NPLK17000U Biological Imaging
This course will introduce to all important modalities of advanced biological and biomedical imaging using photons, electrons, X-rays and neutrons, available in the Øresund region in core facilities and at synchrotron and linear accelerators (MAX IV and ESS). These modalities offer a wide zoom range and the resolution power to resolve the substructure of molecules, cells, tissues, organs and whole bodies. The couse is relevant for students of MSc. educations within biological, chemical, physical, medical, molecular and pharmaceutical sciences and will be coordinated with the PhD course "Biological Imaging".
In particular the following topics will be treated: fluorescence microscopy, fluorescence life time imaging, super resolution microscopy, electron and cryo electron microscopy, X-ray imaging and imaging at synchrotron and linac beamlines. An important part will be the concomitant data analysis, -management and -statistics as well as image processing.
This course aims at giving the student an understanding of
biomedical imaging including the physical and
optical principles of cutting-edge microscopes and
beamlines. The course includes show cases at the instruments and,
thus, will be an important asset for students that want to
integrate biological and soft-matter imaging in their Master
Relevant background material and Journal articles will be electronically available at the start of the course. Practicals will be taught at the Center for Advanced Bioimaging (CAB - FBG and Nørre Campus), and at the Center for Integrated Microscopy (CFIM - at the Panum building). An excursion to Lund (Sweden) will be undertaken to visit the MAX IV synchrotron and the linear neutron accelerator European Spallation Source (ESS).
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
Please note that your laptop should be able to run MatLab or a similar data analysis program (4GB RAM)!
- Practical exercises
- Theory exercises
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written examination, 3 hours under invigilationThe exam will consist of two parts, of which one is a multiple choice test on the fundamentals of biological imaging and the other one covers questions on the journal articles treated during the course. Part one counts 1/3, and part two 2/3.
- Exam registration requirements
Approved presentation of a Journal Club article, prepared in student teams during the course.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Examination form is changed to a 30 min oral examination in case less than 10 students register for it.
It can not be dispensated for the requirement of presenting a Journal club article, and students who do not fulfil the requirements have to present a relevant Journal article at the examiners office. They will get this article a week in advance; and presentation will take approximately 15 min.
Criteria for exam assesment
See "learning outcome"