Course: Advanced Microscopy and Imaging

Course Code: CSB 1018H (Summer 2024*), Teaching Section LEC 0101

Course Coordinator

Professor R. Harrison

Offered Summer 2024* session in May and June (exact time TBA) for 8 weeks, plus a final exam.

Enrolment limited to 24 students


0.5 FCE




University of Toronto, Scarborough campus.  Lectures could be in hybrid format for off-campus students, but weekly microscope demos and practicums will be held in person at UTSC and are mandatory.

Course Description

This graduate course will cover theory and practical demonstrations of current light, fluorescent and electron microscopy. The first four weeks of classes will have lectures and demonstrations on brightfield, epifluorescent, confocal and scanning and transmission microscopy. As well, consideration will be given to specimen preparation. Student presentations will occur in the remaining three weeks of formal classes.

Course Schedule and Structure

Each meeting is 3 hours, some sessions may not go that long. Lectures are for 1-2 hours in most cases and then, if relevant, there is a demonstration of the particular equipment. By appointment, students arrange for training of specific equipment.

Tentative Grading Scheme

Participation 10%
Seminar 25%
Microscopy Technical Sheet 10%
Practicums (4) 20%
Final Exam 35%



Reading materials




*Summer courses cannot be requested on ACORN until March 11, 2024.

Last updated on August 10th, 2023