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. The meeting will include Techno Bites, talks, discussions about training, an evening meal and plenty of networking opportunities.
For 2019 the EM-UK meeting is moving to the conference facilities at the University of Warwick, centrally located in the Midlands. Warwick boasts 3 separate EM facilities, in Materials Science, Warwick Manufacturing Group and Life Sciences.
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- 12:30Registration and coffee
- 13:00Welcome to the meeting - Pippa Hawes
- 13:10Updates from National Facilities and networks
- 13:50Update from UKRI
- 14:50Technician’s commitment
- 15:30How to work with industry clients
- 16:00Techno Bite - Session 1
- 17:00Session TBC
- 17:40Training discussion part 1
- 18:10Close of day
- 19:00Meeting Dinner
- 09:30Welcome refreshments
- 10:00Unusual sample preparation for TEM
- 10:40Technobyte session 2
- 12:00Training discussion part 2
- 12:40Closing remarks
- 14:00Close of meeting
Dr Saskia Bakker
School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick
Saskia manages the Advanced Bioimaging RTP facility at the University of Warwick. She has been using electron microscopy for over a decade and is especially interested in cryo-electron tomography and electron microscopy of viruses. As the facility manager she is involved in very diverse projects from high-resolution protein structures and morphological studies of polymer nanoparticles, to ultrastructural studies involving human and animal tissue. She is also active in outreach and public engagement.
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.
This meeting will start 12:30 on Monday 7 January, it will then finish on Tuesday 8 January at 13:00.
Academic registration is £0
Academic registration with accommodation £90
Commercial registration is £295 + VAT (£354 including VAT)
Commercial registration with accommodation £444 (£354 including VAT and £90)
There are a limited number of accommodation places available and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The accommodation is located on campus at the University of Warwick in en-suite single occupancy rooms. The accommodation is £90 for bed and breakfast on the night on Monday 7 January.
Book a place
- Free Academic rate
- £90 Academic rate Incl. Accommodation
- £354 Commercial rate
- £444 Commercial rate Incl. Accommodation
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