Sydney to host 19th International Microscopy Congress


Tuesday, 05 June, 2018


Sydney to host 19th International Microscopy Congress

Sydney will host a large and diverse gathering of microscopy and microanalysis professionals at the 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19) to be held from 9–14 September 2018 at the International Convention Centre (ICC).

The event, themed ‘Microscopy: Bridging the Sciences, promoting collaboration across the primary streams of Frontier Issues; Instrumentation and Techniques; Physical and Life Sciences‘, will feature Nobel Laureates Professor Dan Shechtman, from Technion — Israel Institute of Technology and Professor Joachim Frank, from Columbia University, USA, along with other industry experts.

Hosted by the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Society (AMMS) and the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM), IMC19 will shine a light on Australia’s significant contribution to a collaborative, multidisciplinary industry that affects everyone’s lives — every single day.

IMC19 will also welcome local and international experts, including Dr Misty Jenkins, Walter Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, Australia; Associate Professor Jennifer Dionne, Stanford University, USA; and Professor Zhiwei Shan, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. They, together with the world’s scientific leaders, will debate and discuss the latest insights and approaches in policy, research and programs relevant to practitioners, providers, government and academia.

Professor Simon Ringer, Congress Chair, IMC19, said it was an honour to be highlighting the work Australians are doing in microscopy to the world through this event.

“The exhibition floor will be awash with cutting-edge technology, imaging techniques and state-of-the-art products and services from around Australia and the globe that are destined to transform our understanding of the world around us.

“The Congress is the only one of its kind, crucial for bringing together the brightest scientific and technical minds to collaborate, cross-pollinate and bridge disciplines,” said Ringer.

IMC19 is offering 50 young scientists an opportunity to network with experts in their field, the IFSM Young Scientists Assembly. Held on 9 September 2018 at the University of Sydney, they will meet, discuss and learn from academic and industry leaders.

Image: Professor Simon Ringer, Congress Chair, IMC19

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