Still Time to Register for Two Upcoming Workshops on Stereology and Confocal Microscopy

Do you use stereology in your lab? Would you like to know more about how you can use stereology to accurately estimate total quantities, lengths, areas, and volumes in your research?  This month sees two separate stereology workshops.  Dr. Dan Peterson’s “Practical Workshop in Confocal Microscopy and Stereology” in Chicago, Illinois.  And at Woods Hole, Massachusetts Dr. Mark West leads his “NeuroStereology Workshop.”

Founding Director of the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Daniel Peterson’s biannual “Practical Workshop in Confocal Microscopy and Stereology” takes place March 18-23 at Club Quarters Hotel in Chicago. The intensive, week-long workshop offers a comprehensive background in the theory and practice of modern histological preparation and microscopic analysis. The workshop covers the entire process of microscopic analysis from specimen preparation to the readying of images for publication. For more information read our Q&A with Dr. Peterson to find out more about his course.

Over on the East Coast, Dr. Mark West’s “NeuroStereology Workshop” takes place March 24-29 at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, on Cape Cod. Professor of Medical Neurobiology at The University of Aarhus in Denmark, Dr. West’s course focuses on how stereological methodology can apply to nervous system research. This year’s workshop will include lectures on the Cavalieri Principle, the Optical Fractionator, and Isotropic Probes. You can find more information about the course at the Neurostereology website.


March 18 – 23, 2012
Practical Workshop in Confocal Microscopy and Stereology
Instructor: Dr. Daniel Peterson
Club Quarters Hotel, Chicago

March 24 – 29, 2012
NeuroStereology Workshop
Instructor: Dr. Mark West
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts


Confocal Microscopy and Stereology Courses

Dr. Daniel A. Peterson’s practical training courses offer excellent, hands-on instruction in the use of confocal microscopes and design-based stereology. Each year, Dr. Peterson, a Chicago-based neuroscientist and Executive Director of the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University holds two training sessions. This year’s events take place March 8-12 and August 16-20.

From graduate students, to post doctorates, to advanced laboratory technicians, anyone in the biomedical field who uses qualitative and quantitative microscopy in their research would benefit from the week-long courses. Attendees will gain a comprehensive overview of  modern histological preparation and microscopic analysis, and are encouraged to bring their own material for discussion and customized consultation.

Registration for the March course ends February 26. Go to to enroll.

{Image courtesy of Neuro Renew Inc.}

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