Saturday, July 23, 2011

Royal Microscopical Society - Light Microscopy Summer School


Sep 11, 2011 - Sep 13, 2011 | York, United Kingdom

Light Microscopy Summer School

One of the most popular events the RMS organises, the LM Summer School is an annual, residential course covering the principles of light microscopy.
Starts on 11/07/2011
Ends on 13/07/2011
Category Light Microscopy
Location University of York, UK

Scientific Organiser: Peter O'Toole (University of York)

The Light Microscopy summer school is an annual, residential three day course held at the University of York covering the principles of light microscopy. Participants are also trained in practical issues surrounding light microscopy. After introductory presentations, the course is taught predominantly through hands-on practical sessions. 
The course is suitable for both novices and more experienced users wanting to gain a greater understanding of the microscope and feedback every year is always fantastic (see below). Students come from a range of backgrounds within both research and commercial organisations. All have benefited greatly from the Course and leave with increased understanding and skills. 
The course is immediately followed by a two day hands-on Confocal Course - Getting the most from your Confocal and a one day Grain Sizing Course.

Further Information
The registration fee includes:
• 3 nights en-suite accommodation (Sunday to Wednesday inclusive) on the pleasant University of York campus; 
• All meals, including the course dinner on the Tuesday evening at a restaurant in York, and lunch and daytime refreshments.
The LM Summer School has previously been awarded 19 CPD points from the IBMS.

Registration details
This course is now FULL and registration has closed. To be added to the waiting list please email sarah@rms.org.uk 

Feedback on the 2010 Summer School...
"Excellent & engaged teachers!" - "Great course!!!" - "The content of the course was clear, obtainable and well taught."
"To be taught by consummate experts & enthusiasts is a real pleasure. They obviously were totally into their subject & were always happy to answer any question no matter how simple or complex & their answers were always full and easily understandable. The quality of the course notes was excellent."

Here’s what Jeff Ellis (Microscopy - Xerox Limited), one of the delegates on this year’s course thought:
“I thought the course was excellent overall and I think everyone really enjoyed the course itself and the social side. It's a bit of a shame it only lasted three days as we were only just getting to know each other when it ended! 
There was a lot of available equipment for the practicals which was really appreciated. To be taught by consummate experts and enthusiasts is a real pleasure. They obviously were totally into their subject and were always happy to answer any question no matter how simple or complex and their answers were always full and easily understandable. The quality of the course notes was also excellent.
We all thought the food at the university was very good and the arranged social side was superb, with the unexpected ghost walker making an interesting change. Having arranged evenings is a very good aspect of the course and was appreciated by everyone. The buffet lunch was a great idea providing quality food and variety, catering for all tastes.
Overall, superb! I feel I've come away from the course with a completely new understanding of the microscope and its capabilities. The next few days will be spent applying the new techniques using the instrument here and going through a drawer full of accessories to find out exactly how much capability we really have. It was really good to meet everyone on the course. Everyone was so helpful to each other. Some of the other attendees have also suggested new techniques to try. 
Thanks so much for your efforts. I think you put together a great course and I will be watching out for other RMS courses in the future.”

Here's what students on previous courses have said...
"I absolutely loved the course, it had a very good balance of theory, practice & contact time with the instructors." 
"Probably the most useful course I've ever been on. I've already used the knowledge I gained in my job - it's like the scales have been lifted from my eyes! It's good to know I'm now getting the most out of my equipment." 
"Extremely enjoyable, with interesting lectures, practicals & materials." 
"I found the course informative and interesting, will definitely attend more RMS courses." 
"The pace was quick enough to keep you thinking yet steady enough for information to sink in." 
"...I found some of the lecturers inspirational!" 
"Very well presented & all speakers were very knowledgeable about their fields." 
".....an awesome lecturer, even better at talking science than Johnny Ball!"

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