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MLMC In-Focus
STimulated Emission Depletion (STED) Microscopy 

MLMC In Focus: STimulated Emission Depletion (STED) Microscopy is taking place in Montreal
from July 22-26, 2024.


Advanced BioImaging Facility (ABIF)
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

A maximum of 24 spots are available.
Applications will be processed on a first-come first-serve basis.

Application deadline: Sunday, April 14, 2024 (11:59pm ET).
You will be notified of acceptance or rejection within two weeks.
Once accepted, you will be required to register on a separate Registration Form.
Upon receipt of invoice, payment will be due by credit card no later than May 5, 2024 to secure and confirm your participation.


Course fee:
Academic rate: $995 CAD plus applicable taxes.

Corporate rate: $2,200 CAD plus applicable taxes.

The fee includes
Morning lectures, afternoon hands-on workshops, course manual, registration package, keynote lecture, reception and poster session, lunches, coffee breaks, a course dinner, and optional social activities.

The fee does not include:

Optional Friday dinner and river cruise. Additional cost is $150 CAD plus applicable taxes.

This 5-day course includes these topics:

  • Fluorescent Dyes and Proteins for STED 

  • Sample Preparation

  • Multi-Colour Applications

  • Calibration and Image Acquisition Settings 

  • Optimizing Settings for 2D versus 3D STED 

  • Time-gated and Pulsed STED 

  • Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (FLIM) combined STED

  • Live STED Imaging 

  • Image Analysis – phasor analysis, 3D morphology, timelapse

  • Build your scientific STED community through many networking events


Keynote Lecturer:

  • ​Robert Nabi, University of British Columbia





Course Faculty:

  • ​Claire M. Brown, McGill University

  • Pina Colarusso, University of Calgary

  • Guang Gao, University of British Columbia

  • James Jonkman, University Health Network

  • Flavie Lavoie-Cardinal, Laval University

  • Joel Ryan, McGill University

  • Thomas Stroh, Montreal Neurological Institute

Hotel Accommodations:

MLMC has reserved rooms at the Château Versailles and the SENS HØTEL in downtown Montreal.

Rates are available until June 24, 2024, so please reserve as soon as possible.

Group Codes

Château Versailles: MLG17B


To obtain the preferred rate, please quote these codes when you reserve.

Reserve by phone: 1 888-933-8111 or via email at

Or, reserve online via one of the following links:


Chateau Versailles: MLG17B

Cold continental breakfast included.

1659 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, Québec H3H 1E3


Additional $24 for cold continental breakfast.
1808 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, Québec H3H 1E5 

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