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03 - 06 July 2017, Manchester, UK

3 - 6 July 2017
Manchester Central, Petersfield, Manchester, M2 3GX

The Very Best in Microscopy

Following on from the success of mmc2015, you can expect to see the same large, high quality scientific conference at mmc2017, alongside the year's largest free exhibition dedicated to microscopy and imaging, bringing with it a unique set of features all enhancing your visit.

mmc2017 is proud to present:

  • an international scientific conference of six parallel sessions, covering an enormous range of microscopy and imaging topics
  • a huge free exhibition with companies both large and small showcasing their latest equipment and available to answer your questions
  • a poster village featuring cutting-edge research from all over the world
  • pre-congress workshops covering the latest emerging topics
  • a drop-in Learning Zone filled with a range of equipment and experts on hand to offer advice and demonstrations

mmc2017 Organisers

The Microscience Microscopy Congress Series is organised by the Royal Microscopical Society, a UK-based Charity dedicated to furthering the science of microscopy through a wide range of activities.

In 2015, mmc was proud to welcome the EMAG group of the Institute of Physics to the series, starting an invaluable partnership to serve the electron microscopy community. EMAG 2017 will be back in Manchester at mmc2017 with two parallel sessions each day.

Also under the umbrella of mmc2017 is a wide range of popular meetings, allowing the conference to cater specifically for each interest group whilst allowing visitors to enjoy the wide range of benefits and opportunities on offer at the Congress. We are proud to welcome at mmc2017:

  • EMAG 2017
  • SPM 2017
  • Frontiers in Bioimaging
  • Microscopy Society of Ireland
  • Scottish Microscopy Group

Scientific Organising Committee

Our Scientific Organising Committee are invaluable in drawing up the busy conference programme and we would like to thank them for all of their hard work.

Dr Peter O'Toole
mmc2017 Life Sciences Chair

Prof Rik Brydson
mmc2017 Physical Sciences Chair

Dr Simon Ameer-Beg
Life Sciences

Dr Susan Anderson
Life Sciences

Dr Steve Briddon
Life Sciences

Dr Caterina Ducati

Dr Richard Grenfell
Life Sciences

Dr Sarah Haigh
EMAG Chair

Prof Beverley Inkson
Physical Sciences

Dr Terry McMaster
SPM Chair

Prof Peter Nellist
Physical Sciences

Prof Michelle Peckham
Life Sciences

Dr Paul Spellward
Corporate Advisory Board

Dr Debbie Stokes
Physical Sciences

Prof Paul Verkade
Life Sciences

Dr Claire Wells
Life Sciences

Dr Jun Yuan

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"Broadening my scientific understanding was what I took away the most from the conference. Whether it was new routes for development of my PhD or innovative topics presented by other researchers, I found the whole of mmc2015 to be thoroughly beneficial, worthwhile and enjoyable."
Adam Strange, UCL

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"It was great to see the authors explain their results and I managed to have a brief chat with one of them during the lunch break, which gave me a sense of being part of a wider physics community and was a nice change from the often remote feeling of searching the literature in front of a computer screen. "
Michael Mousley, University of York

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"The combination of cutting-edge technology and recent developments in the friendly and amiable environment of RMS’s Microscience Microscopy Congress made for a truly enjoyable experience. I appreciated the opportunity to stretch my mind and discover techniques I had never heard of, while learning even more about others I was familiar with, and even asking questions of experts and delegates. The enthusiasm of the microscopy and scientific community was contagious, and look forward to the next mmc congress!"
Miriam Aczel, Imperial College London

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I was fortunate enough to give an oral presentation entitled “Assessing Chiral Crystallography Using Convergent Electron Vortex Beam Diffraction”. This was an incredible opportunity for me to give a talk to one of the largest gatherings of researchers in my field and provided a great opportunity for discussion of my work. There were also a wide variety of posters covering the area of my research which generated discussion outside of the formal talks."
Scott Smith, University of Glasgow

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Free Exhibition Visitor Registration Open

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You can now register in advance to access all that the exhibition has to offer including free training opportunities

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New Industry Meeting announced for mmc2017

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The British Measurement and Testing Association will hold an Optical Inspection seminar at mmc2017

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mmc2017 is the latest in an impressive list of events dating back to the 1960s starting with the Micro conference and exhibition series. This later became MicroScience which grew ever-bigger until 2010. The RMS hosted the European Microscopy Congress in 2012 which was the catalyst for the current Microscience Microscopy Congress series.

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