Wednesday 22, November 2017

Intro to Sample Staining (With Permanent Mounting)

When:
2 December 2017 @ 10:00 – 14:00
2017-12-02T10:00:00+00:00
2017-12-02T14:00:00+00:00
Where:
ASCUS Lab
Summerhall Pl
Edinburgh EH9 1PL
UK
Cost:
£20 (concession* £16)

Intro to Sample Staining

Interested in exploring staining for your own independent microscopy and not sure where to start? Then come along to this intro to sample staining to set you up with the basics for doing your own staining and permanent mounting. This workshop will cover the introductory skills needed for the staining process which is all you need to access our Open Sessions to explore how staining makes different aspects of samples more visible under the microscope. No previous experience required!
(Workshop fee includes access to Open Session on the day)

*Concessions are for: full time students; unemployed persons, senior citizens, and disabled persons. If you have booked as a concession you must provide proof of status on arrival.

Price:
£20 (Concession* £16)
Audience:
Adult
Booking:
Recommended but not essential
(spaces are limited so do book to avoid disappointment)
Workshop size:
up to 10 people
Materials:
Bring along a notebook, all other materials included
Tutor:
Dr Jiri Jirout
Skill Level:
Beginners (no previous lab experience in art or science required)
 
*Concessions are for: full time students; unemployed persons, senior citizens, and disabled persons. If you have booked as a concession you must provide proof of status on arrival.

What is staining and permanent mounting?

The sample staining process
Permanent mounting

What is the staining process?

Staining is a technique used in microscopy to enhance contrast or highlight particular elements of a sample for a microscopic image.

What is permanent mounting?

In permanent mounting the sample needs to be first fixed using ethanol/heat and can then be permenantly mounted onto the slide using a permanent mounting media (e.g. PVLG – Polyvinyl alcohol-lactic acid-glycerol)

ASCUS Lab Open Sessions

These are times when our lab is open to anyone interested in creative experimentation using the tools of science. They are designed to provide access to bench space & specialist equipment with support from our lab technician so you can put your new/existing lab skills into action.

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