Postponed: GWNIC Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy Workshop

With an Emphasis on Biological Samples

**The five-day Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy (CLEM) Workshop, originally scheduled to be held in June 2020, has been postponed. The next CLEM workshop will be held in June 2021.**

The George Washington University (GW) Nanofabrication and Imaging Center (GWNIC) presents a five-day correlative microscopy workshop.

Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy Samples

Download the Workshop Flyer


This five-day workshop will cover:

  • correlating large-area images of the same sample from light and electron microscopes;
  • correlating 2D SEM and 3D SEM images from the same sample;
  • 3D electron microscopy, including VolumeScope and FIBSEM.
  • strategies for sample preparation suitable for both light and electron microscopy;
  • real-world applications and workflows, including cell and resin embedded imaging;
  • how to handle complex modern microscopes with multiple modalities;
  • image data fusion, including management of data and large image sets; and
  • state-of-the-art instrumentation and new developments coming to market.

The workshop will be geared towards microscopists who are interested in learning new techniques for special projects or who are in the market for new instruments, particularly those who are interested in utilizing large area/volume imaging in their research.

Numerous vendors will demonstrate their instruments.

Participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Build their professional networks
  • Collaborate with experts in the field
  • Learn tips and tricks for real-world CLEM applications

Additional Details

Monday, June 8th through Friday, June 12, 2020; 9:00 am-5:00 pm each day.

All five days of this workshop will be held on GW’s Foggy Bottom campus in the Science and Engineering Hall.

Lunches and coffee breaks will be provided for all participants.

Certificate of Completion

Participants who successfully complete this workshop will receive a Certificate of Completion.


$750 registration fee.

Register early. Attendance will be capped at 20 participants.

Workshop registrants canceling their registration on or before Friday, June 5, 2020 will receive a refund of the conference registration fee, less a $30 cancellation fee. Refunds are not available after Friday, June 5, 2020.

Participating Vendors

Participating vendors will be announced in early 2020.

Vendors that participated in the 2019 workshop included Arivis, AG; Bitplane (Imaris); Carl Zeiss Microscopy; Leica Microsytems, Inc.; Nikon Instruments, Inc.; Delmic; and Thermo Fisher Scientific.


Email [email protected] for more information.

The following agenda is tentative and subject to change. The final agenda will be posted as it is available prior to June 2020.

Monday, June 8, 2020


  • 9:00-9:15 am

  • 9:15-10:00 am
    Introduction to the 4th Annual GWNIC CLEM Workshop

  • 10:00-10:15 am

  • 10:15-11:00 am
    Fluorescent Proteins and Genetically Encoded Sensors

  • 11:00-12:00 pm
    Introduction to Confocal Microscopy

  • 12:00-1:00 pm

  • 1:00-2:00 pm
    Microscopic Imaging Across Multiple Workflows

  • 2:00-2:45 pm

  • 2:45-3:15 pm

  • 3:15-4:00 pm

  • 4:00-5:00 pm

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Light Microscopy (Confocal and Widefield)

  • 8:30 am

  • 9:00-11:00 am
    Group sessions with microscopy equipment

  • 11:00-1:00 pm
    Group sessions with microscopy equipment

  • 1:00-2:30 pm
    Lunch Presentation – TBD

  • 2:30-4:30 pm
    Group sessions with microscopy equipment

  • (Afternoon coffee break TBD)

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Sample Preparation for Electron Microscopy

  • 8:30 am

  • 9:00-12:00 pm
    Sample Prep for EM (vibratome, processing, ultramicrotome, embedding)

  • 12:00-1:00 pm

2D Electron Microscopy (Large Area Imaging)

  • 1:00-2:30 pm
    Group sessions with microscopy equipment

  • 2:30-3:00 pm

  • 3:00-4:30 pm
    Group sessions with microscopy equipment

Thursday, June 11, 2020

3D Electron Microscopy (SEM and FIBSEM)

  • 8:30 am

  • 9:00-11:30 am
    Group sessions with microscopy equipment

  • 11:30-12:30 pm
    Thursday Lunch Presentation -TBD

  • 2:30-5:00 pm
    Group sessions with microscopy equipment

  • (Afternoon coffee break TBD)

Friday, June 12, 2020

Image Analysis

  • 8:30 am

  • 9:00-10:30 am
    Software/technology presentation TBD

  • 10:30-12:00 pm
    Software/technology presentation TBD

  • 12:00-1:00 pm

  • 1:00-2:00 pm
    Software/technology presentation TBD

  • 2:00-3:00 pm
    Software/technology presentation TBD

  • 3:00-3:30 pm
    Afternoon coffee break

  • 3:30-4:30 pm
    Wrap up and CLEM discussion


Workshop Location

All five days of the workshop will be held on GW's Foggy Bottom Campus in Science and Engineering Hall (800 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20052).


Science and Engineering Hall is one block from the Foggy Bottom/GW DC Metro stop (Orange, Blue and Silver lines).

Maps and schedules are available on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) website.


Visitor parking is available in the University Parking Garage (under Science and Engineering Hall). The parking garage entrance is accessible via H Street between 22nd and 23rd Streets.

View more information about GW campus parking options and related fees.


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