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MAX IV/ESS-based imaging for medical and biomedical research, experimental setup

Course directors
Oxana Klementieva, and Kajsa M Paulsson,

Oxana Klementieva

This course targets, PhD students and possibly postdocs from medical and biomedical or life science fields. This course is a continuation of cross-disciplinary course “MAX IV/ESS-based imaging for medical and biomedical research, introduction”. The main purpose of the course is to educate graduate students on the utilization of x-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia and MAX IV will include basic tutorials on the principles of synchrotron-based imaging, as well as seminars on the application of imaging methods to a variety of medical and biomedical subjects. Students will learn how write an application for experimental time at MAX IV.


This course has been cancelled, spring 2021. When we have dates for a new course, you will see them here.

Credit1,5 credits

Number of places

Learning outcomes
The course aims to provide participants with an opportunity to deepen their understanding how MAX IV/ESS based techniques could be implemented in medical and biomedical research.

On completion of the course, participants shall be able to write an application for experimental beamtime at MAX IV or other synchrotron or neutron scattering facilities worldwide.

Course content
The course will contain the introduction to main requirements for experimental setup for neutron scattering and X-ray micro and nanoimaging; introduction to sample preparation, data acquisition, and data analysis; writing of an application for experimental beamtime at MAX IV/ESS.

Course design
The course is structured around some course meetings, containing lectures and seminars in a workshop-like manner.

As an individual assignment, each participant writes an application for an experiment, so called beam time application, at MAX IV/ESS facility. As preparation for the course meetings, participants read assigned literature.

For a pass on the course, students must have attended and participated actively in all course components, and completed all course assignments. The assessment is based on individual written assignments.

The grades awarded are Pass or Fail. 

Admission requirements
Admission to PhD studies.



This course has been cancelled, spring 2021.