MOL8010 - Advanced Cellular Imaging Techniques


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 3 hours

Course content

In this course students will learn about light microscopy and electron microscopy and will learn about molecular imaging techniques with a focus on imaging innate immune cell activation. The course will provide the theoretical background on diverse imaging techniques that can be applied to study innate immune activation. Students will have practical training in imaging.

Learning outcome

After completing the course the student:

  • has learned about general concepts of fluorecence imaging
  • has gained insight into different types of imaging used in biomedical research, such as confocal laser scanning microscopy (LSM), stimulated emission depletion microscopy (STED) and electron microscopy (EM).
  • has had hands on wet lab experience with microscopes and has imaged biological samples
  • has learned about techniques allowing to measure molecular interactions by microscopy such as FRET
  • knows innate immunity pathways and how these can be captured by microscopy

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, wet-lab training, hands-on microscopy studies, home assignment. All lectures are given during one week in the fall semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Attendance in lectures
  • Assignment

Further on evaluation

Retake of the exam: The student must have completed the mandatory activities and assignments to take the exam. If this is passed in a previous semester, it is sufficient to retake the written exam.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Masters degree in biology, chemistry, physics, Medical Doctors degree, or medical students at the student research programme. Candidates with other or lower degree will be assessed individually.

Course materials

Scientific papers will be provided to the students for study and presentation.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Cell Biology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination (1) 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination (2) 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen.
  • 2) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen.

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