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KY INBRE ITEC Summer Workshop

Free one-day statewide Electron Microscopy Workshop on August 3, 2023, in person at Western Kentucky University and online. Learn tips and tricks, network and more!

About this event

This one-day hybrid workshop will focus on electron microscopy of biomedical specimens. More information to come!

In-person Workshop will be held at the Western Kentucky University Ogden College Hall (1408 Chestnut St, Bowling Green, KY 42101; driving directions)*. Space will be limited. Food and refreshments will be provided to those attending in-person. Online Workshop is unlimited in attendance.

Online links and more in-person details will be emailed to registrants closer to event date.

Registration closed on July 24, 2023.

For questions or more information, contact Dr. Julia Aebersold, email

PARKING: Within the Chestnut parking lot, only the southeast quarter is free parking during the summer (the northeast is pay parking — labeled “PAY” on the pavement; the west is faculty/staff parking — labeled “F/S;” the free spots are unlabeled). Once parked, head north, cross Chestnut St. at the crosswalk, go under the 3rd floor “bridge” connecting Snell and Ogden Halls, and enter the doors on the right (east-side) to enter Ogden Hall. Restrooms and the conference room are just to the right.

Presented by the KY INBRE EM Cores located at:

10 to 10:10 am

Introduction and Housekeeping

Julia Aebersold, University of Louisville

10:10 to 10:20 am

Welcome and Overview of WKU Center for Advanced Microscopy (SKyCAM)

Cate Webb, Western Kentucky University, Associate Dean for Research, Ogden College of Science and Engineering

KY INBRE Overview

Martha Bickford, KY INBRE Program Director, University of Louisville

10:20 to 11:30 am

Research Presentations (10 mins. each)

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Lunch and EM Capabilities at the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville 

John Balk, UK and Julia Aebersold, UofL

12:30 to 1 pm

Research Presentations (10 mins. each)

Presenters to come

1 to 2 pm

Tips and Tricks

Online in the conference room

2 pm: End of the online portion of the workshop 

2 to 3 pm

Offline demonstration/discussion of ultramicrotomy

(limited to 10-12 participants) in B101 Snell Hall
For novices and experienced microtomists.

For novices and experienced microtomists. Limited to 6 participants.

3 to 7 pm

Hands-on training of ultramicrotome use and block trimming with razor/EM Trim
(Limited to 6 participants) in B101 Snell Hall
For novices only, dinner (pizza) supplied.

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