International FISH Course
The International FISH Course 2017: September 25 – 29, Vienna, Austria
This course will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)-based microscopy for identification, quantification, and co-localization of microorganisms and outline complementary techniques for in situ analysis. Practical work focuses (i) on the different basic aspects of FISH with rRNA-targeted oligonucleotide probes and (ii) on FISH analyses of the participants own samples.
The course includes Seminars:
- Principles of fluorescence in situ hybridization
- Application of FISH in microbial ecology
- Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM)
- Computer-assisted image analysis
- Probe design and evaluation
- Advanced FISH techniques [e.g. CARD-FISH, DOPE-FISH, Clone-FISH, FISH-MAR, Raman-FISH, NanoSIMS-FISH]
Laboratory course: The main focus is practical work with own samples.
It is our mission to provide theoretical advice and practical help for FISH [CARD-FISH, DOPE-FISH] with the participants own samples.
All participants are asked to:
- bring their own samples (instructions on preservation of samples will be provided)
- prepare a short presentation on their own research interests (PowerPoint, approximately 5 minutes)
Course fee: € 2000,- [members of non-profit organizations such as universities receive a 50% discount!]
The fee includes the official course dinner on Tuesday and coffee/tea during the course but not other meals and accommodation. Payment only via bank transfer.
The course takes place at:
Notification of acceptance is on June, 16.
We ask you for understanding that there is a limited number of participants for the course and participants will thus be selected based on the submitted abstracts.
The International FISH course is supported by