King's College LondonRoland is the Director of the King's Centre for Ultra Structural Imaging.
DiATOMEHelmut Gnaegi is a mechanical engineer, helped to establish Diatome company in 1970, developed the technique for making diamond knives, had the first knives ready in 1975. Over the years we developed knives for optical microscopy, cryo ultramicrotomy, materials research knives, knives for cutting in the SEM, accessories such as an antistatic device for cryo ultramicrotomy, lately a manipulator system for cryo ultramicrotomy.
University of BristolJudith Mantell is a Senior Electron Microscopist at the University of Bristol, sharing positions between the Wolfson Bioimaging Facility and the research group of Prof. Paul Verkade. The facility houses 2 TEMs, complete with cryo facilities as well as 3 SEMs , one a FEG SEM with cryo attachment. Although starting out as a Physics graduate and working in materials research, Judith has since worked for Oxford Instruments as Sales and Applications specialist in their EM division (now owned by Gatan), and previously for Philips Electron Optics (now FEI) as a TEM Application specialist both in Eindhoven and Cambridge. She has just been announced winner of this years' RMS Vice Presidents Medal.
University of Regensburg
Professor Dr Reinhard Rachel is Head of the Centre for Electron Microscopy for the Faculty of Biology and Pre-Clinical Medicine at the University of Regensburg. His field of interest includes eukaryotic and microbial cell biology, investigated by 3D electron microscopy, including e-tomography (TEM, STEM) and sample preparation using gentle methods, in particular cryo-preparation.
Professor Dr Rachel’s contributions include microscopy applications in microbiology, cell biology, the diversity of optimized sample preparation methods for TEM, SEM, and STEM and cryo-microscopy, cryo-preparation, 3D microscopy, immun-localization, and TEM / STEM tomography on biological samples.
Professor Dr Rachel has organised a number of microscopy workshops and conferences.
Quorum TechnologiesDr Mark Taylor is the Cryo-SEM application specialist at Quorum Technologies having been involved with electron microscopy since his MRes at the University of Birmingham, where his research involved the design and application of water-in-oil emulsions for use in cosmetology.
Rothamsted ResearchEudri Venter is very passionate about microscopy, particularly in teaching different imaging techniques and training in instrument operation. He has more than 13 years’ experience in electron, light and confocal imaging, having started his obsession with microscopy in 2008 at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He moved to the UK to further his professional career in 2019 by joining Rothamsted Research as a Scientific Specialist in Electron Microscopy, and as of 2022, he joined JEOL UK as an Applications Specialist for Electron Optics.
University of BristolPaul has been involved in electron microscopy since the start of his career and during that time he has developed a particular interest in the development and application of new imaging technologies, mainly in the field of Correlative Light Electron Microscopy (CLEM). He is very engaged in the imaging community such as BioimagingUK, being a founder of EM-UK with Pippa Hawes, and Work Group leader CLEM within the EU COST action COMULIS. He loves organising training events and as such has been involved in many (RMS and EMBO) courses.