PHYS 598 OMB - Optical Microscopy
Last offered Spring 2012
Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in physics intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.
Register in 36789 (OMB) or 36792 (OMD). This course provides a broad overview of optical microscopy. The topics will be introduced in lectures, and the labs will give the student hands-on practice. The labs are coordinated with the lectures, such that the concepts will be introduced before the laboratory exercises. We will begin with the preparation of biological samples, introduce important optic concepts and common spectroscopic signals, discuss different microscope techniques, and finish with an introduction to image analysis techniques. This course is targeted to students at the graduate level or advanced bachelor level (with permission) from across all disciplines; the goal is to provide a solid background in the theoretical concepts and practical skills in modern imaging that can be applied in their research projects. The Tuesday-Thursday morning course meetings are lectures and will be held in room 607 of the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB). The Wednesday or Thursday aft