ESRIC Super-Resolution Summer School 2019
The ESRIC super-resolution summer school is a five-day residential course held in Edinburgh. The course is designed to give participants a thorough grounding in super-resolution microscopy in an informal and intimate setting. It brings together leading academics and the major suppliers of super-resolution microscopes to provide expertise and guidance in the theory, practise and analysis of structured illumination microscopy (SIM), stimulated emission depletion microscopy (STED), AiryScan and single molecule localization microscopies (PALM, sptPALM and dSTORM).
The summer school will consist of informal lectures and workshops and participants will have ample time to gain project specific advice from all of the academic experts and suppliers through dedicated Q&A sessions and informal social events. The course is suitable for anyone with prior experience of fluorescence microscopy looking to exploit the benefits of super-resolution microscopy in their research.
Please scroll down the page to find further information about the course and to submit your application.
For news and details from the 2018 ESRIC Course please visit the ESRIC News pages.
The Edinburgh Super-Resolution Imaging Consortium (ESRIC)
ESRIC: An open-access advanced imaging facility specialising in super-resolution with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and teaching. The Edinburgh Super-Resolution Imaging Consortium represents the coming together of expertise across a broad scientific spectrum from cell biologists to physical scientists with the aim to extend the boundaries of cellular imaging beyond diffraction limits in order to investigate cellular functions and human disease.Find out more about ESRIC and what they offer
Applications and registration
As part of the application process, delegates are required to write a letter of motivation, describing your current use of microscopy, how you hope to use super-resolution in the future in your research and what you hope to gain from the course. This information will then be used as a basis for selection for the course.
There are 36 places on the course and applications are processed through a rolling admission. The rolling admission dates are as follows:
Round 1 - 3 January 2019 to 31 January 2019
Round 2 - 1 February 2019 to 28 February 2019
Round 3 - 1 March 2019 to 31 March 2019
There is no quota for each round and as delegates will be selected based on their letter of motivation and application, it is possible the course will fill up within the first round so it is recommended that you apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Delegates will be contacted after each round of applications confirming a place, if selected.
Dr Alison Dun
Alison is the facility manager for the Edinburgh Super-Resolution Imaging Consortium (ESRIC) and is based at the Heriot-Watt University site. Alison completed her PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2013 where she used a wide range of advanced imaging techniques to study cell membrane biology. Alison now works in an interdisciplinary environment, running the imaging facility at the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Bioengineering and Biophysics at Heriot-Watt University.
Venue for the Course
The ESRIC Summer School is based at the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS.
For more information about the University, please visit the Heriot-Watt website.
Delegates will also visit ESRIC’s second facility at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh during the week.
Travelling to the venue
Car – There is limited parking at the campus, but we advise using public transport where possible.
Train – Edinburgh Waverley is the main train station for Edinburgh. Regular buses depart from near the station to the campus. We do not recommend alighting at either Edinburgh Park or Curriehill as there is no direct transport link to the campus from these stations.
Air - Edinburgh International Airport is served by scheduled national and international flights. The campus is a short journey by taxi from the airport.
The accommodation is likley to be on campus in an en-suite student room.
Delegates can check in from the Sunday afternoon.
Lunch and refreshments are included in your registration fee.
Dietary and Access requirements
The RMS is committed to our delegate’s health and wellbeing. Therefore if you have any dietary or access requirements please contact Karina Lang.
Admittance to this event is for registered and authorised attendees. Unfortunately we cannot permit access to visitors or allow non-registered persons to enter the meeting or exhibition areas. If you have any questions, please contact the RMS contact for this event.