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Microscopy and imaging

Introductory description

This module provides a foundation in the principles and applications of microscopy, starting with basics of light microscopy and progressing to state of the art confocal microscopy, electron microscopy and scanned probe microscopy. The latter includes atomic force microscopy and electrochemical imaging techniques for which Warwick is particularly well-known. The module includes workshops on image analysis and seminars that cover the most recent developments in the field.

Assessment group C1
  Weighting Study time
Assignment 1 20% 12 hours

Assessed coursework: image analysis task (implementation of filter) and peer-peer feedback

Assignment 2 30% 18 hours

assessed coursework: image analysis task (implementation of segmentation, counting and/or tracking procedure into a macro), report

Oral examination 50% 30 hours

Oral exam with two lecturers

Indicative reading list

Illustrative Biography

  1. Atomic Force Microscopy for Biologists, VJ Morris, AR Kirby, AP Gunning, Imperial College Press.
  2. Scanning Probe Microscopy and Spectroscopy: Theory, Techniques, and Applications, D Bonnell, Wiley-VCH.Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy, CJR Sheppard, DM Hotton, D Shotton, Springer-Verlag.
  3. Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy, AJ Bard and MV Mirkin, Marcel Dekker.
  4. The Image Processing Handbook, John C. Russ, CRC Press.
  5. Handbook of biological confocal microscopy. 3rd edition. James Pawley (Editor). Springer, 2006.

Module leader:

Dr Anne Straube

Dr Anne Straube