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Carolina Workshop on: LIGHT MICROSCOPY FOR THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

John J. Lemasters lemaster at MED.UNC.EDU
Sun Jan 26 13:59:02 EST 1997


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                         COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT

Carolina Workshop on: LIGHT MICROSCOPY FOR THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
                           June 1-6, 1997
             University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Instructors:              John J. Lemasters
                          Edward D. Salmon
                            Brian Herman
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   LIGHT MICROSCOPY FOR THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES is an introduction
to applications of light microscopy.  Students will have 
opportunities for extensive hands-on experience with 
state-of-the-art equipment for optical imaging, digital imaging 
processing, fluorescence microscopy and confocal microscopy guided 
by experienced academic and commercial staff.  The course is 
divided into three major sections with lectures and laboratory 
exercises on: 1) geometric and wave optics of image formation, 
microscope alignment, phase contrast and  reflection interference 
contrast microscopy;  2) video imaging, including contrast 
enhancement by analog and digital image processing, fluorescence 
microscopy, image detectors, fluorescent probes, ion  imaging, 
and green fluorescent protein; and 3) laser scanning confocal 
microscopy emphasizing live cell imaging and 3-dimensional image 
reconstruction.  Students are encouraged to bring their own 
specimens for analysis.

   The workshop on LIGHT MICROSCOPY FOR THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES 
will cover basic concepts of light microscopy and introduce 
several advanced techniques relevant to modern cell and molecular 
biology. A commercial staff representing leading microscopic 
manufacturers will make available for student use the latest and 
most advanced instrumentation for light microscopy, image 
detection and computerized image analysis.
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                      APPLICATION FORM
Carolina Workshop on LIGHT MICROSCOPY FOR THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Name:

Position:

Address:



Telephone:

Fax:

E-mail:

Please return this form along with a brief letter describing your 
research interests and a curriculum vitae.  Applicants 
should contact the program as soon as possible.  Full 
consideration will be given to applications received by 
April 18, 1997.

Send application to: 
Dr. Wayne Litaker, Director of Workshops
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  
Program in Molecular Biology & 
    Biotechnology
CB# 7100, 442 Taylor Hall 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina  27599-7100
Tel:	(919) 966-1730
Fax:	(919) 966-6821
e-mail:	litaker at unc.med.edu
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About Carolina Workshops:
    CAROLINA WORKSHOPS are intensive hands-on laboratory 
courses designed to teach cutting edge methods in molecular 
biology and biotechnology.  Several courses on different topics in 
molecular biology and biotechnology are offered each year by the 
Program in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology at the University of 
North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Most participants in the Carolina 
Workshops already hold M.D. or Ph.D. degrees or are advanced 
pre-doctoral students.  The courses are designed for novice 
students as well as for individuals with prior experience.  All 
students benefit from in-depth interaction with instructors.
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About the Instructors:
John J. Lemasters, M.D., Ph.D. (Course Director):  Dr. Lemasters 
is Professor and Director of Confocal Imaging in the Department 
of Cell Biology & Anatomy. Dr. Lemasters' research interests 
center on toxic and hypoxic injury, liver preservation for 
transplantation and mitochondrial calcium homeostasis, using 
confocal microscopy to monitor ions, membrane potentials, cell 
volumes, oxygen radicals and other parameters in single living 
cells.

Brian Herman, Ph.D: Dr. Herman is Professor and Co-Director of 
the Digitized Video Microscopy Facility in the Department of 
Cell Biology & Anatomy. Dr. Herman's research addresses the role 
of calcium, tumor suppressor genes, and anti-apoptotic proteins 
on regulation of cell growth and cell death using techniques of 
digital ion imaging, resonance energy transfer, confocal 
microscopy and fluorescence life time imaging.

Edward (Ted) D. Salmon, Ph.D: Dr. Salmon is a Professor in the 
Department of Biology whose interests are cell biology, cell 
motility, microtubules and mechanisms of mitosis and cell 
division. Dr. Salmon's research applies high resolution video 
and digital imaging microscopy towards understanding the 
molecular mechanisms governing the assembly of spindle 
microtubules and the segregation of chromosomes during mitosis.
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Carolina Workshop on: LIGHT MICROSCOPY FOR THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
                           June 1-6, 1997
             University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Instructors:              John J. Lemasters
                          Edward D. Salmon
                            Brian Herman
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