Satellite Meetings Announced for mmc2017

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Plans for the 2017 Microscience Microscopy Congress are now well-underway. This summer’s huge microscopy and imaging event taking place from 3-6 July in Manchester, has just closed abstract submission and has sold nearly all exhibition space.

The scientific conference, known for being busy and varied, is a key, reputable element of the Congress but, we should also take note of the smaller, more focussed meetings that are taking place alongside the conference sessions throughout mmc2017.

On Monday 3 July, joining the pre-congress workshops and the first two Plenary Speakers, is the Cross-Disciplinary EM and LM Meeting. This meeting, with a focus on big data, will offer a forum for broad discussions across the disciplines relating to the coordination of access, training, impact capture, staff career structures and infrastructure expenditure as well as informing you about advances in techniques that lead to big data, and sharing best practice.

Tuesday 4 July will see the first full day of conference sessions, the opening of the huge exhibition and the return of the popular FIB & EM Prep User Group Meeting. This long-running meeting will provide an open forum for FIB users and all users of EM specimen preparation equipment to share technique advances, discuss best practices, present experimental and theoretical findings/discoveries, exchange tips for preparation of difficult materials and learn about new developments in both instrumentation and techniques.

Wednesday 5 July welcomes one of the first meetings of the NEUBIAS BioImage Analyst Community. NEUBIAS, the Network of European BioImage Analysts, is a recently created network funded by the COST framework. NEUBIAS aims to promote the mutual communication between life scientists, instrumentalists, developers and bioimage analysts and to establish and promote the role of bioimage analysts in life science. This meeting will explain the aims and activities of NEUBIAS and start building a coherent UK bioimage analyst community.

Finally, on Thursday 6 July, the British Measurement and Testing Association (BMTA) will hold their own day-long seminar “Optical Measurements in Industrial Inspection.” This seminar, costing £60, will be more industry-focussed than the other mmc2017 meetings and include speakers from BAE Systems and Intertek. It will offer laboratory and test house managers the chance to find out more about optical, microscopic and SEM techniques used in materials inspection.

mmc2017 is shaping up to be a truly unmissable event. Early bird registration rates are available until 15 May 2017. You can find out more about the whole Congress on the mmc2017 website.

Mel Reedman

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