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 

Professor Asa Barber

Professor Asa Barber

Electron Microscopy Section Chair, South Bank University

Dr Lucy Collinson

Dr Lucy Collinson

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

Dr Leandro Lemgruber

Dr Leandro Lemgruber

InFocus Scientific Editor, University of Glasgow

Dr Rebecca Thompson

Dr Rebecca Thompson

Electron Microscopy Deputy Chair, University of Leeds

Mr Mike Ashton

Mr Mike Ashton

Intertek

Dr Alex Ball FRMS

Dr Alex Ball FRMS

Outreach & Education Committee Representative, Natural History Museum

Professor Roland Fleck

Professor Roland Fleck

King's College London

Dr Patricia Goggin

Dr Patricia Goggin

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

Mr Gareth Jackson

Mr Gareth Jackson

Leica Microsystems

Dr Chris Parmenter

Dr Chris Parmenter

University of Nottingham

Dr Jeremy Rees

Dr Jeremy Rees

Thermo Fisher

Mrs Jennifer Simpson

Mrs Jennifer Simpson

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

Dr Natasha Stephen

Dr Natasha Stephen

University of Plymouth

Dr Lore Troalen

Dr Lore Troalen

National Museums Scotland

Professor Paul Verkade

Professor Paul Verkade

University of Bristol

Dr Thomas Walther

Dr 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.