Program 1. Getting started : setting up for Koehler illumination / Paul Matsudaira (15 min.) -- program 2. Generating contrast : phase contrast, DIC, and immunofluorescence / Jonathan Bogan, Harvey Lodish (19 min.) -- program 3. Electron microscopy : transmission and scanning EM / Michael A. Apicella (16 min.) -- program 4. Probing living cells : imaging cellular dynamics / Gary Borisy (17 min.).
This four-part series discusses the use of the microscope and microscopic investigation, noting that the light microscope has been one of biology's most important tools for well over three centuries.