Nencki Open Lab Optics and Microscopy Workshop

Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to announce our next workshop – a brief, hands-on introduction to basic optics and microscopy!

We will help you build an intuition for optics, allowing you to reason about optical systems found in the lab (and in publications).

In three days (April 22-24th), we will go from the strange behavior of individual photons, over lenses and geometric optics, to building our own bright-field and fluorescence microscope. You will image neurons (hopefully!), and understand every last bit of how that image came to be (this is a certainty!).

People of all backgrounds are welcome, no math/physics are required; we only ask for the drive to deeply understand a topic, and joy for tinkering and discussion. Given the short format and ambitious goals, prepare for long days (9:30-21:00+)!

The deadline for registration is April 5th, the cost of the school is PLN 450. Please find the registration form here - We will be grateful for spreading the news!


Date of publication
28 March 2022
Date of event
2022-04-22 — 2022-04-24
Nencki Institute