Minicourses & Workshops

Training & Educational Opportunities for Researchers


For a listing of upcoming workshops and minicourses, check the center events calendar.



Interdisciplinary research often requires new skills - beyond the previous experience of researchers working on such projects. Staff can provide researcher training opportunities on topics relevant to the PS-OC research community. All members of the research community are welcome to attend, including those from the CMM, other PS-OC's, other academic institutions, and industry.



Workshops consist of a 1-3 hour seminar discussion of a topic relevant to PS-OC users. The purpose of these workshops is to quickly give researchers from a variety of disciplines a sense of the breadth of a topic of interest. Subjects covered in previous workshops include Mammalian Cell Culture, Fluorescence Imaging, IR spectroscopy, and multiplexing analysis. To request a schedule of upcoming workshops or to suggest topics to be covered, contact Teresa Porri (tp252@cornell.edu)


Minicourses are intensive, hands-on classes that allow researchers to develop practical lab skills in new fields over several days. Instruction takes place in groups of 6 of fewer, to ensure individual attention.

Minicourse topics include:

  • Mammalian Cell Culture
  • Chemical Surface Modification
  • Fluorescent Cell Staining
  • Surface Analytical Methods
  • Microfluidic systems - design, fabrication & testing
  • Soft Lithography

These minicourses take place periodically during the year based on user demand. To request more information contact Teresa Porri (tp252@cornell.edu)


Sample Slides

Below are some sample slides from previous minicourses.

Mammalian Cell Culture

Surface Modification