Microscopy Resources

Community support by companies

Microscopy in general

The microcourses

iBiology provides open-access free videos of seminars and short talks given by the world's leading scientists:

Online microscopy course "MyScope" by Microscopy Australia: Microscopy Basics

Online microscopy course "MyScope" by Microscopy Australia: Light Microscopy


Online teaching materials by scientific community

Online FLIM Symposium - Beginners Guide to Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (November 2020)

Educational Resources by Biopolis Dresden Imaging Platform (BioDIP)

Janelia’s Optical Interest Group (OIG)

Live cell Imaging Facility, Karolinska Institutet - Bionut, Stockholm:


BioImaging and Optics Core Facility, EPFL Lausanne:


Bioimaging Facility, Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Klosterneuburg:


Core Facility Cell Imaging und Ultrastrukturforschung der Universität Wien

Michael Volgger: Lichtmikroskopie - Theorie und Anwendung. Irene K. Lichtscheidl, Universität Wien (Hrsg.), Onlineausgabe 29. Februar 2008, pdf-file at univie.ac.at.

MyScope from the ammrf, the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility, with online course on confocal microscopy including online test.

Online courses in GERMAN: "Lichtmikroskopie online - Theorie und Anwendung"

(also available as Pdf download)

Optical Microscopy Primer A comprehensive web site at the Florida State University


Online teaching materials by companies

Abbelight: (recorded) Webinars

Abberior: Microscopy tutorials on superresolution

Andor: (recorded) Webinar Expansion Microscopy

Arivis: (recorded) webinar series, Image Visualization & Analysis across Microscopy Methods

Aurox: recorded lectures of Aurox virtual conference on Microscopy (added 14th April 2020)

Brucker: E-book about Multiphoton Micopscopy

Ibidi: Webinars

Molecular Probes / Thermo Fisher Scientific: School of Fluorescence

Mountains: Webinar, Best practices for 3D reconstruction of 2D SEM images

Nanosurf: Videos and Webinars

Photometrics: Remote learning seminars

Phasics: webinar series covering Phasics unique wavefront sensing technology and applications for laser, optics, and material metrology

Zeiss: Zen knowledge base with how to guides, how-to-webinars, and access to tutorials. ZEISS Experts walk you through image acquisition as well as image analysis  workflows.

Zeiss: Basics of Optical Microscopy, Online-Seminar

Zeiss: Resource Center, with webinars, videos, white papers, learning courses, tutorials and news.

Zeiss: online microscopy campus, interactive tutorials and articles on principles


Additional Links

The Microlist provides a general collection of useful websites and tools.

Find here a similar list provided by The Royal Microscopy Society (RMS).

Quarep - Quality Assesment and Reproducibility for Intruments & Images in Light Microscopy - A community with the aim to improve quality assessment and quality control in light microscopy


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