Electron Microscopy Sciences | 1560 Industry Road | Hatfield, PA 19440 | P 215-412-8400 | F 215-412-8450 | info@emsdiasum.com

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Five days of hands-on training for students, researchers, and microscopists who want to learn the most up to date theory and practice in cryosectioning and immunogold labeling.
Prerequisite:  In order to do well in class, you must have some ultramicrotomy experience. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

 

Details

Monday - Friday
April 20 - 24, 2020

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hatfield, Pennsylvania, USA

 

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The EMS Microscopy Academy
Located in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, the Academy provides electron microscopy classes, workshops and training sessions for all fields of microscopy, including materials science and biological science.

 

Format

Lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice, as well as round table discussion. Participants may bring their own samples to work on during lab time.

Note: Specimens need to be "ready to use", e.g., sections of chemically fixed cells on coverslips. For each combination of primary antibody and gold conjugate that you want to test during the workshop, you need at least 3, preferably 4, specimens. This enables you to test different dilutions of the primary antibody and to check the immunogold/silver reagents (negative control).

For pre-embedment immuno labeling, also include specimens that will be immuno labeled for evaluation on the light microscope. These specimens are used to check if the experiment is successful. During the workshop there is no time; there no options to further process pre-embedment specimens for EM evaluation. Plastic embedment and sectioning needs to be done at your own facility.

 

Main Curriculum

  • Introduction in cryosectioning
  • Theory and full review of Diamond knives
  • Sectioning and practice with section pick-up, etc.
  • Gold nanoparticle conjugation
  • Theory underlying immunogold labeling protocols
  • Silver enhancement of gold particles
  • Immunogold labeling on a variety of sample preparations of OLM
  • Immunogold labeling for EM:
    • Pre-embedment immunogold labeling using ultra small gold conjugates and silver enhancement
    • Post-embedment immunogold labeling on plastic and ToKuyasu cryo sections using conventional colloidal conjugates and ultra small gold conjugates
    • Manual and automated immunogold labeling
  • Pre/Post-embedment double immunogold labeling
  • Background minimization in immunogold labeling
  • Troubleshooting

 

Instruments Available

  • Zeiss TEM
  • Leica EM UC7 RT & Cryo
  • Boeckeler RMC Power Tome PC RT & Cryo
  • Diatome 45°,35° RT/Cryo Diamond Knives
  • Transmitted Light Microscope

 

Enrollment Note

Registration will be limited to a maximum of 15 participants.
EMS will provide samples to those who prefer not to bring their own.

Cryosectioning/Immunogold

SKU: WS-R17
$1,500.00Price
  • The objective of the course is to provide researchers with the opportunity to learn the theory and practice of the use of cryosectioning with diamond knives, and immunogold labeling. Participants will process their own samples under the expert guidance of our tutors, who are experts in cryosectioning and immunogold silver staining techniques.

     

    During the workshop, attendees will receive theory, including but not limited to, cryosectioning, immuno detection, in situ hybridization, silver enhancement, as well as background issues. There will be time for practice as well. Attendees will be able to work with their own specimens, as well as ones we will have prepared. A full review of sectioning, incubation methods, testing of antigenicity and reactivity, complete principles of immunogold labeling, as well as preparation of conjugates for EM, as well as LM, will be covered. During the workshop, attendees will receive theory, including but not limited to, cryosectioning, immuno detection, in situ hybridization, silver enhancement, as well as background issues. There will be time for practice as well. Attendees will be able to work with their own specimens, as well as ones we will have prepared. A full review of sectioning, incubation methods, testing of antigenicity and reactivity, complete principles of immunogold labeling, as well as preparation of conjugates for EM, as well as LM, will be covered.