Workshop: Biological TEM

This intensive, three-day workshop provides a practical and basic theoretical introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy and biological sample preparation techniques. Each day will consist of lecture, discussion and hands-on training led by GEM staff.
What: Anyone requiring training on TEM and biological sample preparation. The workshop will be limited to 6 participants based on the availability of equipment.
Cost: UGA: $600 per participant, Non-Profit Institutions: $800 per participant, For-Profit participants: $1200. This fee includes supplies, chemicals, hands-on beam time, personalized training by GEM staff, and completion certificate. Lunch is provided each day.
Where: GEM laboratories, Barrow Hall, UGA campus
Registration: Contact John Shields ( for more information.

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Workshop Schedule: Schedule – Biological TEM Workshop
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John Shields, Ph.D. – Dr. Shields is the Managing Director of GEM.  He has over 30 years experience with electron microscopy, analysis, and confocal microscopy in various disciplines.  While his main work is with biological samples, he has extensive experience with geology, food science, textiles and archaeology.

Mary Ard – Ms Ard has over 30 years experience in electron microscopy. She is also a board-certified Histotechnician.  Ms Ard works primarily with animal pathogens for Veterinary Pathology, but has a wide range of experience with cellular, tissue, viral, and microbiological specimens.

Past Participants include:  Merck & Co., Univ. of Maryland, Breathitt Veterinary Center, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, Stowers Inst. for Medical Res., West Virginia State Univ., Georgia State University, Louisiana State University, Ohio State Univ., Loyola Univ., Columbia Univ., University of Rhode Island, Clemson Univ., South Connecticut State Univ., Murray State Univ., Fort Valley State Univ., Savannah State Univ., and AMT Inc,

TEM grid holderTEM biological sample sectioningParticipants of the Biological TEM Workshop