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					  EAFS Workshop Curriculum: “Fundamentals of fibre and paint microscopy”

                                     September 8, 2009
                         EAFS 2009, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow




Workshop Instructors

         Instructor                        Affiliation                     Contact Information
Kornelia Nehse                    LKA Berlin, Germany                kornelia.nehse@polizei.berlin.de

                                                                     Tel 0049 304664974500
Ray Palmer                        FSS Huntingdon Laboratory,         Ray.Palmer@fss.pnn.police.uk
                                  UK
                                                                     Tel( 0044) 01480 825116
Georg Jochem                      Bundeskriminalamt, Germany         georg.jochem@bka.bund.de

                                                                     Tel 0049 611/55-14825
Knut Endre Sjåstad                Kriminalteknisk avdeling,          Knut.endre.sjastad@politiet.no
                                  Oslo, Norway
                                                                     Tel 0047 2320 8350
Pam Hamer                         Retired, UK                        phamer@teco.net

                                                                     Tel (0044) 01235 511920


Overview

This workshop is for a maximum of 20 participants, 10 fibres examiners and 10 paint examiners.
This will enable the workshop to have a concentrated hands-on practical element.

This one day workshop will emphasise the fundamental requirements for good light microscopy of
fibres and paint fragments. The programme will be in two parts. The initial part will include setting-
up procedures for stereo and compound microscopes applicable to both fibre and paint
examinations. We will follow this with an introduction to light interactions. We will then split into two
groups, one concentrating on the microscopy of fibres, the other on the microscopy of paint
fragments. In these sessions the participants will be expected to use a variety of modern
microscopes on prepared samples with presentations and demonstrations provided by the two
teams of instructors.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to,

        Understand the optical configuration of stereo microscopes and the procedure to set them
         up correctly.
        Understand the optical configuration of compound microscopes and the procedure to set
         them up correctly.
        Understand the use of stereo microscopes for initial examination of samples– two different
         groups, fibres, paint
        Examine and test methods of sample preparation for more detailed work – two groups,
         fibres, paint
        Understand the use of compound microscopes to examine samples and critically evaluate
         their observations – two different groups, fibres, paint.
Agenda

                                   Workshop Agenda
Time            Topic                                      Instructor
09:00 -         Fundamentals of stereo and compound        Fibres/paint team
                microscopy

11:00 – 11:30   Coffee
                Information from microscopy of fibres      The fibres team
                Information from the microscopy of paint   The paint team
13:00 – 14:00   Lunch
                Practical session - fibres                 The fibres team
                Practical session - paint                  The paint team
15:30 – 16:00   Coffee
                Practical session - fibres                 The fibres team
                Practical session - paint                  The paint team
17:15-17.30     Review of the day and End

				
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