Introduction to Biological Transmission Electron Microscopy

An Introduction to Biological Transmission Electron Microscopy NBIPMOD5

The transmission electron microscope is well established component of the imaging arsenal. The main reason for using a transmission electron microscope is the increase in spatial resolution compared with traditional light microscopy. The goal of this course is to introduce the student to basic processes used in biological transmission electron microscopy. The use of this technology provides a spatial framework upon which to lay the new physiological and molecular information. This course provides a practical introduction to the use of the transmission electron microscope.

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Process a biological specimen for transmission electron microscopy.
  • Be able to design an electron microscopical study
  • Understand how the transmission electron microscope works.
  • Show an awareness of the usefulness and limitations of this technique to the study of biological tissue.
  • Interpret cellular ultrastructure structure

Level 1, Course Director: Prof. Peter Dockery NUIG. Interested? For further details, click here. This course is still under construction