• Description: A flurry of new optical microscopy techniques that delivers a spatial resolution beyond the diffraction limit has emerged during the last decade. In some cases Ångstrøm level spatial localization have been claimed.  This course will attempt to provide an overview over the different techniques and will try to provide a fair comparison between them. While each technique has some distinct advantages, the practical difficulties in implementing them on biological samples are sometimes not adressed. The course will present a selection of the most promising techniques, and the lecturers will  present some of the most spectacular results they have obtained.


    The course will also address the fact that super-resolution techniques have an appeal far beyond the optical microscopy domain. Can we patch together a higher resolution images from multiple low resolution images, and under what conditions is this possible? What is the limiting spatial resolution for this approach? To which extent can optical microscopic techniques benefit from these developments ?

    Literature: Relevant papers and book chapters will be announced shortly before the course.

    Prerequisites: The course targets PhD students whose projects involve the application of high resolution microscopy.

    Evaluation: Will be announced at the course.

  • Organizer: Professor Steffen B. Petersen, e-mail: sp@hst.aau.dk

  • Co-organizers: Professor Søren Nielsen, Professor Svend Birkelund, Associate Professor Allan Stensballe, Aalborg University

  • Lecturers: Organiser(s), invited speakers and speakers from AAU 

  • ECTS: 1.0

  • Time: 15 and 21 April 2016 (12.30 – 16.15)

  • Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D, room D2-106

  • Zip code: 9220

  • City: Aalborg

  • Number of seats: 30

  • Deadline: 18 March, 2016

  • Important information concerning PhD courses: 

    We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.