This pages is an archived static version of the World Practical Course on Microscopy: from genome scale to the single molecule hosted at CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa from May 31st - June 12th 2010.
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World Practical Course on Microscopy:
from genome scale to the single molecule


The CSIR-Synthetic Biology Emerging Research Area with the support of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) are hosting a practical course entitled: “Microscopy: from genome scale to the single molecule”.

This course will be aimed at advanced Ph.D. students and post-docs who would like to learn new and emerging techniques in high throughput biology and light microscopy, especially as they can be applied to cell biology and infection.
The major objective of this practical course is to introduce high throughput microscopy and imaging technologies to identify key genes involved in infection. Ideally this will take the participant from screening a gene family (via siRNA) and narrowing this down to a handful of genes. Special attention will be paid to how cell based assays are developed to first identify the phenomenon, and then used to give robust and unambiguous results when screened. Once the gene family screen is performed, a few candidates will be selected that are then validated in cell-based assays. These will use scanning confocal, nipkow disk confocal and super-resolution methods. Thus going from genome-scale to the single molecule.


Course Organizers:
Musa Mhlanga, Jost Enninga, Freddy Frischknecht