Teaching News

18 May 2017

[applications closed] 2nd Croucher Summer Course in Advanced Imaging

Thank you for your application. Selection results will be communicated soon.

Single Molecule & Super-resolution Microscopy in Biomedical Research

Date: August 20-26, 2017

Venue: LKS Faculty of Medicine, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Co-organized by:

  • Faculty Core Facility, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
  • HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
  • School of Biomedical Science, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

The ability to assess and interrogate biological processes at the level of the single cell and the single molecule is revealing a new complexity in which phenotypic cell-to-cell variability emerges as a result of highly deterministic processes.  In single cell and single molecule approaches, imaging offers the unique advantage of observing these biological circuits function over time in intact cells, as well as the exciting possibility of quantitatively understanding the deterministic processes contributing to phenotypic cellular variability.

In this course, the aim is to bring together scientific leaders in the integration of imaging tools with conventional and next generation “omic” tools that enable the analysis of biological circuits at the single molecule and single cell level.

Participants’ profile:
This course will be aimed at advanced postgraduate students (MPhil and PhD), post-docs and Junior Group Leaders who have already started or are planning to use new and emerging techniques around single cell & single molecule analysis in their ongoing research projects.

List of Invited Speakers:
Musa MhlangaUniversity of Cape Town, South Africa
Tomas Kirchhausen, Harvard Medical School, USA
Christophe Zimmer, Institut Pasteur, France
Shengwang Du, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, HK
Pakorn Tony Kanchanawong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Teng-leong Chew, HHMI Janelia Research Campus, USA
Lucio Freitas-Junior, Instituto Butantan, Brazil
Bi-chang Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Cheng-han Yu, The University of Hong Kong, HK
Pavel Tomancak, Max Planck Institute - CBG, Germany

Practical workshops:

Quantitative Single Molecule Microscopy by Tomas Kirchhausen
Light-Sheet Microscopy by Shengwang Du
Single Molecule Localization Microscopy by Christophe Zimmer
High Content Imaging by Musa Mhlanga
FIJI Image Processing and Analysis Workshop by Teng-leong Chew

Registration Fee: HKD3,000. Accommodation (on sharing twin room basis) and lunch (canteen-style) will be provided.

Candidates are invited to download course Application form and follow the Tips for a successful application at:

Please return completed form, including two letters of recommendation to hku-pasteur@hku.hk


For the detailed program, please visit:

For more information, please contact:
Course secretary at +852 2831 5516 or hku-pasteur@hku.hk