The 15th European Microscopy Congress

Manchester Central, United Kingdom

was held on 16th - 21st September 2012

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There is more to emc2012 than an International Conference and large-scale exhibition. Prior to the event starting there are satellite meetings and workshops. The event also marks the culmination of the International Micrograph Competition and will witness a number of awards being made.

International Micrograph Competition

The Royal Microscopical Society’s biennial International Micrograph Competition was launched at the start of the year. This highly respected event will culminate with the winners being announced at emc2012.

As always, there will be stunning prizes on offer, and the companies that donate them can be very imaginative. In 2010, one lucky winner received a diamond. Yes, a diamond! In addition there were “must-have” consumer electronics such as cameras and iPods, and cash prizes. For more information, click here.

Medal for Life Sciences

The deadline for the life sciences medal has now passed, winners will be announced in April. The aim of the award is to celebrate and mark outstanding scientific achievements applying microscopy in the field of cell biology. For more information, click  here.

FEI-European Microscopy Award

The call for the FEI-European Microscopy Award was launched early this year, with a deadline on April 1, 2012.

Click here for more information, or visit the page at the EMS website.

Advances in SEM session Poster Prizes- Sponsored by Hitachi

Student Poster prizes will be awarded in the Advances in SEM session, sponsored Hitachi, for £100, £75, £50 and £25. Prizes will be presented during the conference.

SIG 4 Poster Prize 

One of the goals of the Special Interest Group #4 of the European Crystallographic Association is the promotion of the techniques and the science of electron crystallography amongst young researchers.

We therefore want to reward two posters of young scientists (< 35 years) presenting remarkable research in the field of electron crystallography with a prize sponsored by Calidris (500€ and a book) and Nanomegas (500€).

Company workshops

Exhibiting companies are hosting workshops Monday-Thursday between 11-16.15 each day. These are each 45 minutes long and will provide an opportunity to gain insight into a new ideas, techniques and products that the companies are offering. These are free to attend and will take place on the exhibition floor. You wont need to pre register, just make sure you turn up on time to ensure you have a seat.

The full workshop timetable and links to abstracts can be found along the left hand side navigation.