The EM-UK community meetings are designed to be an open forum for discussion of the latest developments and challenges in the field, suitable for both academic and commercial microscopists.
After the success of previous meetings, (previously known as the EM-UK Facility Managers Meeting) the EM-UK 2018 meeting is shaping up to be bigger and better than before, including more techno bites, more talks, an evening meal and offering more networking opportunities.
For 2018 this meeting has moved to a new venue at the Glasgow Science Centre, which is one of Scotland's must-see visitor attractions, presenting concepts of science and technology in unique and inspiring ways.
Registration for Academics is now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please emial firstname.lastname@example.org
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- 12:30 Registration and coffee
- 13:00 Welcome to the meeting - Pippa Hawes
- 13:10 The Highlight of the Scottish Imaging Centre - David Bhella
- 13:50 Setting up / running a facility, book suggestion - Jeremy Rees
- 14:30 Tendering for microscopes - Alex Ball
- 15:10 Break
- 15:30 Techno Bite Session
- 16:30 Break
- 17:00 The UK EM community represented at European CTLS + ImagingUK - Pippa Hawes and Paul Verkade
- 17:40 Panel discussion
- 18:10 End of sessions for the day
- 19:00 Meeting dinner
- 09:30 Welcome Refreshments
Update from the Research Councils Focus on BBSRC staff review:
- 10:40 Techno Bite Session
- 11:40 Break
- 12:00 EM training courses discussion - Jeremy Rees
- 12:40 Closing remarks
- 13:00 Lunch and close
Dr Dave Bhella
University of Glasgow
David Bhella is a programme-leader in the MRC – University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR). Research in his laboratory focusses on the characterisation of viruses and virus-host interactions at the structural and molecular level. This is achieved primarily through the technique of cryogenic electron microscopy (cryoEM) and computational three-dimensional image reconstruction.
Viruses under investigation within the Bhella group include influenza A virus, respiratory syncytial virus, human rhinovirus and feline calicivirus (a tractable surrogate for the investigation of human norovirus attachment and entry).
David obtained his PhD from Birkbeck college, University of London under the supervision of Professor Helen Saibil FRS in 1998. He then took up a research associate position at the MRC Virology Unit at the University of Glasgow (now the CVR) to establish a cryoEM research programme. He attained Programme Leader status in 2011.
In 2013 David was awarded the Peter Wildy prize for Microbiology Education by the Society for General Microbiology (now the Microbiology Society).
Prof Pippa Hawes
The Pirbright Institute
Pippa is the Head of Bioimaging at The Pirbright Institute based in Surrey. Projects centre around investigating the interactions between animal pathogens and host cells. Bioimaging is dedicated to using and developing confocal and electron microscopy techniques to study viruses exotic to the UK that infect farm animals. Pippa has extensive experience in the field of electron microscopy and is an active member of the RMS EM section committee. She believes the RMS has an important role to play in the promotion and teaching of microscopy and is consequently a member of the Outreach and Education committee and lecturer at the RMS EM School.
Prof Paul Verkade
University of Bristol
Paul Verkade has been involved in electron microscopy for over 20 years now and during that time has developed a particular interest in technology development, mainly in the field of Correlative Light Electron Microscopy. He loves organising training events and as such has been involved in many courses. For the RMS he is involved in the Rothamsted Research Cryo Course and was a member of the organising committee for emc2012.
Dr Alex Ball
Natural History Museum
Alex is the Head of Imaging and Analysis in the Core Research Laboratories at the Natural History Museum. He has over 25 years' experience in light and electron microscopy and has published research involving transmission and scanning electron microscopy, confocal microscopy and micro-CT. His PhD research involved the use of LM, SEM and SEM combined with computer-aided 3D reconstruction. Now his interests focus on non-destructive imaging and analysis of natural and cultural heritage samples. Over the course of his career Alex has had the good fortune to be tasked with setting up the NHM's micro-CT laboratory and more recently the 3D surface scanning facilities where our first job was to 3D scan an entire blue whale skeleton! He has a keen interest in outreach and education and has led the NHM's imaging activities at the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival for over ten years and routinely participates in the NHM's public outreach events.
Dr Jeremy Rees
Jeremy has been using Electron Microscopy since 1982; initially for zoology research and then in biomedical research at a London hospital. He joined a large Pharmaceutical company and set up their imaging facilities in the late 80’s. Jeremy worked for FEI from 1994 as an applications specialist, area manager and as an account manager. In 2012 Jeremy set up a company promoting sample preparation solutions for electron microscopy and is also working on a Setting up an EM Laboratory book.
This meeting will start 12:30 on Thursday 11 January, it will then finish on Friday 12 January at 13:00.
After feedback from EM-UK 2017, we are pleased to announce that this meeting has been extended over 2 days and now includes an evening meal, providing the perfect opportunity for further networking.
There are a variety of hotel options near the Glasgow Science Centre to suit any budget. Please click the hotel names below to be taken to their wesbite.
Village Urban Hotel Glasgow
Hilton Garden Inn
Village Urban Hotel Glasgow is delighted to offer delegates attending the EM-UK 2018 Meeting at the Glasgow Science Centre a 10% discount from the room only rate at the time of booking. To take advantage of this discount please call 01925 377 532 and quote Glasgow Science Centre and/or ID number 27531. The discount will be taken from the room only rate at the time of booking. A credit or debit card will be required to secure your reservation at the time of booking. Breakfast can also be added on at the time of booking for £5.00 (normally £10.00).
Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow Metropolitan Area, G51 1EA
Please note that registration for both Academic and Commercial attendees will close on Thursday 21 December.
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