Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View our profile on LinkedIn  View on Instagram   
Looking for a specific section? Find it quick with these links below!

M&M 2021 News

Access to the online platform is still available!

Registration is open until September 1 and the Virtual Meeting Platform
content, including the Life Science and Physical Science plenaries, are available to watch on-demand until September 7!

Not registered? Follow this link to register for access! 

Association News
MSA News Header

Submit your nominations for the MSA Class of 2022 Fellows
The designation "MSA Fellow" is intended to recognize those who have been conferred the Society's Distinguished Scientist Awards, as well as senior distinguished members of the Society who have been a member of the Society for at least 10 years and have made significant contributions to the advancement of the field of microscopy and microanalysis through a combination of scientific achievement and service to the scientific community and the Society itself. Learn more and submit your nomination by September 30, 2021.

Nominations are being accepted for the MSA Society Awards
This is an opportunity to participate in your Society's activities and to participate in honoring deserving individuals. All nominations are submitted entirely through an online form: filling-in the basic nominee information and uploading the required supporting documents. For more information on these awards and the nomination process, click here. The deadline to submit a nomination is October 31, 2021.

Submit an Article to Microscopy Today
The Editors of Microscopy Today (MTO) encourage and greatly appreciate submission of articles from microscope users as well as microscope manufacturers and suppliers. Of particular interest are summaries of in-depth articles published in peer reviewed journals and articles that describe new equipment and applications. Microscopy Today is open access and there are no charges for publishing in MTO. All articles are available free to our subscription list of over 18,000 microscopists and through our collaboration with Cambridge University Press over 8,000 libraries worldwide. For further information email the Editor-in-Chief at [email protected] or visit

Congratulations to the following award winners who were recognized during M&M 2021 Virtual!

Science News
Like us on FacebookThe MSA Facebook page regularly posts science news for you

Under the Microscope: Dr. Jason McLellan
For nearly a year and a half, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has plagued our lives. As microscopists, many of us have probably wondered-and Googled-what this tiny yet vicious respiratory virus looks like. Thanks to research by Dr. Jason McLellan, a faculty member in the Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Texas and a Biological Science Plenary speaker at the upcoming virtual M&M conference, we have a detailed understanding. Read more.

Electron microscopy in the age of automation
At PNNL, materials scientist Steven R. Spurgeon and his colleagues are working to reimagine the discovery and design of new material and chemical systems by applying state-of-the-art computing and data analytics to instrumentation. Read more.
MSA Student Council News

StC Appointed Position Applications Are Open!
The Call for Applications for the Appointed Positions (Program Chair, Communications Chair, Regional Liaison Chair, PMCx60 Co-chairs, and Regional Liaisons) will remain open until all positions are filled. There are only a few roles left, so please contact [email protected] for updated information on which positions are not yet filled!
The application and role descriptions can be accessed on the MSA Student Council website, Responsibilities page. If you are interested in getting involved but aren't sure if you're ready for a full position, keep an eye on our communications for information about committees!

Call for Applications
Application for Appointed Positions

Thanks for joining us at M&M!


Our interactions may have been virtual again this year, but we still were able to engage with the science of the microscopy community and network with scientists and technologists from around the world. Thank you for experiencing M&M with us! 


If you attended the PMCx60 and have not yet provided your feedback, please fill out this form. We greatly value your opinions and ideas for improvement, and are continuously re-evaluating our program based on your assessments. 


Congratulations to the MSA Student Council Executive Council 2021-2022

Local Affiliated Societies
Local Affiliated Societies News
by Ru-ching Hsia, LAS Director

I hope everyone enjoyed the M&M virtual meeting. I regret we were not able to have our regular in-person breakfast meeting during M&M this year, but we will have a virtual LAS business meeting coming up on September 9th. Please see the information below.
LAS Business Meetings
The next LAS business meeting will be held on September 9, 2 to 3 PM EDT (please note the time change due to schedule conflict). SouthEastern Microscopy Society (SEMS) and Chesapeake Microscopy & Microanalysis Society (CMMS) will share their experiences on how they organize their local meetings and newsletters. Officers and Members of LAS are welcome to attend the meeting. Different LAS will be featured in each meeting and present their activities and events. We will also share ideas and tips for running local societies and events during the meeting. LAS are encouraged to work with regional liaisons from the MSA Student Council (StC), local colleges, and other regional scientific or teachers' societies, etc. 

Regional LAS Activities
Find out more about your local microscopy society and their activities in the LAS community page at
LAS Programs

MSA provides LAS support with Tour Speakers, Grants-in-Aid and Special Meeting grants. Details can be found at
If you are interested to start an Affiliated Society in your region or have any questions and concerns, please feel free to contact me at [email protected].
Enjoy the rest of the summer and be safe.
Focused Interest Groups

Please join us at the last series of "BioEM Talks" this coming Friday, August 20th from 10:00 AM to 1 PM EDT (2 to 5 PM GMT). "BioEM Talks "is a series of four virtual mini-conferences hosted by Biomedical Microscopy Focused Interest Group (DBM-FIG) and open to all to attend. Each session in the series includes live presentations by three invited speakers, Live chat and vendor exhibit booths in the Gather Town virtual space. If you missed the previous three sessions, you can still register at and attend the last session. More information about the meeting can be found at the DBM-FIG website (

Contact the chair of the organizing committee, Dr. Ru-ching Hsia ([email protected]) for any inquiries. 
Include your position on the next Jobs E-Newsletter!
Learn More ยป
Discover hundreds of exciting professional opportunities available on Microscopy Society of America Career Center
Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View our profile on LinkedIn  View on Instagram