European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)



Application Deadline 10 May 2021

12-16 July 2021

From the website: "This five-day comprehensive online microscopy course focuses on stimulated emission depletion microscopy (STED) and its application to biological questions.

Through lectures, tutorials, demonstrations and practical workshops, the course provides in-depth knowledge on all aspects of STED Nanoscopy.

It covers the fundamentals of STED microscopy, different technical implementations and has a strong emphasis on sample preparation – including choice of fluorophores and refractive index matching, as well as image acquisition strategies for fixed samples and living cells."

GERBI-GMB and HFP Consulting



In this practical course, designed specifically for core facility managers in the life sciences, you will learn how to:

  • Balance your different roles

  • Build a productive team culture

  • Deal with conflicts constructively

  • Manage your time better

  • Delegate tasks more effectively

  • Deal with different personalities in the team

  • Position your facility in your organisation strategically

  • Negotiate more effectively

  • Hire the right people

  • Manage your budget

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

CSH Courses Program

New York

As a leading international center for research and education, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory organizes 30+ advanced technical science courses each year featuring instructors and participants from around the world.

Upcoming Courses

September 27 – October 4, 2020: Neuroscience of Addiction  (Application & Materials Due: June 1, 2020)

October 13 - 28, 2020: Programming for Biology (Application & Materials Due: July 15, 2020)

Marine Biological Laboratory

Advanced Research Training

University of Chicago

MBL offers courses for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to pursue science at the highest level. They offer 20+ courses across the biomedical sciences.

Upcoming Course

August 17 - 27, 2020: Optical Microscopy & Imaging in the Biomedical Sciences (Application Due:  May 13, 2020)

October 11 - 22, 2020: DL@MBL: Deep Learning for Microscopy Image Analysis (Application Due: July 7, 2020)

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Advanced Research Training

Heidelberg, Germany

EMBL has organized events and courses for over 40 years. They welcome top-class trainers and speakers who showcase and present cutting-edge science and technologies.

Upcoming Course

July 6 - 11, 2020: Super-Resolution Microscopy (Application Due: April 26, 2020)

August 23 - 31, 2020: Cryo-Electron Microscopy and 3D Image Processing (Application Due: June 1, 2020)

October 3 - 9, 2020: Advanced Methods in Bioimage Analysis (Application Due: July 13, 2020)

MDI Biological Laboratory

MDI Biological Laboratory Courses

Bar Harbor, ME

The MDI Biological Laboratory offers a wide range of courses for students at all levels. We offer short laboratory training courses for undergraduate students through Maine INBRE as an enrichment to the curricula of students’ institutions. We offer courses for medical students and physicians providing an immersive experience in basic scientific research to bridge the gap between discovery and clinical application of scientific knowledge.

Our biomedical innovation courses are offered for post-graduate students and scientists who want to acquire expertise in the fields of regenerative medicine, aging, and bioinformatics.

Upcoming Course

May 15-22, 2020: Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy 2020 

May 24 - 29, 2020: Applications of Organoid Technology 2020 

Super-resolution in light microscopy


Prague, Czech Republic

May 31 - June 5, 2020 - POSTPONED

Registration Deadline: April 1, 2020

Super-resolution light microscopy (SRLM) is a dynamically evolving field of biomedical sciences. Therefore, the main goal of this course is to teach in-depth practical understanding of key SRLM methods and to enable the participants to apply the appropriate type of SRLM in their own research projects in the future. The focus of this EMBO Practical Course will be on the practical aspects, complemented by theoretical lectures, which will introduce basic concepts of optics and their relation to SRLM methods. The practical application of SRLM will be demonstrated by presentations of ongoing scientific projects presented by leading scientists in the field.

ESRIC Super-Resolution Summer School 2020

Royal Microscopical Society

Edinburgh, Scotland

Postponed to July 12-16, 2021 

Registration Opens in January 2021

The ESRIC super-resolution summer school is a five-day residential course held in Edinburgh. The course is designed to give participants a thorough grounding in super-resolution microscopy in an informal and intimate setting. It brings together leading academics and the major suppliers of super-resolution microscopes to provide expertise and guidance in the theory, practise and analysis of structured illumination microscopy (SIM), stimulated emission depletion microscopy (STED), single molecule localization microscopies (PALM, sptPALM and dSTORM) and other new developments in the field.