• Aquaponics model at CEMB
  • Marine Biotechnology Symposium
  • Students in poster presentation
  • Instrumentation Lab at CAMS
  • Dr. Hamed Al-Oufi's visit at Al Hail Marine Station
  • Dr. Knut Eirik Jørstad's visit at Al Hail Marine Station
  • Sample of biofouling
  • Spiny lobsters
  • Workshop on Standard Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Distinction of Dr. Sergey


The sea is an immensely rich source of organisms and habitats, many of which remain largely unexplored. Innovative approaches are required to exploit this underutilized resource. Oman has extensive and diverse marine resources and a long maritime tradition, and therefore occupies a key position on the map of prospective biotechnology nations.


The Center of Excellence in Marine Biotechnology will focus on capacity building and will make optimal use of Omani marine resources. A sustainable development in Oman will thereby be created that will encourage future growth and prosperity.



The Center of Excellence in Marine Biotechnology in Sultan Qaboos University will be organizing a one-day workshop on Standard Scanning Electron Microscopy on 2 November 2017. It will be led by an electron microscopy specialist Prof. Mario De Stefano from The Second University of Naples, Italy.

This course is design for researchers who will deal with standard scanning electron microscopy in academic, governmental, or industrial laboratories: engineers, technicians, physical and biological scientists, clinicians, geologists, forensic scientists and technical managers. Through lectures held in a one-day workshop, it will provide a basic knowledge of the principles of Standard Scanning Electron Microscopy as well as an introduction to sample preparation techniques and equipment.

Main topics treated during the course will be:

1) basics of a Scanning Electron Microscope,

2) comparison of types of scanning electron microscopes,

3) basics of image contrast formation in standard scanning electron microscopy (SE, BSE, resolution and contrast),

4) sample preparation techniques and equipment,

5) discussion of student’s interest


Venue:  Al Faham Stage, Sultan Qaboos University

Registration: 8:30 am

Date: 2 November 2017

Registration fee:  OMR 10

*Please click here to register


For inquiries, please contact the following:

Tel no: 2414 3582

Fax no: 2441 3552

Email: cemb@squ.edu.om