Latin America Light Microscopy Course


Latin America Light Microscopy


Dates: 3-7 June 2024 (5 full days)

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Venue: Servicio de Bioimagenes y Microscopía, Fundación Instituto Leloir

  Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Train-the-Trainer event overview

Latin America Light Microscopy (LatLM) Train-the-Trainer is jointly organized by Latin America Bioimaging, Canada BioImaging, BioImaging North America, and Global Bioimaging.

This course is designed in the format of «train-the-trainer» and is aimed at imaging scientists who plan to run courses on fundamental topics in light microscopy for their own imaging communities.

It is not a microscopy course but a course to train imaging scientists how to run their courses and user training. The course will be taught in a way to provide participants with suggested content for each topic, annotated lecture slides, hands-on laboratory activities, trainer guides and information for course organization and logistics. Topics will be presented as modules and the course faculty and participants will have dynamic discussions including ways to add to and share module content and continuously improve what can be offered.

Participants will be encouraged to prepare and present a poster describing their imaging platform or a microscopy related project during the course.

This course is limited to 24 places and will take place in-person only.


  • Transmitted light microscopy techniques
  • Fluorescence microscopy
  • Multidimensional imaging
  • Quantitative imaging
  • Making Figures for Publication
  • Live imaging
  • Course organization and logistics
  • Engaging with corporate partners

Speakers, instructors and organizers

  • Andrés Rossi (Fundación Instituto Leloir, Argentina)
  • Andrés Olivera (Latin America Bioimaging)
  • Claire M. Brown (McGill University, Advanced BioImaging Facility (ABIF), Canada)
  • Cora Pollak (Instituto de Investigación en Biomedicina de Buenos Aires, CONICET, Argentina)
  • Gleb Grebnev (Global Bioimaging, EMBL)
  • Leonel Malacrida (Institut Pasteur/Universidad de la República, Unidad de Bioimagenología Avanzada, Uruguay)
  • Lía Pietrasanta (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Lucia López (Centro de Investigaciones en Bionanociencias, CONICET, Argentina)
  • Marcela Díaz (Institut Pasteur, Unidad de Bioimagenología Avanzada, Uruguay)
  • Victoria Repetto (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Event format

This event will take place in-person at Fundación Instituto Leloir and Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad de Buenos Aires. The possibility to join remotely will not be provided.

Prerequisites for course application

  • This course is open to imaging scientists (imaging facility managers/staff, service providers) who are regularly involved in microscopy teaching
  • The course is open to imaging scientists who are not working in an imaging facility but are regularly involved in microscopy teaching
  • This course is open to industry imaging scientists who are regularly involved in teaching

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Registration fee

There is no registration fee

Visa requirements

Application form

Please complete the application form at the following link:

Application deadline: March 19 at 23:59 in your time zone 

Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

Travel grants

Global BioImaging and Latin America Bioimaging is providing a number of travel grants for successful applicants who do not have institutional travel support to attend this course.

Applications for travel grants are invited by eligible persons (see prerequisites above).

Eligible cost items include the following: travel costs (round-trip airline tickets), public transportation costs, accommodation costs (hotel, guesthouse, etc.), and visa/transit visa application fees for Latin American applicants.

To apply for a travel grant, please visit the following webpage and complete a travel grant application form:

Travel grant application deadline: March 19

Review of travel grant applications will take place after 19th of March by a selection committee consisting of members of the Global BioImaging, the Latin America Bioimaging, and the Bioimaging North America coordination teams.


Do you want to sponsor this course?
Here you will find our sponsorship prospectus, and for any information please do not hesitate to contact

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