During the first Leica Workshop in Brazil, at the Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura/USP (CENA), the participants learned how to prepare samples for laser microdissection (LMD
) using a cryotome. Another topic was the dissection of individual chromosomes from chromosome spreads. Leica specialists held a short training session with the LMD
. After this, new LMD
users were able to run the system and practiced how to dissect chromosomes and collect single chromosomes for downstream analysis.