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 2020 the EM-UK meeting is moving to the University of Plymouth.
Registration has now closed.
RMS & BioImagingUK Facilities Database
- 12:30 Attendee Pack Collection & Lunch
- Welcome to EM-UK
- Tea & Coffee Break
Session 1 – Big Data
Gerard Kleijwegt, EMBL-EBI
- Techno Bite Presentations
Recent Advancements in in-situ Electron Microscopy
Dr Satyam Ladva, Quantum Design
Easily transform imaging data into answers using AI-powered Avizo2D Software
Energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry for biology
Dr Louise Hughes, Oxford Instruments
- Techno Bite Presentations
Update on the latest JEOL Transmission Electron Microscopes
Andy Yarwood, Jeol UK
ZEISS Crossbeam Laser – The New Tool for Rapid Large Volume Milling
Andrew Douglas, ZEISS
The Evolution of Calpendo
Brian Sharland, Exprodo
Session 2 – 3D Printing for Electron Microscopy
Alex Strachan & Dan Haspel (with Natasha Stephen)
- 18:00 End of Day One
- 19:00 Dinner at Rockfish
- 09:30 Welcome Refreshments
Session 3 - Stains & Labelling in EM
Chris Neal, University of Bristol
- Technician’s Commitment Update
- Tea & Coffee Break
- Techno Bite Presentations
Stratocore PPMS Rigor and Reproducibility
Leonor Heleno Wielgosz, Stratocore
Why do we think that only noble metals are good for EM imaging?
Anna Walkiewicz, Quorum
AGENDO: Where Facility Management Meets Science
Session 4 – Working with Industry
Natasha Stephen & Plymouth Team
- 13:00 Lunch & Close
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.
Dr Natasha Stephen
Natasha is a Lecturer in Advanced Analysis (Earth & Planetary Sciences) within the School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences at Plymouth University, and assists with the management & development of Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre; the university’s flagship, multidisciplinary analytical suite. She completed her PhD at Imperial College London & the Natural History Museum London in 2014, focusing on the geology & surface mineralogy of Mars, and moved to Plymouth University straight afterwards. Natasha’s research focuses primarily on the use of meteorites to ground-truth spacecraft data at Mars (including Mars rovers and orbiters) as well as asteroids (Vesta, Itokawa etc.), by using various non-destructive analytical techniques. Natasha manages the Plymouth Planets research group, is an avid public speaker, heavily engaged in outreach activities, and an active member of the Meteoritical Society & Royal Astronomical Society.
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.
Registration for this event will close on Monday 16th December
The registration costs are as follows:
- Registration for academic delegates is FREE
- Commercial delegates = £300+ VAT
Please note, the cost online is inclusive of VAT
Accommodation is not included in your registration price. However, we have secured some rooms at the Jury’s Inn, 50 Exeter Street, Plymouth, PL4 0AZ.
We have managed to secure a discounted rate of £63 per single occupancy room and £73 per double occupancy room, per night, inclusive of breakfast and VAT.
To get this rate, you will need to use the group code: JIPLYM080120 at the following web link: https://bit.ly/2IOYUSL
Rail and coach services connect Plymouth to the regional airports of Exeter, Newquay and Bristol. There are also transport links to Plymouth from London Heathrow and London Gatwick Airport. Plymouth railway station is just a few minutes’ walk from the campus. The regular train service from London Paddington to Plymouth takes around three to four hours. Other direct services head to Plymouth from across the South West, South Wales, the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland.
For discounted rail travel please visit the GWR website here: www.gwr.com/conference . Please note that bookings cannot be made more than 12 weeks in advance.
The outbound leg of the journey is fixed and is non changeable
The return leg is fully flexible
The ticket is not refundable outside of normal conditions of carriage
The delegate must present proof of conference attendance. A delegate may be asked to provide this proof by the train manager and failure to do so may result in having to pay the difference on a full price anytime ticket. Proof can be in the form of acceptance letter or email to the relevant email.
For full travel information, including maps, please visit the Getting Here webpage. Plymouth Train Station is a 5 to 10 minute walk from the campus.
Please note that the University of Plymouth does not offer car parking facilities. The car parks closest to campus are Mayflower Street East, Drake Circus Mall and Regent Street. Details of which can be found by referring to the campus map or visiting the Plymouth Council webpage.
Please inform us in advance of any Blue Badge Holders to whom we will endeavour to offer parking for the day.
Agar Scientific. Microscopy, Lab and Medical supplies at your fingertips
A leading international supplier of scientific instruments and accessories for over 40 years, Agar Scientific specialises in consumables and equipment supporting all forms of microscopy.
Agar Scientific provides a fast, efficient online and offline ordering service, allowing customers to purchase with ease from our extensive range of laboratory and medical supplies and equipment.
Our technical support staff has a wealth of experience in specimen preparation and microscopy techniques.
Our online catalogue of microscopy products includes:
TEM Grids - Apertures - Calibration standards - SEM stubs - Specimen preparation equipment - Filaments - Tweezers - Slides & cover glasses - Vacuum coating - Fixatives and resins - EM support films - Magnifiers - Specimen storage
We welcome enquiries regarding the use of any of our products, along with any suggestions for additions to our range.
Orders ship from our UK headquarters in Stansted, Essex, and through our established network of agents and distributors who provide technical and applications support worldwide.
Agar Scientific maintains a documented quality plan specifying our manufacturing and distribution processes and is approved by SGS to ISO9001:2008.
Find out more about Agar Scientific
Web: www.agarscientific.com LinkedIn: Agar Scientific Twitter: @agarscientific
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Diamond Knives - Development, Manufacturing & Customer Service since 1970.
We offer technical assistance in all fields of ultramicrotomy, free sectioning tests for all types of samples, many years of experience in perfecting our knives. With a telephone call or an email we can inform you of any details you require. We are convinced that our future developments will allow diamond knives to be used for many new applications.
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Exprodo Software produces Calpendo which is an intelligent booking system designed to manage bookings and projects for shared equipment. It can be configured with rules which allow you to control who can book what and when. Highly flexible reporting reduces administrative time spent managing projects, budgets and invoicing.
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Gatan is the industry leader in the research, development and manufacturing of SEM and TEM products.
For TEM, Gatan provides an unrivalled range of high performance digital imaging and analytical systems, especially EELS spectrometers and energy filters (EFTEM). For SEM, Gatan are world leaders in cathodoluminescence (CL) technology and complement this with cooling stages and EBIC products.
Gatan is striving for continuous product innovations to increase users' productivity and make electron microscopes more effective and powerful tools. Visit the website for complete information on Gatan's extensive range of products for electron microscopy.
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At Hitachi High-Technologies our primary goal is to provide customers with powerful, dependable and easy-to-use microscope solutions for the advancement of science & engineering. Our technologically advanced solutions in SEM, TEM and FIB are developed through a long-term commitment to research and development, drawing upon the resources of the whole Hitachi group.
By employing recognised pioneers and developing long term partnerships with world-renowned authorities in electron microscopy, we are able to provide unique technologies which push the boundaries of science. Our Tabletop Microscope is making electron microscope capabilities accessible to all, whilst key technologies such as cold field emission and Cs-correction are making ultra-low voltage imaging in SEM and atomically resolved imaging and analysis in TEM/STEM a practical reality.
JEOL (UK) Ltd
JEOL is proud to be celebrating over 60 years of high end instrument sales and support worldwide.
JEOL UK offer sales, support and applications training from our office in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.
Our instrumentation includes scanning electron microscopes (SEM), scanning probe microscopes, & transmission electron microscopes (TEM). As one of the world’s leading suppliers of scientific equipment, we are proud to offer our customers the highest level of sales and technical support maximising their investment in JEOL products.
Find out more about Jeol UK
Labtech International Ltd
Since 1993 Labtech International has been a leading supplier of innovative instrumentation into the UK and Ireland research markets. The electron microscopy division continues this tradition offering an expanding range of technology-leading instruments, accessories and consumables for SEM, TEM, FIB, LM and probe microscopy.
Our partners include Micro to Nano, who offer an extensive and growing range of microscopy supplies – including SEM stage and stub adaptors. We also represent DiATOME diamond knives, Kleindiek Nanotechnik nanomanipulators, Safematic sputter/carbon coaters, PIE Scientific RF plasma cleaners and from Tousimis fully automatic critical point dryers.
Labtech actively supports its customers through highly qualified teams of field-based sales, service and application specialists.
Find out more about Labtech International
National Institute for Biological Standards and Control is a world leader in assuring the quality of biological medicines through product testing, developing standards and reference materials, and carrying out applied research. The UK Stem Cell Bank is part of NIBSC and provides an international resource for stem cell research, supplying human stem cell lines, both for research and to those wishing to develop cell lines for clinical application.
Find out more about NIBSC
Oxford Instruments (UK) Ltd
1959-2019 Celebrating 60 years of scientific excellence and innovation.
Oxford Instruments celebrates over fifty years which have seen a number of “world’s firsts”, technology breakthroughs and innovative new products.
Innovation has always been at the heart of Oxford Instruments and is the driving force behind its growth and success. There is now a continuous flow of new ideas driven by the demands of the markets and the focus on developing commercially successful products.
Find out more about Oxford Instruments (UK) Ltd.
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Quorum Technologies are global leaders in electron microscopy (EM) coating and cryogenic preparation providing high performance sample preparation equipment worldwide.
Driven by the demands of the market Quorum specialises in innovating new technology to develop instruments and techniques which have a positive impact on its customers’ lives. Key products in Quorum’s portfolio include the market leading Q Series of vacuum coaters and PP3010T cryo preparation system for SEM and FIB/SEM – market-led genuine ground-up designs that have earned Quorum the respect of the industry and truly set the standard within the specimen preparation field.
Find out more about Quorum Technologies
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Formed in the autumn of 2013, is a subsidiary company of TESCAN ORSAY HOLDING, the global supplier of scanning microscopes and focused ion beam systems. TESCAN-UK Managing Director, Ray Codd established the sales, service and applications facility in the UK in order to bring the TESCAN range of high quality and reliable products to customers across the UK and Ireland. TESCAN Products include, Scanning Electron Microscopes, Focused Ion Beam systems, Holographic Miscroscopes, accessories and software for Materials, Life Science, Semiconductor, Research, Medical and Industrial applications.
Find out more about TESCAN-UK Ltd
Thermo Fisher Scientific
At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we are committed to accelerating your science by providing a comprehensive suite of solutions for the analysis of cells and their function. Behind this commitment is an incredible team of scientists developing and supporting our innovative instrumentation and products such as the Invitrogen™ Attune™ NxT Flow Cytometer, Invitrogen™ eBioscience™ flow cytometry antibodies, and Invitrogen™ functional reagents. Our flagship products are designed to deliver high-performance results and save you time in the lab. From our extensive flow cytometry cell health reagent portfolio and everyday standards and controls to our Invitrogen™ eBioscience™ Super Bright antibody conjugates, let us help you find unique ways to support discovery of new biological insights.
Find out more about Thermo Fisher Scientific
Tron Tech Ltd
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Carl Zeiss is an innovative technology leader in the fields of optics, precision engineering and electronic visualisation. Time and time again, we set new, pioneering standards in sophisticated technology for recognising, experiencing, measuring, analysing, structuring and processing a wide spectrum of objects. With professional optics we meet the expectations of even our most critical customers - not only in the fields of research, medicine, industry, but also for use in leisure activities.
Find out more about ZEISS