Immunohistochemistry and Microscopy Short Course

March 11-19, 2017 (2 module series)
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

Module 1: March 11-15, covers immunohistochemical methods for light microscopy and includes epifluorescence, scanning confocal and multiphoton microscopy.

Module 2: March 15-19, cover immunogold labeling and transimission and scanning electron microscopy.


Registration deadline: February 1, 2017
New this year, all registrants receive one complimentary year of HCS membership (2017 membership) after completion of the course! One of the greatest benefits of HCS membership is that it allows you access to experienced individuals in the field of imaging technologies. Consider learning more about the many benefits of membership and joining today.

The Immunohistochemistry and Microscopy (IHCM) course provides 2 modules over the course of 9 days of lectures and intensive hands-on laboratory sessions with experts in the field of immunohistochemistry (IHC) and microscopy held at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA. The IHCM course will enable participants to independently carry out and to critically evaluate and troubleshoot problems during chromogenic and fluorescent IHC staining. The IHCM course provides participants with an overview about the fundamentals of bright-field, epi-fluorescence, wide-field deconvolution, and confocal microscopy and extensive hand-on training on how to optimizing image quality (e.g. contrast, resolution) critical for obtaining the best image quality and the optimal results. This course is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students, laboratory technicians, postdoctoral students, new and established faculty/clinicians seeking to expand their techniques and knowledge of IHC and microscopy. 

Students from groups underrepresented in science may apply for full financial support for travel-related expenses and course registration through the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program. The Histochemical Society Travel Awards provides partial support for young histochemists in training, working either toward an undergraduate, masters/doctoral degree or are in post-doctoral fellowships, to attend the course as well. To apply for an HCS award for the course email you CV, a letter stating how attendance would enhance your career development and a letter of recommnedation from a mentor. In addition to these award opportunities, The A.D. Sobel - ASIP Education Fund provides a limited number of $500 travel awards to ASIP members for the course. Click HERE for more information.

Please see the MBL website for more information.