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Written Practicum Report (110 points) Due Nov 1, 2002
Please hand in the following for your practicum report. Items 2 AND 3 should be TYPED.
Term Paper: Proposal for Confocal Study (150 points) Due Nov 15, 2002
Your term paper should be typed and double-spaced. It should propose a confocal study, ideally related to your current research. Assemble the parts as follows:1. Title
2. Abstract (250 words). Summarize the project goals, what will be done, and significance. WRITE THIS LAST!
3. Background and Significance. (2-3 pages) Identify your scientific question and how the confocal imaging approach will advance your goals
4. Experimental plan. (4-8 pages) Design your experiment and describe your methods. Suggestions include:5. References
Explain why you chose your fluorophore. Show excitation-emission spectra and explain why these are good choices for the BioRad 1024 system (Hint: include figures from the BioRad fluorophore filter selections site http://microscopy.bio-rad.com/fluorescence/fluorophora.htm.) Discuss signal to noise issues and sample preparation concerns. For feasibility, include an image you scanned yourself on the BioRad in the practicum either to show your technical expertise or to show preliminary data. Expected results Potential pitfalls/alternative approaches Data analysis Time table for the study