First Taiwan AFM Bioworkshop

Juni 30, 2009

Asylum Research, in conjunction with the National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), will host the first Taiwan AFM Bioworkshop to be held July 30-31, 2009 at NHRI, Zhunan Campus, in Taiwan. The workshop will combine talks from leading researchers and industry experts on atomic force microscopy for life science applications, as well as instructional AFM demonstrations. Topics covered include principles of AFM, biological imaging, force spectroscopy, integration of AFM and optical microscopy, sample preparation, application examples and future directions in AFM. The event is free to all researchers in the field of AFM.
www.asylumresearch.com/bioworkshop


4th CeBiTec Symposium: BioImaging

Juni 18, 2009

Microscopy has contributed immensely to the development of modern biology since 1665 when Robert Hooke published his book „Micrographia“ depicting a large number of microscopical sketches. In our days a major breakthrough in biology is the discovery of the green fluorescent protein (GFP). Another important innovation was found by the german scientist Stefan Hell from Göttingen. He received for example the „Leibniz Preis“ of the German research community (DFG) for „light microscopy with unknown clarity“. These methods enable the visualization of nanoscopic structures in living cells.

Similar high magnification microscopic plus latest electronmicroscopic techniques are also being developed in the department of physics at the University of Bielefeld. A third building block will lead from August 25-28, 2009 from microscopy to imaging.

The topics include:

– Beyond Optical Microscopy
– High Resolution Microscopy in Biology
– From Life Cell Imaging to Systems Biology
– Bioimaging Informatics

The registration is open until July 11, 2009.

www.cebitec.uni-bielefeld.de/symposium/bioimaging

bioImaging 2009

bioImaging 2009


General Assembly of European Microscopy Society

Juni 15, 2009

This year, the annual General Assembly will be held at the EMS Extension MC2009 in Graz at Thursday, September 3, 2009. The purpose of the meeting is that the 5.500 EM-members will gather, discuss and determine the framework in which they communicate and cooperate. The rules say that all paid-up EMS members, including members of the Executive Board, have one vote. The General Assembly will be chaired by the President of EMS, Paul Midgley. Decisions are taken by a simple majority of votes – except for changes of the statutes.

Agenda topics are:

– Approval of the minutes of the 2008 General Assembly held during the EMS congress EMC 2008 in Aachen
– Report of the President, describing the activities of the Executive Board and the EMS in the period Sep. 2008 – Aug.  2009
– Status EMC 2012, EMS Extension 2010, EMS sponsored events
– Report of the Treasurer for the year 2008
– Budget prospects for the year 2009
– Concept budget for the year 2010
– Report of the financial auditors over the period 2004-2008
– Prospect on EMS activities

www.eurmicsoc.org

Schlossberg, Graz

Schlossberg, Graz, Austria


Photonica Expo 2009

April 7, 2009

The international exhibition on photonics and optoelectronics will be back at Milan Fair Centre from Nov. 25-27. After its great success in 2008, with the participation of more than 80 companies from all over the world, the show brings together all the protagonists involved in the creation, control and manipulation of photons and light rays. Important participants include global companies committed to photonics with a focus on innovation, research and specialized industry for the creation of multiple applications. Photonica Expo 2009 confirms its position as an event with international characteristics where the most important worldwide companies involved in this promising technology will be present. The event will take place within HTE-Hi.Tech.Expo the specialized event dedicated to the most promising and advanced technologies.
www.hitechexpo.eu

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RMS Events 2009

Februar 18, 2009

The Royal Microscopical Society (RMS) announced a programme of events for imaging and microscopy taking place in the UK in 2009.

16 March:
NanoFIB Meeting, Oxford, UK

17-20 March:
Microscopy of Semi-Conducting Materials XVI, Oxford, UK

24-25 March:
Capturing Colloids Meeting, Manchester, UK

30-31 March:
Electron Backscatter Diffraction Meeting, Swansea, UK

27 May:
Flow Cytometry Immunophenotyping of Leukaemia & Lymphoma, London, UK

9-12 June:
European Light Microscopy Initiative (ELMI), Glasgow, UK

24-25 June:
UK SPM (Scanning Probe Microscopy Meeting), London, UK

15-17 July:
Flowcytometry UK 2009, Oxford, UK

www.rms.org.uk