This course looks to educate scientists and engineers to the full range of cryo-techniques, who are looking to characterise, analyse and understand structure / function of their samples where stabilisation of volatiles (often water) is required.
Topics covered are expected to include:
- Sample preparation / stabilisation (high-pressure freezing / plunge freezing)
- Freeze-substitution / ultramicrotomy
- Cryo-fluorescence microscopy / correlative microscopy
- Cryo-SEM / Cryo-FIB-SEM
- Cryo X-Ray microscopy
The course will be delivered by an international group of world-renowned speakers, staff from the NMRC, Nottingham and representatives from many commercial partners. The course is a mix of both lecture style presentations and hands-on practical sessions, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and explore the range of cryo-techniques on offer. By the end of the week attendees will have a good understanding of cryo-principles and appropriate usage of cryo-techniques as well as developing a network of contacts for the future.