• With the Guest of Honor
  • 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.


Workshop in Advanced Scanning Electron Microscopy

The Center of Excellence in Marine Biotechnology

would like to invite you to attend

Workshop in Advanced Scanning Electron Microscopy


Prof. Mario De Stefano, Ph.D.

Dept. of Environmental Science, University of Campania, Naples, Italy

This intensive, hands-on, three-days training course is designed for students,  researchers and operators (engineers, physical and biological scientists, clinicians, geologists, forensic scientists , lab technician and technical managers) who will deal with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) in academic, governmental or industrial laboratories. During the first day, through lectures and a practical session at SEM, the course  will cover basic of Conventional Scanning Electron Microscopy (cSEM) as well as an introduction to related sample preparation techniques and equipment. In the last two days, participants will learn and compare the working principles of advanced scanning electron microscopes (Field Emission Gun SEM, variable-pressure SEM, Environmental SEM, Focus ion Beam SEM), their preferential use in different research areas and related sample preparation techniques. All theory will be connected to the practical aspects that partecipans will encounter when running the instruments and performing analysis during the training session at SEM. Participants are welcome to discuss specific case studies and to bring their own samples.

Venue: Conference Room, College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University

     (2nd floor, near the Crop Science Department)

Date: 9-11, January 2018

Registration fee:   Full: RO 30

Reduced: RO 25*

*discount on the fees is foreseen for BSc, MSc students and for participants of a previous edition of electron microscopy course held at CEMB.

Certification:  a certificate of participation will be issued.

Registration and payment:

The course will be open to a maximum of 30 participants therefore pre-registration is mandatory. To pre-register, please, click here and fill the form.

Registration fee must be paid in cash at the Center of Excellence in Marine Biotechnology (Villa 2, opposite of Road C, SQU) to Mrs. Cristina Angel (+968 2414 3582) not later than 31 December 2017. 

Participation in the course may only be guaranteed after payment has been made.  Registrations will be collected, until the available positions are exhausted.


Mrs. Cristina Angel

+968 24143582


Prof. Mario de Stefano

+968 71724882