The Microscopical Society of Ireland and the Northern Ireland Biomedical Engineering Society,
Joint Annual Symposium.
25th - 27th August 2010, University of Ulster, Jordanstown.
This year's Symposium will be hosted by NIBEC at the UUJ and is a joint meeting with the Northern Ireland Biomedical Engineering Society.
The Final programme is now available here.
Delegate Information and details of Travel and accommodation information is available here.
Abstract submissions for either poster or oral communications in any area of research involving biomedical engineering and/or microscopy will be presented.
The Societies endeavour to foster an interest at the biomaterials and life sciences interface and also the practice of microscopy, and provides a forum for academic and technical dialogue in matters relating to microscopy on the entire island of Ireland and beyond.
The Annual Symposium is conducted in a relaxed, semi-formal environment, and proves the ideal platform for students, especially those who have yet to experience a scientific meeting for the first time.
Student prizes are awarded for the best student oral presentation and best student poster presentation in both the Life and Material Sciences.
Registration for the symposium includes membership of both NIBES and MSI for one year.
Information will be updated as available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/msi and www.nibes.org.uk. Queries may be sent via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please forward the abstract on the Abstract Submission Form as a virus scanned email attachment to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Authors will be emailed with a receipt of abstract reply within one or two working days.
Registration and abstract submission details for the 2010 meeting are now available on the forms page.
Members of the MSI are reminded that student members may make application to the committee for Student Travel Bursaries. These bursaries are available only for attending workshops and training courses and are not available for conference travel. It is also a stipulation of the award that successful applicants present a report of their training at the subsequent MSI symposium that follows the workshop / training event.
The 33rd Annual Symposium was hosted by UCD on August 26-28, 2009. The programme abstract book can be downloaded from here. Abstracts for the keynote speakers can be found here. A detailed brochure is available here and a flyer is available here. . The local Organisers were David Cottell and Dr. Tom Flannagan of the College of Life Sciences. The meeting email is: MSI2009@ucd.ieThe 32nd Annual Symposium (Wednesday 20th August -- Friday 22nd August 2008 ) was hosted by the School of Biological Sciences, Medical Biology Centre, QUB, together with the Bioimaging Core Technology Unit.
The local Organiser was Dr. Gerry Brennan of the School of Biological Sciences.
The 31st Annual meeting was hosted by the MSSI and held in the Londsdale Building at the University of Limerick on the
22-24th of August 2007. Details can be found on the symposium, scientific Programme, and information pages.
Invited speakers included:
Dr. Andy Brown, Institute for Materials Research, University of Leeds, UK.
"TEM and STEM Studies of the Atomic Structure and Chemistry of Ferritin Mineral Cores: an example of nanoparticle characterisation."
Dr. Marek Cyrklaff, Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany. "Cryo-Electron Tomography of Intact Cells."
Prof. Shohei Nakahara, Materials & Surface Science Institute, University of Limerick. "Image simulation in TEM – Historical perspective."
Dr. George Posthuma, University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands.
"The Tokuyasu Technique and Beyond."
Dr. Juan J Perez-Camacho, Intel Ireland Analytical Labs, Leixlip.
"Microscopy for State of the Art Integrated Circuits manufacturing."
Dr Michael Reid, Stokes Institute, University of Limerick.
"Microscopical analysis of prolonged exposure of copper to mixed flowing gas."
Dr Jeremy Robinson, Materials & Surface Science Institute, University of Limerick. "The contribution of TEM to the development of aluminium alloys for aerospace."
The meeting was a great success with approximately 90 attendees, 28 oral, and 20 poster presentations. The industry attendance was again large with 14 trade stands. The following prizes were awarded:
Struers Micrograph Competition, sponsored by Struers:
|Lizhe Wang, Research Officer, Teagasc, Moorepark Research centre, Fermoy, Cork.
Lizhe, is pictured (right) with Gerry Brennan, the president of MSI.
Her prize was a Nikon Coolpix camera.
Hitachi TM-1000 Tabletop Microscope,
Photo Competition: TBA.
Jeol SEM micrograph competition: TBA. Student prizes 2007:
Best Oral Presentation:Robert Lynch, Dept. of Physics, University of Limerick: TEM and SEM Investigation of Nanoporous Domains in n-InP Anodized in KOH.
Best Poster Presentations: Ryan Enright, Stokes Institute, University of Limerick: Confocal microscopy of superhydrophobic surfaces in microchannel flow. Claire Ryan, Stokes Institute, University of Limerick: Failures in SnAgCu solder joints due to impact testing. Aniket Abhyantar, Teagasc, Moorepark Research centre, Fermoy, Cork.
Each student received a prize of €250.
The meeting was organised by Dr. David Tanner and his team at the University of Limerick.
Phone: +353 61 234130,
Fax: +353 61 202913,
The organising committee included:
Dr. David Tanner, Dept. of Manufacturing & Operations Engineering And Materials and
Surface Science Institute, University of Limerick.
Dr. Edmond Magner, Materials and Surface Science Institute, University of Limerick.
Dr. Michael Reid, Stokes Research Institute, University of Limerick.
Dr. Wynette Redington, Materials and Surface Science Institute, University of Limerick.
Dr. Gordon Armstrong, Materials and Surface Science Institute, University of Limerick.
Joan O’Riordan, Materials and Surface Science Institute, University of Limerick.
The 2006 symposium was a resounding success with ~50 submitted
abstracts and nearly 100 attendees and 14 trade exhibitors. Student prizes 2006: Best Oral Presentations:
Shane Bergin, TCD, Ireland: Bundle
dissociation of single-walled carbon nanotubes in amide solvents. Alexander Gansen, German Cancer Research
Center, Dept. of Biophysics of Macromolecules, Heidelberg, Germany: Chromatin
dynamics on the single nucleosome level analysed with single pair FRETspectroscopy.
Best Poster Presentations: Holger Stephan, Dept. of Biochemistry,
NUI-Galway: Analysis of human replication protein a (hrpa) in the cell
cycle and after DNA-damage.Abbasi Gandhi, Material and Surface Science
Institute (MSSI) and Department of Physics, University of Limerick:
Dynamic manetization reversal using magneto optical kerr effect microscopy.
Each student received a prize of €250.