We provide a thorough treatment of the complete process of quantitative imaging, from the photons emitted from the sample to the extraction of biologically meaningful measurements from digital images. Material is covered in lectures, discussion groups and hands-on quantitative exercises using commercial microscopes and open-source image analysis tools.
The course will also include a series of seminars from guest speakers who apply the methods we will discuss.
Support & Stipends
Major support for this course is provided by the National Cancer Institute.
This course is supported in part by grants from Helmsley Charitable Trust and Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the Science Education Program.
We would like to acknowledge the following companies that provided invaluable support:
89 North, Applied Scientific Instrumentation, Leica Microsystems, Mizar Imaging, Nikon Instruments, Prior Scientific, Scientifica
Hamamatsu Photonic Systems, PCO, Photometrics
Filters and Filter Cubes:
Okolab, Tokai Hit USA, Inc.
Financial aid is available to help offset tuition costs as follows:
Please indicate your eligibility for funding in your financial aid request submitted as part of your application materials. Financial aid requests do not affect selection decisions made by the instructors.
Cost (includes food and housing): $4,330
No fees are due until you have completed the full application process and are accepted into the course. Students accepted into the course should plan to arrive by early evening on March 28 and depart after lunch on April 12.
Before applying, ensure you have:
- Personal statement/essay;
- Two letters of recommendation;
- Curriculum vitae/resume;
- Financial aid request (optional).
Your statement should describe your current research project, with an emphasis on planned or current quantitative microscopy experiments, a list of the microscopes to which you have access to use for your research and what you hope to gain by participating in the course.
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