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****This course is now full with 3 times the number of applications for places, make sure you get your applications in quick next year!****

The ESRIC Super-Resolution Summer School is in its 6th year and has even more to offer in 2019. The 5 day residential course will be held in Edinburgh from Monday July 15th - Friday July 19th 2019. We once again have exceptional super-resolution experts from around the world coming to teach budding microscopy enthusiasts in everything super-res alongside our industry partners dedicated to imparting their wisdom on the practical aspects of the techniques and enabling you to check out your own samples on their state-of-the-art machines! In addition this year we have more opportunities to sample and learn about new technologies, a chance to find out more about the inner workings of microscopes and a greater focus on the analysis of your data.

Registration is open on January 11th so register now to avoid disappointment!

The course

The 5 day course is filled with informal talks from world renowned super-resolution professionals, paired with intensive technology workshops designed to allow participants to apply the theoretical knowledge they have gained and to quiz the application specialists about the practical aspects of performing super-resolution microscopy. The summer school is aimed at researchers with a good foundtaion in fluorescence microscopy looking to learn more about super-resolution techniques to be able to apply them in their research. It covers all of the available super-resolution imaging systems in core workshops as well as a broader range of expertise through smaller 'bitesize' sessions. During the week there is ample time to network through social events with fellow researchers from a variety of fields and origins as well as your faculty and industry representatives. More information on the course as a whole can be found here.

2019 faculty

  • Rory Duncan - Why use super-resolution microscopy?

  • Silvio Rizzoli - Sample preparation and expansion microscopy

  • Jonas Ries - Single molecule localisation microscopies

  • Andrew York - StructurediIllumination microscopy

  • Jonathan Grimm - Fluorophore use and development in super-resolution

  • Ricardo Henriques - Super-resolution Analysis

  • Susan Cox - Single molecule localisation analysis

  • Ilaria Testa - Stimulated emission depletion microscopy

  • Markus Sauer - Bioapplications of super-resolution


  • 3D 3X Gated-STED with Leica Microsystems

  • LSM 880 Airy Scan with Zeiss

  • GATTAscope with Gattaquant DNA Nanotechnologies

  • iSIM with Nikon

  • SRRF STREAM with Andor and Ricardo Henriques

  • The SMLM pipeline with Deirde Kavanagh and Colin Rickman

As well as

  • New camera technologies with Hamamatsu

  • Rescan microscopy with ConfocalNl

  • Deconvolution of super-resolution data with SVI

  • Single molecule localisation anaylsis with Bruker

Registration process

As part of the application process, delegates are required to write a letter of motivation, describing your current use of microscopy, how you hope to use super-resolution in the future in your research and what you hope to gain from the course.  This information will then be used as a basis for selection for the course. Please register via the RMS event page.

There are 36 places on the course and applications are processed through a rolling admission. The rolling admission dates are as follows: 

Round 1 - 11 January 2019 to 31 January 2019

Round 2 - 1 February 2019 to 28 February  2019

Round 3 - 1 March 2019 to 31 March 2019

There is no quota for each round and as delegates will be selected based on their letter of motivation and application, it is possible the course will fill up within the first round so it is recommended that you apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Delegates will be contacted after each round of applications confirming a place, if selected.

Test out your samples

Each year in the summer school workshops you are able to test our your own samples, these opportunities are a look and see at your samples with the technical experts and all of the information on sample preparation is provided after registration If you are coming from overseas and would like some more time after the summer school to collect some data on these samples we have time reserved on the systems from July 22nd-24th for you to be able to do this. For more information about this opportunity please contact Ann Wheeler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 What our Summer School Alumni have to say..

 “Keep this program running forever! It is a great inspiration to upcoming scientists!”

“The course was absolutely incredibly well organized, I certainly believe that this course is set to become the international gold standard for Super-resolution workshops”

“I got an ample amount of training and knowledge from ESRIC summer school and I am leaving back to my lab very much inspired”

A huge thank you to our sponsors for 2019..

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