Welcome

In 2019, the annual MSI symposium will be hosted in University College Dublin (UCD) on the 15th and 16th of January. The call for abstracts is now open. Venue, accommodation and travel information is provided here. Registration is now open through the event website Eventbrite. You can become an MSI member here.

Scope

The MSI Winter Symposium 2019 brings together microscopy users and specialists across a broad spectrum of the life, physical, and instrumental sciences from across Ireland. Encompassing microscopy in all its diverse forms, the symposium aims to be a friendly and inclusive environment where scientists at all career stages can present their work. Talks from postgraduate students and other early career researchers are strongly encouraged.

The symposium will consist of open sessions featuring talks from submitted abstracts from the broad spectrum of microscopy research. In addition, there will be two special themed sessions:

  • Open Source Approaches in Microscopy
  • Invited Speakers: Dr. Ricardo Henriques & Dr. Magnus Nord
  • Physical Probe Microscopy
  • Invited Speakers: Prof. Brian Rodrigues & Dr. Lynette Keeney

Special Event: DIY Microscopy Workshop

In addition to the main symposium, this year we are also hosting a hands-on, hackathon-style DIY microscopy workshop. Attendees will be divided into teams, and each team will spend the afternoon building some simple microscopes from basic components (simple optics, mechanical parts, 3D printed parts).

If you’ve ever wanted to have a go a building or customising your own equipment, or just like the sound of getting to take things apart and build something new, then this is the event for you!

Each team will be guided and assisted by one of the experienced hardware hackers helping to keep things running on the day. No experience or special skills are required, but a creative streak or just a willingness to have a go at something new is a real plus.

The workshop is free to those attending the symposium, but places are limited, so registration is essential. Registration for the workshop is available alongside the symposium registration.

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Important Dates

  • 2019 Symposium
    January 15th-16th
  • Abstract Submission
    Deadline 21st December!