Irish Microscopy and Imaging Community Townhall

The first recent meeting of the Irish Microscopy and Imaging Community will take place on Friday October 15th from 1 – 5pm (Irish Standard Time). Join us to hear about the history of the community, what’s happening in community development globally and the facilities and technologies supporting this science and research in Ireland. Please register your interest for access to the online meeting and zoom link for the event on the following page by 5pm Wednesday 13th October.


The confirmed programme for the Townhall meeting on the 15th is as follows:

1pm – Welcome

1.10 – Microscopy Society of Ireland Annual Dr Rory Comerford Memorial Lecture – Prof Maria Mc Namara, Professor in Geology, UCC

2.05 – Preliminary discussion on the Irish Microscopy and Imaging Community – The history and where we go from here (Prof Fiona Lyng and Prof Hugh Byrne, FOCAS Institute, TUD)…

Community Development Talks

2.15 – Dr Claire Brown – Chair Canada Bioimaging and Co-Chair BioImaging North America (BINA), McGill University, Canada

2.30 – Dr Georgina Fletcher - BioImagingUK Project Officer at the Royal Microscopical Society (RMS)

2.45 – Mr Joe Knapper – The Openflexure Project Bowman Lab, University of Bath

3.00 – Dr Emma Mc Dermott – Early Career Supports and Their Importance. CMI NUI Galway and RMS Early Career Committee

3.15 – Open Discussion

3.25/3.30 – Coffee/comfort break

Spotlighting Microscopy and Imaging Facilities Across the Island

3.30 – Facility 1 – Dimitri Scholz (UCD)/Ingmar Schoen (RCSI) – CLEM Consortium

3.40 – Facility 2 – Bryan Henelly – Maynooth University

3.50 – Facility 3 – Lewys Jones/Dermot Daly – ALM TCD

4.00 – Facility 4 – Una Prendergast – Nano Research Facility DCU

4.10 – Open Discussion

4.30 – Final Remarks and Action Points – What are the next steps – Proposed date for next meeting