ABC in EM – online course in Electron Microscopy – September 6-7 2021


Monday 6 September 2021:

  • 09.00 – 10.00 Introduction Transmission EM 
  • 10.00 – 10.15 coffee
  • 10.15 – 11.30 TEM assignment 
  • 11.30 – 12.00 Electron Microscopes and Microbes
  • 12.00 – 13.00 lunch
  • 13.00 – 13.45 New developments in TEM and CLEM 
  • 13.45 – 14.00 coffee
  • 14.00 – 16.00 CLEM assignment
  • 16.00 – 16.45 guest speaker TEM

Tuesday 7 September 2021:

  • 09.00 – 10.00 Introduction Scanning EM
  • 10.00 – 10.15 coffee
  • 10.15 – 12.00 SEM assignment
  • 12.00 – 13.00 lunch
  • 13.00 – 13.45 Guest speaker SEM 
  • 13.45 – 15.00 presentations 5 min per participant how can I use EM
  • 15.00 – 15.15 coffee
  • 15.15 – 16.45 presentations 5 min per participant how can I use EM

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:

Flyer Adam 2020 website Nvvm

NEMI Platform seminar April 8

The NEMI platform is a bottom-up initiative: everyone is encouraged to propose seminars, courses and other activities (link).

The following  NEMI platform seminars & colloquia are now scheduled. Attendance is open to everyone! To receive the zoom link register here.

Thursday, April 8th, 16:00:

Bernette Oosterlaken (TU/e) – Time-Resolved Cryo-TEM Study on Iron Hydroxide Formation in a Collagen Matrix

Kelly Mauser (AMOLF) – Employing cathodoluminescence for nanothermometry and thermal transport measurements in semiconductor nanowires

NEMI Platform seminar April 1

The NEMI platform is a bottom-up initiative: everyone is encouraged to propose seminars, courses and other activities (link).

The following  NEMI platform seminars & colloquia are now scheduled. Attendance is open to everyone! To receive the zoom link register here.

Thursday, April 1st, 16.00:

Sabrya E. van Heijst (TU Delft) – Transmission electron microscopy characterization of 2H/3R polytypic WS2: from bandgap determination to energy-gain phenomena

Mohammad Soleimani (TU/e) – Quantifying morphological, mechanical, and chemical properties of diatom frustules

EM Materials Science meeting January 11th

The second workshop of the electron microscopy for material sciences working group of NVvM/NEMI will take place virtually on the 11 of January 2021. As in its successful first edition, this workshop aims to bring together researchers from The Netherlands interested in the study of material science by means of electron microscopy and related techniques.


13:00 Welcome

13:10 Albert Polman, AMOLF

13:50 Sabrya E. van Heijst, Delft University of Technology

14:30 Sense Jan van der Molen, Universiteit Leiden

15:10 Virtual coffee break

15:30 Presentation of the NEMI Virtual Educational Platform by Sonia

15:40 Bart Kooi, University of Groningen

16:20 Marijn A. Huis, Universiteit Ultrecht

17:00 Closing


Attendance is open to everyone, but please register here to attend!


9th electron tomography congress.

Dear fans of tilted images!

Registration is now open for the 9th electron tomography congress! The meeting will bring together the leading experts in hardware development, software development, and the diverse set of applications of electron tomography, particularly in biology. Topics covered will include:

  • Recent developments in tomography of large volume samples via FIB milling.
  • Correlative light and electron microscopy
  • Automatic tilt-series acquisition and reconstruction software
  • High-throughput, large-scale reconstructions of plastic embedded samples
  • Latest developments in sub-tomogram classification and averaging
  • Map interpretation, model fitting and animation
  • Example of recent high impact biological results through tomography

The event will be hosted at The Hotel Zuiderduin in Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands.Registration and abstract submission can be accessed here: detailed program will be developed based on the submitted abstracts. Deadline for oral presentation abstracts is May 1, 2020.

EMC 2020, Copenhagen

Abstract Submission and Scientific Imaging Competition now OPEN

The Bella Center, Copenhagen, 23-28 August 2020

About emc2020

The European Microscopy Congress 2020 (emc2020) in Copenhagen is being hosted by SCANDEM, and organised by the Royal Microscopical Society under the auspices of the EMS and IFSM. The European Microscopy Congress is known for being the largest European stage for cross-disciplinary research. The broad scientific programme will welcome contributions from all over the world, showcasing the latest research in life sciences, physical sciences and engineering across all microscopy and imaging techniques.

Over 30 conference sessions, an exhibition with more than 100 companies represented and a brilliant selection of features such as pre-event workshops and social networking events.

Submit your abstract now!

Oral and Poster abstract submission is currently open for emc2020.  Go to  where you can create an account and then submit your abstract. The deadline for submitting your abstract is 1 MARCH 2020. We are accepting abstracts for the following symposia:

  • Life Sciences: Applications
  • Life Sciences: Tools & Techniques
  • Physical Sciences: Applications
  • Physical Sciences: Tools & Techniques
  • Data Handling and Analysis

To see a full list of the individual sessions and their descriptions, the provisional programme including the fantastic line up of invited speakers, please visit: You can also view the confirmed plenary speakers here:

For help and queries

If you have any questions regarding emc2020 or abstract submission, please do email or visit the website

Imaging Competition

The emc2020 Scientific Imaging Competition will be a great opportunity for microscopists from across the world to showcase their skills. It provides a great outlet for those that can capture the breath-taking and engaging beauty of the microscopical world. Shortlisted entries will be displayed at emc2020 which is also where the competition winners will be announced and awarded. Prizes are provided by many of the sponsoring companies at emc2020. The competition is divided into six categories:

  • Electron Microscopy – Life Science
  • Electron Microscopy – Materials Science
  • Light Microscopy – Life Science
  • Light Microscopy – Materials Science
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy
  • Short Video

The closing date for all entries is midnight GMT Monday 1 June 2020. Short-listed entries will be notified by Friday 10 July 2020. Please go to to submit your image.  

For any questions regarding the imaging competition, please do email