17 Oct 2023

Professor Paul Verkade elected to IFSM Committee

Long-standing RMS representative looking forward to new role

The RMS is delighted to learn that Professor Paul Verkade has been elected as a Committee member of the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM).

Paul, who is a Professor of Bioimaging at the University of Bristol, is a long-standing member of the RMS Electron Microscopy Science Section, and is also part of the Society's Mentoring Working Group, supporting career development for microscopists. 

He is one of the leaders in the field of Correlative Light Electron Microscopy (CLEM), and has taught on, and organised numerous RMS and other courses. He has also edited five books on Correlative Microscopy. 

The IFSM comprises microscopy societies from around the world, and is dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of microscopy. Among its many roles, the organisation sponsors the International Microscopy Congress (the IMC), which is held every 4 years, and also supports young scientists to attend meetings organised by its member organisations.

Paul said: "I am very happy to be elected as a member of the IFSM board. I am looking forward to supporting all the international imaging societies and especially to represent the biomedical EM community."