Microscopy Characterisation of organic-inorganic Interfaces
Scientific Organisers: Dr. Nadezda V. Tarakina (QMUL), Dr. Andy Bushby (QMUL), Dr. Roland Fleck (KCL), Dr. Natalie Reznikov (ICL)
The meeting is dedicated to microscopy of materials comprised of both organic and inorganic constituents (in close proximity) and is aimed at bringing together experts from both the life science and materials science communities to address this challenging and increasingly important topic.
The second edition of the meeting broadens its horizons and is welcoming not only electron microscopists but scientists applying other microscopy techniques to share their knowledge and expertise in solving complex problems related to hybrid materials (bio-inspired composites, hybrid solar cells, mineralized tissues, colloidal nanoparticles, etc.).
Focus Lecture Series: Cryogenic Preparation and Imaging Strategies for Soft Matter in Materials Science
In addition we are delighted to introduce a special Focus Lecture series which will be held on the second day. This year, it will be organized together with The Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) and be dedicated to "Cryogenic preparation and imaging strategies for soft matter in materials science".
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Microscopy characterization of organic-inorganic interfaces
The scientific program consist of lectures from experts in both life science and material science microscopy from across the world and ‘Techno Bites’ from leading manufacturers, covering a broad range of microscopy techniques (optical microscopy, X-ray microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, cryo-EM, FIB-SEM and TEM tomography, EELS, correlative microscopy, etc.). A trade exhibition and a poster session will provide great opportunities for discussions. We believe that this format will foster creative thinking and inspire new ideas and collaborations.
- 09:00 Registration and Coffee
- 09:55 Welcome - Andy Bushby
- 10:00 Cell Biology meets Synthetic Biology - Prof Paul Verkade, University of Bristol
- 10:30 From 3D to 4D: Correlative Microscopies at Bone Interfaces - Prof Kathryn Grandfield, McMaster University, Canada
- 11:00 Company Talk - Real time atomic scale imaging of catalysts during a catalytic reaction, LOT Quantum Design
- 11:10 Coffee and Exhibition
- 11:30 Electron microscopy study of hybrid catalyst immobilized in mesoporous cellular foam - Dr. Cheuk-Wai Tai, Stockholm University, Sweden
- 12:00 Electron tomography at the interface between soft and hard matter - Prof Sara Bals, University of Antwerp, Belgium
- 12:30 Cryo Soft X-ray Microscopy: New Opportunities for Structural Biology - Dr Liz Duke, Diamond Light Source, UK
- 13:00 Lunch, Exhibition and Posters
- 14:00 Low and distributed dose strategies for high-resolution STEM of beam-sensitive materials - Prof Quentin Ramasse, SuperSTEM Facility, Daresbury, UK
- 14:30 Prospects for High Resolution Analytical Transmission Electron Microscopy of Beam Sensitive Materials - Prof Rik Brydson, University of Leeds, UK
- 15:00 Company Talk - Ultramicrotomy as a versatile and fast tool to prepare hybrid materials for electron microscopy, Leica
- 15:10 Company Talk - Characterisation of a novel TEM cryo transfer holder, ISS Group
- 15:20 Coffee and Exhibition
- 15:40 Studying drug responses in rare breast cancer cells using liquid-phase electron microscopy - Prof Niels de Jonge, Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany
- 16:10 Imaging Nanoparticles, Cells and Tissues in 3D with Electron Probes - Prof Richard Leapman, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, USA
- 16:40 Company Talk - A novel approach to low voltage analytical STEM, Hitachi
- 16:50 Company Talk - An introduction to the latest JEOL TEM's, JEOL
- 17:00 Wine Reception, Buffet, Posters and Exhibition
Cryogenic preparation and imaging strategies for soft matter in materials science
The lecture series focuses on applied electron microscopy for the characterization of hydrated samples (hydrogels, colloids, hydrated polymers, polymer-peptide hybrids, scaffolds for cell culture evaluations) using cryo-preservation and characterization of materials in their pristine/life-like state. Several techniques that have been well established in life sciences research will be presented in the context of materials science.
- 09:00 Registration and Coffee
- 09:55 Welcome - Dr Roland Fleck and Prof Paul Verkade
- 10:00 Water and hydration: properties of water; free, bound and structural water; effects of hydration on materials bulk and surface properties - Prof Martin Chaplin, London South Bank University, UK
- 10:40 Cryo-immobiliization of aqueous samples for EM - water phase diagram, heat transfer and vitrification techniques - Dr Eyal Shimoni, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
- 11:20 Coffee
- 11:40 EM for advanced materials: efficient phase contrast imaging in the scanning transmission electron microscope - Prof Peter Nellist, University of Oxford
- 12:20 CryoSTEM tomography of vitrified cells and soft materials: providing 3D morphology and chemical analysis simultaneously - Dr Sharon Wolf, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel,
- 13:00 Lunch
- 14:00 A novel cryo correlative fluorescence- SEM- EDS technique used to study biomineralization pathways in foraminifera - Ms Gal Mor Khalifa, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
- 14:40 Charting cellular landscapes in molecular detail: cryo-FIB preparations aimed at in situ cryo-electron tomography - Dr Julia Mahamid, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
- 15:20 Coffee Break
- 15:40 The development of cryo-FIB lift-out for soft matter and Biological imaging - Dr Christopher Parmenter, University of Nottingham, UK
- 16:20 Seeing metal atoms on protein structures by cryo-STEM - Prof Michael Elbaum, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
- 17:00 Concluding remarks - Prof Michael Elbaum
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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.
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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.
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Registration fees include entrance to the meeting(s), refreshments, lunch(es) and a buffet dinner on 23 February.
Non-member day 1 only rate £95
Member day 1 rate only £80
Student day 1 rate only £50
Non-member 2 day rate £165
Member 2 day rate £140
Student 2 day rate £90
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