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)

Enrolment limited to 10 students


0.5 FCE




University of Toronto, Scarborough campus

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 two weeks of formal classes.

Course Schedule and Structure

We have 14 formal meetings. Each meeting is 3 hours, some sessions may not go that long. Lectures are for 1-2 hrs in most cases, then, if relevant, there is a demonstration of the particular equipment. By appointment, students arrange for training of specific equipment.

Meetings 1-10: Lectures, Demos and Practicum

Meetings 11-12: practicum examination

Meetings 12-13: student seminar presentations

Meeting 14: Final Exam

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.

Last updated on August 11th, 2022