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Correlative light electron microscopy

10 – 15 July 2016 | Bristol, UK

Registration deadline

29 April 2016

Abstract submission deadline

29 April 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

13 May 2016

Payment deadline

27 May 2016

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About the practical course

SCIENCE!This EMBO Practical Course aims to train young scientists in the available techniques in the Correlative Light Electron Microscopy field of life science.
Students will be given a theoretical overview of available techniques and importantly the rationale why a particular method is applied to a specific scientific question will be discussed. Following the theoretical part students will get hands on experience of most of the techniques and they will be provided with practical tips and tricks by the experienced teaching staff.

This course aims at having a strong interaction / discussion between the students and the lecturers, where students are encouraged to challenge the techniques, propose alternatives, and discuss how CLEM can be applied to their own specific research questions. To this end a lot of the work will be performed in small groups with a high staff to student ratio (almost 1:1).

In our EMBO Practical Course, we have gathered (most of) the major labs that have developed CLEM techniques over the last decade. The team has organised this "Practical Course on Correlative Light Electron Microscopy" for the last 6 years in Bristol (of which the last 2 were EMBO funded) with very positive feedback from the students.







Registration deadline

29 April 2016

Abstract submission deadline

29 April 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

13 May 2016

Payment deadline

27 May 2016












Registration includes:

  • 6 days accommodation, Saturday to Friday
  • Breakfast (6 days)
  • Lunch (6 days)
  • Evening meals (4 times)
  • Social event  

Selection Criteria

Students are requested to submit a justification for their application. Based on this, a ranking will be made. In addition we are looking for an even distribution between female and male students as well as a wide spread across Europe. There are a very limited number of spaces available for students from outside Europe.

The abstract or justification (250 words maximum) should describe why the student wants to attend the course, how it will benefit their research, or other reasons that they feel justifies their attendance. It should also include if (and what) they have hands on experience with Light and / or Electron Microscopy.


If you are accepted to the course, the organisers will send you a link to the University of Bristol webshop where you will be able to pay for the registration fee. Please be advised that this is the only way to pay for this fee.



Paul Verkade

Phone: +44-117-3312179



Judith Mantell

Phone: +44-117-3312178



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Wolfson Bioimaging Facility

Biomedical Sciences Building

University of Bristol


United Kingdon



Delegates will be housed in single rooms at the IBIS Hotel, Bristol Centre.

See their website for details.

Travel Details

Bristol has its own airport with a number of international destinations. Airport shuttle buses can take you to the city centre.
London Heathrow is another option. From there, you can take the train or bus to Bristol.

The following websites can give you details information on travelling to Bristol.