EM-UK Facility Managers Meeting 2017
For both academic and commercial microscopists, this meeting, the second from the UK community for electron microscopy, will provide the perfect forum for discussion, networking and future planning for EM facility managers. Through scientific presentations and company Techno-Bites, both advancements and current issues within the field will be addressed and discussed with idea sharing and success stories encouraged.
- 10:00 Registration and coffee
- 10:30 Welcome to the meeting
- 10:45 (Inter) National Initiatives update e.g. SuperSTEM, eBIC, BioImagingUK, CTLS, NeuBIAS, COST
- 11:30 Training
- 12:30 Lunch
- 13:30 Techno bites
- 14:15 Publication Authorship Policy
- 14:45 Re-charging
- 15:45 Q&A
- 16:00 Meeting 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.
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.
University of Leeds
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.
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.
Web: www.agarscientific.com LinkedIn: Agar Scientific Twitter: @agarscientific
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.
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.
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.
Johnson Matthey Technology
Lambda Photometrics Ltd
Lambda Photometrics Ltd. is a UK distributor specialising in systems and components for Characterisation, Measurement & Analysis. We offer a wide range of products from Fibre Optics, Instrumentation, Metrology, Photonics, Spectroscopy, Machine Vision suppliers as well as Microscopy products. We have experienced and knowledgeable sales and service engineers to support our customers.
Microscopy systems we supply include desktop scanning electron microscopes with EDX from PhenomWorld, Scanning White Light Microscopes from Zygo, hand-held digital microscopes from Scalar, and other visible microscopes.
Microscope components and accessories include confocal microscopy lenses, configurable and zoom systems from Navitar, light sources and illumination from Schott, electro-optic devices from Conoptics, spectroscopy & Raman systems from B&WTek, system design from Zygo, cameras from Baumer, Imperx and Ximea, Software from Norpix and various optical,lighting and image capture products.
Leica UK Ltd
Leica Microsystems is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high precision optical solutions based on microscopes and related instruments. The company manufactures a comprehensive portfolio of products used in a wide variety of areas requiring vision, measurement and analysis, including applications in the life sciences (such as bio-technology research and medicine) and the material sciences.
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 Stratocore here
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, supplies innovative solutions for microscopy and microanalysis. We provide SEMs, TEMs, microCTs and DualBeam™ FIB-SEMs combined with advanced software suites to take customers from questions to usable data by combining high-resolution imaging with physical, elemental, chemical, and electrical analysis across scales and modes—through the broadest sample types.
Leeds Met Hotel
The Leeds Met Hotel are offering a special rate of £69 bed and breakfast for the night of Thursday 12 January.
If you wish to book this, please phone their in-house reservations team on 0113 259 5318 and mention you are booking in relation to the Royal Microscopical Society Event.
Please note there is limited availability, so we advise booking soon to avoid disappointment.
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