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EMC 2024 Travel Awards

EMC 2024 Travel Awards

MSI will be providing travel awards to attend EMC 2024 in Copenhagen on the 25th-30th August 2024. Awards will be up to the value of €500 and are open to postgraduate students, post-doctoral research fellows, and technicians and imaging scientists within 8 years of starting work or studies in a microscopy-related field (excluding career gaps).

Full eligibility terms and requirements can be found in the application form below. Applications should be sent to the MSI secretary (secretary@microscopy.ie) for consideration.

The deadline for submission is the 30th April 2024.

Introduction to Image Analysis Course

Introduction to Image Analysis Course

The Royal Microscopical Society (RMS) and Microscopy Society of Ireland are organising an Introduction to Image Analysis course at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Dublin on the 25th and 25th of April 2024.

This two-day workshop is designed to empower microscopists and researchers with the necessary skills and tools to confidently analyse their data. Under the instruction of experienced core facility staff from the Francis Crick Institute and King’s College London, participants will be introduced to open-source tools such as FIJI and napari, and will be introduced to methodologies for automating their image analyses, thus enhancing research precision, efficiency, and reproducibility.

For more information and to apply for the workshop, please visit the RMS page below.

CTLS2023 Bursaries

CTLS2023 Bursaries

The Microscopy Society of Ireland (MSI) are delighted to support a bursary for CTLS2023 Early Bird Registration (worth up to €450).

The successful applicant must work on/with microscopical techniques as part of their normal employment. This must be highlighted in their application.

Consider including details such as current role and future ambitions, background, interest in attending CTLS2023, (if) abstract submission, etc. 1 page max, 12 font, normal spacing.

Please circulate to colleagues as appropriate.

If interested, please email kerry.thompson@universityofgalway.ie by April 21st.

To note:
Deadline is Friday, April 21st.
Applicants do not need to be a CTLS member.
Applicants do not need to be a MSI member.
Applicants must work with some form of microscopy in their day-to-day jobs.
Applicants must be available to attend CTLS 2023 in Dublin, June 27-29, 2023.
Applicants will have their Early Bird Registration paid for.
Applications will be reviewed by MSI and CTLS2023 Steering Committee and winners contacted April 25th (Early Bird Registration deadline April 30th).

Rory Comerford Memorial Lecture – Professor Rafal Dunin-Borkowski

Rory Comerford Memorial Lecture – Professor Rafal Dunin-Borkowski

Electron Holography of Magnetic Fields in Nanoscale Materials and Progress Towards a Distributed Research Infrastructure for Electron Microscopy in Europe

Professor Rafal Dunin-Borkowski from the Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Date: Monday, 3 April from 5.00-6:00 pm
Venue: MSG-024/025 (MSSI Building), Bernal Institute

Rafal Dunin-Borkowski is Director of the Institute for Microstructure Research and the Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons in Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany and Professor of Experimental Physics in RWTH Aachen University, Germany. His Ph.D. (1990-1994) was carried out in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy in the University of Cambridge. After working as a postdoctoral research scientist in the University of Cambridge, Arizona State University and Oxford University, between 2000 and 2006 he held a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in the University of Cambridge. Between 2007 and 2010, he led the establishment of the Centre for Electron Nanoscopy in the Technical University of Denmark. He specializes in the characterization of magnetic and electronic materials at the highest spatial resolution using advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques, including aberration corrected high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and off-axis electron holography. In 2009 he was awarded the Ernst Ruska Prize of the German Society for Electron Microscopy. In 2012, 2017 and 2019 he was awarded Advanced, Proof of Concept and Synergy Grants by the European Research Council. He has published more than 900 journal papers, conference papers and book chapters, has given more than 340 invited lectures and seminars, has been a member of 40 advisory boards and steering committees, has organized 45 conference symposia and workshops and has received 20 prizes for papers presented at conferences and 6 prizes for science as art.

Irish Microscopy and Imaging Community Townhall

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.

MSI Symposium 2021 QUB

MSI Symposium 2021 QUB

The 2021 MSI (Virtual) Symposium was hosted by Queens University Belfast with the help of the Institute of Physics (IOP). The symposium brought together researchers from around the world for discussions on various microscopy themes such as advances in image analysis, solid-state physics, nanomedicine, as well as materials and biological microscopy applications. See the 2021 symposium poster for information.ersity College Dublin.