FEBS Advanced Course

A 6-days advanced microscopy course for experienced users focused at Functional Imaging

Every two years, the van LeeuwenHoek Centre for Advanced Microscopy (LCAM) organises a FEBS advanced practical course on fluorescence microscopy for PhD students, postdoc and other interested scientists. This year the topic of the course will be focused on visualising cellular dynamics:

More information can be found here

ELMI 2024

The European Light Microscopy Initiative was created in 2001 to establish a unique communication network between European scientists working in the field of light microscopy and the manufacturers of their equipment. Its aim is to promote the quickly developing field of light microscopy as a fundamental research tool for the life sciences and to strengthen the channels of communication between researchers, core facilities and industry.

The annual meeting, which has been running for two decades at various venues across Europe, has an excellent reputation within the microscopy community, making this meeting a key event in the calendar of hundreds of scientists and developers. The strength of this meeting lies in the mixture of scientific lectures on state-of-the-art, high-end microscopy combined with “hands-on” workshops and exhibition of the latest technology, organized by the leading companies in the field.

elmi2024 will be taking place in Liverpool from 4 -7 June 2024.

3-8 June: CryoEM school in Leiden & Delft

Dear community,

We are happy to announce the second iteration of the Dutch cryoEM school scheduled to take place from 03 – 08 June 2024 in Leiden and Delft.

The aim of this school is to teach the basic principles and practical aspects of electron microscopy and image processing to structural and molecular biologists wishing to determine macromolecular structures by cryoEM. The course will cover all aspects of cryoEM structure determination, ranging from sample preparation over data collection to processing and interpretation of high-resolution volume data, for both single particle images and tomograms, and will be aimed at PhD students and postdocs using cryoEM for structural analysis. The applicants should ideally have some basic knowledge of the cryoEM workflow to profit most from the course.

Invited speakers and tutors are:

Sjors Scheres (MRC-LMB)
Wim Hagen (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
Emanuel Katzmann (JEOL)
Friedrich Förster (Utrecht)
Stuart Howes (Utrecht)
Tom Burnley (CCP-EM)
Bogdan Toader (MRC-LMB)
Colin Palmer (STFC-UKRI)
Agnel Joseph (CCP-EM)
Matt Idanza (STFC-UKRI)

The school will be limited to 20 participants. The deadline for application is 22 March 2024 and we will inform selected participants approximately 1-2 weeks after the deadline.

Thanks to generous sponsoring, registration is free of charge for participants from academia. Transportation to and from the venues, and accommodation, are not included in the school and need to be arranged by the selected participants themselves.

A detailed program and instructions for registration can be found here: https://edu.nl/mpbvh

With best wishes from the organisers,

Tzviya Zeev Ben Mordehai

Ludo Renault

Arjen Jakobi

NWO life

NWO Life is an annual scientific conference covering all disciplines in the Dutch Life Sciences at all scales. It is meant to connect researchers, to explore and push boundaries, to discuss new or desirable developments in the field, to get inspired by each other’s research and approaches and to start new interdisciplinary collaborations.

Expect world-leading invited speakers, inspiring parallel sessions, poster presentations for our promising scientific talents, and a broad scope of workshops. For members of the five research communities within the life sciences, NWO Life2024 is the hub to physically meet, connect and discuss major topics addressing the further development of the field.

All of this in light of NWO Life2024’s central theme: the art of life.

FOM 2024

We would like to announce FOM2024, the next conference in the FOM series. FOM2024 will take place in Genoa, Italy, from Sunday March 24 to Wednesday March 27, 2024. Please note that this will be in the week before Easter 2024.

The FOM2024 conference will take place at the Magazzini del Cotone,  Porto Antico di Genova, Calata Molo Vecchio 15, Genova, Italy

Important dates

Opening submission of abstractsWednesday, October 11, 2023
Deadline application financial supportMonday, December 11, 2023
Deadline submission of abstractsTuesday, January 9, 2024
Acceptance contributions, draft program on the webThursday, January 25, 2024
Deadline early registrationThursday, February 15, 2024
FOM2024 ConferenceSunday, March 24 – Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Easter Sunday 2024Sunday, March 31, 2024

FOM2024 continues a long-standing (since 1988), yearly conference series on the latest innovations and developments in (optical) microscopy and their application in biology, medicine, and the material sciences.

The conference will start on Sunday, March 24 with tutorials, followed by parallel sessions, Flash poster presentations and a plenary opening session with invited speakers at the end of the afternoon. The tentative program will be available later this year, and can be found under “Program” on this web site.

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24 January 2024 Opening Symposium Radboudumc Electron Microscopy Center

With great pleasure share the announcement of the Opening Symposium of the Radboudumc Electron Microscopy Center as part of the Radboudumc Technology Center Microscopy. The center is a unique facility hosting advanced electron microscopy imaging modalities for the life sciences, focusing on multiscale and multimodal imaging. Highlights are the complete Zeiss 3D cryo-correlative workflow, and the ThermoFisher Talos F200C G2 specifically designed for combined cryo and liquid phase electron microscopy, both allowing high resolution imaging of samples in their native hydrated state.

You are invited to celebrate the completion of this infrastructure with a full day symposium where invited and local speakers will highlight the recent advances in different approaches to electron microscopy for life sciences. 

Attendance is free, but registration is requested at https://www.electronmicroscopycenter.com/opening/


Basics in fluorescence microscopy

“Basics in fluorescence microscopy”, van Leeuwenhoek Centre for Advanced Microscopy at Amsterdam University (UvA), the Netherlands, January 23-26th, 2024
This is a 4-days basic microscopy course for graduate students, postdocs and lab technicians in biology, biophysics and (bio)medicine. It provides detailed knowledge of the working principles of confocal and widefield fluorescence imaging, with special emphasis on experiment related issues, such as optical aberrations, bleaching, specimen preparation and fluorescent probes. The course integrates theoretical lectures with hands-on experiments and practical experience. Experts in the field of microscopy will give an overview of “state-of-the-art” imaging techniques in biological research.
For more info & to apply: http://www.microscopycourse.nl/?page_id=78
Contact: Mark Hink (m.a.hink@uva.nl)