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M&M 2023

M&M 2023 Call for Submissions deadline has been extended to Tuesday, February 21, 2023!

Housing Site and Registration for M&M 2023 will open March 7, 2023.

Visit the M&M 2023 Meeting website for more information. We hope to see you in Minneapolis!

Association News

Renew your MSA membership for 2023!

Keep your membership active to maintain access to exclusive member benefits including peer networking, discounts on educational materials, savings on the annual Microscopy & Microanalysis conference, participation in Society activities, and so much more. Log in to the member portal and renew today!

Publications News

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Submit an Article to Microscopy Today

The Editors of Microscopy Today (MTO) encourage and greatly appreciate the submission of articles from microscope users, 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 Oxford University Press over 8,000 libraries worldwide. For further information email the Editor-in-Chief at Bob.Price@uscmed.sc.edu or visit https://academic.oup.com/mt.

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2023 Micrograph Competition

The deadline to submit for the 2023 Micrograph Competition is coming up on March 15, 2023. You may submit any micrograph to the open category; however, your chances are greater for published micrographs and video micrographs since these categories have smaller numbers of entries. After scientific relevance is established, our judges will be seeking striking images that stand on their own without knowledge of the subject or the type of microscopy.


There are 3 Micrograph categories:

  1. Published in previous year
  2. Open for any micrograph
  3. Video clips including animations of 3D reconstructions.

Entry is free of charge.


Microscopy Today | Innovation Awards

Each year Microscopy Today presents ten awards to organizations or individuals who have launched or published innovations in microscopy or microanalysis. Winning products and methods are selected based on their usefulness to the microscopy community. The entries most likely to win are those that provide better, faster, easier, or entirely new methods of analysis using a microscope or microanalytical instrument.

Download an entry form here or contact Charles Lyman at charles.lyman@lehigh.edu. The deadline to submit is Tuesday, March 21st.


Technologists’ Forum News

Technologists’ Forum News

The Technologists’ Forum is free to join and provides a community for those who work in the technical areas of microscopy sample preparation and imaging or anyone interested in expanding their skills.

Tech Forum M&M2023 Session Planning

We are excited to announce that the Tech Forum will be working with a few new symposia organizers for the 2023 meeting. Below is our list of sessions being developed. We welcome your suggestions for potential Mega Booth activities/demo ideas. Look for our post next month when we will announce our speaker line up!

  • X30 – Methods in Tissue Clearing and Expansion to Achieve Improved Resolution [Partnering with B04]
  • X31 - New and Developing Technologies in Light Microscopy [Partnering with B06]
  • X32 - 4D STEM Tips and Techniques [Partnering with A04]


Professional Technical Staff Awards (PTSA)

Up to four awards are given annually, based on the quality of a first-authored paper submitted for presentation at the M&M conference. The awards consist of free full registration to the meeting, a copy of the Proceedings and reimbursement up to $600 for travel, lodging and other expenses. Abstracts are judged by the MSA Technologists' Forum Governing Board. Applications are received by selecting the PTSA option when submitting a proceedings paper for the upcoming annual M&M meeting. You are strongly encouraged to check out the award requirements at the TechForum Website!

MSA Student Council News

Registration is now open for the 3rd annual women in microscopy (WiM) conference! Check out the website for more information about the workshop.

Want a free PMCx60 Registration?

Submit to the StC image contest!

The winner's PMC registration fee will be waived and their image will be used as the new background on next year’s StC flyer advertisements.

Submit your image by July 1st.

Diversity Poster Session at M&M 2023


The Lens on Diversity in the Microscopy and Microanalysis Community” Symposium is seeking poster presenters that address any of the following:


  • Work by women and underrepresented minority microscopists
  • Demographics and statistics regarding current M&M community
  • Strategies for fostering a more inclusive community
  • Visions for expanding engagement to build a bigger, better future for the M&M community


Submission deadline has been extended to Tuesday, February 21, 2023


Complete Our Survey:

What skills do you need for career development/advancement?


The Microscopy Society of America (MSA) has established an E-learning Task Force to identify how MSA can develop their online learning space to better serve our members and carry out the organization’s mission. As such, we are collecting information from trainees on what technical skills they may need to develop or advance their career beyond graduate school.


Let us know the types of microscopy techniques or skills you would like to learn: https://forms.gle/zcjPfUAC2UKKfPEQ8

Regional Updates

Region VIII

20th Annual Workshop on FLIM, FRET, and Metabolic Imaging

When: Monday, Mar. 6 - Saturday, Mar. 11, 2023

Where: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Registration: See event link for tuition fees and fellowship opportunities

Event link: https://kcci.virginia.edu/workshop-2023


Region IV

North Atlantic Microscopy Society (NAMS) Meeting

When: Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2023 8:15am-5:30pm

Where: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Registration: Just $5 for students!

Event link: https://namsmicroscopy.com/meeting-registration


Region X

Focus On Microscopy 2023

When: Sunday, Apr. 2 - Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2023 

Where: Porto, Portugal

Registration: Abstracts due Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023

Event link: https://www.focusonmicroscopy.org/


Joint IUMAS8 / FIB SEM / MSC-SMC Annual Meeting

When: Sunday, Jun. 11 - Friday, Jun. 16, 2023

Where: Banff, Canada

Registration: Limited spots, register early!! https://iumas8.wixsite.com/iumas8/registration

Event link: https://iumas8.wixsite.com/iumas8


Region V

Light-Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM) Conference

When: Monday, May 8 - Saturday May 13, 2023

Where: Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

Registration: https://www.mbl.edu/events/conferences/upcoming-conferences-mbl/lsfm-conference/lsfm-registration-and-fees

Event link:



Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy 2023

When: Friday, May 19 - Friday, May 26, 2023

Where: Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, ME

Registration: See event link for tuition fees and scholarship opportunities

Event link: https://mdibl.org/course/quantitative-fluorescence-microscopy-2023/

MSA Resources

Don’t forget to take advantage of all the resources the MSA offers!

Focused Interest Groups

Focused Interest Groups (FIG) are a great place for students to learn from the best! These are made of MSA members who can offer their expertise in a specific discipline. So if you need help troubleshooting your experiments, or want to learn a new microscopy technique, or even want to just network as you start looking for jobs after graduation, join a FIG! MSA student members can join one FIG annually for free! Find a FIG HERE!


Jobs Board

Hundreds of exciting professional opportunities are continuously updated on the MSA jobs site: https://jobs.microscopy.org/

Lots of featured career advice is shared on the MSA jobs site as well:


Student members also receive regular emails with new job postings. Stay connected for updates! 

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MSA Student Council

Our YouTube channel, MSA Student Council, has rich and diverse microscopy resources, including research webinars held by StC, career panels and young scholars offering invaluable insights based on their experiences. Subscribe to our channel to review our diverse events on YouTube 🤩:

●     Advanced Microscopy Characterization Seminar Series

●     Grant Writing Series

●     Microscopy Careers Series: Industry, National Lab, and Academia;

●     Communicating Science Series

(More events are coming soon!)

Local Affiliated Societies

MSA members across the country have established 25 local affiliated societies (LAS). These LAS hold regular meetings, social events and publish newsletters to provide regional networking and outreach opportunities for the local microscopy community. Please join a local society or renew your membership in 2023. Find out more about your local microscopy society and their activities in the LAS community page at http://microscopy.org/communities/local.cfm.


LAS Activities

Texas Society for Microscopy (TSM) will be hosting its 57th annual meeting at UT Dallas (Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center) from March 16th-18th, 2023. For further information visit https://texas.microscopy.org/events/annual-tsm-meeting/


Oklahoma Microscopy Society (OMS) will be hosting its annual spring meeting at Oklahoma State University (Center for Health Sciences) in Tulsa from April 13th-14th, 2023. For further information visit https://okmicroscopy.org/


Microscopy Society of Northeastern Ohio (MSNO) will be hosting its annual May Conference jointly with the Cleveland Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS) at John Carroll University on May 24, 2023. Further information will follow and will be posted on their webpage: http://www.msneo.org/


LAS Quarterly Business Meeting

The next LAS meeting will be held virtually on March 9th, Thursday 1 -2 PM EST. 


We share ideas for event organization, fund raising, and tips on publishing newsletters and boosting membership during these meetings. All are welcome. 


Updating LAS Webpage

If you have new officers taking over the leadership in your society please let me know (Bernd_Zechmann@baylor.edu) so we can update the LAS directory on the MSA webpage.


LAS Programs

MSA provides LAS support with Tour Speakers, Grants-in-Aid, and Special Meeting grants. If you are planning any activities for your LAS, please consider applying for one of these funding sources. Details can be found at http://www.microscopy.org/communities/programs.cfm


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 Bernd_Zechmann@baylor.edu


Bernd Zechmann

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