2nd National Workshop on “Applications of Transmission Electron Microscopy and Scanning Electron Microscopy in Life Sciences”
6 – 8 March 2018
This three‐day workshop is aimed at enhancing the knowledge and skill‐set of students,
research fellows, faculty and staff working in the area of life sciences and would include
both theory and practical sessions.
The focus would be on various techniques, applications and their sample preparation methods with intensive practical sessions including hands‐on sessions.
Latest developments, especially in the area of Cryo‐EM, will be discussed and the course would also cover basic TEM/SEM operation and maintenance/troubleshooting issues.
At the end of the workshop, participants are expected to appreciate the basics of TEM/SEM along with the ability to integrate EM tools/experiments in the workflow of their research projects by selecting the appropriate technique from a variety of available techniques and then optimizing it for obtaining the best solution for their research problems. Small number of participants will be ensured to encourage close interaction and lively discussions.
Areas to be covered:
Sessions would cover TEM & SEM principles and applications, TEM & SEM sample
preparation techniques including negative staining, cell/tissue embedding, ultramicrotomy,
imaging and recording data and image interpretation.
• Dr. A. N. Ghosh (ICMR Emeritus Scientist, Ex-Director Grade Scientist & Head,
Division of Electron Microscopy, ICMR‐NICED, Kolkata)
• Dr. Tetsuo Oikawa (Senior Product Manager for TEM, JEOL Asia, Singapore)
• Dr. Anindito Sen (Applications Manager, Icon Analytical Pvt. Ltd, India)
• Dr. Kalyan Mitra (Senior Scientist, CSIR‐Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow)
B.Sc./M.Sc./B.Tech/M.Tech/Ph.D. students, young researchers from academic institutions
and private organizations/industry staff
Participants/Criteria of selection:
10 participants will be selected on a “first‐come, first served” basis, therefore, we recommend that you contact us at your earliest convenience. Preference will be given to
ensure participation of as many institutions as possible with not more than two
participants from a single institution. Decision of the selection committee will be final.
|Registration Fees||Upto 9th Feb 2018||After 9th Feb 2018|
How to Apply:
Bank Draft should be drawn in favour of “Director, Central Drug Research Institute,
Lucknow” Payable at Lucknow. Complete registration form along with DD should be sent
to correspondence address. Scanned copies of Registration form and DD should be
emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Correspondence: All correspondence should be addressed to –
Dr. Kalyan Mitra,
Senior Scientist & Organizing Secretary,
EM Unit, SAIF, Lab No. SEN‐G2,
CSIR‐Central Drug Research Institute,
Sector 10, Jankipuram Extension, Sitapur Road,
Lucknow 226 031 (U.P.)
Instruments available for workshop:
JEOL JEM 1400 TEM equipped with Gatan CCD cameras; FEI Quanta 250 SEM; Leica
Ultramicrotome; Quorum Tech high vacuum evaporator; Emitech glow discharge unit;
Balzers Union/Quorum Critical Point Dryers and other sample preparation equipment.
Interested participants will also have an opportunity to visit the state‐of‐the‐art confocal
microscopy, NMR, Mass Spectrometry and flow cytometry facilities at CSIR‐CDRI.
We will try to provide accommodation at CDRI Guest House (if available) on payment.
Working lunch and tea/snacks will be served.
• Weather in March: Expected temperatures 30 deg C (max) to 12 deg C (min)