With the dust now settled on mmc2023 (incorporating EMAG 2023), we take a look back at what proved to be a fantastic few days in Manchester, celebrating the very best in microscopy, imaging and flow cytometry.
We are now just weeks away from mmc2023 (incorporating EMAG 2023) kicking off in the wonderful and vibrant city of Manchester, UK, and the excitement is well and truly building ahead of the RMS’s flagship event.
Optical microscopy has used the same manufacturing methods for milling and sanding glass elements to produce high-quality optics for over a century. Recent developments in 3D printing have opened the possibility of printing optical components, but the surface quality of these 3D prints remains unknown.
The Microscience Microscopy Congress (mmc) is back with a bang in 2023! One of the biggest events of its kind in Europe, mmc2023 (incorporating EMAG 2023) will bring you the very best in microscopy, imaging and cytometry from across the globe.
Most of the oxygen we breathe finds its origins in marine algal photosynthesis. These algae organise their Rubisco, the enzyme responsible for capturing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, into a liquid droplet called the ‘pyrenoid’.
During the early days of the RMS, its (mainly wealthy) gentlemen, since women weren’t allowed to attend, would meet regularly, when members would discuss their latest microscopes and share some of their observations, which would most likely be hand-drawn at the time.
Accurately detecting and measuring structures in fluorescence microscopy images is important yet challenging. One of the interests of the Culley lab is to develop image analysis techniques to help researchers with these tasks.
Friday 26 August 2023 marks the tercentenary of the death of Antony van Leeuwenhoek, the founder of microbiology. After three centuries, you might think that everything about his life and work has long since been discovered, but mysteries remain.
Pete Banks is not a man to rest on his laurels – or more specifically, to put his feet up in retirement. Over the past 10 years or so, he has become one of the RMS’s most important volunteers, raising crucial funds for its outreach activities through the sale of microscopes and other equipment which has been kindly
donated to the Society.
Thin-section transmission electron microscopy (TEM) of cells and tissues is not the technique that comes to mind when electron microscopy (EM) enthusiasts itch for outreach. Conventional scanning EM is far easier to love, and easier to do, but does that mean looking at cells down the TEM cannot inspire the public?