International School of Biophysics

“Imaging for Biomedical Applications”

5-7 September 2018, Bucharest, Romania

The workshop is a 2 day intensive course in advanced microscopy techniques used to monitor and quantify biophysical function and physical performance in a wide range of biological specimens.

The course will cover both theoretical sessions of, and hands-on sessions with, state-of-the-art equipment used in quantitative microscopy, including: laser scanning confocal microscopy, total internal fluorescence microscopy (TIRF), Surface Plasmon Resonance Microscopy (SPRM), Stimulated emission depletion (STED), quantitative phase imaging (QPI), and high-content analysis in cell biology.

This course is addressed to young researcher (MSc, PhD and PostDocs) with background in biology, engineering, medical science, chemistry or physics, with a basic knowledge and experience with light microscopes and imaging.

The worksop is organized in four modules:

  1. Quantitative phase imaging (QPI) for biomedical investigations
  2. Confocal fluorescence imaging and high-content analysis in cell biology
  3. Confocal Nanoscopy
  4. Advanced Microscopy based on Optical Waveguides and electrified interfaces


A maximum of 20 students will be accepted. Students of any nationality can apply. We specifically encourage applications from researchers who work in the developing world. These students will be selected according to the normal submission procedure.

Applications are open. Applications will be assessed by a scientific committee, with selection being based on the following criteria: CV, motivation letter, the recommendation letter, and quality of abstract.