CBIS Graduate Courses

The NUS Centre for Bioimaging Sciences

Graduate Courses

The Centre for Biolmaging Sciences brings together an interdisciplinary group of biologists, chemists, computer scientists, physicians and engineers from the NUS Faculties of Science and Engineering, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore. Together these resources offer an excellent opportunity for students wishing to further their training in biological imaging. The Centre has developed a new training program in biological imaging with the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Engineering and Sciences and the Biophysical Sciences Program in the Department of Biological Sciences.

CBIS Courses

BL5229 Fundamentals in Biophysical Sciences (2MC)
This module aims at providing students with concepts and general techniques that are essential for modeling, analyzing and visualizing data as well as for testing and validating models, with applications in the domain of biology. Upon completion of the module, the students will be able to appreciate the use of Mathematics and Scientific Computing in Biophysical Sciences. They will also be comfortable programming in Python, a data analysis package that will prove useful for their research projects. Learn more.

BL5232 Introduction to Bioimaging (2MC)
Bioimaging is one of the major emerging research areas in the life sciences due to the wide range of methods available with excellent temporal and spatial resolution. This allows us nowadays to test biological events at the single molecule level. The module aims at introducing the interested student to basics in the field. It will cover the basic physical principles of light microscopy . It will cover the basic mathematical needs for a quantitative interpretation of bioimaging data (data evaluation techniques). Learn more.

BL5232A Sample Preparation for Electron Microscopy (2 MC)
Bioimaging is one of the major emerging research areas in biological research due to the wide range of methods available with excellent temporal and spatial resolution. This allows us nowadays to test biological events at the single molecule level. The module aims at introducing the interested student to the practical basis to achieve good images in electron microscopy. Students will perform hands-on experiments on the different microscopes in the Centre of Bioimaging Sciences and will get a basic training to allow them to take images independently.

The theme of this module may vary depending on the instructors available. This year (2012), the module is offered in the form of a 5-day workshop introducing cryoEM , which is EM of cryo preserved biological samples. The workshop is co-organized by Prof. Wah Chiu and Prof Paul Matsudaira. Learn more.

BL5232B Sample Preparation for Light Microscopy (2 MC)
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BL5232C Practical Light Microscopy: Principles of Constructing Microscopes (2 MC)
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BL5236 Introduction to Electron Microscopy for Life Sciences (2 MC)
Bioimaging is one of the major emerging research areas in the life sciences due to the wide range of methods available, one of which is electron microscopy that enable to study structure of biomolecules with subnanometer resolution. The module aims at introducing the interested student to basics of electron microscopy. It will also cover the basic mathematical needs for a quantitative interpretation of bioimaging data (data evaluation techniques). Learn more.

CM4236 Spectroscopy and Imaging in Biophysical Chemistry
This module introduces the interested student to the questions and strategies of biophysical chemistry. The course covers three parts: 1) Biomolecules, their constituents, structure and properties. 2) Techniques used for the determination of these parameters. 3) Behavior and interactions of biomolecues. The course is aimed at students from all departments that are interested in the life sciences. Learn more.