18th International Microscopy Congress (IMC 2014)

The International Microscopy Congress (IMC) is held every four years under the auspices of International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM). The Congress has been providing an international forum for discussion and exchange of views on the state of the art of microscopy. The 18th IMC 2014 will take place in magical Prague, in the heart of Europe. The Congress will gather more than 2500 researchers, industry partners and other stakeholders involved in microscopy sciences from over the world.

Organization of the scientific programme:
The Scientific Programme is taking shape under the guidance of the international scientific committee consisting of prominent scientists. There will be 150 invited speakers, tutorial courses on the latest techniques in microscopy, special events including IFSM General Assembly, technical workshops, exhibition etc. 1 200 posters is planned to be presented at the Congress. Apart from the Congress you will enjoy pleasures of Prague city and its surroundings.

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Instrumentation and Techniques:

•Electron optics and optical elements
•High resolution TEM and STEM
•Super-resolution light microscopy and nanoscopy imaging
•Scanning electron microscopy
•Analytical electron microscopy
•Environmental electron microscopy
•In-situ microscopic techniques and cryo-microscopies
•Ultrafast and high-throughput microscopies
•Electron and X-ray diffraction techniques
•Electron tomography
•Electron holography and lens-less imaging
•Surface microscopy, spectromicroscopy and microspectroscopy
•Focused ion beam microscopy and techniques
•Scanning probe microscopy and near-field microscopies
•X-ray, atom probe, neutron and other microscopies
•Electron microscopy theory and simulations

Material Sciences:

•Nanoobjects and engineered nanostructures, catalytic materials
•Carbon-based nanomaterials, nanotubes, fullerenes, graphenes
•Thin films, coatings and surfaces
•Metals, alloys and metal matrix composites
•Ceramics and inorganic materials
•Polymers and organic materials
•Composite materials and hybrids
•Semiconductors and materials for information technologies
•Defects in materials and phase transformations
•Porous and architectured materials
•Amorphous and disordered materials, liquid crystals, quasicrystals
•Magnetic, superconducting, ferroelectric and multiferroic materials
•Materials in geology, mineralogy and archeology
•Energy-related materials

Life Sciences:

•Live imaging of cells, tissues and organs
•Structure and function of cells and organelles
•High-resolution localization of molecular targets and macromolecular complexes
•Structure of macromolecules and macromolecular complexes
•Cellular transport and dynamics
•Microbiology and virology
•Plant science and mycology
•Gene-modified organisms and animal science
•Human health and disease
•Physiology and pathology
•Advances in immunohistochemistry and cytochemistry
•Embryology and development biology


•Correlative microscopy in life and material sciences
•Imaging mass spectrometry in biomedicine
•Microscopy of single molecule dynamics
•High-throughput microscopy and its applications in life and material sciences
•Nanoparticles: Biomedical applications and bio-safety issues
•Microscopy in forensic science
•Microscopy in arts, restoration and archeology
•Three-dimensional reconstructions in microscopy
•Microscopic image analysis and stereology
•Advances in sample preparation techniques
•Multidisciplinary applications of progressive light microscopy imaging techniques
•In-situ and environmental microscopy of processes in materials and material reactions
•Materials for medicine and biomaterials

7 Sep - 12 Sep 2014
Czech Republic
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