Programme of courses

Tutorials and Practical workshop

Please note that this is a closed session for registered students.

Each student should choose his favorite course and the corresponding group. We will try to satisfy all the requests. However, the maximum number of students per group is 4. Once assigned to a group, students cannot exchange them. Each group will attend eight "hands on" lessons in eight different instruments as shown in the programme.


    1. Time lapse (widefield and TIRF), JOBS Mattia Pesce
    2. Spinning disk / Confocal, ISM Giuseppe Vicidomini
    3. Multiphoton, FLIM, FRET Luca Lanzanò
    4. STED, STED-FCS Silvia Galiani
    5. STORM, PALM, GSDIM Francesca Cella Zanacchi
    6. SIM Kseniya Korobchevskaya
    7. Fast volumetric imaging Marti Duocastella
    8. Sample preparation for super-resolution microscopy  Luca Pesce


  Suggested Tutorials Hands on (at least) Group number
Confocal, ISM and STED b., d., h. N3, N5, N6, N9, N10 G1, G2
STORM, d-STORM a., e., h. N1, N2, N5, N7, N8 G3, G4
Live cell imaging a., f., h. N2, N4, N5, N7, N8 G5
2-photon and FLIM/FRET b., d., c., h. N2, N3, N5, N6, N10 G6
Fast volumetric imaging and particle tracking.    a., c., g. N1, N2, N7, N5, N11 G7
Expansion Microscopy b., d. f., h. N4, N8, N9, N5, N12 G8


N1: Nikon multicolor 3D N-STORM
N7: Fast Confocal Nikon spinning disk
N8: IIT custom 2C 3D pulsed STED
N3: IIT custom gSTED, CARMA-Gi
N9: Nikon A1R MP, ISS fast FLIM and FCS
N4: Nikon N-SIM
N10: single particle tracking
N5: Nikon A1 spectral confocal N11: Expansion Microscopy
N6: Nikon Time lapse  

Tuesday 28th

  HACK room, IIT, Genova, Italy MONTALCINI room, IIT, Genova, Italy
09.30 – 10.30  a. (Time lapse) b. (confocal)
10.30 – 11.30  e. (STORM) d. (STED)
11.30 – 12.30 f. (SIM) c. (FLIM, FRET) 
12.30 – 14.00  LUNCH  
 14.00 – 15.00 g. (Fast volumetric imagingSample preparation)  
   G1   G2   G3   G4   G5   G6   G7   G8 
15.30 – 17.30 N9  N1  N4  N7  N2  N5 N6 N11

Wednesday 29th

  HACK room, IIT, Genova, Italy  
09.30 – 10.30 h. (Sample preparation)  
  G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 G7 G8
10.30 – 12.30 N8 N5 N10 N4  N3 N2  N7 N1
12.30 – 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 – 16.00 N2 N9 N8 N10 N1 N6 N4 N11
16.30 – 18.30 N7 N8 N6 N9 N10 N1 N2 N4 

Thursday 30th

  G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 G7 G8
09.30 – 11.30 N4  N7  N2 N5  N6 N9  N1 N8 
12.00 – 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 – 16.00 N3  N4  N1 N6 N7 N8  N10 N5 
16.30 – 18.30 N5 N3  N7 N1 N4  N10 N9 N11

Friday 1st

  G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 G7 G8
09.30 – 11.30 N6  N10 N5 N2 N9  N3 N8 N7