Scanning Electronic Microscopy (SEM)

9-11 May 2011


Prepare your own biological material  (insects, plants, fungi, etc.) for observation and learn how to manipulate the scanning electronic microscope (SEM). The aim is also to provide pictures of the brought organism in order to document your own research.


Laboratory of Animal Physiology, University of Neuchâtel:

  • Michèle Vlimant (michele.vlimant (AT)unine.ch)
  • Alexandre Gurba (Ph.D. student)


1st day: Preparation of samples (fixation, desiccation, mounting, metallization)
2nd and 3rd day: Continuation of preparation (if needed) and observation of preparations with the SEM at the CSEM (2 hours / participant)

general information

Dates:  9-11 May 2011

Schedule: 9.00 - 16.00

Location: University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des sciences, UniMail, building A , room A011 and Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique (CSEM), Rue Jaquet-Droz 1, 2002 Neuchâtel

Credit points: 1.0 credit point (Research tools)

Evaluation: Active participation

Information: Please contact Michèle Vlimant (michele.vlimant(at)unine.ch) or the doctoral program coordinator Christiane Bobillier

Travel expenses: participants of the doctoral program are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class). Please send the original tickets (no copies, except for the general abonnement) at the end of the term with the reimbursement form to Christiane Bobillier.  No reimbursement for bus, taxi or car travel expenses will be paid.


The workshop is open to to doctoral program participants only.
Ph.D.students must bring their own biological material.

The workshop is free, but the effective cost is approx. CHF 300.00 per person. Therefore a waiting list will be prepared to ensure that there are no empty seats.
For practical reasons, the course is limited to 6 participants. Minimum number of participants: 6.

To provide the basis for the organization of the course, participants have to fill in the SEM registration form and send it to Michèle Vlimant (michele.vlimant@unine.ch) after registration.

Registration through the web only:  closed

Deadline: 15 April 2011

Cancellation policy (CHF 200).