From 13 to 16 December, it took place the second edition of the Ciências ULisboa  Basics in Light Microscopy Course,  organized by Hugo M. Botelho – PI at the Cystic Fibrosis Research Group (included in the Functional Genomics and Proteostasis Group) & BioISI HTS Facility coordinator – and Luís Marques – FCUL Microscopy Facility technician

During those four days, trainees (MSc and PhD students from Ciências ULisboa) went through a journey into the fundamentals of light microscopy – with theoretical  and hands-on sessions) . This journey allowed trainees to gain, at the end of the course, a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles of light microscopy for cellular and developmental biology research, with emphasis on bioimaging technologies available at FCUL: transmission, epifluorescence and confocal fluorescence microscopies

We have talked to Hugo Botelho, who seems to be very happy with the way the course ran and already thinking about a future edition: “Last week, the course provided 15 trainees with the opportunity to take a deep dive into essential concepts and techniques in optical microscopy. We expect this knowledge to enable these young scientists to plan and execute high quality imaging experiments at our Microscopy Facility, boosting the success of their research projects. It was very gratifying to organize the course and we are already planning next year’s edition“.


Find out more about BioISI HTS Facility here.

Discover FCUL Microscopy Facility  here.

Check the course website here.