Tissue Analysis Course 2023

Tissue analysis course will introduce:
- Mouse dissection and sample collection for biomedical research
- Preparation of variety of biological samples
- Basics in histological methods and image analysis
- Infrastructure available at the Kontinkangas campus for tissue analysis

Content and programme

Tissue Analysis Course, HBS-DP, spring 2023

Time:  17.3. - 23.3.2023

Place: Kontinkangas Campus

Organizers: Biocenter Oulu, Cancer and Translational Medicine Research Unit and Biobank Borealis

Target group: Doctoral students in the fields of Health and Biosciences

Credits: 3 ECTS

Teaching language: English

Course enrolment: Registration via Peppi by 24th February 2023

Acceptance: 12 participants selected on account of a motivation letter

Learning outcomes: 

  • Mouse dissection and sample collection for biomedical research
  • Preparation of variety of biological samplesBasics in histological methods and image analysis
  • Infrastructure available at the Kontinkangas campus for tissue analysis

The course covers the following topics:

  • Mouse as an animal model
  • Mouse dissection and sample collection
  • Histological sample preparation
  • Cryo sample preparation
  • Whole mount sample preparation
  • Principles in electron microscopy sample preparation
  • Manual and automated staining and embedding of histological samples
  • Principles in selected histological staining methods
  • Immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization
  • Introduction to a pathology laboratory
  • Possibilities in utilizing Biobank samples in research
  • Primary tissue structures in histology/pathology
  • Microscopy and scanning of histological slides
  • Basics in image analysis
  • Introduction to QuPath image analysis software and exercises
  • Introduction to Visiopharm image analysis software and practice

Teaching methods:

  • Lectures
  • Demonstrations
  • Practical work and exercises
  • Independent learning

Study material: Online material provided in Moodle