First time users

In the OIC you can use all microscopes available. The OIC offers free mandatory training sessions on request to instruct you on how to use our equipment.

New users are instructed in two sessions of three hours each.

In the first session for max four people the basic principles of optical imaging are explained. Moreover you will have hands-on experience operating the microscope.

The second part is an individual training session in which we help you to optimally use the microscope for your specific research questions. For this part you need to bring your own samples.

Leica Confocal Introduction Course

This course is meant for people who are really going to use the Leica confocal microscopes shortly after the course. The course is necessary for all people who want to use the Leica confocal microscopes.

The course is given every two weeks (Tuesday) from 9.15 to 12.00h by Martijn de Gruiter. The maximum number of participants is 4.

Zeiss LSM700 Confocal Introduction Course

This course is meant for people who are really going to use the Zeiss LSM700 confocal microscope shortly after the course. This course consist of only one part in which the microscope settings are optimised for your sample. The course is given every two weeks.

This course is given on a regular basis by Alex Nigg.

Spinning Disk confocal and TIRF microscope
Introduction Course

This course is meant for people who are really going to use the spinning disk confocal or the TIRF microscope shortly after the course. The course is given upon request.

This course is given on a regular basis by Martijn de Gruiter.

Widefield (Ee1078) and InfraRed (Ee775)
Introduction Course

This course is meant for people who are really going to use one of these two microscope shortly after the course. The course is given upon request.

This course is given on a regular basis by Martijn de Gruiter/Gert-Jan Kremers.

A consent of your workgroup leader is required to follow the courses.