Description of the course
This course is an experimental part of cross-disciplinary course “MAX IV/ESS-based imaging for medical and biomedical research”. The main purpose of the course is to educate graduate students on the utilization of X-ray facilities. The course will provide a practical users' guide to planning and conducting microscale imaging and spectroscopy measurements including X-ray fluorescence imaging. Students will conduct a short experiment at MAX IV (NanoMAX) to obtain hands-on experience for using synchrotron source. The hands-on sessions will be paired with several sessions of data analysis in a workshop-like manner. As preparation for the course meetings, participants read assigned literature.
This course has been cancelled, spring 2021. When we have new dates for a new course, we will post them here.
Number of places
The course aims to provide participants with an opportunity to get hands-on experience to image biological sample using X-ray micro- and nanoimaging spectrocopy at NanoMAX beamline.
On completion of the course, participants shall deepen the understanding of how to design and perform an experiment at a synchrotron facility.
The course is structured around a number of course meetings, containing lectures seminars and x-ray imaging experiment at NanoMAX beamline at MAX IV.
The course contains:
- Examples of biomedical experiments at NanoMAX beamline at MAX IV.
- Introductory session to NanoMAX beamline
- Sessions of sample preparation tips, tricks and experimental planning
- Hands-on sessions at NanoMAX beamline
- Sessions of data processing and analysis
Attendance and active participation in all parts of the course is required, as well as an individual course assignment.
The grades awarded are Pass or Fail.
Admission to PhD studies and completion of one of the courses “MAX IV/ESS-based imaging for medical and biomedical research, introduction” or “MAX IV/ESS-based imaging for medical and biomedical research, experimental set up”.