Mammalian Genetics Unit


Mammalian Genetics Unit
MRC Harwell Institute, Harwell Campus, Didcot, OX11 0FA


Dona Reddiar
+44 (0)1235 841018

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01 Apr 2021


£150 + VAT

The Basics of Histology

*Dates for Spring 2021 will be finalised soon*

This course introduces delegates to a range of histological procedures, the reasons behind histology in research and the importance of using different techniques in processing, sectioning and staining mouse tissues.

After the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify, recognise and embed a range of mouse tissues
  • Cut wax microtome sections from different tissues
  • Perform PAS and a Perls stain on mouse tissue
  • Gain a working knowledge of histological procedures required to analyse tissue under the microscope

Hourly Schedule

09:30 - 09:45
Registration, Orientation, Coffee, Icebreaker and H&S
09:45 - 10:45
Introduction to methods used in Histology
10:45 - 11:15
Tea and coffee break
11:15 - 13:00
Practical session 1
Paraffin wax embedding. microtome and creating sections and PAS/Perl's staining
13:00 - 13:45
13:45 - 15:30
Practical session 2
15:30 - 15:45
Tea and coffee break
15:45 - 16:00
The finished Histology product, What next?, final questions and course review
16:00 - 17:00
Tour (optional)
Mary Lyon Centre
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  • I have to honestly say I thoroughly enjoyed the training and your Histology team are so lovely and welcoming.

    3rd Oct 2019

  • I honestly don’t think there’s any way to improve it. I think the content, lecture, practicals and facilities were great and the team taking the course were excellent. I felt very comfortable and that I could ask anything.

    3rd Oct 2019

  • It was a perfect balance of lab work and info!

    3rd Oct 2019

  • Really good course as it is!

    3rd Oct 2019

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