Electron Microscopy

The RMS Electron Microscopy Section was founded in 1965 and serves to foster interest in all types of electron microscopy and analysis in academia and industry in the UK and beyond.

About

Electron Microscopy (EM), originally developed by Ernst Ruska and Max Knoll in the 1930s, is a high resolution imaging technique that provides key insights into the fundamental structure of all materials, both inorganic and organic. The EM Section of the RMS covers a wide range of expertise in sample preparation, imaging and analysis for scanning EM, transmission EM, STEM, volume EM, cryo EM, spatial analytical techniques and correlative imaging, with applications in the physical and life sciences. Section expertise also includes X-ray microscopy, which is often closely associated with EM analysis, sometimes as part of a multimodal workflow. These topics are the basis of various meetings and courses organised by the RMS in collaboration with the wider community and catering for all levels of user, from the beginner through to expert, and often considering emergent techniques and novel instrumentation. The Section includes representation from other EM groups and societies, including the Association of Clinical Electron Microscopists (ACEM), the Society for Electron Microscope Technology (SEMT), the Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group (EMAG), EM-UK and BioImagingUK.

Committee members represent a cross-section of electron microscopists with a remit to represent the interests of the wider EM community. Any Society member may be nominated to serve as an ordinary committee member when vacancies arise.

The RMS is committed to being a welcoming, inclusive Society and encourages diversity across all activities and in the membership of our committees and groups.

If you are interested in joining any of the committees in the future, please contact Allison Winton.

RMS Section Awards

Launched in 2014, the Section Awards (formerly known as the Medal Series) recognise those who have made significant contributions to the field of microscopy. The RMS Section Awards celebrate outstanding scientific achievements across all areas of microscopy and flow cytometry with each RMS Science Section able to select a winner for their own award. 

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Alan Agar Award for Electron Microscopy

Committee 

Asa Barber

Asa Barber

Electron Microscopy Section Chair, London South Bank University

Lucy Collinson

Lucy Collinson

Electron Microscopy Section Vice Chair & EMS Board Representative, The Francis Crick Institute

Rebecca Thompson

Rebecca Thompson

Electron Microscopy Section Deputy Chair, University of Leeds

Mike Ashton

Mike Ashton

Intertek

Alex Ball FRMS

Alex Ball FRMS

Outreach & Education Committee Representative, Natural History Museum

Roland Fleck

Roland Fleck

King's College London

Patricia Goggin

Patricia Goggin

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust/University of Southampton/ACEM

Gareth Jackson

Gareth Jackson

Leica Microsystems

Dr Leandro Lemgruber

Dr Leandro Lemgruber

Infocus Scientific Editor, University of Glasgow

Chris Parmenter

Chris Parmenter

University of Nottingham

Jeremy Rees

Jeremy Rees

Thermo Fisher

Jennifer Simpson

Jennifer Simpson

Early Career Representative - currently on Maternity Leave, The Pirbright Institute

Natasha Stephen

Natasha Stephen

University of Plymouth

Lore Troalen

Lore Troalen

National Museums Scotland

Paul Verkade

Paul Verkade

University of Bristol

Thomas Walther

Thomas Walther

University of Sheffield

AGM

The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Electron Microscopy Section of the Royal Microscopical Society will take place on 29 September 2022, as part of Microscopy: Advances, Innovation, Impact 2022 - incorporating the RMS AGM & Section AGMs. 

All the Society’s AGMs are free to attend for both members and non-members.