Advanced Course on Preclinical Imaging


Detailed program and registration will be made available in the coming weeks. Thank you for your understanding.

Basic information

Date: September 16-20, 2024

The course aims to teach multimodal preclinical imaging techniques, including in vivo two-photon microscopy, in vivo multi-photon-based label-free techniques (SHG, THG, CARS), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of small rodents. Participants will acquire theoretical knowledge and practical skills in various neuroimaging techniques, with a focus on intravital multiphoton microscopy and MRI principles. Emphasizing the importance of animal models in physiological research, the course guides students through the entire process of conducting preclinical bioimaging experiments. It includes a detailed pipeline for analyzing brain tumor structures, covering cranial window surgery, two-photon microscopy usage, and subsequent image analysis. Additionally, the workshop addresses challenges in using animal models for research and provides access to field experts.

Intended audience

The course is designed for researchers (PhD candidates, Postdocs, Principal Investigators, etc.) with a serious interest in integrating in vivo imaging into their projects.


two photon fluorescent microscopy (functional calcium/voltage imaging, structural imaging), second harmonic generation (SHG), third harmonic generation (THG), coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Registration and admission

Course fee: 10 000 CZK incl. VAT
Registration deadline: 18.8.
Payment deadline: 1.9.

During registration, applicants must submit a motivational letter (approx. 200-300 words) detailing the project they will apply the course knowledge to. This letter should describe the project they are working on and explain how the knowledge gained during the course will benefit the project.


The course is open for 10 participants. The selection process will be based on participants’ project description and motivation to attend the course.


Selected candidates will be informed by email about all payment details after the acceptance confirmation. The course fee is fully refundable before the payment deadline. After the payment deadline, the fee is not refundable.

The fee includes all course materials and teaching, meals throughout the course, refreshments during the opening and closing social events, transportation between Prague and Brno, and accommodation in Brno for the night from Thursday to Friday. The fee does not cover travel costs to and from the course location (excluding the provided transportation between Prague and Brno) or accommodation from Monday to Thursday.