NeCEN EM Seminar – Dr. Rouslan Efremov

Dear EM enthusiasts,

The next presentation from the NeCEN seminar series on Electron Microscopy will be on Wednesday December 11 (15:30) in room GM 4.13 at the Gorlaeus Laboratories Betacampus. Dr. Rouslan Efremov from the VIB-VUB in Belgium will present.

Dr. Efremov has setup a cryoEM facility for single particle work with a JEOL cryoARM300; one of the two in Europe. He will give us an update on the performance of the machine and his own research interests which lie on the structural biology of large protein complexes using single particle as the main technique.

If you would like to receive announcements about NeCEN events, please send an email to necen@biology.leidenuniv.nl and we will add your name to our mailing list.

Looking forward to seeing you there,
The NeCEN team

European Microscopy Society – Call for EM Awards 2020

Dear Colleagues, dear EMS Members,

In less than a year, the next European Microscopy Congress, EMC2020, will be organized in Copenhagen, Denmark. On the occasion of these quadrennial European Microscopy Meetings, the European Microscopy Society, EMS, will again deliver the prestigious European Microscopy Award to two scientists based on the quality and originality of their scientific achievements in any field of microscopy in the five years preceding the application. All modes of microscopy are included and the prizes are divided into: one for Life Sciences and one for Materials Sciences, both fields including the respective instrumental advances. Previous winners can be found at http://www.eurmicsoc.org/en/funding/european-microscopy-award/ 

The winners will receive a cash prize of € 3,000 (three thousand euros) each, sponsored by JEOL Europe. They will also receive free registration at EMC2020 and will deliver a keynote lecture during a plenary celebration session. The full texts (4-6 pages) of these presentations will be printed in the 2020 EMS Yearbook.

Candidates for the prize can be nominated by an EMS member microscopy society, a group of scientists headed by an EMS member, an individual EMS member or an ECMA member. 

Nominations (in electronic form) should contain: i) resume (CV), ii) list of publications, iii) PDF of five publications that best support the candidacy (the candidate should be (one of) the leading author(s) of these publications), iv) appraisal and justification written by the proposer. 

More details on the criteria can be found in the document available at the EMS website by clicking here.

Please send the nominations to secr@eurmicsoc.org before January 31, 2020.

We look forward to receiving many high quality nominations for this prestigious quadrennial award of our European Microscopy Community.

Sincerely,

Josef ZWECK
EMS President

Virginie SERIN
EMS Secretary
http://www.eurmicsoc.org/

NWO Physics Valorisation Prize goes to Ron Heeren from Maastricht University

This year, the prize for the best knowledge utilisation in physics is going to Ron Heeren from Maastricht University. Prof. Ron Heeren works on improving clinical diagnostics by means of mass spectrometry imaging. He implemented a method at Maastricht UMC that allows the surgeon to see, during the operation, whether the edge of the material excised is also free of tumour cells. The NWO Physics Valorisation Prize is worth 250,000 euros and is intended to encourage knowledge utilisation in physics.

More info here.