CMBS1106 Molecular microscopy (6 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Biological and Environmental Science
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023


The course focuses on the theory of light microscopy and TEM , preparation of immunofluorescent and EM samples, and imaging. Students will also prepare a presentation on a selected subject and based on given literature.

Learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student knows the theory of the basics of confocal microscopy and TEM, the sample preparation for those techniques, data analysis, as well as immunolabeling on cryo sections (Tokyasu method). The student knows the basic terms and can plan and execute light and electron microscopy experiments.

Description of prerequisites

BENA2017, 2018

Study materials

Pdfs from the lectures, pre-exam material

Completion methods

Method 1

Attendance is compulsory.
Evaluation criteria:
pre-exam, lab reports, lab book, final seminars
Time of teaching:
Period 3
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (6 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Study methods:
Pre-exam before the course, laboratory practices, seminar presentation, written report. Attendance is compulsory.