Courses

View our list of courses and training calendar for a list of sessions and see how you can improve your knowledge and skills, and get better results from your analyses.

There are many opportunities for you to undergo further training on our microscopes and sample preparation equipment once you have become a registered user.

Please note: All new users are required to attend an introductory course, preferably after at least 6 weeks of using the relevant instruments.

* Please note, the workshop dates are subject to change.

^A 'no-show' or cancellation without prior notice will be charged the full workshop fee.

Advanced Topics in Light Microscopy »

This course will provide students with the knowledge required to set up and use Phase contrast, Interference contrast and Polarising microscopes, select appropriate dyes and filter sets for Fluorescent microscopy, choose appropriate Fluorescent imaging modalities and be critical of data and troubleshoot their imaging.

CAM OH&S induction »

This OH&S induction includes a brief overview of the Centre for Advanced Microscopy, its facilities and a walk through of the centre. Attendance is a mandatory ANU requirement for those who wish to have access to the Centre and become registered CAM users.

Introduction to Light Microscopy »

This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and skill to: set up and use basic light microscopes, collect accurate and meaningful digital images and be aware of technique limitations, thus enabling you to obtain the best image possible.

Introduction to Quantitative Microprobe Analysis »

This workshop will provide you with background information and practical advice for the basic operation of an electron probe X-ray microanalyser.

28 September 2022

Introduction to Scanning Electron Microscopy (Life Sciences) »

By the end of this course participants are expected to be able to understand: how an SEM works, how to prepare samples for various applications, how to optimise SEM for biological imaging, and identify the various components making up an SEM.

Introduction to Scanning Electron Microscopy (Physical Sciences) »

By the end of this course participants are expected to be able to: identify the various components making up an SEM, understand how an SEM works, understand the processes of signal generation and detection in the SEM, understand how to optimise the performance of the SEM.

Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy (Life Sciences) »

This course will provide participants with the knowledge and skill to: set up and use transmission electron microscopes for imaging biological specimens, collect accurate and meaningful digital images, and view different sample preparation techniques for TEM analysis.

Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy (Physical Sciences) »

The course will provide participants with an understanding of the basic construction and electron optical principles of TEM, concepts for conducting selected area electron diffraction experiments and interpreting diffraction patterns, and more.