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:

Division of Microbial Ecology
Department of Microbiology & Ecosystem Science
Universität Wien
Althanstr. 14
A-1090 Wien
Austria
Phone: +43 1 4277 76601
Email: fishcourse@microbial-ecology.net

To apply, please fill out the application form and submit it by email to fishcourse@microbial-ecology.net until June, 9.

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.

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