Welcome to Bangalore Microscopy Course

The Bangalore Microscopy Course is organized at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, India every year during September-October. If you have participated in this course as a participant, faculty, teaching assistant or industry representative we welcome you to register on this site and share your thoughts, photographs of the course etc.. and use this as a forum to connect with others who have involved in this course over the years. Bangalore Microscopy Course is taught by world leaders in biological microscopy. This course provides didactic and hands-on training in state-of-the-art optical microscopy techniques. A range of topics from basic microscopy to super-resolution imaging is covered. Research seminars detailing applications of light microscopy to address specific biological questions is also part of the program. Lectures are combined with hands-on training in a dedicated teaching laboratory equipped with many state-of-the-art microscopes. The final two days of the course give the participants an opportunity to do independent work or a mini-project. The course is intended to become a major venue for microscopy training in Asia, similar to microscopy courses at Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, USA and EMBO workshops in Europe.

Organizers

• Satyajit Mayor, H. Krishnamurthy, Manoj Mathew: NCBS, India • Ron Vale, Nico Stuurman: UCSF, USA • Sangeeta Nath: inStem, India • Rahul Roy, Indian Institute of Science, India

Invited Faculty BMC 2016

• Satyajit Mayor, National Centre for Biological Sciences, India • Sudipta Maiti, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, India • Stephen Ross, Nikon Instruments Inc., USA • Rahul Roy, Indian Institute of Science, India • Jennifer Ross, UMass Amherst, USA • Christian Tischer, EMBL, Germany • Joel S Silfies, Nikon Instruments Inc., USA • Nico Stuurman, University of California San Francisco, USA • Christoph Schmidt, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany • Maria Garcia-Parajo, ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain • Abhishek Kumar, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, USA

Invited Faculty BMC 2015

• Satyajit Mayor, National Centre for Biological Sciences, India • Sudipta Maiti, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, India • Andreas Schönle, Abberior Instruments, Germany • Rahul Roy, Indian Institute of Science, India • Jennifer Ross, UMass Amherst, USA • Christian Tischer, EMBL, Germany • Deepak Nair, Indian Institute of Science, India • Michael Davis, Nikon Inc., USA • Roop Mallik, TIFR, India • Michael Kerber, Nikon Inc., USA • Shalin Mehta, Marine Biological Laboratory, USA

Invited Faculty BMC 2014

Satyajit Mayor, National Centre for Biological Sciences, India • Sudipta Maiti, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, India • Andreas Schönle, Abberior Instruments, Germany • Nico Stuurman, University of California San Francisco, USA • Hari Shroff, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, USA • Jason Swedlow, University of Dundee, UK • Steve Ross, Nikon Instrument Inc, USA • Melike Lakadamyali, ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain 

Expert Lab Instructors BMC 2014

• Chang Lynne, Nikon Inc, USA • Rahul Roy, Indian Institute of Science, India • Vikas Trivedi, California Institute of Technology

Invited Faculty BMC 2013

• Malte Wachsmuth, European molecular Biological Laboratory, Germany • Jan Ellenberg, European molecular Biological Laboratory, Germany • Christoph Schmidt, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany • Satyajit Mayor, National Centre for Biological Sciences, India • Sudipta Maiti, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, India • Christian Eggeling, University of Oxford, UK • Kurt Thorn, University of California San Francisco, USA • Ron Vale, University of California San Francisco, USA • Jason Swedlow, University of Dundee, UK • Steve Ross, Nikon Instrument Inc, USA

Expert Lab Instructors BMC 2013

• Rahul Roy, Indian Institute of Science, India • Shalin Mehta, Marine Biological Laboratory, USA • Balaji Jayaprakash, Indian Institute of Science, India • Chang Lynne, Nikon Inc, USA

Invited Faculty BMC 2012

• Mike Davidson, The Florida State University, USA • Jan Ellenberg, European molecular Biological Laboratory, Germany • Sudipta Maiti, TIFR, India • Roop Mallik, TIFR, India • Satyajit Mayor, NCBS, India • Steve Ross, Nikon Instrument Inc, USA • Andreas Schönle, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany • Nico Stuurman, UCSF, USA • Jason Swedlow, University of Dundee, UK • Kurt Thorn,UCSF, USA • Shalin Mehta, Marine Biology Laboratory, USA

Invited Faculty BMC 2011

• Michael Davidson, Florida State University, USA • Satyajit Mayor, NCBS, India (Organizer) • Sudipta Maiti, TIFR, India • Steve Ross, Nikon, USA • Nico Stuurman, UCSF and HHMI, USA (Organizer) • Jason Swedlow, University of Dundee, UK • Kurt Thorn, UCSF, USA • Ron Vale, UCSF and HHMI, USA (Organizer) • Clare Waterman, National Institutes of Health, USA • Sam Hess, University of Maine, USA

Invited Faculty BMC 2010

• Jan Ellenberg, EMBL, Germany • Bo Huang, UCSF, San Francisco • Kazuhiko Kinosita, Waseda University, Japan • Roop Mallik, TIFR, India • Satyajit Mayor, NCBS, India • Tim Mitchison, Harvard University, USA • Steve Ross, Nikon, USA • Colin Sheppard, NUS, Singapore • Nico Stuurman, UCSF, USA • Ron Vale, UCSF, USA

Invited Faculty BMC 2009

• Daniel Gerlich, ETH, Switzerland • Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, NIH, USA • Roop Mallik, TIFR Mumbai, India • Sudipta Maiti, TIFR Mumbai, India • Rudolf Oldenbourg, MBL, USA • Jim Spudich, Stanford University, USA • Nico Stuurman, UCSF • Ron Vale, UCSF, USA • Clare M. Waterman, NIH, USA • Upinder Bhalla • Satyajit Mayor • G. V. Shivashankar