What can biological EDS do for you? The answers to frequently asked questions on analytical biological electron microscopy

Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (EDS) measures and maps the distribution of elements within a sample. It is a powerful imaging tool, providing compositional data in combination with electron images to generate multi-color electron microscopy, for a fast and accurate identification of features within your samples.

This webinar will cover some of the frequently asked questions about biological EDS including:

  • How can EDS determine the distribution of native elements in cells, tissues and biomaterials?
  • How can the application of different stains affect sample composition and subsequent imaging contrast?
  • How can EDS aid the interpretation and identification of cellular ultrastructure?

Please note that this webinar will be running at two different times:

Session 1:
Friday, September 23, at 09:00 BST / 10:00 CEST / 04:00EDT / 01:00 PDT

Session 2:
Friday, September 23, at 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 11:00EDT / 08:00 PDT

Key learning objectives

  • Understand the added value of compositional information for the identification and interpretation of cell and tissue ultrastructure
  • Become familiar with the range of techniques that are available with EDS, the type of information that can be obtained about biological samples in general, and how EDS can be used to address a range of research questions
  • Recognize the effect that sample preparation has on the chemistry and imaging of biological specimens

Who should attend?

Biologists, medical researchers, cell biologists, plant biologists, people involved in biomaterials, electron and light microscopists, and people with an interest in SIMS or cell chemistry techniques.

Certificate of attendance

All webinar participants can request a certificate of attendance, including a learning outcomes summary, for continuing education purposes.