics will be taught by Brad Thiel and will cover basic compositional analysis using SEM with an energy dispersive x-ray spectrometer. The lessons in the lectures will be complemented with hands on demonstrations of SEM operation and x-ray microanalysis. Demonstrated topics will include the effects of working distance, accelerating voltage, probe size, imaging detector, detector bias, probe current, dead time, detector choice, sample geometry, etc.

X-20 Specimen Preparation for Biological Microscopy
Kent McDonald, Mark Sanders, Danielle Jorgens

Lecture material will provide information on the basic components of specimen-processing systems, the basics of live-cell incubation using fluorescent probes, biological specimen preparation for light, electron and super-resolution microscopy, strategies and protocols for antibody labeling, and an overview of advanced applications, including in-situ hybridization and decalcification. There will be a special focus on the advantages of microwave-assisted processing. The workshop will include a hands-on component as well as lectures from experts in the field of sample preparation for live, fixed-cell and tissue imaging.