Courses

Bernard Friedman Memorial Workshops 2013!

 

Use of the Microscope & Polarized Light Microscopy

Saturdays, April 27 through June 8,  ca. 10 A.M to 4:00 P.M.

First, a basic course on light microscopy which covers the following topics:
  • Theory of microscopy, Kohler Illumination
  • Diffraction Theory, Contrast Methods
  • Polarized light, Phase Contrast, Interference
  • Hoffman contrast, Rheinberg, Dark-field & oblique Illumination

Next, an advanced course on polarized light microscopy  covering the following topics:

  • The nature of polarized light
  • The origin and interpretation of interference colors
  • Birefringence and crystal orientation, The Indicatrix
  • Compensation and variable compensators
  • Interference figures and their interpretation

The workshop will consist of seven consecutive Saturdays of lectures and hands on labs to cover the theoretical and practical aspects of microscopy. The course instructors are usually Jan Hinsch formerly of Leica Microsystems, Inc., Dennis O’Leary of Micro-Optical Methods, Mary McCann of McCann Imaging, John Reffner of John Jay College and N.Y.M.S. Instructor Don O’Leary.

WHEN: Saturdays April 27 through June 8, from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
WHERE: One Prospect Villiage Plaza, Clifton, NJ 07013, accessible by public transportation. Information on car pools and transportation will be provided.
COST: $700 for N.Y.M.S. members, $730 for non-members (includes membership)
Lunch and course materials are included. Checks made out to N.Y.M.S.
WHO: Beginners and experienced users who wish to learn more about the proper use of a microscope.
HOW: Enquire, contacts below:

WORKSHOPS’ CURRENT INFORMATION:Call or email Angela Klaus (973) 761-1840, e-mail: angela.klaus@shu.edu

NYMS  Workshops fees, make out to “NYMS”
c/o Mel Pollinger, Treasurer
18-04 Hillery Street
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410-5207

 

 

Digital Image Capture and Management in Microscopy

A course on Digital imaging in light microscopy which will cover the following topics:

  • Optical Limitations in Light Microscopy…Photographic Imaging Strategies…
  • Digital Imaging Strategies…Selection of Digital Capture (Camera vs. Scanner)…
  • Image Processing of Captured Images…Image File Formats…Printing Images… Color
  • Management Systems…Database Management Software…Presentation Software for
  • Oral Reports…Website Performance…Integration of Image Data with Sample
  • Information, Calibration, Other Data & Reports…Acrobat and html Software for Written
  • Reports and Archives…Examples of Efficient, Low Cost Image Handling Systems…
  • Examples of Electronic Microscopy Reports and Databases

The course instructors are Mary and John McCann of McCann Imaging.

 

ALL WORKSHOPS’ CURRENT INFORMATION: Call or email Angela Klaus (973) 761-1840, e-mail: angela.klaus@shu.edu

NYMS  Workshops fees, make out to “NYMS”
c/o Mel Pollinger, Treasurer
18-04 Hillery Street
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410-5207