8, 11 and 17 February 2022: From Pixel to Publication Course

Date and time

8, 11, and 17 February 2022

Overview

Clear presentation of research output in a scientific publication, as a PhD thesis, or on a website, has become an essential yet challenging task for anyone in the data-rich environment of life sciences. Typical examples include producing publication-grade figures from raw graphics objects (images or graphs) or compiling the PhD thesis from graphics and text data. Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) is a powerful software package containing applications that can make these tasks substantially lighter. Yet we experience in our daily interactions with the 500+ users of the AMC Cellular Imaging core facility that most PhD students have only limited understanding of the applications, capabilities and workflows of the CC workhorses – Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and InDesign.

Understanding CC combined with basic training, driven by the needs of PhD students, will increase the quality and communicability of your scientific output, and teach valuable skills that can be transferred to any modern creative or production environment.

Aims and scope

  • General understanding of computer-generated graphical data formats, with special focus on pixel- and vector-based graphics.
  • Detailed understanding of optimal workflows to generate publication-quality figures, poster and PhD thesis from any graphical or text data.
  • Focused (limited) training in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and InDesign, tailored to the needs of these workflows.

For more information and registration please click here

Materials Science EM meeting

This is a joint NVvM/NEMI workshop where talks will be given by representatives of the major EM Materials Science labs in The Netherlands, organized by Sonia Conesa Boj (TU Delft) and Marijn van Huis (Utrecht University). Please register for this meeting by sending an email to m.a.vanhuis@uu.nl. The final program and a link to the hybrid/online meeting will be sent to all participants in January 2022.

Materials Science EM meeting (online)

This is a joint NVvM/NEMI workshop where talks will be given by representatives of the major EM Materials Science labs in The Netherlands, organized by Sonia Conesa Boj (TU Delft) and Marijn van Huis (Utrecht University). Please register for this meeting by sending an email to m.a.vanhuis@uu.nl. The final program and a link to the online meeting will be sent to all participants in January 2022.

January 17-21, 2022: A to W Basic Course in Electron Microscopy (AMC PhD Program)

In recent years, Electron Microscopy has rapidly developed as a powerful research tool for high-resolution imaging achieving atomic resolutions and combining light and electron microscopy (CLEM).

During this course, you will be introduced to all these novel developments. You will learn to use both transmission (TEM) as well as scanning electron microscopes (SEM) with different detectors. You will perform classical techniques for specimen preparation, like resin embedding of cells and tissues and negative staining of small structures like virus particles, as well as cryo-techniques for both TEM and SEM. The course will also include tips and tricks to perform CLEM.

The course takes place at the EM labs of the Amsterdam UMC, location AMC and Wageningen University Research Centre so that there will be plenty of time to use the EMs. This course will be as much hands on as possible.

More info and registration (only 2 PhD spots left): link

NEMI day 2021 at Naturalis Leiden

NEMI and NeCEN are happy to invite you to the 2021 NEMI day, which will take place 23rd November 2021 (9:00-17:00) at the beautiful venue of Naturalis Leiden. 

Register now as there is only a limited amount of tickets available. Registration link: click here

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NEMI day 2021 at Naturalis Leiden

NEMI and NeCEN are happy to invite you to the 2021 NEMI day, which will take place 23rd November 2021 (9:00-17:00) at the beautiful venue of Naturalis Leiden. 

Register now as there is only a limited amount of tickets available. Registration link: click here

Flyer-NEMI-day-2021

NVvM super-resolution workgroup meeting

Dear super-resolution enthusiasts,

The 30th of June of 2021 a first instalment of the workgroup for super-resolution microscopy of the NVvM meetings was held. Hereby we would like to in invite you to our second meeting where we will focus on the application of Super-Resolution microscopy.

For this second meeting we will  organize a ‘mini-symposium’ where all of the workgroup members are invited to give a small 10 minute presentation focused on the application of super-resolution to biological and other problems. After these presentations there will be room for a brainstorm/discussion about where the biological and other challenges lie that super-resolution might solve. This mini-symposium will be held online Wednesday the 3rd of November from 13h ~ 17h (end time depending on the number of speakers). If you are interested in joining this workgroup meeting please let us know by sending an e-mail before Friday the 22nd of October, so we can make a program for the afternoon.

Kind regards,
Dimitris Kapsokalyvas, Johan Slotman

Workgroup meeting intravital imaging

Dear Intravital microscopy enthusiasts,

Are you working with, or planning to work with, intravital microscopy? Would you like to share your knowledge, gain experience, and expand your network? Then the Intravital Microscopy workgroup within the NVvM (Dutch Microscopy Organization) is something for you. We organize our first (online) meeting on the 15th of October, from 15.00-17.00. We aim to bring people in the field of Intravital Imaging together.

Since it is our first official meeting, we start with an introduction round and discussion of our proposed mission statement, see the program below. Also, since intravital microscopy does not stop at the border, we have invited speakers associated with the German Bioimaging (Gerbi) Intravital Imaging workgroup, which was initiated 5 years ahead of us. Feel free to invite your colleagues (via spreading the zoom link) within your institute but also potentially interested collaborators elsewhere, possibly abroad.

The zoom link is

https://maastrichtuniversity.zoom.us/j/96057488205?pwd=UUp3RWd5TGV0NW9QbUVSNmIxTDd2dz09

Meeting ID: 960 5748 8205, Password: 332449

With best regards,
Gert-Jan Bakker and Marc van Zandvoort

Program:
15:00h Introduction round
15:15h Proposed mission statement
15:30h First speaker, Dr. Hans-Ulrich Fried, head of the Light Microscope Facility, DZNE
Hans Fried runs a core facility in the DZNE (Bonn), with 8 out of 30 setups being dedicated to multiphoton imaging, small animal operation tables, and analysis software tools dedicated to intravital microcopy. Within the DZNE, groups study neuro-degeneration and are therefore specialized on intravital imaging of the brain or spinal cord, using imaging techniques ranging from super resolution STED to deep imaging with three-photon excitation.

16:15h Second speaker, Dr. Katrin Roth, chair Intravital Imaging Workgroup Gerbi
Katrin Roth is the head of the Imaging Facility in the University of Marburg, which has a strong focus on intravital imaging with skin and bone models. Within the Gerbi, Kathrin is the chair of the Intravital Imaging (IvMic) workgroup, which she will present during our meeting. The IvMic organized already several meetings, with round table discussions on main themes and presentations on cutting-edge models and imaging methods.

16:45h Mission statement revisited, outlook, questions, and announcements
17:00h closure remarks

Ultrapath 2021, Amsterdam

The Ultrapath 2021 Amsterdam meeting, June 2021, will be a combination of Course and Congress. The Aim is to share knowledge on electron microscopy in the diagnosis and research of human diseases. The meeting will be an exchange of information, particularly ultrastructural and immunohistochemical, relevant to diagnostic pathology.

For: pathologists, residents and registrars in pathology, Ph.D. electron microscopists, electron microscopy technologists, research scientists. More information see:

https://ultrapath.microscopie.nl/

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